“Drag has always been a sampling of everything in pop culture,” says RuPaul. “That’s what drag is all about. We obviously have carte blanche to take a bit of this and bit of that. If you look at my stage persona there’s one part Dolly Parton, two parts Cher, three parts Diane Ross, so on and so forth. That’s why it has a little bit of everything. It becomes it’s own unique monster based on all of these elements….
“This television show is all about showing who you are. And I am not talking about showing who you are as a drag queen but drag has always been about helping our culture understand and not taking ourselves so seriously. You are not your religion or gender or the color of your skin. You are much more than that. If you marginalize yourself then you are missing the point. That’s what all of this is about and that’s why this is a great time for a show like this.”