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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 – Episode 1 RuCap

Welcome back racers!!! I know that I owe you all a ton of Black History Facts, but I will get those to you.  However, our lives has been lacking in sparkle and fabulous since we last saw the ladies of Drag Race. Our long national nightmare has ended with the premiere of Season Seven last night.  Let’s dive on in and see what this set of queens are serving this season.

Miss Fame walks in serving alien goddess. Her face is pretty flawless and she seems confident and put together. She’s the queen that I’m most familiar with through her makeup tutorials.

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Ginger Minj is a tiny plus size queen serving up Oralndo Housewife with her opening look.  I’m interested to see if she can bring it.

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Jaidynn Diore Fierce speaks in fluent catchphrase but is one of the few queens who seems truly lively.  She was one of my favorite in the meet the queens videos by virtue of being one of the few who was memorable in any way.

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Violet Chachki…is super tiny in the waist and is clearly pretty.  That said, she is incredibly shady.  A lot of it seems to be coming for a young, dumb place.

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Max is adorable.  She’s like Milk and Sharon Needles had a baby. I really love her aesthetic.

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Miss Fame is already shady for no reason with some blotting joke related to the newspaper. It’s not that serious, ladies. You just got there.

Katya! I adore her.  She’s from Boston.  She’s the funniest so far. I did really did enjoy her “Come On Muscular Dystrophy!” from the Meet The Queens video because C’mon ____ never gets old.

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That said, I know that we all love Laganja.  It’s so fun to yell “C’mon _______!” But seriously queens, stop it. Everyone can’t c’mon in this 5 minutes span.

Jasmine Masters is so fun to listen to.  But so hard to look at.

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Mrs. Kasha Davis is old school fun. She came across fun in the interview but her look is a bland.

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I have no time for Violet and her constant preening.

Trixie Mattel has such a distinct look.  It’s ugly, but distinct.  I like it.

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Kandy Ho’ has a shit ton of attitude and is mostly boring. She looks like Aubrey O’Day from afar and Serena ChaCha up close.  I don’t see it for her.

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I fucking hate Pearl.  Pearl is a cute enough boy, but I just want him to stop talking. Credit where it’s due, the deep voice “Sup?” was funny.

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Trixie decides she wants to jump on the C’mon Chinstrap! bandwagon.

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Kennedy Davenport can dance her ass off.  She seemed a skosh bland but after getting the Alyssa Edwards seal of approval, I hope that she brings it.

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Sasha Belle is probably the least interesting queen of the bunch.  That wig isn’t working for me, for you, or for her.

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Tempest DuJour’s intro is pretty great.  I wish they hadn’t spoiled the baby dropping bit. I love her campy style.  Kandy Ho tries to throw age shade.  I’m actually tired of her already.

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Let’s talk about how age/weight shade is so tired.  It doesn’t require any creativity or wit.  Bye Kandy.

Ru talks via a creepy baby image but yells ‘Balenciaga!” Ru enters and announces that the first challenge is a fashion week extravaganza.  The ladies will have to showcase two of their best looks, one from the spring collection and one from the fall collection. Jaidynn declares it #TooMuch.

Time for a runway show!

Ginger opens in a magenta sparkly frock.  Very pretty. Her fall look is fabulous.  Leopard and neon is so drag but excecuted well.

Kandy Ho looks dull in yellow lace that doesn’t fit her skin tone. Her fall look with the fur is a good look though.

Max is super campy but pretty. The spring look isn’t fashion forward enough. But then Max SLAYS the winter look.  She also shows off a pretty fabulous runway walk too, which I don’t think anyone would have expected.

Jaidynn looks good, but not in a fashion way.  She wears two jumpsuits ignoring the fall and winter look dictates. Ehhh.

Katya is stunning.  The full fur look is amazing for winter shits all over Kandy No.  Both of her looks do a great job of blending campy while meeting the glamour standards that the show reuqires.  ME thinks she’s a threat.

Miss Kasha is true to her housewife character and has a very drag walk.  Both looks are bland and don’t stand out in any way.

Trixie’s dresses are both super cute.  I didn’t realize how curvy she was. I genuinely like the sequined dress for winter though I don’t think she’ll be winning any awards for her work.

Pearl is obnoxious. Her winter look is actually a great look.  Well executed. Fur for spring is stupid though.  Shut up, Pearl.

Tempest has a sexy gypsy thing going on. I love the quilted poncho for her winter look, but the wig is horrendous.

Miss Fame looks incredible.  Love the red outfit. That gold look with the fascinator? Flawless.

Jasmine is very banjee realness for spring. She has a fondness for showing her abs but I’m not sure it’s coming across feminine. Jasmine is serving purple trenchcoat for winter. It’s…cheap looking.  Like it was made of curtain fabric.

Violet’s look is really creative and good.  Hate that. The tartan look is pretty fabulous though.

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Kennedy looks like Niecy Nash (a point that is brought up by Carson). Her looks are bland but pretty. I love the hair on the winter look but the actual look itself is still not enough to impress.

Sasha…does not have great style instincts. Her “lobster” dress is pretty awful.

Did I mention Alaska was here to give us her Anna Wintour impression? It’s flawless.

“It’s hideous.  I think I’ll put it on the cover.”

The new Pit Crew comes in nude.  Hot redheads are great fun.  Jason and Miles are back looking goodt.

Ru then announces that the queens will need to create a resort wear look that tears away to reveal a nude illusion.  (Shoutout to Carmen Carrera and Trinity K. Bonet!) Jasmine then gives us a great quip with “No Tea, No Shade, No Pink Lemonade!” and tells us Ru wouldn’t like to see some of these ladies naked.  She’s right.

After the break, Trixie makes a good point where she mentions that her look uses none of her natural features in her drag.  Miss Fame gives us another brand lecture.  (My friend is watching live with Katya and she says that you should drink each time she says brand. Don’t die!)

We learn about Tempest’s kids and husband, as well as her weight loss! Aww that’s nice.  Kandy Ho doesn’t know how to sew.  It’s Season 7.  Just lie.

Jasmine has sewn some peacock fabric to two hula hoops and then proceeds to tell us about cocoons and butterflies for approximately 5 minutes.  It’s probably her nerves, but she has to learn to stop talking.  Ru is not impressed.

Trixie then tells us about how her boyfriend’s family doesn’t like drag.  We’ve already gotten way too many sob stories.  Stop it.  Violet and Kandy are really tapping on my nerves.

Katya tells us that she has the body of a 50-year Irish Rock Climber.  My love for her could not be any greater.

Runway Time! (For the third time)

Ru floats down the runway in turquoise (tur-kwazz) peekaboo look and looks incredible.  Michelle visage is back and dressed like an ice skater.  Carson Kressly is here and I love him.  Ross Matthews is here also.

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Kathy Griffin is here with bad makeup and fur.  Love her!

NOW SISSY THAT WALK!

Katya scomes out in all red fringe.  Her idea to use the hair is a great job.  Flashing her asshole, may work. May not. I’m going to guess not.

Kasha Davis does a great job of portraying confidence.  There’s a lot of shade from the judges.

Sasha Belle flops with a the black bra instead of nude.  The look is tacky and bland. Think Jinxx on a very bad day.

Miss Fame looks great in turquoise and her body looks spectacular.

Kennedy Davenport does a great job selling a mediocre outfit.  Love those wings.

Tempest’s look is so so bad.  The crab belt is bad. The makeup is also bad. When I watched this on my phone, I didn’t think it was so bad, but on my TV? No gawd.

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Trixie’s tennis outfit is odd. But the outlines of her outfit fir her Barbie brand. Pearl has such a good look but her walk and attitude suck.  Her tuck needs some work as well. Max! I love the crutches. She’s putting on too much of a show, but I like where her mind is. Ginger is great fun.  I like her in yellow and I think that she really has the skills.  She’s a front runner.

Jasmine…has hula hoops.  I like the longer hair and actually like the fringe outfit.  Her makeup is also better than in previous runways. Kandy has a good body and bad contouring. Jaidynn’s outfit is fabulous and a much better showing that the runway challenge.  Love her! Show us how sexy you is! Violet has the skills and the dress is a fun nod to Southern dressing.  Padding really does help.  Skinny isn’t exactly feminine.

Judging time!

Our safe queens: Ginger, Jaidynn, Pearl, Kasha, Katya, Max, and Trixie.  No surprises here.

Sasha is not polished.  She’s saying she confused the assignment.  But really it just wasn’t put together well. Tempest looks so so bad on the runway.

That wig.

Those wrinkles.

Jasmine gets mixed reviews but it’s clear the judges like her.  The fringe and her purple raincoat are read. Poor thing. Michelle calls out Kandy’s contour and I’m so glad we’re on the same page.  Bye ashy! Her ugly tunic thing is also a tragedy.

Miss Fame is going to suffer from high expectations. But her work was superb this week. Kennedy is in the top! Her presentation definitely saved her look. Violet killed it with the fall look.  Michelle and I continue to be on the same page by saying that we don’t see it for Violet’s boy body. Kathy Griffin disagrees and it’s clear that Michelle isn’t featuring it.

Oh shit! We have some shady shade right now.  Ru asks who is least impressive amongst the queens.

Sasha – Pearl

Fame – Jaidynn

Kennedy – Trixie

Tempest – Ginger

Jasmine – Sasha

Kandy – Tempest

Violet – Sasha

Tempest calls out Kandy for calling her old.  Kandy looks like Elmer Fudd from the side. Sasha is pissed that people think she is sloppy as her cheap nylon wig looms at us menacingly.

The judges love Miss Fame and Kennedy.  Costumey is thrown around and I can see that. Violet has the fashion edge that is going to appeal, but showing boy body is always no no.  Courtney got that critique and Violet is no Courtney.

Tempest looked awful.  Her being a costumer is brought up.  Jasmine has this great energy but not enough fabulousness. Kandy is ugly and her spirit is ugly.  Sasha is read for being sloppy and all around raggedy. I still don’t really see it for Ross Matthews, but I will give him the beard joke.

Ru calls Kennedy safe. Violet Chachki wins the first challenge! Werq Atlanta!  Miss Fame and Michelle Visage are livid, but she’s safe. Sasha is somehow safe? I didn’t expect this.

Tempest is in the bottom two which makes sense.  Kandy is boring and has awful makeup.  Jasmine is great fun to talk to and hard to look at.  Jasmine is safe! Kandy is in the bottom.

The two rivals lip sync to “Geronimo,” one of Ru’s lesser songs.  Both of these queens are so so mediocre.  Tempest is…doing the noodle apparently.  Kandy gives us some krumping and due to having a modicum of energy, saves herself.  This is really bad in so many ways.  Do these ladies not prepare?

Katya wins the lip sync when she tells us “I don’t know what that Miss Crab Lady is doing, but all I know is the bearded ho is TURNING IT!” I LOVE HER!

Tempest…to paraphrase Gia Gunn “dances like a man.” This is Honey Mahogany/Vivienne Pinay level terrible.,

Tempest sadly leaves us looking the hottest of messes. Wait they have to hold a Ru doll when they leave. Clever marketing though!

So what did you all think?  Any favorites yet?  If you can’t tell, I’m living for Katya.  This set seems especially shady and fashion heavy.  It’s my hope that the season gives us all that we need.  I would recap Untucked but shit, it’s on YouTube. Watch it below!

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Class Has a Question for Rupaul.

Well….Trash is le tired and I don’t have the time to go in depth about the episode but what I want to know is…

HOW THE F*CK IS DARIENNE LAKE STILL ON THIS SHOW?!

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Listen she has walked on that stage every damn week in her finest Lane Bryant, Cato, and Ross Dress for Less fashions. TRANSLATION, SHE LOOKED BASIC AS HECK week after WEEK! To top it off she had the NERVE to walk out there in her final runway look, lookin like a sparkly turd. Ma’am, Latrice would NEVER! And she keeps clomping down the runway in orthopedic looking heels. #BYE

BenDeLaCreme is polished and the only one that could keep up with Queen Bianca Del Rio. Unfortunately, the final lip sync left much to be desired from both. I hope Kelly Clarkson never catches wind of this lip sync cause…. ::yawn::

SO the top 3….IN ORDER will HAVE to be:

1) Queen Bianca (if she doesn’t win, i’m not watching the show again.)

2) Courtney Act (She may not be the best but at least she’s pretty and consistant)

3) Adore damn Delano (This should have been Trinity, Joslyn, or DELA’s spot)

RuPaul…I never disagree with you but…you f*cked this one all the way up. If Darienne doesn’t roll on home next week, I don’t know what I will do…

Class has spoken.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep 10 Recap

Better late than never, y’all!

The ladies are back in the workroom and Adore discusses how disappointed she is in her performance in the talk show challenge.  Courtney is bringing a bit of shade to the proceedings but it’s clear that she and Bianca are friendly.  Competitive but friendly.

The next day, Darienne makes a quip about leaving banana peels to slip up the competitors.  The Not-Shemail is all about weddings.  Ru enters and the mini-challenge is a “body art painting challenge” with a theme of marriage equality.  This is really just an excuse for RuPaul to pun it up.  I approve.

The art doesn’t matter and Bianca wins! “Ooh, very Andy Whore-hol!” As you know, Bianca can do no wrong for me.  So yay!

After a shower, Ru announces that we have company coming.  Ru announces that she’s an ordained minister and will be marrying 6 couples on the runway.  Bianca pairs up the queens with the ladies. Ru is looking for a strong family resemblance and the queens will serve as the mother of the brides.  The grooms enter and Ru announces that the queens are dragging up their husbands-to-be!  This twist showed up on a season of Project Runway and it’s still good.

Adore is nervous as she should be.  Lest we forget that Honey Boo Boo mess she put together in Episode 1.

When we return from the commercial, Bianca bonds well with her couple.  Joslyn loves weddings.  Brandon is acting like he didn’t know he was signing up for RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Good Night Nurse.  It is Season 6.  RuPaul walked you into the room.  WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

Dela gets a zinger in with Courtney.  “Courtney might have trouble transforming a manly man, since she only uses Chapstick and mascara!”

Ru comes in to grab the biological ladies.  Bianca and her groom bond a bit.  Bianca: “Look, I actually made a friend.  Me!” Love her.

Joslyn and Ru doing her foxy honk which is completely adorable.

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She says that she’s going demure.  Brandon still hasn’t figured out what he’s doing here.  Whatever.  Darienne appears to be doing a much better job with the design this time but Ru is skeptical of their goth wedding.  Bianca’s gown is pretty much done and it is flawless.  She banters with Ru because she is seriously the best.  We don’t see any of Ben, Courtney, or Adore.  We’ll see how that plays out.

After Ru’s exit, Bianca offers a bit of advice to Adore as she works on her hideous gown.  Again, it’s Season 6, boo.  No sympathy from this corner.

We reenter the Werq room and Adore’s bride reads the shit on her wig.  Courtney comes for her and her bride in a way that’s hilarious but a little mean.  Oh well!  A reference to Honey Mahogany! Queen of muu-muus!  She is reason behind one of my favorite RuPaul runway quips.  “Very Bed, Bath, and Beyoncé!” Here’s her awful song.

Brandon talks about how his teammates are going to talk about him in drag or something.  His insecurity about that is not interesting but it does give us a chance to hear wise words from Courtney and Joslyn on the issue.  Worrying about gay dudes in the locker room is like waiting for Bigfoot to walk out of your closet.  While people may sneak a glance, you are not so attractive that we’re going to push you into a locker.

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Everyone is serving “Hog Body” shade at Adore and her daughter.  Because it’s funny.

But then! Bianca swoops in the snatch the best confessional line award which I just invented.

“After the makeover, Joslyn’s drag daughter looks like that one girl gremlin in Gremlins 2!”

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Seriously.  Cackling.

It’s time to Sissy That Walk!  Ru continues to make everyone look like the amateurs they are in a blue sequined checkered gown. Neil Patrick Harris is here to be great and his husband is here.  Umm, hi David?  Is it just me or is it weird to see Michelle and Santino sitting next to each other?  Michelle looks so good toned down.  Love this trend boo!

Anyways! Let’s critique.

Joslyn actually looks pretty for my eyes.  But DAT MAKEUP on Brandon.  No. God.  However, it’s overall a much better effort than her previous sewing challenge.

Courtney did a lovely job on the face but she seriously made her daughter look 60 years older. The gown looks a bit retro slip cover, but it’s not the worst.  She really did make herself look young and perky and a nude dress with butterflies misses the mark on “mother of the bride” although she looks smashing.

Bianca looks great.  Her clownish makeup helps to sell her look but the real star is the trim on the veil.  So well done and a lovely way to call back to her own drag.  She also sells it on the runway with her “tears.

Darienne actually kills it on the runway for her daughter.  The goth look works really well and actually looks well put together.  I also like the spraypaint bit.  However, her own look is terrible! She looks almost exactly like she did in the first challenge except she didn’t add that trash-ass seam down the front of her skirt.  And DAT WIG! NO NO NO.

Adore…

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I don’t know what to say. This is honestly one of the worst runway showings I’ve ever seen.  Like worse that Vivacious’ cartoon dinosaur realness.  Worse that Rebecca Glasscock’s Ace Frehley realness.  Worse than almost anything Tatianna wore.  Worse than Shangela’s Christmas Coutorture.  Worse than Stacy Layne’s red velvet jumpsuit.  Worse than Jinkx reindeer candy cane thing.

Pause, can you think of any runway look worse than this??  The only one I can think of is Tatianna’s look for the Season 2 Ball Challenge.  Serena Cha Cha’s “soft sculpture” lederhosen of yore.

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This is so off the mark.  Adore looks like the daughter and a terrible looking one.  Her bride looks like something from your nightmares with a ragged wig, makeup that makes her face look bloated, and I don’t even know what’s happening with the gown.  The leather jacket is literally the only nice thing about this look.

Dela definitely did a great job.  I love the look and her face is great.  I love her pink look and the cardigan/flower combination is super smart and nails that challenge theme.

The vow ceremony is sweet but blah.  The goth couple was great though.  Brandon still sounds like he hasn’t passed 2nd grade English.  Dela’s dress is even better in the close-up.  That’s enough of this.  Time to read these ugly wimmens.

Brandon’s face is trash.  She looks undead.  But Joslyn definitely looks the best she has in weeks.  Michelle is right on with the metallic face.  The wedding dress isn’t strong though and the bodice is actually the exact same as her party look.  Brandon is “struggling with his manlihood.”

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The judges laugh at him and then he serves us yesterday’s craft services.

Rein Act looks like Tori Spelling.  The length is very Adore and David calls out what I mentioned earlier about Rein Act looking like Courtney’s mother.  Courtney tries to sell a cougar narrative, but she simply looks too good in comparison to her daughter.  This was an opportunity for her to really step out of her box.

Bianca nails the family resemblance and I love the yellow trim.  Bianca continues to quip her way to the top.

Darienne’s makeup skills continue to be off the charts.  Her groom has a lot of personality and that’s super helpful in challenges like this.  Darienne’s look is bad.  Neil calls it out for being not goth.  That wig is so horrendous.

Dela seriously killed it.  Santino actually gives a valid tip in that the sharp-winged eye that Dela does would have added more resemblance. The gown though is fabulous and she really embraced the challenge.

Adore…Adore…Adore.  Santino calls out the execution.  There are no compliments as there shouldn’t be.  It’s just terrible.  The wig looks even worse in the close up.

The judges reiterate what they’ve said already.  I’ll use this moment to talk about how dour and humorless Neil and David are.  Like even worse that Chaz Bono.  You would think they would be funny and upbeat, but it is such a downer to hear them talk.  Blah.

RuPaul: “Oh you’re such a whore.  We should, totally, go somewhere together…”

Back from commercials, Dela is safe while QUEEN BIANCA SNATCHES ANOTHER WIN!!!! GET INTO HER BEAT AND HER BANG!!!! 

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Adore is in the bottom for what has to be the single worst makeover ever.  Courtney and Darienne are safe, leaving the Foxy Joslyn in the bottom two.

Joslyn and Adore lip sync to “Think” by Aretha Franklin.  If only Latrice Royale was here!

Adore is super high energy but there’s this manic intensity that just doesn’t fit the song.  I actually hate this performance although her face play is still good.  Joslyn is good (not great), but having to lip sync is so much fabric seems foreign to her as she holds up the front of her gown for the entirety of the performance.  It’s awkward and holds her back, but her performance works better for me.

But alas, it is Adore who is saved and we have to say goodbye to my lovemuffin Joslyn.  😦 😦 :(. Her exit speech is so mature and gracious.  I just love her.

Now do I think it was Joslyn’s time?  Yes.  She is a great queen, but she needs a few more years to up her style game but she is a charismatic performer with tons of potential.  I fully expect her to make a run on All-Stars 2 with increased funds and better style because she’s way stronger than I think anyone realized.

This is also the point where Adore is either going to have to rise to the occasion or get out.  The rest of the season (barring the finale) is look-based challenges.  If she doesn’t figure out how to present herself, she really should not be in the top 3, despite having fantastic charisma and performance skills.  My gut tells me that Ru is going to keep her until the finale because of that star power, but her road is going to be much more difficult now.

I’d peg Bianca and Dela as finalists as of now, with Courtney and Adore battling for the third spot. Darienne has performed admirably. If you can ignore her bitchiness, she’s done a great job on the show. But she’s out of her depths at this point.  Bianca and Ben are funnier with better style. Adore has way more natural charisma.  Courtney has so much star power but she needs to push herself if she’s going to knock out Adore.  What she has in style and confidence, she lacks in natural spark.

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Every one is super sweet and supportive.  Blah blah blah…

Let me talk about how Darienne’s daughter is READING.

::props head on chin:: “That doesn’t mean it’s fashionable!”

Girl, I fell out. 

On Adore talking about how she can’t sew: “You gotta get your skills up!”

::Laganja voice:: COME ON, GOTH BRIDE!

We “complete” Brandon’s story line as he accepts the gays in the locker room or whatever.

In the Gold Bar, we get a message from Adore’s mom and is it’s all super sweet.  Love her! Bianca continues to be just the best at everything.  I want to be her best friend.

And that’s about it. What are your thoughts, dear readers?  Do you agree with the elimination?  Who is your winner (Bianca is the only answer).  Have a great day!

RuPaul’s Drag Race S6, Ep7

Hey loves!  This was a huge week to recap so I’m going to break them into the two episodes.  Right?  Right.

We’re back in the workroom after Milk’s elimination.  Trinity seems to think that someone cares that she isn’t used to the challenges.  No one does, boo.  Adore is congratulated for her win and Joslyn is congratulated for cracking the top three.

Ben makes a joke about not being in the top so he could sit down which cuts to Darienne being jealous.  Courtney complains about the resting on pretty critique.  Bianca comes in like the boss she is to say that Trinity’s “speeches” aren’t going to get her the win.

We get back and it’s time for Shemail!  References to makeup abound as Ru comes in to announce a fruit/hand modeling challenge.  Well…okay Ru.

Bianca looks so ridiculous and I love her.  Laganja manages to win, for no reason at all.

The main challenge!  RuPaul is launching her own makeup line and the challenge will be a 30-second commercial targeting different segments of women.  Because Ru is messy, she’s assigning the teams.

Adore & Laganja – Mean Girl, spoiled teenagers

Joslyn & Courtney – Hot Mamas

Bianca & Trinity – Working Girls

Darienne & Dela – Cougar Demo

Bianca is all “THANKS RU! YOU SHADY BITCH!” because like me, she is sick of Trinity.  Ru doesn’t even try to hide the machinations like she did in Season 4 with the lie detector test.  This challenge is about the drama!

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The ladies are preparing and Laganja thinks that they have  an advantage but is worried that “she won’t be the star!”  No girl.  Adore wins the confessional, saying “I was raised right, so all I can do is nervous laugh!”  Adore is a funny bitch.  Joslyn is so starstruck and Courtney is serving up all of the shade.

RuPaul comes back to check in on the girls.  Darienne can’t seem to contain her shade and jealousy.  Dela is trying to keep it together, but Darienne can’t seem to act right.  You are too old to act like that.

Bianca and Trinity are next.  Bianca is prepared because she’s amazing and Trinity continues to be soaked in flop sweat.  Ru calls her on it, but Trinity is a snippy bitch.

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Ru sincerely tries to motivate Trinity with Bianca’s support.  I would have told her to go home then with your “trying” ass.  But that’s why I don’t have a reality show.

We cut to taping where Michelle Visage and RuPaul are on set to help.  Laganja and Adore are up first. Michelle is so over Laganja, it’s not even funny.  The two can’t get the timing right on their twirls, which is funny.  Joslyn and Courtney are next and while their concept is okay, the jokes don’t land like they should.  They both look pretty but this is an area where both of these two are funny-ish.  Courtney is much funnier when she sarcastically says that they nailed it on the first take.  Good use of the Pit Crew though.

Dela & Darienne are on the set.  The concept is definitely there but it seems like Michelle isn’t feeling their style.  Trinity and Bianca are on the set. Trinity’s look as always is on point.  Bianca is being all of supportive.  Trinity BRINGS it!  But we don’t have time to coddle her.

The runway theme is black and white as we find out.  And of course, Courtney continues to keep up the shade.  Joslyn seems to realize that Courtney doesn’t respect her and I’m so sad for her.  Who is mean to Joslyn?!?! So rude.  Darienne is still serving up all of the shade.  Ma’am, you can not still be mad.  Bianca and Trinity continue to talk through their issues.  Bianca better get that positive edit.  After this Bianca: “Now don’t call me collect if you go to jail.”   I just love her.

Ru looks INCREDIBLE.  I love this look.  So stunning.  Michelle has her hair down and looks so much better.  Santino looks like Santino.  The guest judges are Roxxxy Andrews Lainie Kazan and Leah Remini!  So fun.

Time for the runway!

Laganja..looks terrible.  Like that makeup is so wack.  Her hairline and wig are wack.  She looks ridiculous.

Adore looks okay.  Her walk is still bad but the short skirt and wig work okay.  Her headpiece is blocking her face though.

Bianca del Rio is serving Manila Luzon and I am LIVING! She can do no wrong for me.

Trinity better WERQ!  Listen.  This is how it works.

Ben DelaCreme looks spectacular.  I love it.

Darienne is giving us Dynasty realness and it’s the best she’s looked.

Courtney looks incredible.  I love the head piece and sparkle.  This is what the judges meant when they asked for more than pretty.  Living for it.

Joslyn looks much better!  It’s still naked, but there’s much more style to it.

We review the commercials. Bianca & Trinity do well. It’s not funny exactly but it is really polished and they sold it. Leah and Michelle get into it and I’m laughing.  Laganja & Adore…umm.  The last line is funny, but the commercial is bland.  Laganja’s delivery is pretty awful.  Laganja is read for the look which thank God.  Michelle praises Adore for looking better on the runway. Dela & Darienne are okay.  I actually thought it was a little funny.  Not great, but not terrible.  Michelle is all , “Who are you, Dela?”  Whatever, Michelle.  Leave Dela alone. Joslyn & Courtney are meh… The delivery is on but the jokes really don’t land at all.

Santino likes Adore & Laganja’s commercial the best. Lainie really likes Bianca & Trinity on the runway.  Dela & Darienne are read for their faces in the ad.  Santino thinks Courtney looked bad in the ad (which, no).  Leah defends them but there is no defense for Joslyn’s skimpy runway ensemble.  I LOVE how into Leah is.

Back on the runway, Adore & Laganja win the challenge?

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I mean, I guess.  It was between those two and Bianca & Trinity, but to be honest, none of the ads were great.  I would have given it to the latter just because Trinity stepped it up and their runway looks were baller.  Michelle seems to agree with me and vocalizes it.

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Dela & Darienne fall into the bottom two.  I can’t disagree, but again there really was no difference in the ads.  The pair lip sync to Point of No Return by Expose.

Both girls seem to be nailing a pretty lackluster song while Bianca quips that Darienne had it on cassette when it came out!  She’s so great.  I love Ben’s ability to serve burlesque moves.  Darienne collecting fake tips is brilliant.

Darienne lake is told that she is staying.  Ru fakes an elimination speech but Dela is told that she gets to stay another week!  Thank God!  We can not lose someone so talented this early.

I’m not going to lie, this episode is the first blah one of the season since the two groups combined.  The challenge had all the potential of the perfume commercials from last season, but I think that these ladies just didn’t bring it because of pairings.  Step it up queens!

On Untucked, Ru delivers another zinger.  “Excuse me, queen!  Are those buffet pants?”

All 8 queens retire to the Silver Lounge and Dela is sad because Michelle isn’t seeing the real person underneath.  Courtney & Darienne are serving up shade.  Dela is upset because she feels strongly about her drag which makes total sense.  Bianca continues to be brilliant and says that crying is not the key to vulnerability.

Laganja tries to relate and the entire group of queens roll their eyes.  Trinity smirks and knows what’s going to happen.  Anyways, this makes me smile…

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The topic shifts to Joslyn’s costume as it is so similar to last week.  Laganja and Darienne shade her and I’m so sad.  I love Joslyn and I hate that she’s upset.  Courtney says her drag is not as polished as the competition.

Trinity is messy and cracks Bianca up.  She wants kudos for acting right and stepping up to the challenge.

In the Gold Bar, Alyssa Edwards is here to be amazing!

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You better have your guns loaded.  I just love her.  “Remind yourself, you are sickening and these bitches can’t take you GIRL!  And they are jealous of your boogie!”

Alyssa actually gives some good advice and the other queens are judging the fuck out Laganja.   These shady faces are killing me!  Adore is amazing in this moment when Laganja’s nails get tangled.

When the group splits up, Joslyn shares how hurt she is by Courtney’s comments and rudity.  Joslyn calls Courtney out on her complacency.  Trinity preaches that good word and really motivates all of the queens in the room.  Aww, Trinity.  With this dash of confidence, she is much more tolerable.

The Gold Bar queens read Laganja’s voice and how she’s not acting like herself.  Adore is all, “This is not Barney & Friends!” We get all of Laganja’s history and Bianca calls her ALL THE WAY OUT. Bianca reads her outfit and her attitude.  Bianca is perfect.  

Normally, I’d tell you that I’d see you next week.  But I’ll be back later with the next episode!

 

Drag Race Week – My Favorite Untucked Moments

We’re getting closer and closer to the premiere of Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  That means we are still in Drag Race Week.

Now all fans of Drag Race know that after the show each week, we get Untucked which is where we see the queens dish about the challenge, each other, and whatever is hiding inside that big, pink, fluffy box!  Today, I’m going to share my two favorite Untucked moments from all 5.5 seasons.

Back Rolls?

Alyssa, Coco, and Jade are the safe queens this episode.  These three shady ass bitches are going at it!

Alyssa comes for her makeup, talents, and wig.

Jade, however, is NOT having it.

“I would judge you on that body where them shoulders should match them hips!

Alyssa’s “What?” is just amazing.

And THEN!!!

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I live.  I could watch that all damn day.

Mariah Hates Pineapples

Now I’m listing out my top 10 favorite queens from the show later this week, but if it were a top 20, Mariah would have a full write up.  Her killer makeup skills and quick wit are everything.

But in this episode, the mini challenge was a “scandalous” photo shoot.  Manila tried to be different and use crazy fashion instead of exposed flesh for the challenge.  Let’s let Mariah take it from here.

“BITCH, that’s not no scandal, that’s just your style!”

Come on Mariah.

Now Manila is not wilting flower and immediately comes for Mariah’s blue velvet gown.  Oops, sorry not sorry.

Also, shout-out to Raja for her “Dang, Ginaaaaaa!” I love a good Martin reference.

And then we cut to Mariah being everything.

“A pineapple gown with glitter on it.  BITCH! Girl, I can’t take it. IT’S TOO MUCH. 

Give me my pocketbook, I’m leaving!”

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Listen, I cry that we missed what Mariah would have served at the Reading is Fundamental challenge.  Her turning into an old lady and asking for her pocketbook just makes me cackle every time.

What’s your favorite Untucked moment?

LeShauwn Beyond cursing out Jiggly?

Serena Cha Cha getting read for blood & filth??

BITCH!!! I AM FROM CHICAGO!!!!

Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow.

Bye Felicia!

Quickie Post: Lashauwn Beyond

As we gear up for the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on 2/24, we here at Class & Trash want to pay tribute to one of our favorite moments from Season 4.

Let’s set the scene.

Jiggly Caliente is a hot mess.  Lashauwn Beyond, who sews, is over her hot potato couture.  The argument heats up leading to the greatness that is…

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WERQ!

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This is a perfect use of the cliche pointed out by Rich from the FourFour and now over at Gawker.  See this video for evidence.

And the bass in his voice when he yells BEST BUDDIES BIIIIIITCH!!!

The greatest.

So WERQ Leshauwn Beyond and your fly ass ponytail!  We love you over here!