RuPaul’s Drag Race: Big Buncha Snatches

Posted on March 25, 2014

You guys, we’re feeling really hurt and sad because of something that happened that we can’t recall but we’re really angry at you all for it.

But we’ll try to carry on. Even though you hurt us. Somehow.

 

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SNATCH GAME, BITCHES!

Maybe not the best Snatch Game in the show’s history, but enough queens brought their A game to keep it lively. To be honest, we don’t understand these queens who don’t have a game plan for this challenge. It’s the one you know you’re going to have to do, so why wouldn’t you have something worked out? It seems a lot of them planned for the look without giving a thought to the impersonation.

 

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But not this bitch. She BROUGHT IT. As we expected she would. It’s a comedy challenge and she’s a natural comic. The impersonation wasn’t what we’d call dead-on, but it was funny and she was committed to it the whole time. So much so that she stepped all over anyone else. Not that we had a problem with that. This is one of the challenges where Bianca’s kind of aggression is called for. We didn’t believe for one second that she didn’t know that Ru’s a huge fan of Judge Judy. There was more than a little smart calculation going on behind this performance.

 

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But this was kind of an underwhelming look. It’s Frumpy RuPaul.

 

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We were SHOCKED by this one. She nailed her character and was hilarious to boot. Never expected to see such a committed and precise performance from her. This was a superfan paying tribute in her own mean way. You can tell Bianca’s noticing the same thing Ru is; that there’s real potential here. And instead of being threatened by it, Bianca’s nurturing it by befriending Adore and lending her a cincher.  Bianca surveyed the room, decided there was no one playing on her level, and turned toward the one queen she thinks can give her a little run.

 

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But she didn’t quite bring it on the catwalk. Michelle was thrilled to see her in a cincher, but this just reads as generic drag, rather than a Ru attempt.

 

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Awkward.

 

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If someone that the judges really had it in for, like Pandora Boxx, did something like this, they’d read her beads and send her packing on the first plane out of town. Milk’s a cute club kid and to be perfectly frank, that’s the only reason he’s still in the competition.

 

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She tried, but maybe Aussies should stay away from Fran Drescher impersonations. It doesn’t seem to come naturally. Joslyn casually nailed the character in two words and a laugh. It’s a shame she didn’t give it a shot.

 

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This, on the other hand, was gorgeous. She’s a glamour queen, so it’s no surprise she can ace a “dress up like Ru” runway challenge.

 

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Oh, this kid. What a mess. There was some seriously sad and transparent attention-seeking coming from him, on a level that shocked even us, after almost 8 years of reality competition blogging. “You hurt me but I can’t remember how” is so jaw-droppingly LUDICROUS that your head has to be jammed pretty far up your ass for you to even think of saying it with a straight face. Adore was right to shut that shit down immediately. And when Gia tried to defend it, it only made her look dumb(er)(est).

Anyway, you need to be observant to do mimickry and as far as we can see, Laganja spends all her time trying to get people to look at her and none of her time observing or learning about other people. Hence the shitastic Rachel Zoe “impersonation.”

 

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Kind of Ru?

Whatever. We thought she had potential, but we’re seeing a lot of nonsense and only a little bit of talent.

 

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An appropriate choice, adequately rendered. No surprises and no real laughs. She should have pushed herself and done something much less expected.

 

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This was pretty fabulous, though. One of the best on the runway. She may be the most glamorous big girl the show’s ever had.

 

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The dumb playing the dumb.

 

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This could’ve been okay if she hadn’t screwed up her head. That wig isn’t very Ru at all and the wonky eye makeup was crazy distracting. She needed a kickass look to keep her out of the bottom after that shitty performance. This wasn’t it.

 

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Enh. We’re starting to really like Joslyn but she needs to be bolder. This was flat. So many of these queens don’t understand that the Snatch Game requires extreme personalities; not semi-literate reality show cast members. She really should’ve done Fran Drescher. Could’ve won the challenge on it.

 

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But we’ll give her this: she NAILED it on the runway.

 

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Another one whose insecurities are going to keep her from going all the way. At least she’s not attention-seeking about it the way Laganja is. Having said that, her frequent meltdowns and pout sessions are already old.

This “impersonation” was anything but. But hey; no Bey.

 

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SCARY makeup.

 

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She wouldn’t have been our choice for the win, but her performance was as finely rendered as Bianca’s and Adore’s. She got some really good zingers in and pretty much nailed a sort of cheap drag version of Dame Maggie. She played to her strengths and it paid off for her. We like her a little more each week.

 

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We think this had almost as much to do with her win as her performance did. She’s one of the few who really nailed the essence of Ru without trying too hard to turn herself into Ru. It was the most glamorous look she’s worn yet. And Auntie Ru rewards glamour; yes she does.

 

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In the end, these two messes got sent to the Lip Synch Pit and given a song they had no idea what to do with, since it’s probably older than they are. Neither of them managed to outshine the other, as far as we were concerned.

 

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But Ru was probably offended by that janky-ass wig and sent Gia packing. We admit, we’re surprised. That kind of bitchery is the stuff reality show stars are made of; especially when you combine it with a big mouth that just loves to say dumb shit all the time.

 

 

 

 

 

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    • RussellH88

      Snatch Game is easily the best challenge every concocted for Drag
      Race because it really tests everything. It tests transformative skills,
      humor, performing abilities, and quick wit. It’s like a full body
      workout for drag queens.

      This was actually a pretty solid Snatch Game (Season 3’s was probably
      the lowest point in the game’s history) but let’s get something out of
      the way.

      WHY WOULD YOU THINK SELENA IS A GOOD CHOICE, GIA? What is wrong with
      you? A drag queen portraying a singer who is primarily known for her
      tragic death? Is there any mechanism in her brain that said “This is not
      a good idea.” before Ru said something? And while she changed her
      plans, she chose a a celebrity who has as much personality as Selena
      does now. She was easily the worst of the night, offering nothing in the
      way of humor at all.

      Switching to the other bottom queen, we have Lasagna who is becoming
      my least favorite queen this season with her neediness to be the center
      of attention at all times (She’s thrown crying fits in 3 of the 4
      Untuckeds of which she’s been involved) and it’s even worse when she
      calls out a good friend and is then unable to actually pinpoint what was
      said and when to make her feel victimized. Her Rachel Zoe sucked, she
      just sort of acted like a robotic chicken and I don’t really even see
      how any of her lines could have been made funny. I will say that she’s a
      great performer, though, but I don’t know how well she could do if
      presented with a Lip Sync that’s a slower, more emotional song.

      And let’s finish the bottom off with Milk who is probably my biggest
      disappointment this season. Her performing leaves a lot to be desired
      and while her Julia Child wasn’t awful, her Runway choice was both
      ballsy and foolhardy. By trying so hard to be weird, she’s becoming
      boring. If she really wants to be a wild card, then she needs to be able
      to deliver on all fronts so then you really won’t know what to expect.
      Look at Sharon and Chad, who could so easily deliver different looks and
      characters to where you never knew what to expect from them.

      As for the safe girls, I thought Darienne was funny, Trinity was
      pretty boring and ripping off Chad Michaels didn’t help, Courtney didn’t
      seem to aim higher than safe, and Joselyn continues to surprise me with
      her humor and intelligence. She’s becoming one of my favorites.

      Congrats to Ben who really knocked it out of the park. When you’re
      going to do Maggie Smith, you really have to nail the physicality and
      those witty barbs, because there’s no crutch to the character. You can’t
      really just schitck it up with Dame Maggie. Her cheeky “Citrus” answer
      may be one of my favorite Snatch Game moments ever. She killed it.

      Adore was also a surprise. I was worried that she could slip into
      being a messy Anna Nicole (In a bad way), but she really nailed it. At
      first I thought she was relying too much on repeating things Anna Nicole
      said herself (“Like my body?”) but she was able to come up with some
      funny answers. Adore is really growing on me. She’s scrappy, but she
      really seems to watch this and is determined to learn and try.

      Bianca did the smart choice of choosing a celebrity that would allow
      her to really do what she does best. She wasn’t really playing Judge
      Judy, but she was able to give some funny lines and use her insult humor
      to work within the challenge. I’m really loving Bianca. I think some
      people see her as a bitch, but I think it’s really advice wrapped in a
      barb. She never seems outright mean-spirited. Just look at her reading
      Laganja in Untucked, it was hilarious and on-point, but there was some
      real advice in there. If you’re going to make yourself the center of
      attention, use some of that to build yourself up as opposed to being so
      damn needy. With her offering to help Adore, it seems like Bianca will
      help out a queen who wants to better themselves and learn, but when a
      queen gets defensive (Like Trinity) instead of being open, then it
      really gets on her nerves. She’s probably my favorite this season.

      • coco ebert

        I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Santino, but he was right when he said that the real surprise would have been if Milk had walked out in a glamorous getup rather than his usual schtick.

        • RussellH88

          Yeah, that’s how you can be unpredictable, be being able to give us anything and everything. If you’re schtick is being weird, then weird becomes the standard.

          • Eric Stott

            Milk is so defensive that i’m sure there’s insecurity behind it. I would bet she was taller than anyone in school and teased for it.

        • Zaftiguana

          Her response made me sad, because a truly creative and imaginative queen would know how to take glamour and make it work for her. Glamour can be clever and fun and edgy, too (Sharon and Alaska knew how to nail this). For someone who is playing up being such a free spirit, she’s actually putting herself in a bit of a box.

          • coco ebert

            Totally agreed.

      • BlairBear

        I think the right queen can play someone who is bit humorless if they handle it right. Didn’t somebody do a really funny Alecia Keys impersonation even though Ru tried to talk her out of it? I’m blanking on the name

        • RussellH88

          Alexis Mateo did, but she essentially created a different character and called it Alicia Keys, playing her a butch, pregnant lesbian.

          • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

            Thank you for bringing up Alexis Mateo’s brilliant interpretation of Alicia Keys. That’s thinking outside of the box in a great way.

            • oogabougga

              Second the thank you. One of the most memorable, and funniest, of all great Snatch Games bits – it immediately came to mind when I started trying to think of the best ones from seasons past.

        • VioletFem

          It can happen but it’s tricky, and probably more difficult. Although, I did like Gillian’s suggestion of playing Kim K by answering every question with a word that starts with K. That could have been clever, if Gia played it smart.

          • Jacob Bowen

            When she said she was playing Kim K I thought, “well, any OTHER queen is probably smart enough to make this funny”. The “K” thing was the MOST obvious choice, and her big black dick joke fell SO flat.

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

              Gia’s vacant expression was a perfect imitation of Kim in that Kanye motorcycle video. If only Gia bounced up and down in her seat during Snatch Game. Poor Gia is just not smart enough to do parody.

            • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              Gia’s not smart enough to be the next drag superstar.

          • Zaftiguana

            Or send her up as an example of every weird aspect of our celebrity-for-no-reason culture of which she’s arguably the prime example. Like when Ru asked how her baby was, I was waiting for her to play confused before remembering oh, right! I have a baby!

            • Linderella

              Exactly what I expected her to say! Like someone said earlier here, if we as viewers can think of the obvious lines and the queen can’t, they’re in big trouble.
              Plus…why wasn’t she taking selfies the entire time?! I’ve never seen a single episode of the Kardashians, and even *I* have seen the infamous “Kim, can you stop taking pictures of yourself, your sister’s on her way to prison?”

            • Zaftiguana

              Oh my god, selfies, right! Or show up in the middle of a twitter tutorial on extreme facial contouring, lol.

      • MK03

        Gia thought Selena was a good idea because she is an idiot. She probably had no idea she was murdered.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          The bluntness if that first sentence is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time, thank you. I don’t even mind that I snorted hot coffee up my nose while laughing.

      • VioletFem

        Milk wants to be seen as this weird avant-garde queen but doesn’t seem to have the vision to construct a very clear character like Sharon or distinctive style like Nina Flowers. If she wanted to do something “weird” she should have styled herself after early late 80s/early 90s Rupaul, when Ru was a club kid herself. Or if Milk really wanted to push herself, she should have tried for a Starrbooty Rupaul look.

        • RussellH88

          It shows a bit of ignorance of drag race history to dress as a man for the exact same challenge with Milan was read for doing the same.

          She really needs to mix it up.

          • AnotherG

            Also, remember how they read Alaska when she did that wierd Pee-Wee boy character? I think they’re pretty much giving Milk one. More. Chance. And Gillian Jacobs’ comment about those who say they want to stay true to themselves usually get sent home? Word.

            For the record, I thought Milk’s execution of boy-Ru was pretty good. But the clock is ticking, Milk, and Mamma Ru has just told you that you are now on the short list to sashay. Step it up.

            • Eric Stott

              It wasn’t bad, but the suit was crappy – sleazy material and poor fit – but not bad enough to be funny or ironic. It was also scary to see Ru with Milk’s eyes.

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

              I had to look at the pics above of Milk as Ru again. I am reminded of that creepy Six Flags old man dancing to Venga Boys’ “We Like to Party.”

            • Eric Stott

              YES YES YES!!!

            • VioletFem

              That is the EXACT same thought I had when she appeared on the runway. Not a good impression at all!

            • MilaXX

              I just posted the same thing upthread. Milk should be thankful none of the judges saw that either.

            • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              OH.MY.GOD

              Cannot unsee now!

            • Eric Stott

              really disturbing

        • Zaftiguana

          YES! She missed such a huge opportunity to do Club Kid Ru. I was sort of astounded.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I laughed and laughed when Ben wrote Citrus. Perfect delivery.

        • Cambel

          I would say that was my favorite line, but the funny lines just kept coming!

          • MK03

            I was really hoping he would slip in some McGonagall lines. How killer would it have been to hear him say “babbling, bumbling band of baboons” or “a lordly lion prepared to prance”?

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Oh can we also note how surprising it was that Gia even knew who Selena was? But yeah, Gia had the worst instincts for this one.

        • Danielle

          She probably got the outfit first, and someone said, “Ooh, that looks like something Selena would wear.” “Who?”

          • LongAl

            I can imagine this thought process happening.
            Gia: I’m doing Selena!
            RuPaul: Oh, so not Selena Gomez but Selena?
            Gia: *shit there’s been another Selena out there that isn’t Selena Gomez shit abort abort* Absoluuuuuutely.

          • Raspberry2012

            She’s an idiot. She’s one of those queens who just decides a Snatch Game character by picking a pretty one. Making them funny has nothing to do with it for queens like Gia.

        • MK03

          It was pretty obvious that she only knew about Selena because of the movie. Somehow, I don’t think she watched the whole thing…

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

      Did Courtney use the same cape Darienne did a few episodes ago?

      I was saddened by a statement that Milk made at the runway critique: that she is afraid to glamorize because she is afraid to be laughed at. Is that why she’s doing so many outrageously strange looks? To purposely cause a laugh?

      I would like to see two of the same character on the Snatch Game. It would be so interesting to see how that would unfold. Would that even be allowed, though?

      • RussellH88

        I think she does it because that way she’s in on the joke. She tries to be a joke so that when people life, she’s in on it.

        If she sincerely tries, then she’s opening herself up for criticism that she seems to be unprepared to handle. I think that’s probably why her go-to defense seems to be “This is my drag, I’m out there and I’m kooky”

        • John Larison

          I couldn’t help but think of the (hilarious) “His Love Makes Me Beautiful” scene in Funny Girl when Milk said that.

        • understateddiva

          It was mature of her to realize that the reason she’s so tied to her style of drag is partly due to her insecurity. I think she’s got a lot more to offer than pure shock value, but she’s gonna have to work hard to prove that very quickly if she wants to stick around.

          • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            Yeah, and at last I undestand what Ru means when she asks for “more vulnerability” on her queens: reactions like the one Milk had on stage.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        Isis Wings – they are a bellydance prop. Not surprised they work well for drag!

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

          And Miss Universe contestants.

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

      Also: is Laganja wearing her corset upside down on the catwalk?

      Hooray for the return of lovable and scrappy Adore!

      • DinahR

        I watched again this morning and … I thinks she is!!

        And speaking of corsets — cinchers, really — when Adore comes into the Lounge for Untucked, she goes to sit down for just a second she looks a little halted and awkward in the chair. I might be imagining it, it’s so quick. But I think she’s used to flopping down unrestrained. It’s cute.

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

          I saw that too. It’s hard work being a fully-dressed drag queen. Suffering for your art, I guess. Adore also had that comment on the runway about her heart being forced up into her mouth, or something like that, because of the cinching.

    • hughman

      “It’s a drag competition! It’s worse than being in fucking prison, for christ’s sake!”

      Oh it was brought all night by the fabulous Miss Del Rio.

      • coco ebert

        Adore was funny last night also. When she talked about impersonating Selena I cracked up.

        • Ramon Figueroa

          “I like pizza and I got shot by Yolanda.” Priceless.

          • Cambel

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Zaftiguana

            Right? I like that it revealed that she has some references. There are queens on the show who are book smart (Ben strikes me this way), and that’s definitely a plus, but to succeed on this show and out on the more major national circuit, you need to be pop culture smart, and not just about who’s on reality TV or the cover of OK! right this minute.

    • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

      I didn’t like BenDeLaCreme in the beginning because of her overly peppy drag persona, but she’s really grown on me. And honestly I thought her Maggie Smith was head and shoulders above everyone else! I don’t like Bianca in general but this was a perfect challenge for her. I did think she didn’t really go far enough from her own insult comic shtick but the look was definitely spot on. I still think Adore needs more experience just with the basics of drag (makeup/hair/clothes). Her performance skills are there, but you can’t get by with that alone.

      I wish they would have sent Laganja home instead. She and Gia are both bitchy drama machines, but Laganja is just unpleasant to watch whereas Gia is more of a “love to hate her” sort of queen and at least makes me laugh with things like “What’s a Delorean?”

      I need Milk to get her shit together because I want to love her.

      • coco ebert

        Yeah, Laganja has been the only queen this season that I actively dislike.

      • Introspective

        Jesus I wanna love Milk too!!!! but she is just not connecting the dots enough. I thought she was clever at first with all the genderbending, but now she seems to be over doing the weird minus the wit of say a Sharon Needles. So Ima need her to get her shit together, bring major glam next week and then bring something in her wheelhouse that is better thought out for the next wk. Make an impression or else you’ll be making a call for a cab hunty :(

      • LongAl

        The only way I can compare Milk to anyone is to Lady Gaga. Well, ARTPOP Lady Gaga. Trying too hard to make a shock impression and failing magnificently. Except Gaga has some method to her madness. I don’t think Milk understands that for her to make an impression that’s out-there and memorable and GOOD is to actually have a full realisation to it, like her Pinocchio look, or like Jinkx’s Dia de los Muertes look in S5 or the majority of Sharon’s looks in S4.

        In short, Milk: Give them glamour or go bigger. Or give them Milk-style glamour, I want to see that.

        • VioletFem

          I was just about to make the same comment. Milk is the drag version of Lady Gaga’ annoying affectation and sophomore art school antics that she is an “ar-teest”.

          • Eric Stott

            Even Darienne (one of the more even tempered queens) was pissed off

      • Kent Roby

        I was worried about Milk when she repeated most of her entrance outfit last week. I’m like, “Hunty, for realz, this season started one-and-a-half hot minutes ago, and you’re already going green with your looks?”

      • Zaftiguana

        “I need Milk to get her shit together because I want to love her.”

        Yeah. Sad face.

      • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

        Although Laganja is annoying and insecure she’s seems like a nice person. On the other hand, Gia is just plain rotten to the core. I’m glad she got sent home. I didn’t want to spend another season hating on a fishy bitchy queen. It genuinely detracts from my enjoyment of the show. And I think after PhiPhi and Roxxxy maybe Ru felt the same.

    • coco ebert

      I actually thought Joslyn was really good in Snatch Game.

      The edit this week brought out the softer side of Bianca. Not only the helping Adore with the cinching but for a quick second you see her helping Ben with his makeup and even her gentle chastising of Laganja as they walk out of the lounge was kind of sweet.

      I couldn’t believe Laganja’s histrionics. Girl, please.

      • Mary Nease

        Joslyn continues to surprise me. I think she’s a dark horse on this show- like she continues to give subtly good performances and I hope she gives us something over the top fantastic soon. I was pleasantly surprised by how actually wittily funny she was during Snatch Game. The “cumin” bit had me in tears.

        • coco ebert

          Exactly! Her look, witticisms, and general embodiment of the character was spot on.

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

          She needs to pull more lines from her confessionals in front of Ru, like the “what if there’s a vagina in there??”

        • Ramon Figueroa

          You mean Joslyn is a black horse.

          • VioletFem

            Hah!

          • Stubenville

            But not a one-way monkey.

            • Glam Dixie

              Or a Downward Debbie

        • AnotherG

          Joslyn has given me at least one thing to laugh out loud every episode. I am entertained. I hope she stays around for a while. “Gasp!” and “Cumin” are now legend in my mind. I didn’t realize that “Cumin” was some actual thing from the Real Housewives, but my roommate watches it and informed me. Girl did her homework.

          • Kent Roby

            I didn’t know that “cumin” was real either, but I swore off that mess of a show a couple of years ago. It makes sense, since Cookbook Author Teresa also said “ingrediences”.

            • Glam Dixie

              Ingrediences are very similar to Sequences, thank you Roxxy.

        • dashwoodstole

          She might be another Alexis Mateo. Not that I think they’re similar as such, but Alexis kept staying in the competition by the skin of her teeth all the way to the final three.

      • RussellH88

        I really think that Bianca is the harsh mom of the group. If you’re trying, then she’s on your side, but if you just whine and bitch, then you’ll get a lot of flak from her.

        Anyone can see that Adore wants this and sincerely wants to get better, which I think endears her to Bianca.

        • MK03

          YES. Bianca is never mean for meanness’ sake.

          • Montavilla

            Exactly. Unlike Roxxxy, or Phi-Phi, or Raven, who used their barbs to try and tear down their competition, Bianca’s using them to try and knock sense into these youngin’s. It strikes me as very NY approach. Nobody in the Big Apple has time for any kind of self-indulgence.

            • Kent Roby

              I agree, but Roy/Bianca didn’t get that approach from NY; she’s been consistent for many many years, way before moving from New Orleans to NYC (just a few years ago).

            • bxbourgie

              We (NYCers I mean) still want to claim her as our own and as a native NYer I can’t stand transplants. Bianca, however, can stay!

            • AnotherG

              I give Raven a bit of a pass for that, since, her barbs, too, tended toward accurate and non-delusional. Ruthless, but usually grounded in reality.

      • Eva_baby

        Yup. Joslyn is like a stealth contender. She’s flying under the radar now, but while her Theresa Johnson (Ha!) wasn’t over-the-top, it was good comedy.

        Laganja jumped over every single remaining queen to be the one that worked my nerve the hardest. Come on everybody hold her hand! She was so trifling. Huge contrast between her fake breakdown and Trinity’s real moments of vulnerability.

        I think Ben was much funnier as Maggie than Bianca was as Judge Judy. She took Maggie and used the imperiousness and the age and spun comedy gold. Bianca was just in character. Loved Bianca reading Laganja later, though.

        • RussellH88

          “I want the world to hold my hand”

          An adult man said that in all seriousness.

          AN. ADULT. MAN.

          • Raspberry2012

            I can’t even anymore with that one.

          • Ramon Figueroa

            Oh, I would hold her hand. And then hit it with a hot poker. My grandmother would have thrown a bucket of cold water at her.

      • MK03

        Joslyn was an unexpected joy. She pretty well nailed Theresa Jew-Dice.

        • SimpleSins

          And that’s pronounced John’s son.

        • Raspberry2012

          Do you know what she had that made it even more awesome? Did you see? She had her wig way down on her forehead to simulate Teresa’s almost non-existent forehead! I DIED, please tell me she did that intentionally!

          • MK03

            YES!!

            • Raspberry2012

              I’m so glad I’m not the only one who caught it, because if you’ve watched Teresa, you know that instead of a forehead (or like Tyra Banks, a “five-head”) she has a “two-head”! The wig way down on Joslyn’s hairline was GOLD!

      • Zaftiguana

        It felt to me more like the real Bianca as she settles in, rather than the Bianca that’s ON. ALL. THE TIME. And I liked it. She’s still dishing the tough love and the straight up bitchiness, and hooray for that. but she’s mellowed and is showing more of a whole human being.

      • BriBriSM

        I totally agree on the second episode I was ready to write Joslyn off like ok she’s dumb she’s going to rely on her look and so on and so forth. But each week she surprises me with her talent and her positivity and how kind she is. Definitely shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and I’m with you I actually liked her Teresa impersonation.

    • Bexxx

      Ru was really faced with a conundrum this week in putting the two biggest shit-stirrers in the bottom two. Apparently she decided to choose annoying and crazy rather than annoying and stupid to be the PhiPhi/Roxxxy of this season. I hope Adore lasts longer than Lasagna, she’s really growing on me, and it’ll be fun to watch her blossom as the season goes on. She’s endearing. Joslyn really is the “black horse” for me- not that she has any shot at winning, but if you had asked me in week one if she would be turning out consistently decent performances, challenge after challenge, I would have called bullshit.

      • Introspective

        agree that Joslyn has something there. Talent, plus looks, plus humor. She’s not first in line with any of those three categories, as certain other queens best her every time, but she’s got enough of each to keep her ass in the game.

        and girl that’s all you need to have a brand. no matter what, even if she doesnt win the prize, we all know her name, and so snaps Joslyn for being the little drag queen that could…

        • Harry

          aw oh my gosh, “the little drag queen that could” that is so perfect, I’m actually really touched, I love her

          • Raspberry2012

            That really IS perfect for her!

      • sojourneryouth

        Joslyn has more chops than we know, or really, than SHE knows. If she pushed herself a little harder and took more risks, she could be a real contender, plus she’s pretty glamorous in the looks she’s pulled together.

        • Eric Stott

          She could be playing the game of staying off the radar early in the game, then pulling a surprise.

      • Cambel

        That’s the issue, Joslyn was starstruck over meeting Courtney, but may end up doing better than Courntey on the show.

        I would LOVE to see Adore beat out Laganga. Laganga is an attention vampire.

    • W A

      Ben deserved the win. His Maggie Smith was unexpected and hilarious–“We originated the language” “Citrus? Can you imagine such a thing?” “Songbird” So funny and quotable! A full embodiment down to the Edwardian handwriting.

      • Raspberry2012

        “A libation with CITRUS!” I was on the fucking floor, I kid you not!

      • Kent Roby

        I was shocked at how funny Ben was as Maggie; he really nailed the essence of her character without having to rely on Downton quotes. So fun and unexpected.

      • http://www.paolathomas.com/ PaolaT

        Also as a Brit I can tell you that his British accent was pretty darn good.

      • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

        I was watching this on headphones in the break room at work and I was trying so hard to suppress my laughter during “citrus” that I just ended up crying instead. My coworkers must think I’m insane.

      • Zaftiguana

        I thought I was going to pee myself. I’ve worked “A libation with CITRUS! Can you IMAGINE such a thing?” into conversation twice today.

    • Fall

      I looooved Adore’s breaking the fourth wall with that side eye when Gia was basically sucking Lasagna dry. I was gagging.

      Milk needs to step it up. I get that club kid is what you do, and I feel really bad that she honestly doesn’t think she can pull off glamour, but come on. Ru isn’t going to wait forever.

      I’m starting to love Bianca more : ) she’s the cold unfeeling stepmother I never had.

      • dbs104

        Adore’s side-eye at the camera was one of my favorite moments of the night. It was so easy to miss, but it was exactly what we were all thinking.

      • VioletFem

        Totally missed the side-eye. Now, I’m going to go back and rewatch untuck.

      • alannaofdoom

        I rewound and watched that look to camera at least five times. Dear Internet, please gif this asap. Love, the world.

      • SimpleSins

        I wasn’t sure that was actually what I was seeing. I had originally assumed that it was a “hidden” camera as it’s hard to imagine that Lasagna wouldn’t be knocking down people to get to the seat immediately opposite it and pouted and glared her way through another episode of Untucked. Given all the other camera views, I’ guessing they can’t have them all hidden. In any case, I did give a hearty guffaw when Adore had her enlightened moment about how very crazy her buddy was.

    • hellkell

      I want Bianca to be my life coach. I love how she wants to compete so much that she’s like, “OK, if I have to raise a bitch up to do it, I will.” But for all her snark, there’s always excellent criticisms in there that the other drag queens would be smart to listen to.

      • sojourneryouth

        Truth! I am really beginning to respect her as a person, not just as a competitor. That was really kind, and proved that she wants to win on a more level playing field. I am so glad she showed this side of her personality because she was starting to shred my nerves.

        • Kent Roby

          She was so funny when telling Adore that she was giving her a waist cincher, while making Adore promise not to tell anyone that Bianca did anything nice!

    • Introspective

      Lasagna is sooooo annoying that even the cute turn as femme bot Ru could not save her from the bottom.

      Gia is too young and too empty to have enough tricks to stay alive in this competition. she is literally playing in the dark and bitch had to go home. shade and fish do not america’s next drag superstar make.

      Adore got me to really take notice of her this week cause she brought IT with her Anna Nicole- really funny and believable. Wasnt quite seeing what they/Ru saw in her cause she seemed lazy as fuck about her talent until last nite. Now I think she’s a contender.

      Bianca really won me over with the sisterly gestures. thank god, cause while funny, bitch was teetering on caustic and unlikable. and she SOOOO knew Ru loves Judge Judy. she really is an actress for pretending not to be aware. and these young queens are so dumb as to fall for it. STOP. bitch is a PRO.

      But Ben was everything this week. Ive been kinda loving her since day 1. she is a performer. Knowing in my heart she’ll be top 3 along w Bianca. that will be a great finale for sure.

    • Joe J

      Would it be too obvious a joke to say that Milk is rapidly souring? Gia’s makeup was terrible, but you could see Milk’s hairline from outer space fer Chrissakes. I was surprised she didn’t wind up in the LSFYL.

      Bianca continues to be my favorite – her “reveal is French for take-it-the-fuck-off” had me howling, and helping Adore cinch up was sweet.

      And I’m in the minority on this one, but I didn’t think Adore’s Anna Nicole Smith was a top 3 for me. She needed more in the boobs and a better wig, and a little less mush-mouth. I could not understand nearly anything that came out of her mouth, but what I did get I thought was funny (“Did I win?”). It wasn’t bad or even lower-tier of the remaining queens, but if I had walked in on this mid-game or if the sound were off I would have guessed a bad impersonation of Xtina just on the looks. I think I would have put Joslyn in the top 3 over her.

      • DinahR

        Yeah, I didn’t think Adore’s Nicole was that great either. For me it was just okay. The sexuality and beauty weren’t there for a ‘Guess’ era Nicole and if she were doing a later era Nicole, then she needed some padding … and still more sexuality. And still a better wig. And when I can’t tell what you’re saying, I don’t know if your funny. But she wasn’t terrible either. Just middlin’ for me.

        • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

          I figured she was doing a very late era Nicole, of “TrimSpa Baby!” fame. That’s the Nicole she’s probably the most familiar with, given her age.

          • MK03

            Well, to be fair, that’s the Anna Nicole most people are most familiar with. And the one best suited to this challenge.

            • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

              Agreed.

          • Raspberry2012

            That’s what I figured too – skinny “TrimSpa Baby!” era.

          • MilaXX

            THIS. It reminded me of her commercial for trimspa

      • Cambel

        My only defense of Adore’s delivery was that towards the end, and espicially on her show there were times when Anna Nicole was literally un-understandable. lol

      • StillGary

        I think she would have won it doing Miley Cyrus!

      • Eric Stott

        Go ahead with the joke- Darienne said Milk had passed her sell-by date.

    • Bexxx

      I also loved when Bianca read Lasagna for that attention-seeking-ass turban.

      • Kent Roby

        And reading Tiffany for changing wigs like Chad Michaels did.

        • bxbourgie

          I don’t know who Tiffany is, but I’m gonna upvote your comment anyway, cause I chuckled. :D

          • LongAl

            Just goes to show how memorable Trinity is.

          • Kent Roby

            Oh, shoot, what’s the name of the one who did Nicki Minaj (the one who thought that Santino’s imitation of Ru was making fun of her lisp)? I thought it was Tiffany; Trinity perhaps? Ha, now I sound like Bianca, “And what was your name?”

    • zenobar

      I was literally reeling with laughter at Ben’s Dame Maggie. She was magnificent. Those facial expressions were EVERYTHING.

      • Synnamin

        She really was. I was totally not expecting it, too, since Downton Dame Maggie is all about the very quick comebacks and fierce, cutting wit. I hadn’t really gotten that from BenDeLaCreme before, but now she has my attention.

    • Ramon Figueroa

      For saying yet again that drag is men dressing as women Gia deserved to be slapped by every person who appeared in “Paris is Burning.”

      • hellkell

        Hopefully after this, she’s been schooled on drag queens, kings, faux queens and everything else. Homegirl desperately needs an education.

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

          Maybe RuPaul’s next project should be a long, multi-part documentary on drag.

          • RussellH88

            Maybe they could have a makeover challenge with Drag Queens, putting the woman in their style of drag while having to take on the Drag King style of their partner.

            Since there always seems to be a family-connotation with the make-overs “Drag Mother, Drag Daughter, Drag Sister, etc.” they could try to make it to where they need to be a Drag Power Couple.

        • Dandesun

          Would it take? She is young enough to remain ‘secure’ in her own personal and narrow vision. There may be those willing to school her but you can’t get a bitch to absorb it if they don’t want to.

        • Mary Stone

          “what’s an education??????”

      • Joe J

        Yeah, I was a teeny bit sad to see her leaving – for about two seconds – until she said “you’re all dudes”, or whatever, to the queens. Then it was a non-stop pouring of vitriol, like raw sewage from a Jersey drainpipe. No tears at seeing her sequined ass get a boot in it.

        • VioletFem

          Yeah. I was confused by her send-off. “You’re all dudes” Well, duh. They’re drag queens, not transgender.

          • LongAl

            I’m really not sure she gets the point of drag, really.

          • rarero

            I hope that doesn’t bring up the trans-phobia debacle last week, after the “female or she-male” mini game

            • VioletFem

              Yeah, I really did not care for that game.

          • DonnaL

            Does Gia not see herself as a “dude”? I haven’t seen anything suggesting that she identifies as trans.

          • http://dalelazarov.tumblr.com/ Dale Lazarov

            That’s a fact, not a read. :-D

      • rarero

        I still would pick her over Laganja for elimination. In fact I am sort of sad She is gone, She was great television.

      • Kent Roby

        I think that he is so delusional that he thinks of himself as really being “female” (I think he called himself “Tilapia” when he first arrived, yuck), and is nasty enough that he thinks that calling the others “dudes” or whatever was a really big slam. I literally laughed at him telling Laganga in Untucked to fix her bottom eyelash, all while looking through his own wonky eyelashes. I’m glad Ru didn’t keep her “pet” Gi-gi-gi-Gia around longer for conflict’s sake.

      • somebody blonde

        You know what’s super depressing? Most of the featured people in Paris is Burning are dead now.

        • Zaftiguana

          …Why’d you do me that way today, somebody blonde?

          • somebody blonde

            Sorry. I admit that it bothers me a little that everyone just assumes that everyone who was alive at the end of the movie is still alive to do things in the present, because no one cared enough to look up what happened to them later. I looked around after the first “reading is fundamental” mini-challenge in RPDR because I wondered if Ru would maybe have someone like Pepper Lebeija or Willi Ninja as a judge at some point, because it would be an obvious thing to do. But very few people who were in it are still alive. I also think that pointing it out demonstrates better than any statistic that lower-class queer (especially trans) black and latino people have a much lower life expectancy than basically anyone else. I guess the main thing is I wanted to get it off my chest to other people who might care.

            • Zaftiguana

              I don’t think people assume they’re all alive (even of those who survived till the release :( ). I was just teasing you about the difference between knowing that many of them have passed and having someone say, “Hey, bee-tee-dubs, think about it, most of these people are dead!” But I understand what you were going for.

            • Ramon Figueroa

              I know most of them are dead. There was an article
              in the New York Times about that many years ago. It tells a horrific story
              about Dorian Corey (whom I loved in the movie. I have adopted her philosophy:
              “You don’t have to bend the world. It is better if you just enjoy it. Pay
              your dues, and enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray
              for you.”) which goes to show how unprotected the lives of the people in
              that movie were (in case the murder of Venus Xtravaganza didn’t drive the point
              home for you). I have a documentary, “How Do I look,” that shows
              the world of the balls continuing after Madonna’s incursion. It is rather
              fabulous. The science fiction categories are crazy, and voguing has gotten even
              more extreme and athletic. Too bad it never got a wider distribution. I want
              the ghosts of Pepper La Beija, Dorian Corey, Octavia St Laurent, Willi Ninja
              and Angie Xtravaganza to rise up and bitch slap some sense into Gia.

            • Zaftiguana

              “If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you” should really be on more t-shirts.

              I did have to give it up to Gia just a little for bringing the vogueing, of which there’s been far too little on the show over the seasons, but it really just made me wish Nina Flowers was back on.

            • Ramon Figueroa

              I still miss Nina, the love child of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. She should have its own photo book, one of those Rizzoli luxurious tomes.

      • Zaftiguana

        Yes, but it was worth it because of how hysterical it was to watch her trying to read someone else’s drag while her right set of eyelashes was frantically trying to escape her face.

        • demidaemon

          I know. In that last shot, in front of the mirror: PRICELESS.

      • understateddiva

        As much as I enjoy her, Darienne seems clueless about the variety of drag out there as well. “I was giving you Adele at the Tonys and you are giving me pregnant Phyllis Diller”. Is it me, or did she just read herself with that comment?

        • Zaftiguana

          Lol, that’s kind of exactly what I thought.

    • Alex Gabriel

      I love me some Bianca – God knows, I do – but I think you consistently underestimate DeLa in her favour. They’re both amazing at what they do, and those were two of the best Snatch Game impersonations ever, but DeLa’s was effortless in a way Bianca’s wasn’t. Both made me gag, but Bianca’s felt a little laboured by comparison.

      • RussellH88

        Bianca was smart enough to pick a celebrity that would allow her to stick to her strengths, but I think that Dela really became Maggie Smith. She was amazing.

      • understateddiva

        you nailed it on the head!! I find Bianca exausting.

    • Mary Nease

      Even though she was pretty flat this week, I’m really loving Courtney Act as a person. Like so many queens default to being bitchy and body snarky, she’s just so genuinely kind and body positive. Like when Adore was was complaining about her proportions and Courtney was like, “Maybe your body does have weird proportions… but what does it matter?” And then her remark earlier this season to Darienne about how she’s perfectly fine the way she is now. It’s just seems so surprising to find that type of kindness and body positivity on this show, and it’s so refreshing.

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

        Courtney is a class act. Reminds me of Tim Gunn.

      • RussellH88

        I remember Carmen had a similar attitude. She said that she didn’t understand why Delta was so hard on herself, because she’s sickening and she actually picked Delta first for the Exercise challenge.

      • coco ebert

        She was also genuinely sweet and supportive to Trinity. I don’t think you can fake that, even though Untucked is edited to hell and back.

        • Zaftiguana

          It was really sweet that she seemed to be genuinely trying to figure out what was going on with Trinity, and she probably nailed it when she said that her status was getting in her head. I felt for her this week. She seems to have put pressure on herself to do well not for herself but for all poz people, and that’s A LOT.

      • Harry

        Love love love Courtney and her body poz talks, she is so kind

      • anyalama

        Im completely in love with Courtney Act. I want her to be my BFF!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

        It’s always hard for me to realize that drag queens could have body issues as well because drag has taught (and continues to teach) me to deal with my body issues.

        I’ve been doing video “drag” (it’s hard to explain since I am a biological woman portraying a woman with a terrible wig) for two years and have found it very empowering to take my large body and show what I think sex/high fashion/beauty. It meant a lot when Courtney told Darienne that she’s fine the way she is and the friendship Delta had with Carmen.

        • DonnaL

          Trans women are “biological” women too. What with being carbon-based life forms and all! Seriously, most trans women I know get really annoyed by that term, and its implication that trans women are women only by “unnatural” means. As if they’re made entirely of silicone.

        • VioletFem

          If you want to differentiate between transgender women and non-transgender women, then the widely accepted term is cisgender for women that are born female and identify as female. I’m sure you meant no harm by it, I just thought you should know .

          • DonnaL

            And some people like to avoid saying that they were actually “born” male or female — especially if they now identify otherwise — so that a trans woman, for example, might say, instead of saying that she was born male, that she was assigned male at birth (AMAB).

            • VioletFem

              I’m aware of that too.

            • DonnaL

              I figured you probably knew that; I posted it in case anyone else might be interested.

        • Zaftiguana

          I can totally see why a watcher of this show especially might not know or might mis-speak since Ru does the “biological woman” vs. “psychological woman” joke pretty frequently, but you and I are cis women, and we AND all of our trans sisters are biological women.

    • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

      It’s feels great when the winner is someone you love and the loser someone you can’t stand.
      DeLa, Bianca and Adore were great; I like Joslyn a little more each week; I’m still rooting for Milk even though she has yet to impress me (I like the idea of Milk more than the actual execution).

      • NinjaCate

        Joslyn is really sweet. Not my favourite drag wise, but she seems so genuinely nice that I want to be her friend.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Milk on instagram/other social networks KILLS me with her look, it is SO great! I wish it would show on the actual show!

        • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

          Her looks on the show might not be her personal best, but that’s not what’s lacking (in fact, her fashion is the reason why she’s still in the competition). What she desperately needs is a personality and confidence boost. It seems that she overthinks everything she does and she just needs to pull an Elsa and let it go.

      • Cambel

        You NAILED it, The idea of Milk more than the actual. Perfectly said.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      > read her beads

      Adding this to my Rolodex.

      To do a character, this is all anyone needs to know: What is your character’s game? What is the filter that character sees everything through? Ben came up for one for Dame Maggie – old fashioned and fussy. Every question that got lobbed her way went through that filter and because he knew what to do with it, he could come back with an answer that was consistently funny. Same with Bianca’s Judge Judy. Possibly not as much with Adore – that was definitely superfan channeling the dead. This is why Ru drills them in the work room. Have an affectation, know your filter, add a look. Instant Snatch Game ready.

      Queens. Take an improv class. It’ll do wonders for your Snatch Game. If you have no time, I will coach for drink tickets.

      • VioletFem

        That is a smart analysis of how to play the Snatch Game. Seriously. Every wannabe RPDG contestant should read this comment.
        Also, Rita Beads would be a great drag name! And the queen that takes on that name better have the skills to back it up.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

          Bowing to you right now.

        • Linderella

          My drag name (even though, y’know, I don’t actually do drag) has always been Rita Newspaper. Rita Beads is the first one to make me reconsider it.

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

            Serena Cha Cha would like to recommend to you “Rita Book.”

            • Linderella

              I am laughing SO HARD right now. That is priceless!

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

              Also, following her own advice, she could change her own drag name to ‘Retta Book.

      • Dandesun

        That’s a good clear way of looking at it. Usually Ru just says ‘How is [your character] going to be funny?’ or ‘How can you make [your character] funny?’ I suppose it’s a similar idea but it seems to really trip a lot of the girls up. Of course, even in season six you get a lot of the girls (particularly the younger ones) who just go for a LOOK or an IMAGE and don’t consider that there is going to be interaction involved.

        Out of everyone, I honestly think that Gia was the one who really struggled with the concept the most. Laganja’s Rachel Zoe wasn’t good but she was trying for something specific. Julia Child is a character that would answer everything through either France or food, that’s a concept. Trinity, I think, struggled a bit, too… but also had a better idea of what to do than Gia did. She didn’t pull it off but Gia’s the only one that I thought really had no concept behind what she was doing at all.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

          I think Darienne suffered from this as well. She looked the part and had part of a filter. What makes for interesting characterizations is to have at least two things cooking – Ben again as a great example – old fashioned and fussy. Old fashioned can mean a lot of things, but you anchor it with fussy, and you have a lens.

          Milk looked the part, but Julia Childs needed a lens beyond (clunky) food related answers. To take it beyond obvious, she could have done “flirty, foodie, French”.

          Doing a character is like being a bride – you need something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

          • AnotherG

            Julia Child could have been amazing. When Ru asked Milk how he’d make her funny, I was stunned at his befuddlement: there’s just so much to choose from! She was, herself, charming and funny to start with, but then top it with various affectations that are ripe for the choosing. He could have picked bumbling, mildly besotted, lusty, slightly senile, dyspeptic, etc. Also, he had a rolling pin prop, but didn’t really use it. Add some floury arms, play-doh, and a wine bottle, and he could’ve had a backup sight gag.

            • J. Preposterice

              This is a thing about Milk — he’s SO unable to back up his decisions, so unable to defend a concept or a character. You saw it with the pregnant look (come ON, Milk, how did you not Fanny Brice/Barbra the hell out of that, what is WRONG with you) and again with Julia. THINK about it, Milk! Or else I’m gonna start to suspect there’s nothing in your head but squashed flies.

            • somebody blonde

              I don’t think the problem is that she’s not thinking, it’s that she’s not very articulate. She’s probably been kind of shy and socially awkward her whole life, trying to figure out ways to explain herself to other people that will make sense to them and failing. I wasn’t absolutely sure of this characterization until last night, when she said that she didn’t want to do glamour because she wanted to be in on the joke. I still appreciate her for the creativity, even if she doesn’t have what it takes to get to the end of the competition. We haven’t had a wallflower as the next drag superstar for any season, and I doubt we’ll start this year.

            • J. Preposterice

              I agree she’s not very articulate, but also, the pregnant look wasn’t well thought out. It screamed for Babs makeup, for example, and Milk just…didn’t do it. Why? I don’t know. But that is where a more thoughtful queen would have taken it.

            • somebody blonde

              Well, she did do a Phyllis Diller wig and makeup, which made sense to me since the lady did have 6 children. It’s just that she doesn’t seem to be a good enough makeup artist to make someone immediately understand that she was Phyllis Diller.

            • Zaftiguana

              Three words; Drunk. Julia. Child. Bordeaux bottle in one hand, and the glass in the other.

          • MilaXX

            It’s probably before her time, but she needed to channel Dan Aykroyd on SNL doing Julia Childs. Bonus points if she had some fake blood and cut off a finger or even just bought a fake chicken prop and was trying to stuff and cook it during the game.

            • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

              The fact that we can watch videos on our phones means that “before my time” has passed from being an annoying excuse to an irrelevant one. I am pretty sure one of the first searches I did on Alta Vista was for The Brady Bunch Kids cartoon show.

            • Skippymom1

              THIS! So much this.

            • somebody blonde

              But you have to know something’s there to go look for it, even if you can play it on your phone. Like now I’m aware of Dan Aykroyd’s Julia Child impersonation (because I read these comments), but before, it would never have occurred to me to search for it because I didn’t know it existed. It’s pretty far down on the Julia Child autocompletes on youtube, so except for this random internet comment, I probably would’ve blithely gone through life not knowing about it.

              I think people should remember that just because history is so easily accessible does not mean that bits of pop culture from before young adults were born necessarily come up any more often than they used to in a person’s life. I mean, every episode of Fibber McGee and Molly has been on tape and out there for years, but I’m betting most of my parents’ generation haven’t listened to something that they wouldn’t be aware of unless their elders pointed it out as hilarious.

    • Eva_baby

      Gia’s wonky eyelash needed it’s own LSFYL

      • MK03

        Or its own Twitter.

        • Mary Stone

          I’m sure @giaswonkyeyelash is a thing by now…

    • MK03

      You know, Gia, you could have been graceful in your exit. But you just had to be the rude, nasty, petty mean girl until the end, didn’t you? See ya, sweetie, you won’t be missed.

    • VioletFem

      Laganja – DELUSIONAL. I wan
      Bianca – I knew her game would be on point. She picked a perfect persona to portray for the snatch game. And she was hilarious to boot! I can’t wait to see her read the other queens when the library open.
      Ben de la Creme- Officially one of my top three faves, and she did not disappoint. I’ve never watched downtown abbey, so I can only assume that her impersonation was spot on. All the same, she was definitely one of the funniest and totally deserved the win.
      Adore – Surprised me. I had no idea she could be this funny, and I am now starting to see why Ru still seems to be supportive of her. She now seems to be a real contender.
      Joslyn – Oh man, talk about a missed opportunity. Her Teresa impersonation was just ok, but her Fran Drescher was spot on! She could have one the game with that role instead.
      Milk- for someone who prides himself for being weird and favoring a style that is off the beaten, he sure is boring. He was completely clueless during the Snatch Game and I would have preferred to have seen him in the bottom 2. This episode should be her wake-up call for her to improve her game or she’ll be sent home packing shortly.
      Trinity K bonet – Also really boring during the Snatch Game. He spent more time switching wigs than thinking of clever (or any) answers. If you’re going to copy another queen’s schtick, you need to put your on twist on it and improve it. I’m also over his sour mood.
      Dariene – was just fine, she definitely picked the safe route for the snatch game. She had a defined character and even managed to get in a few jokes, but was still out-shined by the superior queens (Bianca and Ben).
      Gia – boring.

      • MK03

        Laganja needs to go next. I am so over her and her meltdowns and clumsy attempts at manipulation and bleating those catchphrases non-fucking-stop.

    • MK03

      Seeing Ru read Gia was fucking delicious.

    • http://www.ueberdesuper.net/ Ueber de Super

      Sorry but Milks drag (except the really great Pinocchio outfit) looks to me like Norman Bates impersonating his mother. You can do genderfuck and eccentric characters and still be somehow glamorous. Next one to go unless Trinity or Joslyn fuck it up big way. The competition comes down to Bianca, Ben, Adore and Courtney. This episode had a lot of character building of both Ben (talking about his childhood) and Courtney (who was honestly trying to support Trinity). I think this season is much better than season 5 because the one queen who is absolutely obnoxious (Laganja) really gets it, unlike Coco and Roxxy last season.

    • Dandesun

      Joslyn continues to delight me. I thought her Snatch Game was plenty funny and her talking head Fran Drescher as well. That girl’s got some serious comedic instincts. And still such a sweetheart. Luv huh. Such a sweet little kitten/ball of glitter! She’s absolutely my black horse… I never expected much of anything from her.

      I actually think this was one of the stronger Snatch Games. Usually it’s two really good performers and then everyone else. This one had good showings from Bianca, Ben, Adore, Darienne and Joslyn. I really didn’t see enough of Milk’s Julia Child to know whether it might have been better given that she had the intro and the one answer… it may have been decent enough. Who knows? But Milk strikes me is one who thinks a concept through rather than a rapid-fire, think on your feet kind of girl.

      I did think her coming out as Workroom Ru was gutsy. Yeah, it’s expected of her but, at the same time, it’s still a gutsy move. And I did find it kind ‘awww’ when she was talking about how trying to pretty herself up would make her not be in on the joke… she would be laughed at rather than being the one to laugh first. I mean… damn.

      Laganja and her passive-aggressive crap. I have to say I loved the editing in Untucked where you had Bianca, Ben, Milk and Adore all rolling their eyes at Laganja’s bullshit AND Gia’s enabling.

      • Linderella

        We’re still of one mind re: Joslyn. Hilarious! I don’t even watch the Real Housewives, but I knew who her character was inside and out, because she portrayed her so precisely. She brought it. I’d have put her in Top 3 over Bianca in a heartbeat–and her runway was better, too!

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I became a HUGE Adore fan after this episode, and Ben definitely grew on me too. Still fully team Bianca, but it’s nice to see that some of the other queens can keep up with her if they try.

      I’m also digging the editing this season–I loved season five a whole lot, but the whole “EVERYBODY GETS A CHALLENGE WIN PERFECTLY CATERED TO THEIR TALENTS!” all Oprah style got a little tedious. It’s nice to see a little less storyline and a little bit more competition this season.

    • LongAl

      Lasagna… What on Earth is wrong with her crying jag every single week? I keep looking in shock at her age every time it comes up in the confessionals, she’s just a spoilt toddler! She tries to find so many ways to make herself the victim; thank god for Adore and Bianca not taking any of that shit!
      I am praying for Bianca and Adore to make an amazing team in the future! I was a massive hater of Adore until this week, because she finally started using her talents instead of coasting by on being ‘adorable’ (which, gurl, no). Her Anna Nicole was perfect, so funny!
      Adore, Bianca and DeLa were definitely the best Snatch Games, with Bianca and Adore maybe doing slightly better, but the runway is really what drove DeLa to the win.

      Bianca, Courtney, and BenDeLaCreme for the top 3, with either Adore, Joslyn or Darienne behind. So glad the cooze went this week with her janky eyebrow and ‘holier-than-thou-because-i’m-fishy’ attitude. Just cos you look like pussy doesn’t mean you can be a cunt, sweetie. Lasagne and Trinity to leave soon please, along with maybe Milk if she can get herself some personality and reasoning behind her drag.

      • demidaemon

        I have a feeling that Courtney–going by the first challenge–may crash and burn if she makes it to the drag ball challenge. Depending on who is left, she could either make it by killing the LSFYL or be knocked out at that point. It almost happened to JInkx and Chad, who were also top notch performers.

      • VioletFem

        Lasagna… What on Earth is wrong with her crying jag every single week?

        GUARANTEED camera time, that’s what. Everything, she does comes off as calculated to have as much attention showered on her. All the other queens were smart enough to see right through her antics (except for Gia who totally seems to fall for it)

      • Cambel

        “”Just cos you look like pussy doesn’t mean you can be a cunt, sweetie.””

        LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MK03

      I think I’ve got Lasagna figured out: She’s not happy unless she’s a victim.

    • NinjaCate

      I am SO, SO done with LaGanja. I’m over her. Are you even allowed to be that sensitive asa drag queen? At least when Trinity throws a fit she knows what it’s about. And even though after they played it back, I could see how Trinity was upset by Santino’s slurring, and also understand that he was mocking Ru and not her, I understood why she would be sensitive about it. LaGanja just decides that Bianca is “coming for her” because she let loose a few witty rejoinders in the Snatch game? BIIIIIIITCH…

      Look. I will say, this is the first time I was genuinely impressed with Adore. Just last week I was saying she didn’t impress me but she knocked it out of the park with her Anna Nicole. She was dead on and hilarious. So much fun to watch. And I don’t know how, but DeLa made Maggie Smith funny, and I was delighted. It was so much fun. I’m not mad she won, even though I thought it would go to Adore.

    • Missy

      So Milk got the “we need to see your vulnerability” read last night. Which either means that she’ll do it and be one of the top or she’s gone next week. She needs a Shannel headpiece-falling-off-accidentally-on-purpose moment or something.

      Although, frankly, I never got the “we need to see you vulnerable” thing. A lot of the “vulnerable” queens are sort of contrived and whiny about it. (See also: Laganja) Is it so important that the queens be “vulnerable” or is this code for some other thing?

      • LongAl

        I never get it either; the point of drag is that you’re not yourself really. Feel free to prove me wrong, anyone, but if you’re creating an illusion you shouldn’t need to be vulnerable because you’re not you at that time?

        • necroromantic

          Sure, but I guess since this is in the context of a competition show it’s a bit different.

          • Sweetpea176

            Ru finally explained this week, I think. She said that people can’t fall in love with you if they don’t see your vulnerability. What I take that to mean is that, while you don’t necessarily need to be vulnerable to be a drag superstar, you do need people to fall in love with you if you’re going to be a reality TV star and ambassador for the RuPaul brand. Which is what the actual contest is.

      • VioletFem

        I’m not sure Milk needs a “we need to see your vulnerability” moment, so much as a “we need to see you push your boundaries more”. She also hasn’t shown much versatility as a queen. She has one setting, weird club kid, but even that persona is not executed very well. She really struggles to translate her style on the runway.

        • Missy

          Yeah, I meant more that she “needs” it in the eyes of the judges. Or something. Frankly I’m never clear what their expectations are when they tell contestants that they want to see vulnerability.

          • VioletFem

            Oh, that is just how I usually interpret the “we need to see your vulnerability” critique, but I could be wrong about the judges’ intention.

          • Synnamin

            I think Milk’s style would have been more interesting had we not seen it done so flawlessly in previous seasons. Sharon Needles, or example, could do weird glam and keep her style true.

            • MilaXX

              This even Nina Flowers and Ongina did weird and could still bring high glam to the table.

            • Imasewsure

              Yes both of them were able to straddle the gender f looks with glam and personality. Two of my all time favorites for sure. Milk just doesn’t have that kind of depth or personality or flair I’m guessing… good but not great

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

        According to the intro to Untucked, there is a group of three drag queens doing a pink box game in the gold bar: Darienne, DeLa and Courtney. Since four were safe this week, I am guessing that is a shot from next week’s Untucked with the three safe girls. Milk is either high or low next episode.

      • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

        This time I interpreted the vulnerability comment as meaning they want to see her go out of her comfort zone. Since her explanation for not going glam was that the thought makes her uncomfortable (specifically because she doesn’t want to be laughed at for failing to execute a glam look well), it’s less a lack of vulnerability and more letting fear and insecurity hold her back from being well-rounded and versatile. And I can’t argue with that.

        When they lobbed that critique at Alaska last season I didn’t really think it was fair, though. And I laughed so hard the next week when Alaska behaved exactly the same during the challenge and on the runway as she had before, and Michelle was like “It’s so great to finally see the real Alaska!”

        • MilaXX

          I agree, but again, you know Ru is going to want some glam at some point. Why not have one jaw dropping glam look in your repertoire?

          • Sweetpea176

            When to deploy it, though, that would be the question. Hate to be eliminated with the really killer look still on the garment rack, but use it too soon, you’ve got nowhere to go….

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Sigh. I had such high hopes for both Laganja (the hats!) and Milk but they’re both letting me down; Laganja for becoming a waterspout (it’s like a drama vortex, but with tearfulness added in) and Milk for just altogether lacking key skills (mostly makeup).

      Also, I think the “dress up like Ru” challenge was an intentional trap to draw out someone to come out as male Ru to be raked over the coals. Milk is just lucky to have done it decently.

      All I want from Bianca is less scary eye-makeup. I find it a serious hurdle to liking her drag persona. I suppose it may be the point, but all it does is emphasize her eye rolls and scoffs without playing up anything pretty.

      • Cambel

        Laganga….the black hole of emotional need that will suck you dry and leave only a dead husk.

        • Linderella

          “Laganga….the black hole of emotional need that will suck you dry and leave only a dead husk.”
          I didn’t realize the role of Laganja was being played by my ex. Yeesh, no wonder I don’t like her.

    • Cambel

      “”But Ru was probably offended by that janky-ass wig and sent Gia packing. We admit, we’re surprised. That kind of bitchery is the stuff reality show stars are made of;””
      ________________________________________________

      Normally you would be right, the problem with Gia is that she had nothing OTHER than some mumbled bitchery. My guess is that wherever it is she works, that she is the headliner and she mistakes some nasty comments making fun of new girls wigs as being clever. The problem was, she was too dumb to really say anything the second somebody said anything back to her.

    • Harry

      I don’t get how people are like “Milk is so unexpected all the time that it’s expected now.” I mean I agree that she needs to show some glam, but I totally didn’t expect her coming out as boy Ru, and honestly I kind of loved it. That being said she lacks the mouth to go farther. I think she’ll stick around a bit more though. I love Joslyn, and Bianca’s “don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining” comment killed me. I really thought Adore was going to win, I know her runway was a bit eh, but Adore legit had me laughing my ass off. Interesting (not gonna call them friendships) bonds are taking place: Bianca-Adore, Courtney-Bianca, Milk-Joslyn, I was really hoping for Darienne and Ben to hit it off, but it seems from the first ten minutes of next episode that a rivalry is forming.

      Next week is a 1990s rap challenge, with Trina and Eve as guest judges. Looking forward to this. The first ten minutes show interesting teams for the challenge. Also going to point out that so far most of the queens that have left have all been from the first episode (excluding Magnolia).

      • MilaXX

        it’s not that anyone expected her to come out as Ru, but it wasn’t surprising that she did.

      • cassandu

        it actually took me a second to realize milk was “boy ru,” because she dressed up as a woman-dressing-as-boy-ru instead of straight up man. notice how her suit isn’t cut like a man’s suit, it’s extra shiny, and she’s wearing an ascot instead of ru’s signature skinny tie (i know he does wear ascots sometimes, though). i don’t know, i thought it was borderline genius. BUT i agree that milk needs to bump up her personality.

    • alannaofdoom

      “You’re all dudes.” Oh, just fuck off, Gia.

      • Cambel

        I think everybody who has probably ever met her would agree with you. lol

      • pdquick

        I thought that was genius, actually.

    • Cambel

      Oh, and as for that “We need to see vulnerability” speech. PUH-LEEZE! They gave that to Willem, and the reason Willem was funny was BECAUSE he had no vulnerability! What they meant for Milk was “Show us something different, you want to be interesting but you’ve become predictable!”

    • Cambel

      Sorry one last one. Does anybody here remember the scene in the movie “Beaches” where Bette Midler’s mom ripped her for constantly needing more and more attention, so much so that her parents had to move to Florida to get away from her neediness?

      I think Laganga’s mom needs to have the same talk with him.

    • VioletFem

      Also, this is totally a sidenote, but Willam has a HILARIOUS instructional video on his youtube page that details how he tucks. Obvious warning, NSFW.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      I feel like this week, even aside from the fantastic impersonation performances, we got to really see more into the actual characters of the MEN of this season–Ben’s seriously heart wrenching monologue about being overweight AND gay AND his mom dying–and it wasn’t contrived and patsy and made for the cameras: he was sharing a painful part of his past, without any sort of “look at me! look at how sad I am!” He just OVERCAME and look who he has become because of it! Seriously earned my respect (although he already had it) and made me love him even more. I want to be his best friend.
      And then Bianca being all sweet to Adore (who I detested this season until she proved she has SOMETHING to offer) and offering to help–I already love Bianca, because let’s be real–she isn’t being catty or bitchy or shady. She is calling people out on their bullshit, she is unafraid to say what everyone else is thinking. I love her incisive and insightful commentary–and the other girls just don’t know how to handle reality.
      And lastly, Courtney and her wonderful body-positivity. Another commenter said it already, but i love how she’s lifted up both Darienne and then Adore–“So what?”
      I loved seeing their hearts this week. It made this season better than the last few (with the exception of the marvelous Jinkx Monsoon). More of THIS, and LESS LAGANJA, will make this a favorite season for me!

      • Harry

        Love everything about this comment

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

        Trinity has been so much better in the confessionals than as a competitor. It’d be nice if, after she gets eliminated, the producers continue to let her watch the episodes and comment on them.

      • MilaXX

        I didn’t feel bad for Trinity. Even if Santino was making fun of her, she only talks like that because of that stupid flipper.

        • StillGary

          good point! it’s something she can take off not like a cleft palate

      • StillGary

        Word! Especially about Ben — he seems like a great soul and I am rooting for him. Something about Trinity bother’s me greatly — I don’t watch a lot of these shows, but I have seen some that have competitors that are fragile — not really suited for for a televised competition. I imagine most of PR and RuPaul alums are grateful for the exposure and while disappointed, they can shrug off a loss, but I worry that Trinity has too much of her own self-worth tied up in this. Still, I giggled when her mom ‘s video message started playing imagining Trinity was thinking , “Shoot, it’s just Mom, not Beyonce!”

    • necroromantic

      I wish they showed more of Darienne and Joslyn. Yeah, so Paula Deen was expected but I thought she did a great job of it! Just her nonverbals made me laugh. I didn’t think Joslyn was flat at all. If anything, I thought Bianca could have done more (she was undoubtedly in the top, but meh). Adore was fantastic and should have won if it wasn’t for her runway look. I think the cinching is a major improvement.

      Also a big hell no to Milk on all regards. I like him, but I’m over him at the same time. Ben was great— I’ve never seen DA but the accent/lines were genius. Citrus.

      • somebody blonde

        Seriously, the citrus thing was great. I like Milk, but I think she has plenty of U and T but not enough C and N. She’s the Ivy Winters of this season. Managing to stay afloat merely by not being as bad as the other queens, but she doesn’t have the personality to get through the end.

        • Imasewsure

          Agreed… Milk is a middle… can’t see him making too much farther unless there are other layers hiding somewhere in his act.

    • Siege

      I was so happy to see the queens that I like seem to be befriending one another. The safe four’s time in the Untucked lounge was actually reasonably pleasant and heartwarming. I hope that Trinity can feel unburdened enough now to allow the girls in and feel more comfortable with being part of the group.

      I think that Adore is thick-skinned enough to see Bianca’s tough love for what it is and use it to her advantage. Good for both of them. Also, I didn’t think Adore’s runway look was nearly as far off as the judges seemed to imply.

      Does anyone else have the Cole Porter number “Bianca” run through their heads when she comes on screen?

      I disliked Lasagna even more this week for many reasons, not the least of which was forcing me to root for Gia.

      • MilaXX

        I just want Trinity to lose that stupid flipper. She looks like that commercial where they give the dogs dentures. For a glam queen you would think she could see that.

    • Audrey

      I’ll admit it: I love Adore. Full Stop. Therefore, she bypasses the critical parts of my brain entirely. Don’t ask me to explain it; it isn’t rational. Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?

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

        J’adore Adore! I think Adore has more natural star quality than any RPDR queen since Sharon Needles.

        • Eric Stott

          I agree somewhat- but maybe she’s more of an entertainer than a drag queen.

      • somebody blonde

        I’ll have some of whatever you’re having, because I still don’t get it. To me, she seems a lot like Shangela: someone who desperately wants to be on a stage but doesn’t have much patience for the accoutrements of drag. I mean, yeah, she looked better last night than she has before, but she still wasn’t really competing in the runway. She definitely tried in this challenge, but I’m not sure she’s willing to put the effort in for a challenge that she’s not so pysched about.

        • Imasewsure

          Gawd yuck Snangela…. I think Adore has a lot of talent and a lot of options but maybe not as much experience. Plus it’s also a wardrobe competition… if you don’t have the Vegas showgirl budget, then you don’t have the same opportunities to shine in the glamour challenges at least. Love me some Adore and I really think she will go far (on Drag Race and beyond). Shangela just needs to go away (Ha-la-lu!)

    • Jacob Bowen

      I COULD NOT believe that Trinity did the wig swaps? Really? And, this season is SURELY an amalgamation of everything that was super dramatic or happened before for attention from every other season. We’ve had the crying over parents, we’ve had the attention seeking queen (albeit this one is WAY worse than Tatianna), we’ve had the HIV/AIDS announcement, the queen dressing as a boy and being criticized by other queens, and we’ve had the other queens not understanding there are more versions of drag than pageant…it’s too much repetition.

      Bianca is still CLEARLY my favorite, along with Courtney Act, but for some reason this season still feels lacking. Lasagna needs to go. Her Rachel Zoe was ATROCIOUS.

    • Eric Stott

      Milk has been saved ONLY so she can be forced into something glamourous next week. That must be it- she doesn’t have much else to show. She’d better do something besides that wonky eye makeup too.

      • ScarlettHarlot

        And the over the top lipliner!

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

        At least Milk showed a new pair of shoes this week?

        • Eric Stott

          And showed a little too much of them- I’m surprised TLo didn’t read her for those pants hems.

          • Imasewsure

            I think that was done on purpose to make it somewhat comical… wouldn’t have been drag Workroom Ru if the fit had been perfect and tasteful really

            • Eric Stott

              She also seems to have an aesthetic that says “I not only must look tall, but FREAKISHLY tall”

        • donaldhitemusic

          Haha, thank you!

    • Linderella

      Why wasn’t Joslyn in the top 3? I thought she nailed it. Her timing on the third “Cumin” was impeccable.
      While Judge Judy was a good choice for Bianca, I thought she came off as more of a bully than necessary. I’m willing to cop to this: maybe my being underwhelmed is because I detest the real Judge Judy with every fiber of my being.
      I thought Ben was a good choice for the win, though, for the combination of Snatch Game and runway.
      If Adore had stepped up the runway look, I think she’d have won.

      • understateddiva

        You know, timing is such an art. Bianca has good quips, but her timing is so off, I don’t laugh at a lot of them. She either waits too long, or jumps on a person right after they’ve said something. Joslyn’s was just spot on. Cumin made me laugh so hard – my first big laugh since Vivacious’ photo shoot.

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

          You mean Ornacia’s photo shoot.

      • Cambel

        I think he had to come off that way because if he underplayed it he wouldn’t have been doing the real judge Judy. lol

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Joselyn is really growing on me.

      This was Bianca’s challenge to lose, but Maggie Smith was unexpectedly sassy! If Bianca had worn a more Ru-like wig, I think she could have won.

      Adore was delightful, and I found it sweet that Bianca helped out. See, she isn’t all claws!

      Darienne seems like she has a mean streak, and I hope she keeps it in check.

      Courteny was so sweet during Untucked, she seemed genuinely happy for Trinity that she had a supportive mother.

      Milk and Trinity are so boring, they need to go.

      LaGanja is the worst.

      • SimpleSins

        I was thinking the same thing about Darienne. It doesn’t come across like Bianca funny…just mean. Especially when she ragging on Courtney, who has turned out to be a surprisingly sweet and compassionate person. One of my eyebrows shot almost into my hairline when she wanted to push Courtney off a cliff.

        • pdquick

          She didn’t want to push Courtney off the cliff, she said, “Yes, girl, you can fly. Now jump off that cliff,” which was deliciously brilliant. My eyebrow shot up, too, but because it was precisely the right dose of catty, delivered with a sideways sly smile.

          • Imasewsure

            Agreed. Darienne hasn’t seemed overly bitchy to me. Plus no reason to think that the smarter girls aren’t trading one liners between each other all the time. They get it… and probably appreciate it as well

        • Eric Stott

          Darienne is an old school bitch- I can respect that, probably gets off some sharp ones at clubs. She does seem to be keeping it in check and reserving it for the confessional camera.

        • ScarlettHarlot

          YES! The Courtney barb was out of nowhere! I don’t know what exactly prompted her to say that, but you exactly right: it wasn’t funny, just mean.

      • Cambel

        I agree, Darienne seems like she has the personality type where she could become like Roxxy except without Roxy’s insecurities. I think that she is a bit of a bitch just waiting for the opportunity.

    • SimpleSins

      I hate to say it, but I’d have rather had Lasagna go home and keep Gia. At least Gia’s mental prowess was good for a laugh or two, but the Pasta Princess’s neediness, bitterness, and drama brings nothing to the show. Because the show has to waste so much time following her around to see what she’s crying about now, there is less time to see what’s happening with the other contestants. She needs Das Boot!

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

        “Gia’s mental prowess”

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! I am hurting! That statement alone is leagues funnier than Gia as Kim K.

      • Glam Dixie

        I was hoping for a ‘shocking’ double elimination.

    • MilaXX

      Ru could have sent both Laganja & Gia home as far as I’m concerned. Both have too much mouth and not enough to back it up. When asked about flavored vodka, I was sure Laganja would say, “Ba-na-nas”. I mean that’s an easy Rachel Zoe-ism. Milk is working my nerves. If she doesn’t get out of her own way and at least attempt a glam runway, she needs to go.

      • Stubenville

        Not Chanel No. 5 flavored?

        • MilaXX

          Even better. So there is something wrong when we can think of the lines easier than the person who’s job it is to do that and had months to prepare a character.

    • Stubenville

      I just wish the flavored vodka question had been asked of Darienne (as Paula), because I’m fairly sure her answer would have been “butter.”

      • Eric Stott

        Darienne really got edited down to nothing

        • SimpleSins

          And much of what there was relatively unpleasant. Is there some sort of rule that there must be XXX number of bitchy queens? It seems in the last couple of weeks they’ve upped the amount of snide comments that came across as strictly mean rather than a failed attempt at humor.

          • Eric Stott

            There was more bonding together in previous seasons- for good and for bad. This year it’s more like “Every Queen For Herself”

      • Ramon Figueroa

        You mean fried butter.

      • oogabougga

        I’m sure it was, and I’m sure she did. It just got edited out.

    • StillGary

      I am liking Adore a little more for clocking LaGanja’s passive aggression and saying I am not mad at you for this but don’t even try to pull it and her Anna Nicole was good, but really WHY DID SHE NOT DO MILEY CYRUS?

      • VioletFem

        The world needs a lot less Miley, so I’m glad Adore did not go that route.

        • SimpleSins

          And with that, other than carrying a foam finger and sticking her tongue out, what else is there? Miley has no real personality that I’ve seen demonstrated, so it would be more just sitting there and waving her props around in the hopes that will carry the day.

        • Eric Stott

          Courtney could have done Miley- even looks like her out of drag. Would have been kinda obvious though.

        • StillGary

          Agreed Agreed! but it would still be fun to see her spoofed the way Tatiana did a clueless Brittany Speers — that was classic. He really looks like Miley.

    • StillGary

      Adore is growing on me for calling out LaGanja’s feeble passive aggression. Her aANna Nicole was very good but didn’t anyone else think she could have stole the show doing Miley Cyrus?

      • somebody blonde

        Sometimes doing a character who’s too outrageous can backfire. Remember Detox’s Kesha? She did crazy, trashy things, all in keeping with the character, but the timing was off and they weren’t funny.

    • MissFern

      Gillian Jacobs is exactly the kind of judge I would be on this show. Basically giddy with excitement and quoting Ru at length.

      • Linderella

        Have no idea who she is other than this episode, but I wouldn’t mind if she was on every week. Smart, funny, insightful, and a big ol’ Drag Hag.

        • MarissaLG

          She’s on the NBC show Community and is overall a seemingly funny, smart, warm lady.

    • MzzPants

      Thank GOD. I couldn’t handle Gia’s vapid condescension a minute longer. Smart girls who know their strengths win this game. Next off the island? LaGanja. Or Beyoncé-wannabe. It’s a toss up.

    • Chaiaiai

      Somehow, somewhere, (if I pray to Taylor Dayne long enough), there’s an esoteric queen who will bring an A-game Wendi Deng to Snatch Game.

    • DinahR

      Just random thoughts…

      Joslyn – Like her more all the time! She really needed to be Fran Drescher. I agree with everyone who said she’d of won if she had.

      On the other hand… Courtney – Like her too, but there are whole eps that go by when I don’t remember what she did. Last week when I saw a blip of Snatch Game… I though she was bringing Helena Bonham Carter to the game, and I WISH SHE HAD. I think she could have played up the accent and cookiness and been awesome.

    • AnotherG

      It’s a little unnerving, because so far, I’m agreeing with all of the sashays as they happen. I’d have preferred to keep April a little longer (only partly because he’s a cute boy), but that was the right sashay for that lipsynch.

      Also, note to any future RPDR competitors out there: if you have no skills other than dressing up — can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t act, can’t read, can’t joke, can’t sew, have the cultural references of an artichoke — you should probably consider going on some other show, like Big Brother. (Is that still a thing?)

      • demidaemon

        So true. And yes, Big Brother is still a thing. Unfortunately.

    • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

      “Read her beads!” Love you both and congratulations on your recent nuptials.
      Thank you for recapping last night’s episode. Off to read your thoughts on “Shade: The Rusical”.

    • slowestloris

      Every season there seems to be a queen or two who rely way too much on passing as female and being glamorous (Gia Gunn, Roxxy Andrews, Vivienne Pinay) and put that above everything else. I have no personal, irl connection to the drag scene at all, so as far as I know it’s very possible that this emphasis on femininity is super important concerning status within the drag community. But, speaking as a regular Jane Shmoe watching Drag Race, queens looking “fishy” is one of the least important/appealing aspects of the show – it has to appeal to the “masses”, who know jack shit about drag and just want to be entertained. Sure, good makeup and outfits are important to the experience as a whole, but there’s a reason CUNT is all about inner traits…

      • understateddiva

        that’s a good point – some drag stars that kill in clubs might just not work as TV stars, and vice versa.

      • Imasewsure

        I think drag is still one of those areas where appealing to the masses isn’t really a factor… and for as much as we love Drag Race, it’s buried deep within Logo so the need to be generally loved by many is lost there too on some levels as well. This is 99% Ru… which is why the Rutastic beauty queens tend to go further than many of us would like – particularly when they are great at lipsincing to save themselves… Gia had beauty but no brains (and no moves) and that is not Rutastic enough for the long haul!

    • pdquick

      It became clear last night that the reason Trinity is still there is that the producers knew they needed to milk out the HIV story and the tape from her mother. That’s done now. She’ll be out in the next week or two, and then she’ll turn up on Oraquick and HIV med commercials.

      • pdquick

        Laganja and Milk will round out the next three to sashay.

        • Eric Stott

          I suspect that Milk will pull off a glamor drag look next week and save her ass one more time. It’s like we are being set up to observe her breaking out of her rut – Jinx Monsoon had similar change last season- though much less contrived. (I’m not comparing Milk to Jinx in any other way)

          • Imasewsure

            I think Milk has been warned that she better bring the glamor so I expect that will be the only way to stay too much longer. I can’t imagine that Milk’s LSFYL would be that strong but maybe there are more surprises there too!

      • Eric Stott

        Trinity seems a decent enough person with some talent. I suspect she’ll sashay away but come back on another season.

    • e jerry powell

      I’d agree with that last bit about Gia if I weren’t already so fucking sick of her in a PR-season-2-Santino-Rice kind of way.

    • shanteUstay

      I’m not going to praise adore……because it really just seemed like a drunken adore on snatch game. And get this child so good wig caps and wigs. Every single time, it’s painfully clear she’s added two or more pieces to her head and it looks sloppy as all get out.

      Pandora is pure comedic goodness rolled in glitter and sunshine, and they wouldn’t let her get away with pulling crap like that(if she lacked the good sense to do it) because they know she’s worth more than a cheap shock value. Milk is………not as wonderful as pandora!

      I just what to point out the hypocrisy of hassling alaska in barnyard buddies so badly then letting milk twice do something boyish(yes honey, I’m clocking that beard still)

      • http://cheeriosnotapplejacks.tumblr.com zob rombie

        Youtube Anna Nicole Smith clips from the nineties, I promise you will stop thinking it’s drunken Adore pretty quickly, she was making direct references to some of her most famous public moments.

        I get that queens get treated unfairly/favoritism exists, but the Pandora/Milk thing seems totally random to me. Pandora isn’t on this season and the comedy queens have been handling themselves well, put that whole past grudge aside. I’d also say let the beard go and try to look at the rest of that ensemble, it’s pretty interesting, well draped, etc. I get that it’s outside of people’s aesthetic preferences but genderfuck has been a part of drag in general for a long time now, facial hair has been a part of that. I do think Milk pushes the club kid thing too far/too hard, but that week’s look actually had some thought as opposed to the bratty I DO WHAT I WANT vibe of the Workroom RuPaul look.

    • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

      A couple of great moments in the Snatch Game – Bianca, Ben, Adore all good. One question: How is Milk coming out as male Ru not planned – way in advance? I mean, she just brought that Ruit with her just in case they needed to do Ru? Reality TV planning.

      • shanteUstay

        I heart you simply for the word “ruit”

      • In_Stitches

        When they agree to come on the show, they are given a list of looks they will need to have in their arsenal.

        • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

          Good to know. Thanks.

    • Harry

      Just being honest, I absolutely hated Laganja’s runway outfit this week, usually she is on point (the past two weeks have been great), but it just didn’t mesh together and I hated that wig, it looked so cheap. The purple fabric looked very inexpensive and the plastic corset thing made the bust look hella awkward. Maybe part of it was her attitude. It was painful to look at her right before the lip-sync, she was not having it.

    • Linderella

      Oh my gosh, I just rewatched the episode, and as soon as Milk turned around on the runway as Male Ru, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. He looked just like one of The Gentlemen from Season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Unintentionally?) Uber-creepy!

      • MilaXX

        Remember the creepy guy Great Adventures Theme park used in their commercials a few years back? That was Milk as Ru.

        • Linderella

          More flags, more fun!
          Yes indeed. I’d say they both owe Joss Whedon some royalties.

    • Hermitage

      Logo seriously needs to make an All Star version of ‘Snatch Game’ with a rotating panel of drag queens. I might die laughing if they got Joslyn, Bianca, Alaska, Pandora, etc etc all in one game.

      • SimpleSins

        Can you imagine the joy of a full 30 minute show of snatch game every week? At least based on the You Tube videos, if you get 7 minutes of Snatch, that’s long. It always ends too soon for me.

        • Hermitage

          I would watch that RELIGIOUSLY. Heck, it would be good circuit training for RPDR-naive queens so they can figure out a character before they go on the real deal.

      • MarissaLG

        Or like, a one-hour special! They can do it like a telathon and raise money for HIV/AIDS or something! Hold on, I need to make some calls…

    • understateddiva

      I have no idea why they read Ben for often doing mature characters – I was so glad he won the challenge. They gave Pandora the same read and it just made no sense. I think he would have done a phenomenal Betty White as well.

      • somebody blonde

        I think that was a stupid critique, too. No one ever seems to complain about the girls who always play ditzes. It’s weird.

    • http://cheeriosnotapplejacks.tumblr.com zob rombie

      Alright here’s my rundown:
      Bianca- I’ve seen just enough Judge Judy to know that she nailed this shit to the wall. My only dilemma is that she chose a pandering character to Ru’s tastes. Okay, my other dilemma was that it was a character that allowed her to keep being the bitch she wanted to be which doesn’t show a ton of character/range.
      De La- Won? I’m not saying it wasn’t earned, that’s definitely the best look on the runway she’s had so far and her Maggie Smith was hilarious. The ‘citrus’ joke is so on the money, it aches with cleverness. I just wouldn’t have looked at this list of queens and have said this was the one at episode five who would have two challenge wins when the season started. I guess I’m served for thinking the way I did? I still don’t quite get it.
      Adore- Was pulling from some very specific very famous Anna Nicole clips to great effect. Cincher made a world of difference. If one of the young’uns has to be the ‘growth story’ of the season I vote for Adore at this point. Joslyn is sweet but doesn’t have as much of an x-factor. Laganja is a mess. Milk is too trapped in her head at this point to be a threat. So nothing’s locked down but she sure seems like the smart choice, look at one small stylistic upgrade did.
      Gia- Expected her to last a lot longer given her bitch status but she got booted. Rightly so when she couldn’t handle the challenge everyone knows about and the wonky eyelashes returned in force on the runway.
      Laganja- Better hope she can dance in the next challenge or get a song that plays to all her strengths in the lip synch. Otherwise, she could go home. Which is a shame because while imperfect her looks are at least marginally more interesting than some of the queens. Only jumpsuit Ru we saw, just saying.
      Joslyn- Is sweet. And still kind of generic even though she pops up and has a moment or two an episode. She needs to throw some elbows and get to the front like this competition is a metal concert.
      Courtney- I thought her impersonation was going to go places after the first exchange but then nothing. Her look was a good choice both for her and as choices from the canon of RuPaul we saw go.
      Trinity- Forgettable. Going home soon.
      Darienne- I thought this was the best surprise look of the night and by far her best look so far. It’s a shame her impersonation was so safe or she’d have been high enough to get in the top 3 for the week and score some compliments for that glamor.

    • Andrew

      That milk man GOTTA GO!
      I am so bored with him and his so call “out-of-the-box” BS .
      Milk is not Sharon needles and never will be. Milk is not as original & authentic as Sharon.
      When milk came out basically bald cap + blue suits.
      Its not new , not creative , feel forced & just for the sake of shock value and bit disrespect with other queen. (i can feel why gia is clocking milk).
      Yes milk the boy is tall, cute and hung, but as a drag queen, her so called out of the box **** , bore me.
      I am guessing the producer keeping her for like a untucked moment video *****

      • http://cheeriosnotapplejacks.tumblr.com zob rombie

        I don’t think Milk ever said anything about wanting to be Sharon Needles? And yes, the runway look can be fought over all day, but I think it is a bit offensive to just label anything different from straight-up glamor as ‘alternative’. Milk is a club kid influenced genderfuck model who really likes concept looks, although ability to execute is that point highly debatable. Sharon Needles is a spooky chick with a mixture of low-brow and high-fashion ideas that particularly looks to horror/darker aesthetics. Comparing them seems neither here nor there when discussing what Milk’s problems in the competition are. I’m not saying Milk doesn’t need clocking for this week’s self-indulgence, but it can be done without arbitrary allusions to other totally different queens’ styles.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Having watched this episode, I have to make a few reconsiderations:

      -I take back what I said about Adore being a lazy bitch. I still mantain that she shouldn’t be on the Top 3, but she’s becoming a contender without turning herself into a villain. And I’m starting to like her attitude towards the competition.

      -Laganja needs to go home ASAP, but I’m glad she didn’t sashay against Gia, because that would be a low point for any drag queen. But I’m tired of waiting for her to bring it up.

      -I had high hopes for Darienne when I knew she was going to do Paula Deen, but she dissapointed. In fact, she seems to be stumbling and I’m afraid she’ll be again in the bottom very soon.

      -Milk is another big dissapointment, and I agree with you in that she’s still in because she’s a cute club kid (Michelle is always willing to speak on her behalf), but I choked a little when she said she was afraid of doing glamour because people would laught at her instead than laughing with her. That’s something every people who was casted as the outcast in school can relate to: even if you try to fit in, people will laugh at your attempt.

      -Despite what I said previously, I think Trinity should’ve been in the bottom instead of Laganja. I can’t help thinking the RuPaul runway twist was designed, in part, to throw her a lifeline for the runway portion of the challenge (because she’s a glamour queen in the Tyra Sanchez mold). Still, she’s at last showing some will to grow and to open up to the other queens, so maybe she’ll turn herself into a contender.

      -My heart is now full of love for Bianca. Between her Judge Judy (I’m not familiar with her since I’m not American, but I laughed my ass off and in Latin America we have our own versions of Judge Judy to make fun of) and her warmth and support to the younger queens, she’s turning into the drag mama I would want to myself: someone who can teach me some life lessons while still being sharply hilarious about it.

      -Joslyn Fox was funnier than I expected to, even if she looked like season 2 Tatianna during the Snatch Game, and her runway was perfection. I was counting her out this week and she surprised. She’s not a contender, but it doesn’t make me wonder why she’s still in.

      -Courtney is so freaking gorgeous it’s not funny. And while this week she didn’t bring a genius performance, the fact that she can also act and sing makes me love her against my will. I thought she was going to be a Carmen Carrera, but she’s a hard working glamour queen with tons of personality,

      -I’m SO F**KING HAPPY Gia’s gone. She was this season’s Kenya: a really pretty queen with not so much talent, not many pop culture references to make something funny and ridiculously overpraised or overlooked because of her look. And that she started throwing shit after she left made it more hilarious. Bitch is delusional and vapid.

      • Cambel

        Agree with everything you said, and just want to add on one thing. Is it just me, or does it seem like there is a possibility that Darienne could be a really horrible bitch and she is hiding it so far? Just a guess.

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          Either that or she’s horribly insecure and she’s afraid that she’s not the funniest of the group.

        • SimpleSins

          I kind of lost some of my love of her when she went on her over-the-top “that’s disgusting” rant about a drag star having a relationship with a drag star. I think that so gob-smacked me that now I’m highly tuned to every moment she is sounding bitchy now, like with the snide eyes in Milk’s direction, the Coutney off a cliff thing, the Gia howling in her ear (although I agree that would have gotten to me, too). So the happy chubby person facade is slipping. Maybe she knew there was going to be a bitch void since one of them were rolling toward the exit ramp without brakes and she has been warming up to fill that vacancy.

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

        Hey now. Kenya allowed herself to be flung into a wresting ring. I’m not sure Gia would do that.

    • In_Stitches

      I just realized something: Milk is to Drag Race as Lena Dunham is to fashion. She’s trying to subvert something while being scared of it at the same time. The end result just doesn’t work.

      • http://cheeriosnotapplejacks.tumblr.com zob rombie

        I like this analogy, but I think what really ties the two together isn’t even similar approach so much as the tendency to respond snottily or get defensive when said approach is questioned.

    • VanillaLuzon

      Can I just point out… Ben did not impersonate Maggie Smith. Maggie Smith did not live in the 19th century :) Ben impersonated Dame Violet from Downton Abbey. Not that it should have disqualified him from the win or anything, it was just funny to me that absolutely nobody on the show called him on it.

      • Cambel

        Until now. ;)

      • MarissaLG

        Well, Ru did say something like, “You’re doing Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey” during his Tim Gunn walk through. Also, there are queens who have done that before, like Stacey Lane Matthews as “Monique” when she was really doing the character from Precious*

        *Based on the novel P.U.S.H by Sapphire

      • Imasewsure

        But it’s smart to do a caricature of your character – which is what Ben did with Maggie Smith… and this was the opposite of what most of the under-performing queens did not do with theirs (you can’t make Nicki Minaj and/or KK funny? Go home…)

        • SimpleSins

          And a lot of the problem they seem to have is that these “lesser” queens can’t see beyond the appearance. They have absolutely no idea of anything about the people they’re choosing to impersonate. Like when Ivy Winter’s Marilyn Monroe didn’t understand the exchange she had with Rue about her relationship with politics (JFK), or when Alyssa’s (sp?) Katy Perry didn’t realize that when Rue asked if her she’s kissed a girl, it was actually quoting a Katy Perry song. And it happened again this season when Trinity’s Minaj had no idea why Ru was asking about Mariah (apparently she missed all the TMZ articles about their ongoing judge hostility). There are things that could probably have been done with KK, too, had any queen with half a brain been the one to do it by doing exactly as you said, creating a caricature based on things KK has done.

          • Imasewsure

            You are so right. Maybe I have fixed views of what a drag queen should be bringing to the table but humor and intelligence (and a thorough understanding to the basic icons of drag) should be a given. Or at least be funny if you don’t know nuttin…
            Ru will send the Pit Crew to help you pack your things and we will hold the door open for you as you leave!!

    • Vermona

      I was *so* glad to see Gia go. She just proved once again that stupid people simply can not be intentionally funny.

      Bianca was good, but WTF is up with that heavy white eyeliner she uses for EVERY SINGLE LOOK?

      Am I the only one who wants to see Adore do a Courtney Love impersonation?

      I, too, was surprised by how funny Joslyn turned out to be!

      • Cambel

        Courtney Love! nice! Or Nancy from Sid and Nancy. lol

    • MarissaLG

      I am completely in love with Adore after this episode. I really hope she doesn’t disappoint me.

      Lasagna needs to go.

      • Cambel

        Her look to the camera……you mean the Camera that Laganga has been playing to with her fake drama this entire time? ;) I LOVED Adores eye cut to it!

        And I also loved when she was forcing Laganga to admit that she couldn’t name when Adore was supposedly mean to her. And of course Bianca jumped in to help. Just a great takedown of that passive aggressive mess.

    • Cambel

      Jumping off what somebody said earlier. Who would you want in an All Star Snatch Game?

      Jinx, Pandora, Ben, Bianca, Willem, etc….. Who?

      • MarissaLG

        Hmm.. I’d say Chad, Latrice, Bianca, Pandora, Jinkx, and Shangela. I might give JuJu another chance too since she didn’t do great her season, and I’d like to see her try again.

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

          Latrice was terrible at Snatch Game. Replace her with Sharon Needles and Tatianna.

        • BriBriSM

          Latrice was horrible as Aretha and Shangela was horrible as Tina. Chad, Bianca, Pandora, Jinkx, BendeLaCreme, Tatiana and Sharon.

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

        Pandora, Tatianna, Stacey Lane Matthews, Chad, Willam, Sharon, Jinx, DeLa, Bianca and Adore would be an amazing All Star Snatch Game.

        • LambeeBaby

          Nailed it rose. Those would be mine too.

    • JaCory Deon

      God, I’m so over Laganja. She’s a whole lot of hot air, phony, and all that “hey gurl” stuff just borrowings from real queens…she’s as tiresome as she is annoying and boring. Milk, my god, is she getting a pass from these judges. I seem to recall S4’s Milan getting read for doing a very polished Janelle Monae look yet Milk comes out in that an almost nothing. She’s gorgeous as a man and a mess as a queen…she should’ve been in the bottom two challenges ago.

      Overall, the Snatch Game was one of the best this show’s had though my win would’ve been for Adore’s ANS…that was very funny! Del Rio and Ben were genius too though. This was a good episode but damn if these judges aren’t inconsistent.

      • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

        I think that Milk is still in the competition because she’s a risk taker and because the judges want to see if she can transform. I also think that there’s a reason why they were more offended by Milan’s Janelle look (and Alaska’s boy drag in S5) because in Milk’s case it was RuPaul. She has some kind of a (theoretical) pass – they asked her to do RuPaul and she did.

      • somebody blonde

        Honestly though, there’s a huge difference between Milan’s Janelle Monae and Milk’s RuPaul. Milk wore the same kind of suit that RuPaul wears and it made sense for her to not pad because she was being RuPaul as a man. Milan’s head looked good, but her body was very, very masculine. Janelle Monae has a very feminine body and wears clothes that accentuate it even if they’re menswear looks. As for Alaska, I didn’t agree with the judges when they read her for that either, but you’re right about inconsistency, because I think neither Milk nor Alaska should’ve been read for doing male drag, while you think both of them deserved it- but either way, the judges should’ve ruled the same way twice.

        • SimpleSins

          In a way they did because Alaska didn’t go home for that boy character, either. At that point in time, I think all Milan had given them were shapeless caftans and then the boy look, and her performances had been lackluster at best in the challenges. I think there was very little that could have saved Milan at that point and the male dressing was just the last straw.

    • SimpleSins

      I’ve watched the episode several times now and still haven’t seen where Adore offended Lasagna. Given how edited the show is for drama, if there truly was some misdeed, you know it would have made it to the screen. Based on what we’ve seen of Lasagna’s character so far, I wonder if the offense was in Adore letting Bianca reach out to her, cinch her up, etc. I’ve seen people with that much insecurity before, and they tend to expect the world to dislike the same people they do, and also their bestie can’t be friends with anyone else (abandonment issues?). So in letting Bianca loan her a cincher and lace her up and then acknowledging that she appreciated mama Bianca, she probably broke both of those. But Lasagna isn’t so far gone and knows she can’t admit that on TV without looking like an insecure idiot, so she went to the “I don’t remember but I know you did something”. Which left her looking like an idiot anyway.

      • Cambel

        There wasn’t any offence, Laganga can’t play the victim unless she can claim somebody has “Hurt her feelings”. So even when they haven’t she will lie and claim that. It is a fairly typical behavior I would imagine in somebody as completely self centered as she is.

    • Alex Gabriel

      Having thought about it, I think it would actually be more edgy/subversive/genderfuck/interesting for Milk to’ve done ‘Workroom RuPaul’ as a female look – keeping the bald wig but interpreting the suits/neckerchief etc. with a skirt and cleavage instead. Or keep the boy-outfit, but do girl-RuPaul face and hair.

      • http://cheeriosnotapplejacks.tumblr.com zob rombie

        Now THAT is an interesting idea. A feminized version of a drag queen’s out of drag masculine look, which has also become well-known. It still would’ve come under fire to be sure, but at least it would have had a thought process backing it.

    • Drunken Housewife

      I agree with everything but would give much higher marks to Joslyn. I thought her little opening monologuish joke about how to pronounce Giudice was fantastic. Very witty and a bit risky, given how drawn out it was.

      My opinion of Joslyn has spun 180 degrees. I thought she was a bit dim and not a contender, but she’s a stealth genius pretending to be a ditz. I’m loving her more and more every week.

      My dream top 3 would be Ben, Bianca, and Joslyn.

    • SimpleSins

      Dumb question that may have been addressed seasons ago, but I don’t remember….What’s the living situation of the contestants? They come from all over the US, so do they get put up in hotels? A couple RVs? Ru’s basement? I can’t imagine missing the chance to show them quibbling a la America’s Next Top Model if they were all living together in one apartment or even sharing space, but there is only 40-some minutes.

      • somebody blonde

        I know for a fact that they’re not all sharing space. I’m pretty sure they put them up in a hotel in separate rooms.

      • LambeeBaby

        I’ve often wondered why they don’t put them in a house and let them go wild. Too much potential for bloodshed?

      • Alex Weidman

        They put them up in separate hotel rooms. Michele has an exit interview with the queens this season in their rooms and gives them a change to make their peace or w/e & show any drag looks they didn’t get to share on the runway that they really wanted to.