RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 Episode 3

Posted on February 18, 2009

 

Congratulations to the Lion Queen!

Bebe girl, you knocked that shit OUT.

It may not have been our favorite outfit, but at least 90% of a drag queen is pure persona and Bebe’s got it in spades.

Just how the hell many wigs is she wearing anyway? Our necks hurt just looking at her.

We were leaning towards declaring ourselves full-on Bebe fans before this episode but this one sealed the deal. She has that rare combination among drag queens of being totally Fierce with a capital F while at the same time being really sweet and naturally feminine.

Which is why she won the so-called “Oprah” challenge. Even though she was a little nervous, she still managed to come across polished and likeable. Plus, she was one of the only ones who was dressed appropriately.

And she proved she could get up and talk about just about anything without missing a beat.

And a big round of applause for Tori and Dean! They tend to get savaged in the press (let’s face it: their show sucks) but they came across as good-humored and laid back. We’ll grant you that these two probably don’t turn down many requests that come their way, but we still have to applaud them both for appearing on a show like this and, more importantly, being completely comfortable with the whole thing.

Plus, he’s cute.

Look at Bebe. That is poise, bitches.

Alas, it’s time to say goodbye to Miss Akashia. We’re torn on this one.

On the one hand, we applaud the show for not trying to turn her into the “villain,” which they easily could have done. On the other hand, we were kind of hoping Akashia could have stuck around and had a “To Wong Foo” moment where the trashy drag queen gets transformed into a stunning diva at the end. We’ve said it before: the girl’s got tremendous potential.

Unfortunately, bitch ain’t got no poise. That dress is TRASHY and she just doesn’t carry herself well at all. You need more than just attitude to make it work.

Admit it: you all clapped and laughed when she fell, didn’t you?

We’ll give her credit for the recovery, though. She tried.

Unfortunately, there was no forgiving her Oprah attempts. She was terrible on camera and the outfit, wig and makeup were just too trashy for words. Salvation Army Drag Queen.

And THIS was unforgivable. In fact, as soon as this happened, we knew she was going to go. How do you not know to stand when a guest enters?

And then she just walked off without a word! Bitch, please! No poise at all. Sorry Akashia, but you’ve got a lot of work to do before you can be a world-class drag queen.

And for no reason other than the most base of reasons:

This is the best fucking show on television.

[Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com - Photos: RuPaul'sDragRace.com]

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