Many "RuPaul's Drag Race" alums have released pop singles and videos, with extremely mixed results. Most of these efforts have actually been pretty laughable, proving that these queens are at their best when they're lip-synching-for-their-lives to other artists' music. But there is one "Drag Race" contestant who really embraces and elevates the music video art form. And that's Season 3's diamond-crowned queen, Raja, aka former "America's Next Top Model"/Adam Lambert makeup artist Sutan Amrull.
Raja's new mini-movie of sorts, "Sublime," is just that, in the most deliciously creepy-sexy way possible. The video, lensed by Moby director/Jody Watley stylist Andreas Anastasis, basically tells the seamy, semi-incestuous, semi-NSFW story of a love affair between Raja and her real-life alter ego, Sutan. It's twisted, it's androgynous, and it's cool, much like Raja herself (and Sutan himself).
RuPaul has often said, "If you can't love yourself, how the helllll are you gonna love anyone else? Can I get an amen?" And Raja has clearly taken Ru's words to heart. Watch Raja and Sutan hook up in "Sublime" below:
- Raja's "Diamond Crowned Queen" video
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