Back in 2009, there was a premiere for a show that is now mainstream. The first season featured 9 performers who took on numerous challenges, and at the end, they would win the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. That show is Rupaul’s Drag Race.
But many people these days are wondering why the show is so mainstream. What exactly does it have to offer people? Here are you answers!
The Reason Why Rupaul’s Drag Race is Mainstream
Here is the main point here: Rupaul’s Drag Race, like many other shows people love, it is a Reality/Competition TV Show.
What makes it unique from all the rest, is it touches on many different subjects that many do not want to talk about.
For example, during the show, you will hear the queens talking about what it was like for them to grow up, the struggles that they went through. They talk about the truth. Many Reality shows do not have that these days, but Drag Race does.
Another reason why the show is mainstream, obviously, it focuses on drag. Something that makes it a very, very unique show.
How It Has Changed Over The Years To Keep Its Popularity
The show is very popular not just in the USA, but over the world. That is because the queens on the show have the chance to go and visit the different countries that air the show, and have the chance to meet many of the fans.
However, it did not start out that way. In the beginning, it started out with a group of 9 queens, a (not so hot) camera, and a dream. After the season ended, it grew and grew.
The show is also now known for its Viewing Station changes. Season 1-8 (including All Stars 1 & 2) were shown on the LOGO network, and now, it is being viewed on the VH1 Network (the same network that The Rupaul Show was aired on, it also shared All Stars 2). It changed many different nights, and times, but today, it is still growing as a television show.
After 100 Queens (The 100th Queen entered on Season 8), Over 100 Episodes, and over 100 Challenges, this show has hit the mainstream status. Something that started out as a dream, is now a show that many can not go without. And that, is why it is mainstream.
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