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RuPaul’s Drag Race 08:06

Well, after last week’s fiasco that was Snatch Game 2016, we have a surprisingly good episode. And I say surprising because it’s the dreaded makeover challenge, and they have a tendency of going south real quick (*cough* Justice for Pandora Boxx! *cough*). But it helped by having a great theme, which led to a fantastic runway and some surprising results.

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But no time to chat as we have company, in the form of Entertainment Weekly contributor Marc Snetiker has come by to serve as a special guest judge. And why? Because “in the great tradition of RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Mr. Charles once again appropriates a famous bit of gay culture and gets it somewhat wrong. I mean, “in the great tradition of Paris Is Burning,” it’s the annual reading challenge. And “in the great tradition of Todd’s recaps for l’étoile,” I am going to turn the floor over to the legendary Dorian Corey and Venus Xtravaganza explain the fine art of (and differences between!) shade and reading (which Ru has mixed up on more than one occasion)…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 08:02

Well now! This was a surprisingly good episode that was full of the things that we like; lip syncing, dancing, producer manipulation, shameless Ru self promotion, and more. Even better, it had one of the best performances we’ve seen in the show, and a surprising (?) ending.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 07:10

“At its core, RuPaul’s Drag Race is a story about the tenacity of the human spirit.” – RuPaul

If I might correct Mother Ru for just a moment, at its true core RuPaul’s Drag Race is a fabulous reality competition that is also a thinly veiled parody of reality competitions. And nowhere was it more apparent than tonight with a parody of not one but two reality shows. And just like all reality television, the results were manipulated to the nth degree.

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