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Y’all know that I am Really Into drag queens. I LIVE for RuPaul’s Drag Race & you should too! These queens are creative, funny as hell, stunningly beautiful, dedicated to their art form, unique & overall hero material.
Drag Race historically aired on Logo, but this year it’s switching to VH1. I love that because I remember watching RuPaul’s talk show on VH1. It’s where I was first introduced to a male quintet named the Backstreet Boys.
RuPaul is such a trailblazer. I remember watching Ru’s talk show as a 13 year old & not really knowing what to make of her. She was over the top, so damned tall, walked in heels like a goddess, inappropriate at times & just hilarious & genuine. Ru’s motto has always been to be true to yourself & I just love that.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has introduced me to some of my favorite queens, Alaska, Roxxxy Andrews, Detox, Katya Zamolodchikova, Sharon Needles, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio & Bob the Drag Queen. The costumes, the make-up, the creativity these queens possess is breathtaking. I can’t get enough. Did you see Phi Phi O’Hara’s Instagram account last year? She did a new look every single day for an entire year & it was amazing!
It seems like we’ve got some pretty big names this season & I can’t wait. RuPaul is fresh off an Emmy win & I’m looking for this to be the best season yet. My Friday nights are booked & let’s spill the tea as this season progresses.
The first episode is tonight & it’s with none other than Lady Gaga! A crossover of two of my favorite things in the world!WEEK EIGHT: We started the episode with a Reading Challenge & I loved it! The queens donned their checkered shades & read each other. Alexis got butt hurt when a few queens mentioned her size. She made a big deal out of it & honestly, it was ridiculous because she went hard at the girls during the Reading Challenge. With guest judge, Tamar Braxton we moved on to roast the one & only Michelle Visage. Peppermint killed it, Nina was awesome, Farrah Moan was so cringeworthy & Alexis Michelle was awful. Peppermint pulled out the win; well deserved! Farrah Moan & Alexis Michelle lip synched for their live to Dolly Parton’s ‘Baby I’m Burnin” & I gave it to Farrah, but Alexis stayed. Farrah really grew on me this season.
Maxi challenger is to create, write & star in their own TV Pilot with 2 teams of 2 & one team of 3.
Sasha velour & Shea Coulee, Nina & Valentina & Alexis, Trinity & Peppermint are the teams. I am SO over Alexis Michelle- fighting with Peppermint over the voice over for the pilot & throwing shade at Nina & Valentina. I died when she called Peppermint out for not enunciating.
We got some backstage info that Nina called out Shea for talking trash & their relationship is struggling. Poor Nina & Valentina were not prepared at all with no script & tried to improvise.
The runway look is Club Kid drag. Sasha killed it as a clown in an evening gown. Shea gives everything! She freaking hot glued her face- for real. Nina is serving skeletor/ bad Bitch & Valentina was in a cool matador meat face look. Alien/ robotic/ venerial disease Realness. I LOVED Peppermint as a giant Peppermint. Alexia Michelle was BLAH in an exposed bodysuit. Sasha & Shea did the damn thing with their TV pilot, ‘Teets & Asky’ going after bad fashion. ‘Nina & Tina’ was a flop about 2 women of the night that go on to compete in Drag Race. ‘Mary Mother of Gay’ with Alexis & Peppermint as mothers to gay men & Trinity as a nun. Damn Alexis Michelle came for Peppermint & Trinity at the panel & Peppermint shut her down real quick. Alexis Michelle makes too many excuses- always. Somehow, Alexis wasn’t up for elimination. Valentina & Nina had to Lipsync for their life to ‘Greedy’ by Ariana Grande. Valentina was wearing a beaded meat mask on her face and she left it on during the competition. Rupaul stopped the competition and had Valentina remove the mask, even though she protested. No surprise, she didn’t know the words, so Nina was the star of the runway, so we said goodbye to Valentina.