RuPaul Hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’
Sep 18, 2014
James Nichols The Huffington Post
Well, well, well. Looks like Ms. RuPaul himself finally sat down with the Reddit community and opened the doors for something we’ve all been waiting for: an “Ask Me Anything !”
While Ru ignored a couple of the questions that we’re dying to know the answer to (. “All Stars 2 ” anyone?), the Supermodel of The World did toss us a few juicy tidbits.
One of our favorite moments came when Ru discussed meeting Kurt Cobain at the ’93 VMAs shortly after Ru rocketed to stardom: He was a real sweetheart. And he told me that he had come to see my nightclub act, in Seattle, but got there two hours too late! Haha. He had no idea that they put me on at the club so early. So he completely missed me. But he was a real sweetheart, a real kind soul. And he actually – we worked together again on SNL, you know, later on that same year. And he and the rest of the boys were absolutely fabulous, so lovely, and they really appreciated what I was doing, I think mainly because he thought outside the box and understood that, you know, what drag is at its core, totally punk-rock.
Another fan questioned Ru about the upcoming season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” noting that in the past the show has taken aim at other popular television programs. When probed about what shows will be skewered on this upcoming season, he responded with: “SCANDAL. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. and Workaholics.”
Ru also answered one fan’s question about why he never took a drag name, and instead built his career on his legal name.
“Because I was stupid,” he claims. “It’s important to use a stage name so that your real name doesn’t appear on public records.”
And to top it all off. Ru finally settled the debate surrounding his famous “Pickle Surprise” video with Lady Bunny, filmed way back in the day.
“HAHAHAHAHAA. Oh my god,” Ru told the commenter. “Do you realize that we filmed Pickle Surprise about twenty-five years ago? And the surprise in a pickle surprise is that there is no pickle! HAHAHA !”
Head here to read the whole Reddit “Ask Me Anything.”