The RuPaul's Drag Race Series is about the best way to get a beautiful young woman across the finish line in one of the most competitive, yet cutthroat elimination competitions that there ever was. It’s the kind of show that will make you squirm a little while you’re watching while wondering what will happen next. It’s a real high-stakes game of strategy, and if you get it right, you’ll walk away from a winner. If you get it wrong, you will be cheering for the runner-up (yes, she is running), but hoping that she didn’t get hurt or lose too much. This is the first movie of the series, so you can get a good idea of where the characters are heading before anything happens on screen.
RuPaul's Drag Race has some similarities to the well-known Disney Channel show, but it also has some differences as well, especially in the main character. The character is named Summer, and she is a fierce drag queen who starts the race out at the bottom and barely has any starting material to speak of. As she climbs through the eliminated girls, she begins to win, until someone calls out her and says that she looks like someone out of Ayn Rand. This turns her world upside down and forces her to reevaluate who she is and what she wants out of life.
Summer doesn’t seem to think very logically, but she is determined to find a way to win this race. She does this by throwing herself into the competition, trying new things, and getting herself hurt. Eventually, she figures out a way to get herself hurt better than anyone else, but not enough to win. So she decides to challenge everyone else to a contest to see who can figure out the biggest puzzle, and who can beat Summer in a race. This new competition pits all of the Drag Race contestants against each other, and pit their wits against the ultimate competitor – a millionaire who comes from a rich family.
The first episode ends with Summer becoming the new Ruptured queen, and the Ruptured Rupture is revealed. After being rejected by her own mother in the past, she is now set on a path to become queen for herself. However, when she goes into a race and starts wearing the “Rupture” dress (which is actually a patch worn onto the back of a shirt), people start remembering her from the show and cheerleading her to victory. However, when the race is won, the “Rupture” patch is discovered, and Summer is faced with the reality of Ruptured Rupture having left permanent scars all over her body.
I’m not going to lie to you and pretend that the first episodes of Ruolics drag race were incredibly hilarious. The humor is dry, and it is often hard to follow along with the plot, but it’s definitely worth watching if only to see what happens. The second and third episodes aren’t really that funny, but they do help the viewer get a feel for what is Ruptured Rupture, and it ends up being a funny show.
The Ruptured Rupture show is currently streaming on Hulu, so you can always watch it whenever you want. There are also Ruptured episodes for sale online, so you might want to look those up as well. There are Ruptured episodes that you can also buy on iTunes, and I would definitely recommend checking them out if you like drag-race shows. They are just short clips from the reality show, and they are fun to see.