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"RuPaul’s Drag Race" Renewed For 5th Season After Record-Setting Current Season

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 12, 2012 1:10 PM
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I haven't watched a single episode of this, but I'm sure some of our readers are fans, and they'll be glad to know that the Logo network has renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race, for a 5th season!

Given how much discussion "black-man-in-drag" has seen on this blog, for better or for worse, RuPaul's name has rarely ever come up! He/she is practically a legend - arguably just as much a household name as MadeaAlthough, the target audiences for each character differs - one with a strong fan base within the gay community, irrespective of race; the other attracting mostly black women Christian conservative types.

Also worth noting: RuPaul is an out gay man; there've been rumors about the other fella.

I do wonder what the perception is of RuPaul amongst black gay men, given his stature and his history-making show - specifically, its premiere this season was the most watched series premiere in Logo’s history, with nearly one million viewers!

Auditions are said to be under way for a season 5 premiere in early 2013.

For those who've never watched an episode of this obviously popular series, watch the video below as CNN goes "behind the glam" of RuPaul's Drag Race

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  • B | April 12, 2012 11:49 PMReply

    As a queer black woman, I have mixed feelings about LOGO. I was pissed (with a capital P) when they did away with Noah's Arc after only two seasons. It was racist bullshit, plain and simple. I like RuPaul. But like Bayard, I'm not surprised they kept RuPaul, for the very reasons that Bayard mentioned. Smh. God knows, we'll never see a black lesbian show on LOGO. Although, so far we have "Between Women," a black lesbian/bi girl web series out of Atlanta, so until LOGO does better on diversity I won't be bothering to watch anything on LOGO other than RuPaul's show.

  • Bayard | April 12, 2012 2:22 PMReply

    Don't tell Sergio!
    It's not surprising that LOGO did away with Noah's Arc and kept Ru. Femininity is a liability even in the gay community, so naturally they'd let a black man represent it (and his ethnicity) more prominently than anyone else will be allowed to. But the network is going to leave most gay programming behind eventually, and he'll be the biggest draw of either persuasion.

  • Jmac | April 12, 2012 2:00 PMReply

    Watch LOGO a lot but his show is one I avoid due to the commercials. No interest in seeing grown men act like PMSing 12 year old girls at a junior miss beauty pageant. Also insulting to see what gay men think women (should) look and act like.

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