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Video: RuPaul’s “The Beginning”

Video: RuPaul’s “The Beginning”
April 30, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

RuPaul "The Beginning"

One of the biggest problems about music today is that no one really knows how to make a song seem anthemic. Seriously, turn on the radio: Does anything really seem like it’s striving for greater things, or is it just another track meant to fill the sound void in a club? Exactly. One of the things RuPaul did right with “The Beginning” (off her album Glamazon) is that it sounds larger than itself. There’s a message behind it, and it sounds like something being performed for an arena full of people. It’s grandiose on a scale that most mainstream pop couldn’t even hope to achieve.

Anyway, here’s the music video for the song, featuring Drag Race finalists Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck and Roxxxy Andrews driving into the afterlife. Actually, it’s supposed to be heaven, but let’s face it: If you die and you go to a place where everyone wears neon spandex unitards? You didn’t go to heaven, you went to the other place. Probably shouldn’t have killed all those people.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.