RuPaul on the Changing East Village
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PW: You’ve always been a trailblazer when it came to putting drag on display for the world, what excites you the most about this particular endeavor?
RuPaul: Everyone at [Ru’s production company] World of Wonder grew up in the East Village and NYC used to be this kind of place where you’d get this incredible gumbo of different cultures, ideas and aesthetics. But now you have to be a millionaire to live there so you aren’t getting the same cross-section of people. So it’s really fabulous for young people who’ve never experienced this kind of tapestry of people; one who didn’t let societies rules stop them from being fabulous. Because at its core, “Drag Race” is about the tenacity of the human spirit.
[photo via E!online]