RuPaul’s Drag Race: Bite That Pillow, Party Girl!

Posted on March 04, 2014

Last week’s opener felt a bit underwhelming and unfinished because we hadn’t met the entire gaggle of queens yet. But we have to admit, splitting the opener up like this really worked in the second half because these bitches came into the game knowing that someone else already left it. That lit a fire under their asses.

 

It’s also possible that this was just a better, more fun group of queens than last week, although time will tell on that front. We wonder if they’ll be kept in teams of two like this for a while. We suspect there’ll be a season-long rivalry between the two groups whether they do or not.

 

We’re tired from Oscars coverage and book promoting so:

Gratuitous. Like you care.

 

Bianca Del Rio

We thought Bianca nailed this one.

 

Trinity K. Bonet

But Ru gave it to Trinity for some reason.

 

Joslyn Fox

Sucks.

 

Courtney Act

We might even have given it to Courtney over Trinity.
 

Magnolia Crawford

Awful.
 

Milk

She’s a piece of work, we’ll give her that. Cute boy, too.
 

Darienne Lake

Funny, but a little too “on” at all times. We realize that’s a silly thing to say about a drag queen, but in reality TV you have to at least give the illusion of realness now and then. And no reality TV competition understands that better than this one.

 

She is giving us Dominique Deveraux realness and we are HERE for it.

 

Uhh…okay.

We’ll give her points for creativity and thinking outside her box, but she seems kind of vacant. Tyra Sanchez 2.0.

 

Clearly a leading contender, but there’s no way in hell we’re not going to hate an insult comic who never takes a break from being an insult comic before this season is over. She’s fun, but the schtick is relentless. We can’t imagine these bitches don’t all turn on her by episode 6 or so.

Great look. Clearly deserved the win over these janky bitches. Agree that her eye makeup is a little on the scary side. Another cute boy.

 

Her makeup skills are world class, but this is Gay Bingo Night drag. Step it up, bitch.

 

Hot and sour mess. Not worth the time. Nose looks like the one burnt potato chip you find in every bag.
 

Seems kind of clueless, but we suspect there’s a big ol’ bitch inside there. This outfit was a hot glue disaster.
 

Y’know… we’re just gonna say it: Everyone (including herself) went on about how she was serving up body and we kept thinking “Yeah. The body of a thin young man.” Which is fine if you want to do genderfuck, but she’s billing herself as a glamour girl and body queen and and we don’t think she looks remotely fishy in getups like this. Put her in a dress and she’s golden, though. But she’s no Carmen Carrera, who could rock the fishiness naked.

And this costume was really bad. Supposedly she had the body to carry it off and that’s why she was safe.
 

We always think club queen drag never translates outside of a club. We get what she was going for here, but we thought the judges were being awfully kind and lenient about it. Still, she’s got some real style to her.

 

So congrats to Bianca. You’re adorable. Here’s hoping you learn when to shut up.

 

The lip synch came down to Darienne’s secretarial drag and Potato Chip Nose’s eerie impersonation of a blowup sex doll.

 

Potato Chip went home and all is right with our world. She was a nasty ho.

 

 

 

[Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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

      I loved that Milk was pitching a “Xanadu” look to Ru while wearing shorts and a Hawaiian shirt straight from the Sonny Malone collection. Favorite in and out of drag.

      • Sweetpea176

        Mine, too. I thought the beard was actually a little genius. Intentional shout-out to Mathu Andersen?

        • MilaXX

          I did too.

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

          I loved the beard. I loved that she said, “I’m doing this, this and this” and turned those points out. (And I love it when Mathu does the full face of make up and the beautifully done up beard!)

          • Sweetpea176

            Shrewd, that one. I hope she’s around for a while.

        • Frecks

          It fills my heart with such joy that Bitter Kittens all seem to know who Mathu Andersen is.

          Y’all really are my people.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          That’s what I thought, too!

      • Dandesun

        I knew the Xanadu would ring a bell. I suspect that the judges were kind and lenient BECAUSE she’s got real style to her. I loved how confident she was with her concept, especially when Ru asked if she could make a jumpsuit ‘high fashion’ and Milk just nodded ‘Oh, absolutely!’

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

          To be fair to Ru, you need to question people when they reference “Xanadu” when fashion is on the line, lest we forget the weird string of sequins frosted on the head of ONJ at the end.

          • Blair Sylvester

            haha I dont know Rodarte is considered high fashion (dont ask me why) and they did a star wars inspired collection. All you need to create high fashion is a name and a prescription for sweet crack and an advertising budget to place ads in magazines so they have to be nice to you

        • Blair Sylvester

          that question made me roll my eye. High Fashion has been pumping out jumpsuits nonstop for the last 4 years it feels like. Ru high fashion is embracing the jumpsuit

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

            I agree, but I think back to that Lanvin jumpsuit Emma Roberts tried to rock a while back and the bad thoughts don’t stop coming…

            • Blair Sylvester

              I didn’t say I liked that high fashion was embracing. Was just surprised by that question because I expect Ru to know whats trendy

            • Sweetpea176

              He always tries to mess with their heads when he walks around the work room.

        • Kent Roby

          I love me some Ru, but I wouldn’t assume that she necessarily has her finger on the pulse of real-girl high fashion. She has a basic silhouette that works extremely well for her (cinched waist, hugging the curves) with minor variations in length/shoulder straps/addition of feathers/ruffles/beading.

    • Aaron Frey

      How did potato chip even get on the show? She was a total disaster and her attitude was the worst.

      • Paigealicious

        Not to mention that Halloween Express wig, yikes.

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

          Pandora was calling her a chicken on the Drag Center recap. Certainly matches PC’s big blonde wig and pointy beak.

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

            It was kind of cool to see Mark McKinney on Drag Race, wasn’t it?

            • Eric Stott

              You Bitch! ….I love you

            • giddypony

              He would have done a better job!

            • NYCGlamourpuss

              Lol!!! Don’t you shade my Mark McKinney! I love THAT “Chicken Lady”! And so far, my favorite Milk quote was “Who are you pointing at?!” Love!!

          • Jenny Ziv Scott

            I’m from Seattle and have seen Magnolia perform. She was not at all like she appeared on the show. For one, she was much classier live, really funny and gracious. I feel like the producers wanted her to play a part.

            • Danielle

              I wonder if they cut out a fight she had with someone or something. She wasn’t the warmest creature prior to that, but the huge chip on her shoulder during the runway seemed to come out of nowhere.

            • Jenny Ziv Scott

              The funny thing is, Magnolia had applied to be on the show multiple times. I saw her at a Drag Queen brunch she used to run and she said she was disappointed at not getting on. I was completely surprised by her behavior on the runway and in untucked. She really didn’t want to be there at all. It makes no sense. Why would you think it would get you work to be a completely sour faced bitch who didn’t even try to win? This is not good press.

      • Introspective

        there are always folks who get onto these shows for the express purpose of being sent home early. sometimes the competition needs some easy outs… same with whatsherface that went home last week with that tired synthetic red wig.

        girl bye. to both her and to cruella up top here. that bitch contoured her nose to the point of dementia. i for one couldnt look at that shit all season so its best she went her ass home first…

      • rarero

        I imagine problem with Magnolia is She doesn’t have the chops for reality tv. In the “meet the queens” Q&A the only queen who answered the question “Why RPDR?” with “exposure” was her. I’ve never seen her perform but I am sure she is very professional under normal circumstances. And the nose contouring is probably her signature. But she lacked polish and personality compared to rest

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I’ve never been so fully on board with a first sashay in all six/seven seasons of this show.

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

      I am pissed off that no one at the Oscars wore anything as spectacular as Ru’s silver gown.

      • Alyssa

        Seriously! Starlets/movie stars could learn a lesson (or ten!) from Ru’s glamorous style!

      • MilaXX

        or half the makeup

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

        I learned how to dress for events from Ru. When I did live shows, I’d always slip into something more “glamorous” afterwards. Dress to (make an) impress(ion).

      • Introspective

        this. all this. the starlets could really use whomever the fuck is doing Ru’s hair, makeup and styling. cause then we’d have an RC to chew on!!!

        • Sweetpea176

          Mathu Andersen has been doing Ru’s hair and makeup for a long time —
          which is why Milk’s channeling Mathu with the beard was such a shrewd
          move. (Google Mathu for spectacular pics of him in drag and beard.)
          Guaranteed to get her noticed, and guarantee to not get her sent home.

          • Introspective

            lightbulb! thanks for spelling this out!! people have been bringing up mathu in the thread like crazy and i agree that milk totally brings him to mind, but did not actually go as far as to bridge that association with this point about Ru’s styling, and why it makes milk probably one of the smartest queens in this bunch….

            (ETA: because Im reading too fast and skipping around too eagerly as Im wont to do in the Drag Race boards–since folks are making this connection all over the place!!)

    • MilaXX

      Isn’t vacant Tyra Sanchez an oxymoron? I knew potato chip nose was a goner as soon as she gave the judges attitude. I thought Milk looked like Ru’s makeup artist Mathu. Courtney is not nearly as fishy as she thinks she is. She’s got narrow boy hips.

      • Paigealicious

        Oxymoron, or a redundancy?

      • StillGary

        Am I the only one that loved Tyra? What did she do that was so bad besides singing loudly in the work room? She wasn’t shady, didn’t fight with the other queens and hot-glued things to her skin! Loved her! I know all you kittens still carry a torch for Pandora, but the more I see of her the less I like her personality. She’s a sour one!

        • Eric Stott

          Tyra had looks, I can’t deny (Even looked fine in a dress out of makeup) but she doesn’t bring much else to the table. She’s cut out for a career in modeling, not entertaining.

          I kinda agree with you about Pandora – she’s gotten a sour edge lately.

        • In_Stitches

          I was more of a Juju fan. A quick wit, great style and world class padding skills, she had it all. Tyra proved herself pretty classless on a number of occasions, culminating in the finale when she took the fake fight with Juju and Raven to a truly physical place.

          • Eric Stott

            But her whole decoy of making that terrible Muppet Dress only to pull out a reserve gown at the last moment – there was a sort of bitchy genius in that. I give her
            a tip of my tiara.

      • Glam Dixie

        Agree with ALL of these things and will add Courtney has narrow boy hips and no discernible waist which makes it hard to look feminine instead of boyish, her face though is very fishy.

        • Introspective

          agree that courtney gives boyish frame when her frame is out. she was selling the fish when she had the poufy dress on, because it gave her hips. but absolutely without any padding or other fashion tricks my girl is giving me all boy below the belly button…

      • Linderella

        I knew Potato Chip was a goner the second she walked in and the other queens read her to filth for that nose.

        • Dandesun

          “Oh my God! What are you pointing at?”
          “I thought she was fucking swordfish!”

      • Montavilla

        I thought exactly the same thing about Courtney when she was sashaying down the runway. From the waist up, she’s fish, but the hips are giving me boy.

        I do find her interesting, personality wise, so I’m not unhappy that she’s safe.

        I don’t find Trinity dull or vacant. I find her quiet — but both her looks were well conceived and well executed. I’m in no hurry to see her go, either.

    • Nick

      I was living for Bianca. She made me laugh out loud many, many times and her quick wit is impressive.

      • Introspective

        omg, loved her like a play cousin. she’s giving my kind of snark all day. and she’s a cutie out of drag. love the dimples!

        with that wit and those sewing skills, she’s definitely a front runner. i do agree about the blending critique tho cause her eyes do get a little bit cray.

        • Aerialgreen

          Many say “but that is her signature look!”, well, yeah I agree but I also think that for $100k some might be willing to make the “sacrifice” of sorta following the judges advice for a couple months and until that damn check clears ;)

          • Kent Roby

            I bet that Bianca could look really “real” if she wanted (I won’t use that derogatory term for female realness!), but anyone who puts a second set of false eyelashes below her eyes while saying that she’s a drag clown is clearly going for a more theatrical look. The trick, I think, is to rarely throw in a “glamour” “real” look (if that’s not their usual personae) just to show the judges that they could do it if they wanted to. Sharon was able to do just enough of that to appease the judges, but I still can only picture her in her signature looks, like the latex gown with the syringes.

      • rarero

        And she seems like a sweetheart too. Her “It feels like I am with cousins” was the second funniest line after Darrienne’s irish impersonation.

      • Vanessak69

        And I didn’t think she was “on” all the time either, like Darienne. She was funny, but accessible.

    • zenobar

      I learned way, way, waaaaay more about Kardashian Kameltoe than I ever wanted to know. Ever. Blllleerrrrgghhhh, I say! Bleccchhhh!

      • Glam Dixie

        Those Kardashians are some classy bitches, aren’t they?

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

          Klassy.

          • Glam Dixie

            haha, of kourse, my bad.

          • Introspective

            swear i was gonna write the same thing!!! klassy is the only way to describe these broads!

          • vitaminC

            More like khlamydia.

            • pdquick

              Khlamydia Kardashian would be an excellent drag name.

      • Linderella

        In between talking about her Puffy Pussy (or whatever, I’ve blocked it out) and her sisters, she actually managed once or twice to say something about the queens. What a blockhead.

      • vitaminC

        Does this one have a sex video? Kause, if so, they could just roll tape and see it in action.

      • Montavilla

        I didn’t mind. It’s a thing. And goodness knows, we’re always hearing about boy parts on this show.

      • StellaZafella

        Moose Knuckle…according to Bianca.

      • In_Stitches

        Your comment reads like something Jerri Blank would say. I love it.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      I’d take Milk and Courtney Act with me anyday..those two queens are the living end.

    • AC Simons

      Trinity = Tyra, so far. Even down to the teeth. Milk is adorable out of drag. Santino got all goofy about her. This should be a very interesting season!

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

        …right down to the Beyonce obsession…I can’t take more Beyonce obsessing!

        • Dandesun

          At least Trinity seems to know things OTHER than Beyonce which Tyra most definitely did NOT. I already said that a queen who references Star Wars gets my attention… Tyra wouldn’t have had a clue what that even was much less design an outfit for it.

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

            Trinity did have a little bit of good shade in the confessionals, which made me think she has some smarts. I was so doubtful for most of the episode and worried for a Tyra V.2.

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

            I gasped when she came out. Was not expecting Trinity to have that kind of skill. And for all the “Ugh, Tyra” – she was killer on the runway. I wonder if Trinity can act…

          • AC Simons

            Yes, she does have more of a clue than Tyra. It’ll be interesting to see how she plays the game/Ru.

      • MK03

        Ehh, she seems to have more going on upstairs than Tyra. Then again, it’s not that hard to top her in the intelligence department.

        • jungguy

          Yes. Tyra was so stupid that she played S2 judges week in, week out. By the end of the season, she had them wrapped around her finger. Lest we forget Santino shopping bags, hot glued wedding accessories, three country looks in one, and not even knowing she was nominated. While she may not be the most rounded in RPDR history, Tyra was one of the smartest.

          • MK03

            Knowing how to play the game is not the same thing as being intelligent.

            • Eric Stott

              You don’t need to be intelligent to be crafty. She did play a good game, even if I still think it was fixed.

    • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

      I really expected better from nearly all of these queens (and last week’s, too). What is going on with those runway looks? That being said, this was a really fun group of gals, and I’m excited to see more.

      • instantkarmalr

        AGREED (also, <3)

    • VioletFem

      I love Milk; she reminds me a lot of Mathu Anderson. I hope that she can translate her unique style throughout this season. I also like Bianca del Rio because she is so witty. However, I hope she tones down her act a little bit when not on stage or performing. That insult schtick can get tiring really fast. I also really look forward to see how Courtney Act performs this season even though her runway was a bit disappointing. I do not understand how Magnolia got on the show to begin with. She had a rotten attitude and even worse make-up skills. She also clearly lacks imagination if she couldn’t figure out how to meld her “thrash queen” aesthetic with the box she was given (barnyard inspired materials). That should have been right up her alley. I’m glad to see that the right queen went home this time.

      • StellaZafella

        Milk says she doesn’t “do” glamour…now let’s watch her bring it!

    • zenobar

      Joslyn Fox is very lovely, but her constant simpering was already on my last nerve by the end of the show.

      • Dandesun

        I was ready to be done with the giggle about halfway into the show. But she seems like such a sweetheart and she really is just a giant ball of glitter. Also ‘I’m going to be the black horse of this competition.’ Bless her heart.

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

          I can’t hate on her because she seems to be genuine. She’s acting the same in and out of drag (workroom/confessional). While in my head I am saying, “Is she for real,” I am also laughing at how she seems to be enjoying herself without being mean.

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

            My husband was convinced that they were editing in her giggle because it was there. Always.

          • Dandesun

            She came off as so genuinely sweet in all of the premier party vids I saw of her… she’s a cuddly fox! And you’re right, she really seems so happy to be there and there’s no shade at all. (Yet, who knows?)

            I did love when she was showing her dress to Milk and Magnolia (which sounds like an 1840′s cure for something) and Milk’s all ‘Oh… there’s more!’ and Magnolia goes ‘That’s quite a production!’ Hey, it made me laugh. Milk’s another that seems to be quite affable. I quite like the interaction between Milk and Bianca when she was describing what she wanted to do.

        • zenobar

          I hear you. I still wonder, though, how much of that air-headedness is an act. Time will tell…

        • Linderella

          I’ll take her good-natured (if clueless) giggle over Jade Jolie’s annoying bray any day of the week.

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

      Potato Chip didn’t even memorize the lyrics to the song!

      And can we say “EWWWWW” to Joslyn wanting to lick Santino’s head?

      • StillGary

        hard to unhear that!

      • Introspective

        and who the fuck doesnt know turn the beat around?? i mean not even the chorus boo?? and you call yourself a drag queen?

        so time for her to go. in the words of bianca “hope you’re packed”!!!!

        • Kent Roby

          I said exactly that, “Who the fuck doesn’t know ‘Turn The Beat Around’?” when watching that sad LSFYL. I’m notorious for getting the words wrong to every pop song, but even I know that one!

    • Ramon Figueroa

      I loved Milk’s riff on Miss Plava Laguna!!!! (has to be said in the voice of Chris Tucker).

      • Farthingale

        LOVE this reference! Green! Super Green!

    • Missy

      I find myself, as a straight girl, oddly attracted to Courtney Act (in drag, natch). I don’t know how to feel about that.

      Also, Milk is a *really* cute boy.

      And RuPaul. Oh Ru. I want to see her host the Oscars just to bring the fierceness and the glamor. I have a feeling in a setting like that she’d fall a little flat to keep things on the “safe” side, though.

      • Sweetpea176

        It would be worth it to see her tower over all the boystars — once she’s in heels and wig, she’s got to be about 9 feet tall!

      • MilaXX

        I still remember seeing Ru & Milton Berle go at it on the Emmys (I think). I think Ru is clever enough to host the Oscars. She has the right amount of wit to make double and triple entendres.

        • vitaminC

          Look it up, but be sure to read the background info… Berle was incredibly nasty and dismissive of RuPaul backstage, so she went at him with talons unsheathed on live TV. Priceless.

          • MilaXX

            I’m aware of the background on the spat. I wasn’t trying to say Merle was innocent in any way. My Point was I think Ru could handle an Oscars audience just fine.

      • Montavilla

        I find myself, as a straight girl, oddly attracted to Courtney Act (in drag, natch).

        It’s the Dave Foley Syndrome.

      • Alloy Jane

        How much fun would that be? So much fun. I love her. I don’t watch this show mostly because I really limit my tv watching but I’d watch her host the Oscars. And I agree with the notion that she’s bringing glamour harder in that silver dress than most of the gals on Sunday’s red carpet did.

    • StillGary

      Yeah, Milk is very conceptual-artist-Nina-Flowers-Sharon Needles, Raja-ish I think she’s going to go far in the competition but won’t win. Ru seems to love Trinity. Now, I happen to think Tyra was a great queen, say what you will about her, she was creative and worked very hard, so it remains to be seen if Trinity could be Tyra 2.0.

      • pdquick

        “Was” is the salient word here.

      • Kent Roby

        I think that VIvacious is going to have a very hard time around Milk, since Milk’s “club kid” weirdness seems more genuine (to me), while V. seems like she has a couple of looks that are considered a bit strange by her local audience. I’m really excited to see those two face off.

    • StillGary

      A little off topic BUT did anyone watch those little clips: “where the frock are they now?” So, they asked everyone if they were dating anyone special. Alaska said nothing about Sharon, so I wonder if they broke up? Just wondering if anyone knew …

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

        They did, a while ago. It was in the “news.”

        • StillGary

          drats!

        • MK03

          WHAAATT?? ;____;

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

            Yes, I know. Google it. It’ll come up.

            • MK03

              I am legitimately sad about this.

        • zenobar

          Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!

        • Introspective

          yeah i heard about this. was sad to know that their coupledom couldnt survive all their new found fame

    • alannaofdoom

      Yeah, so I’m going to need Joslyn to stop talking IMMEDIATELY. Seems like a sweet (if rather vacant? “Black horse” gave me a good chuckle, tho) girl but THE VOICE. NO. Worse than all the grating voices in the first batch put together.

      • coco ebert

        Absoluuutely. ;)

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

      My favorite queens so far: Milk (so hot as a boy), Bianca and BenDeLaCreme.
      My least favorite queens so far: Gia, Laganja and Trinity.
      Thought you ought to know.

      • Linderella

        I was over Gia and Trinity within seconds, but I have a hunch they’ll stick around. Ru does love his traditional beauty queens. (Though I give Gia full props for that Hula Hoop purse.) Laganja I loved up until the runway. Girl, take a pill and quit trying to so hard!

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

          I don’t think Lagerfeld would be too happy if he knew. Ru loves beauty queens and drama so at least one of them will be there for a while. Something tells me it will be Gia.

          • Linderella

            As soon as Trinity told Ru what the K stood for, I began to actively pray for her to go.

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

              Same. Beyonce and K family?! I don’t have anything against the former, but obsession with her is ridiculous.

            • Linderella

              Oh good, it’s not just me, haha! My partner and I were just talking about this very thing last weekend. Beyoncé is undeniably talented, but she’s not everything. I mean, really?! We were thinking our confusion made us officially old.

      • Jacob Bowen

        We are on the EXACT same wavelength. Milk is HOT…but his boyfriend is EVEN HOTTER.

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

          OF COURSE he has a boyfriend…

          • andcoh

            It’s JDubs, the ballet dancer. Also of youtube video “I hate my job.”

            Trinity is fine by me. She had ideas and execution. The other two, blah.

            • Linderella

              I’d read that before but forgot. If you want to see a great JDubs video, check out “Fuck ‘Em All” on youtube.

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

              I know that guy. He’s traditionally hot, but boy Milk’s got something special which I like more.

            • Dandesun

              So we have a figure skater and a ballet dancer hook up? Is that the ultimate gay power couple or what?!

          • Jacob Bowen

            Yep, his name is James Whiteside (who is also part of Milk’s group “The Dairy Queens” as a queen named “Yoohoo” and a pop musician named Jbdubs). By day he’s a Principal Dance for the American Ballet Theater. I know, a bit creepy I know all this, but he’s BEAUTIFUL.

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

              Yes, he’s beautiful and hot, but I still prefer boy Milk. He’s untraditionally beautiful, which I like more.

            • Jacob Bowen

              I definitely understand the Milk love, and he is VERY beautiful, but something about Ballet Dancers does it for me.

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

              I understand the love for (ballet) dancers. They’re flexible and they have great butts. Also, strong men in tights – they’re like superheroes.

    • Dandesun

      Milk very definitely has a strong conceptual vision right out of the gate. It’s strange but that’s clearly her thing and it’s the club kid style. In her audition video she said she came up with names for the characters she does (they all have Milk referenced in them) and I found myself wondering what the name of her character was on yesterday’s episode.

      I love that she came out ‘chugging’ a red solo cup. How toga party is that! She made me think of a rusalka with a satyr beard. It was a hell of a look… gotta say it.

      Bianca I love, too. I also liked how in ‘Untucked’ she was saying that being the cold bitch was hard. She does it on stage but she can’t do it in real life. She had a lot of good, useful things to say there. There’s way more to her than just insult comic.

      Trinity surprised me with her Queen Amidala look. First of all, when you invoke Star Wars, I pay attention. She wanted to cross Princess Leia with Kate Middleton… and wound up with Queen Amidala. I don’t know how that works exactly but I was quite impressed with her final look. I wasn’t expecting that from her.

      And then, of course, we get the gang stand off at the end.

      • coco ebert

        Yeah, I think Trinity turned it out.

        • Blair Sylvester

          Oh hey fancy seeing you here

          • coco ebert

            Heya! If MK won’t give us a thread, I have to find another one! :)

            • Blair Sylvester

              I just dont think I’ve seen another commenter on both Dlist and T&L !!

            • Bethany Mavronicles

              Dlisted and TL are my two favorite sites. Refresh, refresh, refresh. They have both made me violently choke on whatever liquid I was holding in my mouth at the time more often than not. Coffee in the AM. Red wine in the PM.

            • Blair Sylvester

              Yay another one

      • Eva_baby

        Yeah, Trinity was a huge surprise. During the whole first part of the show all I saw was Tyra Sanchez with half the personality. I had no hopes for her. But then she busted that look out and honestly, i thought it was fab. I would have been just as happy with her winning this as I was with Bianca. I could see Raj busting out something like this…but Trinity? No. Nice surprise, makes me think she’s got much more under the hood than i expected.

      • In_Stitches

        Yeah, for that alone I wouldn’t call her a Tyra knock-off. She brought some boldness to her look beyond ‘beauty’ that Tyra never did. Her response to Milk’s clown joke is concerning, but I’m not going to base my opinion of her off of one off the cuff reaction.

        • Bethany Mavronicles

          Heavily edited. Like 99.3% of the show.

      • JenFay

        I thought that the whole “I play a cold bitch onstage, I can’t do it in real life” sounded a bit like she was playing on one of Bette Davis’s quotes about Joan Crawford “Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why [Joan Crawford] always plays ladies.” I wouldn’t put it past Bianca to know that quote, and given she was talking to Magnolia *Crawford*, it would have been the perfect opportunity to pull something like that out. Whether the sentiment is true or not (and I’m inclined to believe that it is) if it was a deliberate call back to Bette-Joan, that would make me love Bianca more.

    • PastryGoddess

      What was going on with Joslyn’s boobs?

    • Lilyana_F

      Ok, I love boy Milk. So that’s happening. And I love clever queens with skills, so Go Bianca!

    • Alex Gabriel

      ‘She’s no Carmen Carrera, who could rock the fishiness naked.’ You know you were making all the same criticisms of Carmen at the start of her season, right? (I’m just saying.)

      • Blair Sylvester

        also Carmen was transitioning so I think that is a bit of an unfair comparison

        • MK03

          I don’t think she was transitioning at that time, though.

          • Blair Sylvester

            I thought she was and there was some fuss. didn’t she open up about transitioning during the competition and there was talk about if it was fair for her to stay ?

            • MK03

              I don’t remember seeing that on the show itself. But Monica Beverly Hillz admitted to being in the process and withdrew. Kenya Michaels may also have started during or before she did the show.

            • Blair Sylvester

              maybe that is what I was thinking of

            • GTFOBigGovt

              NO. That was last season Monica Beverly Hills. Carmen didn’t start until months after the season was over.

            • pdquick

              But some of the other girls threw some shade about whether the hips were enhanced with silicone or hormones.

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

        Our criticism of Carmen was that she let the body do all the work; not that she didn’t have the body to be a fishy body queen.

    • GM

      Remember, one of the criteria for the runway was ‘high fashion’. I think Milk is the only one who truly took it there.

      • Dandesun

        I would agree there but I do wish that they’d stop throwing out ‘high fashion’ as that’s not really what queens tend to be about, you know? I don’t consider Ru to be high fashion when it comes down to it. I think Raja is the only one that had that aesthetic but that was her concept: high fashion supermodel.

        Milk really went for the avant garde/high fashion look. I thought Trinity went there, too. Bianca’s dress was great but it wasn’t high fashion as I think of it. Joslyn looked like Carnival. As much as it had EVERYTHING, it also seemed to be a cohesive piece that was constructed well as opposed to the Jiggly method of post-Apocalyptic couture that just had everything glued to tin foil. Courtney wore a bathing suit and a box. And the less said about Magnolia’s and Dariene’s outfits the better.

      • Kent Roby

        Seeing the selvage edge of the sheer fabric over Milk’s runway look drove me a bit insane, but I did like the look she was going for, other than that lily pad.

    • Sweetpea176

      Does Bianca remind anyone else of Alexis Mateo’s makeover jock from S. 3?

    • MK03

      Was anyone else a little…I dunno, bothered by Courtney’s speech about bringing straight boys home? That’s not to say I have anything against one-night stands or bar pickups or two men having sex. It sounded like she was either lying by omission or deliberately being dishonest and then springing an unwelcome surprise on these guys. Not cool.

      • coco ebert

        I was just grateful to have something seem not so scripted on Untucked. And yeah, while there is dishonesty there, her point about the fluidity of sexuality is spot on. Many people have had such experiences and it should be talked about, not hidden. Then maybe she wouldn’t need to deceive in the first place.

      • dumblesinwinter

        The way she worded it made it sound like she brought boys home who knew she was a dude, but they didn’t actually think about it until after they got off and then they freaked out.

      • Blair Sylvester

        yeah I didn’t know what to make of it because she didn’t give much infer or at least they didn’t show much. But maybe its similar to the way that straight guys will sometimes hook up with other guys out of curiosity or attraction or drunkeness. I mean I would be surprised if they didn’t know before she brings them home because then it would seem she is putting herself in danger.

    • coco ebert

      I love Bianca but I agree- the insult comic schtick could get old… real fast. And she’s also always “on”. I hope a softer side comes out, because she’s my favorite thus far. Milk is great too. I thought I wouldn’t like Courtney Act, but she’s kind of simpatico.

      I loved the scene at the end when the two teams met each other. The Serengeti… lol.

      • Dan_In_NYC

        For what it’s worth, I was waiting for a water taxi on Fire Island with Bianca in drag and she couldn’t have been more lovely or more gracious. I imagine that will come out on the show, unless they edit her to be particularly nasty.

        • coco ebert

          Yeah, I sense that she’s good people underneath all the snark. It’s nice to hear of your experience.

          • Kent Roby

            I chatted with Roy/Bianca this past weekend in New Orleans; sweet guy. Incidentally, a couple of years ago I told him that he should be on PR.

    • Zaftiguana

      Milk = cutest boy. And I don’t know, I loved her look. I think she could really bring it as the game goes on.

      And yes, Bianca is going to get old fast, and I don’t know where Courtney has gotten the idea that she has a femme body. Darienne needs to step it up, because I luv huh, but she looked a mess. I hope we don’t have another Pandora situation on our hands, my heart can’t take it!

    • Linderella

      I predict a HUGE fight between Milk and Trinity before this is all over. Milk’s as weird as fuck (in a good way) and Trinity appears to have not one smidge of humor in her bones. Girl is SERIOUS about her drag.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Yeah and she’s serious as in “I’m a real woman” serious. I’m not saying she’s trans at all, but it seems like she doesn’t think of drag as an illusion and as an act. She annoys me.

      • Kent Roby

        I’m more interested to see how Vivacious responds to Milk, since both of them self-identify as being “club kids”

    • willworktomorrow

      Love the Scruff “product” placement. Woof!

      • Linderella

        And, holy cow, is the new dark-haired one giving Jason a run for his money in filling out the underwear. He’s gonna knock someone over with that thing!

    • Blair Sylvester

      was anybody else really interested in what Courtney was saying in the formerly interior illusions lounge about the not gay men she has slept with. It sounded really interesting

      • Sweetpea176

        I missed that last night — the party I was at was breaking up, people talking, etc. — so I just went to re-watch to see what you guys have been talking about. And yes, I did think it was interesting, and it’s a little too bad we saw so little of that conversation.

        First off, I actually sort of loved that they were talking about a serious subject without high-drama, confessional-weepiness or screaming-harpiness. This seems like a more mature, grounded group of gals than I think we’re used to seeing. Maybe this bunch has decided that getting screen-time by being somewhat interesting people that other people would want to know is a better strategy than getting screen-time by being horrible or insane. Sure, there’s some attitude and snark and criticism, but nobody went off the rails into cray-cray land.

        In terms of the content — the notion that expressions of gender and sexually don’t necessarily fit into neat categories (which I think was more where Courtney was going with that than how easy it is to pick up men if you’re a beautiful woman, even if you’re a beautiful woman who is also a man) isn’t exactly revolutionary. But that is part of what makes drag provocative as an art form, and part of why I find drag so fascinating, so it would be interesting — to me anyway — to hear more about that from the perspective of drag queens who are right in the very middle of that tension. More interesting than some argument about what’s “real” drag and who’s sickening and who deserves to be there — all of which I’m sure is coming, along with the drama, tears and nastiness.

        TLo has a comment somewhere in this thread about not tolerating commenters who take this show too seriously, so I hope this comment isn’t that. If it is, sorry guys, I won’t do it again.

        • Blair Sylvester

          Didn’t seem too serious to me. I guess what she was saying was just really cryptic. And when she said she didn’t know if the guy was going to punch her that got me concerned. Agree about fluid sexuality and people who are maybe a little curious being terrified of the word gay. I like the second half of the group so much better than the first. They seem like people I would want to get to know.

          • Sweetpea176

            I’m not sure we saw enough of the conversation to know for sure, but I didn’t get the impression that she was saying that she lets men believe she’s a woman in order to sleep with them. (And if she’s the household name in Australia that she says she is, then they would know there’s a man under there, right?)

            ETA: Agree about the second half of the group.

            • Blair Sylvester

              Yeah and she was saying she was trying to tell one guy and he wouldn’t accept it .

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

          No, of course not. We meant people taking it so seriously that they’re constantly in high dudgeon and picking fights over it.

        • somebody blonde

          I think she was alluding to that strange phenomenon that Dan Savage talks about sometimes- guys who consider themselves straight but like dick. The ones who are extremely conflicted about it can be quite dangerous; they’re able to block out their discomfort while they seek sex with a trans woman/drag queen/etc, but as soon as they’re done their self-loathing comes roaring back and they often strike out at the other person.

          • demidaemon

            True. There is also another type of man he talked about in another column: the man who is specifically attracted to men dressed up as women. There is a particular name for it that I don’t remember. Human sexuality is always a very intriguing topic. Its just most cultures–especially ours–seem to shy away from discussing it or demean or shun people who do.

    • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

      I enjoyed this batch of queens better than last week’s. It’ll be fun to see the two groups combined.

      Still want to slap Santino, though.

      • tetisheri

        I can’t wait for the episode where someone rips into him.

      • demidaemon

        If it makes you feel any better, I think Khloe and Michelle are one step away from doing that. In fact, I think if Ru wasn’t between them, there would have already been some judge on judge violence this season.

    • Blair Sylvester

      those robes look cheap please remove them immediately ;)

    • starcaatcher

      You know, I’m actually a little disappointed about Magnolia — both with how she acted on the show, and that she was sent home. She was one of the few queens I was able to interact with at the NYC premiere party and she was very nice! And pretty! (I think. It was dark, I was drunk, who really knows…) I had hopes for her. Not high hopes, but still, hopes… Bummer.

      One of the things that has kind of bothered me about Courtney, even before she was announced for Drag Race, is that she does have a less-feminine body and doesn’t do much to change it? (“Bothered” is a strong word. I’m not actually BOTHERED. But. You know.) And like, that’s fine if that’s your aesthetic, but I feel like she’s the “look as much like a feminine woman as possible”-type queen (I don’t particularly like the term “fishy” even if that would have been a much shorter description. Oh well.) And I like her a lot! And in some outfits, this isn’t even an issue! But in others, including this one…. Yeeaah. I dunno.

      I really like Bianca and I really like Milk (and oh my gosh, Milk is so tall. So tall. So so so tall. When I met her at the premiere party, the first thing I was said was “oh my gosh you’re so tall.” SO TALL. I’M NOT OVER IT YET.) And I think Joslyn is freakin’ ADORABLE. She reminds me of me. Giggling at her own terrible jokes and whatnot. Awww. I like her. She’s like a little bunny rabbit.

      • Blair Sylvester

        but some very feminine women have boyish bodies. Keira Knightley springs to mind.

        • starcaatcher

          Fair enough & very true.
          It’s not a criticism, just to be clear! Just something I noticed and have ~had thoughts about~, I suppose. Courtney is still ridiculously gorgeous.

          • Blair Sylvester

            Yeah its a fair criticism. Just think you can look feminine without a feminine body if that makes sense. Thought her body looked feminine in motion and that face is very “fishy” which i think is kind of a gross word

            • Bethany Mavronicles

              Lupita. Fiercely feminine. Boyish body. Ridiculous arms. Embodies all that is woman. And fashion.

            • Blair Sylvester

              I was thinking someone like Keira Knightley but Lupita works too

            • donaldhitemusic

              I was surprised that they were so complimentary of Her body. They have consistently ragged on queens in the past for “improper” proportions, like dida ritz, Alexis Mateo, etc. All I saw on Courtney was wide man shoulders and zero hips. I don’t think this will be a recurring problem with her, however. It seems like she has plenty of drag with her and obviously pads when clothed… I think this week she just couldn’t sew so she said “screw it” and went with body.

          • DinahR

            I think I understand what you mean about Courtney. She is mesmerizing, very beautiful. But I also noticed her body was not quite as feminine as she seems to think for her ‘aesthetic’ in the outfit she made. I still really like her, but she’s not a Carmen or Yara who have the shape and/or the wiles to give a curvy illusion without obvious padding. Or maybe she is, and that runway just did her no favors. To early to tell, but her shape reminds me more of Willam or even Raja.

            And sure there are extremely feminine ladies with athletic bodies but … it’s like when Ru warns them about pants. Sure, ladies wear pants all the time, but it’s a far easier thing for a woman to wear pants, pantsuits, jackets and not loose the aura of female. When in a competition, and success depends on creating a bigger lady illusion than your competitors… you might want to rethink.

    • rarero

      I am in awe how many of the queens i can see myself hooking up with. Previous seasons’ hotties; Ivy Winters, Phi Phi O’hara, Nina Flowers even, none of them compare to Milk or April Carrion. Magnolia is very hot as well… So yeah RPDR season 6 has that going as well.

    • Rand Ortega

      Another TLo post where my life is in danger from laughing so hard I choked on something. Magnolia Crawford = best quote I’ve read all year..

    • Milos Mom

      My money is on Milk and Bianca as finalists!

    • Enferdame

      I’m living for Bianca, and her reading of Magnolia was quite brilliant, I thought. And she wasn’t being mean, or witty, just telling her like it is. That said, I get think she can read a situation better than anyone, and knows when to turn it off. I think opening episodes are always a little hard to tell, because everyone is pushing their schtick, but I think Bianca’s going to go far.
      I love Miss Courtney Act, this was not her best look, but she’s got a lot more tricks up her sleeve. And you know they’re going to try and keep her and Adore around as long as possible for the singing challenge.
      Trinity’s got some fierce looks, and I’m excited to see what she comes up with. I got a dull Tyra vibe off her at first as well, but there’s some spark there that makes me think she’s got more going on.
      Milk is exciting. Her drag is not always my favorite, but I can appreciate her look, and she executes it very very well.

      Did anyone else notice BenDeLaCreme’s outfit in the preview for the next episode? SHE IS KILLING IT in the black/ white beach combo with a massive hat.

      • Linderella

        Hoping Bianca is around when they have the Reading Mini-Challenge, because bitch will kill it.

        • Kent Roby

          That, and Snatch Game; she does a couple of fun over-the-top impersonations.

    • Eric Stott

      I’m going to Root for Darienne Lake (her home town is only a few hours north of me) but she’d better show some fabulousness PDQ. I agree about the personality & I suspect the younger queens will gang up on her pretty soon.

      BTW- she and Pandora Boxx are both from Rochester, but Pandora sure didn’t cut her any slack.

      • demidaemon

        Same here. Although I am much closer than you. Her outfit wasn’t that great, but she killed that LSFYL. Not that she really had any worries from her competition.

        • Eric Stott

          We MUST show them that NYC doesn’t have the last word on drag in this state.

          • demidaemon

            YES.

    • shehungthemoon

      Is there somewhere to watch besides the logo website? I had trouble with the site last season, but can’t even get it to play at all this season.

      • Truthiness2U

        If you have Adblock (which I do on my Chrome browser) that may be the issue. You have to “pause” it first, then try reloading and play. Worked for me at least. Though it did mean I did have to watch all the stupid ads I normally get to skip. Only for Drag Race am I willing to put up with that. Well, that and trying to find a decent Arrr copy is too much work for me ;)

      • Mary Stone

        Wonder if they’ve done something to it to make it compliant with their android app (?) I can’t get it to work either and I’ve got Google Chrome as my default browser. Also the episodes for season 6 are not available on comcast on demand (yet)? Probably because Logo wants people to use the app instead.

        • MeiraNiibori

          If you’re using an add-on like Adblock Plus, that might be the problem. I never had a problem with watching on the logo website it in the past, but starting this season it won’t play in any browser unless I disable Adblock. Which is insanely annoying, since they have so many ads in each break, and the same ads repeat over and over and over……………

    • shanteUstay

      I’m already living for Bianca and Courtney <3
      But disappointed with magnolia's crappy atttitude, millions of performers could have had their shot and she just blew it

      • Mary Stone

        The other queens clocked her huge time for that statement in the lounge, which I completely agreed with. Don’t audition unless you intend to really compete. There are thousands of girls more than happy to take your place.

    • shanteUstay

      Miss fox was a mess from the time she walked in with that ratty wig and forever 21 dress

      • tetisheri

        Her wigs were a mess. I could see the edges coming up during her lip synch. If I could see them on my TV, how bad did they have to look in person. And hello, could she not have taken some time to make her wig look good? I mean, damn.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      I don’t know what YOU saw but I saw Bianca being sincere, helpful and attempting to explain to Magnolia where she went wrong. Or didn’t you watch Untucked?

      I also did NOT see her insult comic schtick being relentless. She was actually quiet towards the others. She even SAID she can’t be that way in real life so that sorta seals the deal that you DIDN”T watch Untucked.

      • Chartreusite

        I agree, having watched Bianca’s comedy specials I actually found her to be VERY restrained this episode. Her comments never felt too personal (except maybe describing Trinity’s personality as dead), and she knew how to be amiable when she needed to be (particularly around Ru and during critiques). She seems smart enough to know when she has to turn it off or, alternately, turn it on high enough to cause some drama to keep her in the game.

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

        Sorry. Not putting up with this too-serious bullshit this season. Either learn to enjoy these recaps – and opinions that don’t line up with your own – or go somewhere else.

        It astonishes us how many people suck all the fun out of this show by taking it too seriously.

        • littlecat

          I hoped you would have been classy instead of defensive in your response.

    • Chartreusite

      I think Trinity won the photoshoot cause she was serving polished sensuousness realness with a slightly more dynamic pose. It’s very Top Model, but I could see why it would win over Bianca (who was more character and less sexy) and Courtney (whose shot was a little straightforward). I do get the Tyra comparisons and she isn’t exactly a firecracker, but I do think Trinity does have some wisdom and intelligence and her beliefs in the drag world is kinda endearing (I think she was one of the ones who railed against Magnolia in untucked, and she also wondered why drag queens weren’t judging the competition besides ru in her meet the queens video?). By no means do I think she’s a winner, but I do appreciate what she brings to the table, especially in her runway this week (her makeup was even more out-there than Milk, whose main selling point was the beard).

      I’m loving this week’s queens for the most part as well (with the notable exception of Magnolia). My one sticking point, and I might be in the minority here, is that I don’t feel like it’s really fair that Courtney’s on the show? She’s a notable Australian and drag celebrity with what I presume to be a lot of resources that even seasoned queens like Vivacious lack. Since the finale will probably come down to a fan vote again this year, how fair is it that someone who has a fanbase that greatly dwarfs the other queens’ right out of the gate is allowed to compete on the same level? Additionally, while I do think Courtney’s talented (she’s obviously very talented in painting her face and in singing), I don’t really get any uniqueness or interest from her. She’s charismatic (although the whole straight boy thing in untucked was kind of gray area to me), but what really makes her a superstar besides being a super pretty girl with an accent? With Raja you had the edgy fashion vibe, with Sharon you had the scary thing and out of the box thinking, and with Jinx you had the humor. There’s nothing that particularly stands out about Courtney to me except that she’s INCREDIBLY popular and she’s serving femme realness.

      • jungguy

        I don’t think any season has actually come down to a fan vote. Ru picks the winner every time. Only, since season 4, she has waited until the last possible moment in order to gauge public reactions to the queens before making the call.

        • Chartreusite

          I mean isn’t that kind of public vote though? Both seasons aligned with the most popular choice. I mean we could argue all day over who deserves what but fan voting DOES play a role in who wins, at the very least.

      • littlecat

        Courtney saying she’s a stepping stone to homosexuality freaked me out – as if you can change someone’s sexuality by sleeping with them? That reminds me of guys telling gay girls they’re the ones who are going to turn her straight. Maybe I just misunderstood, but it sounded like Courtney is purposefully tricking guys into sleeping with her without telling them she identifies as a man, and it’s okay because all men are secretly a little gay anyways. It seemed really disrespectful of a person’s sexuality – I’m queer but I think it’s just as valid and worthy of respect to identify as straight, and I didn’t get that from her at all.

        And I agree with you on Trinity’s make-up, I couldn’t stop staring at it in Untucked. The little animal nose was so cute.

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

      Fair enough. I think we came around more on the femininity factor later in the season, but our major problem with her -and most “body queens” is that they rely on it too much.

      And Courtney looks way more boyish naked than Carmen did.

      • Alex Gabriel

        I can go with that. I’m getting it from Gia this year – the whole “I’m so fishy, you’re so butch” attitude… but those shoulders and hips? They disagree.

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

      I totally agree about Courtney Act’s body – I was thinking, “Yeah, your face is amazing, but that body’s no Carmen Carrera fish.”

      Potato Chip nose seemed like she was doing a bad Sharon Needles impression in her lip sync. Glad she went home. No time for sour repeats.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      “Potato Chip Nose’s eerie impersonation of a blowup sex doll.” So true and so funny. It’s all I see when I look at the picture. Can’t unsee.

    • MilaXX

      I saw it live and remember it well. Including interviews afterwards where Ru broke down exactly what happened.

    • In_Stitches

      Darienne Lake was as funny as I had hoped and Bianca Del Rio more so. As T and Lo pointed out, their schtick will wear thin if it’s all we see for the rest of the season so I hope they show a little humanity. Who knows, maybe they’ll form a powerful team; with Darienne’s makeup skills and Bianca’s construction, they could carry each other to the end.

    • NinjaCate

      “and Potato Chip Nose’s eerie impersonation of a blowup sex doll.”
      CANNOT. UNSEE.

    • Caity

      Courtney was the CLEAR winner of the photo shoot. She actually had fun with it. And she is so SWEET!

      I also adore Milk. Club kid or not. Love her.

    • KFeat

      How long can Milk keep milking (sorry) that same character without it getting old…oh wait…it was old pretty much instantly. If she just played it a little straight she could be great.

      • donaldhitemusic

        I agree! Her runway look would have been enhanced by a “fishier” face. I can’t help but think it might be some kind of defense mechanism she’s hiding behind. Like if I make myself ugly on purpose, then they can’t criticize my looks. The Pinocchio look was a different matter. It wasn’t my taste, but the nose was part of the concept so it made sense. The beard in the toga look was completely pointless and just a distraction. I hate when queens like this think they’re “challenging” us or making us question our pre-conceived notions of beauty with this type of stuff. I was talking with a friend tonight and decided we hope that at some point in the untucked therapy that goes on they unearth some issue or hang up Milk has that might be causing her to feel the need to hide behind ugly looks or fear looking beautiful. Just a thought

    • Andrea B

      Everywhere Bianca goes, my stupid hopeless heart follows two steps behind with a wet, soapy washcloth. Roy is a very, very handsome man.

      • OhSheila

        I’ve never seen a prettier drag queen whose goal wasn’t “fish”. I just want to stare at him in or out of drag all day. The DIMPLES! I can’t even.

        • Andrea B

          Absolutely. I have watched a lot of Bianca/Roy video over the years. My take: that is one handsome grown-up man with clear boundaries, and a lively, honest sense of himself and his big damn heart. May he dance across my screen in his underwear for many weeks to come. I’m wondering if he wasn’t reworking the make-up a little to try to adjust for television. He usually does live shows.

        • bunnifred

          He is a Paul Dinello lookalike.

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

      Magnolia looked like a bitter birdy. The interesting thing about the two group thing is that you wonder how they will all get along after they mingle. Bianca versus Gia will be fun to watch. All in all I think the queens all are a bit too aware of the reality tv situation and get into character too much, especially Laganja who can’t talk one sentence without having some drag queen expressions waved in (okaayyyyyy? weeeerk… bla bla) and Darienne who is making too many fat jokes for my taste. The only “real” character so far seems to be Adore.

    • Chevalle

      I hope Bianca doesn’t change her clown makeup. It’s her personal style that she’s been doing forever and she owns it. It’s bright, it’s in your face, it’s drag.

      I say this every season, but “too much makeup” and “not feminine” are hideous critiques for drag. The Sisterhood of Perpetual Indulgence is one of the most famous group of queens, and they are the quintessential embodiment of clown makeup and the opposite of traditional femininity.

      • somebody blonde

        I don’t mind the amount of makeup that Bianca does, but she might want to pay attention to the criticism that the way she’s doing it is closing up her eyes rather than opening them. She would do well to make up her eyes so that they look bigger and wider rather than so close to her nose.

    • somebody blonde

      The only thing I disagree with is that Trinity is Tyra Sanchez 2.0. Trinity at least seems to be cheerful. Tyra was the sourest queen there’s ever been on Drag Race and Trinity doesn’t seem that way at all. Only time will tell.

    • katiessh

      As an australian I feel the need to root for courtney act, even though I do not remember her from aus idol AT ALL. but i usually find super fishy kind of boring in this competition, so i’m hoping she brings more than just no clothes.

    • Patrick Cleary

      I love Bianca! She is insulting when in drag, but seemed incredibly sweet and smart at all other times. I hope she doesn’t adjust the eye makeup too much…it’s very signature.

    • Danielle

      I loved when Santino called out Magnolia for not being able to sew at all. “This is Season 6!” Even my husband was asking, “Don’t they know by now that if they go on the show that they’ll have to make something?”

    • Kristobel

      Okay, so Darienne Lake totally looks like the big girl drag sister of Ruth Wilson (from Luther). I can’t unsee it. Anyways, definitely liked this group of queens better than the first group.

    • demidaemon

      I still can’t get over the moniker of “Potato Chip.” It’s too bad it got such limited use. At least she’ll be back for the reunion, so it can get reused there.

    • rickimatsu

      I thought Milk was serving some gender-bending Diane von Fürstenberg and I loved it. Also, can we talk about the fact that she looked fierce without a wig?

    • JaCory Deon

      Thought this group was better than the first though feel bad for poor Milk: these judges, apart from Rupaul, seem to have very narrow notions of what drag is about and tend to be unkind to those thinking beyond “fishy queen.” Is she and Bianca are smart they’ll take a page from Jinx Monsoon’s book and give the judges what they want just a little bit. Courtney Act is pure fish BUT based on that challenge alone, should’ve been in the bottom imho as her ensemble was a big ole’ nothing. At least the big girl tried to make something.

      • Dandesun

        Courtney is pure fish and very seasoned which means she’ll get the ridiculous ‘I want to see your vulnerability’ critique.

        Really not looking forward to that. It’s my wig-snatch moment from Michelle.

    • Stubenville

      Oh my God TLo! You actually blogged about this! I was afraid that you had totally stopped with television.

      It seems like a good, varied group of queens this season, but obviously some have earlier expiration dates. I can’t wait for the inevitable cat fight between Gia and Bianca and woe to anyone that they simultaneously turn on. Does anyone else think Milk is Sharon Needles II?

      Best quote of the night: “I’ve got a Goddamn bow on my ass.” from Magnolia.

      • MarissaLG

        For me, Potato Chip was giving me Sharon Needles’ sad drag mother on the runway.

    • Stubenville

      Oh, and I adored Ru’s little “Mommie Dearest” vignette.

    • MarissaLG

      I thought this was possibly the best episode in years. It was fun and funny and light with a nice amount of drama mixed in- perfect for an opening episode. I think the caliber of drag queen in this group is HIGH. I thought the editing was especially great with more than the usual amount of jokes thrown in on their end.

      The only thing I disagree with on this posting is Milk’s runway. I thought he looked phenomenal and was disappointed when Santino said he should have done without the beard. This was his chance to stand out and I think he did it beautifully.

      Courtney is reminding me way too much of Willam right now, so hopefully she can really show us who she is because she’s hilarious and I think she’s a contender. I can’t wait to see her and Adore Delano discuss their idol careers. I also loved how open she was about her views on sexuality during untucked. It seems that so many of the other queens are really strict with their interpretation of how drag fits in to their sexual relationships, so it was cool to see her come at it with a different viewpoint.

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

      So quick rundown of these queens, just my opinions, but feel free to get heated, I love talking aesthetics.

      Bianca Del Rio- Okay yes the makeup needs softening in places, but she chooses the right colors for her face consistently so far. Her garment was the most finished by far and I just get the sense she appeals to Ru’s sensibility. When Ru says she’d wear the gown that means you hit a sweet spot. I actually don’t find the ‘hate comic’ schtick that difficult, Untucked showed some restraint.
      Trinity K Bonet- The mainstage showing was way more put together than I thought, she just added too many elements. She has absolutely no presence and I can’t wait to see her in a challenge where she has to talk and not be ‘video fish’.
      Joslyn Fox- Her personality is like Tammie Brown without any of the vintage influence or self-awareness, in other words she’s awful to listen to. She’s also a dim bulb, which the show is already playing with. What I’m most interested in/concerned about is that her cobbled together party drag looks like that just might be her aesthetic entirely. Like think of her entrance outfit and her runway outfit. Day to night in the most garish way.
      Milk- I’m a sucker for club kid style drag so I’m just saying I have a bias now. Then again I didn’t find myself happy with Vivacious so… Anyways, I thought this chick had a totally different set of references and goals with what she wants to do really figured out. Love that, but I worry about her ability not to perform but to express the idea behind the looks she does. They make such sense on stage but she seems to have trouble articulating what she’s doing until that moment beyond “I’m trying to be different”. Not a huge criticism just something to note.
      Courtney Act- I’m weirdly okay with the fact that she and Milk are immediately upfront about thinking the other one is hot (at least to confessionals). And I was prepared to be disappointed by her, and I do think the look underwhelmed. But given her party box I thought she handled it a smart way. What really blew me away though is how on and present and willing to be goofy/silly she is. I think she’s really aware of the ‘fishy/pretty/body’ thing as a pitfall and she seems ready to deal with that.
      Magnolia Crawford- Is gone and that’s absolutely the right call. Her tacky entrance poses were my favorite part and I steadily just found myself hating her more every second after that. Did she know one word to that lip synch? Pathetic.
      Darienne Lake- I was surprised by how charming I found her although she’s going to have to elevate her drag 1000% fashion-wise in order to keep up, but I bet she has surprises. Her make up is crazy great, those eyes and lips are so expressive (it saved her in the lip synch on some level). Her actual performance was solid too. I do get a little self-deprecation ala Delta Work though, which I hope she doesn’t let hold her back.

    • Cambel

      Is it just me or is this the most fun Drag Race in a while? bianca Del Rio is funny but not too mean, and she is doing from a place that isn’t just pure angry/bitch like Gia Gunn. Milk, can’t wait to see what she does next. Vivacious….well she seems to be taking things that people did back in the club kid days and just re-wearing them rather than moving forward with it. Glad Magnolia is out, she didn’t seem to be able to do anything but complain.

    • http://www.lastres0rt.com Rachel Keslensky – Last Res0rt

      As long as Courtney’s not a toothpick like Alaska I’ll eat that body up, drag or no drag!

    • donaldhitemusic

      I sort of think Magnolia played the lip synch well. I Don’t think she went into this planning to fail, but I think she choked on the challenge so she made up the “I’m only here for exposure” thing as a defense mechanism. Knowing she was done for, I think she decided to go out in a blaze of idiocy in hopes of being remembered for something (even if it was for being a fool). I mean, she monopolized much of the episode and I’ll definitely remember her. Many of the early exiters make no impression and just slip into drag race obscurity (Phoenix, Alyssa summers, etc). I think she was successful in creating a memorable moment that will probably get her some screen time at the reunion as well. This is similar to Mystique From season 2 and her fight with Morgan. I don’t think mystique took a dive, but she definitely made a name for herself in her short time there.

      Now obviously, it’s better to make a name for yourself with effort and actual skill or charm, but I think that the writing was on the wall and it was her last ditch effort to have moment. I think it was probably successful. And btw, I love that ridiculous nose. I hope at the reunion it’s whittled down to NOTHING! Just a single file line of white dots in a sea of contour powder! Lol