Review: RuPaul's Drag Race : Pop Culture Happy Hour RuPaul's Drag Race began in 2009 as a raggedy spoof of reality competition shows, with hilariously low-rent production values on Logo. After 13 seasons and a move to VH1, it has transformed and distilled the once-underground and defiantly transgressive culture of drag into a formula perfectly suited to mainstream viewing.

The Evolution Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

The Evolution Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

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Michelle Visage, RuPaul and Ross Mathews in Season 9, Episode 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Logo hide caption

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Michelle Visage, RuPaul and Ross Mathews in Season 9, Episode 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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RuPaul's Drag Race began in 2009 as a raggedy spoof of reality competition shows, with hilariously low-rent production values on Logo. After 13 seasons and a move to VH1, it has transformed and distilled the once-underground and defiantly transgressive culture of drag into a formula perfectly suited to mainstream viewing.

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The audio was produced by Candice Lim and edited by Jessica Reedy.