A few weeks ago, Netflix sneaked a new series of Ru Paul’s All Stars Drag Race onto the streaming service with no build-up or trailers! Excited? Duh!
All Stars is a spin-off of Drag Race that brings back queens from previous seasons and gives them another shot at winning the precious crown.
It differs from the regular series because instead of Ru making the call on who gets sent home each week, it’s up to the queens. Sound shady? You best believe it is!
This is the sixth series of All Stars and already, things are shaking up, as Ru teases that this season’s contest is a game within a game. With seven queens having ‘left’ already, we’re dying to know where they’ve gone if the competition isn’t over for them. In fact, the anticipation’s eating away at us so much that we thought we ought to bring you an All Stars blog and introduce you to the season if you’re not already watching.
Who’s on this series?
All Stars Season 6 brings back some long-lost – but never forgotten – queens from Drag Race including Kylie Sonique Love and Pandora Boxx (Season 2), Yara Sofia (Season 3), Jiggly Caliente (Season 4), Serena ChaCha (Season 5) and Trinity K. Bonet (Season 6). Kylie and Jiggly have both come out as transgender women since their first appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and it makes the show more inclusive, positive and welcoming than ever.
We also see the return of four queens from Season 11, including Ra’Jah O’Hara, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Scarlet Envy and finalist, A’Keria C. Davenport.
Ginger Minj (Season 7), Eureka! (Seasons 9 and 10) and Jan – straight out of Season 12 - also feature.
There may be some favourites for you amongst those names, but we’re already at episode seven and things aren’t all as predicted. What do we mean by that? Well, get ready for spoilers!
Competition is tight on this season of All Stars. The most recent to leave was Jan and before that, A’keria who has been in the bottom a few times; including in episode 4 when she sent Yara Sofia sashaying away. Yara was top four in Season 3 and a competitor in the first season of All Stars. You’d think that extra practice would have put her in good stead, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. Although, she did win the major challenge in week one and her departure is shocking. We don’t know what this means yet with this season’s twist. Though in the bottom a few times on this series of All Stars, A’keria was a finalist in her season: not what we were expecting from the stronger queens.
Also leaving the competition already (or not) are Serena, Silky, Scarlett and fan-favourite, Jiggly Caliente. We can’t wait to see what Ru has in store for them.
And our favourites to win? Trinity and Ra’Jah! But hold that thought… it all could change!
All Stars, Season 6, Episode 8 will premiere on Netflix on 5th August.
Seasons 4 and 5 are also available to watch on Netflix.