S1E08 – Rejecting RuPaul

Show Notes

RuPaul’s Drag Race has won 13 Emmys, including outstanding reality host four years running. But RuPaul didn’t sashay into Hollywood overnight. He weathered decades of rejection fighting to be America’s first drag superstar.

Join us this week as we tell RuPaul’s fabulous story. From sleeping in Central Park to becoming Supermodel of the World. 

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Los Angeles Public Library: Real Talk with RuPaul
2. InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: RuPaul
3. Vogue: How the World Fell Head Over Heels for RuPaul
4.
Rolling Stone:
RuPaul: The King of Queens

5. eOnline: Blood, Sweat and Rhinestones: How RuPaul Built a Mothertucking Empire out of Nothing
6.
New York Times Magazine:
Is RuPaul’s Drag Race the most Radical Show on TV?
7. Vulture: Behind the Rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race
8. Vanity Fair: RuPaul Answers Increasingly Personal Questions
9. National Post: Hiring RuPaul Was Just One of MAC’s Bold, Progressive Moves – Now Frank Toskan Finally Gets His Dues
10.
Kotaku: RuPaul Really, Really Likes the Matrix
11. Television Academy Foundation: Television Academy Interviews RuPaul
12. L/Studio: It Got Better, Featuring RuPaul
13. Salon: RuPaul Reveals How Being Different Led To Success
14. Slate: Remembering Dick Richards, The Atlanta Public Access Genius Behind RuPaul and Countless Other Queer Artists
15. Late Night with Seth Meyers: RuPaul Shares the Origin of his Name and Drag Persona
16. Hollywood Medium: RuPaul
17. Buzzfeed Celeb: RuPaul Answers Your Burning Questions
18. GuRu by RuPaul

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

RuPaul’s Drag Race has won 13 Emmys, including outstanding reality host four years running. But RuPaul didn’t sashay into Hollywood overnight. He weathered decades of rejection fighting to be America’s first drag superstar.

Join us this week as we tell RuPaul’s fabulous story. From sleeping in Central Park to becoming Supermodel of the World. 

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Los Angeles Public Library: Real Talk with RuPaul
2. InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: RuPaul
3. Vogue: How the World Fell Head Over Heels for RuPaul
4.
Rolling Stone:
RuPaul: The King of Queens

5. eOnline: Blood, Sweat and Rhinestones: How RuPaul Built a Mothertucking Empire out of Nothing
6.
New York Times Magazine:
Is RuPaul’s Drag Race the most Radical Show on TV?
7. Vulture: Behind the Rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race
8. Vanity Fair: RuPaul Answers Increasingly Personal Questions
9. National Post: Hiring RuPaul Was Just One of MAC’s Bold, Progressive Moves – Now Frank Toskan Finally Gets His Dues
10.
Kotaku: RuPaul Really, Really Likes the Matrix
11. Television Academy Foundation: Television Academy Interviews RuPaul
12. L/Studio: It Got Better, Featuring RuPaul
13. Salon: RuPaul Reveals How Being Different Led To Success
14. Slate: Remembering Dick Richards, The Atlanta Public Access Genius Behind RuPaul and Countless Other Queer Artists
15. Late Night with Seth Meyers: RuPaul Shares the Origin of his Name and Drag Persona
16. Hollywood Medium: RuPaul
17. Buzzfeed Celeb: RuPaul Answers Your Burning Questions
18. GuRu by RuPaul

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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