A new RuPaul's Drag Race UK docuseries is coming, and it looks like the perfect quarantine escape. Titled God Shave The Queen, the docuseries is eight episodes of behind-the-scenes fun, drama and shade from the show’s first tour of the UK after the season one winner was announced. There’s sure to be plenty of killer looks, buzzworthy moments, and absolutely devastating reads for fans of the series to get obsessed with. It aired first on WOW Prsents Plus, but is now coming to BBC.
Filming for the series began just days after The Vivienne was crowned winner of the first season of the British spinoff. It followed the queens as they went on tour across the UK to cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Newcastle.
In addition to The Vivienne, queens Baga Chipz, Scaredy Kat, Gothy Kendoll, Divina De Campo, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes, Cheryl Hole, and Blu Hydrangea are also featured. American Drag Race icon Alyssa Edwards also stars in the series, as she was the All Star host of the tour.
So what will we see on the show? According to a synopsis, the series follows our favorite queens as “we meet some of their closest celebrity friends, partners, and get to join them for a big night out. God Shave the Queen allows Drag Race fans to see their favourite queens in a whole new light.”
This is going to be the perfect quarantine escape. “I’m so delighted to send my first court of British queens out to the four orners of the realm,” RuPaul said in a statement about the show. He went on to say that the queens will be “spreading their message of light, love and laughter, and sharing their sweet sensitive souls with the people.”
BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell added that “this series is a peek under the wigs to see what happens after the Drag Race Curtain comes down.” She continued, saying, “our British Queens have gone down in RuPaul ‘herstory’ and this series is a reminder of why we loved them so much in series 1, and shows us what it takes to be at the top of the game.”
Filming for the second series of Drag Race UK was underway earlier this year, but had to stop due to the ongoing global pandemic. The series is expected to debut sometime in 2021, and this show will be a perfect way to hold us over until then.
God Shave the Queens will be available to stream on iPlayer later this month, so hold onto your wigs, it’s going to be a wild ride!