Logo TV’s amping up the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with a teaser trailer ahead of the Season 7 premiere.
In the video, the aspiring drag queens compete head-to-head on the runway as they vie for the crown to become a world renowned performer like host RuPaul Charles.
“You probably know what to expect,” RuPaul says in the trailer. “You don’t.”
The season appears to be glittered with grittier insults, colorful makeup and edgier drag queens than ever before. One contestant even walks the runway with a waist-shrinking corset and an oxygen tank.
Another pauses on the catwalk in a pink dress as a plastic baby drops from under her dress.
“This is the most ‘draggedy’ season ever,” RuPaul exclaims in the video.
Produced by World of Wonder Productions, Season 7 includes two new judges: “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” host Carson Kressley and “Chelsea Lately” personality Ross Matthews.
RuPaul, Matthews and Kressley will be joined by guest judges Alyssa Milano, Kat Dennings, Jordin Sparks, Mel B, Tamar Braxton, Rebecca Romijn, Santino Rice, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Urie, Rachael Harris, Lucian Piane and Merle Ginsberg throughout the season.
Logo TV’s highest rated show, its fifth season was viewed by more than 1.3 million viewers and earned a .8 rating among the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” premieres Monday, March 2 at 9 p.m.
11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive)
In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD and TheWrap partner to bring you these takes on representations in TV and Film
Chaz Bono, Transgender advocate, writer and musician
1. What transgender story or character has been particularly meaningful or impactful to you?
"'Boys Don't Cry' was important to me. It was about a year after I saw that film that I started to question my own gender identity. It's a difficult movie to watch, but it was the first image of a transgender man I'd ever seen in the mainstream media. Even though the character wasn't perfect and there was a tragic ending, I could still identify with Brandon. Seeing that film helped me figure out that I was transgender."
2. What is a common stereotype or cliché in stories about transgender people that you never want to see again?
"I'm so tired of seeing TV shows and films where transgender people are either victimized or killers. And too often those characters that are supposed to be transgender don't look or act anything like actual transgender people. People in the entertainment industry who are writing, casting, directing, and acting transgender roles have a responsibility to do their research and make it more realistic."