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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Eight

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, Carson Kressley 

Contestants:
Acid Betty, Bob the Drag Queen, Chi Chi DeVayne, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Dax ExclamationPoint, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi, Laila McQueen, Naomi Smalls, Naysha Lopez, Robbie Turner, Thorgy Thor

Guest judges/special guests:
Bebe Zahara Benet, Tyra Sanchez, Raja, Sharon Needles, Chad Michaels, Jinkx Monsoon, Violet Chachki, Raven, Shannel, Morgan McMichaels, Latrice Royale, Nicole Richie, Mathu Andersen, Lucian Piane, Jamal Sims, Ester Dean, Ab Soto, Faith Evans, Tasha Smith, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Marc Jacobs, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Vivica A. Fox, Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris, Bianca Del Rio, Carol Channing, Margaret Cho, Nancy Grace, Lena Headey

Running time:
41-61 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Twelve queens to compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and $100,000 by competing in an assortment of challenges and runway looks that test their skills in the art of drag.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season One

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Merle Ginsberg, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Akashia, Bebe Zahara Benet, Jade, Nina Flowers, Ongina, Rebecca Glasscock, Shannel, Tammie Brown, Victoria ‘Pork Chop’ Parker

Guest judges/special guests:
Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Bob Mackie, Mike Ruiz, Michelle Williams, Frank Gatson Jr, Howard Bragman, Debra Wilson, Gordon Espinet, Jenny Shimizu, Robin Antin, Lucy Lawless, Charo, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeffrey Moran, Cazwell

Running time:
43 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
9

 

The original nine queens to compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar through an assortment of challenges and runway looks that test their skills in the art of drag.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Seven

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews

Contestants:
Ginger Minj, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jasmine Masters, Kandy Ho, Katya Zamolodchikova, Kennedy Davenport, Max, Miss Fame, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Pearl, Sasha Belle, Tempest DuJour, Trixie Mattel, Violet Chachki

Guest judges/special guests:
Adore Delano, Alaska Thunderfuck, Alyssa Edwards, Alyssa Milano, Ariana Grande, Bianca Del Rio, Candis Cayne, Demi Lovato, Isaac Mizrahi, Jessica Alba, Jinkx Monsoon, John Waters, Jordin Sparks, Jujubee, Kat Dennings, Kathy Griffin, Kym Johnson Herjavec, Latrice Royale, LeAnn Rimes, Lucian Piane, Mel B, Merle Ginsberg, Michael Uri, Moby, Nelsan Ellis, Olivia Newton-John, Our Lady J, Rachael Harris, Raja, Raven, Rebecca Romjin, Santino Rice, Sharon Needles, Tamar Braxton

Running time:
39-61 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
14

 

Fourteen more drag queens compete in a variety of challenges to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $100,000. 

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Hurricane Bianca (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
Matt Kugelman

Starring:
Roy Haylock, Rachel Dratch, Denton Blane Everett, D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce, Willam Belli

Other notable appearances:
RuPaul, Alan Cumming, Alyssa Edwards, Patrick Joslyn, Bianca Leigh

Running time:
84 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Horrible Bosses, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

 

When high school teacher Richard (Haylock) is fired from a Texan school for being gay, he channels his inner storm and creates alter ego Bianca Del Rio. Bianca is hired as Richard’s replacement and exacts her revenge with a little help from her friends and a lot of help from her rolodex of hate.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Six

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Adore Delano, April Carrión, BenDeLaCreme, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Darienne Lake, Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja, Joslyn Fox, Kelly Mantle, Magnolia Crawford, Milk, Trinity K. Bonet, Vivacious

Guest judges/special guests:
Adam Lambert, Alaska Thunderfuck, Bob Mackie, Bruce Vilanch, Chaz Bono, David Burtka, Eve, Georgia Holt, Gillian Jacobs, Heather McDonald, Ian Drew, Jamie Pressly, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Khloé Kardashian, Lainie Kazan, Latrice Royale, Leah Remini, Lena Headey, Linda Blair, Lucian Piane, Manila Luzon, Mike Ruiz, Neil Patrick Harris, Our Lady J, Paula Abdul, Raja, Raven, Shangela, Sharon Needles, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Trina

Running time:
39-61 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
14

 

Fourteen more drag queens compete in a variety of challenges to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $100,000. 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Five

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Honey Mahogany, Ivy Winters, Jade Jolie, Jinkx Monsoon, Lineysha Sparx, Monica Beverly Hillz, Penny Tration, Roxxxy Andrews, Serena ChaCha, Vivienne Pinay

Guest judges/special guests:
Latrice Royale, Sharon Needles, Willam Belli, Camille Grammer, Mike Ruiz, Kristen Johnston, Juliette Lewis, Coco Austin, Paulina Porizkova, Chaz Bono, Travis Wall, Julie Brown, Downtown Julie Brown, La Toya Jackson, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Leslie Jordan, Jeffrey Moran, Nadya Ginsburg, Deven Green, Bruce Vilanch, Aubrey O’Day, Joan Van Ark, Jamie-Lunn Sigler, Maria Conchita Alonso, Wilmer Valderrama, Clinton Kelly, George Kotsiopoulos, Marg Helgenberger, Bob Mackie, Gloria Allred, Candis Cayne, Paula Abdul, Tamar Braxton, The Lady Bunny

Running time:
43-64 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
14

 

Fourteen more drag queens compete in a variety of challenges to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $100,000.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season One

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Tammie Brown, Shannel, Nina Flowers, Jujubee, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Alexis Mateo, Manila Luzon, Mimi Imfurst, Yara Sofia, Chad Michaels, Latrice Royale

Guest judges/special guests:
Rachel Hunter, Ross Matthews, Vicki Lawrence, Busy Philipps, Rachel Dratch, Janice Dickinson, Rosie Perez, Mary Wilson, Kelly Osbourne, Kady Z, Jillian Hervey, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Elvira, Cheri Oteri, Beth Ditto, Marc Malkin

Running time:
22 minutes + 52 minute premiere

Number of episodes:
6

 

The fiercest uncrowned queens from seasons 1-4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race return to compete for their place in RuPaul’s hall of fame.

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