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TV REVEW | RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11, episode 4: The Future Is Female | THEGAYUK
This week saw a very different Drag Race, as the show got political. Drag has always been political in a way: as it is a mirror towards society and it's expectations. It is a political act just to exist as a drag queen and many a queen has fought back against those in power in her shows. Ru herself has often used Drag Race and her own position to urge people to vote, be involved and make change happen. But Trump the Rusical marks the first time the politics were addressed heads on. This shows how problematic society has become. Knowing hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies you just can't remain silent anymore. Most of the episode spoke about living in a world where you can be attacked for being who you are. Nina West described her life on a campus where she was abused and threatened. She grew up in a deeply conservative and political environment and was terrorized in college when she ran for student government, once people knew she was gay.