Rupaul's Drag Race

I love how supportive and helpful RuPaul is toward people that are struggling with to be who they are. I think that Ru is very knowledgeable in what is needed to be true to yourself. Above all else I love how confident, intelligent, and caring Ru really is.
I have watched every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. I am not normally in to reality/drama type of shows. However, I love how this show sort of makes society face the fact that not every one is the same and that normal needs to be revised.
I think that there needs to be more shows along this venue. Maybe a Drag King show. We need to educate the public in the fact that there really isn't such a thing as "normal".
lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
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1 Response Nov 27, 2012

It's a good point you bring up. While I haven't really watched RuPaul's Drag Race, I understand the idea behind it. One reason many trannies are in the closet is because society views it as being abnormal. The reality is that crossdressing, transsexualism, transgenderism, etc. is much more common that people realize. If it's "out there" for everyone to see on TV, eventually, people will get used to the idea...and over time...and this means generations of time, maybe crossdressing will become accepted in our society and men can dress as women publically without fear of ridicule or violence. Apparently, in Japan, seeing crossdressing males in public has become much more common. And there is a guy who is something of an "ultimate fighter" who publically crossdresses. He's definitely a tough guy, and there probably aren't too many people willing to tease him. LOL

That's one of the reasons why I really like the show. It is the first step in making people face it and revise the public opinion. Like you said, we must first be forced to think about it before we can learn to accept it. There really is no such thing as normal (I hate that term when it's used to describe people).

Agreed...when someone doesn't like a certain kind of behavior, it can get the "abnormal" label.