Catching up on some blogging and can never let another lap of the Logo TV original series RuPaul’s Drag Race go by without some words its way. Let’s get into it… The Mini-Challenge consistsed of the Dolls posing naked with or without a drape of sheer fabric for a profile portrait, finding their light and manuvering that sheet. Some worried it out while others mugged for your nerves and served naked realness. The already-comfortable-with-her-body Carmen Carrera won the challenge with front-runner Raja, a close second, I assume.
The Main Stage Challenge had the “Top Children, of the United States of America” sewing a piece of couture runway realness inspired by a cake that winner Carmen passed around to everyone as another perk of her win. She admittedly took care of her “Heathers” which has become Delta Work, Raja, Carrera and Manilla because as they described they were the pretty ones. I threw up in my mouth when I saw the high-school antics that played out into Untucked afterwards. That’s where the real story is going on. DVR that stuff, honey. Halaloo! Of course that left the others to fend for themselves by helping one another. This ate the Heathers up! How dare someone ask for help and how dare someone help another?! This is a competition, they cried. Shut your face and be concerned about yourself. If they weren’t so worried about the others, they wouldn’t be so worried about the others. (Man, the show editors know what they’re doing. These girls piss me off. Mission accomplished.)
The judges were Eliza Dushku from Bring it On (love her!) and someone who escapes my mind this early in the morning but should come to me soon. Alexis Mateo faltered with her cheesecake inspired quilt skirt and dropped into the bottom two. Cue gasp! Stacy Layne Matthews slid from her reign on top last week to lip-syncing with Mateo for their lives. Unfortunatley, Stacy’s poor choice in red stretch velvet didn’t leave much to the imagination of things to come and she was sent home after the final showdown. Raja won the challenge with her chocolate decadence and I agreed. Yara’s mug was beat and she looked beautiful while Shangela could still use some help with make-up advice.
And while on the subject of Shangela, and I’ll only go into this for a bit before heading into work. Yes, she is young and still needs a lot of experience to gain before really shining as America’s Next Drag Superstar. However… There’s no need to gang up on anyone like they, Raja and Delta Work, did. Period. I was going to say during Untucked but we don’t see everything that happens and editing can only do so much. The producers aren’t putting words into their mouths by computer generation. The budget is going into the prize money not CGI. Sorry, ladies. The cattiness I saw last evening made me slightly sad the “queens” are acting as immature and ridiculous as some have this season. Yes, it “makes for great television.” But it does not make for good stereotypes of drag queens and gays in general.
Shangela held her own as her ”teammates” sat by quietly idle and I give her hugs for that. It seemed that Alexis sat there in shock of possibly going home. It’s hard to make assumptions about how someone is in reality not on reality televsion by what we see. I don’t really know these girls but what I’ve seen from some of them I don’t care much for. Stay strong, Dolls.