Drag monsters rejoice! Casting for The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 3 is upon us. (And for those of you who claim to be drag fans but don’t know of Dragula, you should be ashamed of yourselves!)
The show is a combination of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Fear Factor. Like Drag Race, the queens compete for a cash prize and the title of “World’s Drag Supermonster.” The aesthetic of these queens, however, differ from Ru queens — they’re darker, alternative, genderless, grotesque, goth and straight-up terrifying.
We asked the Boulet Brothers what they’re looking for in Dragula Season 3 contestants, and here’s what they said: “We want fun, tough, wild thrill seekers who want to shock half of our viewers and piss off the other half. We want drag artists who will redefine what drag is to the world and where it’s going. We want to remind people that drag is powerful, political, shocking, offensive and beautiful, and we are looking for artists that will take that idea to the highest possible level!”
As we like to put it, Drag Race is for the gays who find acceptance by other mainstream gays. Dragula is for the queer outcasts deemed too weird by the “homonormative” gay community.
Instead of lip-syncing for their lives during the elimination, Dragula queens face “extermination.” That’s where the Fear Factor component comes in. Queens have been buried alive, have eaten brains and have been submerged in ice, pierced and even tattooed, all to avoid being eliminated from the competition series.
If you think you have what it takes to become the world’s next drag super monster, head here for more info on how to audition.
Looking forward to the Dragula Season 3 premiere, here are 10 queens we’d like to see compete:
1. Peroxide Femanon
This NYC queen describes herself as “profoundly basic” on her Instagram profile, but God knows that’s far from the case. Peroxide has the perfect blend of fashion and horror — exactly what’s needed to slay on Dragula.
2. Severity Stone
Severity is big in the Boston drag scene. Her lewks have always ranged from campy to horror, often combing to the two. She’s a tall queen at over 6’6″, and that’s without heels. (!) When she steps into a room, heads turn.
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3. Marco Punk
This Venezuelan artist is based in Madrid. He serves a club kid aesthetic on crack. Hands down, he has some of the most consistently polished lewks of any drag artist. Everything he does is meticulous and beautiful. I think he’d be absolutely perfect for the show, and would be one hell of a contender.
4. Phallic Cunt
This NYC queen is a fashion designer and all-around beast. His lewks are in the true spirit of Dragula — creative, over-the-top, imaginative, bizarre and with a strong message. His high-concept drag will definitely be appreciated by the Boulet Brothers and other judges.
5. Maxi Glamour
This monster self-describes as a gender-nonconforming demonoid from far, far away … the foreign land of St. Louis, Missouri. They’re also the sloppiest mess in the Northern Hemisphere. If you click on their website, you’ll get a sense of why they’d be perfect for Dragula. Make sure your volume is turned up.
6. Tyga Tonic
This NYC drag artist has makeup skills that far surpass your typical drag queen. He possibly has the best lips of any drag queen in the world right now, and we want those lips on Dragula Season 3!
7. Mikayla Gottlieb
Mikayla is a makeup and drag artist who has worked with all your favorite queens. Her lewks are honestly the future of drag. Truly stunning, down to every detail. Dragula is open to all genders and sexual orientations, so I expect (and hope) that this upcoming season there will be some female drag queens.
8. Cheddar Gorgeous
This monster from Manchester self-describes as a “unicorn, alien and idealist.” Whenever I see their looks, I feel like I’m watching an intergalactic runway show taking place 15 galaxies away from our solar system. She’d be amazing to watch on Dragula Season 3.
9. Eggz Benedict
This NYC queen serves lewks along with some brunch. (The most important gay meal of the day!) From the looks of her Instagram, she’s been out of the drag scene for a hot minute, but maybe Dragula is what’s needed to pull her back into the scene.
10. Opulence Black
This Orlando monster is sisters with Dragula Season 2 alum Victoria Elizabeth Black. Victoria was so close to snatching the crown last season, making top three. Maybe Opulence will be able to bring a victory to Black Haüs on Dragula Season 3?
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