Category is… diversity as Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor shines a light on different types of drag in a new virtual contest.
The All Stars 4 winner – who famously shared the crown with Monet X Change – is our hostess with the mostess as she takes the reins of the Love for the Arts digital drag series, airing on live streaming service Twitch.
“I wanted to create a platform to uplift local entertainers from all over the world, artists that have not had the opportunity to be on Drag Race,” Trinity explains in an exclusive chat with Attitude.
Amid ongoing accusations against RuPaul that Drag Race is trans exclusionary, the online show makes a marked point of embracing performers of different gender identities from across the planet, from the UK to Latin America.
Non-binary queen Zodi
“Well, this contest is all inclusive, which means all types of drag artists are welcome no matter how they identify,” Trinity, 34, says.
“It’s super important to highlight all types of drag artists because they are valid types of drag,” she reiterates. “This community should always uplift each other and there’s no real separation when it comes to gender and drag.”
Trans contestant Kat Wilderness
The competition is tighter than Trinity’s tuck – yep, that tight – but we’re keeping an eye on homegrown Brummie contestant Zodi, who identifies as non-binary, trans pop princess Kat Wilderness, from Miami, and Kylee O’Hara Fatale, daughter of Asia O’Hara.
Over ten weeks, they will go head-to-head in performance and runway challenges that will push them to their creative limit, with fans voting in real-time for their favourite to stay.
Kylee O'Hara Fatale, daughter of Asia O'Hara
“It’s also unique because the contestants have to create, produce, film, and edit all of their own content they submit. No other contest does that and it really makes the contestants think outside of the box and use their creativity.
“We also don’t have a winner each week. They are either safe and moving on to the next episode, or are bottom two and have to battle [it out] with a lip-synch,” Trinity adds.
A few Drag Race faves will also be on guest judges duties, including Alaska, Adore Delano and Shea Coulee.
The Love for the Arts digital drag contest airs on @trinitythetuckofficial every Tuesday at 12.30am. The finale takes place on 6 October.