But now it’s not just the US who get to have all the fun, because new Channel 4 show, Drag S.O.S, launches at the end of this month, and follows 5 queens from the Family Gorgeous (performers from the Manchester drag scene) as they travel around the country to make ordinary people from small towns over in drag and feel like the most confident versions of themselves.
27.4k Followers, 2,002 Following, 603 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Lill (@hrhlill) So those participating in the show will also be put through their paces and learn the art of lipsyncing. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? The show has been described by the Telegraph as a "British mix of Queer Eye and RuPaul's Drag Race" and you can see why. RuPaul’s Drag Race has been an enormous global success and helped make drag a known, appreciated and admired artform, also leading it to be launched in the UK. The show’s origins stem back to 2013 and a drag night in Manchester called Cha Cha Boudoir, which invited the general public to adopt their own drag persona and perform for their friends. As a bio queen (a cis female drag performer) TeTe Bangs has never seen gender as an obstacle. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter account. As she told Drag Adventures, Donna is daughter to Cheddar Gorgeous, and they first met when she appeared at Cheddar's Cha Cha Boudoir club night. ‘For us, drag has always had that place of creating a safe space and being a place that a community could come together,’ Cheddar says. "We're all still in contact with them now.". Drag SOS has clearly looked at what makes Drag Race and Queer Eye (Netflix's other hugely successful reality makeover series) popular and tried to bring it to the show, with mixed success. Cheddar is a legend on the Manchester drag scene and is a self-professed “unicorn, alien and idealist”.
Yes, get involved with RuPaul. They’re there, and I guarantee you they’re spectacular.’.
Channel 4’s Drag SOS marks a new kind of drag show without lip sync battles and topless pit crew, yet it’s one which wouldn’t have existed without RuPaul’s breakout phenomenon.
Not the queens themselves – The Family Gorgeous are glorious, almost alien, in their beauty, creativity and fabulousness – but the production level didn’t match their wonder. Prepare for some pretty fantastic – and maybe sometimes hilarious – routines!
"I hope people that feel a little different will maybe see themselves. "I think people always think we are going to be mean or bitchy.
The show needs to find its fabulous, sure. Drag SOS is all about the journey to that discovery, condensed into hour-long instalments of life-affirming journeys. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. She explained her name to Drag Adventures and said that it was created before Donald Trump became US president. The main takeaway they want viewers to have from Drag SOS is an investment into the local UK drag scene, highlighting how queens up and down the country aren’t being recognised for their craft. Can Liquorice Black help student Nico to overcome her body image worries and feel good about herself again? Channel 4 is here with a brand new show ready to broaden everyone's horizons. (L-R) Georgina, Tete, Lill, Anna Phylactic, Cheddar Gorgeous, Liquorice Black, Ashley, Asttina Mandella and Matthew. The show isn’t about the queens, it’s about the people they’re helping, and watching Abby, Nico and Shaun performing Proud by Heather Small to a standing ovation was incredibly heartening.
@annaphylactic1 Instagram. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Aston Joshua, AKA Asttina Mandella, is originally from London but joined the Family Gorgeous in their Manchester family. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. And as fans of RuPaul well know, the skill of lip-syncing is essential for any drag queen.