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The World According to RuPaul
The World According to RuPaul
February 27, 2015

Although RuPaul’s Drag Race is abut to launch its seventh season, Ru says she doesn’t think it’ll ever be a truly mainstream proposition.

“I don’t think drag will ever truly be mainstream, because of everything that our culture holds dear. Drag’s whole purpose is to mock society; to call out hypocrisy. It will never been mainstream because people feel very at home with their hypocrisy and their double-standards. Looking back over the history of mankind, it was the shaman, the witchdoctor, who would remind mankind not to take itself too seriously.”

Ru also speaks about the oft-rumoured plans to make a UK version of Drag Race – superfan Jonathan Ross is certainly on board, but nothing’s been locked in as yet.

“It’s really up to the people who put on television shows! It’s not my call. I would love for it to happen,but it’s not something I decide! You can’t explain that to people… But of course, I would love to.”