On the heels of RuPaul’s first-ever Emmy nomination as host, Logo has renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race for a ninth season.
The popular reality show pits drag queens against each other in a variety of tasks. During season 8, the show reached its 100th contestant and 100th episode.
The show celebrates drag culture in all its forms, and draws heavily on the language and traditions showcased in Paris Is Burning which documented the New York ballroom scene of the 1980s.
While using the traditional format of a reality contest, the show explores a range of issues that are familiar to the LGBTI community and delivers a strong message of self-belief and empowerment.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has become an important platform in helping drag queens to build their brand and their careers and further cemented RuPaul as a drag icon.
Meanwhile, the spinoff RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race will return for a second season on 25 August.
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