RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 Episode 3

Posted on February 16, 2010

So this week, the focus is on Ru’s country queen past, which means we’re smack dab in the middle of a gay Hee-Haw for the rest of the hour. If that doesn’t spell Emmy, we don’t know what does.

But first, the queens have to eat fried bull testicles because that’s how they roll in the country.

Next, it’s off to the Gay Ole Opry.


Scary drag baby.

Perfect drag baby. Look, she even used makeup to make her mouth tiny. She may be a bitch, but she’s gorgeous and she has great instincts.

Our girl Pandora has been struggling in the competition, so we were really hoping she’d pull it out for this one and thankfully, she did. She was the only one who had real comic timing and knew how to make the lines work. Plus her look was flawless.

There’s just something about a hyperactive gay Puerto Rican drag chicken, don’t you find?

“Judy Garland at the end of her career” drag chicken. He was way too hung up on the fact that he couldn’t make it pretty. Result? The saddest, most serious drag chicken we’ve ever seen.

Not that we’ve seen a lot. Well, okay. A couple. It was the ’80s, what can we say?



Okay, dress up time! Cowgirls to the catwalk, please!

Cute. A little too Honky Tonk Barbie, if that makes any sense. She has a fabulous walk, though.

Also cute. The cherry was a nice touch.

Although we have to say, we were a little disappointed at how cliche a lot of the costumes were.

Case in point. It seems like too many of them went either the L’il Abner or Cowgirl Barbie look. Still, Raven has amazing transformative skills.

Another Barbie.

This wasn’t so much “country” as it was “flygirl lumberjack.”

Oh, Miss Pandora. This is tragic Thriftstore Barbie in a handmade outfit. We love your comic skills, but you really need to bring the glamour to the runway soon or we’re afraid the judges are going to get bored.

This at least had a realness that took it from Barbie to Urban Cowgirl territory. She looked pretty amazing.


Mystique is never gonna be world class until she learns to turn her pain into fabulousness. Right now, she’s got way too much of a chip on her shoulder.

We really loved this look because it was the only one that really said Contemporary Country. You could absolutely see any of dozens of singers wearing this to perform. It wasn’t a caricature.

The thing about Miss Tyra is, she’s so pretty she can make cliched looks like this work on the catwalk. The judges are quite open about seeing her potential to be world class.

In the end, she was pretty enough to make a tablecloth work – and to her credit and our surprise, funny in the commercial – and won the challenge.

This is the second week in a row Miss Dourpussy obsessed over another queen and then wound up lip synching for her life with that very queen. She needs to stop focusing on the competitors and start focusing on herself.

Although really, having them lip synch was just a formality. It was obvious which queen had more potential.

We’re glad that a big girl made it this far. Porkchop was knocked out in the first round last season which was disappointing because if there’s one arena where big girls can work their size to their advantage, it’s the drag world. Someday a big girl is gonna win this competition, we have no doubt.

But like we said, Mystique was self conscious and bearing the wounds of a lot of mean words and it just came through loud and clear through the makeup. We’re not saying she doesn’t have potential, but she’s got a lot of work to do.

On the other hand,

You can’t fault her lack of sass.



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