RuPaul’s Drag Race fast-tracked to Australia


RuPaul's Drag Race

The new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is being fast-tracked to Australian audiences by streaming service Stan.

The company announced on its Facebook page on Monday morning that season 9 of the TV drag favourite will become available on March 25. That’s the same day as the US. The rest of the episodes will also follow as they air in the US.

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Last month it was announced that Lady Gaga would appear in the first episode of the new season.

The singer wrote on Twitter: “The time has come! I’m joining the girls on the season premiere of @RuPaulsDragRace! #DontBeADrag #JustBeAQueen.”

At the time she also playfully reached out to RuPaul on Twitter about an appearance, citing drag queens as one of her major influences, to which Ru replied “Yes!”

Drag Race’s 13 new contestants were unveiled last month.

Previous series of RuPaul’s Drag Race screened in Australia on Foxtel, but in August last year, Melbourne drag queen Karen from Finance penned an open letter to the company asking them to screen the show more quickly so Australian fans can hold viewing parties.

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