Froot.TV, the LGBTQ+ streaming platform from OUTtv, has announced Behind the Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition, a new docu-series that goes behind the scenes of legendary drag queens Alaska Thunderfuck and Lola LeCroix’s Drag Queen Of The Year contest, will premiere in the UK on Friday, April 29.
Behind the Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition follows renowned drag queens Alaska Thunderf*ck and her creative drag partner Lola LeCroix as they put together their annual drag pageant to crown the Drag Queen Of The Year. The docu-series provides a detailed look into the planning and creativity that occurs backstage of drag competitions, and closely follows the duo as they come up against challenges and setbacks, including a nightmare in tech rehearsals with only hours away from showtime. Contestants on the show include Andrew Barret Cox, Bambi Banks-Couleé, Dvvsk, Militia Scunt, Neon Calypso, Ramona Slick and Twink Trash.
Alaska Thunderfuck and Lola LeCroix said: “Our goal with The Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition is to provide a platform for drag artists who come from a variety of unique drag perspectives. In a time where the artform of drag is under attack, amplifying queer voices is more important than ever, and we’re looking forward to continuing this pageant’s legacy.
“We’re grateful to all of the incredible 2022 Drag Queen of the Year contestants, our crew behind the scenes, and to OUTtv and Froot.tv who, through this series, will show the Pageant from all sides – capturing the stressful, chaotic, and ultimately inspirational essence of Drag Queen of the Year.”
The six-episode series is a Froot and OUTtv Original produced by PEG Productions.