Tagged: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6

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.


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 06:14



To all things… an end.

Well, squirrelfriends, the time has come… for RuPaul’s Drag Race… to crown… a winner!

But first let’s spend 90 minutes padding out way through an over-stuffed review/variety show to get to that point.

If it sounds line I’m being slightly bitter, well yes I am. Ever since Season 4 when they switched the format around, I’ve been against this over-wrought drag extravaganza. I missed the days of just naming the winner then having a closed set reunion so we could watch the queens (and, most tellingly in the Season 1 reunion, Ru) get real with each other. These extravaganzas just feel padded out and have no real consequence.

That said, of the big production number reunion/crowning episodes, this one is perhaps the best done of the lot. Rather than do a full play by play analysis, I will do just a smattering of my favorite moments:

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 06:11

Okay, this episode was a lot to take in; from people’s behavior to the genuinely surprising ending. Not even the return of Khloé Kardashian could make this better. Not even the return of iconic designer Bob Mackie (who, lest we forget was the very first guest judge all the way back to the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race) could make this episode better for me.

Why am I so upset? Because of the ending.

But first let’s have a little therapy. Puppet therapy.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 06:10

Side Note Before We Begin: Dear Friends, as you may or may not realize, this episode’s recap is out late. And I do apologize for it, as it was due to some real world stuff (a planned appendectomy that resulted in me staying in the hospital longer than planned – I’m doing just fine, thank you) interfering with our continuing coverage of the most glamorous show on television. I do apologize and thank you all for your patience and support. And now, on to the recap…


Dearly Beloved: We are gathered here in the presence of YAYUS GAWD to celebrate marriage equality…


…by celebrating heterosexual marriages on a drag competition show.

*needle scratch*

Yes, you read that correctly.

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