The Boulet Brothers already made history with the casting of the latest season of their competition reality series Dragula when they cast Landon Cider, the first drag king to ever compete in a televised drag competition series in the United States. Now, they’re making history again by crowning him the winner.
For those unfamiliar, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula operates as a reality competition series similar to RuPaul’s Drag Race with one key difference: the queens (and now king) on the show compete to be crowned “the world’s next drag super monster.” Each challenge on the show sees the stars competing in horror-themed challenges to prove to the judges that they are the most evil, grotesque and talented queen of the season.
For the final challenge, the three remaining competitors (Cider, Dollya Black and Priscilla Chambers) were tasked with creating and performing in three looks for a self-designed floor show that adhered to the three “principles” of Dragula: “filth, horror and glamour.”
While both Black and Chambers wowed the judges with their respective looks, Cider pulled out all of the stops for his three looks: for “glamour,” Cider appeared in a Met Gala-inspired suit, covered from head to toe in shimmering black jewels; for “filth,” Cider appeared shirtless and in torn-up boxers, eating what looked like disgusting moldy food, while making out with what appeared to be a sex doll; and for “horror,” Cider appeared as a terrifying tin man, a la The Wizard of Oz, laying his axe into a dead body and eating the corpse’s remains.
In the end, the Boulet Brothers announced Cider as the winner, and implored him to spread their message of “drag, filth, horror and glamour.” As Cider walked the stage, in true horror fashion, a bucket of blood was dumped on him, Carrie-style, as he maniacly laughed into the camera.
You can watch all 10 episodes of Dragula season 3 now on Amazon Prime Video.