Leslie Jones Is Giving Herself a Crash Course on LGBTQ Culture During the ‘SNL’ Break

Leslie Jones Is Giving Herself a Crash Course on LGBTQ Culture During the ‘SNL’ Break

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Saturday Night Live star and our favorite Ghostbuster, Leslie Jones, is currently on break from her main gig after SNL‘s season finale a couple weeks back. But she’s not just slacking off. She’s using the break to give herself a crash course in drag and ball culture. Leslie Jones has been watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and just saw Paris Is Burning for the first time, and her tweets about it have made our entire Pride Month.

Leslie Jones (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

It turns out that until the most recent season of Drag Racewhich is wrapping up this month, by the way — Leslie Jones hadn’t watched an episode before. Her journey began on May 11, when she posted a video of RuPaul walking down the runway.

A couple days later, she posted in praise of RuPaul, writing, “I want to say thank you to you, RuPaul. I’m watching your show. And boo, you are about your business and entertaining. … Your show should be on [a] major network so everyone can see it. No shade, VH1, I just think the world needs RuPaul.”

Leslie Jones posted a couple times about binge-watching the rest of Drag Race. But it was after the SNL wrap party that Leslie Jones really began Ru-tweeting in earnest.

From there, Leslie Jones started working backwards, watching Season 9, then 7. It was shortly after starting Season 9 that she had an epiphany: “OK where the fuck have I been that I haven’t ever watched this show?!! I’m mad now!! Lol not that mad!”

From May 24 forward, the Leslie Jones Twitter feed became flooded with Drag Race posts. Though there are many, many favorites, our favorite is the one in which she tweets at RuPaul about Willam’s disqualification from Season 4.

Unfortunately, Leslie Jones has run into a problem many of us have — some of the RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons seem to be impossible to find streaming. But while she finds more seasons of Drag Race to binge on, she’s also expanded her viewing habits.

Jones also posted that she’d just seen Paris Is Burning, the classic documentary about New York ball culture (a great primer for new FX series Pose, we might add) and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.

We’re not sure what Leslie Jones is planning to watch next, but whatever it is, we sure hope she tweets about it.

What would you recommend Leslie Jones catch up on next? Let us know in the comments.

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