RuPaul says the “drag fun ended” when he got famous

RuPaul in Netflix show, AJ and The Queen

“When I got famous, that’s when the drag fun ended for me, honestly.

I couldn’t terrorize y’all’s neighborhoods anymore because I became the face of drag!

I’ve always been ambitious and I’ve always liked to look under the hood to see how things actually worked.

So I knew that if I was was going to do drag and make it above 14th Street so to speak, I had to calculate the image.

What I did was I had one part Dolly Parton to two parts Cher, one part David Bowie and a big heaping spoonful of Diana Ross.

Then I took the subversive sexuality out of my persona so Betty and Joe Beercan could invite me into their living room and you know what it worked.” — RuPaul on Late Night With Seth Myers.


Tags: Lifestyle, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Seth Myers, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, In Quotes, Betty, 14th Street, Late Night With Seth Myers, Joe Beercan


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