For those of you unfamiliar with RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s basically like America’s Next Top Model… except instead of whiny teenagers crying because Tyra made them cut their hair, you have fabulous queens ripping each other’s extensions out and lip syncing to Britney’s ‘Toxic’, (or as I like to call it, ‘Thursday Night in Town’)
For me, RuPaul’s Drag Race is basically the American version of Saturday at my Mum’s house as I was growing up; a gaggle of Lily Savage-esque women gathered together to cackle, drink vodka and sing along to Cher.
So, I thought it was about time we spiced things up and lay out some ground rules for… The RuPaul’s Drag Race Drinking Game!
Take a swig every time…
…There’s any reference to vaginas
…Every time you see a Queen who is out of drag, except for a full face make up. BONUS: If Ru is talking to them whilst semi-drag you must drink throughout
…If Ru manages to “dragulate” a normal word, for example; “condragulations” or “draguation day”. “Peek-a-Ru” is also accepted.
…When one of the Queens says something bitchy while they’re putting their makeup on – BONUS: If the other Queen’s go “ooohhhhhhhhh” and start zigzag clicking after the bitchy thing has been said, you must drink until the sound stops.
…If a Queen tries to be funny but is met by a long, awkward silence from Ru
Down your drink if…
…Someone makes a bold statement as to why they’ve been so shit this week whilst on the runway. These can include, (but are not limited to;) “I just really miss my dead grandma”,“This beef with Alyssa Edwards is really troubling me“ and “I’m really a woman trapped in a man’s body”
…Someone’s wig falls off whilst lip syncing for their life
…If there’s a shock elimination, for example; two Queens leaving or none at all
Each member of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Drinking Game must decide which Queen they think will go home that week, once chosen everyone must pour two inches of their drink into a pint glass, (it usually helps if there’s a selection of drinks available.)
At the end of the show whoever is correct about which Queen is eliminated gets to nominate someone to down the contents of the pint glass, (to be referred to as “dragulation juice” or simply “the dragulator”.) If no-one is correct, straws will be handed out and everyone will chug the dragulation juice until it is empty.
Good luck… and don’t fuck it up.