RuPaul tweets trailer for NZ film Rūrangi, Michelle Visage interested in attending Big Gay Out

RuPaul and Michelle Visage are embracing Aotearoa culture while filming RuPaul's Drag Race in the country, delighting their Kiwi fans by tweeting about New Zealand cinema and the Big Gay Out. 

The host of the US television series that searches for the 'next drag superstar' tweeted the trailer for queer and trans-celebratory NZ film Rūrangi, directed by Max Currie. 

Currie thanked RuPaul for sharing the movie with his 1.4 million Twitter followers, writing: "Thanks Ru! Very cool of you to shine some of your star power on Rūrangi while you're here in NZ." 

Meanwhile, one of Drag Race's original judges - also in New Zealand for filming - was excited to find a classified advertisement in the NZ Herald directed at her. 

Michelle Visage was targeted by Ending HIV NZ, who called themselves a "cheeky HIV org planning the Biggest Gay Event in NZ", and attempted to catch her attention by seeking an "Emmy award-winning, former girl group superstar from New Jersey". 

"Must be vegan and hate green. Black hair with iconic grey streak preferred," the ad finished, requesting the "icon" to message Ending HIV NZ on Instagram. 

"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" Visage tweeted after being alerted to the ad by a fan on Twitter. 

"We'd love to have you," the organisation tweeted, referring to the annual Big Gay Out LGBTQ festival in Auckland, taking place on Valentines Day. 

"This is genius," Visage replied, asking for more details about the event. "I'm always interested in raising awareness and fighting to erase the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS." 

The suggestion of Visage's attendance went down a treat with her Kiwi fans, with one writing: "If you're going I'm booking flights!" and another urging: "Giiiiiirl, you better get all up in their DMs." 

Visage also updated fans that her pronunciation of Aotearoa was quickly improving during her time in the country, and that Sugar Free L&P was her "soul mate".