Did you know that new seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race air in Australia AFTER the season finishes in the United States?
So while y'all are snatched, gagged and having a kiki, fish Down Under are either waiting impatiently or illegally downloading the WHOLE DAMN SEASON!
**BUT NOT ANYMORE**
Meet Melbourne drag queen Karen From Finance.
Once upon a time, Karen would invite all the Drag Race fans in town to join her for a screening party of the latest torrent of the show at her local club. Just like in the US!
However, this didn't go down well with the lawyers at Foxtel (the cable TV service that airs Drag Race across Australia) and they shut her down.
So she did what any man in a wig, a dress and a pair of pumps would do.
SHE WROTE A LETTER:
That's what we call in the Finance world "getting shit done".
Karen told BuzzFeed News that at first she was nervous about writing the letter, but she knew she had a job to do.
"RuPaul's Drag Race is more than just a TV show. It's culture, and even cultish, for some. Watching it home alone on a computer illegally was just not satisfactory," she said.
"Rupaul's Drag Race brings people together, and I wanted to make sure that that could somehow continue for the fans in Australia."
Karen waited for a reply... sort of...
Okay, so she made a few memes to pass the time.
Until Foxtel said it was out out of their hands.
"We have been told by our distributor (Passion Distribution) that the production company, World of Wonder, is extremely protective of RPDR and will not release materials until after its US telecast date," a Foxtel spokesperson told the Star Observer.
"Plus, file transfer is out of the question, and episodes must be shipped on hard drive... We understand the public's frustrations, we love RuPaul too! We are continuing to work with the distributor to ensure a tighter turnaround on all episodes and will advise the Foxtel telecast date as quickly as we can."
This was not cute and even Detox had something to say:
Karen said she was put in contact with execs from Foxtel and even received a detailed letter from World of Wonder, the creators of RuPaul's Drag Race.
"I did receive a very informative response from a contact at World Of Wonder. Their insight really was what helped me get my campaign over the line," Karen told BuzzFeed News.
"Once I received the information I received from WOW, I knew that the campaign was eventually going to be successful."