DragCon 2023: A Glittering Extravaganza of Queens and Queerness
Xan McCrary, Entertainment Correspondent
May 14, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – The weekend of May 12th and 13th brought forth a spectacle like no other as RuPaul's DragCon 2023 unfurled its fabulous pink carpet and transformed the Los Angeles Convention Center into a realm of glitter, glamour, and boundless queerness. Unmoved Studios had the honor of being on the frontlines of this magnificent event, where the stars of DragRace, past and present, descended in all their resplendent glory.
The day's highlight was undoubtedly the presence of reigning RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15 queen, Sasha Colby. Her appearance was not just an entrance; it was a majestic arrival. Sasha, renowned for her otherworldly transformations, graced the pink carpet like an actual deity, capturing the hearts and camera lenses of all in attendance. Her alien-inspired look was nothing short of divine, leaving onlookers spellbound by her presence and artistry.
The pink carpet also bore witness to various Drag Race royalty, each with unique charms and charisma. Shea Coulee, the fierce All-Stars Season 5 Winner, shimmered in elegance. Kylie Sonique, victorious in All Stars Season 6, radiated star power. Prinkya, Canada Season 1 winner, brought her signature vibrancy to the event. Jaida Essence Hall, Season 12 Winner, commanded attention with her regal presence.
The panels at DragCon were nothing short of legendary. T.S. Madison, the irrepressible entertainment diva, hosted the "Bring Back My Girls" panel. It was a moment of nostalgia and revelation as past contestants from various seasons joined Madison on stage. The queens shared insights and anecdotes from their time on the show, offering fans a deeper look into the Drag Race herstory.
One of the most anticipated moments of the convention was the unveiling of the cast for "Sissy That Psyche," a brand-new series set to debut on WOW Presents Plus. The show, hosted by best squirrel friends Neville, David Brandyn, and Dr. Matthew Brinkley, delves into the world of mental wellness through the lens of past seasons of Untucked's memorable moments. It's a fresh perspective on the emotional rollercoaster that is Drag Race, and it promises to be a captivating exploration of the queens' journeys.
"Sissy That Psyche" will hit screens later this year, with streaming available from Monday, November 6, 2023, on WOW Presents Plus. It's an exciting addition to the WOW Presents lineup, and it's sure to be a must-watch for fans and anyone interested in the intersection of drag, emotions, and mental wellness.
RuPaul's DragCon 2023 was a glorious celebration of drag, diversity, and the indomitable spirit of self-expression. As the event ended, the echoes of laughter, cheers, and acceptance reverberated in attendees' hearts, reaffirming the significance of this vibrant and inclusive community.
Unmoved Studios was honored to witness and share this extravagant weekend, where queens, kings, and everyone in between came together to celebrate the power of being true to oneself. RuPaul's DragCon 2023 will be remembered as a resplendent chapter in the ever-evolving herstory of drag.
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Shea Coulee's Electrifying Evening at The Lipstick Ball: A Night of Music, Glamour, and Fan-First Magic
Los Angeles, CA – On the evening of May 12, 2023, the Belasco Theater came alive with the resplendent and unforgettable performance of none other than the enchanting Shea Coulee. Drag royalty and music maven Shea Coulee graced the stage for a one-night extravaganza, debuting her original production of The Lipstick Ball. This night will undoubtedly be etched in the memory of all who attended.
The event was not just a showcase of Shea Coulee's immense talent, but it was also a masterclass in connecting with her fans. Shea, known for her strategic brilliance as an artist, devised a plan that was as ingenious as it was heartwarming. Attendees at DragCon who desired a meet-and-greet with Shea Coulee later in the evening only had to scan a QR code to secure tickets for The Lipstick Ball. This act of generosity and accessibility exemplified Shea's commitment to her fans.
The Lipstick Ball featured a lineup of sensational performers, making it an evening to remember. Shea Coulee was joined on stage by an array of dazzling stars. Kylie Sonique Love, known for her charisma and charm, added to the evening's splendor. Denali, whose grace and gracefulness are unmatched, delighted the audience with a captivating performance.
From the House of Coulee, Bambi Banks and Khloe Coulee brought their unique flair and energy to the stage, leaving the audience in awe. Their presence was a testament to the close-knit and talented community Shea has fostered.
A special guest appearance that left the audience in awe was Luxxe Noir London, a standout from Season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race. The collaboration with Shea Coulee for her track Cocky was a magical moment that the audience will treasure.
Shea Coulee's performance was a tour de force that showcased her prowess in music, art, and drag. The star energy she radiated from the beginning to the end was nothing short of phenomenal. Shea performed her entire EP titled 8, and every moment on stage was a testament to her status as a powerhouse in music and drag.
The Lipstick Ball was more than an event; it celebrated art, music, and Shea Coulee's enduring connection with her fans. As the final banger faded throughout the Belasco, the audience departed with a sense of fulfillment, knowing they had experienced something extraordinary.
Shea Coulee continues to be a trailblazer in the world of drag, setting new standards of excellence and connectivity. Her night at The Lipstick Ball was a reflection of her extraordinary talent and her commitment to creating magic for her fans.
International Drag Day Extravaganza: A Night of Glamour, Celebrations, and Star-Studded Performances
July 17, 2023
Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 2023 – The WOW GALLERY on Hollywood Blvd. became the epicenter of glitter, glamour, and celebration as International Drag Day took center
stage. Presented by WOW Presents Plus, this event was a tribute to the global power of drag. It featured a sensational lineup that left the audience in awe.
International Drag Day was a spectacle, with the WOW GALLERY as the perfect backdrop for a night of enchanting performances. The evening was graced by dazzling stars, each leaving an indelible mark on attendees' hearts.
Jiggly Caliente, the vivacious performer known for her charisma, lit the stage with a magnetic presence. Lawrence Chaney, the charming Scottish queen, and RuPaul's Drag Race UK winner, delivered a performance that showcased her talent and endearing personality. Corazon, with her fierce and bold style, captivated the audience with an electrifying act.
Nicky Doll, the embodiment of glamour and sophistication, brought a touch of Parisian chic to the event. Pangina Heals, a star from Drag Race Thailand, enchanted the crowd with a performance that displayed her grace and artistry.
The night concluded with a heartwarming performance from the trans-superstar Kylie Sonique Love. Her presence was a testament to the inclusivity and diversity celebrated in the world of drag.
But the party didn't stop there. Attendees continued to revel in the magic of drag with mesmerizing ballroom performances that left the audience cheering in delight. The surprise drop-in by Daniel Franzese, known for his iconic role in Mean Girls, added an extra layer of excitement as he mingled with the queens and partied with the crowd.
Dressed to the nines, attendees celebrated the international power of drag, showcasing their creativity and flair in their fabulous ensembles. The WOW GALLERY became a runway of self-expression and artistry, proving that drag transcends borders and unites in celebrating diversity.
World of Wonder ensured that the guests were well taken care of with House of Love canned cocktails and sumptuous sugary sweets. It was a night to remember, a celebration of the global impact of drag, and a reminder of the boundless love and acceptance that this art form inspires.
International Drag Day at the WOW GALLERY is a testament to the enduring magic of drag and how it brings people together from all corners of the world.