BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS 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.
FROSTY TIPS 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.
LIVING FOR… Did we all notice Aquaria’s homage to Monique in her outfit…?
BROWN. COW. STUNNING!
DYING OVER… Monet still going on about that fucking Sponge Dress. I beg for this bitch.
REALLY REAL 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.
SHADIEST LADY 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?
PROUDEST MARY 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’.
LAZIEST SUSAN 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?
LIVING FOR… Evil twin Katrina Michaels – again with the basic names, but – her face was beat to perfection. I know she got read for it, but I ached for this look, with the orange forehead into the yellow, and the matching shimmer under the eye. It was so detailed and seamless and tribal glamour gorgeous.
DYING OVER… Cheyenne Jackson is so fucking beautiful. If you haven’t seen his masturbation video DM me. It’s good.
REALLY REAL Such an interesting concept to get competitors to not only admit to their insecurities, but to actually showcase them in order to win a challenge. It seems counterproductive, but it was actually fascinating. And gawd it would’ve been so anxiety inducing to have to do! There shoulda been Xanax on that Untucked cocktail table.
NOTABLE QUOTABLES Asia (about Cracker): A sewing machine should not have that much power over you. Aquaria: Cheer when you pee clear. Cracker (incredulously): Cheer when you pee clear??? Visage (to Ru): I’m the Serena to your Samantha.
SHADIEST LADY Me, when I noticed that Kameron’s shoulder tattoos say ‘Carpe’ on one side and ‘Diem’ on the other. My eyes rolled so hard I think I may have done permanent damage.
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS Eureka’s ‘Cher from Clueless’ vs ‘Divine’ looks. Such fabulous references, brilliantly executed without being too much. Plus I love tartan on anything.
FROSTY TIPS Is no one gonna talk about Asia O’Hara – an African American cross dresser – calling her evil twin North Korea? Rampant racism! This is Trump’s America.
PROUDEST MARY Lena Dunham! With her blue hair and deep-v’d black gown, feathered and beaded to within an inch of her life. AND with a cape! AND with chandelier earrings! She looked like Liza Minnelli’s second cousin. I’ve seen her attend Emmy Awards with less thought. I mean, THIS was an effort made. THIS is how you should dress for Drag Race!
LAZIEST SUSAN The Mini Challenge this week was to drag up pancakes. Are the producers that starved for both carbs and ideas?
ONE MORE THING Visage telling Aquaria she loved her mixing cheetah and ocelot print made me guffaw out loud cos all I could think was “Brown Cow. Stunning”.
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… Aquaria wins the challenge. And deservedly so. This was eleganza, this was fabulosity, this was thought, this was look; this was D-R-A-G, baby. And her thank you to Ru for letting her learn more about herself in the process. Can I get an amen?
BYEEEEEEE… Kameron Michaels vs Miz Cracker lip syncing to ‘Nasty Girl’ by Vanity 6:
This track was of course penned by Prince, and it’s about funky, sexy, nasty action. It can only be sung in negligees, black lipstick and 8-inch stiletto boots. So when it began playing I had doubts that these hos were gonna deliver.
Guuurl I was wrong!
They served the vim and the vigor, with more cartwheels and calisthenics than the Chinese gymnastics team. Cracker mixed in some signature comedy mugging, while Kameron busted out this oscillating leg move whilst on her back that I’m still trying to work out exactly how the laws of physics allowed her to do.
And let’s just take a minute to discuss Kameron Michaels onstage...
When Kameron performs she does something not all queens can do, and that’s completely own the number. She works her body, her rhythm, her face, her steps, her whole being into what the song she’s delivering requires. She instinctively knows the lyric and sells it. It’s something pretty special extraordinary to watch.
And so Ru announced her safe.
Which of course means Miz Cracker is out the door.
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS All of it. I mean, the makeover show is always a winner and this season’s was no exception. Easily my favourite episode of this year. So many great moments, so many funny one-liners, so many fabulous looks. This process, year after year, seems to bring out the best qualities in everyone participating. It’s like Queer Eye with the brightness turned up.
FROSTY TIPS Okay, so finally I get why they’re bitching about Aquaria. She has a real lack of empathy for what the others are going through. That said, I still don’t see it as malicious, more just a lack of judgement. And again, she at least has the emotional intelligence to learn from her what she’s done and apologise when it’s needed. More than can be said for most.
PROUDEST MARY Asia won the night for me. Her and America served up some fucking Janet Jackson Black Cat meets Madonna Express Yourself dragliciousness. And Asia in Untucked sitting there with her titties lovin’ herself sick in that weave was too much to bear. Werk bitch! I was deceased.
LAZIEST SUSAN Just when you thought Kameron Michaels was the worst drag name you’ve ever heard: I give you, Kelly Michaels. I mean, seriously.
LIVING FOR… Did they drive Monet to the airport wearing a leopard onesie, a floral hat, glitter eyes and lashes, and that big old sponge dress to check in? Heaven!
SURPRISE SURPRISE! Are we still using “proportionised”?
REALLY REAL God it’s so tedious when those straight boys have to make a point of saying “my girlfriend” within the first 30 seconds of sitting down, right? We get it, Biff: You’re straight. Now shut up and tuck.
NOTABLE QUOTABLES Asia: A bitch can’t even get a second chance around here without some salty ass ho tryin’a be making it about her. Cracker: But I think if there’s anyone that could be an ambassador on what makes drag wonderful it’s me. Kingsley: I started making videos cos I couldn’t find anyone around me that cared about, like, Britney. Kelly Michaels to Kameron (on makeup room chatter): … they’re having so much fun, but you get to focus on being … diligent. Monet (exiting): Cha-ching, motherfuckas! Cha-ching.
SHADIEST LADY Cracker coming for Eufreka in Untucked was unnecessary. She was a lot more convincing than the Tracey Turnbladd wannabe you turned out.
IT AIN’T WHAT YOU WEAR… Eureka and Eufreka looked like a fucking babooshka doll, popping out from behind. I was just waiting for one of the Little Women of LA to then pop out from behind them.
IT’S HOW YOU WEAR IT Anyone else ACHE for Ru’s look this week? That sequined/croc frock and the green to yellow eye was gagapalooza. I mean, that is some glamour right here. I don’t say this often but … **clenched teeth** … well done Raven.
ONE MORE THING Can someone please make a gif of Monet swingin’ her saggy-ass boobs and calling out “Titties! Titties!” ???
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… You’re all gonna come for me, but I did not think this was a deserving win. Sure, I thought Cracker did an amazing job on the looks, but on the runway Cookie was like a footballer in a dress, twerking and stomping. And all that preening just made me think of Jaymes Mansfield. I just did not get this at all. Cracker finally got her win though so good for her.
BYEEEEEEE… Kameron Michaels vs Monet X Change lip syncing to ‘Good Ass Hell’ by Lizzo: I’ve never heard this song in my life, but I liked it a lot. I thought Monet would be all over this jam, but she didn’t seem as confident with the lyrics. I did love her leaving the stage moment and then coming back with a split leap slide to the front, but Ru just seemed confused by it. Comparatively, Kameron lip sync’d THA FUCK outta this joint. She knew every word, every detail, every breath. I still can’t quite get my head around the fact that quiet, considered Kameron is a beast onstage. It’s unnerving to see this mild mannered introvert turn on and own it.
I mean, there was no question. Kameron shat the bed, but then lip sync’d for her life when it really mattered.
And I am devastated Monet is gone. But here we are.
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS Stephen Colbert’s appearance on the workroom monitor was brown cow stunning. And his tongue pop GAVE ME LIFE!
FROSTY TIPS It began for me last week and grew throughout this episode… I am becoming immune to the whims of Miz Cracker. I don’t think she’s as good as she thinks she is, and the facade is starting to show. Anyone else with me on this?
LIVING FOR… Can Miss Darcelle (the oldest drag queen in the world) get her own spin-off show please?
SURPRISE SURPRISE! Aquaria’s reveal that she’s friends with Amanda Lepore AND THAT LEPORE DOES YOGA DAILY! What the actual fuck? Can you imagine her downward dog on the mat in front of you? Namaste bitches!
REALLY REAL I’m sorry but I just don’t buy Aquaria as the ruthless, arrogant bitch they seem to be selling her as. I get she’s abrasive at times, but as far as twinks go she seems to me one of the more committed and genuinely interested. If her biggest fault is telling the others “Yeah I’m gonna win this thing” then I don’t get what their problem is, cos they’ve all said it at one time of another.
SHADIEST LADY Visage needs to calm down on the eyeliner. Is Bianca painting her? She looks like someone gouged her eyeballs out.
NOTABLE QUOTABLES Ru to Monet: I know you love that pussycat wig, but bitch you know that you need to wear some big-ass hair cos you got that big fat juicy ass! Miz Cracker (trying to psych herself up on set): I will sell this house today! Asia (discussing queens back home): Bitch these motherfuckin’ men in wigs in here really do care about me. Ru (on Aquaria’s runway): For a 21-year old that IS her idea of what she’s gonna look like in 50 years. Asia (to Eureka): I’m gonna hug yo neck! Monet: Gurl, she don’t have no neck.
PROUDEST MARY Sure, the drama’s been dialled down a bit now Vixen’s gone, but wasn’t it nice to watch Untucked and, for just 5 minutes, instead of intense confrontation have someone say “I love and respect you all” the way Eureka did?
LAZIEST SUSAN I’m so over Ru perpetuating the “Beyonce Myth” that the women around her are inconsequential. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are amazing, and should not be referred to as “the other girls from Destiny’s Child”. And again I’d just like to point out that Michelle Williams – the so-called religious freak that now does gospel albums! – is the only DC member to have judged on Drag Race. At the very least she deserves a proper namedrop, RuPaul.
IT AIN’T WHAT YOU WEAR… Eureka’s apricot shift dress and dolly pink blush in the BreastWorld video was too much for UHD TV to deal with. My flatscreen said “It doesn’t look like anything to me!” and then shut the fuck down.
IT’S HOW YOU WEAR IT The Mini Challenge matching the Pit Crew by their underwear… I mean, give me strength! That big ole Number 17 Joe Manganiello looky-likey gave this thirsty bitch all the feels. Cleanup in aisle five!
ONE MORE THING Cracker’s sister looks like Beanie Feldstein.
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… Asia got her second win and more power to her. She was fab as the rightwing nut-job character in BreastWorld. I personally don’t think Asia was better than Aquaria, but I also think Michelle Williams is better than Beyonce so what do I know?
BYEEEEEEE…??? Kameron Michaels vs Eureka O’Hara lip syncing to ‘New Attitude’ by Patti LaBelle: I’d just like to preempt this by saying Patti LaBelle’s New Attitude is a song I have personally been lip syncing since I was 13 years old. In fact, just last week I was giving it a red hot go on the number 6 tram and everyone around me was living. So one of the all time greatest numbers deserves a truly great lip sync. And we got it!
Kameron fought hard to overcome that old lady makeover and come through, twisting and turning and miming up a storm. It was heaven! But this was Eureka’s gig, lip syncing with a conviction she’s not shown before. She owned every kick, every point and every head-back-arm-extension- mouth open syllable. At one stage she did a death drop, and then did a 360 turn still in the splits, working like a compass in a geometry final. It was sublime! In the end Ru sent no one home because it truly was a lip sync for your life. Everyone lives! So, like Kameron and Eureka’s liver spots, all you Sweepsters stay put. For now…
And just for fun, here’s a picture of Meghan Markle gettin’ herses. Happy Royal Wedding weekend everyone! XX
PROUDEST MARY Just when you thought Monet X Change couldn’t get any gayer she reveals that she did an undergrad in opera performance. Come through Maria Callas! And THEN she reveals her performance this week wil be inspired by the Carol Burnett impersonation of Cher. Did this bitch go on to do her Honours in Faggotry? I live for her!
LAZIEST SUSAN Eureka’s singing in public backstory, with the “daddy beat me for singin’” hogwash. Gimme a break! To her credit she sucked it up and nailed it. But those rehearsals were more painful to watch than Cher’s last comeback.
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS Asia getting slapped for real in the Mini Challenge proved not only an hilarious accident, but her milking it for all it was worth was delicious. Clutching at her fake wounds and screaming out her revenge: “It’s ‘bout to be Asia O’Hara’s Drag Race. I’m ‘bout to own this whooole building!” Gag!
FROSTY TIPS Cracker’s getting smug. And sorry but I’m not here for it.
LIVING FOR… Ru joked about it, but I am READY for an actual Ethel Merman challenge…!
SURPRISE SURPRISE! Cracker – who so far has showcased an array of camp references – admits she was brought up without any exposure to pop culture. What the WHAT? An hour of TV a WEEK??? I thought she was Jewish – not Amish!
Monet on Vixen’s singing: No I do not see Cher, I see Dennis Rodman guuurl.
Asia to Monet: Come on over here and start gettin’ ready cos you need to take your makeup up an octave.
Andrew Rannells on Cher: The first time I lip synced to a song it was ‘Gypsies Tramps and Thieves’ in Joe Castello’s basement, and that’s not a euphemism.
Billy Eichner (about Asia’s nonplussed performance): I actually left, had a Grindr hookup, and came back.
REALLY REAL They keep coming for Aquaria and her arrogance ... why do I feel like I’m watching another show? I get that she’s confident, but no more than any of those other bitches. I liked that when the others came for her earlier in the season she actually listened and tried to adapt accordingly. I like that this week she recognised she needed to do something to get to know the other queens so she made an effort to move on over, get out of her comfort zone, and that takes guts.
SHADIEST LADY Fuck it annoyed me that Todrick, who is always tough on the girls when they can’t get their shit together, gave Kameron a free pass based on being “cute”. The closest he came to constructive criticism appeared to be a flirty one-liner and a comforting hand to the shoulder. He wasn’t quite as constructive with Asia or Eureka. Just goes to show, gays will overlook anything as long as you have a good body.
IT AIN’T WHAT YOU WEAR… Andrew Rannells was a great judge. Handsome, witty, and oh so gay. I’m so in love with him. When he was in the show ‘Girls’ they constantly had him mincing about in just his underwear. Always so wonderful to watch.
IT’S HOW YOU WEAR IT In a week where almost everyone pulled out something extraordinary for the Glitterific runway, Aquaria’s glitter mesh eye covers were next level fuckery. What a look! Which is ironic, given she couldn’t see shit out of them. Totally worth it!
ONE MORE THING The Rusical’s finale – “Cher and Roaches” – was fucking HEAVEN! I died!
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… Kameron wanted this win. She worked on it, she thought it through, she decided what was gonna work and what wasn’t, she changed her vocal last minute, and she pulled a major look on the runway. This was a shrewd and well played week for this bitch. Good girl!
BYEEEEEEE… The Vixen vs Asia O’Hara lip syncing to ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ by D-Lite: Asia managed to replicate some of the fabulous craziness of D-Lite’s Lady Miss Kier, which gave her an advantage. But this was also the best performance so far from The Vixen, and the two of them in sync for the “1, 2, 3, brrrr…” moment was fucking fabulous.
Ultimately though this just looked like two black chicks dancing to some white nonsense. And, I mean really, that’s exactly what it was. We really haven’t had a jawdropping killer lip sync so far this season, and we really need one right about now.
But then suddenly the clouds cleared, the sun rose, the birds chirped and the deer came to the clearing to see what had occurred… for Ru FINALLY uttered those words we’ve all been yearning to hear: “The Vixen… Sashay away!”
Glorious does not even begin to explain this moment. As far as most satisfying TV moments EVER go, it goes: Number 3 – Joffrey eating the poisoned pie; Number 2 – The Vixen getting ousted from Drag Race; Number 1 – Reggie winning Big Brother.
PROUDEST MARY Asia’s Dandelion look was spec-fucking-tacular. Campy and fun and beautiful and strange. Who hears ‘Hat Week’ and then turns it out with some Pollination realness? Asia O’Hara does, that’s who.
LAZIEST SUSAN It takes a special kind of self-delusion to throw together a sequinned lounge-suit last minute and then sit there in Untucked, throwing back Absolut and soda, bitching about how she should’ve won the night. But Monique went there. Then she announced how she’d held back in the Maxi Challenge so her teammates could shine. Oooh bitch!
IT AIN’T WHATCHU WEAR! The Vixen’s runway look was just the worst. All sloppy construction and bad proportions and unfinished details. Ugh. I just can’t with this outfit! And you saw her all episode painting that thing in the background like she was Michel-fuckin’-angelo. If Carson was there he would’ve read her to filth.
IT’S HOOOW YOU WEAR IT! Seeing my future ex-husband Bryce Eilenberg - aka Hot Ginger Pit Crew Guy - getting gradually dragged up throughout the episode was equal parts fascinating and delicious. And made me realise once and for all that yeah, he really is straight.
LIVING FOR… The Body panel - Eureka, Monet & Kameron - who won the Maxi Challenge this week. What a fabulous array of drag, in all shapes and sizes. They were prepared, they were camp, they were charming. Sure, the “proportionising” gig wore a little bit thin, but at least they put thought into a buzzword and how important it is to branding. I’m just praying “proportionising” doesn’t become the new hot meme.
SURPRISE SURPRISE! Cracker’s energy was low and her charm waned in the Maxi Challenge, but it was still a shock to see her in the bottom 3. But I gotta say, like a Chi Chi LaRue orgy scene, the tops earned their place this week and the bottoms clearly earned theirs.
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS That Sitting On A Secret Mini Challenge was hilarious, getting queens to sit on a fax machine and an eggplant and a fucking porkchop. Could this just be a whole show: Blindfolded celebrities sit on top of random items? Latrice could host.
FROSTY TIPS Team Hair – Miz Cracker, Blair & The Vixen – did a pretty bad job. They went and did that thing Ru specifically warned them not to, ie. make it joyous and don’t get too technical. For me it felt as though it was edited it to look much worse than it was. I mean, WHY would Ross and Ru be side-eyeing over some harmless queeny shade like it was the worst thing ever? It wasn’t even that vicious. That said, their group was the least engaging, no question.
Monet on Cracker: The Susan Lucci of season 10…
Monet: Usher is out here givin’ people the drip-drip, you gotta be careful!
Monique: I came to this competition with glitter and Jesus! And bitch I’m makin’ it work. Okay?
(Asia takes an eyelash off) Visage under her breath: C’mon Patti LaBelle!
I swear at one stage during the panel Asia quoted Sally Field from Steel Magnolias without even realizing (“Never be afraid to try a new look…”).
SHADIEST LADY Kumail Nanjiani is so hot, so funny and so clever. If you don’t follow him on Twitter you should do so immediately. And his commentary throughout the runway was hysterical. So much fun to hear a camp straight Indian dude giving runway shade. Werk bitch!
WAIT. WHAT? Blair’s moment was an honest-to-god heartbreaker, especially as she introduced the story with, “I urge to find daintiness because I feel dirty sometimes,” before revealing she’d been the victim of a college party rape. Whoa Nelly! Did anyone else just hear the “dun-dun” from Law & Order: SVU? Jokes aside, it was such a shock and at the same time made perfect sense, in so much as her concealing the pain by trying to make everything around her happy and beautiful. Just as telling was watching The Vixen respond to Blair’s revelation, cos it was like she finally understood Blair a little more too. The whole thing was reiterated in Untucked, and it was fabulous to see Vixen talk up Blair and put her passion and tenacity into something positive. I think I get this bitch a bit more now.
REALLY REAL Monet’s story about not being out to her parents and still lying to them about who she is and what she does was fascinating. She’s so steeped in the drag world, she’s often referred to by the others as one of NY’s funniest queens, she talks and acts and prances like a drag queen. It’d be hard to imagine those close to her not realising. And I wonder, on some level, if it explains why she’s hasn’t quite been ‘next level’ in this competition yet.
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… So happy to see Monet in the top 3. You could feel the relief dripping off her like sweat and the confidence finally coming back. Can I get a amen up in here?
But of course it was Eureka’s night, getting her second win for this season. And y’know what? – she earned this one even more than last week. I’m just gonna put it out there guys: could this be Eureka’s year?
BYEEEEEEE… The Vixen X Blair St Clair lipsyncing to ‘I’m Coming Out’ by Diana Ross: The Vixen was working hard, but it was still a little basic and unmeasured for my liking. She had a shoe dangling off and that hat dress was all over the place. She did a forward roll like it was Yr 7 gym class and someone actually cheered. FOR A FORWARD ROLL! BUT what she did bring was sass and energy, which Blair sadly didn’t have in her. And where Blair sold it as indignant, The Vixen brought joy, and that’s what ‘I’m Coming Out’ is really all about.
So it was Blair St Clair who sashayed away. Watching Blair leave at the end of Untucked, knowing what he’s endured, with no makeup on his little kid face, was a genuinely heartbreaking moment.
PROUDEST MARY Monet and the sponge dress. She is loving herself sick over that sponge dress. For reals though. Does she just carry those bits of sponge around with her, tucked under her wig or something?
LAZIEST SUSAN Oh no - is Mayhem a look queen only? I thought she had more moxey and pizzazz, but in the App challenge she was all “I dunno…” and they walked all over her. Maybe it was a one-off, maybe she’ll learn from it. Her comments in Untucked seemed to suggest so. Step that pussy UP gurl.
NOTABLE QUOTABLES - Visage on Yuhua’s runway: The look was just like hairy Dalmatian with HPV. - Monique: Asia isn’t feeling the concept. She like ‘guuurl’, and when another drag queen goes ‘guuurl’ you know it ain’t good… - Monique (again): America, let the facts be the facts: The Vixen handed Aquaria her ass in a gift bag. Gift wrapped. There you go. Merry Christmas. - Monique (AGAIN) on Mayhem’s apathy: Girl you better deliver cos if I’m in the bottom two because of you I’m cuttin’ up all your wigs. All of ‘em. - Monique (AGAAAAIN!) in Untucked: I just hope some bitches … better not throw me under the bus cos they gettin’ an UNGODLY phone call. And I’m gonna record it and then I’m gonna put the bitch on YouTube. - The entire cast not aware yet the internet sensation that has evolved: Vanjiiiie… Vanjiiie… Vanjiiiie….
BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS All that Fresh Off The Bus Drag stuff was so much fun! The Vixen being a dog, barking how good the chocolate is. Hysterical! Blair St Clair feverishly tapping with those Raquel Welsh pigtails and Peter Pan collar. Everything! And Monet dancing an Irish jig. I fucking LIVE. But I lost my shit over Miz Cracker saying “I taste like your best afternoon… April 24th”. For those that don’t know, this is an obscure Streisand reference - look it up! - and now I’m more obsessed with Cracker than ever.
FROSTY TIPS Well, I did ask for more race stuff… **awkward laugh** I’m not gonna say too much here, as I’m sure it’ll be hotly debated within the group, but my heart kinda broke for Aquaria. Yeah she’s made her own bed, but fuck – she had Dusty come for her, Monique come for her, Cracker sort of come for her, and of course The Vixen come for her, all at once, and then when it finally broke her she had to deal with the most unsympathetic, dismissive response – how much does bitch have to take?
SHADIEST LADY Yuhua. Just everything Yuhua. She’s there suggesting new names for the Madam Buttrface app, not even realising it’s in fact the funniest app name of the three. She had to be told how to do ugly drag, and she still didn’t get it.. She’s about as funny as a malignancy, but gets all shitty and defensive when her teammates try to gently critique her. THEN THE BITCH gets on the runway and claims she wanted to put on an ugly nose but “my teammates said no, so I didn’t put it on…” Ummm that’s a fucking bold-faced lie. THAT’S FAKE FUCKING NEWS! You are the Cambridge Analytica quiz of this season. Why is there even a lip sync this week? Just send this bitch home?
WAIT. WHAT? Blair St Clair coming out as a … as a … as a CHRISTIAN. **sob** It’s like when Beyonce thanks god at the Grammys where she’s just been awarded for the song she wrote about giving blowjobs. I just … I don’t get it.
REALLY REAL Dusty’s story, talking about the dysfunctional relationship with his parents, and getting exorcised and made to attend fucking pray the gay away therapy. This sort of story never fails to upset me. It’s atrocious. People are the worst. This queen is amazing! His parents should thank their stupid god that they have this great, creative, funny, wonderful talent, and not some dumb Christian cookie-cutter who believes god gives out awards for songs about blowjobs. Of course, now he has a beautiful fiancé and a fabulous road ahead. Fuck off anti-gays. You’re time is so over. As Latrice would say, EAT IT.
LIVING FOR… That ginger Pit Crew guy… I mean, I just can’t cope! He’s sitting there in his tighty dayglo undies, all laid back and sexy like whatever bitch I got time, and you guys I seriously haven’t had sex in like FOR. EVER. and something’s just GOT TO GIVE OKAY???? **passes out**
SURPRISE SURPRISE! Courtney Love needed subtitles. I couldn’t understand a single word. Did she have a stroke? Seriously. Was that Bell’s Palsy? She sounded like those clips of Judy Garland drunk on a late night talkshows in the 60s.
YOU’RE A WINNER BABY… Ohmygod did y’all see Eureka’s facecrack when Asia won the week? Hahaha. Asia did well in the Maxi, and that Tweety Bird look for the Feather runway was INSPIRED. Camp, comical, glamorous, fabulous. DIE! She earned her win this week. That said, I begged for Monique this week. The detail in her feather cape, all that white and gold, so beautifully constructed. She looked like some kind of mythical creature come to life. And all of her cutaways were hysterical, and her self-directing wearing those big stupid beanbag titties… I was floored!
BYEEEEEEE… Mayhem vs Yuhua lipsyncing to ‘Celebrity Skin’ by Hole: What a GREAT track for a drag number! Yuhua looked out of place – like Britney covering I Love Rock’n’Roll; no you don’t! – while Mayhem gave it attitude and anger. In the end Mayhem was tearing off her feathers, malting all over the runway, and it was ART. Unleash!
It's back baby! As quick as you can delete a negative social media post from a 16 year old girl, the All Stars Season 3 controversy is swept under the carpet and floor launched into the world's pop culture psyche within a week.
Mother Ru is fresh from receiving her star on the Hollywood walk of Fame thanks to the legend that is Jane Fonda - and even with that career defining moment - Ru's own cage was rattled thanks to some comments made about Trans performers and Drag Race - which was quickly squashed, explained and apologised for by RuPaul and brought to task by amazing folks like Peppermint... at least it has started a conversation on the issue and should not be more than an exercise in growth, loving your fellow humans and celebrating all forms of drag and performance art.
But back to Season 10. The snippet of the first episode has been released and we are GAGGING over it. Sooo many New York City Queens are in this season, along with some real superstars of the pageant circuit and some states in the USA that have never before been represented!
Drag Race is on VH1 in the USA, STAN in Australia and WOWPresents+ in other territories.