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'RuPaul’s Drag Race' spotlights Connecticut’s 'thriving' drag scene

Photos of Connecticut drag queens Robin Fierce and Loosey LaDuca from 'RuPaul's Drag Race' on MTV.
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Robin Fierce makes her "Werk Room" entrance on Season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race on MTV; and Loosey LaDuca walks the runway for the theme "Beautiful Nightmare," channeling "a special homage to Jason Voorhees, my ultimate favorite slasher villain."

While contestants with Connecticut ties have appeared on the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race in the past, the Season 15 premiere on MTV marks the first time more than one Connecticut drag queen has been represented.

Robin Fierce from Hartford, Loosey LaDuca from Ansonia, Amethyst from West Hartford and Jax from the Bronx, raised in Connecticut, comprise this season's Connecticut contingent.

This hour, Loosey and Robin join us to discuss how they discovered drag, developed their artistry, and why they’re determined to confront misunderstanding by showcasing drag as a force for good.


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