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26 September 2019

Just Be A Queen

by Syd Briscoe

BBC Three: “RuPaul's Drag Race UK” - 60s

Having brought drag and ball culture into the American mainstream for over a decade, RuPaul Charles and co. finally arrive on these shores to try and find the UK's best drag queen. Audiences get a first look at the contestants in this entertaining commercial, which takes the form of an old-timey sitcom before evolving into something far more fabulous.

While novice viewers may be shocked by the array of singing wigs, over the top outfits, and intentionally garish make-up on display, Drag Race fans will find this party-focused film hits just the right note.

It will be interesting to see how British drag differs from its American counterpart as the series pans out, though, since this glossy display feels like it could have come from either side of the Atlantic.

Creative Agency: BBC Creative
ECD: Laurent Simon
Creative Director: Susan Ayton
Creative: Charlotte Humphreys / Olga Chwilowicz
Senior Planner: Mike Lean
Planner: Rosanagh Ker
Head of TV: James Wood
Agency Producer: Vicky Mortell
Agency Prod Man: Sophie Knott / Metzti Bryan Fasano
Film Production: Rattling Stick Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Jack Whiteley
Producer: Kelly Spacey
Executive Producer: Johnnie Frankel
Cinematographer: Joel Honeywell Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Paul O'Reilly Ⓦ @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Sally Heath @ Absolute Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Jake Grover @ Absolute Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Matt Turner @ Absolute Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Lewis Clarke @ Red Bee Media

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