The new season of wild drag horror competition series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula has arrived on streaming in Australia.
The series features a cast of underground drag performers and a specific horror theme to crown “The World’s Next Drag Supermonster”.
The fourth season is premiering today (October 19) on horror streaming service Shudder, just in time for Halloween. New episodes then drop each Tuesday.
For the first time, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula is streaming on Shudder for Australians at the same time as the rest of the world.
The new cast of ten drag artists are competing for a $100,000 prize, the show’s largest yet.
Each episode, the contestants compete in macabre and extreme challenges. Eliminated competitors are then “killed” in lavishly violent ways.
The fourth season features the show’s first South Korean competitor, Hoso Terra Toma, and the first trans woman competing on a full season of the show, Bitter Betty.
Meanwhile, performer Sigourney Beave is an AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) drag queen.
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jade Jolie is also competing this season.
Boulet Brothers’ Dragula shows ‘what drag really is’
The Boulet Brothers, Dracmorda and Swanthula (pictured), are Los Angeles drag artists and creators of the show.
They describe their show’s fourth season as “an intense, unpredictable ride that’s going to be a game-changer for televised drag.”
Drac explained, “Our show is an important element to bringing drag to the mainstream because we present drag in its purest form.
“We don’t whitewash it, we don’t make it safe for heterosexual audiences, we don’t try to make it digestible.
“We show you what it really is.”
Drac continues, “If you really want acceptance from people, you have to be your true authentic self – and then if they accept you, they really accept you.
“We are ourselves and authentic, and we tell our competitors’ authentic stories. We find that that appeals to people more.
“Our show preaches a message of being yourself and not hiding who you really are, and celebrating your otherness. I think that appeals to everybody in the world.”
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season 4 is screening in Australia on streaming platform Shudder, with new episodes every Tuesday.
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