RuPaul’s Drag Race: Scream, You Bitches! Scream!

Posted on March 11, 2014

Now, see…

 

If we were the producers of this show, we’d have loaded up those tables with a bunch of whipped-cream pies. You just know some of these bitches would’ve risked ruining their wigs for a shot at some other queen’s face.

Ah, well. We can’t complain, because if there’s one thing this show has always done well, it’s figure out ways to keep things entertaining.

Like so:

 

 

HIGHLARIOUS. But we have to admit…

 

We’re unimpressed with the tuck skills on display this season.

 

And we do mean “ON DISPLAY.”

 

Next up:

Thousands of viewers get itchy ass.

 

We’re sorry, but these  sketch challenges are often pretty painful to sit through and last night was no exception. Even the rare queen who can build a character and recite lines from a script doesn’t come off that well since there’s so little prep time and they’re almost always forced to play off pieces of lumber who can’t even figure out how to face a camera.

 

Sure, one or two always stand out (we were going to write “are head and shoulders above the others” and thought better of it), but you still have to sit through ten minutes of awkward attempts at acting and mostly unfunny dialogue. Does anyone really laugh their way through these segments?

 

Tonight, Ru is serving up Bride of Blackenstein and we are all living for it.

 

She seemed game and up for anything but it looks like she got overwhelmed by the other judges. We barely heard from her.

 

She’s a trouper.

 

It’s a great look. She’s always going to be in the lead when it come to the catwalk. She’s got the polish and she can make killer costumes. But we stand by what we said last week: her insult schtick is wearing thin already. She sticks her nose in everyone’s business, offers un-asked-for opinions, and then gets bitchy when people don’t like it. She’s fun and all, but it’s exhausting after a while.

 

 

Very Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not that that’s a bad thing. She’ll give Bianca a run for her money in the polish department, that’s for sure.

 

Enh. She looks good, we guess. But she’s kind of generic.

 

 

She surprised us with this look. While we wouldn’t exactly call this chic, it’s really polished and she looks glamorous as hell. She’ll make a lousy Beyonce, though. And you just know that’s where she’s headed for the Snatch Game.

 

 

 

We like the top half for serving up pure club kid weirdness, but the bottom half is nearly identical to the outfit she showed up in last week, with the space painted between her teeth. We hope she’s not getting repetitive this early in the game.

 

 

Bringing the drama. She’s as generic as Jocelyn in her own way, but her makeup skills are so world class that they elevate her entire look. Plus she’s got performing chops, as we saw this week. She’s a lightning fast comic queen, even if she’s a little too “on” sometimes.

 

We didn’t love this. The umbrella got awkward when she had to hold it away from her to show of her look.

 

She seems kind of … we don’t know… formless at this point. We like the face, but the dress is not setting us on fire.

Is it us or are the queens mostly a generic lot this season? It’s probably too early to tell, but it seems like there’s only a handful with any real style or originality to them.

 

We know we should hate her for being such a bitch all the time but she keeps opening her mouth and saying the most godawful stupid things and we just can’t help finding that DELICIOUS. Keep talking, honey. Each word is another shovelful of that hole you’re digging.

We liked this look, if for no other reason than she got away from the Kimora-style drag she’s been giving out.

 

Ru’s going to look at Adore as her own little project this season, we can see it. Michelle’s on board with that one too. They’re going to rag on her for her lack of polish or her attitude constantly until she has her “come to Jesus” moment. Or melts down. We can see why they want to put the work in on her. She has the potential to be really gorgeous and funny but so far, she comes off loud, lazy and stupid. She needs to drop the act and get to work.

Great look, though.

 

Sorry. Not feeling this queen at all. This look is terrible and she should’ve gotten more shit for it, we’re thinking.

 

Bless her heart. We appreciate that she’s doing this kind of drag, but boy, is this kind of thing dated and derivative. Having said that, it was still better than a lot of the generic looks on the catwalk this week.

But the lipstick’s on the mirror at this point: she’s got no performing chops and she’s awkward as hell.

 

Darienne wins, as she she should.

 

And April and Vivacious face off for the lip synch, which was all but declared over when the song started. Ru likes to pick lip synch songs that clearly favor one performer over another (i.e., when Latrice got “Natural Woman” or Jinkx got an Yma Sumac song for their lip synchs). Vivacious, whatever talents she has, is simply not going to work a Selena Gomez song the way April naturally would.

 

This was Auntie Ru deliberately weeding out a girl she knew had no chance to go all the way. Which is a shame, but we can’t say we disagree with the decision. We hope Milk can step it up on the Club Kid front now that it feels like we’re looking at a roster of pageant queens.

 

 

 

[Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • MK03

      “Do you think theirs was in black and white because it was set in the 60s and yours was in the 80s?”
      “…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..no.”

      I think Gia hurt herself grappling with that question.

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

        I want that .gif of her lips pursing, eyelids going half mast, eyes slowly going to the right and then the, “…no.” It was iconic.

        • MK03

          I was hoping they would add some computing noises in editing.

          • Glam Dixie

            Or some smoke coming out of her ears as she tried to force her brain into gear.

            • Eric Stott

              or crickets

            • Raspberry2012

              Or teensy little tumbleweeds blowing from one ear canal to the other.

          • Raspberry2012

            Holy shit, that would have been everything!

          • LC3203

            Or circus music and a little thought bubble with a monkey and an organ grinder.

        • Linderella

          Not to be Grammar Bitch, but something that happened yesterday hasn’t had time to become “iconic.”
          Sorry, it’s my number 1 pet peeve misuse of a word in all the world.
          Though I did think the moment was hilarious.

          • Robert Johnston

            It can. Iconic means “of or relating to an icon”, and an icon is something “representative, sacred, or revered” (or a statue or little gui element)

            • Linderella

              How does any of that definition relate to Gia Gunn, though? Her reaction was not “of or relating to an icon.”
              And IM’s use of “iconic” was not meant to imply any of the above, either.
              Again, not trying to be Grammar Bitch. Really. Honest.

            • Eric Stott

              Substitute the word “Classic” – it’s a similar misuse, but established.

            • Linderella

              Exactly! While technically “wrong” as well, it’s less skin-crawly.

            • Eric Stott

              I suggest the term “Avatarian” – a look so memorable you want to use it as an avatar.

            • Kitten Mittons

              I want to steal this.

            • Eric Stott

              Be my guest darling!

            • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              Gia makes a good internet meme, I hope she doesn’t become viral.

            • Eric Stott

              “I got a dose of Gia, but caught it before it could spread”

            • LC3203

              .gifable

            • Eric Stott

              memeable

            • Dandesun

              Rather than iconic or classic, I’d just say her reaction was hilarious. That pause was so long and it seemed to me she didn’t even clue into what ‘the sixties’ even meant… which shouldn’t be surprising if she doesn’t know what a Delorean is. I guess she’s never seen any of the ‘Back to the Future’ movies. Gia probably thinks that the 60s may as well have been in the 18th century for all that it applies to her.

              Say what you will about Joslyn but she did realize that ‘black horse’ wasn’t the correct term. She got that she was using the wrong term (even if I like ‘black horse’ now… what?) Gia… it just didn’t compute. At all.

            • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              She makes good television, but she has an expiration date. Why can’t we have more queens like Alaska or Detox, who both made amazingly hilarious television without getting tiresome.

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

              Gia probably doesn’t even understand the reference when Ru says, “G-G-G-Gia!”

            • Glam Dixie

              Omg, hadn’t thought about that, but I’d be willing to put money on you being right. That girl is vacant.

            • AnotherG

              “Gasp!”

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

            No worries. Truthfully, I saw that moment play out as a .gif and wanted so badly to send that as a response to the majority of questions I have been emailed lately. A .gif ambassador, if you will.

          • omniumgatherum

            Linderella, you’re really being more of a Semantic Bitch, than a “Grammar Bitch” aren’t you? I do agree with you, words have meanings that shouldn’t be spread so thinly that they lose that meaning. You know, like the word Grammar. ;)

            • Linderella

              Me-ow! Well played, Omni. Very. Hahahahaha!

      • Sweetpea176

        Didn’t Ru even say that one would be black and white because it was set in the 60’s ….

        • Kent Roby

          I was expecting “Why it got to be black……….and white?”

    • MK03

      Also, as much as I cannot stand her, Gia was serving up some Unit 01 realness on the runway and the anime nerd in me appreciates that.

      • Linderella

        Gia is one of those young obnoxious queens who have no sense of history or context. I find her equal parts hilarious and irritating. I would pay to watch her shed buckets of tears when she turns 40. Hell, even turning 30 for her will be world-shattering.

        • Eric Stott

          By the time she turns 40 she’ll have had so much cosmetic surgery her face might shatter.

          • Linderella

            What was I thinking? OF COURSE she will, hahahaha!

        • MK03

          Yeah, I’m sure her Unit 01 look was not intentional, but when you put purple, neon green and black together, that’s where my mind automatically goes. Because I am a huge dorkus.

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

          She didn’t know what a Delorean was! ;_;

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          To quote/paraphrase miss Gigi Levangie Grazer on season 2: “she’s hilarious, but not on purpose”.

          • Sweetpea176

            But without Alyssa’s charm.

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

              Seems like there are a good number of queens on Drag Race that are hilarious but not on purpose.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        I love you for the reference, now I can’t unsee and I hate myself for not seeing it first!

        I don’t think it was on purpose, though, since she doesn’t seem to know anything other than reality tv stars.

        • Skulldugg

          I can’t unsee it either. I’d be shocked, though pleased, if Gia shows any recognition of something like Evangelion.

          • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            If she makes it to Snatch Game, she’ll go with one of the Kardashians.

    • bxbourgie

      Loved Vi, but your assessment of her skills and drag are 100% on point. She seemed sweet, but I knew she was going to be an early dismissal from the show. Her look was definitely club kid, but there was no DRAG there. I’m not even talking about the fishy kind. Just DRAG in general, if that makes sense. Lots of queens on the show weren’t fishy but still gave you DRAG. Vivacious sadly just looked like a man in makeup and interesting costumes.

      That being said. Vivacious for All Stars! She’s definitely polished up her look post show, from what I’ve seen of her on her own and other queens’ social media.

      Also: The season has only just begun and I think Bianca is probably my favorite queen to ever be on this show. Chick can sew, razor sharp quick wit, polished as hell and managed to turn that awful script into 10 seconds of bearable when she was on screen. I’ll be shocked if she doesn’t win the whole damn thing or at the very least make top 3. She she’s all C.U.N.T. all the time and THAT is what you need to win this game.

      • alannaofdoom

        I was LIVING for her when she was holding her headpiece back so she could hear. Just amazing.

        • bxbourgie

          Right! It just seemed she brought her A game and really wanted to do well and represent her style of drag. I do think she accomplished that, but this wasn’t the proper platform for her to go much further.

          • Eric Stott

            Ru and Michelle did appreciate that look, in a qualified sort of way. I think it might have worked better somewhere later in the season – and maybe if she’d fixed the slight titscrephency.

      • CelandineM

        At this point I really wish Ru would ban Beyonce and Lady GaGa from the Snatch game. One more awful and boring Beyonce and I am just going to turn the TV off.

        • bxbourgie

          Girl you better get ready because I’d be shocked if Trinity makes it to the Snatch Game and doesn’t do Beyonce. She probably has seen other snatch game impressions and feels she can REALLY do Beyonce justice, since she IS Beyonce and all. Or the closest you’re gonna get to her.

        • Zaftiguana

          But man, if someone who didn’t really want to be Beyonce or Gaga really went for it and did a real send up of all of their little celebrity foibles, they could be really funny. I think it really may just be that they attract a lot of user error.

      • Robert Johnston

        #shadyapes

        • Eric Stott

          That may be Vivacious’ s best moment.

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

        No no… Ornacia for All Stars! :P

        • http://www.wilde-travels.com/ Jacob Marek

          I just wish Phi Phi O’Hara was there to scream at her to go back to Party City where she belongs, because Ornacia? That, darling, was pure Party City.

      • Tomek

        OMG – Bianca is so my favorite. LOVE HER

    • Glam Dixie

      Sorry Uncles, I love me some Bianca. The advice may be unwanted but it’s on point and the youngsters need to suck it up and listen. Adore is a mess and Trinity is a little Tyra 2.0 for me but seems slightly more likeable. In regards to the lip synch songs purpose being to help eliminate a particular queen, isn’t it chosen and given to the girls in advance so they can learn it? How will they know who is going to be in the bottom two when they give out the song?

      • Linderella

        Ru has said in the past they are given the lip synch songs only a day in advance, which makes me wonder if she takes a look and sees who’s struggling, and then picks the song accordingly.

        • MilaXX

          She would have had an idea who was struggling during filming of the sketch. If they did indeed pick the best take, then Vi was clearly one of the bottom feeders.

          • Linderella

            Exactly. And with April and Adore obviously floundering, picking a Selena Gomez song would have been the gift to them (operating on the assumption that the Uncles’ theory of weeding out Vi is correct).

          • Glam Dixie

            So Ru has already decided her bottom two before they ever hit the runway? Possible I suppose since April’s runway blew Adore’s out of the water and poor performance, poor team captain and poor runway should have equaled bottom two for Adore but perhaps April had already been given the position in Ru’s mind and Adore could have worn anything and been safe.

            • MilaXX

              Maybe not 100% but I think she has a pretty good idea and if the runway doesn’t redeem them it’s an easy decision to make.

            • jtabz

              It seemed to me that Adore should have been in the bottom, too–
              I think Ru might have been saving her for the singing challenge next week.

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

              Adore could easily have been in the bottom and not eliminated. It just seemed Vivacious’ time to go, and Adore could have used the wake-up call.

            • Eric827

              Vivacious was pretty good, I thought. I could easily see Adore not even knowing the words.

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

              Then even more reason for Adore to get the boot. I can see, after all, that Vivacious is putting in the effort to memorize words and dance at the lip synch. I did have the thought that Ru purposely did not put Adore in the bottom two because of the fear of elimination, but again, Adore was on American Idol and should do fine in a musical performance. I can’t give her any slack because of her appearance there. She has gained television and performing experience from AI that the others do not have, aside from Courtney.

        • GTFOBigGovt

          They get ALL the songs in the beginning. They find out the specific song for the LS one day in advance.

          • Glam Dixie

            Even if that is the case, Ru could still pull out the song from the list she thinks best serves her needs for the lip synch she is planning.

            • Raspberry2012

              I’m not sure about that, honestly. I think they all get the song in advance and are told to learn it just in case – I don’t think there’s a selection that Ru picks at the last minute. I remember in one of the outtakes from last year’s clip show, Jinkx and Jade were sharing ear buds to practice the song together, and it was much earlier than the “Can I Get An Amen?” challenge.

            • Eric827

              Couldn’t they have been sharing the ear buds the day before the lip synch, or the day of?

              No one’s saying that the contestants find out at last minute – but it makes sense that they don’t know which song it will be until the day before.

            • Raspberry2012

              No, sorry – I wasn’t clearer before in my earlier post. I wasn’t making so much of a point about when they get the songs. I was making a point that I don’t think Ru picks from a list of songs at the last minute. My earlier point was that I think it’s only one song, not a few of them. I don’t think it’s “Latrice is LSFYL against Kenya. So out of these three songs, let’s pick ‘Natural Woman’ so that Latrice has the edge”. I think it’s more likely that it’s “Here’s THE SONG you’re lip synching to if you happen to fall into the bottom two – learn it by the runway.”

              If that makes any sense. Which it probably doesn’t. Because I’m posting before coffee. I’ll just show myself out now…

        • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

          The Princess said that her season, they were all given the music for every LSFYL right when the got off the plane. They may not know when each song will be, but they know what they all are in advance (hence how inexcusable it is when a queen gets caught not knowing the words).

          • Raspberry2012

            Ahhh, that makes more sense than my ramblings! And yes, you’re right, that does make it more inexcusable for them not to know the songs.

          • Mary Stone

            There’s a reason why “You Betta Werk” is a RuPaul stock phrase. Mama Ru has no patience for people who don’t put the work in. IF they get all of the LSFYL songs on CD on arrival, they had better for their own sakes have them on lock by the time they arrive for filming episode 1.

      • Raspberry2012

        I’m with you, Glam Dixie – I love Bianca! Girl can keep runnin’ her mouth as much as she wants as far as I’m concerned.

        • Aerialgreen

          Agreed, Team BDR! ~ could we just skip right into the reading challenge already? I’m sure she’ll be the one to dust up that one proper since Jujubee set the bar for it.

        • Sweetpea176

          I’m ambivalent. I think Bianca heads over the line into mean a bit. On the other hand, I know how tiresome mouthy, entitled youngsters like Adore can be, and having to be around that all day long, I’m not sure I could resist putting her in her place. I can really sympathize with “stop telling me, and start showing me, honey.”

    • Geoff Dankert

      Thanks for pointing out one of the obvious-yet-subtle ways Ru and the producers work the format of the show to benefit one queen over another: the LSFYL song. Think about “Natural Woman” for Latrice and even “Turn The Beat Around” last week for Darienne. When the old-school disco drops, put money on the old queen; you’ll win every time. If Adore ever winds up in the bottom, $5 says they’ll spin some Miley.

      • bxbourgie

        As soon at the song started I knew who was going home. I’d never heard the song before, but I saw Selena Gomez and I was like oh. Ok Ru. I see what you did there. April lip synced her ass off, but it was clear after that read they showed us on Untucked, when those #shadyapes all said Vi should be the one going home, she kinda lost the will to live so to speak. It was her time to go.

      • Robert Johnston

        What’s interesting is we don’t know when the lip syncs are provided to the queens, but it has to be before the runway at least. So how much does Russian already know about who will be in the bottom? Think Party in the USA for Serena vs Penny. The challenge was the runway show, so she couldn’t have known.

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

      “You can’t paint to be Beyonce” are words to live by. Thank you, Bianca.

    • PostsYouCanDanceTo

      I thought the sketches were better than normal; I actually watched the final product this time!

      Joslyn may be generic as fuck and will undoubtedly have taste issues in the future, but I’m warming up to her and I may yet rise to her defense against the meanie-queenies a la Tatianna from season 2, who was equally unpolished but I still wound up liking. Joslyn herself may also have some hidden potential as a performer as her work in the sketch suggested and come from behind as a black-horse contestant ;)

      Still love Bianca, Ben, Darienne and Milk.

      • Robert Johnston

        Her comment on untucked, “what is there is a VAGINA” won me as a fan. Still not sure if there’s anything cooking up stairs though.

        • PostsYouCanDanceTo

          I busted out laughing at that one.

          I should add that I’m sympathetic to Joslyn because, despite being a scholar and an academic, a childhood of growing up gay in southern California left me with the exact same speech patterns as Joslyn so I talk like a deep-voiced valley girl with an usual interest in post-structuralist theory and art history because THAT IS WHAT GOD WANTS FOR ME!

          • formerlyAnon

            I talk like a deep-voiced valley girl with an usual interest in post-structuralist theory and art history because THAT IS WHAT GOD WANTS FOR ME!

            I don’t know if I’ve ever heard an academic describe themselves in a sentence in a way that made them sound more appealing as a dinner guest. (And I’ve heard a LOT of academics give themselves a one sentence introduction.)

            (edited a multitude of times and if I see more typos I am going to ignore them)

        • Mary Stone

          I said to the screen at that point…”you’ve already been in one, sweetie….” (assuming she was not delivered by Cesarian, that is).

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

        Who knew Joslyn could do camp acting? Just don’t gross the poor dear out (See Untucked). She probably poops glitter and farts sequins.

        And the real airhead around Drag Race is obviously Gia.

        • Eric Stott

          “She probably poops glitter and farts sequins.”

          Honey, that deserves a T-Shirt

        • Eric827

          Isn’t it possible that she just said “Gasp” out loud, because she thought that’s what she was supposed to do?

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

            Then she’s an idiot savant and deserves to stay as long as she likes if she keeps up with that kind of work.

            • Eric827

              I agree with everything except the word “savant.”

      • Montavilla

        I thought it was better than usual, too. I actually thought it was the sharpest writing they’ve ever done in one of these challenges.

        Joslyn was so good, I’m starting to fantasize her playing Marilyn Monroe in Snatch Game. I think she’s going to surprise us no matter who she picks to play.

    • sansha

      I have to disagree with you on Ben de la etc. He’s polished and gorgeous (both in and out of drag).

      • AllisonAndStuff

        Agreed wholeheartedly. “But I’m worried about you sitting so close to Michelle’s earring!”

    • Barbara Myers

      Sorry, Ru, but the best drag queen on TV is Job on Banshee

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

      The storylines that are set are (so far): 1) Adore does not like Bianca. 2) Adore needs to learn. A lot. Then she can become a star. 3) Bianca shatters Trinity’s Beyoncé delusions. 4) Gia is keeping it real. But Jiggly and Shangela did it with a bit more wit. 5) Milk is strange and no one is quite sure what he actually wants to express. 6) Laganja can only talk drag queen lingo when in drag but is always very close to a meltdown when out of drag. Well. Let’s see which storyline they really explore.

      • Eric Stott

        Is Milk going to end up as the Pandora Boxx / Jinx Monsoon of this season – the quirky girl that the others pick on?

        • Chartreusite

          God I hope not; I’m really tired of seeing that every season. I don’t have any stake in it, it’s just tired and leads to a lot of fans in the community staging all out war on each other.

          • MK03

            Yeah, it’s worn thin. And it seems to come from a place of such deep insecurity with the fishy girls. Sorry you haven’t developed a personality, but that’s not the “quirky” girls’ fault.

        • oh_dear_oh_dear

          Too cute as a boy, I think.

        • Sweetpea176

          I don’t think so — the group dynamic/constructed narrative feels to me like she’s higher on the food chain. Too pretty, and she doesn’t seem to give off the kind of insecurity or uncertainty that attracts pickers-on’ers generally. We’ll see.

        • somebody blonde

          Yeah, the fact that she’s taller than everyone else AND everyone wants to do her implies to me that they’re mostly going to leave her alone.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Well, we already know from the teaser that Laganja is going to have a meltdown on stage during the critics, so they did end up pushing it.

        And I don’t know how far will Adore make it based on those two storylines. Unless she turns into a PhiPhi-lite villain, there’s only so much you can do when you’re tagged as the unpolished one. Shangela knew that, since she was lacking on the looks department, she had to bring it on every performance challenge (and she did it, that’s why she made it so far), and Adore doesn’t seem to understand that. And I doubt she ever will.

    • Missy

      Milk is a really, really, really attractive boy out of drag.
      Adore Delano seems like *such* a brat. This, oddly enough, does not bother me. It’s like baby-drag.
      Trinity K. Bonet was going the Tyra Sanchez boring/generic route for me, but I actually warmed up to her a lot this episode. Something about being open to getting help and being game was really charming.

      ETA: Oh, and Ru, as always, is GOR-geous. That hair!

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

        Yes, Trinity is definitely not a Tyra. However, I wonder if she is a little too sensitive to the others’ comments. She seemed to break down/get upset in the lounge easily. Are we missing out on things due to editing?

        • Raspberry2012

          I really like Trinity a lot. I know her resemblance is the whole Tyra aesthetic, but she seems much nicer, a much warmer person than Tyra.

    • MilaXX

      These queens are so dull that despite Ru splitting the opener so we could get to know them, at best I can pick out Milk, Gia, Vivacious, Darriene & Adore. The rest are a bit of a blur. Even worse, no one can walk worth a damn. The runway looks like a drag version of the ministry of silly walks.

      • bxbourgie

        All the hype prior to the season opener was that this was the BEST EVER CROP OF DRAG QUEENS! And I’m seeing nothing spectacular so far. I’m thinking maybe because even with the split open there are still too many queens for any of them to have bright shining standout moments. There are a few glimmers of hope here and there (Bianca, maybe Darienne, Ben, and while I’m not really a fan, Courtney), but overall, you’re absolutely right. Dull dull dull. Even the ones that are so over the top with their mannerisms and drag persona (Laganja I’m looking at you) are still dull.

        • Eric Stott

          I like Darienne because she’s the classic Big Bold and Busty drag queen that you used to find in any good bar- but that also points up her problem: so far she’s kinda generic. At least she’s good natured and seems refreshingly free of personality issues

          • oh_dear_oh_dear

            Just feels like no big girl will ever compete with Latrice in my heart. Girl was practically Buddha.

            • Raspberry2012

              True – Latrice is the best and my favorite out of all the big girls. But I do love me some Darienne – she looked STUNNING last night!

            • oh_dear_oh_dear

              For sure. And she could definitely give Latrice some tips on face beating! That mug is gorgeous.

            • Eric Stott

              Latrice was marvelous, but she never seemed to really bring it to the runway- seldom glamorous or polished enough to take her to the top- and she never learned to blend that cheek contour. Lover her forever though.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        This set of queens remind me of the casting of season 3 in that there are a lot of queens to weed out before getting to the real competition.

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

        You’re so right about the walks. I am disappointed no one is burning up the runway, even if it is their only good point. I still like to see it.

      • Eric827

        You can’t pick out Courtney?

        I’d think Ben would be recognizable, too, considering that he looks just like Michelle Visage. And Bianca, who has those gobs of eye makeup, and such a distinct personality.

        • MilaXX

          Actually I could pick out Courtney and Ben, but neither spring readily to mind. I don’t find Courtney nearly as fishy as she thinks she is. She can beat her face fishy, but that body still reads boy. Ben has been getting a lot of TH’s but hasn’t done anything memorable on the show. I guess I’m expecting more this far into the show.

          • understateddiva

            YES. Girl looks the same this week in a dress as she did in a bikini. Where is your padding chica?

    • Robert Johnston

      I am pretty much living for Bianca at this point. Her comments are always dead-on, balls accurate and usually make me snort because she went there. I do think she reminds me of Detox in that she thinks she’s the shit and needs to be knocked down a few pegs.

      I love Milk, both in and out of drag, but she needs to show the judges some traditional beauty STAT. Ben realized he needed to show something younger and sexier, and Sharon Needles realized on the second challenge that you have to give some “normal” looks both to get Visage on your aide and also to show you can do spokeswoman work.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        The problem with drag queens with such strong characters, like Milk or Sharon, is that, even if they show some traditional looks (like Sharon on the second challenge) the judges will still overlook it so they can use the “I need to see more glamour” bullshit when they have nothing wrong to say about that queen. They did with Sharon around episode 7 or 8, even when she’s shown more conventional looks before, only to mess with her.

        • Eric827

          But unfortunately, if Milk doesn’t give them some glamour soon, she probably won’t make it to the seventh or eighth challenge.

          • Eric Stott

            Her look can easily pass from Eccentric to “Of Course”. Sharon Needles had to learn when to drop the Goth look.

          • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            I’m not saying she shouldn’t, but she won’t have it as easy as glamour girls do, who get ridiculously overpraised when some of the performance challenges play to their strenghts.

    • AC Simons

      “…they’re almost always forced to play off pieces of lumber who can’t even figure out how to face a camera.” You’ve got that right! Still, it’s fun to see them grapple with this stuff. The production staff must have a hell of a time editing this stuff – they still keep in a lot of painful moments.

      So far, Courtney, Bianca, Darienne, and Milk stand out, by Tyra II is catching on.

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

      For the writing of the sketch challenges, I always picture stoned interns at World of Wonder at a keyboard with a list of words they need to include.

      • Robert Johnston

        They’re terrible on purpose, they’re supposed to be ultra camp. I can’t get your idea out of my head though.

      • Missy

        I kind of want that job.

    • Linderella

      Joslyn really surprised and impressed me in the movie challenge. Had she stepped up her look on the runway, she might have won the night.
      Have no freaking clue why Adore was not in the bottom two. Love her, and it might have hurt to see her in the bottom, but girl please. Step. It. Up.
      I was over Gia in the first two minutes of episode 1. Fun to laugh at her cluelessness, but not fun enough to keep the bitch around. Ugh. Can’t stand her.

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

        Exactly about Adore in the bottom two. I thought it was unfair for April to be there when she knew all her lines and cues when Adore did not know either. And she should know that kind of thing having been a performer on American Idol!

        • somebody blonde

          More to the point, it was Adore’s fault that poor April even had to play a butch. There’s nothing butch about April OUT of drag, how the hell was she supposed to do it IN drag?

    • MightyMarshal

      This is something no Beyonce queen wants to hear but Bianca would make a far better Kelly Rowland than she ever would a Beyonce.

      • Linderella

        If you mean Trinity, couldn’t agree more.

        • MightyMarshal

          That’s exactly what I meant. Drag queen names all run together for the first few weeks unless they have memorable ones like Milk.

          • Linderella

            Or, “Melk,” if we’re using the Ru pronunciation.

    • VioletFem

      Gia – not a huge fan of hers, but i loved g et runway look mainly because it channeled Power Rangers bbbb.
      Laganja – always seems “on” which is pretty ironic for someone whose name references weed
      .

      • Revieloutionne

        I am with you on Gia. Her personality is… somewhere, I’m sure, and her look sure exists, but I have a special place in my heart for anyone who would *willfully* use Power Rangers as a point of reference for a runway look. Who knows, maybe it means she *does* have an understanding of camp rattling around somewhere in her woefully barren card catalog of cultural references, because lord does that franchise deliver camp.

        (There are few sentences on earth more beautiful than a dead serious delivery of “Those evil pizzas were no match for a simple stop light!”)

        • demidaemon

          True that. We need more references to the camp that encompasses pretty much all Japanese television.

    • Tanya Wade

      Trinity has a bit of a dry wit coming out. It doesn’t slam you over the head like some of the others, but it is there. I lived for the producer questioning Gia regarding the black and white film. Crickets! Laganja bugs, but yes indeed that was Prime of Miss Jean Brodie realness she was giving last nite.

    • Eva_baby

      Bianca is dead correct with the Beyonce thing. You can’t paint Beyonce. The thing is, I don’t think Trinity (or even Tyra for that matter) think that far. They simply want to *be* Beyonce.

      That said, I can’t hate on Trinity. I initially dismissed her as a Tyra 2.0, but she is warmer and seems to have a bit more depth than Tyra. She certainly doesn’t seem as toxic as Tyra. I found Tyra tiresome, while I think Trinity may surprise us yet. I actually liked that she did seem open to help and criticism. And as much as I like Bianca (she is one of my top 3 at this point) I did find that her criticism of Trinity came off as more scornful than helpful. I don’t disagree with her point, but her self- insertion turned what had been an interesting conversation between Vi and Trinity into a confrontation.

      • GTFOBigGovt

        Well that’s not what happened watch it again. After Trinity made the snarky comment to Vi about revamping herself they cut to confessional. Then Vi threw it out there about Trinity and being just a little girl in the corner.

        When the NEXT SCENE started, Bianca was standing with them in the conversation and VI told Trininty how hard it would be to do it and she made a crack about Derrick not being in the game 15 years then Bianca pointed out but she DOES look like Britney.

        The way you write it it’s like she interrupted from across the room, and that’s not what happened at all. She just made a better TECHNICAL point than Vivacious, and that’s because Bianca has actually DONE female impersonation of a popular person. Unlike Vi (who’s point was also valid).

        Since when do the queens not all interact on this show?

        • Eric Stott

          GG,GGG!

        • MK03

          So are you Bianca or did she send you here to rabidly defend her?

    • infochick

      In my hindsight casting for the Snatch Game, here’s how I think you could do Beyonce – I would have had Latrice do her. That would have been around the time she was pregnant or gave birth, so Latrice could have said she was carrying some extra weight around, but Jeezy didn’t mind. And the hormones were dropping her voice (to account for Latrice’s manly tones).

    • Dandesun

      “Gasp!” Oh Joslyn, my delightful little ball of glitter. How can I possibly not like her? She’s a silly little gay kitten.

      The blouse part of Milk’s Pinocchio look was gorgeous. And I find it endearing that as classically handsome as Milk is out of drag he is so far from butch. He twirls when he comes into the workroom, and he always looks just so happy to be there… like it’s a huge slumber party. Plus, he says things like ‘bees knees’ – come on! I do hope she pulls out a more ‘traditional’ femme look soon, though. Milk’s got an aesthetic and is true to that but she can do more that what we’ve seen so far.

      I continue to live for Bianca. Yeah, she’s acidic and doesn’t pull any punches but truth is truth. And Vivacious was also giving Trinity some words about her dream. Yes, those girls ARE seasoned and full on professionals but Bianca was right, too. You can’t paint for Beyonce. Plus, I loved how Bianca described her runway look. “I look like the bitch who just buried her third husband.” My heart can’t hold all the love I have for Bianca in and out of drag.

      Laganga’s fascinator was to die… I am a sucker for a no holds barred fascinator like that. Makes me want to go see the butterflies on the coast now.

      It was pretty easy to see just the way the groups came together that Milk’s was a better team. Adore just threw roles at people like corn to a bunch of hens, no real thought at all. Milk’s group was far more open to suggestion and thought.

      And, still with Joslyn… when you can make Ru AND Bianca laugh, I think you hit on something good.

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

        I kind of hate Joslyn when she opens her mouth in any non-challenge capacity, but I have to admit she was on point this week for both the horror challenge (Gasp!) and runway outfit. It wasn’t groundbreaking, but that’s by far the most finished and glamorous she’s ever looked. Best hair she’s had all season and that’s no read.

        • Linderella

          C’mon, only a Scrooge could have hated, “What if it’s a vagina?!”

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

            No shade, she’s a much better actress than I thought based off her own timing on the show thus far. Her lines made me laugh harder than almost anyone in that challenge.

            I want to see it translated into her actual character because right now (maybe I’m being harsh) she’s not playing the ditz thing as part of her drag persona, it just is who she is. And I’m not saying honesty is a bad thing, but it means she doesn’t have control of it as an asset she can play up at all times. But I judge all queens on potential first and I think that this episode showed she has a lot more she could possibly do.

            Reading this, I see I may be a Scrooge. I’ll take the title.

      • Linderella

        Dandesun, you are my New Best Friend! I agree 100% with every single thing you said. Let’s go fascinator shopping soon!

        • Raspberry2012

          I wanna go too!

      • Eric Stott

        “Truth is truth” – but you don’t need to throw it in someone’s face.

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

        Remember my butterfly turban?

        • Dandesun

          How could I not? Even though that butterfly was suffering at one point. Didn’t we decide it needed more?

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

            Obviously, we were right. Moe said the same thing. Guess I’ll be hitting up Michael Levine soon.

      • Raspberry2012

        ” “Gasp!” Oh Joslyn, my delightful little ball of glitter. How can I possibly not like her? She’s a silly little gay kitten.” I know, right? I just like her so much, she’s such a fun little butterfly!

        Oh, and yes to everything else you said!

      • Zaftiguana

        Joslyn really did bring it, and I think it’s going to pay off for her big time because she surprised people. She has their attention now.

        I feel like I want to like Bianca and just can’t (yet?). I’m down with a bitchy queen, but there are some moments with her where I wish she’d just have a xanax. Like the Trinity thing, yes, she was telling her the truth, yes, Trinity was acting like a pretty normal, overconfident, very young person and thinking she knew better, but you know…let it go at that point. If you really do have the benefit of some experience and wisdom, know when to shrug off the shit that doesn’t really have anything to do with you (you know who was the queen of knowing when to do that? La-TRIIIIIICE. I miss her. But anyway). It makes me tired just watching Bianca sometimes.

        • Eric Stott

          Bianca can certainly give it, but the test will come when she has to TAKE criticism – like “Girl, you really should tone down that eye makeup”

          • Raspberry2012

            Well, they already called her on that, so let’s see if she takes the hint.

          • Drunken Housewife

            She seemed to take that without a hitch in her stride. She said something in ‘Untucked’ to someone else about how, “Well, they said I have to tone down my eye makeup” to point out that she’d gotten constructive criticism as well.

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

      Quick Thoughtdrops:
      Bianca’s insult schtick has actually been less aggressive than I’ve anticipated. Compare Gia’s vapid bitching, which has no bearing on her character in drag, and is just who she is. That being said Gia is hilarious because she’s so airheaded while trying to be toxic so I hope she stays for a bit for laughs. The jumpsuit was a good switch-up, the headpiece was not.

      Darienne definitely deserved to win, and her outfit’s cape could have been tacky but she wielded it like a seasoned drag warrior. Compare April’s sloppy parasol with tassels obscuring her on the runway.

      Bless Vivacious but she was not reinterpreting club kid ideas into anything distinct to her or now. It’s not enough to know your history, you have to apply it. I think Milk has more potential to integrate some runway couture with the cub kid and find something more contemporary and singularly Milk. Her look this week wasn’t groundbreaking but it was rock solid. Also the makeup with the nose was done just right, she’s obviously not worried about incorporating strange elements into her mug.

      De La is sweet but she has a different face with every outfit. Makeup inconsistencies.

      In contrast Laganja has been showing more versatility from her looks than I thought, though she definitely has a set, somewhat generic idea of what edgy queen means. Ditto for Adore. And both of those two could afford to put more work in overall.

      Courtney is still cute, and still fishy. I expect more, but she’s also been performing above way above the standard that first sentence might imply in the challenges. Very polished. Trinity is polished to the same extent visually, but has no way of acquitting herself verbally.

      And none for Joslyn Fox bye.

      • Eric Stott

        I also think that Bianca may be getting the Villain Edit – there’s a lot they can do to make her quips seem more pointed by taking out any breathing spaces between them, and (of course) anything ELSE she says. And of course it is quite possible that she and Trinity are both playing this rivalry to the camera.

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

          It seemed to me that their rivalry is being played up and they actually get along better than they would ever admit for this show. And I think Bianca’s getting a villain-edit too, but the funny thing is I think she’ll just run with it if she’s allowed to.

          • Eric Stott

            I do suspect that we’re going to get a story out of Bianca about being teased as a kid

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

              I don’t know right now that it would bother me if we did, it would be humanizing and I get such a sense of heart from her underneath a very polished character that if it came out could really make her a huge threat here.

            • Eric Stott

              Maybe – but stories like that are getting predictable, almost like a Dead Mother. Soon it will be “I was teased because my mother died after abandoning me at a bus stop”

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

              Predictable sure, but the use of personal baggage as a means to high drama is not a new concept in drag to start with anyways so while I get the critique of it, I can also suspend my disbelief regarding it. I won’t say it isn’t grating sometimes, just like any other sob story on reality TV, just that I get its place on this show more than others.

            • Eric Stott

              I also realize that while I love this show, I realize that like other “reality” shows this is highly edited and has a lot of manipulation going on. I’m certain that most of the queens have camera-drawing strategies planned in advance.

              If Bianca doesn’t win, she’s a sure candidate for All Stars or one of Ru’s other projects (but lets pray that Drag U stays buried)

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

              I mean I’ve thought from the start Bianca is a ringer like Willam was in Season 4, perceivable as a threat, but she won’t make it because she’s already got an established niche she fills and as you pointed out Ru can use her in future projects like All Stars. Willam got eliminated in a shocking way, I bet you Bianca is a “surprise” elimination to shake up mid-season too. I mean the ringer of this season is either her or Courtney.

            • Eric Stott

              One of these seasons someone’s going to get eliminated because……well, lets just say they won’t need to tuck.

        • Chartreusite

          I read an interview somewhere where Trinity said her and Bianca kinda clashed at the beginning of the season but grew to become really close and Trinity, at the very least, expressed respect for her sister. We’ll see where it goes.

          • Dandesun

            Adore has said the same thing about Bianca.

      • Chartreusite

        It’s probably the Laganja fan in me, but I agree on her looks; her best drag was SO different from what I expect of her and it showed a lot of restraint for someone who has a tendency to go over-the-top almost all the time (well, the butterfly fascinator was a bit much but I was LIVING for that)

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

          Ah, I omitted something when I was reviewing Laganja which is that she’s tied for my favorite queen personally and as a dancer I can’t not love her/her death drops. As such, I have a bias so I’m being harder on her as well as my other faves, more because I’m they’ll grow. Her runway look this week was definitely growth and I thought her start of episode look brought the extravaganza too. I thought the fascinator was the most ‘Her’ thing we’ve seen so far other than her nails and dancing. She’s the first one to really bring the headpiece thing in a way that makes sense since Ongina and Nina in S1. It makes me think she has a wider set of fashion/style references and that excites me.

          • Chartreusite

            Agreed, I think she definitely has a reference pool bigger than her persona would suggest, I’m just worried if she has the resources/polish/experience to draw upon those within the context of the competition (I think she had only been doing drag for a few months to a year when they started filming?)

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

              Yeah, I think she has the vision and set of references. Execution could become a challenge as they are scrutinized more when the pack narrows down. I’m just thinking of the fit of that fabulous runway gown she wore not being quite as perfect as Trinity or Courtney’s gowns that week. It could start to get noticed and bite her if she doesn’t evolve on the show. She is a drag baby for sure but she has famous ass parents not limited to but including Alyssa Edwards who were most likely able to coach her preceding the show on what it would serve her to bring in her arsenal and so on. All conjecture, but I think that’s why as a baby she’s there on the show already.

            • Chartreusite

              Definitely…if there were a way to objectively quantify different sets of talent (acting, singing, performing), I do think Laganja’s dancing puts her at the top of the heap. It sucks that there probably won’t be a dancing challenge this season (unless the Rusical will have some emphasis on choreography) so the only time she’ll really get to show that off is through LSFYL…and depending on what songs she gets saddled with those might not be conducive to dancing.

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

              I thinks he might take after her mother Alyssa and turn out to be a brutal lip synch assassin, but again song choice changes everything. And I also think that more of the challenges will give opportunity for dance since Ru likes to showcase as many biddies per season as possible. Alyssa got a goddamn ballet in her season so I expect that if Miss Estranja sticks it out a week or three more she’ll find something to do with those legs.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Every time I see a Mean Girls reference, my heart grows ten times its size.

    • Drunken Housewife

      I actually freakin’ love the skits. I enjoy seeing the queens who can act, and I get the most delightful schadenfreude from those who can’t. I also find the group dynamics entertaining.

      Vivacious was disappointing to me. I wanted her to be bigger and more fabulous and more lively. She just seemed to be living in her glory days and not having evolved or changed since the late eighties or early nineties, and while I would personally enjoy seeing more of that (since I wasn’t in NY and wasn’t in those clubs), RuPaul and Michelle saw it all and want something fresh and original. Vivacious just wasn’t smart enough, sigh, to get that.

      I adore Ben de la Creme. I think she’s smart, funny, and unlike Vivacious, actually vivacious. The question will be if she can pull off something youthful enough for the judges. Somehow Ben puts on a decade when she puts on her makeup, and the judges are going to call her on that. They are suckers for youth.

      Adore is definitely their pet project. They saw with Jinkx what a little coaching and constructive criticism could pull out of a young charismatic queen, but IMHO Adore is no Jinkx. I like Adore, but she seems too sullen and puffed up to take in the criticism and listen to it.

      Hating Gia Gunn so much but she’s probably going to be here until the end, playing the PhiPhi/Roxxy villain role. She can’t win, though, with that sour personality. Girlfriend needs to go to college.

      • Glam Dixie

        Is Adore the new Shangela?

        • Eric Stott

          Maybe – but a nicer personality- and can she top “Gaga-Inspired corn bracelet”?

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          Shangela (ugh, I can’t believe I’m about to defend Shangela) would have shown some star power at this point of the competition. Adore is still just a promise.

        • Sweetpea176

          Shangela was more diamond-in-the-rough to Adore’s whiny brat.

          • Eric Stott

            Shangela had confidence – even if misplaced. She even managed to sell some awful outfits like that hair-hat.

          • Drunken Housewife

            I agree. Shangela had a lot of acting and comedy talent. Her makeup, padding & other technical skills were shaky, but she was ready to learn.

      • J. Preposterice

        I like the acting skits for some of the same reasons — you get to see what kind of things shake out in group work, who can work well with others or adapt to the challenges of working with difficult people, who can take direction. Also, these are people who may not be actors, but they ought to be performers — like, I refuse to believe you can’t turn out some over-the-top camp to be less of a life-sucking head-in-a-box, *VIVACIOUS*.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      It’s just factually untrue that Bianca butts into everybody’s business. I suggest you actually WATCH the show a couple times before disparaging someone. Especially the one queen that is bringing LIFE plus wisdom to the show. Just because some queens have NOTHING to say, or only know how to make stupid hashtag comments, doesn’t mean someone with some personality should strive for mediocrity.

      • Dickinsonya

        you seem upset. why dont you sit down. have a smoothie with us

        • Glam Dixie

          I know, I was like, Bianca is that you?

          • Dickinsonya

            well known delicate, spongy-assed flower bianca del rio sits at home in a darkened room, sobbing over her FRIGID and UNJUST online character assassination by Drag Death Panel “Tom and Lorenzo”…….fear not helpless drag princess! culture warriors like the above are ready to arm themselves and leap into the fray.

            i mean jesus i know we all love our favorite girls but im pretty sure bi will not crumble into dust if someone says she is mean

            • Chartreusite

              I heavily second that comment. I feel like Bianca can take it just as well as she can dish it so I don’t get why there’s a huge need to defend her. She’s my favorite this season and even I can say “eh, yeah I get why she might get on others’ nerves”

            • Raspberry2012

              I mean, this exactly. I freaking love Bianca already, but I’m not going to worry that she can’t handle herself. Girl doesn’t need bunny hugs and snuggles, I think she’ll manage just fine – in fact, it’s one of the things I really love about her.

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

              We didn’t even say anything all that bad about her. We like Bianca. We just think the insult schtick is relentless. You’d think we’d accused her of murder or something.

            • Mary Stone

              T and Lo, honest question: How much of the relentless insult schtick is actually relentlessly done in real time, and how much of it is “bitchy witty queen” production edit? I honestly can’t tell. Yes, she’s given them all this material to edit and show both in the ‘talking head’ commentary and in the context of the challenges/untucked lounge, but I wonder how big a percentage it is, of everything they’ve shot during the course of shooting the show. I’m an editor so I’m kind of wondering about how much of this is an “edit” she’s getting.

        • MilaXX

          seriously it just ain’t that deep. It’s drag!

        • Raspberry2012

          Can I have a smoothie with you even if I DON’T get mad at you?

        • PeaceBang

          Your tone is kind of pointed. [ETA: Dang, I should have read all the way down before I contributed this unoriginal quip! ]

          • Raspberry2012

            It’s okay, that quip is always welcome!

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

        I will never understand people who can take a show as light, fluffy and fun as this one and turn it into something DEADLY SERIOUS. Get over yourself, queen.

        • aquababe

          “Get over yourself, queen.” You know I love you guys but that’s really rude and dismissive. We take this show seriously because it is fun to break it down and over analyze everything. When you love something, you’ll explore it like crazy because it’s interesting and fun. Waste of time? Maybe, but what’s the harm in that?

          • Zaftiguana

            Enh, I think there’s a difference between over-analyzing because you love it so much (which can actually be kind of adorable even when slightly eye-rolly) and taking shit super personally over a heavily edited and scripted farcical reality show about drag queens.

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

            I don’t care how much someone loves this show, it’s not a free pass to be rude to people who don’t say exactly the things you want to hear about it. I’m rude and dismissive when I say “get over yourself?” But the person who said “I suggest you actually WATCH the show” and “Just because some queens have NOTHING to say, or only know how to make stupid hashtag comments” and ordered us to apologize is … what? Just an excited fan and I’m supposed to sit quietly while they insult me? I’m asking. I’d really like to know.

            This has absolutely nothing to do with people over-analyzing the show. It has to do with people coming to this site and being rude, insulting and argumentative because someone said something about their favorite drag queen reality competition that they don’t approve of.

            Also: Who’s “we” here. “WE take the show seriously.” Who are you speaking on behalf of? Because “we,” as in T & L have been breaking down this show and analyzing it since the week episode 1 of season 1 aired.

          • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            To quote miss Alyssa: get a grip, get a life and get over it.

        • Ramon Figueroa

          I agree. And Dr Latrice suggests some people take a good dose of 5 G’s.

      • Zaftiguana

        …your tone seems very pointed right now.

        • zenobar

          I am liking this SO HARD.

      • indigospade

        I know it sucks to hear people critique your favorite but I wouldn’t let it get to you too much. Most people like Bianca, it’s just she can be too harsh sometimes. She won’t please everyone all the time, but just remember as long as you enjoy her that is what matters. <3

        I'm glad you take it seriously though. I love reading opinions from superfans of any show and I think most of do too. Why else would we read blogs and comments about it? c:

        • Raspberry2012

          I totally agree with you. And here’s the other thing the fans need to think about before they pop off – if you take it too seriously and start getting in peoples’ faces if someone doesn’t like the same queen, or thought a queen was lacking in some way, it tends to hurt that queen AND the fans of that queen at large. And I know from where I speak, because my favorite queen is Jinkx, and all of us were painted with a very broad brush last year (and it still are) as “the crazy Jinkx fans”. Now me? I knew that’s not how you behave, and I knew it doesn’t help the queen in question, so I never indulged in the arguments. I engaged ONCE in any of the back talk – some dude was giving Jinkx shit on Twitter *directly*, so I told him to knock it off. End of story. But it doesn’t matter how well *I* behaved, because so many of the Jinkx fans behaved so badly last year (to the point where Jinkx had to go onto social media about three times to please ask the fans to dial it back a few notches, if you recall) that the image of Jinkx fans overall online is “Insane lunatics”, whether we were the ones who ignored it or not. I even saw people throw their votes to Alaska because “I really think Jinkx is more worthy of the crown, but the crazy Jinkx fans have totally turned me off.” Not that it mattered in the long run, since Jinkx still won, but you get my point.

          My point? If the fans think that getting their panties in a bunch on social media is going to help Bianca, it’s not. I speak from experience. Cool it NOW before you wind up really hurting your own rep and Bianca’s rep with the crazy attitude.

      • somebody blonde

        Here’s the thing: no one likes the person who gives unasked-for advice to people they just met. Which is exactly what Bianca was doing with Trinity in the workroom. It doesn’t matter if she’s right that it’s impossible to work as a Beyonce impersonator if you don’t look like her already, the fact is, no one asked her. And then she was surprised that her comments pissed Trinity off. I like Bianca and think she’s funny, but it would do her a world of good to keep her mouth shut sometimes.

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

      I love Bianca. Her quick wit is impressive and that’s so entertaining to watch. Does she talk too much? Sure, but that doesn’t bother me the same way Gia bothers me. Intelligent bitchery is the only bitchery I like. That’s why I like you guys ;)

      • Alexander Peterhans

        The thing is, true bitchery needs to be used sparingly. You have to choose your moments and targets. Bianca doesn’t choose her moments, she just fires off willy-nilly. It lacks refinement, and wit.

    • JynxTheCat

      Holy Crap! That’s Danny Noriega!!!

    • Barbara M

      No disrespect to the amazing Ru, but the best drag queen on TV is Job on Banshee

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I had high hopes for Vivacious if only for the name, what a dissapointment she turned out to be.
      Joslyn Fox’s look is pure Vivienne Pinay, and that’s not a compliment at all.
      And about Adore… all I can think when I see her is “what a lazy bitch”, but that’s maybe because I’m biased against her ever since she went all about how people don’t get her (in and out of drag) and then said she only brought four dresses. I mean, you made it to RPDR, one of the biggest platforms for drag queens in America, and you couldn’t even borrow some dresses? Bitch, please, get out of here.

    • bxbourgie

      Also: “Sammy Davis Jr. in a Beyonce wig.” I mean really. Entire lives were received all over the world with that comment.

      • Raspberry2012

        I let out a loud, cackling Michelle Visage type laugh over that one!

    • Dickinsonya

      as a stoner and resolute alyssa fan, i want so bad to dig on laganja, but the stench of insecurity follows her in and out of the room like a pepe le pew odor trail. there isnt really anyone i hate this season yet though! maybe im just super happy to have the show back, and/or im a deeply naive infant who wants to believe the best in everybody anime-protagonist-style, but theres not a single girl i wont be at least a little sad to see go – vivacious included! obviously things can and probably will change but as of right now, im just excited and looking forward to enjoying more of what each girl brings to the table. RPDR ÜBER ALLES

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        I was full-on team Laganja when I saw the teasers for the same reasons, but she’s so insecure that it’s kinda hard not to see the writing on the wall.

        • Raspberry2012

          Not just you – I mean, not that I totally wanted to love her or anything, but I figured as Alyssa Edwards’ drag daughter, she’d have to be fierce, right? Wrong. Just not feelin’ this one.

          • understateddiva

            She’s so freaking GORGEOUS though. She got knocked down a peg at the beginning and can’t seem to recoup.

            • Eric Stott

              She’s a very cute boy, with that blonde jelly roll ‘do.

          • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            I won’t deny, though, that I’m kinda rooting for her in that “I want her to put her shit together and focus” way.

    • shanteUstay

      jocylen stepped it up! I thought she was just going to be a coaster, but it seemed like there is some spark in her :)

      I already don’t like April and I can see the judges are going to keep her ambling around.

      I had reeeeeeeeallly high hopes for adore, because I’m her idol fan long before the race, but “meeeh” now that I see her in action. And it’s dissapponting. 2 times she has been on that runway and 2 it was bad :(

      I’ll say it every week kiddos I heart Bianca soooo much! Not that I’m playing favorites but Bianca & Courtney could have been challenge winners with how well they both did their bit.

      Courtney-langja-bianca for top 3!!!

    • claudemtl777

      The gap in the front teeth is a Milk trademark…

      • Mary Stone

        Milk reminds me of Lauren Hutton with that gap.

    • In_Stitches

      I’m still living for Ms. Del Rio. I reserve the right to turn on her at any moment, but for now, it’s all love (except for her eye makeup which is still a bit wonky). Darienne is serving as well-not just fish, not just cheesecake…she’s serving a whole thanksgiving dinner.

      At this point, I’d be pleased to see them fall in order of age, with the youngest (Adore, Trinity, Gia, and Laganga) leaving first followed by Milk, Joslynn and Ben. The oldest queens really are the best of the bunch this time around.

      • Cambel

        Agreed

    • Tubby

      This season is the first time I’ve disagreed with the reviews more often than agreed.

    • Chartreusite

      Agreed on almost every front. Milk, as much as she is the paragon of weird style (and my heart melted a little bit that she expressed admiration for Vivacious; as flawed a queen as she was for this competition, I do think she deserved a lot of respect), is probably going to lapse a little bit in terms of repetitive; I get the need for the trademark makeup, but she definitely needs to yield a bit and show some pure glamour to the judges a la Sharon Needles. I don’t know why, but I viscerally disagree with Ben’s styling choices; she’s definitely got a level of polish and performance ability, but she’s kind of tacky and dated. I can’t believe that that was what she went to for “best drag”.

      As for Adore, I really struggle with why people are getting on her case. She has a lot of potential and she won the mini-challenge for this episode, and I do think there is a precedence for Ru giving a little bit of leeway for mini-challenge winners this early on in the game. April’s alright, but she’s not that exciting and in terms of soundbite she seems like just a quieter version of Laganja (all drag lingo with little substance).

      At this point, I do think the second episoders have the vast majority of contenders; Bianca, Courtney, and Darienne seem the most polished (although I doubt Darienne will wow the judges with looks enough to crack the top three) and I’d say Ben is probably the only big contender on the other team, unless Adore and Laganja really step it up (one of those two probably will, most likely Adore).

    • JaCory Deon

      I may be in the minority but I actually like Gia Gunn’s full-on bitch persona. She’s got the wit and attitude to pull it off whereas, imho, Bianca tries to tuck the bitch behind the laughs but it doesn’t always work for me. Milk, I don’t know, she’s a bit too gimmick-y which is a shame because with her height and imagination she could blow these other girls away if she played the game that’s on (instead of the game she’s trying to play). Ben might be wise to drop the character real soon or that will get old, as would Courtney to move beyond “fish.” April, Adore and Jocelyn are just fillers before the real comp can get going.

      Totally agree with the recappers about the acting challenges: unless you give them time and real coaching, many aren’t going to do well. These challenges are always so off, stilted, and painful to watch.

      • Glam Dixie

        Gia’s problem is that she has absolutely no wit at all. She thinks she’s funny and witty (and fishy) but she is none of those things. I would have been embarrassed for how stupid she came across last night if I hadn’t been so busy enjoying it.

        • understateddiva

          Right!! She is gorgeous, but not fishy. If she’s trying to hang her hat on that, it’s gonna fall.

        • Alexander Peterhans

          Yep, the one thing she does not have, is wit. You need a certain level of intelligence for that, and Gia isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      • coco ebert

        Gia kind of makes me laugh- though I normally would be annoyed by her. I think Mama Ru is grooming Adore to be a new Shangela- someone who will make a name after RPDR and be available for promotional events and so forth.

      • Drunken Housewife

        Have to disagree with you about Gia having the wit to pull it off. I’m thinking more along the lines of RuPaul, who said pointedly that Gia’s cluelessness looked like technique but RuPaul and Gia both knew there was no technique, and I’m going to extend it further. Gia seems undereducated in general (misusing words, not knowing what a Delorean was, not knowing that movies made in the sixties were in black and white, etc.. ) but very smug and overly self-assured. It’s not a charming combination.

        • Linderella

          Gia has that Cute Young Gay Attitude* that so many have (although not just young gay men have it, but they seem to have it the worst), wherein they’re so enamored of themselves and all they say, anything they don’t know is somehow “wrong.” And heaven help you if you point out that they’re wrong, because you will get the Withering Stare. You know, the one that says, “Who the fuck are you?! I’m young and cute, how dare you?!”
          (*The same attitude which causes them to answer “Is it in black & white because it’s from the 60s?” with “No.” And firmly believe that’s true, because they’re believing it to be true makes it so.)

          • Cambel

            Bingo!

            • Mary Stone

              Cultural illiteracy is not cute ;-).

      • Cambel

        I agree with a lot of what you said except for Gia. Yes, she is bitchy and has attitude, but I’m not sold on Witt yet. She seems to get stumped WAAAAYYY too easily. I’m guessing that wherever she works, she is one of the headliners and so is used to just saying whatever bitchy comment she feels like and isn’t used to anybody responding. When somebody responds she seems totally stumped. But hey, it’s only episode three. lol

    • Bill Curtis

      “The lipstick’s on the mirror at this point.”
      I LOVE that.

      • Mary Stone

        Let’s make that a thing. “The lipstick’s on the mirror, hunty…”

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

      Man, during Untucked I just got fed up with Bianca. Sour and condescending don’t amuse me for long.
      I think my current faves are LaGanja and Milk – I’m hoping Milk’s repetition of the bottoms from her intro look is just a misstep of not thinking about how the intro look itself is a challenge.
      Joslyn Fox is so forgettable the only way I can identify her in drag from the queens is “Oh, the one with no distinctive features whatsoever.” Cannon fodder ahoy.
      I kind of love April Carrion because something about her personality, look, and schtick gives me an air of Yara Sofia. That may speak more to how much I love/miss Yara than any innate talent on Miss Carrion’s part.

    • Stubenville

      I’m already tired of Adore – given how badly she managed her team, she should have been sent packing this week.

      • somebody blonde

        She should at least have been made to lipsynch. If she couldn’t even have beaten Vivacious, she didn’t deserve to stay.

    • Stubenville

      Did anyone else have a “but wait; Pinocchio was a boy.” moment?

      • VicD

        And he wanted to be a “real boy” instead of only a pretend boy. Ummmm, odd choice to say the least.

        • Alexander Peterhans

          Kind of fits the whole genderfuck thing Milk seems to be in to.

      • Sweetpea176

        Geez, that didn’t occur to me until just this moment. Duh.

        • Ramon Figueroa

          And that face was right out of Seth Green ion “Party Monster,” in that scene during the television show.

          • Eric827

            Seth was a blue troll. There are similarities with the nose and the overall style, but it was hardly like Milk copied him.

    • GM

      Was not a fan of Trinity’s look at all. Her dress looked like the wrapper from Cadbury’s Roses,
      and the hair/face was like Tyra Sanchez version 2.N0

      • Linderella

        I was surprised she wasn’t called out for her very harsh makeup this week.

    • cbc-cca

      Adore = Mouthbreather. When she said “Peen. YACHT. Ahhh” I wanted to slap her on behalf of all Latinas everywhere. Pen. Day. HaH!

    • Jacob Bowen

      I think that Bianca’s schtick is HILARIOUS. I also HOOOOPPPEEE “Milk” does one of her milky get-ups because that’s what I LOVE about her, that she can mix the campy-artsy style of drag with a somewhat traditional drag look. And the gap tooth is here to stay, I’m pretty sure it’s a signature!

    • indigospade

      I have to disagree on Ben. While I think she can step it up on the runway (judging by her bug outfit she will), but she’s ridiculously talented. I fear for the queen who ever has to lip sync against her, Ben is on point and she can dance in a way the other girls (not even laganja) just can’t touch.

      Bianca is masking some insecurity, but I don’t really tire of her and Darienne is a doll <3 Joslyn too <3

      The only one I really dislike is Gia, but her shade isn't as nasty as PhiPhi's so it's not so bad.

      And for anyone who has watched the intros for untucked or the trailer, you can see their outfits for a few episodes this season. Looks like Adore will scrape by, Ben will show some vulnerability, and Milk will indeed bring some glamour. <3

    • Eric827

      I love Bianca, but I think her makeup is a huge problem. It’s fine for certain challenges, like a standup comedy routine. But to me, she’s always looked (from the neck up) like something out of The Wizard of Oz.

    • coco ebert

      Agreed on mostly everything. The scripts for these “movies” are always lame. I too wanted more from Lena as a judge. I really like Bianca but she was veering dangerously close to “punching down” with her teasing. When she’s so polished and reading Adore to filth, it can come across as unnecessary and bullying. It could all be editing, though.

      The whole Vivacious thing kind of made me sad. I can see how you all see the look as derivative and I get that she was awkward and introverted, but the lack of knowledge or respect that others seemed to have was awful. Only Milk seemed to give any props, bless his handsome heart.

      That said, ORNACIA LIVES!

      • Chartreusite

        I’m glad Milk and Vivacious are both New York queens cause they seem like they’d be great sisters for each other. Vivacious could give Milk points on serving attitude and Milk could give her tips on modernizing her drag.

        • coco ebert

          That would be awesome. And I just saw your earlier post. It looks like we’re on the same wavelength.

      • Alexander Peterhans

        I think Vivacious’ major problem was that she seemed a bit humourless and overly self-serious – her face seemed permanently stuck on a semi-bored look. Milk at least puts a lot more humour in her outfits, and seems generally a more pleasant person to be around.

        • coco ebert

          Which is strange, because she seemed charming in the one-on-one interviews.

        • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

          I agree. Vivacious took herself way too seriously which I wouldn’t mind if she actually delivered polished looks.

    • understateddiva

      Am I the only one digging April thus far? She got that butch character this week, and Duck Dynasty last week, but still managed to do something with both. I seriously think that if she gets a few challenges that play to her strengths, she has a chance to shine.

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

        I like April too. She’s got a bit of imagination and creativity with her outfits. She had that paratrooper for her intro, and now the rain slicker gown. She definitely has ideas and is willing to put effort into doing a good job. She has potential, but I just don’t know in what.

    • coco ebert

      I don’t get that. If anything the show is MORE popular than ever before. Perhaps adspace got more expensive so the previous sponsors bowed out? Or a change in the production?

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

      I live for eccentric original queens, but I don’t get what Milk actually stands for, it seems so random. Pandora was comedy, Sharon was Goth, but Milk’s theme just seems to be “I wanna be different for the sake of it”. He does not make an actual statement, at least so far.

      • J.P. McPickleshitter

        Her theme seems to be genderfuck club-kid-inspired drag. I don’t think she has any interest in looking pretty – except when she plays up attributes like her legs, but intentionally contrasts them with a look that’s really shocking.

        I think it’s because she’s so gorgeous as a man that she doesn’t feel the need to look fishy at all. She isn’t doing this for validation of her appearance – she wants to do something wild and artistic.

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

          I find it strange that she does not explain her looks more (and that the other queens don’t discuss it, or maybe it is just edited out). During the last seasons Jinkx and Sharon had to explain their kind of drag all the time although it was not as eccentric as that of Milk. I would like to know why she dresses like a twisted Pinocchio, why she has a gap in her teeth, etc. She is lucky that she is in this season because the likes of Roxxxy, Coco or Phi Phi would read her to filth.

          • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

            Roxxxy and PhiPhi were hateful pageant queens – drag doesn’t always have to be about fishy realness, and Coco was mouthy and insecure who dished it out but couldn’t take it when it was dished back at her.

            I think Milk could hold her own with those three.

      • Chevalle

        Milk is what Vivacious would be in the current day and age. The “club kid” drag of the 21st century. I live for it.

      • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

        Milk is doing the type of drag that Vivacious kept saying she was all about but never delivered: ’80s club kid meets Leigh Bowery updated for now.

    • FridaStaire

      The boy behind Courtney Act used to be the PA to my boss – she hasn’t aged a moment in nearly 15 years! Give me some of that spack-filler!

      • Eric827

        I wouldn’t mind being the boy behind Courtney, if you catch my drift.

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          You dirty, dirty kitten.

    • Drunken Housewife

      Darienne’s trip came from a gay resort in FL, which Ru plugged. That resort also sponsored Vicky Vox, Willam and Detox doing a “Gaycation” video (easy to find online). So this one is a case of this new sponsor getting its name out there in a big way, not a loss.

    • Drunken Housewife

      Aww, I watched this for the second time with my two kids (who love RPDR), and they both simultaneously gasped and said, “NOOOOO” when Vivacious was told to sashay away. I have never seen them so upset by a sashaying since Pandora Boxx. Vivacious, there are a couple of young fans here in San Francisco who loved your personality and your style and were hugely disappointed they won’t get more.

      • Cambel

        Do you think it was because they are too young to remember the actual club kids and the looks they put together?

        • Drunken Housewife

          They live in the Castro and are far from legal drinking age, so clubs are a mystery to them yet unplumbed. They see a lot of drag queens around (mostly Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, a few of whom we know) due to where we live. But we tend to see either fishy queens or Sisters on the street (sidenote: the elder one has seen Jinkx Monsoon perform and has had a nice conversation with Santino Rice, while we’re talking RPDR, at local events). So yes, the club kid looks are not something they (or I, for that matter) know. I’ve seen pix and read about Leigh Bowery but haven’t experienced that scene.

    • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

      I really liked Vivacious but I wasn’t feeling theclub kid/Leigh Bowery comparison she kept making. Sure, she was around during the club kid heyday but it doesn’t mean she was actually good at doing it then, and it’s all dated and one note now. I’m sad she sashayed away, but I support the decision.

      Milk, Ben De La Creme, and Bianca del Rio are my favorites so far, but some one needs to stick something in Bianca’s mouth to get her to shut. the. hell. up.

    • Charles

      Sorry but I really can’t buy into the idea that the lip synch songs are chosen on purpose to benefit one queen. It would involve the kind of meddling and foresight that would render the competition completely rigged. Ru would need to know who would be the most likely queens to fail in the challenges, who would be worst on the runway, and then that none of them surprise the judges. Even if they could manipulate this with editing, it would just involve too much work. And in the early episodes, it was often pointed out that the song was given to them at the start of the week so she would really need to manipulate everything to make that possible. Yes songs will sometimes suit some queens better, and yes challenges will disadvantage some queens the same way, but it’s all just too much.

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

        The competition is completely rigged. I thought that was generally understood.

        • @Biting Panda

          Awe. I didn’t know that. (Virgin watcher)
          That’s a bummer. I expected normal amounts of production manipulation, but straight up rigged is a major disappointment.

          • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

            Yeah. The final decision has always been RuPaul’s. Season 4 there was much talk that Ru would give the win to PhiPhi O’Hara, but there was so much hate towards PhiPhi that Ru allowed the fans help pick the winner.

            It still doesn’t take away the fun of it all for me. Yet I don’t really know what the purpose of the judging panel is besides critiquing the queens.

            • donaldhitemusic

              I don’t know how the taping lines up with the viewing… Was the season 4 final three episode (in which ru introduced the “voting” thing) filmed before anything ever aired on television? I imagine this is the case, but could be wrong. Assuming I’m right, then there’s no way Ru could have known about the fan reaction to phiphi. It was probably more of a reaction to the general perception that Ru’s judgment was not always the best or that she favored runway fierceness over well-rounded talent and performing chops (a criticism I think could be made both about Tyra Sanchez and Raja).

    • Cambel

      I don’t agree with you guys about Adore. She walks like a boy, doesn’t even bother to cynch in her waste and seems lazy as heck. My guess is that the ONLY reason she is there is because she made top 13 at American Idol, and Courtney was a semi finalist on Australian Idol and they are going to put them in a sing off, then dump adore. I also am finding Bianca funny merely because she can be bitchy, but she is keeping somebody like a Shangela or a Phi Phi from springing up. I have a feeling Gia would already be far past the annoying stage if she wasn’t afraid that Bianca would show her up.

    • Cambel

      And the “Interior Illusions” lounge has changed to the “Untucked” Lounge.

    • nolageek

      I’ve been waiting for Bianca to be on the show since season one. As someone who has been the target of her snark on many occasion (She used to do drag bingo at Oz in new orleans) she is the real deal. There’s a double edge sword to that level of quick-fire comebacks – they’re certainly editing her to get as many of them as they can – so really that’s all we’rd seeing of her is bitch-bitch-bitch. I’ve never seen her do an honest-to-goodness lip sync though, so that worries me.

    • Chevalle

      What I love about Bianca is that she is self-depricating. She isn’t immune to her own snark, and that’s the sparkle of a true comedienne. ACTUAL bitches like Gia can’t insult themselves. Watching Bianca and Darienne trade jabs is hilarious. I love those two.

    • donaldhitemusic

      In regards to the lip synch music selection, does anyone know when they are given the lip synch song? Ru often states that they were asked to prepare a lip synch to such and such… I wonder if they are given the music to prepare after the challenge but before the runway? This would certainly make it easier for the music to “conveniently” suit one of the bottom two better. Many times the lip synch piece is by a guest judge, like Natalie Cole, Winona Judd, Fantasia, etc, so at last some of the time it must be determined well in advance. Even if this is the case, I’m sure Ru could select the bottom two based on who she thinks will win. I would have put Adore in the bottom instead of April (based on the generally accepted reality tv convention that the leader goes down with the ship). Maybe ru was more confident that April would beat vivacious? April seemed to be giving it her all (even if her characterization was “off”), where as Adore was clearly phoning it in and by NO MEANS was amazing. Combined with her pathetic excuse for leadership, she seemed a much better candidate for the bottom two my opinion. Of course, the favoritism towards adore is obvious even this early in the game…

    • Mary Stone

      I’m surprised no one clocked the thigh-length caftan. It was totally unremarkable.

    • crimesOFfashion

      I’m sorry. I hate Adore, and I hate that Ru sees her as a “fixer upper”

      That whole mess of a skit should have had her in the bottom….. Yes yes it was clear Miss Via was going bye bye but come on!

      Also am I the only one who thinks April was just a BOY in a bra at the end of the lip sync….that looked awful too

      Tick tock April & jocylen…we all know you’re only there because pretty filler is needed

    • crimesOFfashion

      And darienne turned it out. But that runway needed…. More

      I won’t believe I’m alone in that thought

    • donaldhitemusic

      Since some mention has been made about Gia vs Bianca in the bitching department, I thought I would share an idea I had about this. Many people are raving about Bianca’s polish and how seasoned she is. This obviously will pay off in the challenges (as it did in the acting challenge), but I don’t think it’s necessarily an asset behind the scenes. Gia’s bitchiness is almost completely a product of youthful delusion, and in weird way I find this endearing. It seems like she is less calculated and is just running her mouth constantly cause she’s young and hasn’t learned the value of shutting up sometimes. You kinda just want to pat her on the head and say, oh sweetie, some day you’ll learn…

      Bianca on the other hand is older, and certainly wiser, and her comments seem to come off as more rehearsed and cynical. For example, her laying into Trinity was kind of unattractive. Is trinity delusional about her dreams of doing Beyoncé in Vegas? Most likely, yes. But what’s the point of shitting on her dreams (aside from getting yourself some screen time at another persons expense?). In the previous untucked Bianca said she played the bitch onstage, but couldn’t do it in real life. Although I know everything they do on camera is technically “on stage”, within the context of the show the behind the scenes stuff is what the viewers perceive as the “real life” portion of the show. What she says in the confessionals is fine, but for some reason the way she was so dismissive of trinity just rubbed me the wrong way.

    • lippysyd

      I don’t know…I think my problem with Adore and Gia is both of them seem to be so…lazy. It’s like they woke up one day and decided to be queens. There’s always one or two girls each season who are accused of ‘resting on pretty’ but these two carry themselves like they honestly think that’s all there is to it and are surprised that the other girls aren’t buying it. The look on Adore’s face when Ru read her on the runway looked to me like genuine surprise. Plus they both speak in that half-awake, can’t-be-bothered, whinyish voice. Ugh.

      But add me to the Bianca fanclub!