What Is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’ About?

Girl, if you’re not watching Untucked, you’re only getting half the story. Thanks to this Emmy-nominated unstructured reality series, fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the Drag Race competition. There’s fighting, there’s tea, and there’s plenty of meme-worthy moments following each episode. Learn more about RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked here.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’ gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the competition

Imagine all the drama of Drag Race, but amplified. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked is broadcasted right after the main competition, and shows fans a behind the scenes look at their favorite drag queens. Untucked is filmed right before the “Lip-Sync For Your Life” moment of each episode of the reality series.

There, queens unwind backstage and hash out some issues they have with each other. Some fights are more memorable than others. Other times, the queens share secrets about their lives outside of drag. During some Untucked episodes, there’s barely any drama at all. Still, fans look forward to seeing what happens beyond the pink walls of the Werk Room.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’ also highlights what happens to the queens after they get eliminated

Aside from the fighting and the crying, Untucked is exciting because it shows fans what happens after a queen gets eliminated and walks off the main stage. We see the queen reflect on her time on the series and have the spotlight to herself, albeit brief.

This year, the series even earned a few Emmy nominations. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked is nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. Although RuPaul created the extension of Drag Race years ago, this is the third year Untucked is nominated for an Emmy.

Of course, fans love this spin-off series for its candidness and the drama. With multiple seasons worth of Untucked content, fans often take to social media, sharing their favorite memes and moments.

What are the best moments from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’?

There are so many iconic Untucked moments, but so little time. From Shangela’s ‘I never had a sugar daddy” speech, to Aja popping off on Valentina, to Brooke Lynn Hytes and her cocktail-sipping, if you’ve heard a RuPaul’s Drag Race quote, it probably came from one of these backstage moments. Fans have a variety of favorite Untucked moments, some even making a video compilation of the best moments.

“My favorite Drag Race moment is Miz Cracker and Kameron Michaels in Untucked talking about how going on RuPaul’s Drag Race is as expensive as going to college while they’re both wearing outfits from cardboard and AliExpress,” said one Twitter user.

“Dusty coming out of absolutely nowhere to tell Aquaria that she’s never acted like a friend to her in New York is my favorite moment of last Untucked because she finished and no one acknowledged her and just moved back to the real drama. She couldn’t get that screen time,” said another Twitter user.

Some episodes of Untucked are available on YouTube, while most will be available for streaming on VH1.com and on the VH1 App.