funny how they cut sherry pie out of the competition mostly (which i think is VERY GOOD!! let me make that clear. fuck her) but i don't get why sharon needles still has her title. honestly. she should have it revoked and that's all i'm saying.
Ooh! I wanna know how meeting Kameron and Latrice was, if you’ve met either of them 🥰
I've not met Kameron Michaels but I'm sure she'd be lots of fun to see live
LATRIIIIIIICE Royale - 10/10
before the meet&greet a friend and I saw her kinda off to the side of the stage and I yelled out 'LATRIIIIICE' and somehow, over the music in the club, she heard me and turned and shouted, full of enthusiasm 'HAY BABY' and I froze lol
Amazing performer, all the dance moves and the sass. She's everything you hope her to be
LatriWhat is up you junkie whores. Who’s ready to rumble?! Well its for sure not these queens. Before we get too ahead of ourselves lets talk about one of my favorite running gags. I love at the beginning of each episode after a girl has gone home, she is featured in the next episode holding the check for 100,000. Not only is it funny as hell, it’s super petty. Damn I love Rupaul. I wish that this fun little gag was in every season. It’s such a small thing but I think it’s very effective and so hilarious.
Before any real fun happens we see the queens fill the required screen time with what seems to be super casual and not at all produced conversations. Jiggly wipes away Alisa’s lipstick message and everyone agrees that Jiggly should have been gone instead. I can never tell if they’re joking or being genuine, but to me it really does seem like they wish Jiggly had gone home.
Lashauwn talks with Latrice about the outcome of last week. Everyone though that Lashauwn was going to win last weeks challenge but she agrees that she didnt win because she’s too quiet. Duh she’s too quiet. Nobody likes a quiet drag week damnit.
Moving to the mini challenge, it is once again something ridiculous. The girls have to make pads, get into quick drag, then strut their stuff through the workroom. As expected, most of the girls look like shit and some think they’re funnier than they actually are. Madame LaQueer can’t even seem to get her damn pants up. Jiggly splits her pants right up the crack. Fun fact tho: This challenge was responsible for giving us the iconic Willam look that become sort of her symbol.
Phi Phi, Willam and Chad had the juiciest booties they win the challenge and become team captains. I was not surprised that Latrice was picked first. Like she said, shes a big bitch so who’s gonna out wrestle her. I was not surprised that Madame LaQueer was chosen last and I sure as hell was not surprised when she said that she was not athletic. Bitch no one is surprised. Your pants fell down and you were sweaty from walking. Girl bye
Anyways, the teams were as followed: Phi Phi, Lashauwn, Latrice and Kenya; Willam, Jiggly, the Princess, and Dida; Chad, Sharon, LaQueer, and Milan. On each team there are a pair of “good” guys vs. a pair of “bad” guys. Each pair has really stupid names so I shan't be getting into those. Google if you're curious.
After that they get into their teams and practice for the big matches. During practice Madame LaQueer hurts her ankle, insert eyeroll, and that makes Team Chad very nervous. Lashauwn is nervous because she’s quiet and wresting is not for quiet people. The Princess is also quiet but her main problem is that Jiggly is crude and obscene. So basically, each team has one weak link so that no team has any advantages.
Each wrestling match starts out with one pair of wrestlers (queens) in their dressing room and then the pair they’re facing off against with flexes on them and talks shit then they take it to the ring. Overall it’s a pretty dumb challenge. Professional wrestling isn’t fun to watch so seeing a bunch f drag queens flounder and act poorly through a wrestling match inst a good time. All three teams do, at least in my opinion, a piss poor job. You can see how fake it is and the outfits are super cheap looking. Nothing really stood out for me in this challenge except fro Lashauwn’s terrible acting and Jiggly’s potty mouth.
Once the wresting is over it’s time for the runway. As they’re getting ready the queens take this time to talk shit about their performances. Jiggly is worried about the Princess because the Princess wasn’t as obnoxious as her. I don’t consider that a bad thing.
The theme of the runway is Girly Girl Couture. I don’t understand how or why the runway themes are chosen are but they make no sense. Like what does girl girls have to do with wrestling? I don’t know but Rupaul thinks they hold hands.
Team Chad wins the challenge for some reason with the overall winners being Chad and LaQueer. If I had to guess why they won, it would be because they had the most fleshed out characters and they really stayed in character. Chad and LaQueer were the most committed bad guys and as a team all four were probably the strongest. LaQueer thinks that this means the other girls will regret picking her last. Think again sis.The queens exit the stage and the real judging starts.
First up is Willam. All the judges thought that Willam’s acting sucks, which is so hilarious to me considering she considers herself to be an actress. She’s always boasting about it being her day job, but she can’t act for shit. The judges didn’t even talk about her runway look, so I’ll take care of that. It’s trash. She looks like a cheap whore that wondered into the the studio lot. Her shorts are so short that I can see her fucking taint. To me, Willam is not a star.
Dida Ritza is next and as expected, her wig is dehydrated. I don’t know why she keeps wearing cheap ass blonde wigs. Put some effort in girl. The judges said that she would be better as the pretty ring girl that hold up the sign and I disagree. She couldn’t do that either.
The Princess is next and her look gets mixed reviewed. The judge liked the dress but hated the hair. I hated both. We’ve seen what she’s capable of and this look was a bit of a let down. The dress makes her look short and fat and the hair looks like a big comb over. He moves in the ring were also not favored. The Princess said that she was a very zen person and was really trying. Well apparently she didn’t try hard enough and goes to the bottom. The Princess did not earn the respect that she deserved. The judges and Jiggly did her dirty.
Jiggly is next and her outfit is awful. I hate that she never seem to have a silhouette or a concept. The most interesting thing was the lollipop she had, but you'll soon find that Jiggly always has food on her person and it’s less interesting the more you realize that. Jiggly threw the Princess under the bus for being too quiet and the judges felt that Jiggly was carrying the pair. I disagree. I feel like Jiggly was just obnoxious and annoying and instead of working together she just bulldozed over the Princess. Nobody likes a bully Jiggly.
Phi Phi is next. The judges hate her look because she looked old. Her runway didn’t give me girly, it gave me more single mom of three realness, but it wasn’t bad. The look wasn’t terrible but it for sure didn’t match the theme. The judges, especially Michelle, really liked her in the maxi challenge. Phi Phi was pretty funny in the ring. She plays dumb bitch pretty well. If the rest of her team had been better she probably would have won.
Lashauwn is next. I loved her runway look. I thought it was so cute and creative. It was nice to see something that wasn’t basic on the runway. Most of the judges liked the look but one of the guests judges hated it. I don’t remember his name so he isn’t important or relevant. I agree with the judges about her performance. You could see that she out of her element and not really trying in the ring. Her lack of confidence is what lands her in the bottom two.
Kenya Michales is next. I found her runway look to be cute but the judges went bananas over it. They said that she looked like Lil Kim or Niki Minaj which I get. They loved her performance in the ring. I liked her energy but if Latrice wasn’t her partner I dont think it would have been as good. They fed off each others energy and were good together. Separately not so much. That one guest judge who I hate said that she’s the one to beat. Which is so not true. If she was the one to beat she would've won this challenge or even the one from the week before but she did not. Kenya is pretty, but I don’t see any talent.
And finally we come to Latrice. Her runway look is my least favorite of the episode. It is so basic and so pedestrian. I think it is ugly and it does not give me girl, but old white lady that Latrice stole this outfit from. The judges didn’t even commit on this monstrosity of a look and honestly, they should be ashamed. The judges loved her performance in the ring because she was throwing Kenya around. So like I said for Kenya, they were good together but as individuals they aren’t as strong.
So once again the queens retreat to the untucked lounge and the judges talk shit and say things we already heard, but this time meaner.
It pisses me off that the Princess is in the bottom two but her partner isn’t. So instead she faces off against Lashauwn, which is probably a good thing since they both sucked in the lip sync. Both of them gave a pretty lackluster performance. Not that the song they chose was super upbeat or fun. I find Bad Girls by the Donna Summers to be a little boring myself but hey, its not my show. For some reason Lashauwn thought it would be cute to do the whole thing without shoes. Don’t ever take your shoes or your wig off during a lip sync. You will go home. So its not shocking that the Princess stayed and Lashawun sashayed away. The Princess wasn’t much better, but she kept her shoes on.
So that’s it for this episode kids. Tune in next week for commercials and RuPaul forcing his music on us
hearing sharon needles in the workroom before the inaugaration ball runway giving her litte joking speech about how she has done her part if she only helps one child is really ironic considering the abuse she put a literal minor through. not exactly the definition of help, is it?
I think that season 4 is one of the best and worst seasons of drag race. This season is the first season with a decent prize package so there’s that. But this season also welcomes the return of judge Michelle Visage, who on a panel with Santino is a blessing. It’s a rough season when Michelle is the judge you favor.
Willam is the first queen introduced into the workroom. Her outfit screams pedestrian but as we know, Willam is delusional and assumes its fierce. Willam isn’t my least favorite queen but I find her constant peacocking and delusion to be off putting. If she had the talent to back her words than it would be a different story.
Lashauwn Beyond is next and shes a fierce bitch. her looks are always captivating and fresh, but her confidence is what will be her downfall.
Jiggly Caliente comes after and she is a mess. In a good way. Shes one of the funniest queens, but she is messy honey. Her entrance look isnt bad but its not anything to right home about either. It’s basic.
Phi Phi Ohara arrives next. Her entrance look isnt bad but it makes her look shorter than she already is. She’s one of the smallest queens and she picked a look that made her appear squat and its unflattering to her. From the beginning I liked Phi Phi, but as the season progressed I could tell that she was getting the villain edit and thats a shame. Phi Phi has some of the best looks and even today she’s a fierce bitch.
My least favorite queen of the season is next. Madame LaQueer has the worst looks, the worst attitude, the worst name, the worst everything, her entrance look is so boring and it only gets worse from there.
Milan comes after and her look is alright. I like when queens aren’t afraid to wear pants, but the I dont like animal print on anyone. Phi Phi says she looks like a pimp and thats pretty accurate.
Alisa Summers is next and I forget that she’s on this season every time I watch it. Her entrance look is all over the place. She claims to be fishy and I bet that she thinks she’d edgy, but really it’s just forgettable.
Dida Ritz comes next and I love her but Lashawn was right when she said her wig was dry. It looked so thirsty. If you know you're about to be on TV in the Olympics of drag, maybe you should brush your damn wig. Spoiler alert: her wigs are thirsty all season.
Next is the Princess. her entrance look is on of the best and one of my favorites. Shes one of the few queens this season that has concepts and actually seems to have some sort of idea of what she’s doing. I want to point out how beautiful her makeup was too.
Little Kenya Michaels is next. The only queen shorter than Phi Phi. Her entrance look is very pedestrian but she makes it work. She is so beautiful that she could probably wear anything. Her downfall is how clueless she is and how she appears to be a run trick pony.
The legendary Chad Michaels is next. She was famous before drag race and rightfully so. Her Cher is phenomenal but I feel like that’s all she can do. Also out of drag her face scares me. I feel like she only has the face to be Cher. Anything else is scary.
Sharon Needles, the bitch who changed the game and is the only reason to watch this season, finally come into the workroom. Sharon is spooky in all the right ways. She is fierce but also campy. Her entrance look is super cute and simple but it works.
Latrice Royale is last. Her look is extremely ugly. The colors are awful and the dress just isn’t flattering. She looks like some kind of gay baked potato.
After we are introduced to the queens, there is a lame little bit with Shangela and boxes. Overplayed. I love it
Now it’s time for a super lame photo shoot. Like super lame. For the mini challenge the queens have to stand on a spinning table and have paint sprayed on them while getting their pictures taken. We’re just gonna move past that.
Moving on and skipping forward, its time for the maxi challenge. Ru takes the girls to what is essentially a back alley and has them chase after “zombies” that are really just queens from past seasons done up. It’s always nice to see some familiar faces. Once the queens take their shit from the zombies, which is random pieces of clothes and basically shit, we head back to the workroom for the design challenge.
I love and hate design challenges. I love them because there are some really talented queens that can sew, but I hate it because there are always queens that don’t know how to see. It’s always unbelievable to me how many queens are surprised that they have to sew. Watch the damn show. Do your homework before you compete on a televised show. It should not be a surprise to any queen.
After watching the queens struggle to come up with something decent for the Apocalypse, it’s time for the runway. So I dont have to waste my time, we’re only going to talk about the queens who aren’t safe on the runway. If you’re safe then you are garbage. That means that you did not make an impression and are therefore not worth my time.
The runway song is Glamazon, which is a true bop. Def one of Ru’s better songs because I mean it when i say that this song slaps.
First up on for judging is LaShauwn Beyond. Santino comes up with some bullshit meaning behind her look but we all now that she was just stacking garbage on top of garbage. I liked it but the judges did not like her lack of confidence and I can see how that’s a turn off. I didn’t get apocalypse from her look but overall is wasnt terrible.
Next is up is Sharon Needles. I will usually refer to her as Noodles. Noodles hands down has the best look on the runway. She’s the only one who understood the challenge and actually had a Apocalypse look. The judges loved her and it made sense that she won the challenge. This look is fierce. Noodle really came to play straight off the rip.
Jiggly is next and her looks is garbage. it literally looked like she was blindfolded just gluing shit on her mannequin. There is no concept and what seems like no thought or effort put into this look at all. She’s wearing sneakers and I was so surprised that nobody read her for that. I guess her horrendous outfit took the heat away from her lazy foot attire. Jiggly promised the judges that there is more and she can do better. Ru said that they’d heard it before and was skeptical. Rightfully so. I would love to say that Jiggly steps her puss up after this, but she doesn't and she doesn't keep her promise. Oh well. At least she ended up in the bottom two.
Kenya Michaels is next. her outfit makes absolutely no sense at all. Shes a fire bird because she thinks of fire when she thinks end of the world, Bitch what. Shes clueless, but shes cute so the judges loved her. If she wasn’t so fierce she would have been in the bottom for her sparkly diaper alone, but on drag race personalty can really save you.
Alisa Summers is next. I didn’t hate her outfit as much as everyone else did. The judges really laid into her and it didn’t seem fair when she at least looked like she tried while some of the other looks were way worse. Michelle is the only one who stuck up for her and I agreed with her. There are no rules in fashion. Santino is a fucking dick and I hate him. He has no business being a judge on this show. I will say that her makeup is a little heavy, but she’s a drag queen sp who cares. Was it the best? Hell no. Was is the worst? Absolutely not, but she ended up in the bottom anyway.
Last to the slaughter is the Princess. I love stripes and anything nautical so I’m already a big fan. I liked that she has a concept and I liked that it was completely different from what everyone else did. The Princess has such a good stage presence and I feel like she did really well and killed the runway. She’s really under appreciated on this season.
After the critiques the queens go untuck and the judges talk about the queens behind their back. They save the good shit for when the queens are not around. Then the queens come back and we learn that Jiggly and Alisa Summers have to lip sync for their lives to the tune of Toxic by Britney Spears. Gasp.
There is no doubt that Jiggly absolutely stomped Alisa. I that wearing sneakers makes dancing a little easier. Alisa, the poor soul, really thinks that she was killing it but Jiggly pissed all over that stage and made it hers. Alisa just couldn’t match Jiggly’s energy and unfortunately had to sashay away.
Not bad for a first episode. Tune in next week when the drag queens try their luck at wrestling.