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Get excited squirrel friends! RuPaul has announced that a second season of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race is indeed upon us. Which previously booted queen will follow in Chad Michael’s footsteps and embody the all-too necessary Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent to become the second highly coveted All Star queen.
The new season is slated to air after the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (also exciting news!) and Ru promises “more eleganza and double-lashed side eye than Drag Race has ever seen.”
No official word on who will be a part of the All Stars cast yet. Which queens do YOU want to see on season two??
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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Season 7 finale! It begins with a re-introduction of all of the Queens, who each walk the runway in some fabulous outfits. Of course Katya & Kennedy Davenport are met with huge applause. Is anyone surprised by this?
When RuPaul comes out, lip syncing to her song “The Realness” (because obviously), she lets the audience know that she’s having a hard time deciding who to crown the winner, so each of the final Queens must do a final lip sync to a song created just for them.
First up, Ginger Minj, who lip syncs to a song about not being able to pray the gay away. You gotta hand it to Ginger: she’s quite the performer, which the judges point out when she finishes her performance. She sits down with RuPaul for a little interview before a clip package of all of her fans is played. One of the videos is from Ginger’s dad and let the tears flow! The two haven’t had much of a relationship so for Ginger to see her dad support her obviously means a lot. THE FEELS!
Can I also quickly mention that JOHN WATERS supports Ginger?! Okay, that’s all.
Pearl’s song is about being a sleepwalker and it’s pretty darn boring. I get the irony but yikes! But the judges praise Pearl’s “awakening” during the competition. She admits that the fear of looking stupid held her back, but she finally just let go.
Aside from Pearl’s friends and family clip montage, they did an additional montage called “The Curse of Pearl,” which showcased the conspiracy of any Queen that crosses Pearl getting eliminated during that same episode. It’s actually kind of funny, and scary accurate!
And then there’s Violet Chachki, who performs a song about having too many daddies and not enough time. Her act is very Bettie Page-esque, with a striptease thrown in for good measure. Is it weird that I’m oddly jealous of Violet’s stripping skills when I have none? The judges love Violet’s sense of fashion and how she’s one of the few Queens that actually sews! They play her clip montage and alas, it’s pretty unemotional, but her friends and family are pretty funny.
Before the winner is announced, Ru spends some time talking to the eliminated Queens. Some highlights from the segment include:
– Jasmine Marsters receiving some positive words from her role model, Patti LaBelle. It’s a sweet moment concocted by Ru to counterbalance all of the negativity Jasmine has faced on social media.
– Apparently, Kandy Ho lived in Connecticut until she was ten before moving to Puerto Rico.
– Miss Fame brings a chicken out on stage, but doesn’t even speak chicken. I feel cheated!
– Katya tells Ru she wanted to tackle her, stuff her wig into her mouth & have Ru pee on her. So there was that…amazingness.
– Ru tells everyone to go see Kennedy Davenport live, which is kind of a big deal.
Next up, the Miss Congeniality Award! Last year’s winner, Ben de la Creme, comes out in a costume a la “Ginger/Sasha conjoined twins at the boob” with Michelle Visage and announces KATYA as the winner! Like anyone had any doubts. Katya wins a gold version of the Ru statue and, more importantly, cash.
Then it’s time to announce RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar for Season 7. Last year’s winner Bianca Del Rio – who is serving living statue realness – comes out to help crown the winner.
As is customary, Ru draws out the announcement, and at one point coughs, pauses, and asks for Katya. The audience, three remaining Queens AND Katya all freak out. But phooey, it was just a joke and all Ru wants is some water from Katya. The finalists are relieved. I am not.
And the winner is…VIOLET! With crown on head and scepter in hand, Violet does one final runway walk, claiming her win.
And there you have it folks! Till next time, always remember, the struggle is real so keep it fierce!
Guess what this week’s Mini Challenge is? Everybody Loves Puppets! This is a fun little challenge that I highly enjoy. Basically, the girls shove their fists through a dark hole (RuPaul’s words, not mine!) and pull out a puppet that vaguely resembles one of the Queens. They drag ‘em up and mimic that Queen. Here’s who each Queen impersonates:
Ginger’s one-liner about how Violet picked her name sealed the deal and made her the winner: “I wanted to figure out what was beautiful and completely worthless. A tchotchke!”
Ru then dives in to the Maxi Challenge – by introducing the face behind an $8 billion dollar industry, HELLO KITTY!!! The girls get tasked to create a runway eleganza look using Hello Kitty products, #HelloKittyGirl. Now, some may look at this challenge and think, “Oh great, a product placement challenge. How very Project Runway of them.” But I’ve decided that this is different, because it’s drag queens and camp and awesome! So to all the haters…stop it right meow!
Because Ginger won the mini challenge, she gets a head start on grabbing items, though it’s not like she knows what she’s going to do with it since she doesn’t sew! Basically, Ginger is freaking out. Kennedy is freaking out. Katya is freaking out. Violet is ecstatic. Pearl is, well, Pearl.
While the old lady brigade (aka Ginger, Kennedy & Katya) are panicking, it’s Katya who seems to be having the biggest problem. Her insecurities have been front and center the past few episodes and it’s all boiling over during this challenge. She so desperately wants to have the confidence Violet has. If only she could see that she’s the one standing in her own way.
Anyway…Ru checks in on the girls and guess who’s with her? Santino Rice! Ginger is drooling, Violet wants to take him to Red Lobster. His head still looks like a cue ball. He doles out his expert advice on how the girls can take their outfits to the next level.
Before Ru leaves the workroom, she surprises the girls with yet another look that they must create for the runway: Turn their drag persona into a Hello Kitty character that Hello Kitty herself would be proud to call a BFF. Oh, and they have to wear a Hello Kitty head that is apparently impossible to see out of.
First up: Hello Kitty BFF Realness. Memorable quotes from each girl, because that’s way more exciting than the name they gave themselves!
Pearl: “everyone loves her brass knuckles”
Ginger: “everyone loves her milkshake”
Katya: “sweatiest woman in show business”
Violet: “best frenemies forever”
Kennedy: “love to fry chicken with Hello Kitty”
Basically, Hello Kitty would not be friends with any of these girls. And that’s quite alright.
Next runway look: Hello Kitty Eleganza. Okay, I’m not gonna lie here. I was very excited about this challenge but all of the looks on the runway are just…meh. Violet is clearly the front runner in this challenge, though not quite sure why when she just went with her usual cinched waist. Only difference is the Hello Kitty garb, which is hello, part of the challenge! Pearl just wrapped a blanket around her body, belted it and called it a day. But dammit, that girl serves face like no other. Ginger is cute looking like a crazy Hello Kitty cat lady. But it’s Kennedy & Katya who look rather worse for the wear. Guess who’s in the bottom two??
Oh yeah, the winner of the main challenge is: Violet. No surprise there. She wins some Hello Kitty gear, which has probably already been sold on eBay. #sorrynotsorry
As predicted, Kennedy & Katya are in the bottom and must lip sync for their lives to “Roar” by Katy Perry. I almost couldn’t watch because I love Katya so much and the thought of her going home gives me a rash, but gosh darnit, this was a GOOD lip sync. These girls turnt it out (FINALLY!). Kennedy blasted out the gates with splits and cartwheels into splits and jumping from the main stage to the judge’s floor into a split. So many splits. But mostly, Kennedy served face! I was…surprised, really. Katya keeps it classy with her lip sync, only getting crazy as the song continues to build and while perfectly on beat, does a cartwheel into a split. It’s a moment that even gets Violet jumping.
It was the lip sync we’ve been waiting for all season, hunties.
I was secretly hoping Kennedy’s overdone performance would send her packing, but NO! It’s Katya who’s told to sashay away. It’s a sad day in Drag Herstory. If only Katya didn’t let her self-doubt get the better of her.
But let’s get real folks: we all know wins Miss Congeniality!
Let’s dive right in, shall we? This week’s mini challenge is kind of amazing. The girls are tasked to serve Rich Bitch Reality Realness by shooting title sequences for RuPaul’s fake new reality show, “The Fake Housewives of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” To give it that extra little oomph, Ru gives them clear plastic tape so the girls can nip/tuck their faces to their heart’s content.
Because I have an unhealthy obsession with the Real Housewives franchise, this mini challenge is everything. Please do enjoy all of the Queens’ pretend title sequence lines:
Pearl: Some people call me a slut, but I’m also an alcoholic.
Kennedy Davenport: I may not be the best cookie in the cookie jar, but at least I taste good.
Katya: What’s the best part of being married to a sociopath? The constant threat of danger keeps you sooo thin.
Ru declares Violet the winner, though I thought this was Katya’s win (she was robbed!).
For their Maxi Challenge, the girls must…DANCE! #PrancingQueens The dances are actually mash-ups for opposing styles, which makes for some quirky, if not WTF-moment-esque routines. Because Violet won the mini challenge, she gets to assign pairs:
Violet & Katya: Tango/Vogue
Ginger & Trixie: Country/Robot
Kennedy & Pearl: Charleston/Twerk
See? These are some veeerrryy strange mash-ups, but you know it’s gonna be HILARIOUS!
To top it all off, Ru informs the girls that for the first time in drag herstory, they must make themselves up as half woman/half man.
The Queens rehearse with Carson Kressley & Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars). All of them struggle in their own way – Pearl doesn’t know how to twerk (duh), Katya freaks out over all of the choreography, but it’s Ginger who has it the worst. Her insecurity is visible from space. Dancing is most definitely not her forte and she worries that not only will she fail, but she’ll bring Trixie down with her.
The ladies get ready for the main stage and Katya actually admits that she’s starting to, *gasp,* like Violet! She admires how confident she is and strives to be like that. It’s a tender moment, and a win for Violet considering she typically comes off as an Ice Queen.
Alyssa Milano, who’s uber pregnant and announces that she plans on naming her baby RuPaula (she doesn’t, liar)
The girls walk down the runway in their half woman/half man looks. Here’s a necessary breakdown:
Pearl: Hellooo man side. So hot! More beard! Her woman side reps the roaring ‘20s.
Kennedy: I just remember her ass is nice.
Ginger: Stomping down the runway like a Clydesdale in heat.
Trixie: Giving ho-down realness. Her man side loves Jesus because don’t all people who listen to country love Jesus?
Violet: Her lady side feels like a Spanish prostitute, then BAM! Pablo on the other side.
Katya: Her woman side is a Flamingo flapper and her man side is quite possibly the best douchey abusive boyfriend ever (I obviously don’t condone abuse, but in Katya’s drag case, I’m okay with it).
Next up, the pairs take the stage and each dance to their mash-ups. I don’t think I’ve said the word “strange” enough, which it is, but it’s also pure camp and everything RuPaul and her fans love. I was gagging over the ridiculousness of it all.
While Pearl is not the best dancer by any means, what she lacks in skill she actually makes up for in enthusiasm. I guess she took an upper in the morning. Kennedy looks effortless (though according to Carson, she was boooring). Trixie does just fine with the dance, but it’s obviously Ginger is as uncomfortable as a pig in heat (is that a real saying?).
Side note: poor Ginger actually breaks down during critiques, and admits dancing is in public is one of her biggest fears because she fears people will judge her due to her weight. It’s an oddly honest moment and one many people can relate to (I’m raising my hand FYI).
Anyway, this challenge is actually Violet’s to win. She tangos and vogues likes nobody’s watching. Katya is a fine partner, but Violet is the clear standout.
RuPaul has a hard time picking a winner/loser because she feels everyone did so well. But alas, a decision must be made and Violet & Katya are the winners of the main challenge. Did we ever have our doubts? Violet sure didn’t!
Ginger & Trixie are in the bottom two, and let’s face it, we know who’s gonna win before the song even comes on, which is “Show Me Love” by Robin S (I LOVE this song). Ginger lip syncs her little heart out, showing bits of comedy to keep the judges laughing, and sure enough, she’s declared the winner. Trixie is told to sashay away…again.
To end this recap on a funny note, I shall be stealing Pearl’s made-up word “Flah-zee-dah.” I have absolutely no idea what it means and I don’t think she does either, but it’s a good word that just rolls off the tongue for no reason whatsoever.
As per tradition, the episode opens with the girls heading back to the workroom following Jaidynn’s elimination. Poor Queen, no one even mentions her. Instead they throw shade at Trixie being brought back on to the show. All the girls’ eyes squint in disapproval as poor Trixie looks around the room with her giant, overly glittered bug eyes in confusion. Cue opening credits.
The following day, RuPaul enters the workroom and announces, “In the Great Tradition of Paris is Burning, Bring out your Library Cards!” The girls squeal in delight because that phrase means it’s the Reading is Fundamental (mini) challenge! Basically the girls take turns reading, or throwing shade, at each other and the funniest girl wins. This challenge is a personal favorite of mine and really should be a week-long extravaganza with brackets and all that other sports betting stuff minus sports.
Although the gals are a bit lackluster (following tradition with this season), most did alright, except for poor Miss Fame who falls so hard on her face, I’m pretty sure Pit Crew members are still scraping false eyelashes off the ground. Trixie Mattel wins the challenge, but not gonna lie, I actually enjoy Pearl’s reads a bit more. You be the judge:
Trixie on Ginger Minj: “Did you ever save Carol Anne from the poltergeist in the TV?”
For this week’s Maxi Challenge, the girls are paying homage to John Waters & Divine by screen testing for parts in Ru-sicals (aka musicals) based on John Waters most iconic movie scenes. #JohnWaters4ever
As Katya exclaims: “John Waters has a filthy, twisted, delinquent sense of humor. He’s my hero.”
Katya, Kennedy – “Cha Cha Heels” based on Female Trouble
Ginger Minj, Trixie – “Eggs” based on Pink Flamingos
And here’s how it all goes down in a nutshell:
Cha Cha Heels
Kennedy plays Dawn Davenport (Divine) and Katya her mother. I swear, Katya can turn a one-liner into a Broadway show, she has that much presence. She takes a basic role and makes the mother bigger and funnier than life. Kennedy does a pretty good job in the Dawn role – she can carry a tune and uses good physicality to amp up the comedy. But (and this is thanks to editing), she almost ruins the scene by hesitating before toppling the Christmas tree over onto Katya. Thanks to the ability to have more than one take, the tree is toppled and Katya goes down! Funny FTW.
Ginger plays the Edith Massey character to a T, or so I’m going to assume because I have admittedly never seen Pink Flamingos in its entirety. Shame on me. What I do know is Ginger is an awesome combo of creepy weird and adorable and it works perfectly. Trixie plays Divine’s character and is okay, but mostly overshadowed by the larger-than-life Ginger. Sorry Trixie, but at least your wackadoodle make-up was on point for the scene!
“Poo” is truly the best way to describe this train wreck of a scene. It’s no secret that Pearl, Fame and Violet are no funny Queens, but when a stuffed dog outshines your performance, you know you’ve got problems. This is one of the most iconic scenes in John Waters’ cinematic history (I might be a wee dramatic on this one, but I’m sticking by it!) and these three Queens simply flop. Pearl plays “Good Divine,” and she is at full Benadryl-induced capacity. On the other side of the spectrum is Fame, who plays “Bad Divine.” She’s so over the top, and in her own head that not even Michelle Visage’s boobs can penetrate the terrible character she’s created for herself. And then there’s Violet playing “Middle Divine,” who apparently assumed that haphazardly placed padding would do the trick. It doesn’t.
This week’s main stage category is Ugliest Dress Ever. I actually love the idea of the girls dressing down for the runway. It makes all of us common folk feel normal. In the workroom, there’s a strange underlying tension thing going on between Fame & Pearl. I personally hope it’s sexual. Hey, a girl can dream. Some of the girls discuss the hardship of being a professional female impersonator because blahblahblah…Fame & Pearl action now!
Anyway, tonight’s guest judges are:
John Waters – No surprise here. Also, this is not John Waters’ official Twitter, but this is funnier because it’s his mustache’s Twitter. Way better IMO.
Demi Lovato – Thanks for providing the lip sync song girl!
The girls strut down the runway in their ugliest garments. Katya and Ginger rule this category with Katya in a pee meets poo-style yellow dress with brown trim and Ginger in some lime green amazeballs frock. Oddly enough, Violet turns it out by serving us some literal clown realness, but what makes her appearance is her decision to strut down the runway as if she’s wearing couture.
On the other side of the coin, Fame and Pearl opt for “pretty-ugly,” emphasis on the pretty. Pearl admits she wants the judges to think she looks cute, thus negating the entire challenge she’s tasked with. Fame wears what looks like a giant Hershey’s Kiss wrapper, so in her eyes it’s ugly, but John just tells her she needs “ugly lessons.”
During critiques, Ru shakes it up by asking the girls which Queen should go home and why. No surprise, all the girls except for Fame and Violet choose Fame. Violet votes for Trixie and in the ultimate shade-off, Fame calls out Pearl because she feels she’s “too cool for Season 7.” Fame tries to defend herself by telling Pearl directly that she’s previously said this to her, but Pearl claims that’s BS. Thus enter more tension.
Ru announces Ginger as the winner of the main challenge and in my opinion, it’s a well-deserved win.
Fame and Pearl end up in the bottom two, and no shocker, have to lip sync to Demi’s “Really Don’t Care.” The two are so boring and lackluster. When two Queens are asked to lip sync for their lives, I EXPECT to see some passion and/or cool s**t. In Fame’s defense (yes I’m going to defend her), she’s working with a shapeless tent of a dress and any dance movements goes unnoticed. Meanwhile, Pearl does some hair flips. The only highlight of this lip sync is when they both flip each other off in unison during a part of the song. So there was that.
In the end, Pearl gets to stay and Fame is asked to Sashay Away. Look, Fame is not the sharpest tool in the box, but I’m going to miss that chicken clucking goofy weirdo Queen. Pour one out hunties.
Hi all! Let’s jump right into it. RuPaul gave us a bit of a cliffhanger last week by announcing she’s bringing one of the eliminated Queens back. This isn’t really news as there have been eliminated Queens brought back in previous seasons, but of course the remaining girls are none too pleased with this announcement. These bitches eliminated the other bitches fair and square!
In this week’s mini challenge, the girls are asked to drag-ify prison uniforms. And guess who the guest judge is?
Katya’s reaction pretty much sums it all up: “Latrice! It’s like seeing Sharon Stone! Except, you know, fat. And black.”
Anyway, the Queens glam it up, or down depending on how you look at it, and Kennedy Davenport is the winner. You can check out all the prison looks here and decide which one you like best (aka not Kennedy’s look. Sorry girl).
At this point, Ru drops the glitter bomb of all glitter bombs: all seven eliminated Queens are returning for this week’s main challenge! To keep it simple, an eliminated Queen is paired up with a current contestant and they must portray themselves as twins. Did I mention that they must also be conjoined twins? Because that is what is happening…Conjoined Drag Twins. #ConjoinedTwins What’s exciting is the eliminated girl that’s on the winning team gets to come back into the competition. So she really has to earn her spot.
This is quite possibly the strangest challenge I’ve seen, and I cannot be more excited to see the outcome!
Because Kennedy won the mini-challenge, she gets to pair everybody up. Here’s what we’re looking at:
While Kennedy seems to be fair with most of the pairings, shade is definitely thrown at Jaidynn. I mean, she’s paired up with a 6’ white Queen. Those two girls have a lot of work ahead of them.
And then there’s Ginger, who is very unhappy about being paired up with Sasha. And who can blame her? Perhaps it’s all editing, but Sasha acts like the most unhelpful of the bunch. She’s too busy strutting around talking to the other Queens and Ginger is left alone freaking out. She feels that she’s been in the top for too long and ending up in the bottom two is just inevitable.
As the girls get ready, Tempest and Trixie open up about their childhood. Tempest was raised in a devout Mormon home, and her mom went so far as to force her into conversion therapy to try to turn her straight. Meanwhile, Trixie admits to being both verbally and physically abused by her stepfather. One of the “degrading” names he used to call her was actually Trixie, so when she moved out to pursue drag, she decided to take that name and turn its negative context into a positive one.
These raw moments are rare on the show but, as Tempest explains, she wants to tell her story in the hopes that it’ll help even just one gay kid to not be afraid of who they are. It’s touching moments like these that showcase the stark reality kids must face just so they can be who they are.
Back to the competition. On the main stage, Ru announces her “extra special” guest judges:
Nelsan Ellis (no tweeting for this guy), who played the beloved Lafayette on True Blood
Each pair awkwardly struts down the runway serving up some conjoined drag twin realness. Fame & Kandy are boringly predictable as plastic surgery addicts conjoined at the hip. Violet & Max are gorgeous as fierce skinny blonde bitches conjoined via corset. Kennedy & Jasmine play it safe as pageant twins conjoined at the hip (or leg, I can’t tell). Pearl & Trixie play up the “pretty/ugly” twin scenario flawlessly, with Trixie hamming it up for the judges as the ugly one.
Jaidynn & Tempest play it safe as well, with Tempest awkwardly attached to Jaidynn from behind. Ginger & Sasha come out in horrid pink leopard attire and are conjoined at the nipples. Large fake boobs are attached to each of them, so no actual nipples were harmed. Katya & Kasha are last, and they work it as aging Atlantic City hookers joined at the vagina. Yes, I said joined at the vagina. Classic Drag Race.
Katya & Kasha and Violet & Max are among the judges favorites, but there can only be one winner and that’s Pearl! Which means Trixie is back in the game. Fans rejoice! I don’t even remember her! The win is extra special because it was Pearl who sent Trixie home back in Episode 4. Still no clue who she is, sorry.
Ru tells Jaidynn and Ginger that they’re in the bottom and must lip sync for their life. The extra wacky twist is that they’re still conjoined to their twins! So it’s Jaidynn/Tempest vs. Ginger/Sasha lip syncing to “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany.
In what must be a RuPaul first, Ginger goes full comedy with her routine, citing that “This is the Hunger Games of Drag” and she best do what she gotta do to win.
Rather than even try to explain what is going on during the lip sync, I shall quote the ever intelligent and observant Katya:
“Ginger & Sasha are giving themselves a mastectomy. Tempest & Jaidynn look like Larry Bird and Raven-Symoné in a permanent butt f**k position. THIS IS THE MOST EPIC LIP SYNC EVER!!!”
More truth has never been spoken.
In the end, Ginger gets to stay and after three times in the bottom, fierce little Jaidynn is told to “Sashay Away.”
Tune in next week to see what happens now that Trixie is back! Will she make a comeback and take the crown? Will she be booted yet again? Will her lip liner cover her entire face?! We’ll just have to wait and see.