Condragulations, Sasha Velour!

Winner of Season 9 on RuPaul's Drag Race

During the final competitive episode (12), she said she was "more true than real."  Given that our current power structure is all too real, yet has a decidedly adversarial relationship to truth, I think "more true than real" is something we can try now.  She also told an interview:

I believe drag is a form of activism. It centers queer people and queer ways of being beautiful, especially in a political context where beauty is narrowly defined or what’s considered important or valuable is narrowly defined, and drag always offers a different option.

Reality drools.  Truth rules.  Wear that crown well, Sasha!

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F