By Editors

Originally published on July 07 2001 12:00 AM ET

Entertainment News

RuPaul to be fabulous on A&E Biography

A&E will kick off “Outrageous Performer” week on its Biography series with “RuPaul: Fairest of Them All.” It will explore the life of RuPaul Charles from his humble beginnings to his transformation by dint of personality and ambition from a 6-foot-4 gay black man into a towering blond multitalented supermodel. His creation, RuPaul, became the first cross-dressing act to ever reach the pop charts with the 1993 hit “Supermodel.” By thrusting drag into the American mainstream, RuPaul had a great impact on the acceptance of gays by the general public. The show premieres July 9. Check local listings.