Interview: Tom Campbell on the Absolute Joy of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 CR: VH1

I have a vivid memory of the first time I watched RuPaul’s Drag Race. It was 2011, and I was visiting New York to see my cousin in a Broadway show. I stayed with him and while he went out for the day to do his show, he said, “watch this show. You’ll be obsessed with it.” I’m sure you can guess what that show was.

Over a decade later, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a worldwide phenomenon and has changed the world. And earlier today, I was honored to chat with someone who has been attached with this program since the beginning. Before Porkchop was eliminated. Before the Emmys. Before everything. I chatted with the 5-time Emmy winner, Tom Campbell.

In our chat, we talked about how Drag Race started. We talked about how the show has evolved over the years and why this latest season was so special.

Enjoy my interview with the wonderful, Tom Campbell.


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Written by Max Joseph

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