RuPaul's Drag Race Is Taking Legal Action Over Internet Spoilers
It's an exciting time to be a dan of RuPaul's Drag Race. With the show now officially on VH1 and All Stars 3 airing before the whopping tenth season, there's tons of dragtastic content being provided to the show's rabid fanbase. But it's not all fun and lip sync battles. Because the show has historically been pestered with spoilers, as everything from the challenges to the elimination order is leaked before each season even begins. Now it looks like the show's production company World of Wonder has filed a lawsuit for one particular leaker, in an attempt to preserve the secrecy of future Drag Race episodes.
World of Wonder reportedly sued the anonymous leaker Thursday, February 15th. Going by the name "RealityTVLeaks", the leaker's social media accounts like Twitter and Instagram often feature footage and stills from RuPaul's Drag Race before each new episode airs. At the time of writing this story, it appears that the accounts have been taken down. This was likely to help the leaker cover his tracks, in the wake of pending legal action.
Variety's report on the lawsuit involving RuPaul's Drag Race may come as welcomed news to the hardcore fans out there. The series first premiered back in 2009, so the OG audience has been watching the campy and hilarious competition series for close to a decade. And unfortunately, leaks have seemed to follow almost every season of Drag Race.
The first of these leaks happened back in Season 3, when Perez Hilton's website revealed that Raja was going to win RuPaul's Drag Race before it had even began. As a result, the show changed the format of its finale. Instead of an in-studio crowning, a live event is shot, filmed, and edited. Production shoots footage all of the finalists winning, and then reveal the true winner on the night while the episode airs.
Alas, that still wasn't enough to dissuade fans from leaking details about the series. The last two seasons of All Stars have seen the elimination order and plot details released long before the season began airing. Part of the problem with All Stars 2 is that an ex-boyfriend of one contestant leaked a ton of information after a breakup. It's currently unclear how RealityTVLeaks has managed to accrue episodes of All Stars 3 before they've aired, but it's obvious that World of Wonder is ready to take action.
While some of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3's contents have been leaked, that hasn't stopped the season from shocking the fans. The most recent episode saw the possibility of a double elimination, where it seemed fan favorite Trixie Mattel was going to get the chop. But editing pulled one over, and only one queen was sent home.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 airs Thursdays on VH1. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and our cancellation list to se if your favorite how got the chop last year.
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