Everything that came out of the mouth of Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, with that fucking crazy rusted chainsaw voice of hers, was hysterical. But when she talked about getting sent videos of people “in’er-coursin’”. Guuuuurl! It was gold.
I thought Ru coming down on Asia was way harsh Tai. It was a rare moment of seeing him losing control, and it was clear there was some major transference happening that he could not get a grip on. I wish he’d handled Asia with a bit more compassion. She was really going through it and I don’t know that she needed to be put in her place for speaking up at that point. I found it hard to watch.
IT AIN’T WHAT YOU WEAR…
Eureka came as a Disney Princess. But where exactly do you go to get that much sky-blue polyester...?
IT’S HOW YOU WEAR IT
Yuhua looked fucking amazing. Wednesday Addams meets corpse bride meets banshee bitch. With the purple and the face craters. I beg.
Did we all notice Aquaria’s homage to Monique in her outfit…?
BROWN. COW. STUNNING!
Monet still going on about that fucking Sponge Dress. I beg for this bitch.
Asia and Cracker having their moment was lovely. Cracker was honest and upfront. Credit to Asia for owning it and admitting she was wrong to say what she said. And to Cracker for accepting the sincerity of that apology. Let go and let love, people. Let go and let love.
Monique came for Kameron, claiming her introspective nature was a strategy, which led to an all out slaughter of Kameron’s character right in front of the bitch. Ouch! I purposely don’t follow the girls on social media during the show so I don’t know, but the claim was she has all kinds of personality on Insta that she didn’t wanna show on screen. Was it all strategy? Or was it just her way of gettin’ through?
After spending what seemed like hours discussing just one queen, wasn’t it bracing to then suddenly segue into Dusty’s struggle with family and conversion therapy. I realised that I’d shamefully forgotten this fucking heartbreaking story, and it just made me feel shitty for being so invested in the infighting instead of the real shit people deal with and overcome. I mean, this queen...!!! You can’t see but right now I’m doing the Cracker clap where she bangs the bottom of her palms together with her nails out. Yeah, that. That’s what I’m doin’.
Was Mayhem Miller there? I can’t remember…
ONE MORE THING
We got through race, religion and the politics of drag. There were tears, tell-alls and tough love. Is it just me or is RuPaul auditioning herself for an Oprah spot?
Tony is one of the most prolific pop culture writers on the planet - his unique and humorous take on all things camp, fierce and fabulous leave us wanting more - his debut articles for Guidetogay.com started with Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Tony lives in Melbourne Australia and is partial to a ginger-headed man.
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