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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep4 Recap

Hellooooooo Dolly!

Okay, I’m sorry.  That was a cheap, easy joke.  And Team Trash should be better than that.  It’s just Trash this time.

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We get a throwaway mini challenge this week. Female or Shemale.  The queens saw extreme close-ups of either drag queens or biological womens and had to guess which was which.   Ben DeLaCreme (yay!) and Adore (ugh…) win and become team captains for the main challenge.

Shade the RuSical!  I can already tell you that Class is jealous that he was not one the show for this episode.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  The show immediately starts out with the “Battle of the Idols”  between Courtney Act and Adore Delano.  We knew that when they hit the singing challenge, this would come up.  Personally, I think that Adore has the stronger voice, but Courtney has more control and is more effortless.

Also, let’s just talk about this.  Because it makes me happy.

As the queens rehearse, we hear Gia’s singing voice.

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Ru visits and as the queens prepare, Joslyn gets in a quick read citing Bianca Del Rio and inspiration for her butch queen look. She really has more going for her than I thought.

Trinity is showing her ass because she’s nervous. To quote Alyssa Edwards, “Get a grip, get a life, and get over it.”  This is season 6.  Show up and compete, ho!

Listen.  Joslyn Fox is everything this episode.  I really do feel bad for April.  You can tell that she is putting in 100% effort and she simply isn’t a musical queen.

“Is she frustrated sexually?” Shut up Gia.

Ooh Trinity. You are out of line. And defensive. Get it together. I get that Bianca has a slick mouth but you should be able to take it.

Laganja is so obnoxious and I love her.

What’s a Tony? Good bye Gia.

Adore talks about “butching” it up for Idol. Which sucks that she wasn’t able to really be herself as she competed.

Gia discusses her history of kabuki which is actually interesting. If she spent more time talking about her past instead of being dumb and catty, I might like her.

We have not given Ru props for looking amazing on the runway each week. She looks phenomenal.

SHERYL LEE RALPH!!!! ::yas gif::

And cute Lucian. Hey boo.

The Dragbill was a nice touch, Ru.

Shade: The Rusical

Darienne’s dancing is not good and weakens her and Gia’s performance.

Ben is FABULOUS!  She totally brought it as the Shady Lady.  Could have won.

COURTNEY is everything.  She’s a fucking star.

Bianca is actually great and is really shining.

Trinity and Gia…do better than expected. Neither is going to win but both really give it their all.

Adore’s look is just a mess. But her singing is good-ish. She has sounded better.

Laganja and Joslyn are great. Joslyn seriously is amazing here. LUV HUH.

Milk should be better than this. Like she’s not the worst, but her look is disappointing.

Poor April is trying her absolute best. It’s not a good performance though.

Runway Rundown

Bianca continues to look smashing.  But she still needs to show a new silhouette.

Trinity looks okay but some of her looks still reads a little inexpensive.

Darienne – Ooh girl, this is bad. It doesn’t flow like a gown should.

Gia looks much better than last week. But I’m not a huge nude fan in general though.

Ben is drag fabulousness. Loving Ben and she better make the top six.

Courthey Act is fabulous.  Like there’s no critique when you look like that.

Laganja is love.  I honestly think she looks amazing most of the time.  Alyssa taught her well.

April’s gown is pretty, but this is not her best.  Last week’s rainy day was her high point.

Joslyn looks good, too. Gia was correct in that her wig was not hot.

Milk disappointed me this week.  Her look this week was weird but it’s not interesting or clever this time like the past 2 weeks

Adore looks okay. This was better than last week but her looks just aren’t very good.

Judging

During the judging panel, Sheryl READS the dog shit out of Trinity. Darienne is clueless, failing to realize that she was not great in the Rusical.  Michelle is completely wrong for coming for Ben. She killed it. And Courtney brought it…but came across a little arrogant during the judging.  But she knows that she rocked it.  Can’t blame her there.

Adore didn’t cinch again. And her dress is worse upon closer inspection. Ooh, the reads for April. Poor girl, she really is trying her hardest.  The judges hate Trinity’s diction but Ru defends her flipper. They do hate her attitude. Sheryl is life acquired.  Permanent guest judge!

Courtney and Ben really are the shining stars. Michelle is OFF here.  Santino is defending Adore and I guess she really shouldn’t go this week. Poor April. All of the effort is noted though.

I love the reveal of the winners. Courtney wins!!!! Obviously though. She really nailed it. Adore and Ben are top.

Darienne is saved from the bottom two, leaving Trinity and April to lip sync to I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan.  These girls better bring it.

And they both do!  Trinity is WERQING her fan! April is really good though but like Dida Ritz before her, sometimes a black girl just can’t be beat.  Trinity chantays and April Carrion is told to sashay away.

I am sad for April. She really is a gorgeous girl and she is by no means a bad queen. I hope the best for her.

What did you guys think?  Let us know on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow or in the comments below.

Pause: I don’t typically talk about Untucked but let’s talk about how dumb Gia is. Gia was being ignorant and being rude. Milk, for all of her issues, is not below anyone. And Gia is literally the worst. THE WORST. She isn’t actually that great a fishy queen and yet she acts like she’s sitting.

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Joslyn is so right in this argument. And I’m living for her.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep3 Recap

The time has come! For Class and Trash to recap another episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

This episode was a hoot.  It started with the two groups meeting each other with shade flying fast and furious.

Bianca’s instant dislike for Gia only makes Trash love her more.  And Gia saying “I don’t like messy queens.  I don’t like cheap queens.  And I don’t like manly queens.”

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I can’t stand her.

For the mini challenge, the queens were told to pair up with a queen from the other group and do a bikini lip sync to Click Clack using the top half of one queen and legs of the other.  I’m not going to lie, I found all of this super amusing.

Trash also thought April’s “Ariel” look was brilliant.  She’s really rising in my estimation.

Trash would have gone with Courtney and Laganja but RuPaul was feeling Adore and Milk’s dance.  Milk’s decision not to tuck might have played a role.  I know you were looking!

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Next, Ru announced that the queens would split into two teams to film horror movies, one from the 60’s and one from the 80’s.  The queens split back into the groups from Episodes 1 & 2, which is a huge mistake on the part of Adore.  The difference in talent between the two groups really is astounding.  Also, how dumb is Gia?  

Please leave.

Team Milk takes on the 60’s script and all of the queens seem to do incredibly well, with the exception of Miss Trinity K. Bonet.  I hate that I softened my stance on her because she was just a mess this week.  I get that she’s not an actress, but no.  And seriously, she wants to be a Beyoncé impersonator?????

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Bianca was absolutely correct in that you can perform as an artist, but to build an entire stage show around it, you have to have the resemblance.  Chad Michaels looks like Cher in makeup.  That’s why she’s so successful and that’s the appeal of that type of show.  With all the Beyoncé worship, lack of charisma, and cancelled barbecue, Trinity really is Tyra Sanchez.  We know it’s you, you can’t win again!

Bianca killed it. Courtney brought it. Darienne was fabulous. Milk was good as well.

Joslyn blew me away actually.  Trash was expecting some Tatianna realness from her, and she really was shockingly good in the skit. Granted, it was a ditzy queen playing a ditzy character, but I want to see more from her now.

Team Adore was tragic.  The group went on stage with no full run-through.  Tragic.  Poor April was cast as the butch character which was not a good idea.  Vivacious should have played this part.  Laganja was not bad.  Gia were middling at best and her beige lip gloss looked dumb.  Adore didn’t know her lines.  Vivacious’ “Lie-za Minnelli LIES!” was great.  A shame about her awful performance in the box though.

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The shining star here was Ben DelaCreme who really shines when compared to these scrubs.  She’s got the goods to go the distance.

Another Gia is the worst moment.  “I found it funny that theirs was in black and white and ours was in color.”

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Let’s talk about the runway (the theme was your best drag).  The guest judges were Lena Headey and Linda Blair who were both super into it and gave great comments.

Bianca gave us exaggerated collar and is clearly working on toning down her clownish makeup.  Trash think she is going to have to show some versatility in her silhouette.

Courtney’s Australian flag gown is fabulous.  WERQ!  She’s flawless.

Joslyn looked so much like Tatianna on the runway.  Trash loved the dress but it was super bland.

Trinity’s tangerine gown is pretty, but a little cheap looking.  You could also see her bra.  Rookie mistake.

Milk wore another super interesting look with a Pinocchio-nose.  Trash didn’t love it, but you are not going to forget a queen like that.  And that was her intent.

Darienne’s wings were lovely and I think she really made it shine.  The dress itself was a little shapeless but it worked for her.  Her face is always super beat.

April Carrion’s rainy day realness???

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She really got all of my attention.  She looked incredible.

Laganja looked incredible as well.  The butterfly fascinator was stunning and her face was beat for the gods.

Gia looked ridiculous. She has too much mouth, no sense of humor, and that look was stupid.  It wasn’t interesting.  It wasn’t pretty. And her padding was raggedy.  She can go now.

Adore looked okay enough, but it was nothing special.  Trash liked her eye makeup.  That said, when RuPaul told her “Stars put in the work!” she was right on the money.

Ben DeLaCreme looked cute in her hot pink one piece.  I like that she pads super curvy.

Vivacious?

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Yeah…no.

So Team Milk won in what had to be the most obvious win in the show’s history.  Darienne won the challenge for her work as the head.  I probably would have gone with Courtney, but I’m not mad at her at all.

Adore, April, and Vivacious received the harshest critiques and for the second week in a row, Adore is saved from the lip sync.  Now, Trash loves Ru, but this wasn’t the move. Adore’s natural obnoxiousness may have worked for the role, but neither her look or acting was impressive.  April’s runway should have saved her from the bottom two.

But April & Vivacious face of to “Shake It Up” by Selena Gomez.

RuPaul was getting her life though and both girls brought it.  April won the lip sync and Vivacious the dinosaur sashayed away.  This was definitely the right decision.

What did Class think? I’m much more simpler in my thoughts.

Vivacious girl. WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU AND HOW DARE YOU?!?! I hope she went home and burned that thing. You better SERVE at the finale. Did she think that was REALLY cute? She looked like Reptar from the Rugrats. No ma’am.

Bianca is my new favorite. She better come for Adore’s cheap ass wig. YAAAAASSSSS!  As a matter of fact…Adore take your happy ass home. I tried to like you but you think you’re are better than you ACTUALLY are. Girl BYE! And Courtney (while boring) still gets the Hey boo (wink…call me) of the week.

All in all, this was another fantastic episode and we laughed all through it.  Let us know your thoughts in your comments below or on Twitter!  Let’s discuss!