RuPaul turns back time for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season’
If you were late to the party and missed the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race fear not. RuPaul has given you an opportunity to see the fierce queens who busted down the doors to the runway with RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season. Why was it lost? Seems the first season never made it to DVD, so unless you recorded off your DVR, season one was on the down low until now.
Season one introduced us to some amazing queens. Shannel, then 29 gave us Vegas show girl glamour and flaunted her assets. Ongina had the energy and the sweetness of a hummingbird. Nina Flowers brought some real art to her drag look and commanded our attention. Tammie Brown was the throw back vintage queen who defined “quirky”. BeBe Zahara Benet just had a royal air when she strutted the runway. “Camaroooon!” Rebecca Glasscock was the fishiest of the group, but serving fish was not all the judges were looking for. Jade, Akashia, and Victoria “Porkchop” Parker all made their TV debut on this show as well.
Yes, this was long before they had the “Interior Illusions Lounge”, but there was still plenty of shade being thrown on season one. This Ruvealed re-airing has even Ru sharing some behind the scenes T throughout the show. “Why do they all have purses? That is just so odd.” Ru also makes fun of the way the show was filmed. When Ru is on the screen she is lit up like a blowtorch and the blown-out lighting has her showing up as all teeth and eyes. She has turned the lights down a little since then, but she still enjoys her 100,000-watt “White Diamonds” lens.
Revisiting the first season is not only a bonus for those who picked up later in the show’s run, but a real treats for all the die-hard fans. We get to see how Nina Flowers wowed them with her “Drag On A Dime” ensemble, and was the “the first winner ever, and in trousers”. Nina may have won the first competition hands down, but season one had some serious competitors.
This journey down memory lane is one worth traveling, even in six-inch heels! Catch RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Mondays on Logo and watch the first episode here.