Drag Has Gone Mainstream—But Where Are the Kings?

In the span of a week in January, the New York Times declared this the golden age of drag (with a few caveats), put RuPaul cover of the magazine, called Drag Race “the most radical show on TV,” and began posting weekly recaps of the third season of Drag Race All Stars. Drag has gone mainstream, and it’s been a long time coming: RuPaul’s first show started airing on VH1 back in 1996. But where are the kings?