The RuPaul Show - Netflix

The RuPaul Show is where drag diva and self-declared "Supermodel of the World" RuPaul Charles hosted 100 episodes of this groundbreaking VH1 talk show. In the tradition of the flashy 1970s variety shows, each episode opened with RuPaul making her entrance on a flashy set; she then walked down a runway (shades ofCher) and performed a verse or two of a song. Ru would then ask the audience how they liked her outfit, show them the "front" and the "back" of the dress, and then head to the couch for talk. Her series showcased an eclectic mix of celebrities, from gay icons like Cher and k.d.lang to pop singers (an early appearance by Backstreet Boys) to minstream entertainers like Nell Carter and Lynda Carter.

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1997-06-24

The RuPaul Show - The RuPaul Show - Netflix

The RuPaul Show is an American talk/variety show that premiered on VH1 in 1996. Hosted by the drag performer RuPaul, the show had many famous musical guests and was notable as being one of the first national television programs in the United States hosted by an openly gay host. Michelle Visage, a radio personality and former singer, was the show's co-host.

The RuPaul Show - Overview - Netflix

The show features RuPaul interviewing various celebrity guest ranging from musicians, actors, and pop culture figures. In addition to interviews, the series also featured comedy skits, and comedic field reports. RuPaul would also perform his favorite songs along with two male dancers. Diana Ross made a rare appearance on the show. Diana has always been a muse for RuPaul, who included lyrics from Diana's song “It's My House” in his song “House of Love” on his debut album and referenced Diana in the song and video “Back to My Roots”. Ru also covered Diana's co-penned “Work That Body” on his 1996 Foxy Lady album. In her first biography, Ru tells of meeting Diana on a flight. Ru later co-starred in the music video for her 1995 cover of “I Will Survive”.

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