Shadow and Act has an exclusive preview of the upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race special, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down. The special episode, airing Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., will chronicle how the iconic show taped its 13th season during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The official description: The stand-alone documentary captures the raw emotions surrounding the extraordinary experience; from the combination of hope and anxiety of the early days, to creative challenges prepping and executing the show, and an ultimate sense of celebration and gratitude. In the face of a global pandemic that shutdown film and television production around the world, the resilience and ingenuity of this season’s queens made herstory as one of the very first productions to be shot in the age of COVID-19. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down features vulnerable interviews with the queens, never-before-seen footage, casting reels, and striking photography from set.
This will air in place of the weekly regular episode and new episodes will resume on March 5.
In the below clip, several queens, including Symone, Olivia Lux and Tamisha Iman, talk about the murder of George Floyd and last summer’s protests, and how all of this has impacted their approach to the artform of drag.