The Boulet Brothers are the creators and hosts of "The Boulet Brothers' DRAGULA".
The Boulet Brothers, known individually as Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet, are nightlife producers and hosts who developed the Dragula TV series based loosely off their long-running club event of the same name. The club night ran monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco, with special events in New York and Austin. Past winners of the club version of Dragula include Killer, RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Valentina, and both Meatball and Pinche Queen, who later competed in Season 1 of the Dragula TV series.
The Boulet Brothers are considered icons in the nightlife scene and are credited with producing numerous well known events in the United States over the last two decades. They founded and host the Los Angeles Halloween Ball, which has been held annually at the Globe Theater in Los Angeles since 2001. The event takes place on several floors and features DJs, themed dancers, haunted mazes, carnival style games, stage shows, and a midnight stage spectacular. Performers that have been featured at the event include Elvira, Clive Barker, Trixie Mattel and Violet Chachki. It has also become tradition for winners of The Boulet Brothers' Dragula show to perform at the event.
Dragula (live event)
Dragula was a monthly dance party and drag event which premiered at the Faultline leather bar in Silverlake, California. The event is known for bringing a gritty, punk, and glamorous alternative to the Los Angeles queer nightlife scene. It was billed as a celebration of “Drag, Filth, Leather and Glamour.” Dragula was held in a gay men’s leather bar and featured trans women and men go-go dancers and leather clad muscle men entertainers. The event was hosted and curated by the Boulet Brothers and featured shock themed stage shows performed by non-traditional drag artists including horror themed drag queens, drag kings, afab queens, and non-binary artists. The highlight of the event was the “Midnight Drag Pageant” which saw thirteen drag artists competing on stage in extreme challenges to win a $300 cash prize, a crown, and the title of Dragula. Due to the party’s success, the event expanded and began running monthly in San Francisco at the San Francisco Eagle. The party was also held in New York City for a special one night event as well as in Austin, Texas as part of the International Drag Festival.
The Boulet Brothers held the last live 'Dragula" event on its third anniversary, and announced that the party was transitioning into a reality competition TV show. The trailer for the first season of the show was screened at the end of the party.
The Boulet Brothers are most known for their reality TV competition series The Boulet Brothers' Dragula. The show is loosely based on a nightlife event of the same name created by the Boulet Brothers and is currently in its third season streaming on Netflix (U.S.). Many of the challenges and themes of the show were inspired by nightlife events hosted by the Boulet Brothers. The show has received international praise for its creativity, talent and diversity. The Boulet Brothers serve as the showrunners, executive producers and hosts of the show.
The Boulet Brothers wrote, produced and co-directed a spin-off film titled Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Resurrection, which Digital Spy described as "part-horror movie, part-documentary and part-reality competition." The film was released as an original film on AMC Networks' Shudder streaming service on October 20, 2020.