RuPaul’s Drag Race is officially everywhere, and we LOVE IT. We have Drag Race UK, Drag Race Canada, Drag Race Down Under, Drag Race España, Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race Holland, *takes deep breath*, Drag Race All Stars, and Drag Race All Stars International. Now its time for you to join the queerest fandom!
RuPaul’s Drag Race is about channeling your inner Charisma-Uniqueness-Nerve-and-Talent and spreading it to the world. It’s about accepting your inner weirdness and knowing your fierceness. We also need to face it—Pride month is around the corner and it is your duty to finally be in the know. A sure-fire way to joining our chosen family is to check out these products ❤
- The Great Book of BADASS WOMEN
First thing is first! Know your HERSTORY. On the mainstage, the Queens pay tribute to the power that is the female essence. We are always inspired by powerful women that have made iconic history by giving a giant middle finger to ‘the man’. Each season RuPaul gives us the legendary Snatch Game episode where the Queens embody iconic figures that have changed pop culture, you’ll be able to toot these great performances by knowing your herstory.
2. The OFFICIAL Shade Button
‘The shade of it all’ – Latrice Royal, ‘I call shade’ – Trinity the Tuck, ‘No T, no shade, no pink lemonade’ – Jasmine Masters. Shade is as much a part of Drag Race as the wigs that queens bring in their suitcases. A shade button is instrumental for being able to highlight these iconic moments as you are watching. What is shade? Let’s let the legendary Dorian Corey explain: shade derives from “reading”, the “real art form of insults.” Shade is a developed form of reading: “Shade is, I don’t tell you you’re ugly. But I don’t have to tell you, because you know you’re ugly. And that’s shade.”
3. Drag Race Coloring Book
You may not have time to watch all of the episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race BUT you will need to have something to preoccupy yourself while you are waiting for new episodes. Our solution? The Drag Race Coloring Book. You’ll be able to revisit the most iconic scenes from Drag Race and color them to your hearts content. You’ll also have fun with the activity pages that the book offers. The only rule…use all the COLORS OF THE RAINBOW.
4. RuPaul Prayer Candle
Each season, you’re going to have a queen that you’ll root for and will pray everyday to win the season and bring home the crown! RuPaul is guaranteed to hear all of those prayers if you light this candy before each episode. Well, you’ll also need to download all of RuPaul’s music that is available on iTunes. You may find this to be an inconvenience but there is nothing better than dancing to ‘Kitty Girl’ , under the glow of a candle. In time, you’ll have a full collection of Drag Queen prayer candles and all will be right in the world.
5. The Diva Rules
Michelle Visage, love her or hate her… well you should really just love her! She is an icon and has been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community before it was cool. Learn more about this legendary judge that has transformed RuPaul’s Drag Race into the iconic show it is today. It truly would not be RuPaul’s drag race without her. Drag Race will teach you a lot about her (like to stay away from the color green) but her book will teach you everything else. ALSO! How can you not read it when it is available on Audible?
6. Iconic Fan
What is better than the sound of Drag Race on your TV? The sound of Drag Race and the sound of a thunderous fan clap! You’re going to want to make sure you stay cool after each queen walks down the runway! It is also best you emphasize any opinions you’re giving to your Good Judys while you watch the newest episodes.
7. Sashay Away/Shantay You Stay
You know you’re going to have watch parties. I know you’re going to have watch parties. The best way to welcome any friends of Drag Race is with a Sashay Away/Shantay You Stay doormat. It is one of the most iconic lines in Drag Race and it closes each episode in tears of joy or tears of actual sadness (still not over Juju Bee’s and Raven’s double shantay… so many tears of joy!)
8. Reading Glasses
Reading is what? FUNDAMENTAL. In the great tradition of Paris is Burning, you’re going to want to have your own pair of reading glasses for the reading mini challenge! Think you’re Queen enough? Have a reading challenge party and let your friends HAVE IT… not really, but like kinda. Just make sure you get first dibs on the glasses because that can make or break how well you do in your mini-challenge.
9. Drag Queen Stickers
A picture is worth a thousand words. A Drag Race Queen’s picture? That’s worth a thousand ‘YASSS QUEEN’. You’re going to want to commemorate the very best of Drag Race on your backpack, locker, car… pretty much anywhere and the best way to do is with stickers, because EVERYONE LOVES STICKERS!
10. 50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World
End the journey where is began! Now that you are familiar all the Drag Terms, all the Queens, all the goops and all the gags, you can truly appreciate how powerful a Drag Queen really is. Drag Queens have changed the world in more ways than one and have paved the way for other members of the LGBTQ+ community. They are not just entertainers; they are EVERYTHING MAMA!