After Years of Shrouded Secrecy, Logo TV Unlocks the Drag Vault and Takes Fans Back to the Beginning of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Phenomenon with New On-Air and Online Content
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed” Premieres Monday, September 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo TV
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NEW YORK, NY – August 18, 2013 – Five years ago, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” sashayed onto the reality TV scene with a realness that captivated critics and RuPaul fans from the first lip-synch. It didn’t matter to viewers that the sets used more duct tape than a queen’s tuck and RuPaul was barely visible through the gauzy lens. But nobody, not even Logo, could have predicted the impending crossover pop culture success of the series and world-wide reach of the queens. With each year, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” continues to reel in new fans, but were you there from the beginning? Turns out, not many of today’s millions of fans were. Add to that, the first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” hasn’t been available to fans for many years — on-air, online or even on DVD – until now. Fans old and new alike can rejoice that Logo’s bringing back the “lost season” in all of its dragtastic glory with brand new extras like pop-up commentary, intros from RuPaul and the gals and exclusive online behind-the-scenes footage. (Spoiler Alert: Victoria “Porkchop” Parker goes home first – but who cares? You already knew that.) So sing it with us, “This is the beginning, the beginning, this is the beginning of the record you like.” “RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed” kicks off Monday, September 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo TV.
“Back in the day, if anyone had told me that in the year 2013 people would be clamoring to watch season one, I would have insisted on better lighting!” exclaimed RuPaul. “That aside, I’m thrilled to share the trailblazing work of the ‘OG’ queens. It’s their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent that started a drag revolution. If you love ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ you have these queens to thank.”
Fall in love all over again with the season that started it all and brought you the likes of Akashia, BeBe Zahara Benet, Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, Rebecca Glasscock, Jade, Ongina and Shannel. Top it all off with unforgettable challenges like a drag queen car wash and guest judges including Bob Mackie, Michelle Williams, Tori Spelling, Lucy Lawless and Charo, and you’ve got a season that’s definitely worth re-visiting. Also to help celebrate the unveiling, fans can expect new installments of the catching-up with the queens video series “Where the Frock Are they Now?” and all new online weekly “Drag Center” recaps starring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” megastar alumnus Pandora Boxx.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McKim is Co-Executive Producer of Season One with Pamela Post as Executive Producer for Logo.
For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race” news and exclusives, join the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace. Follow along with the live gifs from the show on Tumblr and see photos on the show’s Instagram page.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s smart, provocative and loaded with attitude. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 52 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, TheBackot.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
In celebration of 21 years of storytelling, innovative production company World of Wonder is publishing its first book, “The World According To Wonder” – featuring 300 never-before-seen portraits and exclusive interviews from the world’s most controversial, exposed and fascinating personalities. WOW’s TV series include “RuPaul’s Drag U” (Logo), “Million Dollar Listing LA” & “Million Dollar Listing NY” (Bravo), the upcoming “Life With La Toya” (OWN) and “Island Hunters” (HGTV). World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as “Inside Deep Throat”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Party Monster”, “Monica in Black and White”, and “The Last Beekeeper”, which won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit “Becoming Chaz” and HBO special “Wishful Drinking” both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations. “Becoming Chaz” went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. And debuting on HBO in December, “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” brings to life the stories behind the most iconic images from the past 120 years of Vogue.
With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, TLC, IFC, Discovery, MTV, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. The World of Wonder blog, The WOW Report receives more than 300,000 visitors a month.
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