A RuView of Movies: RuPaul Asked Questions About Drag Queen Films on Last Night’s ‘Jeopardy!’
The category is… “Syndicated Game Show Realness”! RuPaul made a special guest appearance on last night’s episode of Jeopardy!
The current version of the popular syndicated game show has been on the air since September 10, 1984. Alex Trebek, who has hosted the show since the beginning, is still the host. RuPaul’s guest appearance was centered around her own category — “A RuView of Movies” — where contestants were asked questions all about drag queen films. We’re loving that RuPaul and drag is being included on such a mainstream media platform like Jeopardy!
After the contestants answered all the questions, Trebek revealed that he will be making a special guest appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race sometime this year. How fun is that crossover?
Here are the five questions RuPaul asked:
‘The Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ introduced movie audiences to this character, whom Tyler Perry called “exactly the PG version of” his mother and Aunt.
In a twist, Nathan Lane’s flamboyant character is out of drag and Gene Hackman’s conservative senator is in drag at the end of this film based on “La Cage Aux Folles.”
The makeup team won an Oscar for its work — 4 /12 hours each day — transforming Robin Williams into this character, whom he based on his real childhood nanny.
Billy Wilder hired famed drag artist Barbette to teach Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis how to move like women for this 1959 film.
John Travolta requested that his Edna Turnblad character be made voluptuous like role models Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor for this film set in 1960s Baltimore.