I know we’re three episodes in, but I’ve only just now decided that I should be blogging Drag Race. I decided there was way too much PR on my blog, so I’m adding a show to my repertoire.
I don’t want to go back and review the first two episodes (ain’t nobody got time for that), but I will give my thoughts on each of the queens before diving into the episode:
You know, this season of Drag Race really has some funny, smart, and talented ladies. This may be the best group of queens Ru has showcased, to date! I actually remembered Acid Betty from her appearance on season 5 of Project Runway:
Acid Betty’s punk-inspired gender-bending kind of drag is one that I find really interesting. The other queens (Thorgy, in particular) are trying to paint her as something of an opinionated bitch, but I think she just knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to say it. I don’t feel that she’s any bitchier than any of the girls.
Bob the Drag Queen:
Bob is a smart-as-a-whip comedy queen. I enjoy watching her interact with everyone. I hope she makes it to the finale three,
Chi chi is the country queen of the season. She lacks some polish, but she’s really quite beautiful. With some work this season, she could be a real Cinderella story.
Well, she was annoying. I’m glad she was sent home.
Dax Exclamation Point
Dax’s lip sync was very sad. The double elimination last week was warranted.
See: Dax Exclamation Point.
She looks exactly like Britney Spears. Even out of drag, he still has Britney’s face. I want to see her show in Vegas.
Kim Chi is apparently internet famous. Like, she has a ton of Instagram followers. And I can see why. Her makeup skills are among the best I have ever seen on DR. Now, she can’t walk or dance, and that’s definitely something she needs to work on or Michelle Visage will murder her. However, that face is Fierce. As. Shit.
Now this bitch can walk. And she’s got legs for days.
You know, I was sort of happy that Ms. Lopez came back. First of all, she is a very pretty queen, and I do think she was eliminated too soon. Secondly, I was half-worried that Ru was going to bring Shangela back, and I had that thought well before Acid Betty said it out loud.
Robbie Turner is an excellent roller skater. That’s all I really know about her at this point.
Thorgy Thor is surprisingly good. I had no idea she had those kinds of performances in her, but for the past two weeks, she has kicked some serious ass. She’s a great comedic performer.
So this week (episode 3), the mini-challenge had something to do with creating judge’s outfits? Something about Judge Judy realness? Anyway, Naomi Smalls won the challenge, so she was the Team Captain. Since Naysha Lopez came back from elimination, she was selected as the other Team Captain. Each team had to perform in a scene, directed by Rupaul and Faith Evans, inspired by Empire. Both teams actually did really well, once again, reaffirming that the talent this season is quite impressive.
Naomi’s team consisted of Bob the Drag Queen (this week’s winner), Chi Chi, Robbie Tuner, and Cynthia Lee (this week’s loser). Bob really is hilarious. And her ability to ad-lib and not skip a beat, in fact improving on the script, was really impressive.
With the exception of Kim Chi, Naysha had no queens of color on her team, and when doing a spoof on Empire, that could have put them at a real disadvantage. However, once again, these girls brought their A-game. Thorgy, of course, stole the show, but they were all quite good. I didn’t even think Derrick was as bad as they made him out to be.
And just when I thought that after seven seasons of DR, Ru couldn’t possibly think of anything new and fresh to do, she sends her girls down the runway in roller skates!
How fantastic was that?!
The bottom two queens were Cynthia and Robbie. When Ru asked if they wanted to lip sync in heels or wheels, I knew that Robbie had this performance in the bag. It really was a fun lip sync to watch, especially at the song’s conclusion when she literally flung herself off the stage.
In other news, kudos to Kim Chi for always having the fiercest looks on the runway. Seriously, the parrot-on-wheels look was inspired!