RuPaul's Drag Race

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race

  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 15 Seasons
  • 8.5  (22,626)

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 15 seasons (275 episodes). The series first aired on February 2, 2009.

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Wigloose: The Rusical!
17. Wigloose: The Rusical!
March 17, 2023
Wigloose: The Rusical!
Grand Finale
16. Grand Finale
April 14, 2023
RuPaul crowns America's Next Drag Superstar in an epic battle for the grand prize of $200,000.
15. ReUnited
April 7, 2023
One week away from the Grand Finale, the queens return to discuss the season's gaggiest moments.
Blame It on the Edit
14. Blame It on the Edit
March 31, 2023
The final queens collab with RuPaul on a remix of his song "Blame It On The Edit," recording their own verses and creating a space-themed music video.
Teacher Makeovers
13. Teacher Makeovers
March 24, 2023
The queens give drag makeovers to hard-working teachers, from kindergarten to high school. Queer pop musician Hayley Kiyoko guest judges.
Two Queens, One Joke
12. Two Queens, One Joke
March 10, 2023
The queens perform stand-up comedy in pairs, but an odd number of queens causes for some drama. Comedian Ali Wong (Ali Wong: Baby Cobra) guest judges.
50/50's Most Gagworthy Stars
11. 50/50's Most Gagworthy Stars
March 3, 2023
The queens get up close and personal with celebrities for TV's sketchiest newsmagazine, 50/50; the runway, category is Night Of 1000 Beyoncés; special guests Charo, Frankie Grande and Love Connie.
The Crystal Ball: Episode 200
10. The Crystal Ball: Episode 200
February 24, 2023
Drag Race celebrates its milestone 200th episode. The queens design outfits featuring the 15 year anniversary gift: crystal. Julia Garner (Inventing Anna; Ozark) guest judges.
LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown
9. LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown
February 17, 2023
Strategy and alliances emerge as the queens face off in a series of lip syncs, all leading to a final sudden death elimination round.
The Daytona Wind 2
8. The Daytona Wind 2
February 10, 2023
The queens exchange flatulence for canned laughter, as the melodramatic acting challenge returns in sitcom form. Actor Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) guest judges.
Old Friends Gold
7. Old Friends Gold
February 3, 2023
The queens fast forward 50 years to perform in old lady girl groups, singing about life, love, and growing old with your besties; actress and comedian Megan Stalter guest judges.
House of Fashion
6. House of Fashion
January 27, 2023
The queens must turn home decor into haute couture; actress Janelle Monae guest judges.
Supersized Snatch Game
5. Supersized Snatch Game
January 20, 2023
Ru serves up a double helping of the celebrity impersonation game show, with the queens playing in two rounds, with two different casts of characters. Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) guest judges.
All Queens Go to Heaven
4. All Queens Go to Heaven
January 13, 2023
In this heavenly acting challenge, the queens must create infomercials for a queer afterlife. Country singer Maren Morris and LQBT activist Ts Madison guest judge.
One Night Only, Part 2
3. One Night Only, Part 2
January 6, 2023
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 Ariana Grande guest judges.
One Night Only, Part 1
2. One Night Only, Part 1
January 6, 2023
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 Ariana Grande guest judges.
December 23, 2022
Start your engines, racers! Willow Pill introduces the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15, premiering FRIDAY JAN 6 on its new home, MTV.
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, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 2, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (22,626)