RuPaul's Drag Race

TV Show • 2009 • Reality  

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Join RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, as the host, mentor and judge for the ultimate in drag queen competitions. The top drag queens in the U.S. will vie for drag stardom as RuPaul, in full glamazon drag, will reign supreme in all judging and eliminations while helping guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge.
This tv show contains 50 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
251 supporters
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1
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36
Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
65 supporters
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0
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0
Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
55 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Are rabbits harmed?
49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is there on-screen pooping?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
2
Anonymous
Roxxxy Andrews discusses being abandoned in S5 E7 & 8
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Abuse
Yes
6
No
1
0
CharlotteTurner
Not graphically but it is discussed by many queens throughout the show. It is fairly easy to skip though
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Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there domestic violence?
61 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
1
Roxxys entire story in season 5
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Yes
15
No
14
2
TheAdame
Often a queen will say something mean and then when confronted will say the classic "I never said that"
2 comments | Add comment
Is a child abused?
79 supporters
Yes
8
No
22
5
shauna
Discussed/never shown
3 comments | Add comment
Addiction
4
haexelhasel
As a reality competition show of course there is no drug use on screen, but drug use is discussed and sometimes joked about.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
33
No
4
8
isabellaotto_
talked about, not shown on the show
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
19
No
14
4
haexelhasel
Alcohol abuse is sometimes discussed (esp. season 7) or joked about.
4 comments | Add comment
Animal
7
CMster
S10
 E14
A number of butterflies die during a "stunt" that goes really wrong.
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Does a horse die?
68 supporters
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Yes
0
No
33
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
Yes
11
No
25
3
chloeparts
S10
 E14
In S10E14 (grand finale), Asia O'Hara attempts to perform an extraordinary trick by releasing butterflies from her bracelet in one of the final lipsyncs, convinced they would fly away majestically. However, the butterflies end up falling on the ground. It's unspecified if they died, as they are shown moving in one clip.
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Are animals abused?
145 supporters
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Yes
1
No
30
Yes
0
No
28
Yes
6
No
15
1
CMster
S10
 E14
During the season 10 finale a queen tries to do a reveal with live butterflies, however it shows a number of the butterflies have died or die during the lipsync. I find it impossible to watch.
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Does a cat die?
126 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Does a pet die?
114 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a dragon die?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
Yes
27
No
1
2
chloeparts
S10
 E3
In S10E3, Mo Heart finds a spider on her dress (one clip of it is shown) and the queens such as Asia O'Hara and Aquaria get terrified over it in a comedic way.
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Are there snakes?
13 supporters
Yes
6
No
20
1
ActuallyAshlee
Snake elements in several outfits, but no real snakes
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Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
34
No
0
1
Chogz
Series 14 episode 3 - one queen eats a (real) dead dragonfly
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
1
No
4
0
Anonymous
not held, but in S5 E1, a challenge is an underwater photoshoot where the queens are fully submerged in a water tank.
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Is rape mentioned?
50 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is someone restrained?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
31
No
6
4
ReziRose
Sexual assault is discussed as a past event in season 10.
4 comments | Add comment
Bodily Harm
Yes
39
No
1
3
RidleyMathers
The queens sometimes shave their face before beating their face
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
28
No
0
5
rehepapp
Season 2 finale, someone has a panic attack and collapses, struggling to breathe.
4 comments | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
1
No
14
4
ActuallyAshlee
Several challenges involve zombies
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Is someone crushed to death?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone burned alive?
29 supporters
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Yes
1
No
28
Is someone buried alive?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Is there body horror?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there amputation?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Does a head get squashed?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
2
chloeparts
I don't think it was this kind of injury, but some queens have injured their knees or ankles (nothing bloody or too descriptive). Two examples are Eureka (during cheerleading challenge S9E2) and Kornbread (during acting challenge S14E4)
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Is there a hanging?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Does someone asphyxiate?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
3
No
26
0
chloeparts
Occasionally, some teeth are covered with black ink to create an effect (usually for comedy). One example was in the Madonna Rusical S12E7, when each queen drew a gap in their teeth to resemble Madonna.
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Does someone become unconscious?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
8
No
15
0
CMster
Nothing graphic shown, I don't think there have been any true breaks, but a number of queens over the series have had significant injuries and are shown wearing various splints, wraps, and sometimes using crutches
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Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
0
chloeparts
Tucking is mentioned but never shown or really gone into too much detail with.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Is someone tortured?
67 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Does someone fall down stairs?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
26
3
Moomin
no but many episodes a dance move called a 'death drop' is performed, and discussed, and at one point a queen was injured performing this move.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
25
0
Moomin
sometimes we see the queens putting in contact lenses some of which may have 'spooky' effects
1 comment | Add comment
Is there excessive gore?
70 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Children
Is an infant abducted?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a kid die?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Yes
3
No
4
1
Anonymous
Yes. On top of that, queens are sexualised while dressed as minors. For example the S5 E11 "Sweet Sixteen" runway, where it is literally described as "a sexy sweet sixteen". Describing the looks as "promiscuous" and saying that 16 year olds these days "wanna look like a whore".
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Death
0
Not in death, but a queen eleminates herself in many versions of drag race
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
1
Anonymous
S3 EP4 The episode name is a pun on the r-slur "Totally Leot*rded"
S7 EP12 the r-slur is used uncensored. skip past Kennedy Davenport's meal with RuPaul to avoid.
S7 EP4 Katya says "f*ckt*rds" (variation of the r-slur
S13 EP5 the lip sync song is "Fancy" by Iggy Azelea, which has the r-slur in it. It is censored in post, and they cut to a judge's face when the lyric comes up, presumably to hide the queens mouthing it.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Does a parent die?
14 supporters
Yes
12
No
15
3
AngelPrincess
Some Queens talk about the death of their parents or parental figures
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Yes
2
No
13
2
Moomin
sometimes children toys are used to make costumes, particularly in challenges where the queens are given random items to make costumes from, and every season they customise puppets, but these are not taken from an actual child.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
0
CMster
Family member deaths are never shown, but are discussed pretty regularly
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
Yes
1
No
25
0
CMster
Occasionally an acting challenge calls for queens to "act" possessed
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Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
Yes
2
No
21
0
CMster
S12
 E5
In episode 5 of season 12 the gay's anatomy acting challenge features a character dying and "coming back" as a ghost through the use of CGI. It's brief and not intense, definitely played for laughs.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
41
No
1
1
AngelPrincess
In Season 8, 9, and 11 some queens dress up as clowns.
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Are there razors?
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11 supporters
Yes
1
No
2
0
CMster
Queens are shown shaving pretty regularly
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Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Are there mannequins?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
62
No
0
8
Annaw8thegr8
Willam vomits in season 4 episode 8
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
30
No
1
0
egdcs
some farting sounds are used throughout the show on acting challenges; spitting shown on s12e05, 23 minutes in, was jarring for me;
3 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
CMster
S14
 E7
Episode 7 of season 14 has an acting challenge, The Daytona Wind. That entire challenge is punctuated with farting sound effects.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
LGBTQ+
0
CMster
During later episodes queens are asked to speak to their younger selves. RuPaul uses deadnames/birthnames of some queens who have since come out as trans or nonbinary and no longer use those names
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
5
CMster
Prior to season 7 video messages were delivered with a transphobic slur
There is a challenge in episode 2 of season 2 set to a song with repeated use of transphobic slurs
There is an acting challenge in season 3 episode 3 a transphobic slur is used during an acting challenge

Those are the examples I can think of, but earlier seasons really are full of transphobic slurs
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Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Yes
36
No
0
3
AltaDH
S04E05 - Sharon Needles carries a syringe as a prop for her runway look. She imitates injecting her lip with it.
S08E07 - During a faux political ad, Naomi Smalls suggests training police officers to perform injectable cosmetic surgery, with Pit Crew members imitating the action. In Kim Chi's ad, Smalls comically pokes her lip with a prop syringe.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
24
Yes
17
No
11
3
babyada
An acting challenge in Season 12 is in a hospital setting.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
33
No
3
3
haexelhasel
In season 9 a contestant discusses their recent battle with cancer.
3 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
7
No
1
1
meowwwww
some queens clearly have dealt with trauma (likely have ptsd too) and sometimes discuss it, but nothing too bothersome like flashbacks are shown from what i have seen
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Does someone self harm?
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54 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Is a mentally ill person violent?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
1
CMster
S8
 E3
In some acting challenges queens are shown "arguing with themselves" as characters with "multiple personalities"

In season 8 episode 3 there's an example of this. I know it's not the only one, but it's the only one I can think of.
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0
Anonymous
nothing is shown onscreen, but it is discussed
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Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is there body dysmorphia?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
34
No
1
Yes
5
No
2
Yes
35
No
0
0
kmk418
Katya has a panic attack during basically the entirety of the episode “Hey Kitty Girl” in the end of season 7
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
21
4
Anonymous
There is a running gag of providing finalists with tic tacs as a “meal.” Jokes about overeating and indulging in eating the tic tacs are made.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
17
0
Anonymous
- mention of sia in S14 E8
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4
Nanie
No but suicide is discussed by (at least) one of the competitors in one season
1 comment | Add comment
Noxious
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
5
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
20
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
6
RidleyMathers
"Covergirl put the bass in your walk..."
2 comments | Add comment
Paranoia
Yes
2
No
5
0
meowwwww
unless you count during confessions when they’re looking at the camera and talking, not really
1 comment | Add comment
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
5
No
19
1
CMster
S12
 E5
During season 12 episode 5 during the acting challenge a birth is portrayed. It is not graphic *at all* and nothing is really shown.
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Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
Yes
53
No
0
6
haexelhasel
Fat jokes occur at least once in most if not all of the seasons.
7 comments | Add comment
3
I’m not entirely sure if this is considered misgendering but several queens from the show have come out as trans or non binary after appearing on their season and a referred to with the wrong pronouns on their season.
2 comments | Add comment
Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Yes
29
No
5
2
RDR_Allways_Community
A challenge was edited out of Season 6 (on Hulu) for the name was transphobic, Female or ****** (slur)
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Yes
19
No
0
3
egdcs
Absolutely, in multiple seasons. On season 2 Raven says these exact words to a judge
3 comments | Add comment
Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
Yes
37
No
4
6
AltaDH
Contestants discuss their experiences with discrimination, primarily homophobia.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
18
6
ezrarze
The Pulse nightclub shooting is discussed in one episode
5 comments | Add comment
9
pocketbee
In season 11 Yvie Oddly, there are multiple instances of the c slur (cr*pple) when, due to EDS, she uses crutches. They then do the cr*p walk to mock her. Definitely triggered me, as a wheelchair user. There are also abled appropriation of mobility aids in other seasons, and jokes about amputees.
6 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
Yes
4
No
2
1
jdpamv
Max's image outside of the show is pretty BDSM-themed so I doubt she's asexual but you could argue she was treated with aphobia.
3 comments | Add comment
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
35
No
4
4
haexelhasel
Sexual acts are never shown but are discussed and joked about constantly.
4 comments | Add comment
0
Anonymous
the pit crew mostly exist to be sexually objectified throughout
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
0
kmk418
Alaska….
3 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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65 supporters
Yes
2
No
25
0
S15
Jokes about incest
1 comment | Add comment
Sexism
0
CMster
I don't recall any on the show, but a number of queens discuss trauma that involves people mocking them for being emotional/crying/etc.
1 comment | Add comment
Sickness
Yes
1
No
4
0
CMster
S11
Not shown on screen, however Mercedes Iman Diamond discusses having a stroke and the aftermath
1 comment | Add comment
1
chloeparts
S14
Season 14 contestants Willow Pill has cystinosis.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Social
Yes
4
No
1
1
chloeparts
Discussed, not shown.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there fat suits?
20 supporters
Yes
2
No
1
1
Not in normal drag race but all stars season 3, shangela wears a veey unrealistic fat suit
3 comments | Add comment
Spoiler
Yes
21
No
2
0
PeppaPigLuvr69
if you believe in santa you shouldn't be watching drag race its definitely not for kids
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
24
1
PeppaPigLuvr69
not unless the person you wanted to win doesn't lol
1 comment | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
7
No
17
4
AngelPrincess
In Season 5 a queen talks about being in a car crash, some pic of her bloody face are shown
2 comments | Add comment
Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
2
No
22
0
kmk418
S16
miss jane if ya nasty
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
23
0
CMster
Not in the main series, but in All Stars 7 a queen discusses having been hit by a car.
1 comment | Add comment
Violence
Yes
2
No
23
0
CMster
Season 4 episode 1 involves a photoshoot and runway centered around the apocalypse which hints at a nuclear explosion.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
46 supporters
Yes
23
No
7
3
Nanie
Sharon Needles's drag style is gore/blood based
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Yes
0
No
22
1
Nanie
No but there is a runway on S5, on the Militar Makeover episode, where one of the competitors use (fake) pink guns with her drag sister.
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