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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

Do we have a picture of Paul McCartney?


It's that time of the year. The holidays are over, everything is dark and cold, it seems like there's nothing left to cheer us up...



...that just means that RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE IS BACK!!! WERQ!

Last year on RuPaul's Drag Race:

13 Queens stood before us.



We were given some helpful travel tips...



We learned of Latrice's peanut allergy...



There was one hell of a LYFYL...



Willam was kicked off the show, we all clutched our pearls...




And in the end, Sharon Needles won and all was right with the world.



Then Drag U happened...


...

Then All-Stars! It wasn't that great, partially due to a stupid decision to pair the Queens up. However, there were moments of fun:





At the end, Chad Michaels won and all was right with the world. (Quiet, you Raven fans. Chad's the best. )



This year on RuPaul's Drag Race:

We've got 14 new Queens to entertain us.



Among them are:

Alaska Thunderfuck aka Sharon Needle's boyfriend...
Detox Icunt who appeared with Willam in the "Chow Down" video...
Jade Jolie who apparently did porn in the past...
and that's just the start.

Looks like a fun season. Who know what else will be in store this year? I expect another season of Drag U, perhaps another All-Stars, and anything else Ru can get Logo to put on the air. Latrice Royale's Gospel Brunch with Jesus Biscuits? Jujubee and Tammy Brown travelling across the country in a van solving crimes? Cardio splits with Jiggly Caliente and Mystique Summers Madison? Who knows! Tune in and let's dish!

Pinwiz11 fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2013 around 02:17

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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

Do we have a picture of Paul McCartney?


And they just keep on entertaining us!

RuPaul

Peanut Butter featuring Big Freedia

Willam, Detox, and Vicky Vox

Chow Down (at Chick-fil-a) (Now on iTunes!)
Boy Is A Bottom
Silicone

Willam Belli

Let's Have a Kai Kai w/ Rhea Litré
Trouble
RuPologize feat. Sharon Needles (with appearances by Raja and Alaska)

and if you need a weekly dose of Willam: Willam's Beatdown! (New every Friday!)


Sharon Needles

This Club Is A Haunted House featuring Ru

Manila Luzon

Hot Couture
The Chop w/ Latrice Royale


Shangela

Werqin' Girl w/ Yara Sofia

Mimi Imfurst in the group Xelle

Party Girl
Queen with appearances by many alumni

Misc
Alyssa Edwards, the Remix

(More to come.)

Pinwiz11 fucked around with this message at May 6, 2013 around 23:59

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

Do we have a picture of Paul McCartney?


I know I missed a lot, so if there are any good gifs from last year that need to be in the OP post them and I'll put them in.

Can't wait for the show to start!

Swedgin
Aug 22, 2006

There are very few things I have asked for in this world. To build a new park from scratch, to eventually become president, and to one day solve a murder on a train.

I'm pulling for Jinkx Monsoon, because she's witty, funny, and she's got a hell of a stage presence. (Yep, that's her singing.)

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012


I am so drat happy this is coming back, although I'm praying for the day that Santino Rice gets replaced with someone better like Billy B. or even Ross Matthews.

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

He's a menace to himself and everything else in the sky...

Yes, birds too.


Pinwiz11 posted:

I know I missed a lot, so if there are any good gifs from last year that need to be in the OP post them and I'll put them in.

Can't wait for the show to start!

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...5#post409365932

Specifically, this:


Cocks Cable
Jul 11, 2001



So looking forward to this. Rooting for the queen from my hometown of Gainesville. Also Raven was robbed.

DapperDinosaur
May 26, 2012

This is what America's next drag super star does...

She works for a living.


I'm getting excited. I'm not sure any queen can ever top Raja in my heart but they can try.

ultramiraculous
Nov 12, 2003

~Yogurt Enemas~


Pinwiz11 posted:

And they just keep on entertaining us!

Willam Belli

Let's Have a Kai Kai w/ Rhea Litré




My life was so empty before this and I didn't even know it!

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

little
MONSTER


I'm rooting for Jinx Monsoon. Nothing better than having someone from where you live represent! YOU WERK IT, GURL!

Aside from Jade Jolie aka Tristan Everhard doing porn, has anyone else in RPDR done any? I wonder if that will be brought up.

Bina fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2013 around 08:29

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Did somebody say -

NEW DRAG RACE THREAD?!?


I am inordinately excited for this.

Pinwiz11 posted:

[b]Jujubee and Tammy Brown travelling across the country in a van solving crimes?

Please don't toy with my emotions like that. I have no idea who I like most yet, but goddamn I can't wait to find out.


Also, Willam is best.

Speed Crazy
Nov 7, 2011


First episode minus who sashays away is up on RPDR Facebook page!

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Speed Crazy posted:

First episode minus who sashays away is up on RPDR Facebook page!

I am having the hardest time not watching that, but I'm gonna save it till I can watch the whole thing.

I randomly had the idea for a cooking show based challenge and now I am really hoping that that happens. Also can't wait to see the Judge Ru-dy episode, and a hopefully awesome re-opening of THA LYBRARY.


In other Willam related news, he does weekly videos for The Stylish on Youtube called Willam's Beatdown. He makes fun of makeup/hair tutorials a lot and it's awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_NTGNbEz8

boboto
Jan 10, 2004



So excite.

I met Chad Michaels a few weeks ago! Super sweetheart, real classy and professional. I was star struck so I couldn't even make stupid Drag Race jokes.

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



[e: ^^Just caught two posts up. Oh well, never too much Willam.]

What, no mention of Willam's Beatdown? Willam responds to popular YouTube videos, and the results are about what you'd expect (awesome, very NSFW.)

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_NTGNbEz8
2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fkE1VTYjU
3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokf0_tI62E
4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mf3z2BoLs
5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchJpMOFq-w

I am so stoked for this season, it might be the best slate of contestants yet. Only a couple of duds that I can see, one of whom, unfortunately, is Alaska.

I'm rooting for Jinkx too, she's so smart and charismatic (I fell in love with her after seeing this, which is long but totally worth it). I'm a little worried that she might be too Sharon-ish for the judges' taste, so soon after Sharon's win. ARGH DRAG RACE START ALREADY.

spite house fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2013 around 21:03

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

He's a menace to himself and everything else in the sky...

Yes, birds too.


Speed Crazy posted:

First episode minus who sashays away is up on RPDR Facebook page!

Let's just say there is only one reason one of these queens is there.

And it shows.

Edit: And untucked, Detox is a dead ringer for Chad Michaels. I had to remind myself that it wasn't her.

Edit 2: It's crazy how convincing Jade Jolie is in drag. I'm just going to assume she's was born female until it's proven otherwise.

Edit 3: Returns from Jade's tumblr. Well, that settles that.

Ghostpilot fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2013 around 22:31

chesh
Apr 19, 2004

That was terrible.


Willam interviews Sharon and Alaska:

http://www.newnownext.com/alaska-sh...g-race/01/2013/

RICKON WALNUTSBANE
Jun 13, 2001



Speed Crazy posted:

First episode minus who sashays away is up on RPDR Facebook page!

This is more of a general critique of the show but it was particularly bad this episode so I'll spoiler it.

I hate hate hate how they interject commentary from other drag queens during LSFYL. It really removes possible ambiguity or tension.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

Do we have a picture of Paul McCartney?


spite house posted:

[e: ^^Just caught two posts up. Oh well, never too much Willam.]

What, no mention of Willam's Beatdown? Willam responds to popular YouTube videos, and the results are about what you'd expect (awesome, very NSFW.)

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_NTGNbEz8
2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fkE1VTYjU
3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokf0_tI62E
4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mf3z2BoLs
5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchJpMOFq-w

I totally forgot about that. Added.

I don't know if I want to watch the preview or not. I probably will on Saturday or Sunday to free up some time Monday evening.

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



Ghostpilot posted:

Edit: And untucked, Detox is a dead ringer for Chad Michaels. I had to remind myself that it wasn't her.
I heard Detox got in a gnarly motorcycle wreck a few years ago and had to have a lot of reconstructive work, which explains her plastickyness. Poor thing, she's great.

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

He's a menace to himself and everything else in the sky...

Yes, birds too.


spite house posted:

[e: ^^Just caught two posts up. Oh well, never too much Willam.]

What, no mention of Willam's Beatdown? Willam responds to popular YouTube videos, and the results are about what you'd expect (awesome, very NSFW.)

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_NTGNbEz8
2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fkE1VTYjU
3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokf0_tI62E
4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mf3z2BoLs
5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchJpMOFq-w

I am so stoked for this season, it might be the best slate of contestants yet. Only a couple of duds that I can see, one of whom, unfortunately, is Alaska.

I'm rooting for Jinkx too, she's so smart and charismatic (I fell in love with her after seeing this, which is long but totally worth it). I'm a little worried that she might be too Sharon-ish for the judges' taste, so soon after Sharon's win. ARGH DRAG RACE START ALREADY.

Holy poo poo, I've fallen in love with Willam all over again and I still have four videos to go.

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011


Pinwiz11 posted:

Latrice Royale's Gospel Brunch with Jesus Biscuits? Jujubee and Tammy Brown travelling across the country in a van solving crimes? Cardio splits with Jiggly Caliente and Mystique Summers Madison?

I want it. I want it all. Give me a drag variety/sketch show, Ru. Please. I beg of you.

RICKON WALNUTSBANE posted:

This is more of a general critique of the show but it was particularly bad this episode so I'll spoiler it.

I hate hate hate how they interject commentary from other drag queens during LSFYL. It really removes possible ambiguity or tension.

To be fair, there wasn't much ambiguity to remove this week.

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



For anyone who's dragging her clear platforms about watching the preview, just go for it. There's no real question about who makes it past the LSFYL, and there will be Untucked on Monday.

(And if you're watching on the computer and don't want to cope with cleft-palate children, "Cotton, the Fabric of Our Lives" and Logo's eternal glacial buffering, this Tumblr rehosts all the official videos pretty quickly after they air.)

Andrew_1985
Sep 18, 2007
Hay hay hay!

New RuPaul is Region Locked. We can't access it.

But I suppose she has to keep those regions locked, or else it'll slip out.

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012


spite house posted:

[e: ^^Just caught two posts up. Oh well, never too much Willam.]

What, no mention of Willam's Beatdown? Willam responds to popular YouTube videos, and the results are about what you'd expect (awesome, very NSFW.)

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_NTGNbEz8
2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fkE1VTYjU
3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokf0_tI62E
4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mf3z2BoLs
5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchJpMOFq-w

I am so stoked for this season, it might be the best slate of contestants yet. Only a couple of duds that I can see, one of whom, unfortunately, is Alaska.

I'm rooting for Jinkx too, she's so smart and charismatic (I fell in love with her after seeing this, which is long but totally worth it). I'm a little worried that she might be too Sharon-ish for the judges' taste, so soon after Sharon's win. ARGH DRAG RACE START ALREADY.

I loving love Willam. When it's right, it's right.

RICKON WALNUTSBANE
Jun 13, 2001



Combed Thunderclap posted:

To be fair, there wasn't much ambiguity to remove this week.

Serena's so awful I could have convinced myself otherwise

Edit: Anyone who isn't familiar with Miss Gay America should track down and watch Pageant

RICKON WALNUTSBANE fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2013 around 18:31

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Ok, so I caved and watched it. I'm really excited for this season. I really liked Jinkx, Jade, and Detox. Also Roxy, for a reason I can't place. Probably because she's cute out of drag. Lineysha seems talented, too. Also, “She thinks that she is very fashion but she’s dresses like a Dracula.” made me lose my poo poo.

e: also, Wow, Penny's lip sync was bad. Fist pumping? I thought it went the other way from the comments here, but yeah. Serena actually kinda turned it out, despite her trainwreck of a runway look and awful photo. She at least knew the words, if her lips were a bit exaggerated. Not tucking in your first appearance? Seriously? I agree with RICKON WALNUTSBANE about the editing, though, it really removes the ambiguity. I was expecting Alaska in the bottom, too, but I honestly liked her super dumpster couture, and was surprised the judges did, too. I really like her, and I don't think it's just a residual Sharon boner telling me that. I like something about her attitude, although I don't think she'll stay as long as I'd like her to.

QuickbreathFinisher fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2013 around 20:36

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

little
MONSTER


I feel that both Alyssa and Coco are plateaued. Anyone else think the rivalry is holding them back?

Also- I feel that Roxy's makeup during the runway look didn't make her look fishy at all. I still saw a boy. I agree with Ru when she said Roxy needed to show more rear end. It would've been a more stunning look.

Poor Penny. The makeup didn't look too bad, but the execution of that dress was just awful. It looked like a bargain bin Halloween costume.

Bina fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2013 around 22:46

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011


Bina posted:

I feel that both Alyssa and Coco are plateaued. Anyone else think the rivalry is holding them back?

Oh yeah. And they're going to stay on the show until every last detail of it has been hashed out.

There were also some awesome surprises, though, like Vivienne Pinay and Lineysha Sparx. Both of them totally worked it, which was all the more awesome re: Lineysha since I'm so used to having the Puerto Rico queen be an explosion of random avant-garde pretty poo poo, not some sort of couture wizard who can make a gorgeous dress out of wallpaper and only puts one shoe (and not an entire chandelier) on her head. Girl knows how to edit, thank God for that.

(She's also really cute out of drag)

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



Roxy reminds me of Delta Work with self-esteem, which can only be a good thing.

Alvarez IV
Aug 3, 2010


Can someone clear up if the baseless rumor I heard about Kenya Michaels being a woman now is actually baseless? If she is, I lose a bet.

This season is the fishiest of them all but I'm not impressed by that. No matter how good you are at makeup and tailoring and all of those things, looking like a lady while having a penis is something that's ultimately innate, not learned, and I think lots of queens focus on being women and not being queens (huge difference) to their detriment. If I wanted to see women in ridiculous costumes with zero personality, I'd watch America's Next Top Model. Maybe it's because there's one more queen than last season but I didn't feel like any of them got sufficient screentime (aside from that feud which I don't care about until I know what it's about; until then it's the worst type of reality TV hook). The first episode is never my favorite anyway because I'm more invested in finding out who's the funniest than the best dressed.

So far I'm tuning in for Detox because she's well rounded and bitchy but not overly so, Jinkx because she's like if Milan was good, Alaska because she's the lovechild between Pandora and Tammie, and Jade for her joie de vivre. I'm also impressed by Roxxxy and Ivy, though I want to see how well the queens hold up when the challenges change from looking flawless to making me laugh. There's nothing quite as sad as a man wearing elaborate amounts of women's clothing whose presence still bores you.

The lip-syncs had better get better, Party in the U.S.A. isn't the best song for this and the performances themselves were not good at all. Unfortunately, the best songs are being used faster than new ones can be made. Hopefully the producers can take advantage of the dance-music trend and get the rights to some Top 40, Call Me Maybe would be delicious and Where Have You Been is practically tailor made for this kind of thing.

Speed Crazy
Nov 7, 2011


Jinkx is my favorite so far, and I really hope she stays in long enough to do Snatch Game. I think she'll be amazing. Detox is great too, and she seems incredibly polished.

Tatum Girlparts
Sep 8, 2011

More like Tantrum Girlparts!
I can't be smug if I never stop whining.


Not gonna lie, this whole roster looks like it ranges from decent to awesome, gonna be hard to pick a favorite.

Also bless you, thread, for showing me Willam's youtube show.

9goats dead
Mar 25, 2010


Rooting for Ivy Winters. Her dress was gorgeous and she's cute as hell out of drag. Boys with the Madonna gap.

She can even do circus tricks!

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


9goats dead posted:

Rooting for Ivy Winters. Her dress was gorgeous and she's cute as hell out of drag. Boys with the Madonna gap.

She can even do circus tricks!

Ivy out of drag looks a bit like Morrissey, and that is way more than enough for me to be on board. I'm almost positive she's the queen we saw on stilts in the preview. That makes me think there's a circus challenge, since we also see Jade rocking a ringmaster-looking ensemble.

I'm living for Lineysha, she was a HUGE surprise, and that gown would have been sick'ning if it wasn't made of wallpaper. She seems pretty funny, too. She, jinkx, detox, and jade are my top four, I think.

Vivienne was serving a bit of Jujubee, if I'm not mistaken. Her photo was hawt but I hope she differentiates herself a bit because she will NEVER. replace Juju in my heart and mind. Not that she's trying to, but that runway look was straight from Juju's closet. I like her though.

Honestly the only queens I don't like are Coco and Alyssa. I agree with the "they've plateaued" comment. They really seem to be holding something back because they're like "oh, that bitch, I didn't sign up for this" or something. Yes you did, now live real fierce and get over it.

Untucked is, I think, where the real action will be this season. I'll be surprised if the "queen picks up another queen" isn't either a joke or a feud between Coco and Alyssa.Also, what is with Alyssa's gasping fishface runway yawn? She must have done it three times on the runway and like twice in the previews. Because I'm already sick of it.

I love this poo poo, so glad it's back.

QuickbreathFinisher fucked around with this message at Jan 26, 2013 around 06:44

PostsYouCanDanceTo
Sep 23, 2005



Add me to the Jinkx Monsoon fan club; I was sold after the first verse of Jinkxalicious.

As for the rest of my faves, I'm pulling for Alaska. She stumbled over her feelings about Sharon's success this week, but when she's in her element, she's way more cool and calm and dynamic.

Also, the bitch has style.

Detox seems cool; I was unimpressed by her preview video on Logo's website, but she came off much more dynamic and assured on the show. She's definitely one to watch for me. To a lesser extent I'm pulling for Jade Jolie (+10 for naming yourself after a mortal kombat character) and Ivy Winters (-10 for the facial hair, but she can serve some serious face).

Serena ChaCha is every bad stereotype about art students. Working in the art world, I have had more than my share of self-absorbed, affected ditzes like her. BUT, if everyone continues to gang up on her for her obnoxious behavior (and what, exactly, inspired her to hit the ground running like that?) it may end up being the first time I ever hope they keep a character in for the drama.

I wanted to root for Penny Tration, but when I looked her up and saw how dated her style was, I knew she wouldn't last long. And that LSFYL simply did not play into her character; a middle-age camp queen like Penny is practically guaranteed to never sell that song as well as an actual 21 year-old. Phooey. Give me a funny queen over a fishy queen any day. Fortunately, we have Jinkx.

ETA: Alyssa and Coco, I suspect, will be the "Sammi and Ronnie" of the season (to use a Jersey Shore reference); I don't think they'll kai kai or anything, but their storyline will sputter in place and go nowhere.

PostsYouCanDanceTo fucked around with this message at Jan 26, 2013 around 13:29

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

He's a menace to himself and everything else in the sky...

Yes, birds too.


^^^ I've missed that lil' avatar.

New Willam Beatdown! Watch it! Goddammit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynJHTxI_0lU

Greg is cute, but I think I could only stand to be around him for two, maybe three minutes.

Ironic Twist
Aug 3, 2008

I know you and you know me and I see you and you see me

This video made me a Detox fan.

PostsYouCanDanceTo
Sep 23, 2005



Ghostpilot posted:

^^^ I've missed that lil' avatar.

Aww, thank you!


I forgot all about this, but here's an extended interview with RuPaul. I'm guessing it predates RPDR, but it's a great profile.

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nene.
Aug 27, 2009

power


heres this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0kqobQRcUo

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