The Boulet Brothers have been terrorizing Los Angeles nightlife for well over a decade, always shining the spotlight on the weird and subversive.
Now they’re bringing their signature blend of alternaqueer mystique to the small screen in what we can only describe as the dark, twisted punk cousin of RuPaul‘s Drag Race.
Pageant queens beware — Dragula, the new reality drag competition web series that gets its name from one of the Brothers’ popular L.A. events, isn’t always pretty.
In the premiere episode, which airs on YouTube via Jonny McGovern’s Hey Queen channel, the competing queens must put their scariest witchy face forward, sans tongue-in-cheek camp we’re used to seeing on the now-mainstream drag stage. It’s all pretty raunchy and wonderful.
Then things get shockingly real as the three queens up for
elimination extermination are buried in coffins in a graveyard and showered in crickets, worms and, well, we won’t completely ruin the surprise. Suffice it to say, these gals aren’t messing around.
Watch below, and be warned: