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RuPaul is Attitude's new Cover Girl: "I don't think drag will ever truly be mainstream"

2015-02-27
Attitude's Style Issue launches today, with perhaps our most stylish Cover Girl ever: The one and only RuPaul. In an in-depth interview inside the mag, the grand dame of drag tells us why her queens are changing the world one tuck at a time. RU PAUL Although RuPaul's Drag Race is abut to launch its seventh season, Ru says she doesn't think it'll ever be a truly mainstream proposition. "I don't think drag will ever truly be mainstream, because of everything that our culture holds dear. Drag's whole purpose is to mock society; to call out hypocrisy. It will never been mainstream because people feel very at home with their hypocrisy and their double-standards. Looking back over the history of mankind, it was the shaman, the witchdoctor, who would remind mankind not to take itself too seriously." Ru also speaks about the oft-rumoured plans to make a UK version of Drag Race - superfan Jonathan Ross is certainly on board, but nothing's been locked in as yet. "It's really up to the people who put on television shows! It's not my call. I would love for it to happen,but it's not something I decide! You can't explain that to people... But of course, I would love to." RU PAUL 150dpi Elsewhere in this month's issue, we give you a full rundown of the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, pop Wunderkind MNEK opens up about his sexuality for the first time, and Second Exotic Marigold Hotel star Celia Imrie reflects on her Big Gay Following. We also go head-to-head with Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan for a sit-down chat, and speak to Ugly Heart hitmakers G.R.L. about life after the shock death of their founding member Simone last year. As it's our Style issue, we've also crammed the mag full of dozens of pages featuring the very best looks and trends in men's clothes, grooming and fashion. Yes, the models are uniformly gorgeous - you're welcome. PLUS with the release of Madonna's new album Rebel Heart just days away, we bring you a 10-page special on the Queen of Pop! Featuring: -Madonna's gayest moments, -Her 12 previous studio albums, ranked and rated, -Our in-depth review of Rebel Heart, -Popjustice's Peter Robinson writes for Attitude on what it means to be a Madonna fan in 2015. You can read all that plus more in the new  Style issue of Attitude, which is available to download to your mobile, iPad or tablet device now, at Pocketmags.com/Attitude. The issue will be out in shops next Thursday (March 5) and you can also have it delivered directly to your door at newsstand.co.uk.