We pity the poor drag queens who were on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. They really got the short end of the shtick.
Way back when the Logo show premiered, the cash prize was a sad, sad $20,000. Gays can go on Fear Factor and drink stink-bug-and-dead-fly cappuccino for a chance to walk away with more cash than that.
But now, the divas are finally getting their payday.
The fourth season kicks off tonight and the cash prize is a pearl-clutching $100,000. Now that’s a prize worth fighting for in high heels and a wig.
The cast this season is also going to be one catty bunch if the first episode is any indication. And would we want it any other way? Nice drag queens are scary. They’re the ones that suffocate you in your sleep.
Among the competitors this time are a convicted felon, a freaky goth queen, and a teeny tiny one clocking in at a diminutive five-feet tall. There are also so many plus-size performers that we have to wonder if RuPaul’s Drag Purge could be the next spin-off competition.
As fans of just about every reality competition on TV (except for America’s Next Great Animal Hoarder), we’re thrilled that RuPaul’s Drag Race continues to get bigger, better and bitchier.
And that 100 grand? Damn, that’s a lot of one-dollar tips in the real world.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Premieres Tonight, Mondays at 9/8c