RuPaul’s Drag Race: SHUT UP, ROXXXY

Posted on April 16, 2013

It’s funny. We didn’t realize until last night that somehow we got it in our heads that no one from this group could be eliminated. Believe us, there’s at least one person in this foursome we would love to see get eliminated, but somehow we just assumed that Ru would allow all four of them to move to the finals. We don’t quite know why we made that assumption but we were actually a little shocked when someone got eliminated last night. And then we were crushed that it wasn’t the one we wanted to see eliminated.

 

This was a cute idea. Basically, a reading session, with puppets.

 

Everybody did okay, for the most part…

 

Except this nasty ho, who even managed to shock Ru with her shadiness. Although to be fair, now that Coco and Alyssa have gone on to that great drag stage in the sky, the show clearly feels it needs a rivalry to keep the story going, so they’re really ramping up the Roxxxy vs. Jinkx fight. It helps that Roxxxy gives the editors so much to work with.

 

But Alaska once again knocked everyone out with her comedy skills. Or at least, she knocked us out. And Ru. And darling, isn’t that all that matters here?

 

Purr, Neon Diva Kitty.

 

Purr.

 

We once got to hang out behind the scenes at QVC and almost wet our pants when we passed him in the hallway. He was fun and incisive and his surgeon deserves a Nobel prize.

 

Cute.

 

Obviously, Jinkx was going to rule this part of the challenge…

 

But we thought Alaska acquitted herself nicely too.

 

Detox, we’re sorry to say, keeps giving off the half-assed vibe. We’re not sure if we feel that way because she always acts so over it or above it all, or because we’re so consistently disappointed by her output. She never seems to be quite as good as she could be.

 

Enh. Whatever.

 

Alaska

So condragulations once again to Alaska, who really blossomed in this competition once she cut the cord from the toxic Roxxxy and Detox. Loved all three of these looks, but she really nailed it with the Executive Realness.

 

Roxxxy Andrews

Loath as we are to admit it, Roxxxy really is rallying at the end. We’re as over the cape-reveal as anyone can be, but she really did serve it up with these three looks. We just wish she would shut the fuck up for 30 seconds. You ain’t all that, Miss Thing. And every time you open your mouth, your fear of Jinkx comes pouring out, whether you realize it or not.

Having said that …

 

Jinkx Monsoon

This was a TERRIBLE week for Jinkx. The Candy Couture was a decent idea gone bland, but both the Sweet 16 and Executive Realness looks were dated as hell. For all her supposed insecurity, she can be incredibly stubborn about what she’s doing. Ru warned her in the workroom that her looks sounded dated and she didn’t do a thing to course-correct. Roxxy did, and the judges loved her for it. We think Jinkx is the best of the queens this season, but her win is by no means guaranteed.

 

Detox

Jinkx is just lucky that Detox’s looks were equally if not more dated than her own, and that her Candy Couture dress kinda made no sense and just looked awkward on the runway.

 

This was the epic lip synch we expected it to be – and even after it was over, we still held onto the idea that Ru was going to allow them both to stay.

 

On the other hand, giving Jinkx an Yma Sumac song to lip synch was essentially handing the win to her. Like when Latrice was handed “Natural Woman” by Ru with a handsigned note that said “Here you go, girl. Take it and run with it.”

 

Detox gave it everything she had, but it wasn’t really enough for Ru, although it would have been for us. The problem was, like we said, she had a tendency to make you think she wasn’t giving it her all throughout the competition. As much as we like Detox and think she’s got the C, the U, the N, and the T this competition requires, we can’t remember too many “wow” moments in her time on the show.

We still wish it was a 4-queen final. Actually, that’s not true. We wish it was a 3-queen final with Detox in Roxxxy’s place. Bitch can’t shut up soon enough for us.

 

[Stills: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • Melizmatic

      Again you’ve nailed it, boys; I must have shouted “Shut the hell up1″ at my tv screen at least 10 times last night.

      Every time Roxy opened her mouth, if I had rolled my eyes any harder they’d have fallen out of my head…

      • AudreysMom

        In the years of watching RPDR – and I truly, deeply, madly love watching this show – I am this close (pinches thumb and forefinger close together) to not wanting to watch it anymore because of Roxxxy’s incessant nastiness towards Jinkx. The girls have been bitchy before; the editing has been unnecessarily dramatic – but this queen?! Please. Got. to. go. Should have been sent home a long time ago. Got insufferable early on.

        Of course I’ll stick it out to the end. I’m just thrilled that the non-pageant queens (well 2 of them anyway) made it to the top 3. My pick is Jinkx (tho yes, this week wasn’t a strong one for her).

        • Melizmatic

          I am loving that more quirky ‘talent’ queens are going further in the competition than they used to…

          Kudos to Sharon for breaking that ‘glass ceiling…’

          • Bonnie

            I wouldn’t say that Sharon really showed how far a quirkier queen could go…considering that Pandora made it the top five in season two, and Raja (although maybe not as quirky as the aforementioned queens) wound up wining season three.

            I guess some people could say that Yara was quirkier than most, too. And she made it to top four…

            • Melizmatic

              My point is that Sharon didn’t just go far; she won.

            • Guest

              Yes, I got that. And my point is that Raja won before her, and Raja is quirky in her own right.

              Alas, it is what it is. I’d rather things not get heated.

            • Melizmatic

              “Heated?”

              0_o

              Girl, bye;

              It’s not even that serious.

              You have your opinion, and I have mine.

            • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

              Yikes, take a step back..its a comment thread on a goofy reality show. There’s real shit going on, focus your anger somewhere else.

            • Melizmatic

              Um…

              I’m not ‘angry’; nor was I the one who even inferred as much.

              >_<

        • Meelah

          I wonder how the girls feel when they’ve set up the pecking order and have assigned who they believe needs to go home but the audience sees it other wise. Roxxy acts like her caca doesn’t stink when she brings absolutely nothing to the table other than being able to make a descent dress. This isn’t Americas Next Drag Seamstress.

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

            And if it had been, Ivy would have been the clear winner of this bunch.

      • MK03

        Roxxxy is just a cunt. Just a nasty, vicious, jealous, mean little cunt. And I am so over it.

        • Melizmatic

          I have to agree; and that’s not saying she has any real ‘Charisma.’

          (Bitch is thoroughly unlikeable.)

          Or Uniqueness.

          (All her looks have been done before, better.)

          Nerve…

          (Well, I guess she has plenty of that; the way she stays throwing shade as if she’s flawless…)

          And as for ‘Talent?’

          (Bitch, please; I’m still waiting…)

          • JimMcC

            Bland Unorginal Nervy Tired. Roxxxy’s more B-U-N-T than C-U-N-T

            • Melizmatic

              *lolz!

              Or how about ‘BLAH?’

              Bland
              Lame
              Arrogant
              Hater

        • StellaZafella

          “little”?

          This is not a weight reference, as Zenobar so aptly referred to her at the beginniing of the season: “Roxxxy’s like a really nellie linebacker in a dress” And I still can’t un-see it!

        • TheAmericaness

          The only thing in her defense is that up to that point, RPDR was about just being pretty. I mean, Tyra? Raja? C’mon. Raja was smart, but you could tell who the winners were by how pretty they were from the start and you knew the big girls and Pandora Boxes were not going to make it. We all knew that. It was a pageant girl’s race. A little talent went a long way. Well, I think Ru took a look around this group and thought, hey we got a real winner here.. let’s let her get up there! – and I don’t think Roxxxy gets it. She strikes me as completely confused. A bitch. I agree. However, I do see how they are a bit set up to think that just being a purty girl with a bit of sass is just enough. She referred to Jinkx’s talents as ‘gimmicks’, and that told me she wasn’t just delusional, she was also angry about it and felt cheated. A part of me doesn’t blame her. However, she needs to grow up and not be so outright mean. Even Coco could keep it together better and do it in a more passive way. :D

    • http://theondioline.wordpress.com/ Ondioline

      I loved the time when Roxxxy… And also when she… And then…

      Boring, bitter, ‘blivious.

      • frightnight

        The fact that she had the audacity to call Jinkx boring….really now? Check your little to no outfit variation throughout the competition and get back to me on that.

        • MK03

          THIS. At least Jinkx is willing to step out of her comfort zone and take some risks. Toxxxic does the same damn tent-over-a-swimsuit look every fucking week.

      • Cambel

        LOVE this comment.

    • Eric Stott

      Roxxy has improved her style, but her face still looks as if she bought it along with her silicone boobs.

      • VioletFem

        Well she kind of had to after her car accident (except for the boobs).

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

          Roxxxy didn’t have the car accident, Detox did.

        • AudreysMom

          did she have an accident too? I thought it was Detox who had the truly horrible accident.

          • VioletFem

            Oh, I misread the name as Detox. My bad.

      • Anz

        I DO NOT understand the bronze Rudolph smudge she puts on the end of her nose. WHY?

        • StellaZafella

          Carol Channing used to put a red dot on the end of her nose…it was/is a theatrical trick supposed to make your nose look smaller in a large theatre setting…not so good up close and on-camera.

          • AnotherG

            Dear Stella,
            Please write a book ASAP.
            Love,
            Everyone

            • lippysyd

              ^This. So much!

          • Amelia

            I feel like it is making her nose look shorter, but it is making it look bizarrely short. I don’t quite understand the point of contouring to “correct” something that doesn’t need correcting. Like all the drag queens who have narrow noses yet still do the contouring meant to make the bridge of their nose seem narrower. Is it just that there are certain basic contouring things that everyone feels they have to do?

            • StellaZafella

              “feels they have to do…” Unfortunately, it appears so, Amelia. Roxxxy’s makeup is what she learned from her departed drag mother and she appears loath to change it except when she has to. Santino remarked on how great her face looked in the Drama Queen runway and she seemed really amazed because she said “Oh my god, this is the least makeup I’ve ever worn!”…and then she went right back to the old Roxxxy ‘do’.

              Some queens are all about changing it up and learning different things but queens like Roxxxy, bless their hearts, only see things one way and everything else is, somehow wrong. Mom’s get like that, too.

      • VioletFem

        Sorry, I misread your comment. I thought you were referring to Detox. Never mind me.

        • Eric Stott

          No offense taken, we all his POST at the wrong time.

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

      TLo, you pretty much stated it all. I just have to add that Roxxxy’s nose was especially bad this week. The tip totally looked like it was balancing a dog turd on the end. I could not deal with it.

      Alaska is so charming, cute and funny, and then got all super serious with the executive look. I finally can use the phrase, “I lived for it!” Just, wow! Also, her puppet show was the best, with Jinkx’s a solid second.

      • MK03

        I don’t know how she does it, but every week she manages to look like Michael Jackson circa his 2005 trail. Pretty soon she’s gonna contour that nose right off her face.

      • MarTeaNi

        I am fascinated by Roxxxy’s insistence of completely outlining her eyebrows in white. I think she just keeps a sticker sheet of eyebrows in her bag and slaps them on her face when it’s show time, leaving her with hours free to carefully whittle her nose into a completely new thing.

    • GTrain

      Ha, I thought the exact same when the Yma Sumac song began – tailored for Jinxx.

      • Melizmatic

        As soon as I heard the beat, I said “Kill it, Jinx.”

        And she did.

        • SweetMisery

          And even Ru said at the end of Untucked that Jinkx killed it!

          • Melizmatic

            Yup, she sure;

            I didn’t even get to see Untucked until this morning after I had posted here, because I had to go to bed early last night…

    • andcoh

      I’m just really pleased that a lot of the lip synchs this season were good. I remember being bored with most of them in S4.

      • StillGary

        They are bringing it! But you can ALWAYS tell who will be staying by the choice of song.

      • Introspective

        this for damn sure!!! there have been a number of EPIC lsfyls in this season.

      • jtabz

        True. Nothing like a double elimination week to light a fire under the lip-synchers’ bottoms!

    • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

      You know what I love about your recaps, is so close to the vest you hold your personal feelings. Makes the recap so much more universal. (smirk)

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

        “Fabulous & Opinionated,” darling.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.flores.180410 Carlos Flores

      She’s a poor man’s version of Phi Phi. Phi Phi 2.0 say, but fat.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        Hey let’s not hate on women of size, even if they are drag queen women. She’s a poor man’s Phi Phi because she has half the skill (Phi Phi changed her look up more) and twice the delusion.

        • Melizmatic

          Agreed; it ain’t her size that makes her a shady, unlikable bitch.

          • ZnSD

            truly. but honestly I think she’s prettier than phi-phi, or at least gives much better face.

            • Melizmatic

              Hmmm…

              Considering that even after Drag Race Phi-Phi still has issues applying her make-up (that one eye of hers is wonkier than Paris Hilton’s) I have to agree…

      • StillGary

        She reminds me of the way Delta acted — to find herself suddenly in with the in-crowd and getting way too drunk on it!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      It seems from what Roxxxy has to say that all she really has going for her is that she can sew. So, I’m always surprised when she does well. And, yes, I wish she would shut up already…she’s quite immature in her rants. It’s unfortunate that Jinkx did not do better with this challenge because it seemed to be “right up her alley” at the beginning. I see that Ru really appreciates it when her girls listen to her, so take note Jinkx Monsoon.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        What did she sew? That dress was glued together…

        • Jacqueline Wessel

          Tis true, but Roxxy does talk about her sewing abilities quite a bit so that’s where I got that.

    • http://twitter.com/SillyGrrlJen Silly Grrl

      Cosign ALL of that. I do adore Jinkx. I have had it with Roxxxy. I’d even take Alyssa back over her.

      • Celandine1

        I did something this episode that I never thought I would ever do. When Michelle made her Roladex comment I said out loud “Bless you Michelle.”

        • Melizmatic

          I have to cosign on that; I really cant stand MV, but she was so on point with that comment.

          I think that one apt criticism plus Jinkx’s phenom lipsync is what kept her in the competition…

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

          I almost fell on the floor laughing when Michelle called Rolaskatox (sp?) “Roladex”. I don’t know if she was being a smartass or if she couldn’t remember that stupid name mash-up, but well played, Michelle.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

        I miss that goofy queen. “Squirpin’ like a chirpin’ like a bird.”

      • MK03

        I miss Alyssa and her doofiness. I’ll take a well-meaning goofus over a mean, nasty bully any day.

    • https://www.facebook.com/GOODGODGIRLGETAGRIP?ref=tn_tnmn Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

      Ugh Roxxy. You are correct that her problem with Jinkx lies in her own insecurity. I know Jinkx is confident with her type of drag, but its still gotta hurt week after week having someone come after her. It is SO UNCOMFORTABLE to watch.

      As much as I cant stand Roxxy, I LOVED her candy couture realness dress.

      Alaska really is a sweetheart. Im rooting for Jinkx to take the crown but won’t be unhappy should it go to Alaska. She has grown over the competition and she is just as funny as Jinkx, if not funnier. Her pep talk in the illusions lounge was also very sweet and a classy move.

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

        Miss Congeniality for Alaska, please, if she is not the winner!

        • https://www.facebook.com/GOODGODGIRLGETAGRIP?ref=tn_tnmn Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

          Definitely!

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

          Yes! Alaska is tied with Jinkx as my choice to win, but there’s no question she deserves Miss Congeniality. She showed so much class by being honest with Jinkx about why everyone wants her gone.

          Roxxxy is up there with Delta and Phi-Phi in her bitterness and jealousy. She’s miserable and nasty, and she was completely out of hand this week. Apparently she’s pulling the editing card on Twitter, but she didn’t have to give the editors all that material to work with.

          • Cambel

            In the first “Real World” reunion. The girl Tammy, from Season two in CA. was claiming that her being a bitch was all done by editing. And then Heather from Season One made the most true statement about reality TV. “They can only show what you give them, if you didn’t say any of that, they wouldn’t have had it to show.”

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

      Could not agree more — Roxxxy is just annoying. I get it’s a competition and that throwing shade is part of drag and all the other excuses for her behavior that I’m sure she would offer, but… she’s just so irritating!

      I like Detox far more than Roxxxy, but effort is a big thing for Ru — you guys are so right that it was Detox’s refusal to really commit to the competition that did her in.

      • Melizmatic

        I feel much the same as I felt last season; I really want Jinkx to win, but I’ll be satisfied if Alaska does.

        Meanwhile Roxy is this season’s Phi-Phi; a merely passable queen with a thoroughly unlikable personality.

        IMO, the only reason it wasn’t as noticeable this time around is because of all the excessive inundation with the manufactured Coco/Alyssa drama….

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

          Jinkx and Alaska are nearly tied for me… I can see Jinkx being a bit better overall, but I really love Alaska. She just seems really cool.

          • Melizmatic

            I’d love to have drinks with the both of them; it would be a riot.

            • Lauren

              It would be quite the scandal, reaaaally!

          • terpsichory

            Same for me here. I always give my heart away in the first two episodes each season and while I can enjoy, applaud and root for other queens, I stick with my Queen till the end. And while Jinkx is fantastic, this time I instantly fell in love with Alaska. I’m delighted, it worked so well for her!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      I think Detox believed she’d blow in as the natural successor to Willam, whose “Seen it, done it, got the t-shirt” schtick is an essential part of her comedy. Because Detox’s talking heads betrayed that she really cares about the competition and she had a silly-ass “alliance” with two other queens, that same vibe couldn’t hold, and she never course corrected. Alaska seems to have dealt with the same problem of thinking she was going to breeze through, but is now serving it up every week, which makes me think it’s ultimately going to come down to Alaska vs. Jinkx, with Roxxxy as a third wheel.

    • http://twitter.com/DarrenNesbitt Darren Nesbitt

      I know they need the full package but out of the top three I think Roxxxy’s makeup is the best/prettiest. Anyone in agreement?

      • frightnight

        Meh. Most of her face is okay, but she does certain things that are confusing i.e her nose and her eyes always look off to me.

      • Bonnie

        Ehh…it’s alright. The obnoxious white cat-mask and that weird brown spot on her nose have got to go. Those two aspects of her makeup always make her look off when the camera pans in close to her face.

      • MK03

        No. Not even a little.

        • Melizmatic

          *snickers

      • StellaZafella

        Alaska’s beautiful without trying to be fishy-pretty, Jinkx is being a character and she’s gotten her on-camera contouring under control and she’s a real looker.
        Roxxxy…sorry Darren but this ol’, retired drag queen doesn’t agree. Every pageant queen and empress candidate in San Francisco from the 60′s to the present wears the exact same face…if they lined pictures of them all up side by side, you wouldn’t tell who was who…and THAT’S boring for me.

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

          I think Alaska is ridiculously pretty. And Jinkx’s make-up isn’t really aiming for pretty — it’s goal is deepening the character.

        • http://twitter.com/DarrenNesbitt Darren Nesbitt

          I think an experienced Eye like your’s isn’t able to see what I see. It’s just plain pretty girl to me. Maybe I do need to look up the 60s queens you mentioned. (I don’t follow drag outside of RPDR).

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

        There is no conceivable way I could possibly disagree with you any more, actually.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        It’s flawlessly applied but she always looks the same…like an old Florida hooker.

        • http://twitter.com/DarrenNesbitt Darren Nesbitt

          I can’t see how Alaska or Jinx look more pretty than Roxxy on the runway. I just don’t see it. (My eyes may be too simple, I’m not looking at contours, shading..etc.) just standing back and looking at the women I see.

          • Amelia

            I think that most of Roxxy’s makeup is quite nice, but that the things she does wrong fuck it up too much for me to see anything else. So when she walks out I don’t see a pretty girl, I see a girl with a fucked up nose and a black hole of false eyelashes where her eyes should be.

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

            Roxxy has really good make-up skills, and I do think she’s gorgeous. I love that over-the-top drag queen look, with 7000 pairs of eyelashes and black liner for days. I agree she’s the most traditionally pretty on the runway; also he’s a naturally good looking man. I like that she knows how to dress her body. I was dying over her candy couture realness dress. The thing is (and I realize you’re talking strictly about appearance here, not personality), she’s so miserable that her looks don’t matter to me.

            Also, Alaska can pull out a really feminine, demure look. She makes me think of a genteel, old-fashioned (in a good way) southern beauty. She’s the pretty girl everyone loves. Her look often has at least a hint of irony, though, and she can purposely look a little off.

            So I get what you’re saying. I just think a lot of us find it hard to appreciate Roxxy’s beauty because she’s so toxic.

    • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

      Even though i like jinkx, for me Alaska is the one that deserves the win, comedy genius.. and as TLO said it, she has blossomed after she dropped the group thing.

    • Stubenville

      I’m hoping for Jinkx to win the crown, I’ll be happy if Alaska does and I’ll be annoyed if that nasty bitch Roxxy wins.

      And as soon as I heard Amy Camus Yma Sumac, I knew Ru was handing it to Jinkx.

      • StellaZafella

        Thanks for the Amy Camus reference, Stubenville…100 points!

      • AudreysMom

        I”m hoping JInkx wins too. I’ve grown to like and admire Alaska (like in this week’s challenge) but she’s no Sharon Needles in terms of U.N and T. (I think they’re about equal on charisma). The comparison has been her cross to bear as we’ve been repeatedly reminded, but when I consider an Alaska win, she just doesn’t measure up to the last winner, or to Raja. She could wipe the floor with Tyra Sanchez though. :)

        • Sally Brownson

          This isn’t really directed at you, but at the world: why does everyone seem to pretend the first season never happened? The first season was great, and I’d argue that the top 3 in that season were just as strong as the top 3 in every subsequent season, and honestly, Bebe was SO FIERCE. But the first season isn’t on Netflix, or on DVD, and you just compared Alaska to all the previous winners except Bebe. Maybe you don’t know, but what gives?

          • StellaZafella

            The first season has it’s own place in the history of Drag Race…had it not been precisely what it was there would not have been any more seasons for us all to love.

            Nina is now a legend in her own right, alone.

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

              One of the many disappointments I felt over All Stars was Nina leaving so early. I’ve only seen bits and pieces of season 1, so I was really excited about seeing Nina and learning what she’s all about and why she’s so popular. I guess it’s time to track down some videos.

            • Melizmatic

              Season 1 is now available on other online streaming sites besides Logo; I highly recommend checking out the whole season…

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

              I didn’t know that. Thank you so much.

            • Melizmatic

              No worries; I didn’t get hip to Drag Race until season 2, and it took me ages to find good alternate links to the first season.

              (I love Logo and all, but the video streaming on their site is glitchy as hell.)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535591748 Jena Marie DiPinto

            I think because many people haven’t seen the first season… many fans came along partway and haven’t been able to see what started this all. And I have to say that I didn’t love Bebe and was outraged when Tyra won.

            • http://twitter.com/OceanBreeze1977 Rick

              Oh GOD Yes, LOL I was outraged as well, although she has grown on me since Season 2. I wasn’t happy with Raja at the time of her win either, because I hated how she was always going after Shangela and Stacey, but that bitch IS fierce and deserved it talent-wise. I love her now though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

            Bebe and Nina are still worlds above a lot of the queens. I also really liked Jade. It had low production values (and that may be why we don’t see a lot of video/pics of it), the show was just starting out so people weren’t watching. But the queens pretty much all respected each other and turned out /huge/ amounts of talent and entertainment. Great season.

          • AnotherG

            I think I don’t reference it much BECAUSE IT WAS SO DAMN PERFECT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

            No, not really, but it really does sit in my memory like a jewel. It’s “special.” And all those queens have a special place in my heart.

            Except Rebecca Whatsheryawn. Just kidding. Not really. Except totally. Maybe.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

      I was disappointed when Alaska agreed with the other two that Jinkx ought to go home, but at least she admitted it was because she’s the biggest competition. Roxxxy is just delusional if she thinks that Jinkx has no talent and is still in the game because of luck. How would someone get “lucky” eight episodes in a row? Bitter, bitter queen…

      • https://www.facebook.com/GOODGODGIRLGETAGRIP?ref=tn_tnmn Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

        I was thinking, if it’s Roxxy’s attitude that Jinkx got by on luck or that the show was set up for Jinkx to not fail, she should take her complaints to Ru and the producers, Jinkx didn’t choose the challenges.

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

          And the challenges are formulaic at this point. Different takes on the same motifs- singing, acting, dancing, impersonation, comedy, promotion, etc.- and any queen that comes on this show unprepared has no one to blame but herself. They know that they’re coming months in advance- why the hell wouldn’t you take a couple of sewing classes and dance classes and get a few singing and acting lessons before the filming? You have time and you know what you’ll have to do, so get prepared! Jinkx was prepared (Snatch Game comes to mind), so she’s doing well.

          • https://www.facebook.com/GOODGODGIRLGETAGRIP?ref=tn_tnmn Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

            This is a very good point!

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        “You’re so lucky you won because you have talent!” Roxxxy, your logic is so incontrovertible. /eyeroll

      • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

        I suspect there was a little bit of Rolaskatox peer pressure involved in her answer too.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        It was especially galling since Roxxxy was saved from elimination by having her fake breakdown which resulted in neither lip syncer going home…I’d call that pretty “lucky”….

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

          No, because remember, in Roxxxyland, ALYSSA was the one saved from elimination — Roxxxy had clearly won the LSFYL, and she was annoyed Alyssa was still there.

    • SweetMisery

      As much as I can’t stand her, I actually think Roxxxy should have won this challenge. ugh. Alaska only won so that everyone has 2 wins under their belt and it’s “anyone’s game” in the Final 3. Even though we all know it’s Jinkx’s crown. Roxxxy was disgusting with her attitude. Detox with all her “I deserve this!” shit just seems over it and like she thinks she should be handed the crown for just showing up and Ru should be thanking her for her presence. I agree with the half-assed comment about her. I predict Alaska will be 3rd and Roxxxy and Jinkx will be lip synching. CANNOT.FREAKING.WAIT to see Roxxxy’s face when Jinkx kicks her ass!

      • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

        Disagree, its a Jinks vs Alaska toss-up

        • SweetMisery

          No I think Alaska and Jinkx are a little too similar. Ru is going to turn it into a battle of the styles of drag, so gotta have Roxxxy the pageant glamour girl in the top 2…just my opinion what I think will happen. Would love to see Jinkx/Alaska as the top 2 but I don’t see it and IMO this season has been insanely predictable as far as the elimination order.

          • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

            IMO Ru will give it to the talented girls in an well deserved comedy final.. Roxxxy is just cannon fodder, a bitch, but nevertheless, cannon fodder.

      • Sally Brownson

        Honestly, even though I think that Roxxxy’s looks were more polished than Alaska’s, I also thought Alaska’s looks embodied the themes better. Roxxxy’s sweet 16 was a precious outdated version of a sixteen-year-old, Alaska’s was nearly dead-on accurate. Alaska looked like a female architect, and Roxxxy looked great, but what kind of executive wears a minidress to work? Alaska’s cotton candy might’ve been rough around the edges, but she embodied cotton candy, whereas Roxxxy’s costume didn’t register as candy until you looked at it more.

        I’m not sure if I’m on team Jinkx or team Alaska at the point. I’d be happy to see either of them win it.

        • AnotherG

          I didn’t get Roxxxy’s “Executive” look at all. It was an interesting look to me, but it didn’t read “Executive,” but that may say more about my lack of reference.

          • Sally Brownson

            It didn’t look like “executive” to me at all- what it looked like was “executive WIFE”. Very rich middle-aged lady, you know? Definitely not a businesswoman.

    • spooki C

      Roxxxy is annoying and always looks the same. She has no range at all, I really don’t know how she hasn’t gotten called out on it. Her basic ass gives ME narcolepsy.

    • StillGary

      It is so silly for me to expect anything close to reality from this show, but I was very disappointed (and actually surprised) by Alaska’s response in “who should get the boot next?” I really expected her to be professional and acknowledge that Jinx is a strong competitor and toss out Detox’s name. Boo, Alaska — it’s not like you care about any of those gals!

      • itsnotoveryet11

        she did admit in untucked that she said Jinkx’s name out of pure fear of how good she is. It may not be fair but at least she was honest about it which made me a little less angry with her.

        • StillGary

          That’s understandable — yeah, I haven’t watched untucked this season. It makes me like them all a little less.

        • SimpleSins

          She admitted out of the earshot of Detox and Roxxxy. I noticed she said not a word to defend Jinkx in the presence of either of the bullies. I guess I shouldn’t expect life lessons on the show (although I have picked up a styling tip or two), but it would have been nice to see someone defending another person against bullying.

          • DonnaL

            I’m not sure that’s quite fair. If I remember correctly, after Roxxxy finished that incredibly nasty little session with her Jinkx puppet (“Jinkx is an ugly bitch, ha ha ha I’m so funny”), Alaska gave a long, drawn out “Ruuuude,” in what seemed to me to be an entirely non-ironic way. And after Detox came out with that “f***k you, you bitch” comment to Jinkx (also clearly unironic) during Untucked, right when she and Roxxxy were both going after Jinkx, I’m pretty sure that Alaska leaned back and said “Giiiiiirl,” in a very disapproving way, before the camera cut away. So I don’t know if she said anything beyond that.

      • http://twitter.com/tetisheri1972 tetisheri

        She explained it to Jinkx in Untucked, and J thanked her for her answer. She said it because J is her biggest competition.

    • frightnight

      I am so over Roxxxy and Detox. Throwing shade is one thing if it actually makes me laugh, but relying on “girl”, “I am over it”, and similar phrases got old sooo fast. Their conversation in Untucked was seriously gross and they came across as bitter and jealous. I truly think that Jinkx has given it her all on every challenge, whereas Detox usually halfasses it and Roxxxy doesn’t seem to care about pushing herself too much.

      ALSO, Detox’s claims that RPDR isn’t a place to learn was bullshit. Sure, you shouldn’t come in unpolished and arrogant (Serena) but it should be seen as an opportunity to strengthen your skills and challenge yourself. Jinkx seems to be doing this.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        Detox’s claims that RPDR isn’t a place to learn just struck me as her saying, “I have NOTHING to learn from any of you.” Roxxxy was basically saying the same thing, and I was thinking, “Maybe if you were more willing to learn, you wouldn’t have such piss-poor performing skills.”

        • frightnight

          Seriously. If they weren’t here to learn, why are there even critiques? Why don’t they cut straight from the runway to the lip sync?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Tarr/1253224523 James Tarr

          It is quite interesting what Boxxxy said about “not being a place to learn”, especially after the fact when Ru told her that her dress sucked, she learned and changed it. Hypocritical is what I call that cunt.

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

          Yes! What Detox and Oxxx were basically saying when they said they, unlike Jinkx, didn’t need to learn was that they don’t have anything to learn from RuPaul herself. Who doesn’t have something to learn from RuFuckingPaul?? I’d like RuPaul to come over and give me some wardrobe and makeup advice, and I’m a real girl.

          Clearly if Oxxx (borrowing that from a prior commenter) could think clearly, she’d realize she was being a hypocrite, since Oxx obviously listened to RuPaul’s workroom advice and heeded it.

          In life we should all be continuing to learn and grow. It’s foolish and limited to think that one has nothing more to learn.

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

            Ooo, if we’re going to have RuPaul makeovers where do I sign up?!? I’m a girl, but I’d rather be a drag queen.

      • Donald Hite

        Isn’t it funny that Kristen Johnston’s critique of Detox (which seem rather out of left field to me at the time) ended up being spot on and probably the cause of her demise…

        • AnotherG

          There was a lot of Kristen Johnston love coming out at the time, and I dunno about you, but I’ve still got it. I hope Ru brings her back; great judge.

      • Cambel

        And don’t forget, Roxxxy would have been sent packing by Alyssa but for her suddenly dragging out the story of her childhood so Ru let them both stay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacoryd JaCory Deon

      Well it needs to be said: Alaska has really coasted through to the final three and on any other season, would’ve been called out for how weak her looks are compared to the other girls. That said, she really did serve it up last night and took the deserved win (though, given Roxxy made that third dress, she could’ve won imho). Jinx really did bomb this week but she totally owned that stage in the lipsync…I wanted Detox to get out of the way so I could see her better. It’s clear Michelle Visage has an irrational hatred of her (similar to her animosity towards Alexis Mateo and Chad) and was so glad to be able to tear into her for something. (Santino calling out someone’s taste is a bit rich too…does he think no one saw PRS2?)

      While the look is important, I wish this show would stop acting like being a drag queen is being a model. One would think skills as a performer would count for more than the look but this show is a bit too caught up on that at the expense of talent. Jinx should win this whole thing but the judges aren’t convinced with her and she’s not as gorgeous as the others, so we’ll see.

      • Synnamin

        She’s not as gorgeous? Personally, I think she’s way fishier than the other queens – especially Roxxy, who looks like a low-class version of a Real Housewife

        • Krafty_L

          I agree – I think Jinkx combines the ability to create a wide range of “characters” with a natural beauty – she can be quite gorgeous. Alaska is striking in an edgier sort of way, but not what I’d call classically “pretty.” And Roxxy? I can’t even…

        • DonnaL

          I agree completely. I don’t know what people are looking at when they say things like that. Jinkx is *much* prettier — and “fishier,” although I really don’t like that word — than any of the other remaining contestants as of last night. I suspect that if she were transgender, she could blend in as a woman rather easily.

          • Sally Brownson

            I know what people are looking at. The way she paints often makes her look scary instead of feminine- the others honestly have much better makeup skills.

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        I think Roxxxy was very close to winning and I’d like to thank Bob Mackie for pointing out that her dress did not look like candy (even though it was made out of candy). I think that may have encouraged Ru to give the win to Alaska who looked like a total candy confection.

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

        Jinkx is not as good looking out of drag, but she’s fuckin’ gorgeous in drag. Her face is so lovely. I think she’s actually the prettiest of the final 4.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      I thought Jinkx’s lipsync was leagues above Detox, because I kept feeling like Detox was glancing at her and copying her shtick, slightly (not so much in the face since Detox has her own stuff, but bodily, since Detox tended to be a little stiffer and more still in her lipsyncs).

      • frightnight

        This. It seemed like Michelle was over the lip jiggle (which seriously makes me feel queasy). I DO think that Detox had a chance to shine in this song, though. I don’t think it was as obvious as Latrice getting Aretha. Both queens are expressive and funny and Jinkx just ran with it.

        • MarTeaNi

          Not just the lip jiggle, but the POINTING at the lip jiggle. Yes, we’ve seen it, we know you’re going to do it.

          “Hey look at this! Remember this?! I’m still doing this! This is great right?! Look, I’m doing it right now!”

          • frightnight

            YES LAWD. I had flashbacks to Coco pointing at her lips during her lip synch.

    • starcaatcher

      I’m not going to write an essay this time, I’M NOT.
      But anyways. I had a feeling that this would finally be the week that Jinkx would land in the bottom. And earlier yesterday, I said to my roommate “I’m actually kind of excited to see Jinkx lip sync because she’s amazing” but then when it actually happened, I felt like I was going to vomit. Yeah. Way too emotionally invested.
      Even though it was a perfect Jinkx song, I also feel like it was a really really great Detox song, too, and if she had been lip syncing against pretty much anybody else, she would have taken it.
      At this point with this top 3, I feel like any one of them could win and it would make sense. I obviously have my favourite, of course. But it’s a close one.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        I wish it had been Roxxxy v. Detox. Put their money where their big mouths are.

      • Melizmatic

        >>>”I’m not going to write an essay this time, I’M NOT.”<<<

        *lolz!

        Your last wall of text was well worth reading, girl.

        It was so 'Fetch…'

        ;-)

      • StellaZafella

        I was hoping Ru would pull a new one after the lipsync and say ‘Detox and Jinkx, shantay you both stay…Roxxxy, sashay away…Mama don’t need no more bitch mouth and stink eye from y’all”

        But alas, Oxxie-Roxxy in the final 3…none of us will be allowed to live it down.

        • AudreysMom

          From your lips to RuPaul’s ears, honey. If ONLY that could have happened.

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

          I think my jaw would have hurt very badly from hitting the floor if that had happened. That crazy twist can be used next season I guess. There was that surprise double elimination this season.

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

            Well that basically happened with Willam. “Sharon and Phi Phi, lip sync for your lives! Psych! Willam’s going home, but I got y’all good, right?”

      • http://twitter.com/OceanBreeze1977 Rick

        Vomit? I thought Jinkx killed it!

        • starcaatcher

          Vomit because I was so nervous!!!!! Jinkx is my absolute favourite and
          having her in the bottom two was just too much for my poor little
          fangirl heart to handle!

          • http://twitter.com/OceanBreeze1977 Rick

            Ah lol ok that makes sense then!

    • R B

      I love Alaska, but I have to say, her executive realness looked like Evie Harris in Girls Will Be Girls.

    • MitchellGilburne

      Wow, Normally by this time in the competition the queens are much more versatile and polished with their looks. Jinxx’s headdress made me remember the sort of creativity and wow factor that we’d get from someone like Yara Sofia -and she wasn’t even a front-runner. Even the choreographed lip sync seemed to fall short when compared to seasons past. Alaska and Jinxx are certainly serving talent in spades, but I miss gasping when the queens turn the corner on the runway.

      • Introspective

        agree. The end of the competition is when people really bust out with something amazing for the runway, but in general Ive been really underwhelmed even in these final eps. which is why Im thinking all of these queens seem a tad rough around the edges.

      • Donald Hite

        Couldn’t agree more… I always sort of disliked that Raja and Tyra were ALL runway and nothing else, but I’d give anything to just have somebody come out and blow me away just once this season… I’m still waiting.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

        The challenges were better, the talent was a bit lacking.

    • http://twitter.com/Mlle_D Donyelle

      So when are you selling “Bitch can’t shut up soon enough for us” t-shirts?

      • Melizmatic

        I’d buy one.

        • AudreysMom

          Me too! And my daughter in college lives with a houseful who’d buy them!

    • ewes_urn_aim

      1) Oxxx has only shown herself to be an embittered maladjusted jerk, plain and simple. I didn’t think anyone could beat Fecal (FiFi) in terms of sheer ugliness, but Oxxx has taken the crown and run to hell and back with it.

      Oxxx has simply gone to the effort to make herself look like a seriously rotten human being.

      2) How the hell do any one of these bitches have any right to come down on Jinkx for her style of drag? I came out of the closet before any of those dimwits were even born, and there was a time when color, theater and DRAMA were ALL a part of drag in a huge, and very marvelous way (e.g., the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.) This whole “supermodel” look is actually pretty new in the gay drag scene I knew, and while it can be really beautiful, sadly the whole supermodel look has such a tendency to get so cliche, redundant and boring (hello Oxxx!)

      3) Every queen that comes on RuPaul’s Drag Race LEARNS from the feedback given to them… none of the finalists were any more “polished” than Jinkx when they got here (ESPECIALLY Oxxx.) My god, Oxxx even built his dress based on feedback from Ru… so who are any of them to dismiss Jinkx for being no less “polished” than them (and actually, I think he is FAR more polished than the rest.)

      4) Finally… what happened during the last commercial break for Untucked? Right before it, Oxxx and Detox were tearing at Jinkx like she was made out of ham… and then when they come back from commercial, everyone is saying one nice thing about each other (and Oxxx looked like she was going to jump out of her blotchy skin with that one)… curious.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232100086 Rameen Chaharbaghi

        The supermodel thing is fine if you either bring interesting persona to it (like Ru) or switch it up (like Raja). I was listening to a review of the show and they criticized Jinkx for wearing “costumes, not drag.” Um, HELLO? Drag IS COSTUME. It has been for a very long time, and frankly, that’s far more interesting than some sad queen just trying to be pretty.

        Almost every single art form can offer pretty. Not every art form can offer persona or crazy or intense. That’s why we have drag.

        • MichaelStrangeways

          People also forget that RuPaul started out as a PUNK live performance artist and wasn’t the slightest bit “supermodel-y”. She was far more like Sharon Needles/Alaska/Detox and JInkx when she began her career and segued into the polished part in the early 90s.

          • StellaZafella

            I remember Ru saying to Arsenio Hall: “I’m a performance artist, this is just one of my characters…but since it’s the one making me money right now, I’m good with it! hee.hee!”

        • MK03

          The whole “costume” thing drives me insane. I just want to grab Toxxxic and shake her and yell “You’re a guy in a dress and fake boobs and a wig and makeup!! What the hell else would you call it?!?!”

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        I mean, to be fair to Roxxxy, loath as I am to do so, Jinkx sported some busted makeup when she first arrived in the competition, and noticeably improved over time. But so have plenty of other queens (SHANGELA), and it’s not like Roxxxy’s makeup is so great.

        • MichaelStrangeways

          EVERYONE’S make-up/fashion skills tend to improve after being on RPDR. One, they learn from each other but they also learn from the behind the scenes people on Drag Race as well. They also learn how to paint for television/the Red Carpet…applying make-up for the camera is far different than painting for stage, or in the case of most of them, bad bar lighting.

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

            How does the make-up work anyway? Do they bring their own make-up or is it provided? Because I’d assume that working with different product than you usually use would take a few tries to really get perfect if they provide it.

            • MichaelStrangeways

              They bring it…though, I’m sure they have supplies available on set as well, especially from the season’s make-up sponsor.

              A drag queen’s make-up kit is a highly personalized/individualized thing.

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

              That was my thought — if they’re supplied, it would be a serious issue. Hell, I’m female and my make-up kit is a highly personal individual thing!

              There might be issues if you bring them too — because some products may show up better on camera than others, so some queens might not look as good until they learn to compensate.

            • StellaZafella

              Sharon to Willam regarding 5 o’clock shadow: “You can’t use $75 and ounce makeup on television…face it darling, you’re gonna have to use BENJAMIN MOORE, like the rest of us!”

          • StellaZafella

            Carmen Carrerra: “I can paint for photos but I’m not good at painting for video yet.”
            RuPaul: “Need I remind you, this whole show is video?”

            Hee, hee!

      • e jerry powell

        And the thing is, most of the body girls I know have had to learn to be entertainers over time before they could start capturing crowns on the pageant circuit anyway. No, maybe Jinxx couldn’t take a realness award at a drag ball or win a gown portion at a pageant, but (and Roxxy should know this) talent score counts twice as much as gown in most pageant systems, and it can’t all be about giving face and ass in a production number.

      • Siege

        Re: #4 — I didn’t think that was actually nice — I felt like it was actually very sarcastic. Roxxxy said nice things about Detox and Alaska, but I felt like her comments to Jinx were backhanded at best, and Jinx replied in kind.

      • Cambel

        I’m getting sick of the judges judging their outfits as if it was Project Runway…..it’s drag! Do they put on a good performance? I’ve seen Drag Queens kill it in dresses made of plastic wrap and I’ve seen them bore the audience to tears with gorgeous ballgowns on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232100086 Rameen Chaharbaghi

      I so wish Detox were still here…or better yet, Alyssa, purely for entertainment (off-challenge) value! Roxxxy couldn’t be a more obnoxious TV personality if she tried.

      And yeah, they totally rigged the song for Jinkx. Really, the season has felt a little rigged. I mean, eight performance challenges in a row?! However, in the past she’s shown herself capable of at least coming up with creative looks, and I’ll take creativity over polish any day.

      Also, even if that song was rigged for her…that song is TOUGH to lip sync! All the crazy, random entrances and the bizarre moments, not to mention the fact that it isn’t even in English. So yeah, it was rigged in her favor, but that doesn’t make it easy, and really, everyone has known for some time now that Jinkx is totally top three material.

      • DonnaL

        Since they tell the contestants in advance what the lip synch song is going to be for each episode, if you think it was “rigged” for Jinkx, that means they knew ahead of time that she would be on the bottom. Do you really think that’s true? Also, do you really think that they waited to decide what the challenges were going to be until after Jinkx was selected as a contestant?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232100086 Rameen Chaharbaghi

          I guess you’re right. I didn’t think it through completely.

          However, I will say this: as much as I think that Jinkx fully deserves to win this on her own merit, and as much as I cannot stand Roxxxy and really do want to see her stunned face when she fails, I do think it’s interesting that season 3 seemed to be the most look-focused, and the most fashion-forward queen won…and this season seems to be the most performance-focused, and look who’s doing the best…

          Then again, knowing me, I might just be thinking about it all a little too hard. #TeamJinkx

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

            But that’s always going to be true. Obviously if you have more “look” challenges, the most fashionable queen will have more chances to shine and impress the judges and the same with performance. Now, if what you’re saying is that they decided prior to the season what kind of queen they wanted as a winner… I have no doubt of that at all. Of course they did. Part of the purpose behind the show isn’t just fun TV, but also to showcase drag — having different styles of queen win allows them to showcase ALL drag styles.

            • Montavilla

              That makes perfect sense. And it would explain why it took the show five seasons to cast Alaska. This was her season. If Alaska had been cast on season three, she wouldn’t have made Top Three, because those design challenges might have done her in — like they did Shangela.

              Season three was comparatively look oriented (and the pageant queen, Alexis, was complaining that judges were rewarding Raja for fashion, instead of for performance chops). This season is geared towards comedy and performance, and there are more queens this year who can do more than lip-synch. In addition to Jinkx and Alaska, Detox billed herself as a triple threat, Alyssa brought serious dance skills, Ivy brought singing and circus skills, Honey does live singing.

              I think Roxxxy deserves a lot of credit for tackling each performance challenge with energy and determination. Unfortunately, the other queens did better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069083922 Brady Galan

      Roxxy = this year’s Phi Phi O’Hara (hopefully)

      • StellaZafella

        Except…in the end, I kinda had FUN hating Phi Phi.

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

          Don’t you mean “PHUN”? :D

      • Krafty_L

        I’m wondering how much trash Roxxxy will talk now that her best friend isn’t there to egg her on.

    • MzzPants

      Roxxy’s Envy Green and it’s not her best color. The thing with her is that she makes up for what she lacks with hard work and confidence, witness the 80′s cause ballad. Plus she’s going to be an asshole if she wins, I can just feel it.

      I would be happy with Jinkx or Alaska…love them both. And I think they would pull up their panties and shake hands…maybe with a little pouty shade in the interviews, but still good-natured. Alaska and Sharon could then do an amazing world tour. Jinkx should end up on Broadway, dammit. Check out her website, she is seriously fucking talented.

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

        Yeah, I think Alaska and Jinkx would both be very gracious if they’re the final two.

    • Donald Hite

      1) I thought it was strange last night when Ru told the remaining girls that they are one step closer to the $100,000… I never really think of this show as about the money. I have NO doubt that to a starving drag queen, that’s a damn good incentive, but I always view this show more as a springboard for their careers. Roxxxy is apparently so obsessed with the former that she’s willing to forsake the latter…

      2) I don’t think it’s “luck” that the challenges have been more performance oriented. I think as the show has progressed, the make up and clothes aspect are being taken for granted. Ru wants to see performers… The clothes/make up are still critiqued, but they are now viewed as one aspect of the bigger picture (where in previous seasons they seemed to be viewed as the whole purpose)

      3) I’m kinda shocked that Jinkx isn’t better making clothes… Most theater people I know make most of their costumes (and build sets, props, etc…). I’m not saying she should be a pro seamstress, but you’d think a seasoned thespian would be a little better at throwing stuff together on a shoestring…

      4) I’m kinda over the “it’s dated” complaint… I wish we could just accept that some queens reference “older” things and that it’s not bad. Jinkx’s executive look was giving me pure Miss Flannery from Thoroughly Modern Millie. I thought it was adorable. I wish they would pay more respect to each queens vision and critique the execution. Like, if the sweet 16 hippie look isn’t good, tell us why it wasn’t a good hippie look. As far as I know there were 16 y’o hippies at some point… so why not help a queen fine tune her references, rather than just dismiss them. To just say, oh, you don’t look like you’re on the cover of Teen Vogue so I’m done with you just pisses me off…

      5) I’m certainly not into political correctness, but I have to admit Roxxxy’s cheap shots at Jinkx’s medical condition (narcolepsy) are in horrible taste… No one has mocked her obesity

      6) I love Alaska more than ever, but if I see that damn blond wig with the roots showing again, I think I’m going to scream

      • Montavilla

        What bothered me in calling Jinkx’s Sweet 16 “dated” is that NW teen chic is vintage. There are lots of girls still walking around with pre-Raphaelite hair and granny dresses (as well as pixie cuts and 1960s cocktail dresses).

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

          Yeah, it’s called the judging panel denying her drag. I mean, really, wearing a black cocktail dress, black pantsuit and blue office suit you could buy in Macy’s is drag? Even the ball circuit was more flamboyant.

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

        Roxxxy’s shots were in very poor taste. However, she is certainly not obese by any stretch.

        • Donald Hite

          I know she’s not really obese… I just meant that the other queens haven’t come for Roxxxy a trait over which she has limited control (her body type… just like Jinkx’s narcolepsy). Come to think of it, they haven’t come for Roxxxy at all… interesting

      • SweetMisery

        Jinkx has said since the show that she hired a stylist. LOL.

      • Melissa

        Obesity? Surely you jest.

        • Donald Hite

          Yes I jest…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Tarr/1253224523 James Tarr

        I think the real reason why this show is taking a turn toward performance, is that RPDR has been criticized, quite harshly, that the show has historically favored beauty queens and did not give other styles of drag but a passing mention. This is an attempt to cater to other forms of drag.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232100086 Rameen Chaharbaghi

          I honestly see no problem with “catering” toward performing. Drag is performance art. It’s not just getting up on a stage and looking like a pretty woman because, hello, we have pretty women who can do that. Besides, that gets hella boring, hella quick.

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

            I want to see them cater to the beauty queens too — I want to see them reward all different styles over multiple seasons. People who have had no exposure to the drag scene aren’t going to know the differences unless they do, and the more styles they show, the more chances for people to see something they’re personally into, which can only be good for ALL drag.

            I’m thinking of people who don’t have the chance to go to drag shows. You live in a major city, you can just go check one out. But I grew up in the middle of nowhere and there was no drag. I could have seen it when I would go into Chicago, but there were enough things I KNEW I liked to see that I probably wouldn’t have made time for it.

            This gives those people a chance to catch a glimpse of the scene, and know that they want to check it out when they can. And they can see what type of drag they’re most interested in. Plus, they can learn a couple names if a queen is near them or somewhere they’ll be going soon, and know whether or not they like that queen’s style.

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

              Well the first challenge- making a look out of some kind of shit- and this the later multi-look challenge like tonight’s, are both challenges that cater to the aesthetic aspect of drag. So do the challenges that require them to put together looks and then do a photoshoot of some kind, as well as the annual “make a not-drag queen into a drag queen” challenge.

            • demidaemon

              True. In earlier seasons, however, (other than the first challenge which has pretty much been the same exact thing from season 1), the performance parts of those challenges didn’t exist (The “Drag Ball” challenges, S1; I don’t know about season 2 because I still can’t bring myself to watch the makeover episode, knowing its result as well as the end result of that season) or did not have much bearing on the judging (see the performance parts of the makeover challenge in S3 and S4). It seems, to me, that Ru is placing more emphasis on well-rounded queens, or at least ones who can perform and put together a look.

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

              Yeah, but the performance part of the drag ball is in pretty much every drag queen’s wheelhouse- lipsync with a little choreography. A queen that can’t do that and put together a few good looks is a piss poor drag queen indeed.

            • Zaftiguana

              Every challenge is catered toward the beauty queens because every challenge involves appearing in drag. And then every challenge is followed by a straight-up RUNWAY SHOW, for chrissakes. Beauty queens get lots of opportunities to compete in challenges that don’t involve other talents they don’t possess, but comedy or “talent” queens don’t ever get a week where they aren’t competing on look. And hey, that’s fine. It’s drag. But the show caters to beauty queens plenty. They aren’t being treated unfairly or something. They just won’t be able to survive as long if, unlike Ru, they can’t back the look up with some brains or talent or humor. Which is also as it should be.

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

        I’m in theatre and I know plenty who can’t sew a lick. In fact, my sewing skills are pretty much an outlier on the performance side of things. Even on the tech side, while plenty more know how to sew a little and/or enough to mend and alter stuff, not very many people can truly sew well.

      • TheAmericaness

        My mom has narcolepsy. I didn’t find it in bad taste and neither did she. Narcolepsy can be pretty freakin’ hysterically funny especially when it’s under control and if they’ve been laughing about it, and they may have been, we don’t know, then it was perfectly fine for Roxxxy to joke about it. The point of the challenge was for them to basically roast each other through the dolls and her passing out was funny because she does and Jinks seems to have a great sense of humour about it. On Untucked, when they were with their military dudes, it was clear that Jinkx was desperately trying not to pass out while they were sitting backstage – you could see her head nod forward every so often – and we were howling at home. So no. Roxxxy’s issue was not the narcolepsy. It was the other stuff she said.

        • Donald Hite

          Good to know! I wasn’t really bothered by the puppet thing, but some of the stuff in the unTucked was a little off putting. I think it was more the fact that it wasn’t really said in jest and that it just made Roxxxy look like a venemous bitch… It’s like they (should have) learned in the Roast episode… If it’s funny, then it’s cool. If it’s not funny, it’s just an insult

          • TheAmericaness

            Very true. I just re-read my reply and realized I came off a little… “well, of course it’s hysterical! come on! Everyone knows that!!” – I didn’t mean it that way, and I apologize if it seemed that way. So much lost in translation when not speaking face to face and all. :) I certainly don’t speak for all narcoleptic-kind, but in general, as long as it’s in good fun, it’s all good – So you’re point about Roxxxy is well made, though I still don’t think she meant it maliciously. Everything else, agreed.

            I also totally agreed with #2 – The Dragbo’s are going to be having a harder time I think as the seasons go on, if they do. :)

        • Siege

          I thought Jinx was actually laughing along with that part of Roxxxy’s bit. She knows that aspect of her can be funny, which is why I feel okay laughing about it too. It was the other things that just seemed mean.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

        JInkx Monsoon is a Character Queen and she was wearing what Jinkx Monsoon would wear. She is committed to her character 100%. After RPDR she’s made a couple slight concessions but in no way is Jinkx still not Jinkx. She’s wearing a more national point of view because of what fans expect of her and to meet her busy schedule. But she’s still serving slightly non fashionable hypersexual MILF who steals her son’s boyfriends.

      • bobman59

        I totally agree with your bullet point #4. I think there is some pretty shallow bench strength with the permanent judges. I sense that Ru sees herself as the Louis B Mayer of the drag queen star system. So all decisions are final. I have to give credit to Jinkx for referencing Little Edie Bouvier Beale and getting it correct. When I ask myself what would I rather watch, a pretty DQ or someone who does a visual riff, give me the later any day of the week. Perfection becomes boring “hella quick.” I’m wondering if she could do a successful send up to her namesake, Edina Monsoon. Alaska would make a great Patsy.

        • Melizmatic

          I would pay good money to see Jinkx and Alaska do Eddie and Patsy;

          ‘Ab Fab’ gives me life!

        • Iroqhard

          That would be genius!

      • MK03

        Re: theatre people and sewing — I have a theatre degree and I can knock out a gown like nobody’s business, but I also spent most of my time in the school’s costume shop. My friends who focused on set construction, drafting, lighting, etc are all thumbs with a needle and thread. But they excel in their chosen fields. I, on the other hand, am pretty hopeless with power tools and can’t make a good blueprint to save my life. It’s all about your area of study.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jennafkearns Jenna Kearns

          Totally agree with this. Maybe at a community theatre level this is a thing, or in a program that’s required to be multi-disciplined, but in my experience, unless you studied to be a costumer, or just like to sow, the majority of working actors/performers/theatre people can sow a button on, and that’s about it. And I know Jinkx’s program in college was highly specialized; he wouldn’t have been required to take any sowing classes if he didn’t want to. It’s not a surprise to me that he can’t. I wouldn’t be surprised if he picked up a few basic tips before he started RPDR, but even then it takes time and practice to become really good at making things.

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

        I agree. The “dated” complaint misses the point, IMO. I loved Jinkx’ sugarmama look too. It was wacky and old-fashioned, but that’s not a terrible thing. And, as @Montavilla:disqus said above, that hippie look is current, and not just in the NW. Whoever said it made Jinkx look like a 40 year old was dead wrong. And here’s the thing. It’s a lot harder to make a grown-ass woman (or man) look like a teenager than it is to make a teenager look like an adult.

        I was offended when Roxxxy made fun of Jinkx’ narcolepsy. I don’t have an issue with what she said during the puppet mini-challenge, but that BS in the workroom really put me off. I was not amused.

    • YoungSally

      I don’t watch this (we all have limits)…but Jinkx is giving me a strong Britney vibe.

      • Melizmatic

        Um… Britney who?

        I know you can’t mean ‘Spears.’

    • Diana Martinez

      I think we all know Roxxy is not going to be the winner. Ru can’t have someone so vile as a winner. Having a “bitch” is one thing, having someone who is actually rude, abrasive, and nasty is completely different. It will be either Jinkx or Alaska, and I’m good with that.

      • MK03

        Never say never. It happened once before, after all…

        • Donald Hite

          Who? Tyra? I don’t think she was “vile”… I think she was a bit immature, but she was fundamentally a decent person in my eyes…

          • http://twitter.com/OceanBreeze1977 Rick

            Right and you could tell in the Reunion Episode that she had seriously grown. I hated Tyra a long time ago, now I adore her.

          • Sally Brownson

            Yeah, the problem with Tyra winning (for me) wasn’t that she won… it was the fact that she won over much better queens (Raven and Jujubee). If the other queens had been weaker than her, it wouldn’t have been a problem.

            • Donald Hite

              I completely agreed with you at the time it originally aired, but after watching it on Netflix (many times), I can see why she won. I would have preferred Raven or Juju (because I liked them better), but Tyra’s runway was consistently amazing. And her look in the finale (the green bathing suit) was STUNNING. As much as I love Raven, I think in season 2 she was still a bit of a “work in progress” visually. The Raven of All-Stars is untouchable in my opinion. Absolute perfection.

    • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

      Roxxy needs to watch a little Hamlet, particularly Act III, Scene II.

    • Melissa

      What a perfect title for this post!

      You know, I felt sorry for Roxxy because she recently lost her drag mother (I don’t remember what she passed away from), and Jinkx even came out and asked people to be nicer to her. But damn, Roxxy was being so vicious. Trying to pretend Jinkx is some no-talent amateur learning on the job, please! Just when I thought we’d gotten a break from this shit with Coco’s departure, Roxxy has to turn it up a notch out of sheer anxiety. What is wrong with all these queens not respecting the many forms of drag? Ru’s close friend is Lady Bunny, by no means a glamour/dance queen but clearly a valuable performer.

      All I know is, now that Alyssa Edwards is gone, I don’t care too much who wins. Alaska has my vote on her decency alone.

    • BEE DAYY

      For the life of me I do not understand all the love for Jinx. The only lol moment I had with her is the Snatch Game. Other then that her comedy chops are lame and corny. Her drag is basically a boy in a dress on Halloween Night. She isn’t fashion at all. Roxy is beautiful, sassy, and funny. Ya she can be a bitch but reality check DRAG QUEENS ARE NOT NICE PEOPLE!!!!! i like my dragons cunt, real, passable, and pretty. I will take a pretty queen over a ugly one any day.

      • http://twitter.com/BrerAndy Andy Morris

        I have no problem with anyone being a bitch, as long as they’re funny while doing it. Roxxxy’s comments aren’t funny, they reek of insecurity.

        • Melizmatic

          THIS. ^^^

          All of this.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        JInkx fans tend to prefer something called “talent” over the ability to be unpleasant. The ability to apply make-up well but the tendency to always look like a Florida prostitute with a weight problem isn’t that well regarded as a major accomplishment. (Also: the complete inability to be funny or pronounce the word “sequins”…) And, many drag queens are VERY nice people.

        • BEE DAYY

          Being pretty is a talent. Looking “real” or “cunt” is a talent. It takes skills and time to totally transform yourself into a woman. Any boy can but on a dress and some Covergirl. It does not make them a Drag queen. Roxy have shown glamour,creatively,fashion,comedy,and performing talents throughout the course of the show. Jinx lacks style and beauty. She only had like two “moments” the snatch game and last night lip sync.Roxy had multiple visual and talent moments. i find it sooo funny that the queens that are not unattractive, lack self esteem, are not doormats, and not holding hands singing “we are the not world” people on this blog tend to hate on. Also I find it a ki ki that this is a blog that promote bitchiness and nurture bitchiness but everyone ALWAYS have a problem with the “bitch” of a show.

          • MichaelStrangeways

            It’s all subjective, dear.

            And, Jinkx is NOT a doormat…she’s the only one who has stood up for herself. Alaska and Detox would look uncomfortable when Roxxy would go off on Jinkx and “freaky performance girls” despite the fact that both Alaska and Detox are ALSO freaky performance girls, but they never stood up for their brand of drag or Jinkx.

            And, TALENTED, FUNNY bitches throwing shade have been very popular on the show. People loved to hate on Shangela and Willam and Raven and Shannel because they knew the art of high bitchery and backed it up with actual talent. Roxxy’s very painful “puppet performance” on last night’s show wasn’t shade; it was just boring mean girl lashing out at someone she feels threatened by. It’s also why Phi Phi was so hated last year…bitter and delusional aren’t very entertaining.

            • BEE DAYY

              Sweetie cake, throwing shade and what Roxxy said can be consider subjective as well. It’s truth in every joke. Roxxy was right about how Jinx gives passive aggressive to the judges. The “whole water off a duck back” bit is lame! Jinx want the judges to think she cant handle harsh critiques like it will save her from being voted off or something.

          • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

            you come across as very shallow with comments emphasizing physical beauty and flawed characters as central to a drag queens characteristics. Typical “mean girl” complex. Mean and evil aint hot.

          • http://twitter.com/seitanist sex death & beatbox

            I’d agree that makeup/transformative skills are a talent, sadly not a talent that Roxy posesses though. She looks like a cat with her unfathomable nose contouring and while I’m happy for her that she finally feels comfortable in her body, but I wish she would come up with at least half a look that didn’t rely solely on showing it off.

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

            I absolutely agree on one front — I think the idea that Roxxxy has NO talents is nonsense. A lot of readers here watch Face/Off… no one argues those make-up artists have no talent. And you can say she pulls out the same look every week, but there are some differences, and just because that’s her best look doesn’t mean she can’t do others — she was perfectly fine working with her vet’s face.

            And I’m fine with her being a bitch. What I’m NOT fine with is her belittling others or her sourness. I mean, “Jinkx got lucky”? Really? You can’t acknowledge that one of your competitors is talented, and in a different way than you are? I don’t think it’s fair to go around labeling queens as “just a comedy queen” or “just a beauty queen” or JUST anything. I don’t like it when ANY queen does it. I can’t remember seeing Jinkx sitting there dismissing the pageant queens (not saying she didn’t, just that I don’t remember it) that way. Or Alaska. Or Detox.

            There are valid critiques of every queen left — for instance, Jinkx does have problems with glamour, in that she can pull off the look, but always as a more glam character rather than it seeming like inherent glamour. Roxxxy saying that Jinkx is boned in a sewing challenge is fine with me, just like Jinkx feeling confident in a comedy challenge is fair.

          • StellaZafella

            You also appear to confuse Funny Bitch with mean bitch…or maybe you’re just trolling for a row?

            • Melizmatic

              Oh, snap;

              *goes to get popcorn*

            • Sally Brownson

              Maybe she’s secretly Alyssa or Roxxxy. Both of them seemed to have trouble with the difference between “comedy” and “insults”.

          • Krafty_L

            Being pretty isn’t a talent – it’s genetic luck. The transformation process is a talent, but how talented can a queen be if she can only transform herself into one luck? That’s like being a talented pianist who only knows one song. Roxxxy is a one-note wonder – and most of us are bored to tears with her song.

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

            Maybe you could specify Roxxy’s “multiple talent moments”? Honestly I’d find it interesting. I can only think of the very first episode, when she sewed that dress for herself. Aside from sewing, is there something?

            I’ll also note that you left out the singing challenge, where Jinkx revealed an amazing voice. She was a close second to Ivy in that challenge, with both of them having the great genetic good luck of beautiful singing voices. Jinkx was also great in the kiddy TV challenge, where the judges said she was the only thing which made her team anywhere near watchable.

            • Donald Hite

              The only thing she has done that impressed me was her lip synch wig change… And that was ruined by her fake little emotional breakdown…

          • vispreeve

            Well, there’s still hope for someone who’s not pretty, polished or glamorous – they can find help, they can learn, they can hire a stylist, they can get better in applying makeup, they can learn to sew, they can even buy a new face and body. What a queen can’t do is buy intelligence and wit.

        • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

          I agree with the Jinx love and the Roxxxy frustration, but there is no need to body shame her. We can talk about her bitchiness without mentioning her size.

      • Melizmatic

        And I’ll take a talented funny queen over one who’s only virtue is ‘being pretty.’

        Ru said it herself; ‘being pretty’ alone isn’t enough.

        This isn’t ANTM.

        >>>>” reality check; DRAG QUEENS ARE NOT NICE PEOPLE!!!!!”<<<<

        In the name of Miss Nina Flowers, one of the fiercest and nicest queens ever, I beg to differ.

      • StellaZafella

        If you think it’s real to presume the generality that “Drag queens aren’t nice people”…it says more about you than about the reality of Drag Queens.

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

          Agreed. In fact, of every comment anyone here has made about meeting any of the queens, they invariably say that they are so incredibly nice.

        • BEE DAYY

          Well sweetie I do get up in drags. So i know first hand how the “gurlz” are. We are bitches. We throw shade, we read each other, we will rob, cheat, and steal. We are cold and tough. We help the girls we are cool with and step on the ones that we are not. That is just the nature of things. Sometimes i feel on this blog especially with those who are not in the drag or LGBT world feel like the “bitches” like Roxxy,Tyra, Akashia or even Coco should not win because they are not seen as “good girls”. But everyone root for the the timid, meek, unattractive, underdog queens. The “bitches” are not bullying these type of girls just telling it like it is. If you are not giving the illusion of a OVAH (ovah means flawless to the the non-gays on the blog:) passable female then you are NOT a drag queen. You are just a boy playing in paint.

          • DonnaL

            You are as delusional as Roxxxy, if you aren’t actually Roxxxy. Jinkx is “unattractive”? Roxxxy is a “passable female”? Please. Besides, the main problem here is that Roxxxy ISN”T FUNNY. “You’re lucky” and “you’re a bitch” aren’t witty. Remember the RuPaul “roast”? Roxxxy didn’t know the difference then between funny and nasty, and she still doesn’t.

      • DonnaL

        Not to mention that Jinkx is very pretty. Are you sure you’re not Roxxxy?

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

        Who let Roxxxy into the comment section? Or wait, is this Phi Phi O’hara?

        • Melizmatic

          *insert annoying ‘Michelle-Visage belly-laugh’ here _____

          *lolz!

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

        I love a good C.U.N.T., but Roxxy isn’t one of ‘em. Think of Raven: that shady queen is gorgeous, funny, and bitchy. There’s a sharp tongue on her, but it works because she’s more honest about herself and her motivations, not to mention smarter and funnier.

        With Roxxy it just comes across like bullying. Jinkx looked like a weakling when the digs began, with the narcolepsy and the vintage looking costumes which I think Roxxy took as a poor person’s drag.

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

          p.s. I know some really sweet, sweet drag queens, as I live in the Castro in SF and know some of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Not all drag queens are vicious harpies.

        • Melizmatic

          Raven is a perfect example;

          I kinda hated her at first on S2, but was still unable to deny how fierce the bitch is; then, bit by bit, she began to grow on me, and what cemented my fluv for her was the impeccable way she threw shade right back at one of the Heathers on Drag U;

          “Actually, I’m a Veronica.”

          That, ladies, is how you do bitchy AND funny, correctly.

          • StellaZafella

            *Snaps* back to you, Melizmatic!
            That, dears, is how you school !!! (Can I have some of that popcorn?)

            • Melizmatic

              *lolz!

              Of course you can.

              That is high praise coming from you, I’m honored to share my Jiffy Pop.

              ^_^

              Now come, sit and tell me more of how the SF Bay Area used to be fun, instead of just over-crowded and over-priced.

              ( I transplanted here ages ago from Ohio, and it is so not what Amistad Maupin described; I think I arrived decades too late…)

            • StellaZafella

              I re-read all of the “Tales” about every other year – just to remember (I wanted to be Anna Madrigal but without cutting anything off).
              And yes, SF has ALWAYS been crowded and expensive…it’s a law there. But I love “The Gray Lady who sits by the bay…” the way any New Yorker loves Manhattan – for all it’s flaws and wonders.
              Armi used to bring his crew to the little Noel Coward show I did at the old Plush Room in the 80′s. We’d all stay and see Eartha Kitt or Charles Pierce’s 10PM show afterward, (Bette Davis, Tallulah, Mae and Kate Hepburn, etal).
              Armi and I weren’t “in the same crowd”, so to speak…but, as Herb Cain used to say: ‘Each knew who the other was…and THAT was very important to them both…”

              Thanks for the stroll into memories…I still love them all.

            • Melizmatic

              *lolz @ >>>”(I wanted to be Anna Madrigal but without cutting anything off).”<<<

              Yep, its official; I was born way too late.

              =P

              Thanks for sharing those memories…

      • AnotherG

        “Michelle Visage is so full of semen . . . . period. Seriously, she’s a whore.”
        Q.E.D. This would have been a terrible read from someone like Alyssa or Roxxxy. Just reading that on the page even sounds nasty. But it landed because of her delivery. “Sassy” is someone going for “saucy,” but who lands in ass.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Johnston/629872016 Robert Johnston

      Roxxxy was just spewing toxic bullshit last night. I mean, really. That said, her candy couture was jaw-droppingly good.

      For the record, I also assumed based off the lip sync that they’d both go through, but whatever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ramon-Figueroa/1099451409 Ramon Figueroa

      Memo to Milan: Look at Alaska: That’s how you do a suit as a drag queen.And the comments from Bob Mackie were priceless. All the sweet sixteen girls want to look like whores these days. And Alaska is a star from the waist down. Priceless.

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

        What kills me is thinking back to some of Mackie’s stuff for Cher… wonder where they got the idea, Bob? :P

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

        Alaska looked like a power lesbian and I loved it. Like Ellen Degeneras meets Gordon Gekko.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

          Seriously. I’ve never found Alaska attractive, personally, until that look. She works that dyke fashion!

    • butter nut

      barbara cochoran REALNESS! i love jinkx but it’s alaska’s to lose.

      also – roxxxy, STFU!

    • jetpackdino

      Pretty, pretty legs on that Alaska girl.

    • MichaelStrangeways

      Thoughts…

      1) Everyone likes to think that Ru/World of Wonder “picks” perfect songs for the LSFYL to give certain contestants an edge to winning, but it’s really unlikely that it works that way. The rights clearance for music is very complicated and very expensive and despite the success of RPDR, they don’t have a gazillion dollar budget. I’m guessing that they MIGHT have rights to a song catalog which would give them some leeway in picking songs, but it’s really far more likely they get the rights to a dozen songs or so for the entire season and match them up based on the episode’s theme. And, FYI: the reason you can’t legally buy/download Season One of RPDR is due to music rights clearances. Apparently they didn’t secure the rights for multiple broadcasts including home sales and weren’t willing to renegotiate those rights due to cost.

      2) Don’t quite get the love for Roxxxy’s looks for this challenge…Sweet 16 (again) looked like a aged Ft Lauderdale hooker and the Executive looked like a Palm Beach hooker. The candy dress was cute but it didn’t READ as candy like Alaska’s candy dress. But, I would also agree with the comments that Fashion-wise, this season has not been very strong. Only Ivy had much of a fashion sense.

      3) Detox deserved to go home. Love her, but she phoned it in for the entire season. She just wasn’t that interesting.

      4) Roxxy deserves to be sent to Drag Prison for her overall nastiness but she took the cake for her incredibly stupid diss of live performing drag queens…’cause you know, lip syncing to a Ke$ha song is so much more artistically challenging and difficult than actually singing a song live…And for anyone to label Jinkx as “Lucky”, especially when said accuser was saved from elimination after a rather phony emotional breakdown on stage after her LSFYL which resulted in both contestants being saved for the first time in RPDR history, is a bit much to swallow…

      Such. A. Stupid. Cow.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        And, they are given the lip sync songs to learn long before it could be very clear who will be in the bottom two. The producers might be able to surmise who MIGHT be in the bottom two, and go from there, but it’s not necessarily a given.

        • StellaZafella

          You’re right Michael…but, it’s just so much more fun to think that Ru actually has it planned that way…It reminds us that reality TV isn’t real…;)

        • wayout46

          It’s my understanding that, even though they get the entire set of songs to be used in LSFYL way ahead of time, they are not told what specific song will be used in what episode until the day before the actual runway shoot. This allows some leeway to shuffle what song they want in what show to fit themes and/or contestants. Another observation: they probably do get clearances for song packages or even through one publishing house – but having them play Ru, Michelle, and guest judge (e.g., The Pointer Sisters) songs – which they do frequently enough – certainly eases up the clearance burden considerably (*wink accompanied by shameless promotion twinkle & ding*).

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

        True, but the song selection for the episode might make Ru decide to pick one girl over the other for the bottom. I don’t remember who was in the bottom with Latrice during “Natural Woman”, but anyone who was against Latrice for that was clearly going to go home. If there’s a queen who Ru is pretty sure will knock the song out of the park, I could totally see her making that girl LSFYL even if she didn’t deserve the bottom two just to send someone else home.

        • AnotherG

          Pssst….it was Kenya vs Latrice. You’re welcome :)

      • MilaXX

        1) Everyone likes to think that Ru/World of Wonder “picks” perfect songs for the LSFYL to give certain contestants an edge to winning, but it’s really unlikely that it works that way. The rights clearance for music is very complicated and very expensive and despite the success of RPDR, they don’t have a gazillion dollar budget.
        However they do have the audition videos and know at least a little about each queen prior to them coming on the show. I assume they get the songs cleared for the season, not week to week. All they have to do is get clearances for songs that fit each queen and then use them as they see fit

    • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

      I love Jinkx and want her to win it all, but am I the only one getting tired of her “water off a duck’s back” mantra? Sweetie, if you have to keep saying it over and over again it’s clearly not rolling off your back.

      • StellaZafella

        I repeat the Serenity Prayer at least 3 times a day on average for the last 30 years of my sobriety…but now, instead of keeping me secure in my sobriety, it keeps me from punching other assholes in they’re sorry kissers!

        I blame the editors for making such a point of showing Jinkx saying her mantra under her breath to herself.

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

          THIS! Laughing so hard… Stella, can we be best friends? :P

        • Celandine1

          Love you so much Stella!

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

        She clearly has some anxiety issues. Mantras like that help people with major anxiety keep their cool, so leave it be.

        • Melizmatic

          It worked for Tina Turner.

          ^_^

          “Nam myoho renge kyo…”

          • kaydenpat

            And for the Costanzas (Seinfeld) with “Serenity Now”. LOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

        It’s also a tad bit too precious for me. It feels fake. She’s still a favorite and I will never condone what Roxxy has said to and about her, but I do kind of understand where the queens called her out for fake modesty. She may be playing the underdog role to her advantage, and if so, it’s a strategy that both works and feels a little yucky.

        • http://twitter.com/OceanBreeze1977 Rick

          I think she is mainly sincere, personally.

    • VioletFem

      I’m just glad Roxxxy did not win the challenge. I thought it was a real toss up between Alaska and Roxxxy and could see an argument for either one. Overall, I agree that Alaska had the best realized characters for each look demanded of her. Also, for the first time this season the lip-sync really had me on the edge of my seat, since there was a queen I was really rooting for. Jinkx really knocked it out of the park with that Yma sumac song. I hope she takes the crown home this season.

    • jjfg

      I agree with all of this post. You know I never liked Roxxy – I think she’s limited, compared to the others, to put it succinctly – but I never actively DISliked her until last night. And Ru can be so unpredictable with choosing her winner (see Sanchez, Tyra) that now I actually have to fear she’ll do the wrong thing next week. Crap. Thanks, Ru.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603005248 Jeff Warhurst

      Roxxxy comes across as a really stupid person just in the commercials (I haven’t been drunk enough to leave the tv on RPDR this season), and really she seems very unlikable. And she’s kind of “dirty whore” looking.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

        The ‘dirty whore’ schtick is something I think she could really sell as a drag queen, actually. Everybody loves a slutty queen! Instead she’s decided to play dirty instead of being delightfully dirty. Deflates all the fun.

    • MichaelStrangeways

      Still not a fan but will give credit where credit is due: Roxxy just posted a long apology on her Facebook fan page for her over the top nastiness last night. Kudos to her.

      • Melizmatic

        I saw a tweet of her apology.

        <_<

        Here's the thing; how 'genuine' is such an apology after getting read for filth by a fandom, for perpetually behaving like a insufferable bitch, really?

        To me, it just seems like damage control…

        In their own words, ‘sorry bout it’, Roxy.

        You brought all that fan-hate on yourself…

        • MilaXX

          THIS^ and can I tell you how over apology tweets and FB post I am? If you are genuinely sorry, call that person and tell them.

          • Melizmatic

            >>>” If you are genuinely sorry, call that person and tell them.”<<<

            This, x '1000'.

            Too little, too late… and entirely TOO FAKE, on Roxy's part.

            • MichaelStrangeways

              I’m sure there is definitely a PR aspect to her apology but it also has an air of reality to it. I’ve talked to more than one person who’s been on a reality show and they’ve all been shocked on how they came across…and, most of the smart ones did mention editing but also acknowledged that it’s tough to hear what you really sound like and how you come across until you actually see it on the screen. Often times, they think they’re coming across as a 2 on the personality scale when it’s actually a 10+.

              I’m still not happy with Roxxy but at least she admitted she went too far last night. Did Phi Phi ever really acknowledge how awful she was last year? (Except to whine about the edit…)

            • Melizmatic

              Here’s where I don’t buy that;

              Reality tv shows have been ‘a big thing’ for about 20 years now, ever since the first ‘The Real World’… who goes onto any of these shows these days not knowing that the producers and editors are going to do everything in their power to portray everyone in the worst light possible?

              As many others have stated, editing can only manipulate what you give them to work with… and let’s face it, Roxy gave the editors tons of resource material.

              To answer your question;

              No, I dont think that Phi-Phi ever did own up to her shitty behavior.

              IIRC all she did was make BS excuses…

            • e jerry powell

              I think she’s even ashamed that she gave them that much to work with, in fact.

              You have to wonder if the editors were thinking in terms of unintended consequences, like what happened to Jennifer Crisafulli after Apprentice season 2. The contracts say that the producers aren’t liable for damage to reputation and such…

              Clearly the contestants aren’t thinking about it.

            • Melizmatic

              >>>”Clearly the contestants aren’t thinking about it.”<<<

              Perhaps they ought to.

            • e jerry powell

              But truly, if they were thinking about it, they wouldn’t go on reality TV at all, and we wouldn’t have anything but scripted TV to watch.

              How awesome would that be, now that I think about it?

            • Melizmatic

              Exactly!

              *lolz

            • Sally Brownson

              But the kind of person who is willing to go on a reality show is either very sure that they can control the way they talk, or they think that their personality doesn’t need censoring. Sometimes they’re wrong about that. I think Roxxxy thought she was being funny and shady in the way people expect from drag queens, probably because her friends are nice enough to laugh at it at home. It’s hard to realize that your own perception of self is extremely different from how the world perceives you.

          • Linderella

            And maybe…don’t make it public. It should be between two people only.

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

            Jinkx certainly took it at face value… she accepted the apology and apologized for a nasty comment she made about Roxxxy, pointing out “sisters fight”.

            • MilaXX

              Oh I’m not saying Jinx should have accepted the apology, just that I think e-apologies are lame

            • Melizmatic

              Agreed.

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

          Yes indeed. A Facebook/Twitter apology is an I-need-to-save-face-with-the-public moment, NOT a “I fucked up and I regret it” moment.

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

            Or, it’s an “I fucked up publicly, I slammed this person in front of the world, so I want to make sure the world knows I was wrong about her” moment…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

          It totally could be, but I will say that Jinkx has publicly asked people to stop hating on Roxxy and even says they’re friends. Roxxy I doubt, I maybe believe Jinkx (unless she’s just being magnanimous).

          • Melizmatic

            Perhaps Jinkx was the bigger person and forgave her; who knows?

            Considering that the majority of the contestants still have to deal with each other after the competition is over, (for paid appearances, gigs, etc) it’s my opinion that that may just have been Jinkx being a consummate professional.

            Plus I heard that some of the more zealous fans of hers have been giving Ms Roxy the serious business on FB & Twitter, so it may have been necessary, in her eyes…

        • AnotherG

          I’m loath to discourage anyone from exhibiting even a hint of self awareness or contrition where it’s due, calculated or not. To be sure, we’ll have to see how she behaves in the future, if she means it and has a real Redemption of Roxxxy moment . . . or if she lets her insecurity get the better of her. Hell, even if she remains calculatedly civil, I’ll take it over ignorant bitchery, amusing as it can be when she cold-clocks herself with dumb remarks and gets lapped by other queens. Eventually that just gets sad.

          ‘Cause here’s a secret…I want to like Roxxxy. For all her shortcomings, she’s fierce as hell, can rise to the challenges, can be funny, and has talent. I would go see her perform. If she or Coco can get past their insecurity, open themselves up to references and styles they haven’t much experience with, can you imagine how amazing they could be?

          I dunno where this generosity of spirit is coming from tonight. Might be the leftover Easter chocolate I just had.

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

            Me too. A) I don’t like to hate people unless I have to. and B) She tries. That counts for a lot — Coco just threw in the towel every week while I think Roxxxy really gave it her best.

          • Melizmatic

            Excellent point; it’ just that too much needless bitchery with no actual ‘funny’ to back it up makes my ass start to get twitchy.

            Sorry.

            As far as Roxy goes, hell; I wanted to like her, until I actually saw her in (admittedly edited & manipulated) action.

            For months before S5 came out, all I heard on numerous boards and forums were 3 names;

            ‘Alaska Thunderfuck, Roxxxy Andrews, and Detox.’

            How awesome this one is, how fierce that one is, how they WERK.

            Well, hunty, maybe the fault lies with me because I actually foolishly bought into all that hype; the ‘season of the fish’ really did turn out more like day old trout, and I was so underwhelmed in comparison to what I had expected.

            Instead, who catches my attention early in ‘Meet the Queens’, but Jinkx; with a rap shtick that’s only freakin’ awesome , but also whom I initially thought would never go very far in the competition because of what I like to call the “Tammi Brown Effect’ (a queen being “too weird” or ‘too unconventional’ for most tastes.)

            And then drop my jaw if this heifer didn’t turn it and give it her all every damn challenge, and overcome every obstacle… except for this last one, but that still led up to that fabu LS.

            Yeah, it would be nice if both Roxy and Coco could let their egos go and stop getting in their own way, they could be beyond sickening; but change is hard and a person has to really want it and be willing to work for it.

            Like you said, only time will tell.

            Lastly;

            Chocolate = yum.

            ^_^

            • e jerry powell

              Twitchy ass. Hmmm…

              I feel old as hell; I can remember queens who actually WERQed back in the day, and the queens these days couldn’t haul their water, if you ask me. Amazing Grace, a real live drag stand-up comic. The FIRST CoCo (R.I.P.) who could out-dance Alyssa Edwards in her sleep. Sickening body queens like Maya Douglas, Kelly Lauren, Tandi Andrews and daughter Erica. Hell, Donna Day and Carmella Marcella Garcia worked out the big girl end of things sickeningly, even in the middle of a read.

              These children. They know nothing but want to claim it all.

            • Melizmatic

              >>>”I feel old as hell”<<<

              If it's any consolation, I feel like I was born 'too late…'

              *lolz

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

          She tweeted last night, during the episode, that she was being a total bitch, long before fans started in really.

          • e jerry powell

            Too bad that most drag queens can’t afford publicists, right?

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

      Also, Roxxxy did apologize for her comments about Jinkx TO JINKX on Twitter today, saying she was sorry for her comments and her bullying.

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

      Detox looked like a Dalek on acid in her Candy Couture.

      That’s pretty much all I have to contribute to this discussion.

      • AnotherG

        I’m good with that. +1 for the Who reference!

    • MarTeaNi

      The thing that has always struck me in these seasons is how much friction there seems to be between the so called “pageant” queens and the quirkier performers, because as far as I’ve seen the pageant queens simply aren’t as entertaining. It’s not enough for me if the queen made a convincing transformation. I can appreciate it from a technical standpoint, but it barely holds my attention long enough to get through a lip-sync. If you’re going to be pretty, you better be so god damn gorgeous that it causes brain damage NOT to look.

      I need more from my performers, in general. I want performers to make me think or laugh, I want them to be unexpected and I want them to have something to say other than “look at this thing I am doing.” Transgress, push boundaries, be witty, be insightful, be funny, be weird, but DON’T just rest on being subjectively “pretty.” I like that this show is pushing the performance aspects of drag more, because that’s what the most fun to watch.

      There’s a reason Demetri Martin is funnier than Dane Cook, and a lot of has to do with the fact that Demetri is weird and Dane just does what everyone else does. Repetition isn’t interesting. And in the end, the weaker ones end up stealing from the stronger, because they can’t imagine anything on their own.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

        Hmmm… I see what you’re saying, but I don’t think being a pageant queen is all about looking pretty. Pageant queens can turn out pretty amazing performances without throwing any shade. Latrice Royale, Dida Ritz, Bebe to a certain extant. Heck, Alyssa Edwards and Coco have really incredible youtube videos out there. It’s true that being weird, transgressive, and interesting are important parts of drag past and present. I love watching something new, something weird. But some drag queens are simply entertainers who dazzle and there’s nothing wrong with that. John Waters and Leigh Bowery types weren’t the only cornerstones of drag–the ballroom culture Rupaul references was heavy on ‘who can look the most fierce’ competitions. So there’s a foundation there, a tradition to be respected. My only problem is, as you say, the arbitrary friction between the groups. One looks down on the other for not pushing boundaries or being creative while the other scoffs at the lack of polish and being too odd. Can’t we all just get along? *buys everyone a coke*

        • MarTeaNi

          I’m speaking in generals for the show. The queens who have something to bring to the table besides being pretty don’t generally have the same friction with unusual queens. You’ll notice Latrice, Dida and Bebe didn’t really feel the need to constantly put down the “not pretty enough” queens. Latrice never put don’t Sharon for “just being spooky.” Alyssa often talked about herself as a dancer and choreographer, she didn’t self-identify so much a “pageant queen.”

          Also, Latrice and company weren’t necessarily “transgressive” but they WERE “interesting,” and often times they were also insightful, or witty, or unexpected. You don’t need to be everything but you need to bring something else to the table or you’re flat. You’re not a performer, you’re a table centerpiece. Manila is one that always struck me as not necessarily pushing boundaries, but visually her drag was usually very witty. Roxxxy, meanwhile, NEVER does anything unexpected. It’s just repetition, repetition, repetition. I can only watch for so long.

          The idea of being able to rest on a single facet of performance and tear down others who don’t measure to your standard in that facet seems to predominate pageant queens (probably because it’s generally easier in society to be “pretty” and not much else). And I still think if all you can do is be pretty, then you are also boring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.macleod Marcus Anthony Macleod

      Roxxxy Andrews actually apologized this afternoon on FB: https://www.facebook.com/roxandrews?group_id=0

      Roxxxy Andrews
      4 hours ago
      “ok let me address the issues of last nights episode…ALL TEA ALL SHADE!
      just so thats its out there and cause there is no explanation. if u
      feel like reading this than read. if not then i cant make you.
      did i
      say all the things on last nights episode YES! I am a pageant girl who
      is NOT new to competition. IT CAN GET VERY UGLY! We were so stressed and
      i let every little thing bother me and needed to
      shut the hell up. Im not going to make EXCUSES! the things i said and
      did WERE on the verge of BULLYING and just plain out HORRIBLE. Jinkx was
      my BIGGEST competition and scared the SHIT out of ME and it kills me
      that i would have done her the way i did. NO ONE DESERVES THAT! im NOT
      looking for sympathy nor anyone to feel bad for me. for the people who
      know me and have met me know exactly how against that i am and how much i
      go out of my way for people. i am a true believer of actions speak
      louder than words. Jinkx is an amazing person inside and out and is the
      exact opposite of me but JUST AS GOOD BABY! she was someone i never saw
      as a threat from as close minded as i was back then and ended up my
      BIGGEST competition! In life we learn a lot of lessons through
      experiences and i learned so much! we all have growing up to do and make
      MANY mistakes. some of mine just happen to be on national television.
      if i lost you as a fan i APOLOGIZE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! for i
      would have lost MYSELF as a fan from watching that last night. But i
      will do whatever it takes to prove to u all that im NOT that person! We
      all make mistakes.
      SO LET ME ANSWER ALL THE PEOPLES QUESTIONS….

      Am i blaming editing? NO because i had to say those things at some
      point… BUT, they Can put it anywhere they want in the show. regardless
      of what episode i actually said it in.
      am i ashamed of my actions? ABSOLUTELY!

      To some it up before its said again and again … IM NOT asking for
      everyone to read this and forgive me… but i do want you to know how bad i
      feel and ashamed i am. un like other queens im being compared to i DO
      have a heart and my actions were NOTTTT in the right whatsoever!
      i love u all and may god help me continue to learn from my mistakes and help me be a better person that what i saw last night.

      love u all
      Roxxxy Andrews”

      She apparently got A LOT of criticism from last nights episode on social media sites, and people have been calling her a bully. Just thought everyone should see both sides. I’m not a huge Roxxxy fan, I am actually rooting for Alaska or Jinxx to win, but she deserves a chance too.

    • MilaXX

      Roxxy does indeed need a big helping of STFU, but I have only liked Detox’s look once this season & that was her backless butt crack look. I am surprised and impressed with Alaska the most. For some reason I imagined a Roxxy/Detox/Jinx final 3. I still think final 2 will be Jinx/Roxxy even though I wish it would be Jinx/Alaska. I can’t shake the feeling that Ru likes Roxxy and unless she bombs horribly she ain’t going no where. Ionly caught a portion of Untucked but it was filled with Roxxy whining about how great pagent queens are. I don’t think I want to even bother seeking it out.

      • demidaemon

        I will say, despite the irritation of Roxxxy on Untucked and her desperate need to drag Detox into it (a success in this case), seeing JInxx and Alaska together and having Jinkx make some pretty insightful points was a bit cathartic, including the following:

        1) Roxxxy believes her kind of drag is the only way to do drag and anyone else’s style is therefore wrong. We’ve all sort of come to this conclusion anyway, but hearing another contestant make the point was nice.

        2) They did a puppet show with puppets of the judges and Jinkx ask the Santino puppet what she had to do to get him to want to f*** her was hitting pretty close to the truth there as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      I LOVED Jinkx’s wrow wrow pelvis gyrations in the lip synch. pretty much lost it XD

      • Candy Kane

        I LIVED for that! I seriously think that was the best lip sync performance they had and there’s been some great ones. I think this even beat Manila Luzon vs. Delta Work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I’m glad Alaska made it to the finals. As much as Jinkx has proved she’s the top contender, I still want Alaska to take the crown just because for being so naturally hilarious. In my honest and humble (not really) opinion, she has more skills to take it to the next level than Jinkx.
      Still, I would like to see that a true comedy queen like Jinkx can take the title, even if it would read as a too obvious storyline (being the “underdog” and constantly put down by one of the Mean Girls).
      As for Roxxxy… meh, I’m so over her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

      “For all her supposed insecurity, she [Jinkx] can be incredibly stubborn about what she’s doing. ”

      She’s never been insecure She’s always been committed- call it stubborn if you like. She’s a Character Queen and will remain a Character Queen no matter how many people willfully deny that style of drag. The only self invented Character Queens from RPDR are Sharon, Tammy and Jinkx. See a pattern? Think Varla Jean Merman.

      Two other Character Queens are Coco and Chad who do characters, not a fully realized persona they’ve invented.

      • MichaelStrangeways

        It always amuses me when the Pageant/Showgirl/Bar queens diss on Character/Comedy/Live queens and sniff that they aren’t real or important. Yet, name ONE nationally known pageant/showgirl/bar queen who is known outside the gay/drag community? Now, name nationally known character queens…Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Varla Jean, Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce…RuPaul, despite her glamour. And, the most popular/booked queens in RPDR history, to date: Pandora and Sharon.

        Pretty is nice and fashion is nice and “fishyness” is nice but in the long run, how many times are you gonna pay $$ to see a fishy queen in a sparkly dress and a breast plate lip sync to a Mariah Carey song when you can go see actually talented people put on a real show?

    • jtabz

      America’s Next Drag Superstar better be able to say the word “sequined.”

    • TooFunny

      To all those people making fun of Roxxxy you do realize that what you’re doing is the same as what you’re hating her for doing. Don’t get me wrong I dislike her attitude too. However, I don’t need to show it by being a bully.

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

        Sure you do! By your standards, you’re bullying us.

        • TooFunny

          Please elaborate on how I am bullying you. Because the last time I checked bullying is when someone says or does something to someone else just for the sole reason of making that person feel bad. In what way was I found that? Was it me calling those people (including you apparently) out on their bullshit? My point was that the people who are calling Roxxxy talented less, ugly, fat are calling her a bully, but doing the exact same thing. Hypocrites much.

      • DonnaL

        Criticizing someone for acting like a nasty, vicious person is not “bullying.” You sound like the people who say that calling someone a racist or a bigot is worse than being one.

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

          There’s a difference between “she was a mean nasty bitch” and “she’s fat”… the first is fair game, the second, not so much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

      For anyone interested, here’s Roxxy’s response to last night’s episode: https://www.facebook.com/roxandrews/posts/10151539587258329

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      How do you spell envy? R.O.X.X.X.Y. That’s what’s behind all that nasty bullying. She fears Jinkx. So out pops the baffling with bullshit. Ugh. I keep waiting for a ‘Showgirls’ moment.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556901765 George Mortimer

      Yes, you have said that all that needs to be said about Boxxxy Mandrews etc.

    • Io Vee

      Is anyone else beginning to suspect that “Roxxxy” has three Xs only because she doesn’t know how to spell?

    • Meelah

      I wonder what Roxxy was thinking as she was dissing Jinkx in the puppet challenge for not being a lip syncer but an actual singer when Ru Paul sings. How do you form your mouth to mock someone who has talent where you lack it? How do you make fun of someones cheek contouring when you spend time contouring a nose that does not require it and end up with what looks like a white dot at the tip of your nose. I really can’t with this person right now and if he wins I’ll be pissed. I want Jinkx to win but I’ll live if Alaska wins.

    • http://twitter.com/phreddd F. Eloy Vaughn

      I can’t let go of the low-rent Lainie Kazan look Roxxxy kinda lives in facewise. I LOVE Lainie, but I don’t love this.

    • Chartreusite

      Agreed about a lot of what was said. Detox has been pretty disappointing and I kinda wish that she managed to dig deep in the final stretch. She did alright last night, but at this point not-disastrous isn’t good enough, especially since the other queens were excelling in challenges. Then again, I doubt it would’ve mattered since it was her third lip-sync and against the invulnerable frontrunner of the competition. Jinx would have to Yara Sofia it for Detox to have stood a chance at that point.

      Anybody else felt like Alaska’s looks were a little underwhelming? As much as Roxxxy is known for it, Alaska does tend to go for similar dresses and hair each time too. That being said, she really did serve up two hilarious characters and a pretty strong couture showing, so I can understand the win, although I do think Roxxxy was a strong contender as well.

      Is anyone else tired of “water off a duck’s back”? I understand that the editors are trying to sell a storyline, but it’s gotten beyond enough for me that they keep trying to make the “Jinx is a underdog” thing happen. She’s a competent, cool customer (a little too much; I know this shouldn’t be an issue but she’s professional to the point where her drag-kookiness feels way too theater-kid, over-the-top to me) who’s been sailing through this competition since the snatch game, and at this point it just feels unnecessary. Maybe they’re trying to sell the Roxxxy v. her thing more? Are they trying to cast winner’s doubt? I do think she is the strongest left overall, and I can absolutely see her winning. At this point it probably is down to her or Roxxxy. As charismatic and fun as Alaska is, I can’t see her really wowing the judges enough to put her above the former.

      • http://twitter.com/hoynene hoynene

        i’ve been bothered by alaska’s underwhelming, monotonous visuals for a long while now as well. she gets away with her strapless gowns in a way that honey never could with her kaftans because she’s always got a character and a storyline to go with it, and she sells it well (charisma and uniqueness). i think at this point in the competition, jinkx has the slight edge over alaska in terms of the ability to surprise and wow us visually—though i think they’re neck and neck in terms of charisma, uniqueness, adorableness, humor, etc.

        (i’m not even considering roxxxy. blech.)

        • Chartreusite

          Definitely agreed. I absolutely have no problem with Alaska beyond her look as she’s the person left who I think has the most engaging and consistently “on” personality of the cast (Detox was probably the only other one I can recall, but that was buried underneath a whole lot of distancing from trying too hard in the competition). Jinx has definitely been more impressive visually as she does have some variety to her look.

    • miatamam

      So the question is…will Ru Darling allow a mean bitch to represent her brand as America’s Next Drag Superstar?

      • Chartreusite

        She already did 3/4 seasons ago.

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

        She let “Heather”/Raja win, and that clique was so nasty that Ru felt compelled to say something about it in the workroom. But unlike one-note Roxxxy, Raja was a fashion savant and took everyone’s breath away on the runway, and also Delta was a bigger bully. If a Heather can win, part of Rolaskatox could win, but it’s much more likely to be Alaska.

    • Linderella

      It pains me to say it, but I have a feeling Roxxxy is going to pull up from behind and win this whole damn thing. I’m still rooting for Jinkx, but she does have her flaws–and they begin and end with her fashion choices.

      • Donald Hite

        It seems like she’s getting the bitch edit… so I don’t know. It’s kind of a shame that Alaska and Jinkx are both incredibly likeable, charming, witty, and talented as performers, but both are really quite lackluster at the visual side of drag. Roxxy is definitely better at the visual (granted she’s a little one-note with her looks, but when she get’s it right, it’s a freaking bullseye…) However, she’s a nasty bitch with who has squeaked through most performance-based challenges based almost solely on delusional self-confidence.

        Let’s just hope the final challenge doesn’t involve ripping off a cloak to reveal a breastplate smashed into a cheap looking bathing suit… Cuz we know who’d win that… ; )

        • Sally Brownson

          To me, visuals in drag have two main components: the idea, and the execution. Roxxxy’s execution is very, very good, but her ideas aren’t very creative. Jinkx and Alaska have very hit-or-miss execution, but their ideas tend to be better than Roxxxy’s.

          • http://twitter.com/hoynene hoynene

            i agree so much! i don’t think roxxxy would have the balls or the brains to pull off a day of the dead look. she has her (big pink furry) box—and not only does she *not* bother to venture out of it, she throws shade at queens who dare to do so. enh. antithetical to drag.

    • Linderella

      Call me cynical, but if her vitriol had been edited out and we didn’t see it, I highly doubt she’d still apologize. This is a blatant attempt to save face. Now matter how many times she says the opposite, she IS asking for forgiveness.

      • pdquick

        It’s not an “I’m sorry if anyone was offended” apology, and that’s refreshing nowadays. Yes, she is asking for forgiveness. You don’t have to like her to forgive her.

    • pdquick

      Well, done, Roxxxy. That, boys and girls, is how you eat shit like a lady.

    • http://twitter.com/UtterlyCreative Sushy Gooroo

      I really have no clue what the hell happened in UNTUCKED. At first Roxxxy read Jinkx for filth, and all of a sudden they all bonded and told each other how much they adored each other. Was there some intervention of the producers in between that they did not show? Anyway, now that Coco is gone, Roxxxy gets the bitch edit, and it is not funny because there is no Willam telling her her tone is very pointed now. Alaskas strategy of not interfering seemed sort of wrong here, she should have moderated between those girls in heat.

    • RussellH88

      I don’t know if it’s been mentioned yet, but Roxxxy’s done quite a bit of apologizing on her Twitter account and even said she would stop being a fan of hers if she had to watch the episode. Not that I’m a huge Roxxxy fan, but I want to believe it’s sincere just so I don’t go into the finale with a searing hatred for another queen like I did last season with Phi Phi (who would have never admitted she was wrong, so we can at least say that for Roxxxy)

      • http://www.facebook.com/wesley.vanderwallen Wesley Vanderwallen

        I like knowing this, thanks :D I’m always willing to give a person another chance *-*

    • Alberto Galarce

      God… why can’t she write properly?

    • Sweetpea176

      I’ve been saying for weeks that Roxxxxy is delusional about her talents. I just watched last night’s Untucked and you know what? Detox is also delusional — about Roxxxxxxy’s talents.

      I also predicted weeks ago that if Roxxxxxxxxxxy made it in to the finals, it would be by Wendy Pepper-ing her way in — getting by with mediocre because someone else had a worse week. But really I think it’s the producer’s way of keeping people talking.

      • AnotherG

        Beware! Your X’s are reaching critical mass!!

    • Monica

      i like roxxxy. fuck it. she seems fun. this episode made me extremely uncomfortable watching her, however.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000849004904 Jack Artagan Mackenna

      Oh man, the amount of backlash Roxxxy is getting is wonderful. At least Alaska had the good grace to tell Jinkx to her face that she felt threatened.

      • Melizmatic

        Conversely, all the love Jinkx is getting is nothing short of astonishing;

        I checked out Amy Sumac at YouTube; the first page of comments on the video for Malambo # 1 is nearly over-flowing with praises for her…

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000849004904 Jack Artagan Mackenna

          Yeah, she was already pretty popular & I imagine she probably got a boost after that episode. If this competition was based on fan votes alone she’d have it in the bag.

          • Melizmatic

            I’m not surprised; I’ve watched clips of Jinx as Hedwig and some of her other stuff, and she’s very entertaining.

            I love it that she has an even bigger goal than winning Drag Race; she really does belong on Broadway… I hope she makes it.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000849004904 Jack Artagan Mackenna

              Seriously! Whenever I watch her videos I think “WHY aren’t you on Broadway yet??”

            • Melizmatic

              I know right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I think Jinkx overtook Manila as my all-time favorite queen with that lip-sync. And I do not for a moment doubt that Jinxk ditched that hoop skirt as soon as she figured out she’d likely be in the bottom–which seems more like a ploy to throw the audience off of thinking her win was guaranteed–and that her costume would work with her routine much better without it. There was something kind of flamenco esque about it.

      Also, I DIE for Alaska’s candy look–it looked literally like it was a floating.

    • thexstarsxalign

      I love this show, but the defining theme for every season seems to be that pageant queens are the top dogs and the creme de la creme of drag, while camp queens are written off as one trick ponies who could never handle the rigors of being America’s Next Top Drag Queen. But until I watched this show, camp queens were all I knew of, and I never heard of drag pageants before. I live in a major city and have seen plenty of drag shows, but pageants? Uh uh. No one has ever said to me, “Hey, I’m going to a drag pageant this weekend, do you want to come?” Where are they? How do I find one? I kind of want to go to one now to see what all the fuss is about.

      • http://twitter.com/TheNiallist The NIALLI$T

        It seems like many of the queens just view Drag Race as an extension of that circuit, the next step on the pageant ladder if you will. Roxxxy, Alyssa and Coco are good examples of that, cos it sure as hell seems like none of them have ever watched the damn show before.

        • demidaemon

          To be fair, Latrice also received her start in pageants, but she developed a persona beyond pageants. And, in Florida, she’s trying to be the head honcho of the pageant scene.

    • Denise, the Roxxxy hater.

      Ugh! Totally agreed. I can’t stand Roxxxxy. At first I thought she was pretty amazing… curves for days, but her attitude stinks. She’s a sore loser, and the fact that she puts down Jinx on a regular basis pisses me off. If Roxxxy can be friends with Alaska, who shares many traits with Jinx, why not treat Jinx with a little respect? I’m all for the elimination of Roxxxy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.may.549 Samantha May

      I definitely agree! And Jinkx is my pick for the win. As an aside, this is straight from the facebook page of Roxxxy Andrews regarding her attitude and actions:

      Ok let me address the issues of last nights episode…ALL TEA ALL SHADE!

      just so thats its out there and cause there is no explanation. if u
      feel like reading this than read. if not then i cant make you.
      did i
      say all the things on last nights episode YES! I am a pageant girl who
      is NOT new to competition. IT CAN GET VERY UGLY! We were so stressed and
      i let every little thing bother me and needed to
      shut the hell up. Im not going to make EXCUSES! the things i said and
      did WERE on the verge of BULLYING and just plain out HORRIBLE. Jinkx was
      my BIGGEST competition and scared the SHIT out of ME and it kills me
      that i would have done her the way i did. NO ONE DESERVES THAT! im NOT
      looking for sympathy nor anyone to feel bad for me. for the people who
      know me and have met me know exactly how against that i am and how much i
      go out of my way for people. i am a true believer of actions speak
      louder than words. Jinkx is an amazing person inside and out and is the
      exact opposite of me but JUST AS GOOD BABY! she was someone i never saw
      as a threat from as close minded as i was back then and ended up my
      BIGGEST competition! In life we learn a lot of lessons through
      experiences and i learned so much! we all have growing up to do and make
      MANY mistakes. some of mine just happen to be on national television.
      if i lost you as a fan i APOLOGIZE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! for i
      would have lost MYSELF as a fan from watching that last night. But i
      will do whatever it takes to prove to u all that im NOT that person! We
      all make mistakes.
      SO LET ME ANSWER ALL THE PEOPLES QUESTIONS….

      Am i blaming editing? NO because i had to say those things at some
      point… BUT, they Can put it anywhere they want in the show. regardless
      of what episode i actually said it in.
      am i ashamed of my actions? ABSOLUTELY!

      To some it up before its said again and again … IM NOT asking for
      everyone to read this and forgive me… but i do want you to know how bad i
      feel and ashamed i am. un like other queens im being compared to i DO
      have a heart and my actions were NOTTTT in the right whatsoever!
      i love u all and may god help me continue to learn from my mistakes and help me be a better person that what i saw last night.

      love u all
      Roxxxy Andrews

    • Jane_Lane

      I’m finally getting around to watching Untucked and it’s so sad to watch Roxxxy and Detox insist to one another that Jinx was just lucky. It’s grasping and pathetic and it’s getting old.

    • Cambel

      Roxy seems to have confused Drag Race with Project Runway. She keeps acting like being a seamstress somehow means she is a fantastic drag queen. Hey Roxxxy, Jinx can always buy her dresses, but you can’t buy talent and stage presence. Winning the show doesn’t guarantee you lots of bookings if people don’t want to see you. Just ask Tyra Sanchez.

      • Krafty_L

        Or ask Phi Phi O’Hara. She was tacked on to a drag show lineup with Sharon Needles (I think they have the same management company), and people were either yawning through Phi Phi’s performance, or openly mocking her. To paraphrase Chad Michaels, “We have seen very little of her” now that her season is over, and for that, I’m truly thankful!

    • Cambel

      One more comment. I heard that D-TOX is the first queen to refuse to do the Exit interview and go to the after luncheon with Michelle Visage. I don’t know if it’s true but some people who claimed that they were there said she just wanted to get out and wouldn’t do any of the after shoots etc..

      • Donald Hite

        If you mean the Elimination Lunch with Michelle, he did that (I watched it online)… I don’t know about the other stuff

    • kaydenpat

      Go Alaska!!

    • AnotherG

      Sahara v Shangela. Just watched again. I need to redefine my top LSFYL. (S2E1)

    • http://twitter.com/Mariaalisa Maria Blum

      I registered to comment just so I could say SHUT UP ROXXY!!!!!!! GO HOME!!! I never thought anyone would be more unlikeable than Phi Phi. I think I was wrong. There’s also a similarity in their incredible overestimation of their own “talent.”

      • Iroqhard

        Welcome! The things you say, they are true.

    • Iroqhard

      God, I would kill for a TLounge thread for RPDR. I have officially stopped watching Project Runway. RPDR is one of the only competition reality shows I still watch regularly, and GOD BLESS I need to live trash talk friggin’ ROXXY. SHUT UP ROXXY. God, Jesus, Muhammed, Isis, Great Mother, and Flying Spagetti Monster, someone needs to stand up to Roxxy and call her on her BULLSHIT. She is so bitter and jealous, and she finds the weakest gazelle in the hurd, and pelts it with tiny rocks. Jinx has such a love of performing, she needs to remember that feeling off of the stage. And shut Roxxy down.

    • http://twitter.com/BattyMamzelle BattyMamzelle

      I love Detox and I’m so pissed she’s gone instead of Roxxy, but was there really any question who won that lipsync? I feel like Detox didn’t do much of ANYTHING.

    • DJV

      As much as I love this show, I’m really sick of the way Ru has a habit of keeping annoying, overrated contestants like Roxxxy way beyond the time they deserve. Why feed their inflated egos when we all know they won’t win? They never make the show more interesting to me and I’m sure most viewers don’t stay tuned in to the show for their idiotic, immature behaviour.