Yes henny! Drag Race alum come together to celebrate Black Excellence. The show will star Bebe Zahara Benet, Bob the Drag Queen, Peppermint, Shea Coulee, The Vixen and Monique Heart.
The show will be premiered in New York City on March 5 + 6.
The show’s signature hashtag will be #BlackQueensMatter BECAUSE THEY F*CKING DO! If you are a hardcore fan of RuPaul Drag Race you know there is a huge race issue with the fanbase and possible production.
RuPaul Charles was called out for his lack of diversity on his team at the Emmy’s. Also the All Star Hall of Fame is very white, besides the tainted tie win between Monet X Change + Trinity The Tuck.
In a teaser video for the show, Peppermint says: “Black queens matter because now that we are in a time where people are starting to recognize drag as more than something frivolous.
“As an industry, as an economy, as an enterprise, it’s time for people to realize the value that these black queens — that the Nubian queens — bring and can contribute to the art of drag. There’s a lot of people that are just unaware. So now it’s time to learn and we’re your teachers.”
The Vixen continues, saying: “Black queens are the root of so many things, in fashion, in music, in style, in our culture. And I think black queens don’t get enough credit for how influential and how special we are to the world.”
Bob adds: “Black queens, no matter how popular you are or how well you did in the show, sometimes you don’t receive the same love or the same adulation that white queens get.”
Tickets are still available for the show, and can be purchasedhere.