It’s fitting that this week ends on Friday the 13th since it’s been a weird and wonderful past few days. RuPaul’s Drag Con slayed New York Fashion Week, the TIFF reviews are in and Joker is garnering Oscar buzz, the federal election campaigns kicked off and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are broke the internet with their fishy kisses. Building from those off-beat vibes, here’s what you should be streaming this weekend.
This weekend, Crave basically re-brands into the RuPaul Streaming Service and we are living for it. Seeing the cultural phenomenon that RuPaul’s Drag Race has become, it’s unbelievable to think only three years ago, RuPaul Charles told ABC’s Nightline that he didn’t think Drag Race could go mainstream. Fast-forward to this weekend and you can now stream all 11 seasons of the fierce and fab show and all four seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on Crave. Not to mention in October, Crave will have new series RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. as we wait, impatiently, for the Canadian Drag Race series to start. Need more Ru in your life? Check out RuPaul’s three-episode arc on Broad City or Drag Race alum Kelly Mantle’s episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Ramy – Stream the entire first season on Sunday, September 15th (STARZ)
As immigration policies are being more closely examined going into both the Canadian federal and U.S. presidential elections, comedians like Ramy Youssef become even more relevant. In the middle of his breakout year, after the success of his hilariously insightful and personal HBO stand-up special Ramy Youssef: In My Feelings, the rising comedy star is following up with his new series, Ramy, that’s finally available in Canada. Based on his real life, Ramy follows the comedian’s experience as a first-generation American Muslim, as he explores a politically divided New Jersey. This peerless series is a raw look at Ramy’s surroundings, thoughts and views.
Hidden Gem: Batman Year One (STARZ)
For more than a decade, DC Universe Animated Original Movies have quietly released a number of films arguably on par with some of the MCU’s best. As the world prepares for Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-worthy performance as Arthur Fleck in Joker, hitting theatres October 4, it’s fitting that this week’s hidden gem also comes from the DC Universe and gives us another origin story of a revered comic book character. Batman Year One is a gritty look at the Caped Crusader’s first year on the job and the animated film explores the burden associated with that kind of responsibility. On top of that, the film has a star-studded cast of voice actors, including Ben McKenzie from Gotham as Bruce Wayne and none other than Bryan Cranston as James Gordon. A surprisingly realistic take on Batman’s beginnings, the film is a must-watch for comic book fans and movie lovers alike.