All-Stars seasons of Drag Race always up the ante just a little bit—the queens, previously disqualified and sometimes disgraced (Willam), know far better what to expect than less seasoned newbies on regular seasons (exception: Shangela), and so they ideally come even more correct and bring a host of looks that won’t embarrass Michelle Visage too too much.
But because they’ve been there, done this, it also leaves room for these queens to get even messier, which we are all secretly, slightly hoping for because it’s reality television, don’t front like it’s all peace and understanding in the minutiae of it. IT IS, however, all love, particularly when each queen exemplifies the best of her Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent.
As veteran Drag Race stans, we’ll be chronicling each thrilling moment of the All-Stars 3 premiere here, and we’re thrilled to be joined by Brooklyn’s own Kelsey Dagger, ebullient drag performer and compatriot to to the stars, helping us process our every feeling. (And pop over to our ‘gram, which is being taken over by the equally ebullient Patti Spliff!)