What RuPaul Really Thinks About Groundbreaking ‘Drag Race’ Season 13 Contestant Gottmik

Renowned artist Gottmik is making history this season of RuPaul Draw Race and RuPaul has something to say about it. For the first time in a while, the hilarious entertainment and guest / judge of its reality contest series has long been running a rundown on transgender actors being showcased.

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Gottmik becomes first transgender person to compete on ‘Drag Race’

Gottmik is the first transgender person to compete RuPaul Draw Race. Prior to this, Peppermint was the first transgender out to compete on American series in the franchise when she was second on season 9. While there have been several transgender queens in the franchise, Peppermint was the first to openly transgender before her season went on.

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Monica Beverly Hillz has long been believed to be the first transgender contestant to declare transgenderism while competing on the show.

In addition to this, Gia Gunn competed on season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars as a transgender woman. Jiggly Caliente and Sonique (who came out publicly through the reunion program for season 2) will also be adding to this situation when they appear on the upcoming fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

Appeared in season 13, Gottmik reported Weekly entertainment, “The main thing I want to make so clear is that the sex spectrum is terribly deceptive, and I feel like I’m making female slavery difficult for a lot of people. I want to show everyone no matter what move you make, boy or girl, that there is a whole sex spectrum between what you can play and have fun, and that does not mean that d ‘know so valid. ”

RuPaul changes his mind about drawing to ‘keep up with the kids’

RuPaul was a recent guest The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said he learned from season 13 of the show to “keep an open mind. ”

“I walked into this thing with an idea of ​​what drawing is and the children have a different idea. They change it, ”he said. “This season we have a trans man [Gottmik] which is on our show competing with the other drag queens and this guy is great. Great! So I keep going with what the kids are doing. ”

“I couldn’t be happier for RuPaul allowing me to come on this show and show that there is literally a draw for everyone,” Gottmik said in an interview with TheWrap. “All you have to do is test and trust. [RuPaul] traction is known to be slow. You have to trust yourself and kill it, ”he said.

This is in stark contrast to RuPaul’s comments about transgender competitors on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.

In 2018, he said that it would “probably not allow” a transgender drag queen to play on the show, or at least transgender transgender drag queens. “Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not done by men, because at the heart of the narrative is a social narrative and a great way for you to control a culture. men, ”he said at the time.

However, RuPaul came out after that and said his ideas were taken out of context. “It seems that this obsession with trying to create this story is ‘us against them’,” he said. “We have a history. Both worlds [of drag and trans people] interfere with each other, but also maintain their own special qualities … One of our contestants, Monica Beverly Hillz, said it was best when she said, ‘Drag is what I do , trans is who I am. ‘”

RuPaul Draw Race air on VH1, followed by his companion’s show, RuPaul Draw Race: Uninspected.

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