World of Wonder co-founder and RuPaul’s Drag Race Executive producer, Fenton Bailey spoke on TheWrap’s Emmys Outstanding Reality Competition Panel recently about the success of the show and why WOW staffers refer to the queens as,
“the marines of reality television…
“I think that drag is ultimately universally relatable. It isn’t so much about it being mainstream, because all of us … we can always shock people, outrage people, stimulate people, by what we wear.”
But the Drag Race queens have to do IT ALL!
“They have to sing, they have to dance, they have to sew, they have to design, they have to be able to talk about it. They really have to combine all these different skills that some time is just one show or one aspect of that. They have to do everything.“
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