RPDR: Blood on the Catwalk!

Posted on February 01, 2012

Hit it, bitches!

As we said in our previous recap, we wound up liking Willam a bit against our wills. She was funnier than we expected. Not quite as pretty as she claims, but this was a good look.  It was the wig that came close to ruining it.

 

“Apocolops” in the house, yall!

We honestly thought this was going to win. She certainly got the winner edit. Great attempt and definitely a close second to Miss Sharon’s entry.

 

Bitch. Oooooh, we are going to be so mean to this one.

But this is a pretty good “Beyond Thunderdome” style attempt.

 

Enh. Seems kind of half-assed.

We think experienced queens have the same problem experienced designers have on Project Runway; a bit too set in their ways to deal with the rapidfire pace and insane demands of reality television. Not that we’re predicting an early sashay for Chad, just that she’s not wowing us just yet.

 

We thought the judges were a bit harsh on her. It’s not exactly a good entry, but we’d be hard pressed to come up with any qualitative differences between this look and the previous two we just ripped. We thought “Waterworld’ was a pretty clever starting point. It’s just that she didn’t take it quite as far as she needed to.

 

Whatever.

Should have been berated more for basically ignoring what the challenge asked for. Is this going to be her thing? No matter what the judges ask for, she’ll be walking out looking like a showgirl every week?

 

Latrice is an old school queen in the best sense of the phrase, because this look really wasn’t all that great, and she certainly didn’t look all that pretty, but she owned that catwalk like she was the Queen of England on coronation day. She may not be the prettiest, but she’s definitely got the C, the U, and the N down cold. Her T remains to be seen.

 

Who?

 

Much like Latrice, Miss Jiggly spews attitude in all directions like a lawn sprinkler, and that’ll go far with Miss Ru, so long as she can continue to wow them. This outfit rightly got trashed by the judges, but her performance during the lip synch was so intense it probably shot her back to the top of the pack, in the judges’ eyes.

 

Ooooooh, girl. You BUSTED.

Given some makeup lessons and some Professor Higgins-style mentoring, we think she could be world-class, but until she gets some polish, she’s going to look broke-down. She’s not a body queen (much like Ru herself; a queen who looks her best covered up because her body is so masculine) and she should have figured that out by now.

 

We didn’t really get the thing with the limbs and this looks more like club wear than post-apocalyptic anything. Great face, though.

 

[Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • Anonymous

      I must disagree on Willam. I cannot wait until someone slaps her ratty wig off her head. 

      • Anonymous

        Her attitude didn’t really bother me.  She wasn’t mean-spirited, she was just super-confident in her greatness and didn’t hesitate to share that point of view with everyone-and it is a reality-show competition.  However.  Her look was a bit rough.  I’m guessing it’s the angular face-she definitely looks like a girl who’s had a hard life.

        • Anonymous

          I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something about her made me take an instant dislike to her. Maybe it’s the “I’m so awesome and you all suck” attitude. Maybe it’s the “I’ve done Sex and the City so I don’t have to put in an effort” vibe I get from her. Dunno. Maybe it will be clearer as the season continues.

          • Anonymous

            Well, I’m not really rooting for Willam.  I just didn’t dislike him.

          • http://promiscuouslola.blogspot.com/ Cate

            I agree. I got that same vibe. She had this “I’m too good for this” thing going on, and it rubbed me the wrong way. I’m in love with Jiggly Caliente.

          • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

            Like SJP is the be-all and end-all of drag, rather than just a fashion-victim clotheshorse.

        • Anonymous

          I’m thinking that’s part of her “character” Maybe? Sharon Needles, is pretty smart that way. Apart from dark and edgy, I think she also said her character is also kinda dumb. IT’s fun that they give them a few flaws. After watching Drag U, I get the impression Raven’s arrogance was very exaggerated, too. 

          • Anonymous

            I loved it when Sharon listed one of her character’s three personal qualities as “stupid.”

            • vmcdanie

              Yes I think that’s what won my heart.

            • Anonymous

              I cracked up at that.

          • Anonymous

            I agree.  Persona.  These are drag queens in a reality show competition. 

        • Anonymous

          I have to admit that I kind of enjoyed her look even though it lacked some polish and edge. She looked like a young Bernadette Peters who’d been viciously attacked by a paper shredder. 

        • Melissa Snyder

          If she was confident, she  wouldn’t feel the need to mention it every two seconds. That’s a sign of insecurity.

          • Anonymous

            On a competition with drag queens?  This isn’t real-life, this is a reality show with a monetary prize. And I agree with StillGary-this is a persona.

            • MilaXX

              I agree and if she can intimidate with her resume, why not? It obviously worked with Phi Phi.

            • Melissa Snyder

              Well, if it’s a persona and a tactic, that  doesn’t make it confidence, either.

            • Anonymous

              True, but that also doesn’t make it insecurity.

            • Melissa Snyder

              I’m not the one trying to have it both ways.

            • Anonymous

              My point throughout this thread is that this a reality show about drag queens.  They are competing for money, among other things.  They all have personas and tactics to get ahead in the game.  Willam comes across as confident and she wants all the other girls to know it.  Whether that is her real personality or a persona (which is my vote), it’s still confidence not insecurity.  I’m not saying you have to like it or dislike it.  Just watch the show and enjoy the camp.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5GG3Y3YXGRRJ7S6WOJ7RS2EZ4 AdamT

          Willam was incredibly narcissistic. She was looking down on people on all of the other queens for working their asses off in the clubs, trying to convince herself that she’s better than them because she was in that terrible Diane Keaton movie.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andrepoernomo Andre Poernomo

           Has anyone seen Willam in “Ticked off Trannies With knives”? She’s hillarious!!!!

      • Anonymous

        I got a bizarre Melinda Dillon vibe, who may be a great actress but isn’t really in the drag pantheon. (I bet he could do a mean Joey Heatherton, though.)

        • Anonymous

          Man, a Melinda Dillon impersonator would be a trip. 

          • Anonymous

            I meant her catwalk gave me a Melinda Dillon vibe.  She’s sort of already doing it.

        • Gail Matute

          I kept thinking Valerie Perrine or Sharon Gless during the runway! William definitely has a ’70s blonde actress vibe.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048631385 Mike Turk

        When she first showed up, I said “Britney during the dark times.” Cannot stand the bitch, and I can’t stand that she’s all I’M IN FILM.

      • http://twitter.com/roetard Nathan Roeters

        All I kept thinking was, “why would someone do a drag version of Dina Lohan?”

    • http://twitter.com/chadcopeland Chad Copeland

      I sorta love Madame LaQueer

      • Anonymous

        In that last picture, she really reminds me of Helena Bonham-Carter. I think it’s the combo of the hair and the facial expression.

        • Anonymous

          Half the time, I can’t help seeing Kirstie Allie (Fat Actress figure, Cheers face) when Madame LaQueer pops up on screen. 

    • Anonymous

      thanks guys <3

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      I liked Willam, too!  Wasn’t expecting to, but I really like her!  Even saying that, Latrice is my favorite!!

      Sparkly diaper thing on Kenya was truly hiddy.  Like bad 80′s flashdance wannabees…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

         Kenya is giving me Wong Fu vibes…”You’re not a drag queen, you’re just a little boy in a dress”

    • Anonymous

      I giggled every time LaShauwn tried to say ‘apocalyptic.’ Poor thing.

      • Anonymous

        I know – it’s like she added a couple syllables. Nailed the look, though.

    • Anonymous

      Could. Not. Stand. William. After the first 5 minutes I was hoping someone would shiv her mouth shut. I can’t remember, what Trailer Park does she perform at again?

      • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

        Did ya watch ‘Untucked’ where Phi Phi read her for filth and Willam just responded with more name dropping and a blank stare?  I don’t get how people aren’t understanding that this is her schtick.

        • Aubrey Holloman

          Willam’s whole drag “character” is that she’s a trashy “celebutante.” She actually has nothing but good things to say about the other queens on Twitter. She even complimented Phi Phi. I think TLo mentioned this last season, but these are all performers. They know they’re on camera, and they’re pretty darn committed to their characters. It’s gonna be interesting defining where the real drama begins and the performances end. So far, the premiere antics seemed like everyone was in the know.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks – that helps me get over my too instant dislike for William. But what keeps me at a distance is that she looks like a man. Or maybe that he’s feminine looking in real life and with everything else I don’t see much difference. I don’t mind ugly queens, bizzare queens, or annoying queens but I do prefer that my queens offer the illusion of being a woman. I even get the genderfuck thing that some like Sharon Needles offers. But there is just something about William that with all the makeup, costuming and persona, I still get ‘man in women’s clothing.’

          • Melissa Snyder

            My philospshy is that while e they’re on the show, anything they do or have done outside of the show doesn’t count.

        • Anonymous

          I added Phi Phi to my Drag Race fantasy team because she is pissed for no reason and that’s bound to keep me high on the leaderboard (you get 5 pts for each beeping!).

        • Anonymous

          Amen to that!

    • Anonymous

      I loved Milan’s runway. She faded into the background, but I have hopes she’s going to shine in coming weeks. I’ve also seen her perform before, so maybe that’s just bias. Of the queens I’ve never seen, I was most excited by Sharon Needles (of course) and Latrice Royale who I kind of want to be my second mom. I didn’t hate Willam. The same cannot be said of Phi Phi. Gurl needs to shut her damn mouth.

      Oh…and The Princess might need to be my boyfriend. Damn her for going after lanky guys.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

        I loved Milan’s runway, as well.  I think it didn’t get the deserved-ness it should’ve.  Top 3 IMO.

        In fact I couldn’t figure out if there was only a top two and a bottom four?  Or was there a bottom & top three and who was the third in each?

        • Anonymous

          I liked Milan too though I thought her first entrance meeting the other queens (so fish!) was so much better than her runway. She’s like Kenya Michaels with less booty popping, more talent and easily understood English.

          • http://timjonesyelvington.com Tim Jones-Yelvington

            I also think she has the Phylicia Rashadish Jodey Watleyish elegance that Sahara Davenport had, but with a lot more pizzazz.

            • Anonymous

              OMG Jody Whatley, that’s it!

      • Anonymous

         My partner and I thought Milan’s runway for the challenge KILLED IT. We were shocked she wasn’t top 2.

        • http://www.facebook.com/vsticker Vera E Sticker

          I agree! I was practically giving her snaps up. Shocked it went so underappreciated. 

    • Anonymous

      I kinda like some of the snarky comments that come out of Willam, while still maintaining composure…that with the name dropping is an intimidation tactic. She’ll be good for some pot stirring.  She sure got under Phi Phi’s skin.  Phi Phi…stfu!…cute guy, but is coming seriously close to being as annoying as Shangela. 

      As much as I think that Alisa was near the bottom of the pack and probably should be one of the first girls to go, I really thought that Jiggly and Kenya Micheals should have been the bottom 2, with Kenya sashaying away.  The lack of any apocalyptic reference to the costume should have been enough to get that feisty little queen outta there.

      No real favs yet…too soon to really know them.  I do like the direction that Sharon went…she seems to be the most creative of the bunch.  She reminds me a bit of last years winner…Raja.

      • Anonymous

        Although Miss Raja is in a class by herself I’m kind of getting Chad Micheals as this season’s Raja. Maturity, experience, with an eye to high fashion. I’m fearing (or eagerly anticipating) the impersonations that are inevitable.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Chad Michaels is pretty awesome. She’s very composed, not to mention beautiful. She reminds me of an actress named Anne Twomey, who’s done about 7000 episodes of Law & Order. I’m kind of rooting for her right now.

        • Anonymous

          I’m also looking forward to seeing what Chad is going to bring to the show.  I think her maturity and experience will keep her in the comp for a while, and be an asset to her.  i just hope she doesn’t fall back on the impersonations too much…but I do want to see some of them.   

          I don’t think Ru will award the win to a Raja knockoff…so it’s wise for them to maintain their own individuality and bring something new.   

        • Melissa Snyder

          Nah, Chad has ten times the personality of Raja.

    • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

      Willam is hands down my favorite and has been since the casting videos.  Really sorry that Phi Phi (which she somehow manages to pronounce Fi Fi) feels intimidated. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I could hardly focus on what he was saying in his casting video because of the five o’clock shadow makeup he was sporting. I spent the entire video internally screaming, “BLEND, BABY, BLENNNND”.

      • Anonymous

        Phi Phi’s pronunciation confused me too. I just knew she was going to bring sorority row with her and instead she just brought pissiness.

    • Anonymous

      Huh.  I thought Willam was brought in purposely to be the pot-stirrer of the group.  She did make me laugh a couple of times, but ultimately struck me as more shade than talent.
       
      All the jokes about Jiggly being Baked Potato Couture made me laugh.

      Loved Latrice, she was totally robbed on the photo challenge.  I hope she remains strong through the season and justifies my good first impression.

      • Anonymous

        Latrice cracks me up. I hope we see some good stuff from her and I’m seriously hoping she doesn’t turn into superbitch because right now I’m really digging her. She definitely was robbed on the photo challenge. She killed it.

    • vmcdanie

      You say she’s forgettable but Milan is one of the few who looked dirty and bedraggled.

      On looking at these closer, I would have put Kenya in the bottom instead. I didn’t much like…uhm…damn.. Alisa’s (?) outfit but that firebird thing had zero to do with the challenge and that shit will start to piss me off pretty soon.

      Chad looks good in drag but out of drag all that plastic surgery is not doing right by his face. Reminds me of Venus D Lite in that respect.

      Damn it I love Latrice.

      According to former contestants, that runway judging is a lengthy affair in real time which led me to become more and more concerned about Lashauwn’s neck and that giant tower on her head. She’s going to need orthopedic surgery.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I thought Kenya was supposed to be a phoenix rising from the ashes, which is a much more interesting take on the challenge rather than the cutting stuff up and rolling in dirt schtick that almost everyone else did. Her look also reminds me of the Hunger Games, which is always a good thing.

        • MilaXX

          She did say that, but other than the wings, her outfit was a snooze. It looked like just an excuse to strut.

        • vmcdanie

          I mean, yeah. I did get the imagery. It just felt, to me, like she was reaching. And Ru did tell The Princess post-comet but maybe not everyone got that memo.

          Clearly this means that when Ru has fans’ night on RPDR, we should both be judges

          • Anonymous

            Everyone got the memo that it was supposed to be post-apocalyptic couture. Post-apocalyptic means after the apocalypse, i.e. after the comet hits. It is not Ru’s fault if some of these queens don’t understand words longer than two syllables. 

            Hell, even LaShauwn Beyond got the idea (if not the pronunciation).

            • vmcdanie

               Haha! Poor baby. Good thing the runway didn’t include a spelling bee.

      • Anonymous

        Chad reminds me of Mary Steenburgen.

      • Anonymous

        Damn it, I do too. Of all of the queens across the seasons, Latrice has now joined Pandora Boxx as the ones I’d most like to know personally.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Willam reminds me too much of Shangela. They’re both queens who into drag through acting and I think that explains why both of their makeup sucks ass. They’re probably used to makeup artists on set doing that for them, and costumers as well for their looks, so that would explain Shangela’s all around rattiness to my eyes. It remains to be seen if Willam is as equally atrocious in the costuming area. I swear though, if he starts pulling that Shangela crap of complaining how the judges favor “look over talent” I will cut a bitch. Did Shangela really not understand that in drag, the look IS the talent??? Drag is all about creating an illusion and if you can’t do that well, then gtfo. Any talent is nothing if you can’t meet the aesthetic requirements.  

      And I don’t mean any shade by calling Shangela and Willam “him”- they just don’t come across as women to me while in drag. Even Raja’s genderfuck style comes off as more feminine to me, mostly because genderfuck tends to play with the contrast between a more masculine look and a more feminine demeanor. Shangela and Willam come off as just men in wigs and dresses to me, rather than actual drag queens. 

      Also, I really liked Kenya’s look. It reminded me of the Hunger Games, which has a dystopian, sort of post-apocalyptic setting. She’s a fiery Mockingjay, amiright? Or a phoenix rising from the ashes- I like that interpretation too. I think she’d was meeting the dictates of the challenge, but she just took it in a different direction.

      • MilaXX

        Calling Kenya a fiery mockingjay is an insult to Cinna and the Hunger Games. Girlfriend was busted.

        • Anonymous

          Word. Not getting it is one thing, putting a crappy look out there is another. I don’t think it’s a crime for judges to cut contestants some slack when they turn out fabulous-if-confused work, but this wasn’t that.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          Hey, I just said that’s what she reminded me of. Perfection is hardly to be expected when working with random salvaged junk in 24 hours or less.

      • Anonymous

        Mary- I agree. just noted this about William above. Somehow Shangela to me was less ‘mannish’ in her drag. I think because her persona is pretty outrageous and straightforward (remember the stand up bit that she won?) she reminds me of a number of women I know personally.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          I agree- Shangela I now think more of as a “she” in my head since she’s improved. She now actually comes across as a sassy black woman in her drag persona.

          Willam, though, is just giving me gay man in a wig. There’s not enough femininity.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580241410 Iyad Hilal

      i didn’t care for Willam at the begining but then i realised that he was on Nip Tuck on one of my favorite storylines and the snarky comments became funny after a bit.

      i thought Lashauwn looked rather weak, it was just a pretty dress with a weird head piece that didn’t make sense.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I think the headpiece is actually pretty clever. It’s the world literally being destroyed in a blaze of fire on her head. A comical take on the situation. XD

      • Anonymous

        which nip/tuck storyline was that?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Hogg/543411996 Emily Hogg

          he was cherry peck, the pre-op transsexual that matt almost had sex with after he found out ava was born a man. then they ended up getting kidnapped by matt’s nazi girlfriend’s dad & he had to cut off cherry’s penis… (oh ryan murphy, you and your cracktastic plots)

          • Pinup Ghoul

            What. What. That sounds absolutely ridiculous. I’m going to have to borrow the DVDs from my sister. Why have I not watched this show before? I thought it was some sort of prime-time soap opera about impossibly beautiful people. I had no idea that it was so over the top, and now I have to see it.

          • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

            What!? I knew he looked familiar! I loved Cherry. I felt like Matt should have been punished somehow for Cherry losing his penis. It’s one of the great injustices of the show. Oh, and they killed someone too that night. Now I adore Willam. 

    • Anonymous

      LOve the cracks made by the judges during catwalk — favorite of the night was Santino’s (of Phi Phi): ” I DO think we need another hero.”

      • Anonymous

        You are so right – the judges’ comments were super funny this week.

    • Anonymous

      I almost think that they put Jiggly in the bottom because they knew she’d KILL the lip synch. There’s no way it was because they thought she was worse than Kenya.

      Speaking of Kenya…Michelle…girl. Yes. Kenya is pretty. The other fishes in the sea are pretty. But what kind of fruit tart is she to keep salivating over them in favor of far more creative, unique, nervy, and talented girls? It makes me a little embarrassed for her.

      Oh man, I really didn’t want to like Willam, but I can’t help it. “Ooh, there’s gonna be some big girls here. I hope they don’t have diabetes.” I am as body positive as the next girl, but that shit was hilarious. “She looked like a Christmas tree getting thrown out the window. I wanted to give it some money.”

    • Melissa Snyder

      I  didn’t think Kenya ignored the challenge; I think she just went for metaphor instead of literal (phoenix rising from the ashes). I thought it was an interesting twist, but she didn’t explain it (or if she did, it was cut). Maybe language was an issue there.

      Willam looked like The Chicken Lady from The Kids in the Hall, while Madame LaQueer looked like Betty Rubble’s mother.

    • Anonymous

      I liked Willam’s hair.  It made her look like a crazy Michelle Pfeiffer. 

      Chad Michael’s face in this runway was giving me Raven vibes.

    • http://twitter.com/Womyn2me Womyn2me

      Did we miss the fact that there was a wall of colored contact accessories for this very special episode? 

    • Anonymous

      See, I think Willam looks broke-down, especially considering she’s not new to the drag scene by any means. Girl needs to do something to soften up the face if she’s going to do “pretty” and I thought her runway wig looked better than the one she’d been previously wearing, which was awful. I know she’s been featured as hookers and such (or didn’t she tell you?) so maybe she’s going for that look and I’m missing it? I just don’t get what she’s going for.

      Jiggly absolutely should have been in the bottom with that sad getup, but she killed it on the lip synch. If she doesn’t know how to make clothes it’s going to get old fast.

      Kenya, you and your bedazzled phoenix diaper gotta’ go. You’re pretty. We get it.

      Adore Chad Michaels and Sharon Needles no matter what. 

      Phi Phi. Ugh. Nuf said.

    • Lattis

      “We didn’t really get the thing with the limbs”

      Totally OT – but a couple of nights ago we were walking our dog and when we got home we realized she had a big clump of something in her mouth. Turned out to be the severed hoof of a cow, bloody bone sticking out and all. Jesus Christ – I could hear that scary horror movie music in my head. 

      I love reading the recaps to this show. I don’t watch it – can’t find it on my tv. But I love these recaps. Only thing is whenever I see that backdrop on the runway I see it as a big ol’ sheet of peg board. And what are they doing in front of peg board when they look so fabulous – man, they deserve something better! :)

      • Anonymous

         All of the episodes are on the Logo website :D

      • Tamara Hogan

        Drag Race episodes are posted on logotv.com the next day!

      • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

        Regarding your OT, I was reading it very sloppily, so I totally didn’t get that it was your dog you were talking about, I thought it was one of your friends. Awkward!

      • Anonymous

        if you live in the country, i could see how that could happen.  but if you live in the city, that is beyond creepy.

        so, if you didn’t get the thing with the limbs seriously TLo, i think the concept is that so many people got blown apart in the apocalyptic blast that body parts are just laying around everywhere.  and madame, being a big girl, was hungry so she’s serving up a foot (with a side of toe jam as rue added).

        forgive me if you said that in jest.  anyways…. 

        • Lattis

          Yeah – we live in a neighborhood. Houses all around. It was creepy as hell. Though there is, I’m sure, some logical explanation for why there was a severed cow’s hoof as big as a cabbage just lying in someone’s front yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
          yeah it was just creepy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

      I think the big girls are going to be stronger than the ones last season. I loved Delta, but her insecurities drove me up the wall. Latrice Royale seems like the kind of girl you don’t want to mess with. These drag queens have lived! 

      • Anonymous

        And none of them seem…I guess uncomfortable is a good word…with their bodies.  They show off their legs, they don’t try to hide themselves.  These ladies own it.

      • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

        YES!  Jiggly and Latrice are my two faves, aside from Miz Needles of course.  Would love to see Latrice or Jiggly crack the top three this season…. (crosses fingers)!

        • Lies L.

          Latrice seems very talented and just… a decent person. I find Jiggly hilarious but her whole I DON’T NEED TO SEW THINGS BECAUSE BEYONCE DOESN’T MAKE HER OWN OUTFITS EITHER thing may get her eliminated yet. Overall I agree though – WAY more confidence than Delta, for example. Even though I love Delta.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

             Every time I hear BEYONCE on this show I throw up a little inside.

    • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

      love willam … she is such a bitch, but I love it. phi phi is also such a whiny bitch. I think she is feeling threatened by willam. btw phi phi is hot out of drag!

      • Anonymous

        Phi Phi is a super cute guy. Beautiful eyes! But I am crushing on The Princess.

    • Mariah J

      I liked Milan and Lashaun’s outfits. The rest were forgettable. Maybe its too early to tell but none of these queens really seems to have the total package (ie makeup skills, fashion, comedy, attitude). We’ll see.

    • MilaXX

      This is an interesting bunch. Except in their own minds there’s really no pretty queen. Kenya comes close, but compared to really pretty queens like Tatiana or Carmen, they’re just okay. I have to hand it to some posters on another board that rightly pointed out that the barbeque is closed for many of these gals.

      William apparently had a pretty decent story arc on Nip/Tuck but for some reason the editors only left in her bragging about her SATC blink and you missed it appearance. I’m on the fence about her. Don’t hate her, don’t love her.
      I hope LaShawn is a quick study because if she could beat a face as well as she sews, she could easily make it to the top. She just needs to squash that kumbaya, let’s all get along talk cause these girls ain’t having it
      Phi Phi has already gone to the top of my SHUT UP list. I have a feeling she going to work hard to stir up trouble with the gals.
      Chad is going to have to come a bit stronger than this. A good Cher impersonation is only going to work for Snatch Game.
      I really liked The Princess and thought her Waterworld reference was a different take on the apocalypse.
      Kenya is a big yawn. She can go anytime now.
      I kinda love LaTrice and I think she’s one of the better ones with the face paint.
      I had hopes for some Diana Ross realness when she walked in with the pimp suit, but this was boring.
      Jiggy owns the LSFYL, but she bugs. I get the feeling she’ll be the one with an excuse for everything.
      DIdi seems nice, but her look is messy. Akasha 2.0
      La Queer is boring and between LaTrice and Jiggy, she gets lost in the sauce.

      • Pinup Ghoul

        “I have to hand it to some posters on another board that rightly pointed out that the barbeque is closed for many of these gals.”

        Call me an Oblivious Olivia, but what does that mean, exactly?

        • MilaXX

          Their grills are busted. (They have bad teeth)

          • Pinup Ghoul

             Thanks for clearing that up! Now I remember that from Season 2!

        • Anonymous

          To paraphrase the immortal words of Jujubee, “Their grills are fucked.”

    • Anonymous

      I liked Jiggly especially after seeing her in Manila Luzon’s Hot Couture video but her attitude during Untucked was whiny and just horrible.

    • Anonymous

      Kenya did completely ignore the challenge, opting instead for Miss Universe bird/wings rip off. I don’t think Ru will let her get away with that for long, hope not anyway.

    • Anonymous

      My husband made me pause the show Monday night when Chad Michaels came out onto the runway.  My husband plays a lot of video games (it happens), and I think Ms. Michaels might too.  Her outfit looks pretty similar to a character named Lilith in the RPG “Borderlands”: 
      http://www.giantbomb.com/lilith/94-11162/  She even has the yellow eyes.  Just saying.

    • spooki C

      jiggly’s LS was awesome. She’s kind of adorable.

    • Anonymous

      Besides Miss Needles I’m still more or less undecided about the rest  even though several of the gerls made good first impressions.
      Every season a couple queens tend to rise up a few episodes in and start winning me over.

      I hope Chad stays till the Snatch Game so he can do Cher (seems a shame to waste all the surgery).

      Jiggly may bug me as we go on.  Not sure. 
      I liked her make-up skills.  I thought she did a great job of changing his face.
      And I loved that lion mane wig.  She killed the lip sync too.

      I’m not loving Willam’s drag look but he was pretty funny throughout & during Untucked. 
      That deadpan line he had to some queen about her tone was hysterical I wish I could quote it but I’d get it wrong.

      I also loved when Ru started mispronouncing Apocolyptic too.

      Funny & entertaining start.
      I was not disappointed. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  Willam’s “Your tone is a bit pointed” or something line slayed me.  I didn’t love her during the show, but on Untucked, he won me over. Also, I believe they showed clips from upcoming episodes and it definitely looked like Chad was doing Cher, so you’re in luck!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

           Willam has poise.

    • Anonymous

      Not that I disagree with Alisa sashay-ing away but I think the reason it wasn’t Jiggly and Kenya in the bottom two was because Ru wasn’t really ready to lose Jiggly.  Just from Kenya’s dancing in the workroom and her personality I think Kenya might have won a LSFYL.  Kenya’s costume had little to do with the challenge and her *reason* for choosing a bird (I’m not even sure it was supposed to be a phoenix, or if looking like one was dumb luck…) had nothing to do with apocalypse. 

      • Anonymous

        What did Alisa’s outfit have to do with the apocalypse? Will we start growing tulle from our aureolas? Will half-assed ponytails in the style of Venus DeLite’s holiday outfit become necessary for self-defense? Will we run out of colors besides black and red?

        At least Kenya had some thought behind her outfit (whether it fit the challenge or not) and managed to not look a mess on that runway. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      Willam looks a bit like Bernadette Peters in her heydey – I like it. Kind of rude, though, yeah. But I’m really rooting for Sharon Needles and The Princess. 

      • Anonymous

        Willam makes me think of Candy Darling.

        • http://twitter.com/willambelli willam belli

          lemme drop the name then- I played her in Cinema Verite on HBO. check it out 

          • Anonymous

            OMG!  I will definitely check it out and might I say you’re my fucking,  like, favorite!
             
            I love how in the Interior Illusions lounge when all those bitches are throwing you shade you remain so level headed, poised and calm.

            You’re a lady through and through.  Some of those tired assed ladyboys can learn a lesson or two from you.

    • Anonymous

      I was completely annoyed by Kenya’s ignoring the challenge and then not getting called on it. What the hell?

    • Anonymous

      I’m not completely sure yet, but I kind of love Willam’s deadpan bitchiness. I have to admit, I sort of wish I could be like that myself. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/dwight.lake Dwight Lake

      When Kenya came out with the wings I thought she was a post nuclear war mutant, which I thought was brilliant. Then she tossed them and  put herself in the bottom 3.