Better buy some new earmuffs, kitty girls because RuPaul’s Drag Race is headed to the Sundance Film Festival.
The festival will host RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon, an event celebrating ten seasons—plus two All Stars installments—of the popular Emmy-winning reality series.
The glamazon himself, RuPaul, will be on hand to host the panel along with Drag Race executive producers Randy Barbato Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, and Pamela Post, SVP original programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo.
Not only will Ru be in Park City for an event looking back at a decade of Drag Race, but he will also be the sole juror for Sundance’s inaugural NEXT Innovator Award.
“Now more than ever, we need to clear a path for new voices to share their truth,” RuPaul said in a statement. “From RuPaul’s Drag Race to Sundance, it’s an honor for me to support the next generation of forward-thinking storytellers and to be part of the inaugural NEXT Innovator Award.”
Ru will present the award to his favorite film in the NEXT Innovator category which “which showcases pure, bold works distinguished by innovative, forward-thinking approaches to storytelling.”
The Sundance Film Festival runs from January 18-28 in Park City, Utah. Yesterday it was revealed that the third season of Drag Race All Stars would premiere January 25 on VH1, during the same week the festival is held.
This isn’t the first time Ru has attended Sundance. He was there with Tammy Faye Bakker in 2000 for the documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which he narrated.
Better book your tickets to Park City, squirrel friends!
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 premieres Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c on VH1.