I remember after I gave birth to my child, I was talking to a friend about how exhausted I was, how I had so little time.
Her advice: Whatever you do, don't stop wearing lipstick. I got her point; don't stop taking care of yourself.
But we women do that all the time, don't we? And in lieu of a good girlfriend, who better to set us back on track than a bunch of drag queens?
That's the premise of "RuPaul's Drag U" (Logo, 9 tonight), a cheeky (of course) little show that takes all the double-entendres, humor and fabulousness of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and brings it to the people.
By the people, I mean, regular women who've lost their way. The premiere episode features grown women living as tomboys; they are definitely more masculine than the drag queens could ever be.
The show, as the title implies, is set up as a university with drag professors culled from "Drag Race." The professors each get a charge (and they get drag names!); they must help the ladies get a high DPA (drag, performance, attitude). And keeping one of the best parts of "Drag Race," the final exam includes lip synching. The student that graduates with honors (as decided by guest judges) gets a slew of prizes.
It's all fun and drag camp/drah-ma but there's some heart too. The drag queens are helping the women reclaim or discover the power of their femininity, to be comfortable being women. (Yes, it's sad that cross-dressing gay men have to do that.) One of the women covers up because she's been assaulted; she's afraid to wear a dress.
Each week will bring a different set of women with different issues. The finale has TV icons Dawn Wells, Charlene Tilton, and Erin Murphy as students. You know you have to see that.
In the meanwhile, upload your picture to the Dragulator, a technological approach to revealing your drag queen potential.