'...and DON'T *bleep* IT UP!' -- the RuPaul's Drag Race thread

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About time for this, I figure! Fifth season premiered yesterday.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:10 (six years ago) Permalink

condragulations

Welcome to my world of proses (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 20:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite right!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

this show is kind of fascinating in a "gender is all performance!" way - everyone congratulating each other (incl the judges) on how well they achieve some kind of archetypal female-ness

Welcome to my world of proses (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 21:10 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Okay come on, I KNOW I'm not the only person on here watching.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I promise to start now.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Marilyn Monroe should've been in the bottom. She didn't do anything.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that was an epic flop. I like Ivy well enough but that made me go "Whuh?"

Jinkx, Alaska and Roxy were the best overall, but Jinkx just owned it period.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I like Ivy too and I think she was lucky she didn't have to lipsynch against Lineysha. I didn't expect her to do so well (but her Celia Cruz was unforgiveable).

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Deep clusterfuck, that. Also what WAS Detox thinking.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

um hi I just started watching season 5 online having never watched and omg I'm hooked

I'll be caught up in no time :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't forget to watch Untucked, an essential part of this show!

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah I just figured that out...gotta love these bitchy girls. MORE drag homework? *twists arm*

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Very good. Join us, join us...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Shanté, you stay!

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Season 2 still the best so far, I think.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I just binge-rewatched season 3 over the weekend on Netflix and I might have to vote for that one. Then again I just like Raja a hell of a lot, so.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes for Raja and Manila. But the rest, not so interesting. Yara-Sophia maybe...

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

It actually came down to the right final four I thought, Alexis was a character in her own right. But yeah Yara (Xara?) was next level.

I still haven't seen season four! For some stupid reason it's not on Netflix -- it was for about two seconds and then went away again without explanation. (Already know who won, obv., but I'd like to see it happen.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Wait what!! Can't you watch it on logo online or something? We can't in Canada but I thought you could in the US.
Season 4 was pretty good, although they tried to create too much unnecessary drama. But I'll let you see by yourself.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

You can see the Untucked episodes from season 4 on the site but not the main shows. Since you can buy all the shows from iTunes maybe they want to go that route? Who knows!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Makes sense. If RuPaul had a dollar everytime she mentions iTunes...

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, house payments are probably up there. (And I don't begrudge Ru ANY success and trappings.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't either. At least she's very upfront and funny about it.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Fun fact we learned during the All Stars season: Jujubee's real name is actually Airplane!

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Hahaha yeah I remember thinking "Wait, what?"

I also love that Manila's real name is the none-more-Minnesota Karl Westerberg.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Lol wow

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 22:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Almost caught up on S5 now yay!

Every single time Alyssa glams up for the runway all I think is JOAN COLLINS JOAN COLLINS JOAN COLLINS

I don't know why but I think I like Detox. Jinkx is great but I dunno if the unglam thing is going to hold out for her or not. I love her for it, but it could wear thin.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I will say this, have started following her on FB -- win or lose she seems to be having a blast and is booked for other live appearances and things and more this year already, so I like to think of her as winning already!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, it's a little surprising to see such a mostly white group at this point. Not that I think the show is biased, appears to be more luck of the draw season by season in terms of who survives.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:15 (five years ago) Permalink

that little edie impersonation was fuckin awesome in the last ep. too bad her fashion totally sucks.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I found s2 streaming on Amazon Prime, so yaaaay

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 02:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I do have to quibble with some of the assertions there -- while Sharon's success in 4 is great, in 3 Raja was more than a little disruptive herself -- as was Manila really; if anything Alexis was the one let go at the end precisely for being full pageant.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I haven't watched all the seasons, but I don't get the impression that they are only seeking pageant or necessarily favoring that. And while I noticed the lack of "camp history" in the S5 girls, isn't there an argument that maybe a lot of queens are trying to let go of that, like that cliche of teens not wanting to know about older music? I mean, I'm bummed that they don't know who Little Edie is but maybe when they see Jinkxs win they go find out. And it doesn't mean they're any more terrible for what they don't know of their history. If anything, it's kind of fabulous that they all came to that same place *without* it.
I dunno. That article seemed a little too buttclenched.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Related but I think better expressed post, linked off the official site

http://www.newnownext.com/drag-race-jinkx-monsoon-snatch-game-little-edie/02/2013/

Oh and in checking Twitter Alyssa DID apologize to Ms. Perry.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Also this exchange is interesting (notice it's everyone else BUT Jinkx and Michelle who get riled up -- and as Michelle notes, in noting the obvious, there's always editing).

https://twitter.com/JinkxMonsoon/status/306550634079977473

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:20 (five years ago) Permalink

This is better than what they showed on the show:

http://www.newnownext.com/jinkx-monsoon-little-edie-rupauls-drag-race/02/2013/

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

My Top 5 Snatch Game contestants from all seasons:

1. Sharon Needles as Michelle Visage
2. Pandora Boxx as Carole Channing
3. Tatianna as Britney Spears
4. Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie
5. Alexis Matteo as Alicia Keys

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 28 February 2013 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Only three eps in (S5; no previous exposure to the show). Anyone care to rank the hottest queens out of drag? So far from S5 I'm into Lineysha and, oddly, Ivy.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:03 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost I just watched the S2 Snatch Game, Pandora's Carol Channing was hysterical, so good.

Lineysha's gorgeous. Ivy's not a crazy answer either, that bone structure really is something else. I was thinking about her terrible Marilyn and found myself wondering why the hell she didn't do Joan Rivers. Eh. Hindsight

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes she would've been a great Joan Rivers!

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I know this is probably the exact rongest angle to take on the show, but I'm finding it very interesting navigating my impressions/levels of attraction to certain contestants when they're in drag vs. when they're not in drag.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Alyssa's *almost* attractive but it's like her lips are too big for her and she keeps tripping over them when she talks. Beautiful eyes though.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Coco's blue contacts freak me out. I keep expecting them to shoot lasers

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Haha Alyssa looks like Will Arnett in AND out of drag.

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Hottest out of drag:

S1: Jade
S2: Tyra, Raven
S3: Raja, Carmen, Mariah
S4: PhiPhi, Lashauwn
S5: Lineysha

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

xp otm

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Well, actually, in drag he often reminds me of Hugo Weaving.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost elmo otm! Defnitely Will Arnett out of drag. In drag as mentioned upthread I just get constant Joan Collins, lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

They were a bit messier for me, but I loved how hard they were both fighting for it! Wigs left & right lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 January 2019 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Ru hasn't talked this much since she laid into the Vixen atthe reunion.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Sunday, 20 January 2019 00:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

John Polley mentioned something on his youtube show like maybe Ru drank too much coffee again
It was funny tho

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Season 11 promo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyiDn9YXe3g

Miss Vanjie's back!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

vaaaaaaanjie

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 January 2019 02:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's such a gimme, but at the same time I kinda want to see her body through the entire competition, send everyone home crying, physically take the crown from somebody at the end of the day and just leave and establish an actual monarchy somewhere.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 January 2019 02:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/f1yWooQIVD8

She really is the Gilbert Gottfried of drag.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Saturday, 26 January 2019 20:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/gQTLaqvCjXs
@ 4:21 Monet ours herself as an Avatar: the Last Airbender fan!

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Saturday, 26 January 2019 20:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

How did I completely miss that Valentina was Angel in Rent???

Yerac, Monday, 28 January 2019 15:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

GAG.

This season has definitely picked up in the last couple weeks, and it was great to see this week's winner step up, especially since I knew, based on her original season, she had more to show than we've seen. And the high camp of her lipsync!

I did not expect to Monet in the top though...

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Saturday, 2 February 2019 23:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe the most baskstabby elimination since shangela sent thorgy home?

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Saturday, 2 February 2019 23:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

GOOPED, YOU GUYS

https://media.giphy.com/media/iBaYzmz4mnPPSaJz7F/giphy.gif

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 February 2019 23:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

1) how the fuck did Monet get a top vote
2) how did Trinity not get a top vote
3) monique & latrice’s workroom chats w Ru = 😭
4) G O O P E D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 February 2019 23:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Book me on CNN because I am Sanjay GOOPEDTA.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Sunday, 3 February 2019 18:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 February 2019 18:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hahaha. Yeah that was a scene.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 February 2019 22:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

1) how the fuck did Monet get a top vote
2) how did Trinity not get a top vote

Or even Monique. Did not get the Money love at all. Maybe she did good at the Judy number, but we can never really tell who does well in these.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 4 February 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and why would that figure higher in the judging than you two judy looks & runway? monet’s judy makeover of Patty was kinda horrifying imo, his face was clown- white with hardly any contour of color anything!! compared to Trinity’s judy looks for ex

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe they wanted a sacrificial lamb on the altar of Naomi's lipsync?

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Frances Bean didn't bring much to the table as a judge but, you know, being the age I am and remembering her arriving in the world in real time and all that...just a little strange. (And I do remember that bunch of photos with Kurt and Ru and etc.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 February 2019 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think she was super-duper nervous

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know how anybody else feels but Naomi's lip-sync was the one of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life
I actively wondered if Monet was deliberately sitting it out to let Naomi have her win (and to remove her from having to make that toughest of decisions)
Bummer though I was hard-core rooting for the individual who was eliminated (and now I'm rooting 100% for Naomi)

froggles! (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

From my spot on the couch, it looked like Monet was trying to pull one of those "let the face sell the song" bits, like what Latrice did with Aretha's "You Make Me Feel." It didn't feel anywhere near as deliberate a throw as Trinity's old suit from last week.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol I loved Trinity's performance last week!

like what Latrice did with Aretha's "You Make Me Feel."

This sounds 100% plausible! But IMO that tactic totally doesn't fit the song.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

like what Latrice did with Aretha's "You Make Me Feel."

Exactly how I saw it too. Which I thought could've worked on it's own, but not next to Naomi's slayage.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 4 February 2019 23:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Book of the year already.

Darlings, it brings us JOY LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE to announce that our book:

"LEGENDARY CHILDREN: The First Decade of @RuPaulsDragRace and the Last Century of Queer Life”

will be published by Penguin Books in April ‘20!!!!!!!!

WE'RE GAGGING, BITCHES! pic.twitter.com/kYfQsS6haf

— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) February 5, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(Next year, I should say.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Man, live your life and get paid.

Sooo @iamcardib and I are besties now...bahahaha #iwish 😂😂🙃 pic.twitter.com/URyFHhLtBZ

— Monét X Change (@monetxchange) February 7, 2019

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Jesus, that Sex and the City challenge was hard work.

But I have a serious case of winter lips at the moment, so I am just obsessed with watching Naomi's mouth move.

trishyb, Saturday, 9 February 2019 09:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Hard to watch? That was a dud of a script. Aside from Monique, I couldn't tell who would be in the top/bottom.

Latrice needs to avoid flinging baked pastries at the other girls, it never works out well for her.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Saturday, 9 February 2019 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

ugh after last week’s rollercoaster thrillride this was about as exciting kayaking in a shallow pond

that challenge was bad, the script was SO bad ugh

and Monet looked like a CARE BEAR sex toy 😂

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 February 2019 01:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I admit I watched last night on mute as I was catching up with some listening, as I kinda felt this was going to be a slog. From what I could tell, I was right!

I am at least glad we're getting a week's break before season 11. New Drag Race episodes run for half the year now!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 10 February 2019 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Cheeses, really? I wonder if they feel that the moment won't last for drag/Drag Race and are trying to squeeze as much out of it as possible.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Sunday, 10 February 2019 02:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean as an above-ground cultural phenomenon that the entertainment industry can make a quick buck off, of course.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Sunday, 10 February 2019 03:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I think the demand cycle is there, and we're seeing a general mainstreaming more and more. There's always a need for fresh faces...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 10 February 2019 05:24 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, last week was a bit of a let down after the previous
was trying to remember, did Naomi ever lip-sync on her season (aside from finale when top 3 did songs, and group challenges like when the did teams on Adrenaline etc)
she def impressed me on both this time and on her Judy piece, was anyone else getting serious Carol Burnett vibes from her performance?
but still bummed a la Alaska, what she has done to her lips

H in Addis, Sunday, 10 February 2019 10:20 (one week ago) Permalink

y'all, did any of you watch the Pit Stop episode w Vanjie? I... do not think she is going to last long.

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i have some misgivings, lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 February 2019 15:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Naomi lipsynced against Acid Betty. Yeah, I didn't remember that either.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

...that was bogus.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 16 February 2019 18:34 (three days ago) Permalink

Yup.

LeRooLeRoo, Saturday, 16 February 2019 19:39 (three days ago) Permalink

I love Naomi so much and she's a Virgo, so

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:12 (three days ago) Permalink

whut

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:52 (two days ago) Permalink

(whut re the results not fgti)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:52 (two days ago) Permalink

that result felt super lazy imo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:53 (two days ago) Permalink

Based off the whole season, I would have given the prize to Trinity. But based off the final challenge, runway, and lipsync, it should have been Monet on her own. Trinity's final dress was really amazing, but you put that dress on any queen and she will look fabulous. Monet wore something that was about her, and she looked like an absolute queen in it. Also I just love Monet.

trishyb, Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:09 (two days ago) Permalink

Based off the whole season I would've easily given the prize to Manila.

Trinity was so unlikeable. Her entire vector seemed less about "I want to contribute to drag culture" and more about "I want to win this competition". Every speech she gave about trying to be fair with her elimination choices felt emotionally manipulative. Her dresses and wigs were exquisite but looked like money spent... basically I felt the same way toward Trinity as I did toward Aquaria: money will hack this competition.

Naomi in her lip-syncs revealed herself to be not just an assassin but, like, uh, one of the best performers I've ever had the privilege of watching? I watched her Judy Garland performance three times and will watch it again

And I love Monique so so much I wish we were friends

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 February 2019 12:51 (two days ago) Permalink

Based off the whole season I would've easily given the prize to Manila.

Oh yes. I was only going on the four who were in the final. Definitely Manila.

trishyb, Sunday, 17 February 2019 14:57 (two days ago) Permalink

xpost I have been having a hard time watching all of this all stars because I dislike Trinity so much.

Yerac, Sunday, 17 February 2019 15:27 (two days ago) Permalink

I liked Aquaria fine tho. The queen where I thought “the money is being put to excellent use” was by far Miz Cracker, who has my favourite collection of runway looks over any other queen I’ve seen, whoever her designer is they should win an award

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:19 (two days ago) Permalink


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