Since the All Stars 3 finale, there has been much derision and division amongst Drag Race fans regarding the controversial outcome. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: the remix of “Kitty Girl” and accompanying music video the queens had to perform in was fierce AF. I myself have listened to the track at least 40 times since Friday. Well, one gaggle of gays was also bopping to the track all weekend long, and they decided to create an homage to the clip and give birth to a new challenge: the Kitty Girl Challenge.
The video, posted and directed by Trevor Myrick, features a group of gay men lip syncing and dancing to the track in a rustic cabin setting. We chatted with Myrick to find out more about how it all happened.
“We took a vacay to a cabin this weekend, not realizing it would be over the finale of All Stars 3,” he explained to us. “Thank RuPaul someone brought their Apple TV, so we were able to watch it. Needless to say, we could not stop watching the ‘Kitty Girl’ video.”
The Kitty Girl Challenge video was the product of something the boys had wanted to do for some time now.
“We had always planned to do a little ‘lip sync for our legacy’ challenge, but we thought the cabin was basically perfect for recreating the video,” he tells us. “After about two hours of collaborating and three takes, the #KittyGirlChallenge was born!”
As of press time, the video had received more than 300,000 views in less than 24 hours. “We all joked about it going viral, but in the end we only ever thought a few of our friends would see it and get a kick out of it.”
To us, the video is fabulous because it breaks down this division between gay men who don’t actually do drag (many Drag Race fans) and the drag queens on the show. You don’t have to be in full face or tucked to show off your love for the show, right?
Watching these gay men emulate their favorite queens in just T-shirts and gym shorts makes us feel that drag — and Drag Race — are for everyone, and that our community can come together and bond over the fabulousness it has to offer.
“We love that you love that about us,” Myrick says. “I feel like there is so much infighting within the community sometimes, and to be able to post something that gets this much love and support, sans a lot of overwhelming negativity, is beautiful to us.”
“We’re all Kitty Girls,” he says.