Is “SPOILER ALERT” needed when it’s unsubstantiated speculation?
It’s quite common these days for RuPaul’s Drag Race fans to go on hyper drive to figure out who gets on the show. Be it the regular season of RuPaul’s Drag Race or the spin-off show, All Stars. Spoilers doesn’t bother me as much as it used to, perhaps it’s either because I’m getting disensitized or knowledge that the show isn’t really very organic (in that storylines are pre-determined) or it’s really about what transpires in the actual airing of the episode… the journey, if you will.
Back in early June, we speculated about who will get cast on the fifth iteration of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars based on one simple criteria: PR — she who gets the most PR by said production company is likely a cast of an upcoming gig produced by said company.
In tightly guarded productions, such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, protected by iron-clad contracts, the only logical explanation to production “leaks” is that it’s a controlled press release intended to generate hype prior to the show’s air date. I have no problem with since it does gets the blood rushing. With the upcoming season of All Stars, die hard fans were out scavenging for clues, naturally. Like this Instagram user for example, who claims to know who the cast are and their elimination order. I’m not fazed by it, and frankly, I don’t feel anything. I do welcome the tidbit because it includes some of our anticipated cast.
1. Derrick Barry
3. Mariah Paris Balenciaga
4. Mayhem Miller
5. India Ferrah
6. Alexis Mateo
7. Blair. St. Clair
8. Shea Couleé
10. Miss Cracker
Whether this is accurate or not, it’s good news.