During RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star’s 4, the featured a runway theme, “Curves and Swerves.” Manila Luzon wore a maxi-pad “period” piece, that RuPaul deemed, “in bad taste.” She requested Manila wear her back-up look for taping.
malinaluzonRu said my ORIGINAL Curves & Swerves Runway look was in “bad taste” and production told me to wear my back up.
I was really looking forward to wearing this gown that I think celebrates a perfectly normal human experience! Many of my fans are young women who may feel pressured by society to be embarrassed by periods. It’s empowering to teach young women about their bodies, encourage them to celebrate them AND to question people who tell them not to!
My goal with this look was to normalize menstruation by looking sick’ning even if I was on my period!
Instead, i decided to wear the beautiful quilted dress you saw in the episode because it is not my show, it’s Ru’s. But because of Ru, I have my very own platform to speak for myself and show you all my interpretation! ❤️
my Period Gown is by @theladyhyde
Suprised this didn’t get its own post.