World of Wonder founders and RuPaul’s Drag Race government producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato caught up with Billboard Pride throughout RuPaul’s DragCon 2018, chatting concerning the present’s latest Emmy win and why they imagine that drag is for everybody.
Speaking of taking house the Emmy for excellent actuality competitors program for Drag Race, Barbato tells Billboard Pride editor Patrick Crowley, “It’s humorous, as a result of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we’re truly simply modifying season 11 -- it’s taken 10 seasons to come back house with the gold, however I feel that’s sort of what’s particular about all of this.”
“We’ve beloved drag for 100 years, again within the '80s within the East Village on the Pyramid Club,” he continues. “And I feel our love for it and our help of it has been unwavering, and it’s nice to carry the remainder of the world together with us.”
Asked concerning the potential of even additional development for Drag Race and DragCon, Bailey responds that he thinks that drag is for everybody. “There might have been a notion that it’s a distinct segment factor,” he says. “Perhaps as a result of it’s LGBTQ, no matter. It doesn’t matter.
“You’re born bare and the remainder is drag, and on that foundation… drag is one thing that each one of us, essentially, can relate to,” he provides. “We get off the bed within the morning, we placed on our garments, we create our identification. That’s drag, and so drag is for everybody.”
In the interview, Barbato additionally notes that he believes that drag queens are the “pop stars of the 21st century,” explaining that what is occurring now with drag is just like what occurred with hip-hop 25 years in the past.
“I feel the sky’s the restrict,” he explains. “I feel we’re simply beginning to get a style of what’s potential. There are so many drag artists all around the world, and I feel we’re gonna see increasingly of it.”
You can watch the total video interview with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato above.