RuPaul's Drag Race

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race

  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 16 Seasons
  • 8.5  (23,531)

RuPaul's Drag Race is a popular reality competition show that premiered on VH1 in 2009 and has since become a cultural phenomenon. The show features RuPaul, a legendary drag queen and performer, as the host and head judge of a competition that seeks to find America's next drag superstar.

Throughout the course of each season, a group of drag queens from across the United States and sometimes even from other countries come together to compete in a series of challenges and runway walks. The challenges can range from creating a runway look out of unconventional materials to writing and performing a stand-up comedy routine. Each week, the queens are judged on their performances and one or more are sent home until one is ultimately crowned the winner.

One of the unique aspects of the show is the diverse range of drag queens that are featured, from seasoned professionals to newcomers, from small town performers to big city stars. Many of the contestants share stories of hardship and struggle, expressing how drag has helped them find acceptance and a sense of belonging in a world that often judges them for who they are.

In addition to RuPaul, the show features a rotating panel of celebrity judges who offer critiques and feedback to the contestants. Past judges have included musicians such as Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera, actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Whoopi Goldberg, and fashion icons such as Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour.

RuPaul's Drag Race has spawned multiple spin-off series, including RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and RuPaul's Drag Race UK. It has also inspired a number of other cultural products, from makeup lines to music albums, further cementing its status as a pop culture phenomenon.

Overall, RuPaul's Drag Race is a celebration of individuality, creativity, and self-expression. It has become an important platform for the LGBTQ+ community, both in terms of representation and in terms of inspiring a younger generation of queer individuals to embrace their identities and pursue their dreams.

RuPaul's Drag Race is a series that is currently running and has 16 seasons (291 episodes). The series first aired on February 2, 2009.

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Seasons
Grand Finale
16. Grand Finale
April 19, 2024
The top queens face off in an epic evening of performances and lip syncs, as they compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar and a grand prize of $200,000.
LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown - Reunited
15. LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown - Reunited
April 12, 2024
All of the eliminated queens return to battle it out in a LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown, with nine lip syncs, and a cash prize of $50,000 on the line.
Booked & Blessed
14. Booked & Blessed
April 5, 2024
The queens dig deep and write their memoirs, pose for a book cover photo shoot, and are grilled by co-host of Las Culturistas podcast Matt Rogers. Journalist and author Ronan Farrow (Catch and Kill) guest judges.
Drag Race Vegas LIVE! Makeovers
13. Drag Race Vegas LIVE! Makeovers
March 29, 2024
Hunky male dancers from the RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE! show in Las Vegas drop by the werkroom, to be made over into devastating drag queens. Country star Kelsea Ballerini guest judges.
Bathroom Hunties
12. Bathroom Hunties
March 22, 2024
Nature calls! The queens star in the hot new design show "Bathroom Hunties," decorating and showcasing over-the-top powder rooms. Actress Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) guest judges.
Corporate Queens
11. Corporate Queens
March 15, 2024
The queens must devise and present comical Drag Awareness seminars in front of a live audience of bored corporate employees. Actor and comedian Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island) guest judges.
Werq the World
10. Werq the World
March 8, 2024
The queens let their voices be heard in an inspirational political anthem, and exercise their right to shake their groove thing. Choreographer Jamal Sims (Aladdin) guest judges.
See You Next Wednesday
9. See You Next Wednesday
March 1, 2024
Morticia meets Mugler as the queens create a Neo-Goth look from scratch, using only black, white and gray fabric; model and actress Kaia Gerber guest judges.
Snatch Game
8. Snatch Game
February 23, 2024
After the iconic Reading challenge, the queens impersonate celebrities in the classic quick-fire comedy game show. All Stars winner Chad Michaels drops by the werkroom; actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) guest judges.
The Sound of Rusic
7. The Sound of Rusic
February 16, 2024
This season's Rusical is set high in the Swish Alps, as a young queen called Mariah goes in search of a musical outlet for her inner freak; director Adam Shankman guest judges.
Welcome to the Doll House
6. Welcome to the Doll House
February 9, 2024
After a flamenco dance with Spanish sensation Charo, the queens must design their own dolls, based on their drag personas. Superstar stylist Law Roach (Legendary) guest judges.
Girl Groups
5. Girl Groups
February 2, 2024
The queens are tasked with writing and performing their own verses, for RuPaul songs from his new album Black Butta. Swedish synth-pop duo Icona Pop guest judge.
RDR Live!
4. RDR Live!
January 26, 2024
Live from Tuckahoe, it's RDR Live! The queens are challenged to serve up laughs in a hilarious send-up of the iconic sketch comedy show. Actress and three-time SNL host Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The Mother of All Balls
3. The Mother of All Balls
January 19, 2024
The two groups of queens meet for the first time. Tensions rise as queens put their design skills to the test in a pageant of mother-inspired couture, and showcase three mom-themed looks. Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi guest judges.
Queen Choice Awards
2. Queen Choice Awards
January 12, 2024
Part 2 of the epic two part premiere. A new cast of queens, competing to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, must show off their performance skills in a talent show. Superstar singer Becky G guest judges.
Rate-A-Queen
1. Rate-A-Queen
January 5, 2024
A new cast of queens, competing to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, must show off their performance skills in a talent show. Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron guest judges.
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Where to Watch RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch RuPaul's Drag Race on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 2, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (23,531)