If you didn’t quite understand what was so funny about the name, you’re not alone.
Has it been worth the wait?
The legendary RuPaul has such a devoted following in the UK, so when news of him bringing Drag Race over here surfaced, the excitement was infinite.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Finally arrived on Thursday, October 3rd 2019 as a collaborative project between the BBC and World of Wonder. Hopes were incredibly high, but so far the show has absolutely delivered on its promise and potential, but there are many miles left to go.
Along with the likes of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton, it’s been a hell of a ride. However, sometimes the references may pass some of us by…
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: Frock Destroyers reference
When it came to the queens forming girl groups for the challenge, there were some familiar names. Crystal, The Vivienne and Cheryl Hole all declared their group name Filth Harmony; an obvious play on the popular group.
However, Baga Chipz, Divina De Campo and Blu Hydrangea’s group decided to roll with something considerably more obscure, naming their group Frock Destroyers.
Most will be aware of Fifth Harmony, but this one had plenty of audiences scratching their heads. So, let’s dive into what it actually means…
What does it mean?
As highlighted by the BBC, their name was a reference to a famous internet meme.
According to Know Your Meme, it dates back to a quote from a viral video courtesy of an adult film star named Rebecca More.
The footage shows her with another adult film actress – Sophie Anderson – as they call themselves, well… C*ck Destroyers. Suddenly, the video embraced new life is a meme, used in reaction videos and beyond.
This all began back in October 2018 when Rebecca tweeted the video; it soon stacked up the likes and shares.
I think that frock destroyers routine was one of my favourite things from drag race ever #DragRaceUK— georgia (@brookesvanity) October 31, 2019
Fans react on Twitter
Many were in the same boat as this Twitter user: “Can someone please explain frock destroyer to me #DragRaceUK.”
Well, now you know! In a particularly funny tweet, one viewer wrote: “So a girl just leans over in this bar and asks ‘why is Frock Destroyers a funny name?’. Lads, I’m about to explain this to a whole table.”
Another fan weighed in: “#DragRaceUK best episode of the season by miles. Frock Destroyers killed it,” with someone else arguing: “Can’t believe the best song released this year was by the Frock Destroyers.”
We expect we’ll hear the song ‘Break Up Bye Bye’ for the rest of the year…
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