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The Saddest Rhino
Apr 29, 2009

Behold my brain the golden throne of my consciousness. In here I am seated. Shackled. From here I police the land.

I don't particularly understand Gia's runway look this week. Is the eye thing deliberate? It seems like it keeps going on and nobody picked up on it.

It's even weirder, because in the Untucked exit interview, her other eye is blinking constantly. Is she channeling this kind of realness:

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Maera Sior
Jan 5, 2012

Joslyn has been impressing me with her consistency; she always pulls something out and never complains that it's not what she does. I want to hang out with Courtney at a bar and drink pink cocktails with umbrellas in them.

Like everyone else, I am so over Laganja. I'm not sure how she can make herself look worse, but I'm sure she'll manage it.

AlliedBiscuit
Oct 23, 2012

Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?!!
I've only caught a few random episodes of this show over the years, but always enjoyed it. Last night I met a friend at Micky's in West Hollywood, where they have an official screening party, complete with performances from current and former Drag Race queens. It was pretty spectacular. Raven really loved showing off her crotchal region, and was hilarious in general. Laganja's performances were really energetic and consisted of so many falling splits it made me hurt. When you're so close and you can hear the THUD each time it really adds to that pain. Kelly Mantle and Trinity (doing a nice Beyonce) were there as well as a couple others. Oh yeah, and Jessica Wild sat on me during her Britney Spears routine. For a first drag show I think I chose well.

I also can't get over how slick this show is edited. drat it moves fast.

Combed Thunderclap
Jan 4, 2011



I don't think this has been posted here yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzoncUZDX1I

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

Super loving kudos to the genuis who made sure the drinks in Untucked were (I'm assuming) Vodka and Citrus.

angerbeet
Mar 23, 2004


The editing staff on this show are just amazing - the tiny tiny pause for the shade noise after the "fashion week/weak" comment - just to be clear that you got it.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof
Trinity had the funniest line on the show.

"Does Rachel Zoe really sound like that? No?.......That's unfortunate."

I died.

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003

My LPth are Hot Garbage
Biscuit Hider
Actually, on second thought I'm wondering if Milk is smarter than I give her credit for. If she's trying to get people to talk about what Drag is, she's definitely succeeded.

PostsYouCanDanceTo
Sep 23, 2005

I'm getting old, I pulled a muscle in my shoulder and I've been out for two days :( Thank goodness for snatch game to pick me up!

Ben and Bianca BROUGHT IT. And Adore finally proved why she's here. Joslyn has more skills than anyone gave her credit for, and I love her a little more every week. Her bit about "Giudice" was GOLD. Darienne got the job done, Courtney and Trinity weren't abysmal. But Gia was every bit as bad as I thought she would be; not that that was a surprise -- did she even know there was a Selena before Gomez? There's a possibility she didn't. And LaGanja had only the faintest germ of how to do Rachel Zoe, which is better than Gia, but that's not a high bar to clear.

But Milk confirmed all my concerns about her limitations. Julia Child can be very funny (Mario Cantone did it quite well), but Milk was so genuinely befuddled when Ru asked her point blank "how are you gonna make her funny?" That's only the point of the challenge, dearie! Gia and Ben were also stumped, but Gia was clearly doomed and Ben's a pro who figured it out; Milk's the only one whose fuzzy concept really disappointed me. And that's what it boils down to for me: Milk doesn't have a focused vision. Also, she's afraid to make a sincere effort. And so if Milk can't bring it when she was more or less free to be goofy (or at least the chance to take a risk) in the challenge, then I don't think she's got it in her. And being boy Ru, while totally a viable take on 'drag' , was not what the judges wanted and she knew it. Also, it looked bad, what with the visible wig seam and all. Milk shoulda gone Starrbooty.

Bianca being take-no-poo poo drag mama to Adore and LaGanja was the second best part of the episode. It was refreshing to watch her let down the sassy facade a bit and reach out to a younger queen. And I am happy to watch her and Adore shut down LaGanja, who needs to be next to go.

But the best moment:

Capsaicin posted:

Trinity had the funniest line on the show.

"Does Rachel Zoe really sound like that? No?.......That's unfortunate."

I died.

I got my wish! A Gia and LaGanja LSFYL! Except the song was a mid-tempo ditty that neither of them knew how to werq, and so it wasn't as lively as I had hoped. LaGanja pulled out a bunch of tricks that had nothing to do with the song, and Gia looked lost. Aaah, well. Also, Gia: better to be a dude than a oval office. Good Riddance.

Finally, a funny Rachel Zoe impersonation video. It's an oldie but goodie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YTUirqfOa8

Stroop There It Is
Mar 11, 2012

:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:
:stroop: :gaysper: :stroop:
:gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar::gengar:

I honestly could not see anything other than the Six Flags commercial guy in Milk's runway appearance.

I also wish we could have seen more of Darienne as Paula Deen. The few shots she was in were excellent.

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.
Grimey Drawer

Stroop There It Is posted:

I honestly could not see anything other than the Six Flags commercial guy in Milk's runway appearance.

Exactly what I said, and the other people watching went "HOLY poo poo YES!"

MilicentPottywinkle
Mar 16, 2006
I am not a hipster fag, stop calling me that!
Adore's "omg are you serious" glance at the camera during Untucked when Laganja started her belly aching almost got a spit take out of me.

iceyman
Jul 11, 2001

Always wondered if the judges zingers during the runway were being said aloud at the time or post-added later. Was thinking it was latter but good to know its the former.

Laganja is such a contradiction. For someone who is trying so hard to be "loud and out there", she sure is ridiculously sensitive and not at all emotionally mature enough to handle what the persona she tries to project. Pity.

Finally liked Adore this episode. Before she came off as slacker bratty, but now she looks to be putting in more effort to her betterment. Good job.

Milk's schtick is getting old fast. Players who don't bend a little end up breaking eventually. Daring and risky can be fun, but a lot of her looks are just sloppy in execution.

Ben, Bianca, and Courtney have this thing in the bag. Darrienne, TKB, Josylyn, Adore, Milk, and Laganja are just cannon fodder at this point.

tudabee
Jan 1, 2007

How many times must I remind you to WASH YOUR HANDS?

MilicentPottywinkle posted:

Adore's "omg are you serious" glance at the camera during Untucked when Laganja started her belly aching almost got a spit take out of me.

All of the reactions to Laganja and Gia's hugbox were amazing.

I thought Bianca's attempt to get Langanja to shake it off was sweet, in its own way. "Just treat like gas and leave it in the hall." She's getting all den mother on us. :3:

curiousTerminal
Sep 2, 2011

what a humorous anecdote.
Looking back at past seasons, I had thought that the winner of the snatch game had always gone on to be the winner of the entire season, since Jinkx won, and Chad won All Stars. Turns out I was wrong about Raja winning, and Tyra didn't even get high marks.

That said, doing bad in the Snatch Game is an indicator of who's getting eliminated, simply because Ru looks for someone quick and funny as a winner.

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe

I think my gut is busted. I laughed so drat hard.

Edit: I too noticed the immediate resemblance to the Six Flags man.

We need a video of Milk prancing around to http://youtu.be/6Zbi0XmGtMw

Bina fucked around with this message at 08:27 on Mar 26, 2014

CHiRAL
Mar 28, 2010

Anus.
http://instagram.com/p/l_EOAfOQj4/

PostsYouCanDanceTo
Sep 23, 2005


This is a terrific look. I'm confidant that April will go far based on the goodwill of this show.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

I'm becom-, I'm becom-,
I'm becoming
Tana in, Tana in my mind.


I have a feeling that if they bring back a queen late in the season it will be April.

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012




drat, that is perfect. Got the couch fabric and everything. Really wish she had stayed on the show, just for that outfit.

Thank Jeebus Gia is gone. I just couldn't deal with her voice anymore, on top of her stank attitude. That "you're all still dudes" line was real lovely. Laganja and her "I don't know when you hurt me, but I know you did" can go next. Where the hell did that come from? Does not being high make you that paranoid or something?

I'm officially on the "Milk is on borrowed time" train. Granted, that boy Ru look was totally different and it left me dumbfounded, but I got done posting about how "this is my drag" was an excuse to not push herself, and here she was doing the exact thing. If there's anything I dislike more than a boring queen, it's a stubborn queen.

Bremma
Sep 7, 2007

She was a terrible creature and did not deserve our love

Pinwiz11 posted:

I have a feeling that if they bring back a queen late in the season it will be April.

I'd be happy to see her or Kelly come back. I feel like Kelly could have be interesting.

This was the BEST Snatch game ever! There was a lot less jokes sailing right over the queens head, and from what they showed in the episode it looks like it went well for most of them. Bianca's Judge Judy was great, as was Ben's Maggie Smith. I would have liked to see Bianca win that one, but Ben also did amazing, so I have no complaints. I kinda wish Laganja had gone home. 'Let me pull out all of the tricks in my dancing book to win this!' Yes, that looked well composed. But I'm not said to see Gia go, especially after her goodbye message. Also, I liked Milk's look. However, I feel if she plays the 'way too out there' card again though, it's going to blow back on her. Good Work Room RuPaul, though (outside of the skin cap)

Also, totally having a change of heart about Adore. She's shaping up to be decent. Dunno if she'll make top 3 unless she does something really special, but I don't hate her now, and after Untucked, actually like her a bit. Loved how she wasn't going to play Laganja's game.

Bremma fucked around with this message at 21:47 on Mar 26, 2014

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4pIBCH-hEE

And who said Milk can't do glam?

(I missed this show. I'm so furious)

RICKON WALNUTSBANE
Jun 13, 2001


In typical Milk fashion all the effort seems to have gone into the concept of this joyless spectacle. Yawn.

Wax Lion
Aug 23, 2009

caligulamprey posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4pIBCH-hEE

And who said Milk can't do glam?

(I missed this show. I'm so furious)

This just cemented that I don't really like Milk. Ugh.

CHiRAL
Mar 28, 2010

Anus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8APwIWMQSc
"I am famous on the internet!"

Mathu :allears:

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

"As a rule, I never touch anything more sophisticated and delicate than myself."

PostsYouCanDanceTo posted:

I'm getting old, I pulled a muscle in my shoulder and I've been out for two days :( Thank goodness for snatch game to pick me up!

Ben and Bianca BROUGHT IT. And Adore finally proved why she's here. Joslyn has more skills than anyone gave her credit for, and I love her a little more every week. Her bit about "Giudice" was GOLD. Darienne got the job done, Courtney and Trinity weren't abysmal. But Gia was every bit as bad as I thought she would be; not that that was a surprise -- did she even know there was a Selena before Gomez? There's a possibility she didn't. And LaGanja had only the faintest germ of how to do Rachel Zoe, which is better than Gia, but that's not a high bar to clear.

But Milk confirmed all my concerns about her limitations. Julia Child can be very funny (Mario Cantone did it quite well), but Milk was so genuinely befuddled when Ru asked her point blank "how are you gonna make her funny?" That's only the point of the challenge, dearie! Gia and Ben were also stumped, but Gia was clearly doomed and Ben's a pro who figured it out; Milk's the only one whose fuzzy concept really disappointed me. And that's what it boils down to for me: Milk doesn't have a focused vision. Also, she's afraid to make a sincere effort. And so if Milk can't bring it when she was more or less free to be goofy (or at least the chance to take a risk) in the challenge, then I don't think she's got it in her. And being boy Ru, while totally a viable take on 'drag' , was not what the judges wanted and she knew it. Also, it looked bad, what with the visible wig seam and all. Milk shoulda gone Starrbooty.

Bianca being take-no-poo poo drag mama to Adore and LaGanja was the second best part of the episode. It was refreshing to watch her let down the sassy facade a bit and reach out to a younger queen. And I am happy to watch her and Adore shut down LaGanja, who needs to be next to go.

But the best moment:


I got my wish! A Gia and LaGanja LSFYL! Except the song was a mid-tempo ditty that neither of them knew how to werq, and so it wasn't as lively as I had hoped. LaGanja pulled out a bunch of tricks that had nothing to do with the song, and Gia looked lost. Aaah, well. Also, Gia: better to be a dude than a oval office. Good Riddance.

Finally, a funny Rachel Zoe impersonation video. It's an oldie but goodie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YTUirqfOa8


Had some family come in to visit from Utah earlier this week including my 12 year-old grandniece who I've only seen for the second time. Turned out that she and my also watch Drag Race and we ended up talking about the show for an hour. :allears: Drag Race: Bringing Families Together.

She did spoil Gia's elimination for me, but as long as Gia's gone, I'm okay.

I'm feeling a bit relieved that people are starting to see through Milk's shtick, because I felt like I had been taking crazy pills in how my opinion of her contrasted so greatly with everybody else. I agree with what PostsYouCanDanceTo said: Milk doesn't seem to be putting forth a sincere effort. All the weird little touches she'll put to her looks seem like afterthoughts. Vivacious' accoutrements were an important part to her drag and, more importantly, there was a reason behind them: they were representations of classic drag.

Milk's additions feel like a security blanket: something to distract from her shortcomings as well as a convenient excuse for herself when she fails.

I'm finally coming around to Adore. I think that with refinement that she can be great, but it may be perhaps too early for her to be on Drag Race. Having someone like Bianca around would do well to temper those rough edges.

Trinity's segment about Zoe was a wonderful bit of unintentional hilarity. That got a good belly laugh out of me. That said, if the Snatch Game was an indication, her days are numbered.

Today's going to be an interesting day: going with two of my older sisters, a niece, nephew, grandniece and my sister's partner to a Gender Bender Pub Crawl!

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Ghostpilot posted:

Vivacious' accoutrements were an important part to her drag and, more importantly, there was a reason behind them: they were representations of classic drag.

See, this is what I really disagree about Vivacious. She is messy. Really messy. She claims she's a club kid, and represents old school drag. RuPaul was a club kid 25 years ago. And then RuPaul got sober. Vivacious, to me, seems like she was simply around the club kids. The club kids moved on, and Vivacious is still here nearly 30 years later claiming to be one. We saw it with her poor attempt at schooling the girls in vogueing in Untucked. Her runway looks were atrocious, and were a classic case of just a man in a dress. She never stood a chance on the show. She knew it, and RuPaul knew it, and frankly I'm surprised that so many people have become such fans of such a messy queen simply because she has some years in the bag. I get that she certainly has a respect for a certain era of drag. I just don't think she does it well. RuPaul and Michelle Visage were there. They get the aesthetic that Vivacious was going for. It still didn't help her.

Nihonniboku fucked around with this message at 12:55 on Mar 31, 2014

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.

Nihonniboku posted:

See, this is what I really disagree about Vivacious. She is messy. Really messy. She claims she's a club kid, and represents old school drag. RuPaul was a club kid 25 years ago. And then RuPaul got sober. Vivacious, to me, seems like she was simply around the club kids. The club kids moved on, and Vivacious is still here nearly 30 years later claiming to be one. We saw it with her poor attempt at schooling the girls in vogueing in Untucked. Her runway looks were atrocious, and were a classic case of just a man in a dress. She never stood a chance on the show. She knew it, and RuPaul knew it, and frankly I'm surprised that so many people have become such fans of such a messy queen simply because she has some years in the bag. I get that she certainly has a respect for a certain era of drag. I just don't think she does it well. RuPaul and Michelle Visage were there. They get the aesthetic that Vivacious was going for. It still didn't help her.

I think a lot of people, myself included, loved her personality a lot, so that combined with the "club drag is more about weird costumes than polish and glamor" sentiment made up for her less than perfect looks. I agree that she never really stood a chance. I was hoping she would show a bit more polish but yeah, she was pretty underwhelming by the end.

Golbez
Oct 9, 2002

1 2 3!
If you want to take a shot at me get in line, line
1 2 3!
Baby, I've had all my shots and I'm fine

QuickbreathFinisher posted:

I think a lot of people, myself included, loved her personality a lot, so that combined with the "club drag is more about weird costumes than polish and glamor" sentiment made up for her less than perfect looks. I agree that she never really stood a chance. I was hoping she would show a bit more polish but yeah, she was pretty underwhelming by the end.

Like so many before her, and at least some after her (hello, Milk!), she thought trying to win the competition meant compromising who they were, and that attitude leads only to a LSFYL.

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

"As a rule, I never touch anything more sophisticated and delicate than myself."

Nihonniboku posted:

See, this is what I really disagree about Vivacious. She is messy. Really messy. She claims she's a club kid, and represents old school drag. RuPaul was a club kid 25 years ago. And then RuPaul got sober. Vivacious, to me, seems like she was simply around the club kids. The club kids moved on, and Vivacious is still here nearly 30 years later claiming to be one. We saw it with her poor attempt at schooling the girls in vogueing in Untucked. Her runway looks were atrocious, and were a classic case of just a man in a dress. She never stood a chance on the show. She knew it, and RuPaul knew it, and frankly I'm surprised that so many people have become such fans of such a messy queen simply because she has some years in the bag. I get that she certainly has a respect for a certain era of drag. I just don't think she does it well. RuPaul and Michelle Visage were there. They get the aesthetic that Vivacious was going for. It still didn't help her.

I should probably preface my posts with that I don't watch Untucked. And I certainly agree that Vivacious deserved to go home (I'm not crazy), but Vivacious had purpose behind her look that both RuPaul and Michelle could recognize and appreciate. I appreciate what the intent of what Vivacious was trying to accomplish with her drag, rather or not she did it well. I agree, she did read male much of the time.

Milk will come up with a look that's perfectly acceptable for the runway, and then up and decide to slap a beard on it, or a baby belly, etc. And when asked about it, she'll just have the non-answer of wanting to do something different without any further explanation. If Ru and Visage can recognize what Vivacious, Sharon and Alaska were doing but are left scratching their head with Milk, then the question becomes: "why do it?"

CHiRAL
Mar 28, 2010

Anus.
I think the problem with Vivacious was complete lack of innovation. She mimicked the drag she admires but I didn't feel like she put a personal touch on it or even brought anything new. I think it says a lot that Ornacia became more popular than her.

I was never particularly enthusiastic about Milk and she didn't wow me even once. Somehow her attempts at innovation feel empty to me.
Her weirdness is tacked on in the end for the sake of being different instead of being a part of the concept or even having the concept built around it. It's just lame and mediocre

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.

however, Milk is a rather cute boy so my feelings are torn about how far I want them to go :(

LaGanga needs to get the gently caress off this train tonight

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

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Bewildrbeast posted:

however, Milk is a rather cute boy so my feelings are torn about how far I want them to go :(

LaGanga needs to get the gently caress off this train tonight

But it's her time to spread her wings, how dare you?? :qq:

I'm also in the same boat about milk. Cute but nothing to her looks.

curiousTerminal
Sep 2, 2011

what a humorous anecdote.
If Laganga got booted off tonight I'd have no qualms about anyone else staying or leaving, barring abysmal future performances.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

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The LIIIIII-brary is OPEN. :woop:

Ohmygod Darienne :allears:

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!
It's been said before, but Joslyn Fox continues to impress me with each episode, and is a surprising solid lock for the top five.

Also, what is Trinity's forte exactly?

Edit: Milk is likely going home soon, but her runway look tonight was her best so far. At least he can go home to his even hotter boyfriend.

Nihonniboku fucked around with this message at 01:44 on Apr 1, 2014

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

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Oh man, living for Dela and Courtney's looks in Untucked while Laganja is saying all this dumb poo poo again.

"If I can't win, I want it to be Adore."
:jerkbag:

e: TWO episodes next week?!?! And one of them looks to be a cooking show challenge!?!?! :swoon:

QuickbreathFinisher fucked around with this message at 02:08 on Apr 1, 2014

afterhours
Jul 1, 2007
I don't understand why the winner of Season 1 is competing in Drag Race again.

Bina
Dec 28, 2011

Love Deluxe

afterhours posted:

I don't understand why the winner of Season 1 is competing in Drag Race again.

TKB?

As for the episode tonight-

Welp, that was a sad ending. If you're not good enough to be a freak, and not good enough to be pretty, than what ARE you? :(

Team Milk forever!

LOLZ at Gia's letter. I love Bianca~ Little Rolodex O' Hate.

Joslyn is really growing on me. Girl's hair is THIRSTY, though.

I'd like to see Darienne, or TKB go home next. Maybe even Courtney if she can't show some vulnerability.

As for Ben- I'd like to see more interesting things. I wanna see that girl WERK. I think we'll see that soon.

Lagana is a snooze fest. Super whiny, and really shady with the passive-aggressive behavior. If you can't say exactly when someone hurt you, then shut up. It's hella rude. Not surprising that Gia was continuing to hugbox Laganja through that letter.

Adore is stepping her game up- All the girl needs to do is get that runway look DOWN. THE HOUSE DOWN.

At least Ben and Courtney are still in for my top three. I'll stick Joslyn in there to take Milk's place. Sad that my favorite freaky Dairy Queen had to sashay. :(

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tudabee
Jan 1, 2007

How many times must I remind you to WASH YOUR HANDS?

I got serious girl crush on Bianca, she's hilarious and biting but has really been constructive with the other queens. Would have liked for her to win this week, but Adore's growing on me too, so it's cool.

I want to like Trinity, too, because she can be funny in her talking head bits, but jeez she's a negative Nancy everywhere else. It's like she remembered she needed to know how to sew and forgot literally everything else the competition entails.

afterhours posted:

I don't understand why the winner of Season 1 is competing in Drag Race again.
As I recall Bebe was pretty good at the challenges. :v:

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