Everyone knows RuPaul is the queen, but could the next step be seeing her as a….goddess?
Oprah Winfrey recently sat down with the queen of queens to talk drag, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and spirituality.
Sitting down for O Magazine and Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, the two kiki’d about what makes the reality competition show special.
RuPaul: ‘Drag Race fans are looking for a…new belief system.’
‘The kids who come [to Drag Con] don’t identify with gay or straight. They are smart,’ RuPaul said.
‘They’re looking for a voice, almost like a new belief system that transcends the 20th century that is completely of the 21st century.
They found our show… I think our show speaks to that forward-thinking voice, that emerging voice of young people.
‘It’s almost like a religion or a way of life.’
‘It’s almost like a religion or a way of life.
They see the kids on our show, overcome not only their personal adversities but their challenges with the other kids on the show, and realize they can do that.’
Ru says he often tries to impart wisdom to a queen, and by extension the audience.
‘Sometimes when I go around the work room and I ask the kids what they’re doing in this challenge, and I break it down,’ he says, adding: ‘Listen, I do the same thing.’
Oprah tells RuPaul: ‘It’s often…you seem to be giving spiritual advice.’
In another video, Oprah tells RuPaul: ‘It’s amazing. It’s often on your show you seem to be giving spiritual advice.’
‘We set up the situation on this competition reality show where we challenged them [the contestants] to go beyond their own limited perception of themselves,’ he explains, before Oprah interrupts him to add: ‘That is the greatest spiritual teaching there is.’
Ru concludes: ‘The real challenge is for them to be willing to die and become reborn.’