Untucked can be a really important part of the RuPaul's Drag Race Cinematic Universe. When done well, it can provide backstories as well as an otherwise fuller picture of what we get to watch happening on the Main Stage and in the Werk Room of RuPaul's Drag Race. For the spinoff All Stars, we haven't gotten this kind of content since season one. Well, with season five, it's back, back, back, again!
Announced today, Untucked will kick off its new season directly the All Stars 5 premiere ends. We anticipate seeing all of this season's queens (that's Alexis Mateo, Blair St. Clair, Derrick Barry, India Ferrah, Jujubee, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Ongina, and Shea Coulee) on at some point. There's no word on whether this season's mysterious lip sync assassins will also make an appearance.
In addition to the queens, we expect for celebrity judges to make appearances as well. For the premiere, that means, hopefully, Ricky Martin will be in for some inappropriate jokes as the queens untuck. Later in the season Tessa Thompson, Bebe Rexha, Sarah Hyland, Tommy Dorfman, and more could all make appearances.
The premieres come at a particularly interesting time in American culture as there are protests supporting and led by Black Lives Matter nationwide. Coulee addressed this in a lengthy statement posted to Twitter.
"I think it's pretty obvious to say that today has been a day that I have been looking forward to for quite some time now," she wrote of the premiere. "However, when I left to film All Stars 5 a year ago, the world was a completely different place." She went on to specifically namecheck the global pandemic, the police killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests.
"I have struggled this entire week with the desire to share and celebrate my return to All Stars, and a sense of guilt in feeling that would be too self-serving during these incredibly sensitive times," she wrote. "I wish I had a proper answer, but I am still learning. In this moment however, I do feel that sharing successful Black stories is an important tool in creating hope for the younger queer POC who watch the show looking for inspiration and escape."
Read the full letter below.
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