RuPaul's Drag Race

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RPF Fandom
Name(s): RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, RuPaul's Drag U
Scope/Focus: fandom for contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race and spinoffs
Date(s): 2009 - present
See also: RuPaul's Drag Race on IMDb
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RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality TV competition hosted by RuPaul that, since 2009, has crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" every year through pitting drag queens from all over the U.S. in challenges against each other. There have also been two spin-off shows: RuPaul's Drag U, which gives average women drag makeovers, and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, which brings back contestants from previous seasons.

See Wikipedia for more information.

Fandom

Since the nature of the show brings together very large personalities all with very different styles, humor, and strengths, all fans can find a fave or a not-so-fave. Fans can follow their faves on social media, where most queens are very active; in person at live shows, or at the annual RuPaul's DragCon; and on YouTube.

RPDR has grown in mainstream popularity with every season. Fandom can be found on Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and AO3. Even though there is not much fic, as in any other fandom, there is some shipping. Ships tend to stay between queens from the same season. Some of the most popular ships include Trixie Mattel/Katya Zamolodchikova (Season 7), Violet Chachki/Pearl Liaison (Season 7), and Bianca Del Rio/Adore Delano (Season 6). A few fics can be found on fanfiction.net, even though RPF is not allowed on FFnet.

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