Why You Need To Be Watching Dragula

Why You Need To Be Watching Dragula

Drag. Filth. Horror. Glamour. What else does a show need?

No, it's not Dracula. DRAGula. "The Boulet Brothers' DRAGULA: Search for the World's First Drag Supermonster" to be exact. The web series debuted on Halloween of 2016 (appropriately) exclusively on Hey Qween and has only gotten better since. The premiere introduced the world to nine up-and-coming drag queens monsters that specialize in punk, filth, and all things gore.

Every two weeks, the contestants are tested on their ability to surprise, intrigue, and disgust the judges. Hosts Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet (better known as the Boulet Brothers) are joined by special guests such Magnus Hastings and Bible Girl to critique the contestants on their performances in each challenge.

I know what you're thinking. "Isn't this just a knock off of RuPaul's Drag Race?" While the shows certainly share a similar formula, Dragula is much more niche, raw, and - dare I say it? - shocking! Every episode involves surprising outfit reveals, breathtaking costuming, and controversial decision-making. Plus, this show is brand-spankin-new, semi-underground, and web-exclusive. Dragula's small production is its strongest asset. Spoilers are virtually non-existent since there are very few insiders at Ash + Bone Cinema and Hey Qween... all of whom are really cute, by the way – follow @titoashbone @walterdelmar @darien490 @idevoglaer & @nathannoyes on Instagram. Thank me later.

Rupaul's Drag Race has been on for so long, the producers and cast are easy to track down on social media and other places on the web – and many of them are willing to offer up top secret information regarding the elimination process and off-screen drama. But not Dragula. Week after week, viewers are genuinely shocked at all twists and eliminations.

Before every challenge begins, we get to see the contestants in half-drag as they prepare their looks and discuss who they think will or will not survive the prior week's elimination extermination. This is when the viewer really connects with the monsters as they voice all our opinions – who deserves to stay and who doesn't. SPOILER ALERT: nearly every extermination does not go as the viewer and contestants predicted. This, however, is what keeps you hooked. A sickening look (that's a good thing) and charismatic personality aren't enough to keep your fave in the running. The World's First Drag Supermonster has to be... well... monstrous in both talent and execution. While all nine contestants are certainly worthy of the title, every little detail counts.

The quirks and surprises are what keeps the queens in the race week after week. If you haven't been watching, you're in luck –– the show is only four episodes deep but has already accumulated enough drama and shocks to leave you begging for the rest of the season. You can binge watch the first four episodes exclusively on HeyQweenTV's YouTube channel. And be sure to follow all contestants and hosts on Instagram for their latest shenanigans and endeavors (accounts linked below). LASTLY be sure to donate to the show's Indie Go Go grand prize fund to ensure the winner gets her hard-earned reward!

Boulet Brothers' Instagram

Ash + Bone Cinema's Instagram

Hey Qween's Instagram

Frankie Doom's Instagram

Foxie Adjuia's Instagram

Loris's Instagram

Meatball's Instagram

Melissa Befeirce's Instagram

Pinche's Instagram

Ursula Major's Instagram

Vander Von Odd's Instagram

Xochi Mochi's Instagram

Cover Image Credit: Ash + Bone Cinema

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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