Fantasy K-Pop Collab: Girls' Generation + RuPaul
By Annie | December 09, 2013 07:15 PM EST
When it comes to iconic K-Pop groups, Girls' Generation is undoubtedly at the top of many fans' lists.
The nine-member girl group has had a long string of successful singles and albums, becoming one of Korea's top selling acts around the world.
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Their brand of catchy, feel-good pop explores womanhood in a fresh new way and they stand out as the cream of the crop in a genre filled to the brim with wannabe pop idols.
Last week, Girls' Generation's early 2013 single "I Got a Boy" was named as TIME Magazine's fifth best song of the year and their agency, SM Entertainment, confirmed that the group will be releasing a new album sometime in January 2014.
It is hard to find anyone who doesn't have respect for Girls' Generation, whether a fan or otherwise, but there are already nine members of the group so finding a willing collaborative partner posed another problem.
Who would be able to appreciate an army of fiercely talented and beautiful women? Drag queens, that's who! Specifically Grand Master queen herself, RuPaul.
RuPaul has had a long and thrilling career as the world's most famous drag queen. She has released a number of singles, has acted in a variety of movies, had her own talk show for a while, and now hosts a popular reality competition show to find America's next drag superstar, RuPaul's Drag Race.
Just as Girls' Generation is ubiquitous with K-Pop, there is no way you can talk about drag queens without mentioning RuPaul.
This wouldn't be the first time the nine members of Girls' Generation have worked alongside drag queens - earlier this year a handful of popular Japanese queens appeared in the music video for the group's Japan single "Love & Girls."
The collaboration with RuPaul ideally would work in one of two ways. The first being an actual single involving both parties.
The girls would get a glamorous makeover transforming them from girls next door into sparkling divas. A fun catchy, song about loving yourself would fit nicely with a runway show concept (think En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" video and add a lot more color and pizazz).
The resulting product might appear as a gimmick, but what's wrong with that? Most things RuPaul does are gimmicks and that doesn't make them any less awesome.
Besides, such a collaboration would allow Girls' Generation to further expand their fan base in the United States by opening themselves up to a largely untapped market - one that would willingly embrace all of their adorable charms and characteristically sweet pop songs - gay men.
Which brings about the second potential collaboration for Girls' Generation and RuPaul, a special guest appearance on the upcoming season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
The hit reality series is getting ready to start its sixth season this February and an episode involving the contestants in a K-Pop challenge would be fantastic!
Drag Race is always challenging the participants to show off the wide range of talents they possess. Everything from singing and dancing to acting, comedy, design, and modeling - all things the ladies of Girls' Generation have become masters of after nearly six years in the business.
The drag queens could be split into smaller girl groups of their own, where they learn some choreography and staging basics from Girls' Generation and then are unleashed on stage as their own spunky K-Pop girl bands.
The resulting episode would undeniably entertaining.
What do you think about this week's match-up? Would a Girls' Generation-RuPaul collaboration be a success? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
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