Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (aka Cassandra Peterson) goes out for a drive with RuPaul to talk about her famous character, how she was created by accident, and how her daughter has been deprived of having a Halloween with her mother ever since.
Peterson says she thinks about retiring Elvira every day.
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When Queer Eye For the Straight Guy premiered in July of 2003, cell phones still had buttons, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was still months away from becoming the first state to recognize same-sex marriage and no Kardashians had their own TV show.
Queer Eye was not only a surprise hit, but it also became a cultural phenomenon. After five seasons, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia were household names. The original Fab Five will reunite on Bravo Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on a special Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later, hosted by Andy Cohen.
A decade later, the reality program's societal impact is still up for some debate. Some applaud the show's ability to expose a broader audience to gay people, while others criticize its reliance on stereotypes.
Whatever Queer Eye's cultural legacy may be, it's left an indelible mark on the television landscape, paving the way for some of the shows we love today.
Check out a few of the shows influenced by Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, AFTER THE JUMP …
It's hard to remember what life was like before RuPaul's Drag Race became a reality-TV phenomenon. Before All Stars, before the spin-offs and even before Michelle Visage joined the judges' panel, nine queens battled it out in front the (weirdly lit and blurry) cameras for a cash prize of $20,000.
Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on LOGO, you can re-live (Ru-live?) the first season with RuPaul's Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed. Get re-acquainted (Ru-acquainted?) with the squirrel friends who first lip-synched for their lives back in 2009.
Check out the season one queens doing what they do best in these performances,
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— Travel back to 2009 with RuPaul's Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed. See the original nine queens compete for a $20,000 cash prize on the low-budget first season of the drag reality competition tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Logo.
More picks and clips including the latest from Jerry O'Connell, a new Vampire Diaries spin-off, Sean Hayes, and the new season of Scandal, AFTER THE JUMP...
RuPaul and Britney Spears, together at last...
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