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The Kiki Investigates Why RuPaul's Drag Race Keeps Making All Stars Seasons

Let’s review how RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s All Stars seasons have fared so far:

  • All Stars 1: Infamous failure, stopped the show from doing another All Stars season for years.
  • All Stars 2: Masterpiece, arguably the best season ever (certainly up there with season 5 of the flagship series.
  • All Stars 3: Somewhere in the middle, but decidedly not a great season.

Considering these mixed results, why does Drag Race keep churning out All Stars seasons? We’re getting another in 2019, with more surely on the way in future seasons. And if we’re going to keep getting more, is there a way to make them more consistent in quality?

That’s what The Kiki hosts Kevin O’Keeffe and Mathew Rodriguez are here to find out.

In the latest installment of INTO‘s Drag Race analysis series, the hosts get into the three All Stars seasons to determine what the spinoff series needs to keep and dump in order to make future versions a success. Along the way, they talk about the backlash to Bebe Zahara Benet in All Stars 3, why Ongina hasn’t been cast as an All Star yet, and why Mathew himself is dreaming about being on Drag Race.

Watch the full episode of The Kiki below. (And after you’ve watched, subscribe to INTO‘s YouTube channel for more episodes of The Kiki and other great content!)


Kevin O'Keeffe

Kevin O'Keeffe is a writer and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' herstorian. He covers film and TV for INTO, and writes the movie review column "But How Gay Is It?" every Friday.

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