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RuPaul’s Drag Race is recruiting a transgender male drag queen for the first time in season 14

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The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 has been announced – including the show’s first straight transgender queen.

The reality TV series returns to US audiences on VH1 on January 7, 2022, with 14 new queens vying to be named America’s next drag superstar and win a $100,000 prize. dollars (£75,000). It will be broadcast in the UK on WOW Presents Plus.

Among the contestants was Maddy Morphosis, the first man to compete on Drag racing Franchising. Maddy hails from Fayetteville in Arkansas and describes herself as a camp comedy queen.

While male queens whose girlfriends have competed in the show before, such as Drag racing UKScaredy Kat in series one, they don’t identify as straight on the surface.

In recent years, Drag racing worked to diversify the drag queens it featured on the show, after drawing criticism for featuring mostly gay male drag queens while Transgender performers are often cast aside.

Trans male queen Gottmik reached the final of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 last year, while Victoria Scone was cis’s first woman to appear on the show after competing about Drag racing UK series three. All stars 6 was awarded by transgender artist Kylie Sonique Love.

Other queens competing in season 14 are Alyssa Hunter, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, Deja Skye, Jasmine Kennedie, Jorgeous, June Jambalaya, Kerri Colby, Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, Lady Camden, Orion Story, Willow Pill.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/drag-race-straight-maddy-morphosis-b1969061.html RuPaul’s Drag Race is recruiting a transgender male drag queen for the first time in season 14

Emma Bowman

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