[identity profile] keeper-of-stars.livejournal.com
I'm not sure how many of you are watching The X-Files, but you might want to tune in tonight because our very own Shangela will be guest starring.

For those of you who don't watch (and those who do), the episode was written by Darin Morgan who is known for writing some of the very best and funniest TXF episodes. This promises to be a very fun episode.



I am beyond happy about about this! I've been an TXF fan since way back in the day. The second I heard Shangela's voice in the promo I just knew it was her. It's pretty great to see a Drag Race alum make it onto such a high profile series like this.
[identity profile] keeper-of-stars.livejournal.com
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Looks like we're finally going to get some information about the new season of Drag Race! This little teaser was posted to the Drag Race twitter account and according to this article, the new cast will revealed at the New Now Next Honors.

This is the latest the cast reveal has ever been. Makes me wonder when the season will actually start. March? I don't know about you, but I've always enjoyed having Drag Race in the winter. It helped warm up those cold nights.


P.S. We officially have a season 8 tag now. :)
[identity profile] keeper-of-stars.livejournal.com
Not to beat a dead horse, but Bianca tweeted a very interesting interview with Lady Bunny in which she talks about the "she-male/she-mail" controversy. (And yes, Bianca does get a tiny mention in it.)
[identity profile] anaraqueen.livejournal.com
Over the past several weeks, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" landed itself in hot water over the use of terms some activists claimed were transphobic or disrespectful to transgender people.

During a mini-challenge on the show titled "Female or She-male," contestants were asked to identify whether a photo showed a cisgender (non trans) woman or a former "Drag Race" contestant after viewing a cropped portion of the photo. Some transgender people claimed that the segment was transphobic, as "she-male" is considered by many to be a violent word used against trans bodies and lives.

Following an initial statement regarding the use of the word posted after the segment aired, "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Logo TV are now making a huge change to their programming in order to address the allegations of transphobia.

A new statement sent to The Huffington Post by Logo reads:

We wanted to thank the community for sharing their concerns around a recent segment and the use of the term 'she-mail' on Drag Race.

Logo has pulled the episode from all of our platforms and that challenge will not appear again.

Furthermore, we are removing the 'You've got she-mail' intro from new episodes of the series.

We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post reached out to two former contestants on the show that later came out as transgender to seek their perspective surrounding the controversy. Transgender model Carmen Carrera responded with a statement she made on her Facebook, claiming, "Drag Race should be a little smarter about the terms they use and comprehend the fight for respect trans people are facing every minute of today. They should use their platform to educate their viewers truthfully on all facets of drag performance art."

Transgender former contestant Monica Beverly Hillz also told The Huffington Post that she found the use of the term "not cute at all" and that "people don't understand the daily struggle it is to be a transgender woman."
(source)
[identity profile] entj.livejournal.com
I don't know about you, but good recaps help get me through the week until the next episode. Y'all already know about Pandora's Drag Center recaps, so I thought I'd share a few others: Enjoy, and please, if you know of some I haven't mentioned, do share them in the comments!
[identity profile] keeper-of-stars.livejournal.com
Recently Sahron was confronted by some activists for her word/art choices and... it's not very pretty. I found this posted on ONTD, but didn't see a link for the original article. You can read more here.

Thoughts?
[identity profile] keeper-of-stars.livejournal.com
Here's an interesting article/video about Carmen, where she comes out as transgendered. It's part of that "What Would You Do" show.
[identity profile] myswtghst.livejournal.com
Per the almighty Facebook, All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race is a go, and voting is open for the fans to choose one queen to compete. (The rest of the cast to be announced at a later date.) So far Pandora Boxx is leading the way, with Raven currently in second.

More details behind the cut )
[identity profile] anansie-s.livejournal.com
Just thought I'd share an article about some of the things being said.

Under the cut (spoilers for finale) )

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