Welcome to the surreal world of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5, where we find our star RuPaul, portraying a benevolent heavenly presence, perched atop a staircase in a throne, flanked by guards.
Our newest queens competing for the throne are cast as Ru’s goddesses-in-waiting, presented in all their stunning glory in individual tableaus. Multi-layered environments were created using a combination of green screen footage, 3D and 2D motion graphics and photos.
Inspiration included tarot cards, goddesses and art of different cultures, and the work of Marco Brambilla.
Director/Producer/Writer/Editor: Carly Usdin
Director of Photography: David Myrick
Production Designer: Kathrin Eder
Lead Designer/Animator: Jen Epstein
3D Animator: Olga Povarchuk
1st AD: Pete Novitch
Original music composition, sound design and audio mix: Explosion Robinson
RuPaul's Costume Design: Zaldy
RuPaul's Styling: Mathu Andersen
Pit Crew & Contestants' Wardrobe Styling: William Graper
Pit Crew & Contestants' Makeup: David Dorris