Monday, RuPaul (the talk show) premiered for a three week run in seven markets nationwide. The show’s set is modeled on the living room of his own LA home to create an atmosphere that encourages conversations that are both playful, funny and emotionally candid.
“I’m naturally inquisitive about people: where they’re from, what makes them tick and what makes them get out of bed in the morning, especially with all the mishegoss going on out there. My whole goal in life, whether there’s a camera or not, is to fall in love with the person I’m talking to. It’s about finding our common humanity, which isn’t very hard to do.
My 36 years in show business has taught me to look for value in places others may not have; to see the sweetness and kindness (in outsiders),” RuPaul says. “Drag has always been thought of as subversive throughout the ages, but I’ve been able to take something that society has thought of as subversive and turn it into something that 8-year-olds love. That is a huge part of not only my success, but what I could bring to this format that other people haven’t.”
I’ve been the top bitch in the game for 25 years, baby. I’ve always been ambitious and had a fantastic work ethic, so I can do it all. Now, I don’t have a social life, but you gotta sacrifice some things, and a social life is highly overrated. All my friends are on camera.”
“RuPaul” airs June 10-28 on the following stations (local times):
New York: WNYW FOX 5 at 7 p.m. and WWOR My9 at 5 p.m.
Los Angeles: KTTV FOX 11 at 6 p.m. and KCOP My13 at 8 p.m.
San Francisco: KTVU FOX 2 at 2 p.m. & KTVU Plus 13 at 3 p.m.
Houston: KRIV FOX 26 at 3 p.m.
Phoenix: KSAZ FOX 10 at 2 p.m.
Minneapolis: WFTC My9 Plus at 8 p.m.
Charlotte: WJZY FOX 46 at 10 a.m.
Here’s the premiere episode, available on YouTube.
(Photo, Fox/ Warner Bros; via USA Today)