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RuPaul's Drag Race SEASON 10 EPISODE 4 - THE LAST BALL ON EARTH

BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
Well, the show was pretty much ALL runway, s0 it’d be hard not to concede that it made up this week’s highlights. And while there was a lot of questionable couture (Vixen’s extended legwarmers?) the ones that stood out were GAG-o-rama! I ached for Miz Cracker’s baby pink Barbie Army look, that frosted lip and shimmer cheek. And her Mars look, equal parts camp and creativity, was everything. Let’s talk about Kameron giving us Real Housewives of Alaskan Summer in the first runway, then Falcon Crest goes to Miami for her second look. But her Mars outfit was one of my favourites with the green lip, and how she incorporated her bee tattoo into the design. Brava!

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FROSTY TIPS
How intense is this Untucked gig? Seems The Vixen does not like to back down, and her big reactions just overshadow whatever the actual catalyst was. In this case, Eureka calling Vixen and Monique “crafty”: was it an innocent reference to their art, or a read on their ability to get through unscathed? The response from both was hard to get a handle on, but when Eureka saw it as “negative” it escalated faster than those first cocktails were finished. Clearly Eureka was hankering to get on The Vixen’s last nerve, and lord I was nervous when they got up in each other’s space and it looked like we might get an old fashioned drag queen punch up with some Absolut getting thrown in bitches faces.

PROUDEST MARY
Three snaps up for Monet’s lip sync. I mean, she was shook by the judge’s critiques, but she came back with some next level werk right there. And the pièce de résistance with that non-death drop fake-out was genius. That, ladies, is how it’s done!

LAZIEST SUSAN
Asia, Aquaria, The Vixen, Monet, Dusty Ray, Monique – I’m calling all of them out for getting on that runway and NOT HAVING TITTIES! What the actual fuck? And none of the judges are reading them for it. I’ve had it. OFFICIALY! Give me some tig ole biddies oozing out of plunging necklines and no more shit taped to your flat man-chest!

NOTABLE QUOTABLES
- Monique interrupting Mayhem: Not to cut you off… but to cut you off…
- Eureka on her Rihanna photo bomb: I’m gonna be pointing at her puss-wha-cha!
- Eureka in the strongest southern accent ever: What acceeeeeent?
- Miz Cracker on her runway look: I am workin’ this merkin!
- Mayhem to Eureka re The Vixen: Maybe she’s someone that you can’t fucks with.
- Monique any time she addresses “America”. JUST KILLS ME!

SHADIEST LADY
Miz Cracker bringing up Sugar Daddy rumours to Aquaria was some of the shaaaaadiest riggory I’ve ever seen up in here. And delivered in the most innocent, backhanded way. Bitch should get the GLAAD Award for that shadiness. Props to Aquaria for brushing it off and not losing focus. Is it just me, or is anyone else warming to Aquaria…?

WAIT. WHAT?
Monet’s “little history lesson” about English accents being adapted from the American. Without a hint of irony: “Y’know, the people in England they sounded like us, aka Americans. Then they got the accent when they went there. People think it’s the other way round…” Ummm, what? Everyone’s looking at each other like ‘that can’t be right…’ until Monique pipes up and says, “That’s. FALSE. AMERICA!” Absolute GOLD!

REALLY REAL
Asia taking on the role as the Black Martha Stewart (or, as Monet clocked it, “Blartha”) was brilliant, and seeing that drag mother side coming out was really sweet. Later on the runway, when she talked about how her own work may have suffered due to her helping everyone out, it was a beautiful thing to see everyone say, “Yeah she did”, instead of just throwing her under the bus (I’m looking at YOU BEBE ZAHARA BENET!). Judges told her she’s got to look after herself first, and I get that … but at the same time it takes away from what was genuine camaraderie. Sometimes I like seeing these queens help each other out instead of rip one another apart.

LIVING FOR…
Blair St Claire. She got more air time, got to show more of herself, and what we saw was fabulous. I gotta say, she’s now my favourite in this competition. Her Alaskan Winter look was some Old Hollywood poolside glamour, and then her Miami Summer look gave me all sorts of Ann-Margret realness. And that Mars look was like Melanie Griffiths does Barbarella. Even her Beyonce photo bomb was on point. All the references were there. I can’t even with this queen!

SURPRISE SURPRISE!
The Photo Bomb Mini Challenge was camp, with some clearly working better than others. Aquaria won with the Kim/Kanye shot, which for me wasn’t that great. I thought Kameron Michaels’ “I’m With Stupid” sign with the Trumps was glorious. And busted up Monique feeling up Jonai bulge was inspired.

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IT AIN’T WHATCHU WEAR!
Okay, so we need to talk about RuPaul’s outfit, with the face completely covered in fabric, bold red Lepore lips, and that visor covering up half her face. It was all very Philip Salon goes to Floriade. It was a great look, but my one critique is the Sia mistake: which is, if we can’t see your eyes then we can’t read your intent. Bring back … my eyes!

IT’S HOOOW YOU WEAR IT!
Tisha Campbell Martin was one of the original chorus girls in the film version of Little Shop of Horrors, and if you don’t know what that is then shame on you. But someone tell her stylist that titties are supposed to meet in the middle. She’s here for drag, not open-heart surgery.

YOU’RE A WINNER BABY…
Nice to see Aquaria get up and win, particularly after the savaging she went through last week. I personally didn’t think she was the best, and frankly I do not understand how Blair was only safe and not in the top this week. But look, Aquaria put in the work and I’m happy to see her get a win.

BYEEEEEEE…
Dusty Ray Bottoms vs Monet X Change lipsyncing to ‘Pound The Alarm’ by Nicki Minaj:
As mentioned previously, Monet was all kinds of everything. She worked all the quirks, not just with the words, but with the whole vibe of the track. Bitch put on a show, good and proper, and made it gagworthy. And while Dusty gave a lot too, it was clear she was never gonna match what Monique had here.

So sadly we find Dusty Ray on the bottom and out the door.

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Ten's Ten's Ten's across the board - Drag Race season 10

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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.

Check out the teaser below!

 

 

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Kylie Minogue, Corey Craig, Sasha Velour and many more headline stellar line up for NYC Pride.

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NYC Pride’s Pride Island is back this year featuring top performances by Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Lizzo, and Big Freedia from Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, June 24, 2018 at a new location - Pier 97.

“As we prepare to welcome a record number of attendees for Stonewall 50 / WorldPride 2019 NYC, our move to our new home on Pier 97 is just one of several new venues, new events, and new experiences we will launch in 2018 to prepare for next year’s massive crowd," said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride.

Swedish pop star, Tove Lo, headlines the first day of Pride Island on Saturday. Tove Lo’s effortless steering between the worlds of love and sex on her second album Lady Wood, is sure to put fans on an emotional vibe. With hits spanning the Billboard charts like, “True Disaster,” “Talking Body,” and “Habits (Stay High),” Tove Lo’s raw and honest musical style brings fans on a journey.

Known as the “Queen of Bounce,” Big Freedia is a staple in New Orleans’ energetic style. Commonly recognized as one of the infectious voices on Beyoncé’s infamous 2015 single, “Formation,” Freedia is sure to get those bodies moving. DJ Dawson will spin the best mixes in house music while Big Freedia takes spectators south to the “Big Easy.” Additionally, the Saturday edition of Pride Island welcomes a live performance from the “hair toss, check my nails,” rising star, Lizzo. Hailing from Detroit, MI and relocating to Minneapolis, MN, Lizzo’s sound is a fusion of soul, pop, hip hop, rock, and gospel. With breakout hits “Good As Hell” and “Truth Hurts,” she’ll bring her soulful sounds to the Pride Island stage.

Defected Records founder and prolific music man, Simon Dunmore, will play a special set for an NYC Pride first. Also, not to be missed, is a performance by winner of season nine of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Sasha Velour.


On Sunday, pop superstar, Kylie Minogue, takes center stage on the closing night of Pride Island. Known as the “Goddess of Pop,” Minogue’s extensive discography includes “Spinning Around,” “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” and “All The Lovers,” to name a few of her hits. Minogue’s infectious dance-pop lyrics make her world tours wildly successful. Her highly anticipated fourteenth studio album, Golden, will be released on April 6. “Dancing,” the critically acclaimed lead single, is a welcoming addition to Minogue’s enthralling catalogue. Additionally, Grind, Ralphi Rosario, and Corey Craig will DJ live on the last day of Pride Island.


“With the success of last year’s Pride Island, we are thrilled to bring back our music festival in a two-day format,” said Jose Ramos, Pride Island Director. “Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Lizzo, and Big Freedia are perfect examples of the evolution of Dance on the Pier.”


Tickets for Pride Island go on sale at noon on Thursday, March 1st at nycpride.org.

Guidetogay.com is a platinum media partner of NYC Pride.

Join the NYC Pride group here for your chance to win tickets to Pride Island 2018!

 

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Meet The Queens: Music Videos, Auditions Tapes And More!

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Here they are! All 14 music videos from the Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6.

“It’s like the Beyoncé album/video drop… but on a LeToya Luckett budget,” said RuPaul. (She wasn't kidding!)

The ladies sing classic RuPaul songs, plus we get a look at the audition tapes that got them on the show!

'RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz' is available on iTunes. 

The new season premieres Monday, Feb. 24th in the US on LogoTV.

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