The Boulet Brothers' Dragula

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The Boulet Brothers' Dragula
Boulet Brothers Dragula Main Art.png
The third seasons' promotional poster
GenreReality competition
Created byThe Boulet Brothers
Directed by
  • Nathan Noyes
  • Michael Varatti
JudgesThe Boulet Brothers
Theme music composer
  • Swanthula Boulet
  • Adrian Sosa
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes27
Production
Executive producer(s)The Boulet Brothers

Executive producers for OutTV (S2,3):

  • Brad Danks
  • Philip Webb
  • Anhony Jiwa
Producer(s)
  • Ian Devoglaer (Supervising Producer)
  • K.C. Lindley (Story Producer)
Editor(s)
  • Nathan Noyes (S1,3)
  • KC Lindley (S1,3)
  • Aaron McMillan (S2)[1]
  • Kevin Alexis Fernandez (S2)[1]
  • Michale Frost (S3)[2]
  • Charles Wright (S3)[2]
  • Jim Bromley (S3)[2]
Camera setupMultiple
Running time36-65 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Boulet Brothers Productions
  • Ash+Bone Cinema (S1)
Distributor
  • Netflix current
  • Hey Qween TV (S1)
  • Amazon Prime
  • OutTV (Canada)
  • SBS Viceland (Australia) (S2)
  • Wow Presents (S2)
Release
Original releaseOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) –
present
External links
Website

The Boulet Brothers' Dragula is a reality competition television series produced by Boulet Brothers Productions, hosted by The Boulet Brothers.[3][4] The series currently airs on Netflix in the United States, on OUTtv in Canada, and Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom and Australia.

The series is created and hosted by the Boulet Brothers, who challenge a different set of eleven drag artists from around the world to compete in an underground style drag competition each season. The artists compete for the chance to win a cash prize and the crown of "Dragula - the World’s Next Drag Supermonster".[5] The show celebrates underground and alternative drag art,[6] and bases each episode's challenges on the four principles of the show - "Drag", "Filth", "Horror" and "Glamour".[7]

Competitors on the show are tasked week to week in a variety of challenges ranging from costume creation, special-effects makeup, live performance and acting abilities. Each episode a winner is chosen, and the two contestants who end up on the bottom must face extreme "extermination challenges" which test them physically and psychologically to prove they have the punk spirit required by the judges to remain in the competition.[8]

History[edit]

The Boulet Brothers, at Los Angeles DragCon 2018

The Boulet Brothers Dragula is created and produced by the Boulet Brothers, and their production company Boulet Brothers Productions. The reality show is loosely based on their club event and nightlife pageant of the same name.[9][10] The first season of The Boulet Brothers Dragula premiered on October 31, 2016 and aired as a six episode pilot series on the YouTube channel Hey Qween!.[11]

Later that year, the show was picked up by Canadian network OutTV who ordered a full remastered and expanded version of Season 1, as well as a full second season of the show.[12]

Season 2 premiered on October 31, 2017 and aired on Amazon Prime and WOW Presents in the United States. The season aired on Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom, OUTtv in Canada and SBS Viceland in Australia.[13]

The series' third season premiered on Amazon Prime on August 27, 2019. Dragula became the first American reality television competition to feature a drag king after Landon Cider appeared as a contestant in Season 3.[14] Beginning October 31, 2019, seasons 2 and 3 of the series moved to the American streaming service Netflix.[15]

Format[edit]

Each episode opens with a scripted scene starring the Boulet Brothers that introduces the episode’s theme and challenge.[16] The rest of the episode is filmed in a reality TV documentary format. The competitors are issued that week’s challenge, and must work among each other, work out their interpersonal issues and create their looks and performances for that week.[17]

Floor show[edit]

Each episode features a main “Floor Show” where each of the competitors display their looks and performance on the main stage. The performances and looks are judged, and one competitor is chosen the winner while the two or more lowest scoring competitors are put up for “extermination”.[18]

Extermination challenges[edit]

The show features "Extermination Challenges", fear-based physical and psychological tests created to push the competitors to “face their fears” in order to remain on the show. Past extermination challenges have included being buried alive in a coffin, being pierced with gauged needles, skydiving, eating cow intestines, and surviving an evening in an extreme haunted house.[19] The competitor who fails the extermination challenge is "killed off" by the Boulet Brother's in a scripted scene at the end of each episode.[20]

Judges[edit]

The Boulet Brothers serve as the primary judges on the show, and are the only regular judges on the panel.[21] Each episode they are joined by a rotating cast of celebrity musicians, directors, writers and horror alumni including Henry Rollins, Milly Shapiro, Amanda Lepore, Bonnie Aarons, Felissa Rose, Danielle Harris, Rachel True, and Cig Nuetron.[22][23] American horror film director Darren Stein and drag legend Peaches Christ are the only judges to have appeared in all three seasons of the show.  

Series overview[edit]

Season Premiere Date Finale Date No. of Episodes Winner Runners-up No. of Contestants Winner's Prizes
1 October 31, 2016 January 16, 2017 7 Vander Von Odd Melissa Befierce
Frankie Doom
9
  • $10,000
  • The coveted title of "Dragula: The Worlds First Drag Supermonster"
2 October 31, 2017 January 16, 2018 10 Biqtch Puddin' James Majesty
Victoria Elizabeth Black
10
  • $10,000
  • The coveted title of "Dragula: The Worlds Next Drag Supermonster"
3 August 27, 2019 October 28, 2019 10 Landon Cider Dollya Black
Priscilla Chambers
11
  • $25,000
  • The coveted title of "Dragula: The Worlds Next Drag Supermonster"
Resurrection October 20, 2020 1 SAINT N/A 7
  • $20,000
  • Return to compete on season 4

Season 1 (2016–17)[edit]

The cast of the first season of Dragula.

The first episode aired on Halloween (October 31, 2016), with new episodes every other Monday on Hey Qween network. The series featured nine contestants competing for the title and a prize of $10,000.[24] Guest judges included director Darren Stein, and drag performers Peaches Christ and Heklina.[25] At the end of the sixth episode, Vander Von Odd was crowned as the winner and the World's First Drag Supermonster.[26]

The season was subsequently remastered, incorporating unutilized footage.[25] The remastered version was distributed by OutTv, Amazon Prime,[27] and SBS Viceland.[28]

In 2020, Frankie and Loris returned to compete in the Resurrection special.

Contestants[edit]

All contestants in the first season resided in Los Angeles, California:

Contestant Hometown Outcome
Vander Von Odd Los Angeles, California [a] Winner
Frankie Doom Los Angeles, California Runner-up
Melissa Befierce Los Angeles, California
Meatball Los Angeles, California 4th Place
Loris North Hollywood, California [b] 5th/6th Place
Xochi Mochi Los Angeles, California
Foxie Adjuia Los Angeles, California 7th Place
Ursula Major Los Angeles, California 8th Place
Pinche Queen Los Angeles, California 9th Place
  1. ^ Originally from Mexico City, Mexico
  2. ^ Originally from Winterthour, Switzerland

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1[29] 2[30] 3[31] 4[32] 5[33] 6[34]
Vander Von Odd WIN HIGH WIN SAFE SAFE Winner
Frankie Doom HIGH BTM4 HIGH SAFE SAFE Runner-up
Melissa Befierce LOW BTM4 WIN SAFE SAFE Runner-up
Meatball BTM3 HIGH SAFE WIN EXT Guest
Xochi Mochi HIGH BTM4 HIGH EXT Guest
Loris BTM3 WIN BTM3 EXT Guest
Foxie Adjuia HIGH HIGH EXT Guest
Ursula Major LOW EXT Guest
Pinche Queen EXT
  The contestant won The Boulet Brothers' Dragula.
  The contestant was a runner-up.
  The contestant won the challenge.
  The contestant won the challenge but volunteered for the extermination challenge.
  The contestant received positive critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe."
  The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe."
  The contestant was in the bottom and eligible for extermination.
  The contestant was exterminated.

Exterminations[edit]

Episode Contestants Challenge Exterminated
1 Loris vs. Meatball vs. Pinche Queen Being buried alive while in a coffin as bugs, water and dirt are thrown in your face Pinche Queen
2 Frankie Doom vs. Ursula Major Wrestle in a pool of mud aggressively and in character Ursula Major
Melissa Befierce vs. Xochi Mochi
3 Foxie Adjuia vs. Loris vs. Vander Von Odd Eat as much pig brains as possible without using hands Foxie Adjuia
4[α] Frankie Doom vs. Loris vs. Meatball vs. Melissa Befierce vs. Vander Von Odd vs. Xochi Mochi Perform a lip sync to Alaska Thunderfuck's song "Nails" while the other queens attempt to distract the performer by throwing food and other objects Loris
Xochi Mochi
5[α] Frankie Doom vs. Meatball vs. Melissa Befierce vs. Vander Von Odd Create a seamonster look, and endure a drag photoshoot in the cold San Francisco Bay Meatball
  1. ^ a b In this episode all queens had to compete in extermination challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their first participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their second participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their third participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their participation in the final challenge of the season.

Episode summary[edit]

Episode Title Original Airdate Main Challenge Extermination Challenge
1 Wickedest Witch October 31, 2016 Design a wicked witch outfit and reenact the death of the Wicked Witch of the West Being buried alive while in a coffin as bugs, water and dirt are thrown in your face
2 80's Female Wrestler November 14, 2016 Design an 80's inspired wrestler look and perform a wrestling show Wrestle in a pool of mud aggressively and in character
3 Zombies in Death Valley November 28, 2016 Design a zombie look in Death Valley for their rotten runway and showcase their zombie acting Eat as much pig brains as possible without using hands
4 Pretty, Pink, Fishy Drag December 12, 2016 Showcase a pretty in pink, fishy drag Perform a lip sync to Alaska Thunderfuck's song "Nails" while the other queens attempt to distract the performer by throwing food and other objects
5 Trannyshack Club January 2, 2017 Perform for the guest judges Heklina and Peaches Christ at the club Trannyshack in San Francisco Create a seamonster look, and endure a drag photoshoot in the cold San Francisco Bay
6 Finale January 16, 2017 N/A Interpret and design three outfits with the principles of DRAGULA: Glamour, Filth and Horror
7 Secrets of Dragula: Lost Footage February 20, 2017 N/A N/A
Reunion[35] March 20, 2017 N/A N/A

Season 2 (2017–18)[edit]

The cast of the second season of Dragula.

The second season of Dragula premiered on October 31, 2017 and aired Tuesdays on OUTtv in Canada,[36] Amazon Prime in the United States and United Kingdom, and SBS Viceland in Australia. This season featured 10 queens competing to be the World's Next Drag Supermonster. The title also came with a $10,000 cash prize.[37] Contestants in the second season included Seattle-based James Majesty[38] and Atlanta-based Biqtch Puddin' and Abhora.[39]

In episode 10, Victoria Elizabeth Black, James Majesty and Biqtch Puddin' competed for the title of Dragula, and at the end of the episode The Boulet Brothers crowned Biqtch Puddin' as the World's Next Drag Supermonster.[40]

In 2020, Dahli, Kendra, and Victoria returned to compete in the Resurrection special.

Contestants[edit]

Contestant Hometown Outcome
Biqtch Puddin' Atlanta, Georgia Winner
James Majesty Seattle, Washington Runner-up
Victoria Elizabeth Black Orlando, Florida
Abhora Atlanta, Georgia 4th Place
Disasterina Los Angeles, California 5th Place
Erika Klash San Francisco, California 6th Place
Dahli Phoenix, Arizona 7th Place
Kendra Onixxx Pomona, California 8th Place
Monikkie Shame Seattle, Washington 9th Place
Felony Dodger Los Angeles, California 10th Place

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1[41] 2[42] 3[43] 4[44] 5[45] 6[46] 8[47] 9[48] 10[49]
Biqtch Puddin' SAFE BTM6 WIN HIGH WIN HIGH SAFE Guest Winner
James Majesty WIN BTM6 SAFE WIN HIGH BTM3 WIN Guest Runner-up
Victoria Elizabeth Black HIGH WIN BTM2 HIGH BTM3 HIGH SAFE Guest Runner-up
Abhora HIGH HIGH LOW BTM3 BTM3 WIN EXT Guest
Disasterina HIGH BTM6 HIGH SAFE HIGH EXT Guest
Erika Klash BTM3 BTM6 HIGH BTM3 EXT Guest
Dahli HIGH HIGH HIGH EXT Guest
Kendra Onixxx SAFE BTM6 EXT Guest
Monikkie Shame BTM3 EXT Guest
Felony Dodger EXT Guest
  The contestant won The Boulet Brothers' Dragula.
  The contestant was a runner-up.
  The contestant won the challenge.
  The contestant won the challenge but was also up for extermination.
  The contestant received positive critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant received mixed critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant was in the bottom and eligible for elimination.
  The contestant was exterminated.

Exterminations[edit]

Episode Contestants Challenge Exterminated
1 Erika Klash vs. Felony Dodger vs. Monikkie Shame Competing with one another to see who can be pierced by the most body modification needles, with the contestant who received the fewest piercings receiving extermination Felony Dodger
2 Disasterina vs. Erika Klash Close-range paintball duel Monikkie Shame
James Majesty vs. Kendra Onixxx
Biqtch Puddin' vs. Monikkie Shame
3 Kendra Onixxx vs. Victoria Elizabeth Black Receive the worst tattoo you can think of Kendra Onixxx
4 Abhora vs. Dahli vs. Erika Klash Consume a three course meal based on the most alien food Dahli
5 Abhora vs. Erika Klash vs. Victoria Elizabeth Black Answer questions with a polygraph machine hooked on their bodies Erika Klash
6 Abhora vs. Disasterina vs. James Majesty Submerge their feet in a bucket full of ice for half an hour Disasterina
8[α] James Majesty vs. Victoria Elizabeth Black Fight in the Wasteland Weekend Thunderdome Abhora
Abhora vs. Biqtch Puddin'
  1. ^ In this episode all queens had to compete in extermination challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their first participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their second participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their fourth participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their participation in the final challenge of the season.

Episode summary[edit]

Episode Title Original Airdate Main Challenge Extermination Challenge
1 Cenobites October 31, 2017 Design an outfit inspired by their own drag style and the Cenobites Competing with one another to see who can be pierced by the most body modification needles, with the contestant who received the fewest piercings receiving extermination
2 Ghost Town Ghouls November 7, 2017 Design an outfit based on the ghosts of the Old West Close-range paintball duel
3 Shock Rock and Metal November 14, 2017 Present a look inspired by punk rock and heavy metal and perform on the stage as a band Receive the worst tattoo you can think of
4 Sci-Fi Babes November 21, 2017 Create an alien look and give birth to a baby based on that look Consume a three course meal based on the most alien food
5 Scream Queens November 28, 2017 Create a "scream queen/pretty" look and act in a horror movie Answer questions with a polygraph machine hooked on their bodies
6 Gothic Brides December 5, 2017 Create a gothic bride, prepare a lip sync performance of Switchblade Symphony's song "Gutter Glitter" and customize a fan Submerge their feet in a bucket full of ice for half an hour
7 Welcome to Wasteland (Part 1) December 12, 2017 Take part in a photoshoot in the desert near 100 °F (38 °C) temperatures N/A
8 Welcome to Wasteland (Part 2) December 19, 2017 Perform as a group at Wasteland Weekend with a theme for the performance Fight in the Wasteland Weekend Thunderdome
9 Last Supper[α] January 9, 2018 None None
10 Finale January 16, 2018 Interpret and design three outfits with the principles of DRAGULA: Drag, Glamour, Filth and Horror. N/A
  1. ^ This was a reunion episode.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

The cast of the third season of Dragula.

On December 5, 2017, OutTV and Boulet Brothers Productions announced that the third season had been greenlit.[50]

The Boulet Brothers announced via Twitter on February 23, 2018, that casting would be starting soon and used the hashtag "Season of the Witch".[51] Casting began on March 7, 2018[52] and finished twenty-one days later on March 28, 2018.[53] The story producer is writer Clint Catalyst.[54]

The prize for the third season was $25,000.[55] Season 3 premiered on August 27, 2019 on Amazon Prime in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, and OUTtv in Canada with weekly episodes airing every Tuesday. The season culminated on October 29, with drag king Landon Cider being crowned as winner.[56]

In 2020, Priscilla and St. Lucia (now referred to simply as SAINT) returned to compete in the Resurrection special. SAINT won the competition and earned a place as a contestant on season 4 and $20,000.

Contestants[edit]

The cast for the third season were revealed on July 11, 2019.[57]

Contestant Hometown Outcome
Landon Cider Long Beach, California Winner
Dollya Black Orlando, Florida Runner-up
Priscilla Chambers Asheville, North Carolina
Louisianna Purchase Austin, Texas 4th Place
Evah Destruction Dallas, Texas 5th Place
Maddelynn Hatter Brooklyn, New York City, New York 6th Place
Hollow Eve San Francisco, California 7th Place
Maxi Glamour St. Louis, Missouri 8th Place
Yovska Toronto, Ontario, Canada [a] 9th Place
St. Lucia Atlanta, Georgia 10th Place
Violencia!1 Boston, Massachusetts 11th Place

Note:

  1. ^ Originally from Mexico City, Mexico
  1. ^ Violencia Exclamation Point is credited as Violencia!

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1 2 3 4[a] 5 6 7 8[b] 9 10
Landon Cider SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH WIN Guest Winner
Dollya Black WIN SAFE HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH WIN BTM3 Guest Runner-up
Priscilla Chambers HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN BTM2 BTM3 BTM3 Guest Runner-up
Louisianna Purchase LOW HIGH SAFE HIGH HIGH HIGH BTM3 EXT Guest
Evah Destruction HIGH SAFE WIN WIN BTM2 LOW EXT Guest
Maddelynn Hatter SAFE LOW BTM3 BTM2 SAFE EXT Guest
Hollow Eve SAFE HIGH BTM3 HIGH EXT Guest
Maxi Glamour BTM2 SAFE HIGH EXT Guest
Yovska SAFE BTM2 EXT Guest
SAINT SAFE EXT Guest
Violencia! EXT Guest
  1. ^ Dollya Black obtained a key that gave her the choice of granting herself immunity from deliberation or picking a fellow contestant to place in the bottom. Black chose to give herself immunity and was deemed safe from deliberation. Later in the competition, The Boulet Brothers' confirmed that Black would have been in the bottom that week had she not used the key.
  2. ^ Although Landon Cider won the challenge and was through to the grand finale, he was still required to participate in the extermination challenge.
  The contestant won The Boulet Brothers' Dragula.
  The contestant was a runner-up.
  The contestant won the challenge.
  The contestant received positive critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant received critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
  The contestant was in the bottom and was up for extermination.
  The contestant was exterminated.

Exterminations[edit]

Episode Contestants Challenge Exterminated
1 Maxi Glamour vs. Violencia! 18,000 ft (5,500 m) sky dive Violencia!
2 St. Lucia vs. Yovska Consume a feast consisting of cow organs and cow's blood St. Lucia
3 Hollow Eve vs. Maddelynn Hatter vs. Yovska Receive a tattoo chosen by another extermination competitor Yovska
4 Maddelynn Hatter vs. Maxi Glamour Get humiliated by your competitors as you plead your case Maxi Glamour
51 Evah Destruction vs. Hollow Eve Blow a cockroach through a tube into the opposing contestant's mouth Hollow Eve
6 Maddelynn Hatter vs. Priscilla Chambers Remove body parts from a cadaver while hooked up to a 6,000 volt electric collar that would shock if the contestant's hand slipped. Maddelynn Hatter
7 Evah Destruction vs. Louisianna Purchase vs. Priscilla Chambers Staple as many dollar bills to your body as possible Evah Destruction
82 Dollya Black vs. Louisianna Purchase vs. Priscilla Chambers Walk through a haunted house and avoid traps and gag actors along the way in order to grab an invite to the Top 3 at the end of the maze. Louisianna Purchase
  The contestant was exterminated after their first participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their second participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their third participation in the challenge.
  The contestant was exterminated after their participation in the final challenge of the season.

Note:

  1. ^ In Episode 5, all remaining competitors (except for the main challenge winner, Priscilla Chambers) participated in the extermination challenge, though it was specified beforehand that only Evah Destruction and Hollow Eve would be up for elimination
  2. ^ In Episode 8, all remaining competitors participated in the extermination challenge, though it was specified beforehand that Landon Cider, who won the main challenge, was through to the grand finale, while everyone else was up for elimination

Episode summary[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Main floor show challenge Extermination challenge
1 The Lesser of Two Evils August 27, 2019 Design an outfit worthy of being called a Super-villain.
Guest Judges: Phil Jimenez and Phi Phi O'Hara
Challenge Winner: Dollya Black
Complete an 18,000 foot skydive (while strapped to a diving instructor).
Exterminated: Violencia!
2 Don't Suck September 3, 2019 Design a vampire-themed outfit (complete with reveals), design a fan from Dirt Squirrel, and perform a live solo burlesque number.
Guest Judges: Bonnie Aarons and Amanda Lepore
Challenge Winner: Landon Cider
Consume a feast consisting of cow organs and cow's blood.
Exterminated: St. Lucia
3 Drag Monsters of Rock September 6, 2019 Compete in two rival bands in a live rock performance and present two looks inspired by punk rock and heavy metal (one look for the floor show and the second for the performance).
Guest Judges: Henry Rollins and Peaches Christ
Challenge Winner: Evah Destruction
Receive a tattoo chosen by another competitor participating in the extermination.
Exterminated: Yovska
4 The Demons Blood September 17, 2019 As Dungeon Masters, the Boulet Brothers rolled dice to assign a race and a class for each contestant. Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, create a full fantasy look based on the assigned stats and then, while on location in a Renaissance village, act out a classic adventure campaign.
Guest Judges: Darren Stein and Michael Varrati
Challenge Winner: Evah Destruction
Challenge Prize: Queen’s Feast Gala at Medieval Times worth over $1,000
Beg and plead to not be exterminated while the safe competitors hurl rotten food and insults.
Exterminated: Maxi Glamour
5 No Throw Aways, Not Recycled September 17, 2019 Create a Trash Queen Couture look composed entirely of trash (while only using permanent markers and construction paper for make-up) and be interviewed by special fashion correspondent, Disasterina.
Guest Judges: Felissa Rose and Biqtch Puddin'
Challenge Winner: Priscilla Chambers
Challenge Prize: $1,000 prize package of Trixie Cosmetics by Trixie Mattel
Use your mouth to blow a cockroach through a tube into the mouth of your competitor at the other end (while they try to do the same).
Exterminated: Hollow Eve
6 The Operating Theatre October 1, 2019 Create a look suitable for a hospital of horrors and then, while on location at an abandoned hospital, model the look for photographers from Alternative Press magazine.
Guest Judges: Milly Shapiro and Paige Owens
Challenge Winner: Landon Cider
Challenge Prize: A two page spread in an upcoming issue of Alternative Press
Delicately remove body parts from a cadaver on a unique operating table built so that every slip of the hand or mistake results in 6,000 volts of electricity straight to a shock collar.
Exterminated: Maddelynn Hatter
7 Le Freak October 7, 2019 Turn oddity into art by creating an unforgettable freak show fashion look complete with a showstopping circus sideshow act. As a second part to the challenge, style and incorporate a premium lace front wig using wigs provided by Dragula’s official wig sponsor, Arda Wigs.
Guest Judges: Vander Von Odd and Cig Neutron
Challenge Winner: Dollya Black
Challenge Prize: $500 in wigs courtesy of Arda Wigs
Staple as many dollar bills to their body as possible within sixty seconds.
Exterminated: Evah Destruction
8 Halloween Haunt October 14, 2019 Reinvent a classic Halloween costume archetype and elevate the concept with the elements of glamour, filth and/or horror. In addition, carve a jack-o-lantern that accessorizes and accentuates the Halloween costume. Afterward, perform in a four way lip sync battle royale to “Dread” by Ritual Aesthetic.
Guest Judges: Rachel True and Danielle Harris
Challenge Winner: Landon Cider
Challenge Prize: $1,000 in custom corsetry from Misty Couture and a headlining spot at the Boulet Brothers' Los Angeles Halloween Ball 2019
Search through an abandoned haunt attraction for a hidden invite to the Top 3 while avoiding traps and gag actors.
Exterminated: Louisianna Purchase
9 Last Supper[α] October 22, 2019 The exterminated uglies are re-animated for the season 3 reunion to discuss controversies, rivalries, and everything in-between before the final 3 face off in the Grand Finale of Dragula. N/A
10 The Grand Finale October 29, 2019 Interpret and design three outfits and floor show performances based on the three principles of Dragula: Glamour, Filth and Horror.
Winner of Season 3: Landon Cider
Runners-Up: Dollya Black & Priscilla Chambers
Challenge Prize: Crown & scepter from Fierce Drag Jewels, $25,000 and the title of The World's Next Drag Supermonster
N/A
  1. ^ This was a reunion episode.

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

In an August 2020 interview with I Am Birmingham, the Boulet Brothers stated that a fourth season was planned.[58] As the winner of the Resurrection special, SAINT (contestant on season 3) will be returning to compete.

The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Resurrection[edit]

A spin-off film titled The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Resurrection is due to be released on AMC Networks' Shudder on October 20, 2020. The film was written, co-directed, and produced by the Boulet Brothers. Digital Spy described it as "part-horror movie, part-documentary and part-reality competition".[59] The film will feature a competition between contestants from previous seasons of Dragula, and the winner will return for the fourth season of Dragula.[60] The film's soundtrack includes music from Orville Peck and Kim Petras.[61]

Contestants[edit]

Contestant Hometown Original season Original placement Outcome
SAINT1 Acworth, Georgia Season 3 10th Place Winner
Dahli Phoenix, Arizona Season 2 7th Place EXT + ALIVE
Priscilla Chambers Asheville, North Carolina Season 3 Runner-up EXT
Frankie Doom West Covina, California Season 1 Runner-up EXT
Victoria Black2 Orlando, Florida Season 2 Runner-up EXT
Loris Hollywood, California Season 1 5th/6th Place EXT
Kendra Onixxx Moreno Valley, California Season 2 8th Place EXT
  The contestant won The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Resurrection.
  The contestant was exterminated but came back to life in a post-credits scene.
  The contestant was exterminated.
  1. ^ Formerly known as St. Lucia
  2. ^ Victoria Elizabeth Black is referred to simply as Victoria Black on the show

Reception[edit]

Since its original online airing, Dragula has received positive reviews,[62][63] and was dubbed “Required Horror Viewing” by Fangoria.[7] Vice writer Jeff Leavell reviewed the series as being "loud, weird" and that it "pisses on heteronormativity". He also said that Dragula should not be thought of as "just a show about drag queens who love grotesque, hardcore queer performance art", and that "in its own way, it's encouraging us to stand united, whether you're a supermonster or not".[3]

Adam Zee of Wussy Magazine praised the series for its philosophy towards drag, exemplified by the Boulet Brothers' statement that "We are not here to judge your drag. Drag is art and art is subjective." Zee commented that:

"While it seems simple, this simple idea is what truly distinguishes The Boulet Brother's’ Dragula from RuPaul’s Drag Race and most other reality competitions. The Boulets place significant value in the artistic merit and anti-establishment traditions of drag. They have directed their focus on drag artistry that is unpredictable, outlandish and disturbing rather than getting queens to conform to show business standards. The only molds contestants must fit into are challenge-based or the loose overarching tenets of Filth, Glamour and Horror. Even then, 2 out of 3 is usually good enough to get by."[64]

The show has also received favorable coverage for its inclusion of all genders and types of drag performers in the competition, and the series was the first televised U.S. show to feature a drag king and an AFAB drag artist.[65][66]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Get Hooked". The Boulet Brothers' Dragula. Season 2. Episode 1. 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "The Lesser of Two Evils". The Boulet Brothers' Dragula. Season 3. Episode 1. 2019.
  3. ^ a b Leavell, Jeff (18 January 2018). "'Dragula' Is Loud, Weird, and Pisses on Heteronormativity". Vice. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
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