Of queens receive responses from all over the world for their participation in Drag Race Holland. “Those are often very positive responses, but sometimes less positive. That’s not fun, but I’ve been in the business long enough to know that I don’t have to pay attention to those negative responses,” says Pieter, who participates as Patty Pam-Pam. “I hope Drag Race Holland will also change this and that the new audience we reach with this will also gain more respect for the phenomenon of drag. “
The program revolves around the search for a winner, but gradually the viewer gets to know the participants and their passion for drag. “The outside world primarily sees the end product of creativity. But that creativity is also a way to process grief and to break stereotypes,” says Rowan, who participates as Madame Madness.
She is the only one bearded-queen, a drag queen with a beard, in the program. “Everyone has gone through similar struggles in their life: coming out, being bullied, not accepting yourself. We don’t have to explain to each other about that. Everyone accepts each other as they are.”