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Learn your Herstory: Watch a Video of the NYC Drag Scene that Launched RuPaul

Learn your Herstory: Watch a Video of the NYC Drag Scene that Launched RuPaul

Watch a Video of the NYC Drag Scene that Launched RuPaul

Learn how the NYC drag scene of the 80s and 90s led to the modern era of RuPaul's Drag Race

In a new 4-minute video, Vulture discusses the drag herstory of the 80s and 90s that eventually led to the era of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Narrated by drag queen Linda Simpson, the informative video explains how in the late 80s, the East Village in Manhattan become the hub for drag queens, including none other than Ms. RuPaul Charles. According to Simpson, RuPaul's single, "Supermodel," was a turning point in drag herstory. Released in 1993, the song actually climbed the U.S. top 40 charts, and that's when drag started to become a more international phenomenon.

Watch Simpson delve deep into drag's wonderful herstory below!

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