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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour

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For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy® Award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1/Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), "Dancing Queen" (Netflix), "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse), and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Menendez: Blood Brothers," "Inside Deep Throat," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "I Am Britney Jean," "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking," "Monica in Black and White," Emmy-winning "The Last Beekeeper," and Emmy-winning "Out of Iraq." Seven of WOW's films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including "Becoming Chaz" and "Party Monster." World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder's bi-annual RuPaul's DragCon is the world's largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018.

Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety's Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen's 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.



Beat: To apply your makeup flawlessly.

Used in a sentence: "Girl, you beat your face so good, I can't stop looking at it."

Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent: The four elements that a queen has to have to take Drag Race crown. It's also an acronym for cunt.

Used in a sentence: "You're going to need to use all your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to win this challenge.

Condragulations: The drag version of congratulations.

Used in a sentence: "Condragulations you are the winner of this week's challenge."

Dragmother: Queens on the show often refer to their 'drag families', the families they have made with other queens and members of the gay community when their own families wouldn't accept them. Dragmothers are the queens who took them under their wings and taught them the art of drag.

Used in a sentence: "Alyssa Edwards is dragmother to Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja and Shangela."

Eleganza extravaganza: A runway category in which queens must serve pure elegance.

Used in a sentence: "The category is: eleganza extravaganza."

Fish: Basically refers to looking/feeling ultra-feminine. To "serve fish" or to feel "fishy" is to be extra girly.

Used in a sentence: "Tonight I am serving pure fish on the runway."

Gag: For something to be so amazing that you have an actual physical reaction.

Used in a sentence: "Her dress on the runway was so good it had me gagging."

Gurl/girl: The term queens use to address other queens, usually when they're about to read them.

Used in a sentence: "Gurl, look how orange you fucking look."

Lip sync for your life: The bottom two queens from each week lip sync against each other. Whoever impresses Ru the least is eliminated.

Used in a sentence: "The time has come for you to lip sync for your life. Good luck and don't fuck it up."

Read: to criticise or critique. In Drag Race, the act of "reading" is meant to be savage and hilarious. RuPaul opens the "library" where queens read each other once a season. This has spawned the catchphrase "Reading is fundamental".

Used in a sentence: "I'm sick of the judges reading me for my outfits."

Realness: To do something authentically. Often on the runway the queens are "serving XX realness."

Used in a sentence: "Tonight on the runway I'm serving Vivienne Westwood realness."

Sashay away: RuPaul tells eliminated contestants to "sashay away", in what is now one of the show's most iconic catchphrases.

Used in a sentence: "I'm sorry my dear, but the time has come for you to sashay away."

Serve: One of the most important terms in the Drag Race vernacular; to serve is to use your look to offer the judges something amazing.

Used in a sentence: "Tonight on the runway I am serving executive realness".

Shade: Insulting someone in a sly, under-the-radar manner (different to a read).

Used in a sentence: "She was throwing serious shade when she insinuated you let the team down this challenge."

Shantay, you stay: The flip-side of "sashay away", this is how Ru tells a queen who survived the lip sync that she is still in the competition.

Used in a sentence: "Shea Couleé, shantay you stay."

Sickening: For something to be so incredibly good that it actually makes you sick.

Used in a sentence: "Did you see her Beyoncé impression? It was sickening."

Sissy that walk: To hit the runway like a supermodel. ("Sissy That Walk" is also the name of a single from Ru's 2014 album Born Naked, which is played while the queens walk the runway throughout the series).

Used in a sentence: "Now sissy that walk."

Tea/tee/T: T refers to gossip. To "spill the tea" is basically to just talk shit together.

Used in a sentence: "Are you free for drinks tonight? I've got some tea to spill."

Tuck: Tucking is the art of taping/pulling back your junk while in drag.

Used in a sentence: "Go backstage and untuck."

Work/Werk: To own it on the runway.

Used in a sentence: "You'd better work, bitch’

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour

  • 19 May 2022
  • Door Times: 6pm