You HAVE to check out this brand-new UK show celebrating the art of drag. Drag SOS is coming to Channel 4 tonight, 25 June at 10 PM.
The joyful show will follow the Manchester drag collective the Family Gorgeous around the UK as they transform everyday people into glamorous and confident drag versions of themselves. The Family Gorgeous is led by founders Cheddar Gorgeous and Anna Phylactic.
Drag SOS is a bit like RuPaul’s Drag Race meets Queer Eye.
Channel 4 recently released this trailer, which features the catchy song ‘God Save All Queens,’ which can be found streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and more here.
The first episode airing tonight will follow three makeovers in Dover that will help unlikely guests transform their lives and how they see themselves.
According to the Irish Times TV Guide: “In this first episode, the team meets three hesitant new recruits in Dover. Costume expert Liquorice Black meets Nico (21), who’s been wearing the same black, baggy clothes since suffering mental health problems at university. Lill and Tete Bang are determined to help single mum Abby discover her inner drag-diva and make her family proud. We also meet Shaun (55) who has been nominated to take part by his son, Owen.”
Speaking about the series, executive producer Lucy Hillman explained: “At a time when Britain feels divided and uncertain about its future, what better tonic than the Family Gorgeous? Can tolerance, camaraderie and a generous splash of glitter be just what we all need?”
The incredible queens were recently featured on the cover of Attitude Magazine for their Summer 2019 issue in promotion of the show coming tonight.
The queens featured in Drag SOS also recently went on Lorraine to discuss their upcoming show and emphasized the importance of drag in today’s world.
‘Having those moments to be totally spectacular, and have all eyes on you is actually really good for us.’ One of the UK's most fabulous drag collectives, The Family Gorgeous, tells us why we need drag queens more than ever before ? pic.twitter.com/uJ9DbFcbyX
— Lorraine (@lorraine) June 25, 2019
Drag SOS is looking to be a huge step towards bringing drag to more people and places than ever before. Many outlets have applauded the show for offering a different perspective on drag than the world sees on Drag Race.
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