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

Photos of Connecticut drag queens Robin Fierce (left) and Loosey LaDuca (right) from 'RuPaul's Drag Race' on MTV.
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Photos of Connecticut drag queens Robin Fierce (left) and Loosey LaDuca (right) from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on MTV.

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 in January marked 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, comprised 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.


Cat Pastor contributed to this episode which originally aired January 27, 2023.

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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH.
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