What the TCA Win Means for RuPaul's Drag Race

July 28, 2014 9:22 PM

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What the TCA Win Means for RuPaul's Drag Race

By now, everyone who keeps up with the television industry knows that RuPaul's Drag Race won for Outstanding Reality Series at the 2014 Television Critics Association Awards. The Hollywood Reporter called it a "historic win" and even deemed it a complete surprise. It wasn't a surprise to me, though. I've been a longtime fan of the show since its first season, and each year the support and attention RuPaul's Drag Race receives is a testament to the way people view and consume television entertainment in our rapidly changing, social-media-driven climate.

I'm more surprised that, over the past six years, this is only the second formal accolade for what is, in my opinion, one of the best competitive reality shows on TV. If you know nothing about RuPaul's Drag Race, think Project Runway meets America's Next Top Model. Incorporate the makeup artistry an...

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