I just dove into the latest video from fabulous drag queen Trixie Mattel, and let me spill the tea—it’s a behind-the-scenes extravaganza on RuPaul’s Drag Race that might excite your drag senses. Well, these aren’t really juicy tea, as they are exclusive facts and information on what goes behind the curtains of the iconic Drag Race world, adding an extra layer of glitter to the already dazzling show.
What Is RuPaul’s Drag Race
In case you didn’t know, RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality competition television series created and hosted by legendary drag queen RuPaul. This show serves as a vibrant platform for drag queens to showcase their artistry and compete in a variety of challenges that test their creativity, fashion sense, and performance skills.
Where Does Trixie Mattel Take Us
Trixie Mattel is an American drag queen, singer, and television personality who has gained widespread recognition as a contestant on the seventh season of the show where her unique style, characterized by exaggerated makeup, big wigs, and a love for country-inspired looks, made her stand out. And Trixie takes us on an exclusive tell-all on what we ought to know behind the scenes.
Here are some of the drag race or general TV BTS facts from Trixie Mattel that we might find useful:
- 10/1 (Ten One). According to the Trixie Mattel, 10/1 is the TV term for taking a piss or urinating. So, if you hear someone say they are going to 10/1 or they are “ten one-ing,” it means they are going to urinate or are urinating.
- It takes two days to film an episode. RuPaul’s Drag Race episodes take two whole days to film, and this can be a real bummer for those who fail a challenge, as they have to wait for two days to find out whether or not they are eliminated from the show.
- The show provides alternates. Inevitable incidents happen, so when a drag queen is unavailable to compete, the show will provide an alternative and the fans wouldn’t know.
- Producers lock up the drag queens. Like almost any other reality show in the same setting, the contestants are locked up in their hotel rooms. They have to slip a note or send a message if they want to go out.
- Celebrities and guest judges dodge the drag queens. When drag queens are made to move backstage or want to urinate, producers shout, “Drag Queens are here!” so that guest celebrity judges will know when they are approaching and can hide from them. Guest judges are supposed to be a surprise.
- Ice cold ACs. Due to their heavy makeup and extravagant wigs, drag queens may feel hot, so the aircon units in the studio or activity rooms are turned up. What a way to respect the hardworking queens.
- Hard Ice. When going on breaks and are asked to stay on “hard ice,” they aren’t allowed to talk to each other about how they did in the challenge or anything related to that.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is a colorful reality show, and it’s even more unique behind the scenes. So, if you want to get all the details and FYIs on drag race BTS, you may catch Trixie Mattel’s latest video while it’s trending!