'Drag Queens of London' Star: RuPaul's Drag Race is "Ushering in a New Era"

Meth Laganja Estranja Alyssa Edwards London
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In a new interview on the YouTube web series ‘Behind the Mask,’ ‘Drag Queens of London’ star Meth talks about how RuPaul’s Drag Race is “ushering in a new era” of drag.

Meth makes a point that, with the rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race, there is a newly emerging scene of drag fans who are enjoying the art of drag as a whole. These new fans, who flock to Meth’s shows at ‘The Meth Lab’ in London for the first time whenever a Drag Race queen is performing, tend to come back more often for the regular shows.

Watch the full interview below.

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In the interview, Meth talks about the British show she stars in, ‘Drag Queens of London,’ and what viewers can expect to see while watching. She also addresses the demonization of Laganja Estranja on the last season of Drag Race, her drag family ‘The Familyyy Fierce’ and the Drag Race “Shemalegate” debate.

Meth makes a really good point about stepping back and considering if you are coming from a place of privilege when entering debates:

[quote]You have to interrogate your position where you’re coming from when you come into these debates. If you’re a cisgendered man, whether gay or straight, you kind of got to interrogate whether what you say about trans issues is coming from a place of “privilege,” which ultimately means you have not had their lived experience. It’s not for you to tell a trans person what is or is not transphobic. It’s not for you to tell a gay man what is not homophobic if you’re not gay yourself. It’s, you know, check you privilege before you go into these things…. You need to check your language and your use of language sometimes because it’s not OK.”[/quote]