RuPaul has spent the past year shooting a new Netflix show and three upcoming seasons of Drag Race but that massive Emmy nom haul is for his longtime crew.
Despite an already legendary three-decade career in the public eye, it’s hard to imagine a 12-month period as busy as the last year has been for RuPaul Charles. Last September, not only did Charles take his third-straight Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Host, but “RuPaul’s Drag Race” broke through to take the Outstanding Reality-Competition Series honor. And that just kicked off what for anyone would be considered an insanely busy schedule.
In the fall, Charles began filming “AJ and the Queen,” a new hour-long narrative series on Netflix created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King that should begin streaming early next year. The gay icon then headed to London where he hosted and produced the inaugural season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” which will air on BBC Three this fall and, hopefully, VH1 stateside. This all occurred all while “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 4 and, the mothership, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 11 aired on VH1 in the U.S. and simultaneously on other networks worldwide.