The Drag Drop: “All Stars,” “Being Bebe,” and “DRAG: The Musical”

A weekly roundup of the latest news from the fierce world of drag.

The biggest thing happening this week in drag is the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, the long-rumored, highly anticipated “all winners” season. Premiering May 20 on Paramount+ with two all-new episodes, eight former winners will compete in the ultimate competition to be crowned “Queen of All Queens” — along with a $200,000 prize!

WATCH: The first 15 minutes of the All Stars Season 7 premiere


But wait, there’s more: In addition to the actual episodes, there will be plenty of bonus queen content to keep even the biggest Drag Race fan busy.

LISTEN: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast

Drag Race queens have been killing it at the podcast game for years, with shows like Race Chasers, Sibling Rivalry, and The Bald and the Beautiful just among some of the titles hosted by former contestants. Now there’s another one to add to your queue: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast. Debuting May 23, Squirrel Friends will be hosted by actors and comedians Alec Mapa and Loni Love, who are not only Drag Race superfans, but have also joined Ru and Michelle Visage behind the judges table a number of times. Mapa and Love will not only kiki about the latest episode, but they will also talk with contestants and Drag Race superstars about the new season.

WATCH: The Battle of Mount RuCropolis


A new animated short written by Matt Rogers (Fire Island, I Love That For You) and narrated by comedian Matteo Lane, The Battle of Mount RuCropolis tells the origin story of the eight goddesses who are competing to be the “Queen of All Queens” on this season of Drag Race All Stars. If you love Disney’s Hercules — or Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite era — then this is the drag toon for you.

WATCH: Being Bebe documentary teaser


Get ready to see a new side of Marshall Ngwa (a.k.a. BeBe Zahara Benet), the first-ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, in the new documentary, Being Bebe. The film follows Bebe as she goes from local Minneapolis queen to taking home the Drag Race crown and becoming one of the most revered queens in the drag world. Being Bebe had its world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and is now making its video on demand debut on June 7, followed by its U.S. premiere, June 21 on Fuse.

LISTEN: DRAG: The Musical

The studio recording of DRAG: The Musical is a hit, cracking the iTunes’ Top 10 Soundtrack Albums chart this past week. DRAG: The Musical was conceived by Drag Race All Stars Season 2 winner Alaska along with her longtime musical collaborators, Tomas Costanza and Ashley Gordon. The new musical “tells the story of two rival drag bars that go head-to-head for survival amidst financial troubles.” While DRAG: The Musical is only an album for now, live workshops of the soundtrack will be performed on June 10 at June 11 at The Bourbon Room in L.A. starring cast members Alaska, Lagoona Bloo, Monet X Change, and Nick Adams.

WATCH: Jiggly Caliente joins Drag Race Phillippines


Not only can you call her Jiggly, but you can also now call her Judge Jiggly. At this past weekend’s DragCon it was announced that Drag Race icon Jiggly Caliente would be joining the judges’ panel for Drag Race Phillippines, and from the looks of the series preview, she will be serving it with the soundbites.

WATCH: Peaches Christ is All About Evil


World-renowned drag queen Peaches Christ (a.k.a. Joshua Grannell) is most famous for her original live shows recreating classic movies like Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, but now Peaches’ own long lost cult movie has finally been found. Peaches’ 2010 horror indie, All About Evil, is being resurrected on a special edition Blu-ray, along with special “4-D” screenings, and a streaming debut on Shudder. The low-budget love letter to horror stars Natasha Lyonne, Cassandra Peterson, Thomas Dekker, and Mink Stole. The All About Evil Blu-ray hits store shelves on June 10 with the movie debuting June 13 on Shudder.

WATCH: Trixie Motel official trailer


Hope you like pink! Get ready to check into the Trixie Motel in a new trailer for the skinny legend’s upcoming renovation series, premiering June 3 on Discovery+.

LOOK: A roundup of the most sickening looks from RuPaul’s DragCon L.A. 2022

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