RuPaul’s Drag Race: Cover Girl! Put the Bass in Your Walk!

Posted on March 13, 2012

We’re somewhat disappointed with the readings last night. We expect our queens to be witty at the drop of a hat and most of this crowd, sadly, didn’t come through for us. You’d think these queens would spend some time working out a reading routine, since they know they’re going to be called on to do it.

The only ones who came close to being funny were Sharon and Latrice, the latter of whom won the challenge.

Which gave him the prize of picking which magazine concepts get assigned to which queens. We’re really only telling you this so we can justify posting pictures of semi-naked men. Not that we need your approval. “I’m a doctor. So why the hell am I talking to you?”

Cleavage.

 

Pussy.

 

Poise.

 

Eleganza.

 

Who?

 

Love.

 

Hey, this is fun. Maybe from now on we’ll just do recaps with one-word impressions under each picture. It’ll be like recapping flashcards. Naah. You’d kill us.

We admit, we thought the magazine challenge was a bit on the lame-o side. We get it that Ru herself is a witty, funny queen and she wants her girls to be the same way, but usually the show’s pretty good about connecting the challenges to the real-life of being a drag performer, and for the life of us, we couldn’t see the point to making them all play editor for a day. It just didn’t feel like a naturally draggy thing to be doing.

And the covers were incredibly cheap-looking. They all looked like religious cult tracts.

 

The judging on this show is defiantly not transparent and no one ever really bothers justifying the decisions because they all come down to Ru. This makes it easier to accept even when we don’t agree (unlike Project Runway where the judging is presented as if it’s far less biased than it actually is). Even so, we had to roll our eyes just a little at the amount of praise Phi Phi was getting for this cover, which was only marginally better than some of the other ones.

We still don’t get how she manages to add 20 years to her age every time she puts on makeup.

Credit where it’s due: this really is the best she’s looked on the catwalk. She deserved praise for it, but we’re not so sure she deserved the win. Yes, she’s improved, but she didn’t look like the best thing on that catwalk to us and her cover didn’t look that much different from the ones the judges trashed. Face it: Ru decided it was time to throw Phi Phi a lifeline.

Just like Ru decided it was time to cut Jiggly loose. This was one decision with which we couldn’t argue.

The best she can manage on the catwalk is the occasional pretty dress and wig, but aside from that, she creates no memorable characters or looks. And she appears to have virtually no comedy or performing skills at all. To be honest, we’re wondering how she even got on the show. She’s not horrible, but she’s clearly unprepared, unpolished, and has a lot of learning to do.

We were actually scared for Willam when it came down to the LSFYL. She deserved to be there and by almost every measure is a superior queen to Jiggly, but if there’s one thing Jiggly can do it’s BRING IT when her back is against the wall.

Personally, we didn’t see much of a difference in quality here. Neither of them really set the stage on fire. It’s just that Willam, as Latrice noted, looked like a young CW singer and Jiggly just looked tired.  Even though the performances were roughly equal we agreed that Willam should stay simply because Jiggly’s been in the bottom way too many times and Ru wasn’t going to be swayed by another 11th-hour rally.

 

[Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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  • kentiesgirl

    Seriously disappointed, I squealed at the library opening, and only laughed at the “you smoke a ham”. But I’m still laughing, so it was a good one.

    • kentiesgirl

       I mean, I was wincing thru Phi2 (although I expected to, but, a girl can hope). What was that? Poor showing ladies. I expected Willam and Sharon to mop the floor with the other queens.

      • JosephLamour

        Can I just say as a graphic designer I am offering my services to move to wherever this is filmed and replace the designer on that show? Those covers were *awful*. The photos weren’t so bad.

        (And I’m completely serious about that offer.)

        • Elizabido

          I was trying to figure out if the girls were supposed to design and execute the covers themselves, which was kind of a tall order to expect them to have Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills. I mean, they were criticized for the look of the covers and the girls seemed surprised at the photos that were rejected, so they obviously had nothing to do with selecting the ones that were put on the covers. It was an odd and unsatisfying challenge, since we didn’t really get to see anything but them scribbling down a few ideas and getting their pictures taken. I like seeing the creative process.

        • http://twitter.com/snowgall Teresa Galloway

          No kidding. Those were hands-down the worst examples of cover design I’ve seen in a while. Willam tweeted that they all had to work with the same no-talent art-school dropout, and it shows. Horrible choices in fonts, spacing, balance, composition, layout, everything. I bet some of the queens working alone could have done better than what was produced with this “help”.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

            That explains so much. It reminded me of some of the stuff one of my former coworkers used to come up with. I went to art school, and graduated with a degree. She… didn’t. It was so unfair that the queens were being judged on that hack’s work.

          • xay

             I’m assuming it was the same tragic designer that did the awful book covers for Season 2.

          • JosephLamour

            That’s it, I’m tweeting Ru my resume. LOL.

        • Basil Von Broccoli

          I have no idea if the photos were bad or not because the design “work” was TRAGIC.

          I think anyone who doesn’t edit their graphics in Word would probably be a step up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bethanypurdue Bethany Mavronicles

           I am too and thought the same thing. The fonts were straight up TRAGIC.

  • Zaftiguana

    Damn, and I’d just come up with a great drinking game; take a shot whenever Jiggly says something she can’t spell.

    “St. Tropez.”

    Drink!

    • MK03

      What did she say? a 1250 on the SATs? Bitch, please.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        Maybe it was mostly on math portion.

      • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

        Well, these days it’s scored out of 2400 points, so maybe…

        • scarlet1815

          Even though Jiggly has the emotional maturity of someone not old enough to vote, she is 30 years old so her score would’ve definitely been before the new scoring, so it’s 1240 out of 1600. Not genius level, but certainly better than average for the time.

          • James Levinsohn

            The average score in 2000 was around a 1010, so it’s certainly above average for Math-Verbal, especially if she comes from a rough background. But it’s not really anything to write home about. I work at a college admissions office that doesn’t count the writing portion, so I still know what these connote. In the general pool, 1250-1350 is “quite good”, 1350-1450 is “very good”, 1450-1550 is “outstanding”, and 1550+ is exceptional.  But it’s lame that she’s bragging about a 1240 at age 30, or the SATs at all. It’s considered lame when you’re in your early 20s.

          • scarlet1815

            Like I said, not genius but above average. I’m not a Jiggly fan, but was just trying to be fair to her – a 1250 out of 2400 would be well below average, while a 1250 out of 1600 is above average. 

            I agree that SAT scores are nothing to be bragging about unless you’re still in high school. They measure something specific in a flawed way, but they don’t really translate to the kind of sharpness you need for life in general or a competition like this, specifically.

          • Farthingale

            Oh my! I’m shocked. I thought she was 18. So naive. So whiney. Such a victim. I chalked it all up to youthful ignorance. She has had plenty of time to get her head out of her a$$. Tsk tsk.

      • Musicologie

        I always find it sad when adults cite their SAT scores (especially if they’re not perfect or near-perfect). Congratulations, your late-teenage self wasn’t a complete idiot!

        • Zaftiguana

          Right? For one thing, who cares, you’re not 17 anymore and I am not on a state college admissions board. For another, anything below 1400 is nothing to write home about anyway.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Well, I’m from the midwest, so here it’s mostly ACT scores instead.  But my husband had a 34 out of 36, and one of my best friends had to take it twice to hit the mid-20s.  She’s now a doctor, and he uses his brain to mostly keep track of Star Wars trivia.  My brother and I have virtually the same IQ scores (a point or two difference in either direction based on the exact test).  He runs two business and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. 

          So no, scores don’t impress me. 

        • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

          I don’t remember my SAT or ACT scores despite taking both tests and studying like mad to get high marks.  It wasn’t even that long ago.  That’s how pertinent they are post-applying-to-college.

          • buildmeatower

             I don’t remember mine either, and I took both three years ago. Then again, the only way they were going to keep me out of my university of choice was if I failed both miserably, so neither were particularly important in the grand scheme of things. (My IB scores, though, I will probably remember forever. Not that that means I have to brag about them, given that no one but me cares.)

          • buildmeatower

             I don’t remember mine either, and I took both three years ago. Then again, the only way they were going to keep me out of my university of choice was if I failed both miserably, so neither were particularly important in the grand scheme of things. (My IB scores, though, I will probably remember forever. Not that that means I have to brag about them, given that no one but me cares.)

        • brokephilosopher

          I work as an SAT tutor, so when I applied for my job I had to give them my SAT scores (SAT I and subject tests).  I knew that I had done well, but I honest to God didn’t remember which subject tests I’d taken, and what all my scores were.  I’m 23 and I definitely feel like I’ve done stuff that’s more interesting and intelligent than my SAT tests. I just feel sorry for someone who is 30 and doesn’t feel that way.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

        yet she’s the same one who didn’t know the word horticulture and was so easily duped into believing a serious magazine is what would keep her in the game

  • Frank_821

    I can live with Phi Phi getting this win. She did look her best so far. But I must say, her make up looked better on my tv last night than it does on these screen caps. Thought Chad and Sharon looked the best last night, even with the zombie eyes

    • kentiesgirl

      I was loving Chad, and seriously annoyed at Michelle V. for the too perfectness again. I said it before, Chad serves full on polished character, how can you not live for her?

      As an aside, serious comedy at the girls running around the runway picking up all those beads, especially Willam with her little scoots and her sore ass feet. Save us the time in heels then….LMFAO.

      • MK03

        I know! What the hell is wrong with polish and professionalism? 

        • Kristinoten

           PROFESSIONAL! Pro-fessional!  :-)  Loved that montage that had Chad saying that over and over. 

          I agree, though. Chad is genuine and game through it all.  Loved her take on “messing up” her drag.  Agreed somewhat with their comments on her cover, though.  Not amazing.

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

          I was shocked and actually offended for Chad when Michelle criticized her. I realize being offended is an overreaction, but it was a ridiculous criticism. Chad has an old fashioned (in a good way) lady-like way about her that cannot be hidden. She’s the Austin Scarlett of drag. 

        • Farthingale

          I don’t get this either, especially since Ru is never vulnerable or “unpolished”. Ever. Ru aims for and attains perfection, and that is who Ru is. Why can’t Chad also have this worthy trait?

          • Pinup Ghoul

             I absolutely agree. Chad has put a ton of time and effort and love into her art, and it absolutely shines through. No need to criticize that. They want Chad to look more busted and Dida to look less busted… why do they want a bunch of middle of the road queens? Let Chad be perfect. She’s an inspiration to younger queens who are still trying to find the look that works for them.

          • andcoh

            That is a very good point.  Why the obsession with vulnerability when I never see it from Ru?

      • MK03

        I know! What the hell is wrong with polish and professionalism? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        I truly appreciate someone who has honed their craft as well as Chad. He is a pleasure to watch every time, even in the dance portion at the end as the credits roll. Willam is always being “on” in his character, but Chad is too in how own way.

        • kentiesgirl

           Chad is always on whatever character Chad creates that day, imho. Different costumes, different ‘feel’, you know? But I never pick up on any insincerity in the workroom and Illusions lounge. Chad’s character in the world is a professional (so always in ‘character’, but that’s the polish), but she channels someone else during the performances every time, if that makes sense.

          Willam is playing Willam 100% of the time…pretty freakin funny but one note. I appreciate the performance, but wouldn’t compare the two, they are worlds apart in the way they approach this.

      • Kayceed

        I hear you. I love Chad – she is simply impeccable.

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

          She has a natural elegance, which is something that Michelle perhaps doesn’t understand. I could say many positive things about Michelle, but “elegant” is not one of them.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD35QQZNBPZJXWTCBY7N4EE7VY Sarah

            Nor “natural.”

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

            Indeed.

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

            Indeed.

  • Judy_J

    “We still don’t get how she manages to add 20 years to her age every time she puts on makeup.”  Maybe she gets makeup tips from Christina Aguilera.

    • Zaftiguana

      I think you’re honing in on exposing a vast cosmetic conspiracy here. Christina looked cross-eyed as shit on The Voice last night in all of her scenes with Lionel Richie. 

      • kentiesgirl

         Ooo…I wanna uncover a “vast cosmetic conspiracy”. Sounds glittery and all around awesome to me. :)

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

          It’s the Military, Industrial, Cosmetic Complex!

      • Tamara Hogan

        I thought Phi Phi’s eyes looked seriously wonky on the runway. PICASSO-class wonky.

        • http://twitter.com/theblackqueen Bat Hewitt

          I thought so too. Excellent way of putting it, Picasso-class wonky it truly is!

        • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

           Yes! Very much! But then the episode was edited so everybody only had positive things to say about her makeup. I didn’t get it. 2Phi’s makeup looked better last week in the boat challenge.

  • kentiesgirl

    Yelped when Latrice was safe, then was disappointed at the lack of LSFYL, cause girl can BRING. IT. She would have pounded Jiggly off the runway, instead of quietly nudging her off stage right. Willam, I was so ready for you to blow me away with your performance, and there was nothing(literally…probably would have been more fun without the blurring, LOL). You bored Nina.

    In fairness, it was a weak ass song. I would boo if I had to sit thru that at a show.

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

       Honest to GOD- Latrice really has to be put under some pressure mighty soon so she can STEP IT UP!

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

       Honest to GOD- Latrice really has to be put under some pressure mighty soon so she can STEP IT UP!

      • kentiesgirl

        Agree. She was coasting a bit and knows it-you catch her and Chad ruling court in the workroom, sitting together while the other girls kept flittering around them? Awesome, but gives an impression of being allowed to get too comfortable.

        But they can both shut it DOWN. As long as it’s not against each other, please, until the finale, pleeasse. I have 100% confidence either one of them can knock ANY of the other queens off in a LS. Except that whole “Ru’s whims” thing, which scares me a tad.

        • Kayceed

          I see Latrice and Chad as drag queens, and some of the others as drag princesses. Naturally, there are also the ladies-in-waiting…

          • kentiesgirl

             You hit it! I am so now referring to all the NotChad/NotLatrices as princesses. even if it is more to type. ;)

          • Farthingale

            well said.

          • andcoh

            I guess that makes Sharon the wicked witch?  Or that crazy lady in the woods with her cats?

            Oh, cats!

        • Pinup Ghoul

           I hope and hope every day that LogoTV will make a show where Chad and Latrice travel all around the US and Puerto Rico together to give advice to young, busted drag queens who need a pair of elegant and sassy Fairy Dragmothers.

          • Sweetpea176

             I would SO watch that.

  • IDreamIn4D

    also, can we talk about the awful awful stinky song choice that they were forced to lip-synch to???? i doubt even Dida Ritz could liven up that dead tune from its grave! I dont even remember how the song sounded like and the title of the song!!

    • kentiesgirl

       Exactly! I get the judge, but come on…that is NOT a LSFYL song. That’s not a performance song period.

  • MilaXX

    I thought Phi2′s cover was least worst of a bunch of “meh”. As for the runway I honestly thought Chad’s was better. Sure Phi has improved on the makeup front, but those lashes are still jacked up. If they are going to call William to task for his shadow, then they need to tell Phi to fix those damn lashes.

    Poor Jiggly. It was pass her due date and she was just sad this week. Also she’s not the brightest gal around. Is she so incapable of developing original ideas that she would fall for phi’s so called help?

  • MilaXX

    I thought Phi2′s cover was least worst of a bunch of “meh”. As for the runway I honestly thought Chad’s was better. Sure Phi has improved on the makeup front, but those lashes are still jacked up. If they are going to call William to task for his shadow, then they need to tell Phi to fix those damn lashes.

    Poor Jiggly. It was pass her due date and she was just sad this week. Also she’s not the brightest gal around. Is she so incapable of developing original ideas that she would fall for phi’s so called help?

    • Farthingale

      phi2 should work an eye patch and give us a break.

  • MK03

    I’m sorry, but Sharon clearly had the superior cover. It actually looked like a magazine cover. And the Grey Gardens angle? Come on! Fab! Phi Phi’s looked like some LGBT flyer laying abandoned in a student union.

  • MK03

    I’m sorry, but Sharon clearly had the superior cover. It actually looked like a magazine cover. And the Grey Gardens angle? Come on! Fab! Phi Phi’s looked like some LGBT flyer laying abandoned in a student union.

    • kentiesgirl

       Sharon’s locked down the comedy..I agree with you, but as TLo said, this was about throwing a win to Phi2, and that’s all it was about. That being said, I liked both their runways, and do think P.P.O. Box was lookin her best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/megania Megan Ishler Anderson

       THANK YOU! I can’t believe nobody even mentioned her Little Edie Realness.

      • AnotherG

        Has “serving Little Edie Realness” ever been uttered in the history of drag?

        I think you just made history.  Brava!

    • putonabus

      I’m so proud of Sharon bringing the Little Edie for the pet mag. Couldn’t be a more perfect marriage. Love, love, love.

  • kentiesgirl

    Anyone else seeing April’s gelato(?) dress on Ru? Love that layered color. Aboslut Ru Tastic, I must say. I have now locked down the flavor. Layered berries. heehee.

    • emeazul

      it seemed really familiar to me and that’s what it is – April from PR!! o.O “layered berries” haha!

    • Seanybills

      I completely agree! I was actually about to post about it, but I’m glad I’m not alone in seeing the similarities.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Ru looked stunning on the judging panel. I could not stop looking at his eyes. I loved the makeup and wig. Lovely!

    When Phi Phi first walked onto the runway, I though he was Kenya. Then I thought the proportions of the dress on him really did make him look similar in build to Kenya. Is Kenya back there dressing him? I was interested in the palm tree story on the magazine cover though. Sounds really funny.

    I was really worried for Willam. I truly did not know who would be eliminated. His lip synch was so lackluster, but I guess not having underwear on would limit your ability to groove on stage with showy moves if you want to uphold a little decency.

    • kentiesgirl

       I doubt Willam is concerned about upholding decency.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      This is my favorite Ru look all season. Gorge.

  • Paigealicious

    Sharon should’ve won the cover! Phi Phi, fix yo’ damn eye, girl!

  • Zaftiguana

    Okay, seriously though.

    Most of the criticism on the runway had to do with the girls’ graphic design skills. And, you know…WHO CARES? I guess Phi Phi earned this one, as tired as her routine is, though I think that it could have gone to Sharon had they not needed to avoid a done deal. 

    Several of these girls refused for some incomprehensible reason to take Ru’s notes, but you knew Jiggly was going to go when Ru gave her a direct note and Jiggly pretty much just said no. This girl. She’s just so weighed down by her issues that all she can do is take herself too seriously and put on department store prom dresses. 

    • Paigealicious

       Yeah, I wasn’t clear…did the queens just do the covers or actually design the type as well?

      • Zaftiguana

        I have no idea, but all of the shit about layout and font and typesize blah blah blah that the judges were critiquing, I just cannot pretend to give a shit on a show for drag queens. This is not the search for America’s Next Print Media Graphic Design Superstar. 

        Judge them on their look, their photo concept, and the content of the article titles, the end. 

        • PeachesGalore

           I might watch “America’s Next Print Media Graphic Design Superstar,” but I am a font nerd.

          And agreed about the judging. Either they handed their “idea board” over to an actual designer, in which case I don’t care about any of the design choices because they weren’t really theirs, or the contestants were actually forced to make the cover with InDesign themselves, in which case I don’t care about the quality because they’re drag queens not designers.

        • kentiesgirl

          I concur. This is not RuPaul’s Best Friend’s Race either, but I would enter the shit outta that. I would not touch America’s Next Print Media Graphic Design Superstar (rotflmao) with a ten foot pole. Sounds like a convention in Anaheim.

          • Logo Girl

            Not touch it?! Awww.. I’d probably go ON it. :)

          • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

            So I should come to you the next time I have to do a *&^%*&()&*( PowerPoint presentation?  I hate them — to the extent that it’s the only homework I will sorta not do myself.  (I write it, but my husband does the slides:)

          • Logo Girl

            Would be happy to ;)

  • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

    Pam Tillis deserves some of your love, too! Country music is usually not so “open arms” to the gays and drag queens, and it takes guts to stand up and say it’s okay in that world. Plus, she’s the daughter of country legend Mel Tillis and she’s scored over 20 Top 40 hits on the Country charts.

    • Kayceed

      Agree! And country music gave us Dolly Parton, for heaven’s sake – who could probably school a lot of drag queens on showmanship and presentation. I love old-school, flashy, rhinestoned-stoned everything country.

      • buildmeatower

         Has Dolly ever been a judge on this show? If she hasn’t, she totally should be. As you say, she could teach the girls a thing or two about presentation and attitude.

    • kentiesgirl

      I’m sorry Pam Tillis. :(

      I agree with Gara.

      But that song sure didn’t seem like lipsynching material. Maybe it was the princesses not doing it justice. I’d have to see someone else tackle it. :/

      • http://twitter.com/theblackqueen Bat Hewitt

        I think it would take someone very campy to breathe some life into that song, these girls just aren’t that kind of queen. Also, I can’t imagine trying to maneuver Jiggly’s dress. Eesh!

  • nancymae

    All I can say is I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE ALL STARS EDITION! Jujubee and Pandora would have cut a bish in that library!

    That said, Latrice’s BMW was hilarious. Body Made Wrong!

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

      “All I can say is I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE ALL STARS EDITION! Jujubee and Pandora would have cut a bish in that library!”

      That is at the same time the best and most disturbing idea.  “RuPaul All-Stars:  When Queens Collide!”

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      ALL STARS EDITION = Drag U

      • AnotherG

        All Stars Edition = Real thing:
        http://www.facebook.com/AllStarsRuPaulsDragRace
        Oh. Em. Gee!

        • kentiesgirl

          Holy Crap Cake! How did I not know about this!!! Shannel, Ongina, Nina Flowers of Fuckingfantastica, Raven, Pandora Boxx, Jujubee, Mimi Imfirst (she’s actually pretty good, and funny, really), Yara Sofia, Alexis  Mateo, Delta Work, Manila Luzon, Tammie Brown. Check and check. Assuming current queens are ineligible and neither are winners. If not, drop MImi and Delta Sourpussy for whoever doesn’t win this season out of Sharon, Latrice and Chad.

          • Pinup Ghoul

             No Shangela? Thank goodness!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

            I just watched season one two weeks ago. Why should Tammie Brown be given another chance when she didn’t bother to even try to lip synch for her life? Just to be cannon fodder?

          • kentiesgirl

            She’s really funny and interesting, and to be fair, it was the first season and no one really knew what to expect. I don’t see you walking children in nature! LOL.

          • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

            It makes me smile, “I don’t see you walking children in nature.”  Practically Oscar Wild-esque.

          • OmegaBlush

            Didn’t Delta Work change her name to Heather?  Heather Overdesperation?  What an unhappy and mean person.  Without Raja there to protect her, she’ll get eaten alive.  

          • kentiesgirl

            HAHA…I like that one better than Delta Sourpussy.

  • laura512

    Am I the only one that got (AND LOVED!!) a Little Edie feel from Sharon’s magazine outfit? 

    • DonnaL

       Yes, absoutely; I’m sure that was her reference, and I’m surprised nobody mentioned it. 

      • laura512

        Me too – surprised and a little disappointed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

        It was in fact her reference. She actually posted a video of her the other day on facebook, the Grey Gardens video (I know others have mentioned this but I’m just confirming) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG5baCxTtgw

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    And I want to see Latrice sock it to Santino. Oh, that would be so interesting.

  • Musicologie

    When they revealed Jiggly’s cover, my husband exclaimed, “Oh, come on! She should at least be aiming at the guy’s crotch! Talk about a ‘bulge’!” That would have shown much more humor that Jiggly’s did all show.

    • cheesebomb

      I was flabbergasted at why she listened to Phi Phi on that call – every other queen was telling you to make it funny and you listened to Phi Phi when she told you not to? WTF were you thinking, 1250 SAT scores or not?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        And I don’t get why Phi Phi even confessed her trickery to Willam. It’s not like they have been portrayed as friends. Sure last week Willam had a lot of footage dedicated to his “winner” antics while working on the boat, but did Phi Phi actually take all that seriously and that Willam is a total heel?

        • AnotherG

          Wasn’t that weird? Are we being set up? That whole Milan telling Jiggly “They’re coming for you” thing and then it’s . . . Phi Phi?

          And say what you want about Willam’s evil cattiness, but he’s up front and in your face about it.  To the point of hilarious obnoxiousness that’s so over-the-top, even if you’re the target, you laugh. [Edited to add: Unless you're Phi-Phi.]

          Phi-Phi’s just a conniving semi-talent with a nasty-streak.

          • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

            Want to add I thought Willam looked a bit confused as to why Phi2 was telling what he did!  I would be as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs if 2Phi “confided” anything to me!  I hope Willam is watching her back, because 2 Phi is clearly jealous.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

            Looking at the Untucked opening credits, I think next week is when PhiPhi flips out on Willam, and Willam uses the pointed tone line. I was just comparing outfits and counting drag queen bodies when Pam Anderson walks in the room…

          • andcoh

            I have been doing that for awhile.  Sadly, I can’t find a clip later than this episode, so now I have no idea who goes home.

      • Farthingale

        1250 sat but clueless about “horticulture”. come on.

        • cheesebomb

          Oh, I don’t necessarily think SAT scores are a great judge of intellect (I know brilliant folks who bombed them and idiots who did well), I just found the contrast highly entertaining.

        • DonnaL

           As the old saying goes, you can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.

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

    Truly, the only reason I knew who Pam Tillis was is because I am old as fuck-all.  She hasn’t been relevant as a recording artist since the mid-1990s.  I can remember the days when drag queens were doing Pam Tillis, but a lot more were doing Dolly Parton and especially Reba McEntire.

    • cheesebomb

      Ah, so I’m not the only one who remembers Pam Tillis. I was a bit surprised to see her as a guest judge, but she did much better at it than I expected her to. 

      • laura512

        Nope, you’re not alone.  I remembered her and thought she did a really good job. She seemed really sweet and interested and like she had an idea of how things were supposed to be. 

        • Farthingale

          as compared to Max Muchbitch, who was a prig and a pill.

          • Geoff Dankert

            I thought Pam was great, though my common-law husband did ask “Who?” That said, I thought she looked like Lulu after one of her “AbFab” guest shots. “Three courses and a pudding or I walk.”

    • Farthingale

      that would work for me. Patsy Cline.

    • putonabus

      Thank goodness Latrice is around to dependably know who the judges are.

  • http://twitter.com/KathrynTewson Kathryn Tewson

    A friend of mine said it best: Jiggly isn’t a drag queen, she’s just a transvestite. There’s nothing wrong with being a transvestite, mind you — but this is a show for drag queens.

    • Farthingale

      Jiggly needs to spend the summer interning with Manilla Luzon.

      • Stubenville

        Manilla can only do so much. Better make it an internship with Endora.  =)

        • Farthingale

          I’m imagining Manilla making her run errands, work on costumes, etc. and not allowing her to touch a makeup brush or go near a pair of heels for 6 months at least. Drag immersion. Manilla isn’t a magician, but she was super creative and knew how to poke fun at herself and those are the skills Jiggs needs. Jiggly isn’t fit to polish Endora’s shoes.

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

             We must remember that if there is an internship with Miss Luzon, Miss Davenport is inherently part of the deal…

          • Farthingale

            It DOES take a village….

        • hearkentoit

           I wouldn’t wish that on Manila.

  • http://twitter.com/DonnaThePirana Donna

    Michelle: She looks like she has a dead baby lamb on her head!
    Ru: And who wants that?
    Santino: Sharon Needles!

     

  • PantherontheRunway

    LAST WEEK! if you wanted to acknowledge Phi-phi for looking good, it was last week.

    She looked busted as par usual this week ….The devil is a liar if you honestly think she looked not wonky and straight from 80′s drag this week.

    And thank you Ru for sending jiggly home! No shade on big girls(me being one) but her body was meant for maternity drag only.

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

      Phi2 always looks like a cruise ship singer circa 1962.

    • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

      Agree on the busted Phi this week.  Wonky eye and all was back, but last week’s was all Willam’s to win.  For all we keep seeing Phi2 yelling that she has no talent to Willam, I think it is 2Phi who has none.  I really want to see Phi sashay away asap.  Before Dida even.  I confess to absolutely adoring the Princess Willam – makes me laugh like no other.  My friends and I have been discussing them and think we want to sit and chat with Latrice and Chad for sure.  We want to get drunk with Willam and sort of observe where/what Sharon does.

      • PantherontheRunway

        I love willam too! Willam, Latrice, and Sharon for top 3 for sure.
        But even though last week was rightfully about Willam, phi-phi should have gotten a nod then for looking nice. Not this week, not even a little! She looked like a farrah fawcett knock-off on that cover anyhow!

        And I agree Phi-phi should leave before Dida  who shows improvement and potential and is pleasant. Phi-phi hasn’t shown growth and has NOT shut that ugly little mouth of hers about Willam yet >_>.

    • Pinup Ghoul

      I agree completely. ALL of the queens, no matter what shape they have, must know how to dress it properly. Dida and Milan have been clocked for not knowing how to work with their mannish and athletic (but still fab) physiques, Willam’s been picked at for relying too much on body, and Latrice is one of the biggest contestant that the show’s ever had, and also one of the most consistently flawless. Jiggly needs more experience and education in her artform before she takes the mantle of ‘drag superstar’. Heck, I’m a lady and I’m STILL getting the hang of dressing my shape properly. Don’t blame the body, Jiggly, just figure out how to work it.

  • http://twitter.com/DonnaThePirana Donna

    Those reading glasses are for when you wanna serve up Hamburglar realness.

    • phiphihater

       This line is now in my common vocabulary. Thank you Donna.

  • TxMom2011

    …….You’d think these queens would spend some time working out a reading routine, since they know they’re going to be called on to do it….. 

    Snatch game too!

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

      I’m trying to think up a term for a queen who can’t read…Phi-literate?.

  • rose88

    First, I need to give a little love to Pam Tillis.  It was my fabulous drag queen roomie back in the early 90s who gave me a Pam Tillis CD for Christmas.  At first I was like “Oh, fuck no!  Country music?  Really?”  But I kept an open mind and actually loved that CD, so Mi Vida Loca brought back some good memories of my youthful hagdom.

    Now my thoughts on the challenge…YAWN!  Does anyone actually give a shit about magazines anymore?  But Sharon Needles was the clear winner IMO.  From the Little Edie reference to the hilarious “articles” she was the only one who really got the challenge.  I thought Phi2 churned out a really dull porno mag, and the title looked like 69, not Sashay Away.  I think they were rewarding Phi2 for taking their advice on her body and makeup (body looked better; makeup still looked like Tammy Faye on a bender) and slapping down Sharon for not doing the fishy girl glam look the judges have been pushing her to do.  Sharon, gurl, it’s time to break out the “paycheck” look if you want to win this thing. 

    As for Latrice, she has to take her own 5Gs advice.  She’s so naturally funny, but she’s not nailing the challenges. Married With Children Caught With Working Girl??!!!  Just how long was she in prison?  There was so much potential for her gossip rag, I was surprised she choked that badly.

    It was time for Jiggly to go, but I still hated how Phi2 played her for a fool like that.  There’s playing the game and then there’s just plain mean. Phi2 is mean; I don’t think I’ve ever personally disliked a contestant on RuPaul more than her.

    I knew Willam would win the LSFYL because it was her first time there and Jiggly’s time was up.  But Willam’s got to take her own advice and bring her A game each and every time.  I’m starting to worry that she or Chad are going to sashay away before Phi2, and that’s going to piss me off when/if it happens.

    • laura512

      We should have put a nickel in the piggy bank every time one of us said “ooh, you shady bitch” last night.  We could’ve…well…gotten a latte. But still – that’s a bunch of nickels!!!

      • rose88

         Now you’ve got me craving a latte!

      • rose88

         Now you’ve got me craving a latte!

    • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

      I haven’t liked Phi2 since the beginning, but now I hate her; not in the love to hate her like Willam way either.  (Actually I ADORE Willam)  I just really really hate her.  WHO died and left her (of all people) in charge of what’s in or out in drag?  She has no class at all and what she did to Jiggly (whose time had come for sure) was just cruel.  I am starting to worry that all my shows are going to let me down and 2-faced-Phi2 will win and I will hate Ru forever.  I know Chad and Willam in particular probably need Ru’s backing less than the other girls, but they remain my 2 best faves – with Latrice and Sharon coming close behind.  I can’t remember rooting for 4 to win before!

  • TxMom2011

    The show itself is moving a little slow… but I am LUVIN Untucked!   They have me laughing like a mad woman.  Willam, Latrice and Sharon are just natural comedians.  I loved Sharon confessing to her onstage fart… and the little clip of Ru that went with it…. I am still lauughing like Latrice just thinking about that one!  (Damn. Just how big are Sharon’s Feet?)

    • kentiesgirl

       Sharon is a freakin machine gun once she gets some liquor into herself, ain’t she? I luv it. Now that Jiggly sashayed I think the untucks will be even funnier. Her therapy was getting old-I was wishing they would just let her scream it out somewhere so I could hear Willam and Sharon bounce off each other while Latrice laughed at them. She really needs to bake, and I just don’t ‘get’ her on the show other than than how she irritates the other princesses. No personal insults, just not entertaining to me. Sorry about it.

      stealing the princesses thing-perfect way to describe NotChad/NotLatrice :D

    • AnotherG

      I think this is the first time I thought an “Untucked” was better than its corresponding episode. What the hell, Ru?

  • PeaceBang

    I’m not surprised that Sharon wasn’t rewarded for her hilarious and truly creative take on Pussy Galore, or whatever it was called. That “Grey Gardens” look was beyond fabulous. The aggressively mediocre and thoroughly nasty Phi Phi managed a total cliche but she looked better than she ever has (although I disaree – I think last week was her high mark), so whatever. I am beginning to wonder about Willam’s ability to perform and entertain beyond just looking pretty and strutting. It is SUCH a shame that she didn’t get a fantastic song to LSFYL to — if she’s going to be in the running for America’s next drag superstar I want to see more from her than just bragging about her TV cameos and being a witty bitch. Sharon, Latrice and Chad, meanwhile, keep shining on in personality, beauty, glamour and poise. They are LADEEEEEZ, y’all. Even Sharon, with all her crazy, is a LADY. Always. The essence of drag is to be a LADY. Outrageous, sexy, bawdy, occasionally shocking… and always the lady. 

  • Markatha

    Phi Phi has wrecked my nerves since day one and I’m beyond over her. 
    Ru tossed her a pity win for listening to the judges (although I don’t see much improvement).
    Miss “Bitter Party of One” can’t last much longer though.

    I thought Sharon had the best cover.  Loved the whole Little Eddie Cat Lady thing.
    Ru can’t give her the win every week I guess.  She does try to spread the prizes around.

    I’m ready for Dida & Phi Phi to go next.

    What is the big twist that’s coming next week????

    • Farthingale

      Sharon’s cover was by far the wittiest. And Ru DOES spread the prizes around. Remember when Stacey Lane Mathews won the cruise after confessing to Ru that she had never even been on an airplane before RPDR? Ru has a heart of gold and embraces “affirmative action”.

    • AnotherG

      Dida was on FIRE in the “Untucked.”  In a good way.  I was surprised and, well, pleased to see that girl can grow a pair (well, you know what I mean).  It was one elongated “I love you, hun, but right now YOU ARE PISSING ME OFF.”

      I mean, no, she’s not in my top 4, but can she please be the one to Sashay off Phi2? Next week? Please?

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

        I think Dida is a great candidate for instructor at Drag U

  • Markatha

    Dolly would be a great judge on this show!

    • laura512

      If that happens, I won’t be able to go to work the next day. 

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

        I love(d) Dolly, but these days she’s looking like a drag queen past her prime..

        • laura512

          I know, but I don’t care. I just love her.  *name dropping* I actually met her and got her autograph years ago, in the New Orleans airport. We were on the same flight and when we landed she and her (very small) crew got off the plane first. She stood at the end of the ramp? concourse?  and said hello to everybody on the plane, shook hands, signed autographs – all with a huge smile on her face.  All I had was my Algebra II book (I told you it was years ago!) so I had her sign the paper cover.  I still have that little chunk of free grocery store book cover in a scrapbook.  Her autograph is this wonderful collection of loops and swirls – seems appropriate.

          So yeah – she’s had a little too much work done and looks kind of rough, but I will always love her.  HA! That was accidental, but I’m totally leaving it.

  • laura512

    Anybody else catch Michelle’s “I love me a train” and the look from Regina?  Gold.

  • spooki C

    Does Phi Phi have two different sized eyes or does she just REALLY suck at makeup? All I can focus on are her wonky eyes every time I see a picture of her with makeup on.

    Also, WORST LSFYL EVER. 

    • kentiesgirl

       It was pretty bad…but at least they kept their wigs on and didn’t start beating each other with lampshades.

      • Farthingale

        thank you.

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

        I was fully expecting, and dreading, another wig removal. Maybe we’re done with the wig pulling for the season. On the other hand, the LSFYL was pretty damn dull. Someone pulling off her wig might have made it more entertaining.

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

           Was part of Jiggly’s dress falling off?

          • kentiesgirl

             Jiggly always got something fallin off. Did you see her pic in untucked? They’re all so about being naked, I miss that being a bad thing. nipples ALWAYS showing…ugh. First season, second ep. Tammie Brown got tossed in the bottom for her top slipping. I mean, you are supposed to be able to perform in your costumes, right? Come on now.

          • Pinup Ghoul

             Agreed. Maybe it’s because I’m a performer, but the whole purpose of wearing a costume onstage is so you can perform in it! Very rarely do parts come off unless it’s specifically part of the act (like a burlesque striptease, or Lyubov Petrova as Adele in Die Fledermaus), so every time a costume piece comes off on this show, even shoes, I get all sorts of angry. Girl, YOU CHOSE those shoes. You CHOSE that outfit, wig, boat, whatever. You don’t have to deal with a sadist in the costume department or a choreographer that makes you do an entire act in 5-inch heels. YOU make your costume decisions. So pick things that you can perform in, or suffer beautifully.

            Sorry for the rant, but it really gets my goat!

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

             I look at someone like Jiggly and I want to say: “I don’t have anything against you being big, but Girl you better go out and get some good foundation garments that will give you some different curves”.  She’s one of those girls who really could use a decent set of falsies to give her upper half some proportion.

    • Logo Girl

      I keep thinking she looks like a character with really exaggerated “ugly” make-up in a movie, like in that questionable-taste Jack Black movie where he sees people’s inner beauty, or lack thereof. Come to think of it, Phi Phi is like a person who is gorgous as a man, but whose “real” unattractive self comes through in drag. 

  • http://twitter.com/mmrales Martin

    Phi Phi’s reading FLOPPED. But what else is knew. Agree that the magazine cover was only slightly better than the others, too. 

    http://jmquips.com/2012/03/13/conde-nasty/ 

  • PeachesGalore

     Yes! And then someone (I think Regina) said “I’m going to leave that one right there.”

    • Linderella

      Sharon also had the best headlines on her dragazine cover BY FAR.  I mean, “Shave Your Own Pussy”?!  Come on!  It’s a cheap laugh, but that was brill!

  • Farthingale

    Does anyone know how judges are selected? Does Ru present a Wish List to the producers, who do what they can to secure them? Or do the agents of the judges solicit RPDR, or both?

    Who would we like to see as judges?

    My List
    -Joan Rivers
    -Johnny Wier (again)
    -Tim Gunn (for some interesting cross pollination)
    -Joan Collins
    -Cher

    • Farthingale

      Adding 
      -Rachel Zoe
      -Charro

      • kentiesgirl

         Charo was on season one, i think. Joan Collins….hmmm, looked it up it was Jackie Collins. I know too much about this show /:/

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      I really want them to replace this idiotic “dragazine” challenge with “bodice ripper novel challenge” and have Fabio be a judge.  Plus, then it’s totally in keeping with incorporating the pit crew!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        Disqus only allows me to like this once. :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      I really want them to replace this idiotic “dragazine” challenge with “bodice ripper novel challenge” and have Fabio be a judge.  Plus, then it’s totally in keeping with incorporating the pit crew!

    • OmegaBlush

      Cher would never let her people sign her up for a chicken shit show like this.  She’s a f***ing Oscar winner!

      I would add:
      -Cyndi Lauper
      -Dolly Parton
      -John Waters
      -Betty White
      -David Bowie (a boy can dream)

      • andcoh

        Betty White makes all things better.

  • putonabus

    I gotta step in to defend Jiggly, who was one of my favorite queens on first impression. I’m still kind of a fan, though as Dida said, it gets really hard to stay on her side. I think she’s quite funny in a way that rarely came off on the show (“Pointer Sister,” the first damn time she repeated “very St. Tropez,” the completely deadpan cuss-out of Willam). She’s got a dry/sly delivery that comes out unpredictably, and on the vanishingly rare occasions when she’s up, she projects it.

    I think her very first appearance on the show demonstrated why she was there. She immediately established a character that stood out from the group, this very girly, buoyant high-school lollipop-thing. I was charmed, Ru was charmed, she won the first mini-challenge, and it was down-the-fuck-hill from there. She got in over her head immediately, couldn’t improvise or construct anything, rarely managed to be funny under pressure, couldn’t adapt to the challenges on even the most basic level, and was psychologically dissected in public. Her runway had some diversity, but after a certain point she went to prom and never came back.

    Of all the girls this season, her failure was the most painful to watch. She doesn’t have Milan’s serene (if totally misguided) self-faith or the Princess’ fabulous style or Phi Phi’s armor of rage (Phi Phi isn’t gone yet, but the clock is ticking), and yet she had enough under the hood to thoroughly outlast and exhaust everyone’s goodwill. I thought it was telling that the other queens, who spend more time with her than the viewer does, kept coming back and back AND BACK to her with decreasing sympathy on Untucked. Part of it was the fact that they were in a contest and wanting to take weaker people down, of course, and part of it was annoyance and I’m-just-trying-to-help cattiness, but they also seemed genuinely frustrated that she couldn’t pull it together when there was, in fact, something to pull together.

    So…Jiggly. This is Sharon and Latrice’s show, not hers, but I wish her well. Anyone named after a Pokemon can’t be all bad.

    • putonabus

      Writing this out, I realized something: the strength and disaster of Jiggly’s drag is that she’s TRAPPED IN HIGH SCHOOL FOREVER.

      • Farthingale

        Word. I was stunned to discover in these comments that she is 30. 30!!! I had her pegged at 18!

      • AnotherG

        Yeah, I think you nailed it here.

      • AnotherG

        Yeah, I think you nailed it here.

      • andcoh

        Agreed.  My opinion of her actually increased through the show because of her humility and willingness to apologize and admit mistakes.  She needs therapy.  Some kind of therapy.  I still think she’s got some star quality.

    • kentiesgirl

      I am all about never taking hurtful jabs, but girl just gave me nothing to cheer for. At all. I mean, I occasionally go to bat for The P.P. O’Wonkeye, because I like old-school drag. And her name is so close to my heart.

      Seriously love her name, I’m gonna give it a shout out for once…Phi Phi O’Hara. Hey Pheefs? Notice people take the time to type out Latrice Royale?  She is C.U.N.T. and compassion on a biscuit. Build up some love baby! We love you when you do!

      Anyway, I just went on and said last week she needs to go. She shoulda been gone first week. I feel bad, but 30 years old? This is just not 30 y/o anything. I wish her well, and hope she gets some of whatever she needs to be happy, but that first week with the constant immaturity and put downs to not even being ready on time, like, at all…that was the first time I have seen that since Rebecca. For shame.

      • Zaftiguana

        Latrice Royale?  She is C.U.N.T. and compassion on a biscuit.
        Let her sop you up!

    • laura512

      IMO, Jiggly’s best look was the very first one.  I thought that rock-a-billy thing she had going on when all the queens met was just fantastic and suited her to a T.  But we never saw it again.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I know that it is easier for me to put on make-up than for a drag queen, because I don’t have to create feminine features with my make-up.  HOWEVER… these people put on make-up FOR A LIVING!  SO WHY IS PHI PHI’S EYE MAKE-UP ALWAYS CROOKED?!?!  There is no reason for the wing on one eyelid to be so prominent and virtually invisible on the other!  God, I hope she goes soon because the uneven make-up drives me batty.

    • kentiesgirl

      I was assuming that it is partially physical and partially being left/right handed. I am right handed and always had a problem applying lashes to my right eye, but it also turns out I have much worse vision in my left eye (something I didn’t discover until I went thru a bunch of crazy medical testing-cause I could see, so why would I get a vision test?).

      So I think that may be an issue that she’s not aware of (actually I think she wears glasses as a boy-unless that’s a fashion thing, so maybe she is aware, but can’t do much about it), or maybe even embraces, cause the first time I saw it I thought it was intentional, like a sexy-eye-look-at-me-I’m-winking-thing.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        There’s definitely some eyelid issues — which I don’t have a problem with, my eyebrows are always different shapes because they grow that way and I kinda like it, and my daughter has a mild lazy eye –but the make-up itself is seriously messed up on top of it.  It’s not just the lashes either;  her shadow sucks too!  When this is part of YOUR JOB, you should learn to compensate for things like dominant hand/eye problems.

        And because my best friend the eye doctor would kill me if I didn’t add this PSA:  ALWAYS GET YOUR EYES CHECKED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS!  Even if your vision is fine, there are a lot of medical problems that can be diagnosed early by examining your eyes.  (Hey, I get this spiel constantly, none of you are exempt from it either:)

        • Stubenville


          ALWAYS GET YOUR EYES CHECKED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS!

          Word. As an example, high cholesterol sometimes causes a grayish ring around the cornea.

        • kentiesgirl

           Agree. It WAS my bad. That particular doc reamed me for it, believe me, lol.

          I am fully behind your PSA. :D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ27MD35MEEOJJVB6YSLT6I26A Wat

    1. Phi Phi is a shady queen. 2.  I would pay good money to see Latrice punch Santino.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Ditto on #2! :D

  • MichaelStrangeways

    Phi Phi won for a cover where it looks like she’s taking a dump and NO ONE called her on it?

    And, why is DiDa always safe? Just based on the fashion and the sad wigs, she should be gone by now…

    But, praise be we’re now spared any more of the Jiggly “poor me” bandwagon…but, what will they do during Untucked without Jiggly Drama?

    • AnotherG

      I’m thinking “The Meltdown of Phi-Phi” is our next “Untucked” drama cycle.  Especially if Willam and Sharon tag team.

  • MichaelStrangeways

    Oh, Jiggly is largely on the show because she’s friends with Manila and Sahara…that’s how many of the queens get cast; they know someone already in the cast. It doesn’t GUARANTEE they’ll get cast, but it certainly helps to have someone attached to the show, push your application.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Can I ask how do you know this?

      • MichaelStrangeways

        1) It’s common knowledge among the drag queen community. (No, I’m not a DQ…)
        2) I know people who have gone through the process and who know people associated with the show and the casting process.
        3) It doesn’t GUARANTEE casting but it certainly helps to know people…and that’s true on ANY entertainment production…knowing the right people can help get your foot in the door. And, judging by the casting on Drag Race, they’ve pretty much cast out of: LA/Southern CA, for obvious reasons; Atlanta, (RuPaul’s hometown and a huge center for drag); NYC and Florida…this year, they’ve finally added Chicago to the mix. Despite having HUGE drag scenes, they haven’t really featured queens from SF, Seattle, New Orleans and not really that much from Texas despite the large number of performers in that state.
        4) Reportage. I have a website.

        • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

          Wow, I had no idea. Naive me thought it was just casting ): 
          I didn’t mean to discredit you or anything, (I sensed a little defensiveness on your response) I was just honestly curious (:

          • MichaelStrangeways

            NO! Sorry, if it came off “snarky”! Wasn’t meant at all! I forget that sometimes my tone can sound “huntier” than intended! Apologies!

          • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

            No worries!

      • http://twitter.com/theblackqueen Bat Hewitt

        Also, Jiggly is in Manilla’s video for Hot Couture.

  • AnotherG

    Why are we, at this point in the season, rewarding Phi-Phi who, at best, qualifies for “Most Improved?”  To paraphrase a few past shows into one thought, this isn’t RuPaul’s Finishing School for Girls.  I can only agree with others that this was a bone to throw as they thin the herd from the atrocious, to the merely bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

    Was that the worst drag lip synch song in the world or were they both tranquilized?  If I saw that in a club, it’d be time for a potty break!

  • Meelah

    Phi2 finally solidified her title of Evil Bitter Bitch.  I don’t get how anyone would feel successful after sabotaging their opponent.  It doesn’t make you a better person or a better queen.  It makes you a person who doesn’t believe in their own talents.  I believe that Latrice gave everyone their magz based on their skills.  Every person fit their magazine including Jiggly.  That’s a true Queen in my eyes.  Although Latrice didn’t do the best she still believes in her abilities to also allow everyone to have a fair playing field.  

    • Zaftiguana

      It makes you a person who doesn’t believe in their own talents.
      So much this. She’s a damn mess. It’s become painfully transparent how poor her self-esteem really is. During the reading challenge I just felt bad for her. She’s such a genuine bitter bitch that she can’t even throw shade. She doesn’t know how to have fun with it or have it be anything but petty and ugly, and she’s clearly terrified of Sharon.

    • Catiline

      And not even sabotaging an opponent – sabotaging someone like Jiggly who is already a giant ball of self-sabotage.  Like come on now.  You didn’t exactly re-write The Art of War with your amazing cunning and deceit.

      • laura512

        I just don’t understand why Jiggly would listen to Phi Phi and not Chad.  One of them’s been in the biz for a long time and is apparently regarded as a warm, sweet person. The other one is well..not.  The hell?

  • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

     I’d like to see them just kinda, you know, line up to sock it to Santino. All of them. Santino drives me nuts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Latrice was the one who said she would in Untucked. I don’t think she’s a liar, so I wait in anticipation for the day…

  • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

     I’d like to see them just kinda, you know, line up to sock it to Santino. All of them. Santino drives me nuts.

  • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

    Dida’s runway outfit was good this week, I thought. 

    • Meelah

      I think Dida looked better this week because she padded which she usually doesn’t do.  She has great legs but no hips.  She needs to listen to the judges.  I think she tries to go for a “real” woman look but she doesn’t have the face or shape for it.  Not an insult to her; just means she needs to adjust to fit her look.  Phi2 goes too far in one direction and Dida doesn’t do enough.  Phi2 could do without the big hair and heavy makeup while Dida could use more hair and makeup.

  • Sweetpea176

    I agree with someone upthread that Untucked was possibly better than the episode.  I found it high-larious when Willam was saying something like “1 person noticed my beard and all of a sudden it’s an issue,” like he thought the judges were reaching for something to criticize him about.  I don’t think I’ve seen him in drag without the beard!

  • xay

     I know. His beard is even obvious in the promo photos for this season.  I love Willam’s wittiness and character, but he can’t beat his face. I didn’t understand what the problem was until this week’s Untucked. I just assumed that the too bright, unblended blush was part of his look, but maybe that’s a false assumption too.

    • DonnaL

      Maybe Sharon’s right that Willam thinks he’s too “real” to have to wear pancake makeup to cover his beard shadow, and can get away with the kind of foundation that people without beard shadow use.  And you’re right, it’s incredibly obvious almost every single time; it’s the first thing I noticed about him in the promo photos.  Maybe he should start hanging out on advice forums for part-time, beginning crossdressers.

      • OmegaBlush

        I don’t think it’s actually his beard shadow that’s giving that impression, though.  The ‘patch’ is in that area but it’s white (which may have to do with his Thundercat heritage…check out his blog).  It’s just the way the make-up is working with the lights.  The same could be said about Latrice.  It doesn’t appear to blend with her neck and seems severe on the runway.  

      • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

         My husband’s theory is that Willam gets work as a transvestite partly because he never completely looks like a woman; in order to seem right for the part on TV, it has to be obvious that he’s only dressing as a woman (a transvestite who read perfectly as a woman could be played by a woman, after all, which is probably way easier on the casting people). If this is correct, then it’s maybe not that surprising that Willam wouldn’t regard having a bit of 5 o’clock shadow as being that big of a negative.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I am so ready for WonkEye McPettyPants to sashay away.

  • Catiline

    The “STOP over – salting your MEAT” headline being so prominent on DiDa’s cover was the most hilarious part of the episode for me.  It was so incongruous to everything – her photo, the challenge, the whole friggin show – that for some reason I just about cried laughing every time they showed it.

    • laura512

      I was so disappointed with the lack of cock jokes on Dida’s magazine.  It should have been the penis-oriented version of Sharon’s.

  • vmcdanie

    Here’s a surprise: Phi Phi was bad at reading and a bad sport at being read.

    Here’s another (unpleasant) surprise: and the winner is Shar….what? How was Phi Phi’s the motherfucking best? To quote an ANTM contestant of yore, now I’m at rage.

    I was lukewarm on Willam at first but his schtick has eventually completely won me over. He’s been hysterical for the last two episodes and that bottom two appearance must have been some kind of warning message. How could you dislike that Carrie reference he slipped in (far more clever than anything on Phi Phi’s cover.)

     

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

    I think the only loudmouth bitch worse than Phi Phi is that damn Michelle Visage, ugh. She just critizices, nothing constructive or with nice intentions ever comes out of her mouth and I hate her for hating on Chad so much. What the fuck does she want? Chad covered in garbage or something?

    • Catiline

      Omg, THAT was pissing me the hell off.  Chad’s cover wasn’t the greatest but her runway look was killer.  The whole “too perfect” criticism is so annoying.

  • http://aris-tgd.dreamwidth.org/ Aris Merquoni

    I dunno, I thought the reading challenge was a lot better this year than it has been in the last couple seasons. And I don’t really remember Season 1… was it just the high point of the glory and it’s all been downhill from there? I mean, I remember Jujubee being excellent in S2, but S3 was kind of disappointing all over. This year at least most of the queens were having fun with it and getting a couple good jabs in, with that one notable, bitter, unfunny exception.

  • OmegaBlush

    You know, Phi Phi O’hara shares her first name with famous tropical islands in Thailand and a last name with the busiest airport in North America.  Real wit would have been using that to her advantage seeing as she did a travel magazine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShawnShuman Shawny Lee Shuman

    Yknow, I think Im gonna stop coming here. You guys have really just become haters, and honestly CAN’T write from an unbiased standpoint. Phi Phi deserved the win. It wasn’t Ru “throwing her a bone”. 

    • hearkentoit

       This is a reality show. Of course they’re not unbiased. They’re hardly pretending otherwise.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

       We’re not even trying to write from an unbiased standpoint. This isn’t journalism, y’know.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

      no, that was definitely Ru throwing her a bone and the producers wanting to keep the show interesting and not heap praise on one person too much even though it’s obvious how much more superior one queen is compared to another.

    • andcoh

      All you do is comment on this show.  I never see you in any other posts.  And each week you criticize them for their opinions.  Yeah, bye bye.  Thanks for the contributions and we ran out of the free gift baskets but please have a nice day.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

        because I love this show and really enjoy it, that’s why I comment on this all the time. Not a huge fashion buff, don’t care about discussing celebrities so much and I’m pretty much over PR. Why you being so defensive?

        • andcoh

          I, umm, wasn’t talking about you.  I was referring to Shawny, who complains about TLo’s opinion each week. Terribly sorry if you thought I was talking about you!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

            ooops, I apologize, I thought that was in reference to me, I’m still getting used to the flow of the way these comments work as opposed to all of the usual sites. The way these comments work make a lot more sense but can be a lil confusing if not used to them. I was like “why are people mad at me I just really like this show” I’m truly sorry for taking that comment out of context.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Oh Kenya, I’m glad you polished your english, but the money Phi Phi is paying you to defend her on here is not worth it chica. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lies-Lanckman/756305547 Lies Lanckman

    Only reason Phi Phi won, IMHO, was because everyone kinda sucked this week. And she deserved it, because she really was the best, but none of them were all that amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mo/1394736292 Joe Mo

      I’m sorry but Sharon did not suck this week and definitely deserved the win, but I’m sure the producers didn’t want to make it so obvious that she’s the fav to win. Her magazine was 1000X funnier than anything Phi2 has ever come up with and even her runway look was better. Phi2 is as Sharon said a tired ass showgirl.

      • Catiline

        Sharon’s cover was awesome, but I have to be honest, her runway look completely underwhelmed me this week.  Now, Sharon on a bad day is still head and shoulders above most of the competition, but I was OK with the win/lose results this week.

  • Jase37206

    I am glad Jiggly is gone, and that is mostly so that Ru does not ask her everytime, “Can I call you Jiggly?” Ru you can call her whatever you like, it was so annoying every episode! That said, I agree with everything else you said.

  • Jase37206

    I am glad Jiggly is gone, and that is mostly so that Ru does not ask her everytime, “Can I call you Jiggly?” Ru you can call her whatever you like, it was so annoying every episode! That said, I agree with everything else you said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1283678994 Steve Somann

    What’s wrong with Phi’s left eye ? It looks like someone has ALWAYS punched her and it’s swelling shut, I just can’t seem to get past the eye thing, and I hardly look at her outfit etc. Has anyone else noticed this or am I the only 1  …  ???

  • TheCannibal

    Damn…Lol. Reading the comments sucks, I think I’m the only person watching this show who actually likes Phi Phi and her win. I think she has a ton of potential. I hope she makes it far.
    I’m still team Sharon though, so I’ll be okay.

    • phiphihater

       This week on Rupaul’s Most Potential and Best Buds Race… Can a dated queen with anti-charisma and the face of a painting by Picasso realize that winning on her own merits is better than sabotaging other contestants? Stay tuned to find out.

      • TheCannibal

        I can see you agree with me then! :D

        • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

          Watch carefully the Untucked intro to get the 
           ’Best Buds’  reference. And no, you’re not the only person who likes that damn Phi Phi O’bitchara, let me introduce you to 
          Shawny Lee Shuman down here on the comments, who I firmly believe is just Kenya practicing her English skills.

          • TheCannibal

            Yeah, I’ve heard that every time I’ve watched Untucked. I don’t see the relevance that had to to my original post but okay.
            Also, I don’t see Kenya as someone who would even bother. She cried about leaving her ‘friends’ and then wrote a bitter letter to them about how crappy she thought they were.

          • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

            The whole thing was sarcastic you know. I don’t actually think…. wait, I’ll stop. Agree to disagree and it ends here.

          • TheCannibal

            Ooh. I thought you were serious for a second there. LOL. Sorry, hard to identify sarcasm through text. I don’t disagree with you, but sounds alright. :)

          • phiphihater

            The relevance is that the show isn’t about best buds or most potential. Also, Phiphi’s so insecure that she was threatened by someone as busted as Jiggly. I like that there is a really clear villain this season, though I like to see people lose on their own merits rather than be transparently manipulated. Too bad Jiggly wasn’t savvy enough to realize that she was being played. It was still time for her to go and I’m sure she would have failed just as hard on the challenge without Phiphi’s assistance.

          • TheCannibal

            Yeah. Like I said, I didn’t mean the ‘potential’ for Phi Phi thing = winning DR.
            Same with Shangela of 2 and 3, who had a lot of potential but just
            didn’t measure up at the time. But just because they don’t make the cut
            doesn’t mean I’m going to make a point of hating them. Guess I’m saying I
            don’t LOVE her but I don’t understand all the hate either. But opinions are opinions. And you’re 100% right, Jiggly was ready to go with or without a push. They seem to be friends now, as far as I can tell from facebook, so who knows. I do always like villains. ;)

          • phiphihater

             Sorry if it came off confrontational. I try to capture my native sarcasm in my writing tone and after re-reading it, it just doesn’t come off that way, it just comes off mean spirited.

          • TheCannibal

            No need to be sorry! I’m sorry if I came off the mean too. I didn’t take it personally, I was just sayin’. Plus I hardly get upset on nearly anon comment posts. It’s fun to debate different opinions. But, yeah, have a good night~.

  • HappiPhace

    You obviously have your captions for the Pam Tillis and Regina King pictures reversed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    I’m devastated that no one on the judging panel made a Little Edie reference to Sharon’s cover; hope they thought it was something so obvious that it was left on the cutting-room floor and not a gross oversight of an awesome characterization by Needles. How did THAT not win?