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The Drag Race Season 11 Cast Taught a Fierce College Herstory Lesson

The 'Drag Race' Season 11 Cast Taught a Fierce College Herstory Lesson

The 'Drag Race' Season 11 Cast Taught a Fierce College Herstory Lesson

Drag should be a required course in all colleges, tbh!

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With the help of the entire Season 11 cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, this college class got the best herstory lesson anyone could ever ask for!

For a surprise guest lecture during his "RuPaul's Drag Race and Its Impact" class at New York City's Eugene Lang College, drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys enlisted the help of the Ru girls to talk about drag itself, as well as the show's impact in the world and pop culture.

Jeffreys has been a long-time fan of drag culture, documenting its many facets and grooves.

"I believe that studying popular culture can tell us a lot about the standards, tastes, and mores of the period that produced it," Jeffreys told Gay Star News. "As a drag historian, RuPaul’s Drag Race fascinates me and I thought that a class on it would appeal to students, it would be a subject they could relate to, and they have brought an encyclopedic knowledge of the series to the course. Now we are examining the material through more critical lenses and locating it in larger histories of female impersonation and reality TV."

Clearly, we'll all be signing up for this class next semester, mawma! 

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