Thursday's upcoming episode of the VH1 series, titled "Trump: The Rusical," will involve the queens competing in a maxi challenge by starring in a politically-themed musical. When speaking with TooFab at PaleyFest on Sunday, Mathews and Kresley said the show's premise alone makes a political statement.
"I think politics has always been, not maybe big part of the show, but a part of the show," Kressley said. "I think the idea of drag is somewhat subversive and resistant and you know it's an art form and it's a vehicle to express yourself so I think there's always going to be a bit of political statement happening."
"Just purely by existing, the show is part of the resistance," Mathews added. "But it's also an escape from all of it. So I know people may be surprised to see us go right at politics, but at the end of the day, we're really about taking the piss out of everything so I don't think we're necessarily going to be taking a stand outside of what we already do just by existing."
Although the show is only three episodes into Season 11, there already have been some wild moments that have sent the "Drag Race" fandom into a frenzy, including the first-ever six person lipsync battle that soon went viral on social media.
Another popular moment this season involved a queen who struggled to say the words "Opulence! You own everything," a nod to the 1990s drag film "Paris Is Burning." The little fumble created tons of memes on Twitter. Check out a few of our favorites below.
When asked whether or not they know a moment is going to go viral when it happens, Mathews said, "I'm shocked when it happens and then I have to sit on it for a couple of months to not tell anybody, so I am just as freaked out and excited as I know all the fans are going to be."
Kressley added, "I think we were shook as the young kids say, but we can't be shook in real-time we need to save it and be shook later when it actually airs." "But when it happens," Mathews pointed out. "My first thought is, 'Ooh they're going to go crazy over this!' The memes, all of it!"
"RuPaul's Drag Race" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. PT on VH1.