@Dazed — “RuPaul’s #DragRace #UK” (@DragRaceUKBBC) Is A Surreal, Campy Culture Clash; #DragRaceUK

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The British iteration, with its niche references, regional accents, and panto humour, is a breath of fresh air for a bloated franchise

There were fears about how the show would embrace a uniquely British character and the distinct flavour of British drag, which has more historical connections to Christmas panto in clapped out British seaside towns than it does to the Harlem ball scene, Vegas casinos, or the glossy pageants that inform American drag culture. If you asked most of the British population, outside the LGBTQ+ community, to name a famous drag queen you’d be just as likely to hear Lily Savage’s name as RuPaul’s and Paul O’Grady, who performed as Savage from the 1980s through to the mid 2000s, and has criticised Drag Race. Dazed/@dragraceukbbc

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