As any English composition instructor will tell you, editing is important.
I bring this up because the pacing of this episode was so wonky and jarring that it really could have used some better editing. For starters, why was the runway presentation so short? I really look forward to the runway on RPDR because it’s fun to hear how delusional the queens are about their own looks, and it’s hilarious to hear the judges and their bitchy commentary. If you remove those elements, why bother having a runway walk? The queens could have just stood on stage for their critiques. Also, we are four episodes in now and there still hasn’t been a mini-challenge. Are they not going to do mini-challenges at all this season?
I hope this doesn’t make me sound heartless, especially since I can certainly understand the importance of talking about such important issues as the Pulse nightclub shooting and surviving the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, but I’d bet most viewers would rather see a mini-challenge and an actual runway show than another tearful and tear-jerking workroom scene. That’s what Untucked is for! And frankly (here’s where the need for better editing comes in), since they didn’t have a mini-challenge and a complete runway show, I’m really not sure where all that extra time in these episodes is going. What the heck is taking so long?
For the maxi-challenge this week, this girls were split into two teams of competing morning-show hosts: Good Morning Bitches…
… and Not on Today…
Sorry that the pictures are crooked. I took my pictures for this blog while holding a fussy baby. I write when I can, bitches. It is what it is.
Both teams had their shining stars and their complete disasters, but based on the interview with Naya Rivera alone, I agree with the judges on awarding the Good Morning Bitches cast with the win.
Let’s dive right in to my critiques, shall we? I’ll begin with the winning team.
Aja and Valentina had horrible chemistry during on Good Morning Bitches. However, GMB (rightfully) won the challenge this week, so each of the queens on the winning team was quickly shuffled off the runway, giving me very little to say about each look, frankly. Her look is fine (though I NEVER like her make up), from what I can tell.
By the way, when Aja said that she didn’t get the big deal about Valentina, she was just being a jealous bitch. I think you’d have to blind or insane to not “get” the big deal about Valentina. Valentina is fabulous.
Speaking of which…
Okay, this is not her best look. Valentina normally looks like a fabulous super model. This week, she’s looking a little basic. I’m not loving it.
This is a fun runway look. The tassels and the candelabra tell a fun story, even if the queens weren’t given the opportunity to speak for themselves this week. Also, Sasha and Shea had great chemistry on GMB. They weren’t my favorite pair of the day, but my favorite pair was actually on the losing team, so all things considered, Sasha and Shea deserved to win.
I’m a little underwhelmed by most of these runway looks (maybe that’s why the runway was presented in such a rush?), and I’m not sure there is anything creative to say about most of these girls.
This is pretty. This kind of look is actually right up her alley. It fits her aesthetic perfectly. And I guess she was fine on the morning show.
I swear I say this every week, but Alexis is just flying completely under the radar. I can never remember anything she says or does.
Now for the losing team:
I hate this runway look. It’s stupid and it doesn’t meet the goals of the challenge. However, it’s a real shame that she and Eureka were on the losing team because they gave the strongest performance of the week, hands down. They were both naturally funny, charming, and engaging. Nina, in particular, is a natural performer who is surprisingly well-suited for the morning show venue, you know, given that her runway look is a skeleton with tape on her nipples.
I don’t know. Eureka looks good, I guess. Like I said earlier, I really don’t have much to say about anyone’s runway look. Meh. Her performance with Nina, though, was top-notch. Eureka is definitely top-3 material.
I have never been a fan of Cynthia’s particular type of humor, but I have to hand it to her, she did really well in this morning show challenge. Even when Charlie inexplicably tried to suck all the life out of the room, Cynthia was bubbly and naturally adorable. As Michelle said, I’ll take her “intolerant lactose” over Charlie’s dull performance any day. In fact, Univision should consider giving the lady her own RuPaul-style talk show (back when RuPaul had a talk show on VH-1… it’s been a while). While I may find her constant “cucu” talk obnoxious, I’ve seen enough Sabado Gigante to know that the Univision audience would eat that shit up.
Peppermint was a hot, crazy mess on the runway, and she stumbled all over her word on the morning show. But even with her crazy underwear and her tongue-tied performance, she was still not as bad as Charlie. It was nice of Trinity to take the fall for her team, though. The bottom 2 queens probably should have been Charlie and Peppermint, not Charlie and Trinity.
So Trinity was in the bottom 2 this week because she was the team captain and she dropped the ball during her interview with Naya Rivera. That really was an awkward interview. Still, she gave it her all during that lip-sync. Yes, her competition basically sucked, but she was clearly a woman on a mission, so I think she would have been a force to be reckoned with no matter who she competing with.
Stiff. As. A. Board.
Her make-up is pretty enough, but that look on her face? It’s like she smells something rotten. Also, she just stood there the entire time she was supposed to be lip-syncing for her life. And she didn’t just stand there in an empowered Latrice Royale Natural Woman kinda way. She stood there awkwardly clapping and half-assing the entire thing. Her excuse about how drag queens in London sing rather than lip-sync was pure crap. After nine seasons, you’d better be prepared to lip-sync for your life. Charlie had just checked out of the competition for some reason, and only she knows her reasons.