July 19, 2010


Class is in session tonight on Logo as the Drag Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race take on making over real women on the new series RuPaul’s Drag U. This time around, the Drag Teachers include Jujubee, Ongina, Nina Flowers and Raven and their weekly task is to take women who need instruction on how to reclaim their lives and teach them to be more empowered... by becoming Drag Queens.

While the women work on their drag persona, they’ll not only get individual instruction from RuPaul but they’ll also have to walk the runway and face the judges. One of those judges is popular Drag Queen Lady Bunny who recently talked with EDGE’s Jim Halterman about not only her duties on RuPaul’s Drag U but also about her own past as one of the most popular Drag Queens on the stage.

EDGE: Let’s talk about you before we get into RuPaul’s Drag U...

Lady Bunny: ...Well, that’s the name of it this season but there may be some changes down the line...

EDGE: ...are we plotting a takeover?

Lady Bunny: [laughs] I’m just teasing. Ru is my old roommate from Atlanta 25 years ago!

EDGE: Wow! How long have you actually been doing drag?

Lady Bunny: About two or three months...[laughs]. I really got my start in Atlanta. RuPaul and I were resident go-go dancers for a band called the Now Explosion and then we ended up moving up to New York together and being roommates there, as well. I consider him my Drag Mother because he’s one year old but he’ll always be that one year older!