Mimi Imfurst, one of the infamous contestants of RPDR who did fuck it up( and not once, but twice,) has turned lemons into a lucrative lemonade stand by hosting her own live version that combines elements of RPDR and The Voice. The show places Imfurst in the seat of RuPaul, the only difference is that the contestants actually perform every week instead of the oddball challenges, which rarely relate to drag, that RPDR seems to force it's contestants into.
(what kind of low-rent promo flier realness)
Her judges, who also mentor the contestants, are all esteemed members of the Philadelphia drag community that excel in their own right(and who are possibly better queens that Imfurst herself. I'm quite fond of that Brooklyn Ford.) The show also welcomes trans contestants in stark contrast to RPDR which usually axes off it's trans queens quicker than you can say tuck-a-hoe.
Seriously? You didn't catch that thursday was spelled wrong. BALONEY!
An after show that is posted to youtube showcases clips and interviews with the judges, the contestants, and special guests. They've had Jay McCarroll(of Project Runway fame) and this week they had Jigglesworth a.k.a. Jiggly Caliente(also a former contestant of RPDR.) Past "cycles" of Drag Wars have included past Drag Race alum Raven and Phi Phi O'Hara as guest judges. The audience also gets some initiative to go the show as well. The premise behind the show is that popularity dictates longevity, so the queen you vote for is the queen that has the best chance to win. Audience members are also offered prizes like tickets to concerts(Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks, The Made In America festival) merch from sponspors( Andrew Christian Underwear, RockStar Wigs, Sugarpill Cosmetics) and a club favorite; drink tickets.
Jigglesworth and Mimi make an appearance. They don't look half bad.
The show is entering it's fourth "cycle" but they're actually on cycle 6 if you include their all-stars cycle, as well as their faux/bio-queen cycle. Imfurst seems to be doing her best to live up to her twitter tagline; The Hardest Working Bitch In Show Business. That remains to be seen, but this show is a whole lot of fun.
Source: Youtube, Facebook, and my own words.
As a Philadelphia local I've gone to this a few times and it's a lot of fun mainly because it's live. Mimi is a small part of the show but without her this kind of shit wouldn't happen. And one of the sponsors gave out TWO ipads.