When old school meets new school, in any genre, there’s bound to be a little friction. In this bonus clip from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, we see just how awkward the tension can be between the younger queens and the OGs in the game.
Shangela, always the conversation starter, asks for Aja’s take on how up-and-coming drag queens are treated in their circles. Miss Aja fully realizes that while there’s a lot of insight she could soak up from her elders, the seasoned queens could be more welcoming and less shady to their successors. Bebe sees things differently. As a queen who has earned her stripes in the game, she feels new girls are often disrespectful and don’t always do their research in order to pay homage to the art of drag.
Shangela lands somewhere beautifully in the middle, making it clear, “People who have been around can also learn something from the new girls, too.” Halleloo!
Get into the clip above and catch an all new RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars next Thursday at 8/7c.