Drag Me Down the Aisle
If you’re a hard-working drag queen, there’s really only been one career path if TV fame was the gig you wanted. You go on RuPaul’s Drag Race, book some cameos on cable sitcoms or network crime dramas, and then you… go on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. And then you do more guest spots, maybe on a streaming show, and then you go back on another season of Drag Race to mentor a challenge or steal a comedy scene. It’s a cycle–and that’s why TLC’s Drag Me Down the Aisle is such a dream!
I may be a bit late to the game, as this one-off special aired earlier this month with an encore a few nights ago. I finally remembered to stream it on VOD (thanks Sling TV!) and I want to sing its praises to every Drag Race fan. This show is exactly the kinda shenanigans that Drag Race alumni should get up to once they’ve sashayed away from the Werk Room!
The show’s premise is basically a wedding-focused Queer Eye with Drag Racers in place of the Fab Five. It’s got the same balance of cheers and tears that make Queer Eye such a satisfying Netflix binge. In the special, the queens help a young bride from Lancaster, PA find her perfect wedding dress and deck out her big day in wintry fairytale eleganza. Whether or not your basic cable viewing habits lean towards TLC or Logo, the show’s formula is a crowd-pleaser. If you’re into the usual wedding shows, you’re gonna thrill over the special’s whirlwind trip to a NYC bridal boutique. If you’re into Drag Race, you’re gonna get even more.