'...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 (six years ago) Permalink

I promise to start now.

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

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

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

Deep clusterfuck, that. Also what WAS Detox thinking.

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

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

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

Very good. Join us, join us...

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

Shanté, you stay!

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

Season 2 still the best so far, I think.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lol wow

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

Yes she would've been a great Joan Rivers!

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

xp otm

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

They're getting worse

boxedjoy, Friday, 22 March 2019 14:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it was weird af as always

Silky’s Oprah was everything though. EVERYTHING.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

and I couldve watched a whole episode of choreo rehearsal.

Raja
I AM A DANCER I CAN DANCE ALL THE DANCES
to
i danced 15 years ago
to
i knew a dancer
to
i saw Step Up briefly when i walked past a tv display in Best Buy one time

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I was convinced the RPDR subreddit would be echoing the twitter reaction I've seen to Joel McHale's guest judge stint but, surprisingly, it's the opposite. That or they're all just thirsty bitches.

Whatever, I thought it was amusing (after initially hating it).

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I appreciate full on straight bro positivity just dropped into the usual mix for hilarious purposes.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

and I couldve watched a whole episode of choreo rehearsal.

Lord Rajah was hilarious. Looks only get you so far...

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The main challenge was middling, but that's in the context of the last X seasons with limp scripted challenges.

also I felt that Mercedes reluctance to speak about her religion was more like the beginning of a chapter in her narrative, and over the next few weeks we'lll see a story unfold relating to how her faith affects her

This was OTM even before this episode! Wanted to call that out. I'm not really enjoying the season so I'm a little reluctant to give it the benefit of the doubt.

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Monday, 25 March 2019 21:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, Yvie is like a mix of Naomi Smalls and the Vixen.

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i enjoyed the rusical but maybe i'm so terrified by the idea of learning choreography that i'm always impressed by the final number

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, Yvie is like a mix of Naomi Smalls and the Vixen.

― LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Monday, March 25, 2019 6:22 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark

i like yvie... her runway looks are novel and editorial but not amateurish. she'll come up w some amazing stuff once she has drag race money. but i do agree that one thing that grates about the show now is that you can really see the machine that connects the show to the cottage industry that has sprouted up around it. so when michelle visage says "no one is doing what yvie oddly is doing right now" i think "well that's a patently ridiculous even if you only know drag queens who have been on drag race." that having been said it *is* the type of thing that you would air on television if say you also have a year round worldwide traveling brigade of drag queens to constantly promote and refresh. in the second episode when ru was chastising the losing group for doing so poorly, she said "we're looking to see if you can host a show"... of course what she didn't say but should've said was "we're looking to see if you can host a show... for us"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"you can really see the machine that connects the show to the cottage industry that has sprouted up around it"

i mean tot say that you can see this machine working in real time now

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I thought this main challenge was one of the best turnouts all around, well-written and well-done by all participants. Brook Lynn is far and away the front-runner here imo and I'm head-over-heels in love with Vanjie and Silky. Rajah is an assassin, btw, that was amazing

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There’s a running theme of male vocalists yielding astonishing LSFYL moments, tho this and Peppermint’s “Macho Man” are the only ones coming to mind rn

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 02:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Brook Lynn is boring so far. In any other season she'd be mid-pack.

I just thought of a great drag name but you have to be Chinese to appreciate it: Tanya Bing (which puns on diabetes in Mandarin).

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Friday, 29 March 2019 20:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That was a tepid, dull ball episode. Seriously, have NONE of these queens lived through a Halloween?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 29 March 2019 20:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kinda loved that by far the scariest thing in the whole episode was Silky and Nina locking lips.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 29 March 2019 20:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

god some of those looks, jesus
seriously loled my head off at Scarlet. that Fire Island witch like girl wtf are you doing. and her leigh bowery gimp from the black lagoon. rofl

and these references they are coming with.
what the fuck.
“Giving you charlize theron from snow white and the huntsman” like girl no-one saw that stupidass fucking movie. cmon watch a movie more than 10 years old

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 31 March 2019 07:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

33 looks was far too many, this challenge definitely could have waited til there were fewer contestants

boxedjoy, Sunday, 31 March 2019 08:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also Vanjie is cracking me up, every time there's a bit where they cheer collectively you can hear her voice over everyone else's and I find it hilarious whenever it happens

boxedjoy, Sunday, 31 March 2019 08:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This episode made me miss dance. ;-;

Untucked was the nicest and sweetest its been in a while. I couldn't track what was going down with Wig-gate but the other stuff was a nice break from the amped up drama.

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Monday, 8 April 2019 00:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the episode a lot!

Have seen fan comments on insta etc that Scarlet was robbed but anyone who knows Ru and the show knows that Raja had it in the bag. she lipsynced like she meant it, you could see it in her face. Glitter & scissors & gimmicks only go so far.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2019 01:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I need all the uncut footage of Vanjie & Brooklyn’s choreo, they were SO good

oh and how awesome was the Love Connie mini challenge?!?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2019 01:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah that was a treat and a half.

We seem to finally be getting past the chaff stage here. It's felt longer than it has in a while.

Also, emotional/sensitive Vanjie! Never would have predicted THAT.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 8 April 2019 01:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Glitter & scissors & gimmicks only go so far.

Rose petals are pretty effective though!

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Monday, 8 April 2019 02:09 (one week ago) Permalink

yes but Sasha gave emotion WITH gimmick, she was not a onetrick pony. and obv operating on a higher level than scarlet anyway

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2019 04:34 (one week ago) Permalink

evie oddly’s whole story this week was really moving, def puts chronic pain into perspective when she just has adjusted to life going through her days at a constant 5 pain level. and the fact that she chose drag as a career, which is like varying forms of physical pain for ppl without chronic conditions! like, damn. respect.

i loved the dolls talking her through her blunt/unhelpful “advice giving” in Untucked without turning it into a dramatic screaming match.

also can i say i am really enjoying Akiria. her cutaways are so dry & hilarious.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2019 04:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I love all these queens

I am tired or Michelle telling Asian queens that they lack personality, Plastique is so so so good

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 8 April 2019 05:23 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah and there's a very defined idea of what "personality" means in the context of drag race i.e. complete over the topness. or for instance that "personality" includes a certain base level of (often sometimes kind of obscure!) pop culture knowledge which can be an inherent disadvantage for the non-american or non-american born queens.

somehow the show remains great even tho i feel like you can spot which queens have really had their idea of drag "personality" shaped by drag race ahem yvie oddly (who is very good). almost in spite of itself it feels like a lot of the time. but this season has been pretty great.

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 April 2019 05:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I agree, this is one of the strongest seasons I've seen. I wasn't at all excited by the roll-out but I was WRONG these queens are terrific.

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 8 April 2019 12:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Not in the same boat. And I blame the extra half hour. I wouldn’t have wanted that even in season 5 tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 8 April 2019 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Can we talk about Nina? I love that she's doing well, especially since camp queens haven't been doing well for several seasons now.

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Monday, 8 April 2019 17:44 (one week ago) Permalink

will she be allowed to go where ginger minge was not ?

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 April 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Ginge was a pageant queen!

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Monday, 8 April 2019 21:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, she should've won that season.

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Well, Katya should've won that season.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 03:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Well, of the top 3 that we got...

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 06:13 (one week ago) Permalink

https://imgur.com/a/bFs8pPb

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:41 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I approve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlFN-2cmpzA

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:33 (three days ago) Permalink

Awesome !

LeRooLeRoo, Friday, 19 April 2019 16:31 (two days ago) Permalink

So wait, were we all just so slain by that lip sync on the latest that we didn’t have anything to say? Because goddamn.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:31 (yesterday) Permalink

You could see the double save coming from a mile away, not just because the show telegraphed it by putting two ostensible fan favorites in the bottom, but because that was the blast radius, to torture a metaphor.

IMO this was the weakest top 3 for a Snatch Game. I thought Plastique would make it for the shade she and Silky were throwing at each other.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:58 (yesterday) Permalink

I was worried Plastique would choke but she was fine! Silky was so so funny.

I am frustrated for Yvie. She didn't actually call Silky "untalented", and what she did say was in anger after Silky made that weirdly ableist comment that everybody is just OK with? Anyway. Brook Lynn is a superstar and I'm blown away and I like that she sits through the Untuckeds sipping her drink with her eyebrows raised and not getting involved

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:07 (yesterday) Permalink

Brooklyn is amazing. That WIG that RUNWAY those LEGS that MUG

Silky was awesome at Snatch Game & her runway was gorgeous but goddamn she is a petty salty bitch

So glad they didn’t send Vanjie home. I was worried for a minute

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:22 (yesterday) Permalink

Silky was awesome at Snatch Game & her runway was gorgeous but goddamn she is a petty salty bitch

She ought to change her name to Silky Sea Salt Ganache.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:15 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Hahah

You could see the double save coming from a mile away

Yeah true. It's almost to the point where I'm like "I dunno...do we have to send anyone away?" (Which says something about how they finally got rid of the chaff.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:16 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

to me yvie's beefs with both vanjie and silky stem from remarks that were basically just like "im giving an unserious answer to the reality show gambit of stirring drama by asking who should go home" yet lo and behold the drama was stirred!

as far as yvie goes there's this specific thing in reality shows where the person is like "i'm sorry but i'm just telling it like it is!" which usually is just code for "i'm being a rude asshole". that of course is always one's prerogative but you can't really go thru life that way

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:17 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

yeah i think i would have flipped like vanjie too if i had to go through days of yvie’s “observational advice”

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:28 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Also, a new concept

Bram Stokers Drag Race

— Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey) April 21, 2019

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:47 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink


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