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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Previously on RuPaul's Drag Race...

"So... I just feel, Mr. Cat, that you came for me." "Gurl." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDlbg01xXiY









And in the end, the winner was...





Bianca Del Rio. :woop: Long may she reign.

Remember when this show would start in January? We kept waiting and waiting and then Michelle went on Celebrity Big Brother and we kept waiting... The show is finally back. Time for some new girls to help us make it out of what has been a horrible winter. Save us, Mama Ru!

RuPaul's Drag Race is a competitive reality show where Drag Queens compete in a series of challenges to prove that they have the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent to be crowned the Next Drag Superstar and win a lot of money. Episodes are pretty typical for the format: The girls complete in a mini-challenge that usually gives the winner(s) some kind of advantage, a main challenge which can be anything from building costumes to acting to putting straight men in drag, and finally a runway show. After speaking with the judges a winner is chosen who may or may not gain immunity for the following week. The queens deemed to be in the Bottom Two battle it out in the Lip Sync... For Your Life! :nyd:. The loser of the LSFYL goes home, leaving a trail of sequins and tears in her wake.

I know that it sounds fairly normal, but this show is a joy to watch. The important thing to keep in mind is that these girls are professional Drag Queens. They know how to speak, put on a show, throw shade, and give us the cutting one-liners in the confessionals that we expect. This Season Seven, they should know what to expect. (And yet, some of them STILL don't know how to sew.) It would be nice to win $100K (or more?) but the real benefit to being on the show is the exposure.

Simply making the cast of RPDR is a huge career opportunity. Just showing up in Episode One leads to tons of appearance opportunities. If you are prepared and savvy enough (Willam, Courtney, Jinkx, Shangela, Bianca, Adore, etc.) the sky is the limit. These girls aren't 18-year-olds from a small town who think that Tyra is going to make them a supermodel or twinks with average vocal talent who are going to get chewed up and spit out by the industry, it takes real balls to be a Drag Queen so don't cry for them Argentina and just enjoy.

We're likely to see the following:
- At least one singing challenge
- Group choreography
- Dress construction
- The Snatch Game, a take off of the classic TV show Match Game
- The Library is Open, whereupon the queens read each other to filth
- Acting challenges
- Makeup challenges
- Makeovers for non-drag queens
- Hot guys in underwear
- Etc.

If that doesn't convince you, NewNowNext (an arm of Logo) put together a Beginner's Guide to the show. It will cover everything you need to know.

RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked shows conversations between the Queens as they await the results of the judging. It used to air after the main episode, but they are moving it online this year. Episodes should be up the following morning. Personally, I don't care for it but I get the appeal.

The Judges



RuPaul Charles


The leader of the merry bunch, we thank Ru year after year for coming up with the tasty weekly confection that is RuPaul's Drag Race. What else is there to say?

Okay, let's be real. The winner of the show is picked by Ru. The person who is kicked off each week is picked by Ru. This is Ru's baby. It exists to give glory to Ru and help sell her albums (now on iTunes). You thought it was bad to ignore Tim Gunn? DON'T IGNORE RU.

Michelle Visage


(That picture still is everything forever.)

Every once in a while I remember that Michelle wasn't an original judge on the show and I have to pause and collect my wits.

If Ru is the Mother, then Michelle is the stern Aunt. Michelle wants all of the queens to reach their potential, so she's willing to be harsh but it always comes from a place of live. She's been friends with RuPaul forever, co-hosted with Ru on her VH1 talkshow, has been a more than welcome addition to the judging panel since the third season, and is the one who really goes on the road with the queens to help push the brand. She's fabulous.

In January she competed in Celebrity Big Brother over in the UK and made it to the end as the last American standing. I'd have thought she would have done better but loving Perez Hilton ruins everything.

Santino Rice

SANTINO IS GONE!!!!! :woop::allears::dance::woop: Apparnetly, both he and Merle Ginsberg will be back at some point so that's retro... I guess?

Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews

Oh thank Ru, this is a fantastic choice. Ross has already shown that he takes judging the show very seriously, and Carson is Carson. It's a major upgrade.

The Scruff Pit Crew


Eye candy, props, set movers... you call them and they'll show up in their skivvies.

Guest Judges

There are usually one or two guest judges each episode and the lineup is fantastic this year: Olivia Netwon-John, John Waters, Ariana Grande, Kathy Griffin, Isaac Mizrahi, Rebecca Romijn, and more!

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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Let's meet... Our Girls!



Sasha Belle (Iowa City, Iowa)



Violet Chachki (Atlanta)



Kennedy Davenport (Dallas)



Mrs. Kasha Davis (Rochester, N.Y.)



Tempest DuJour (Tucson, Ariz.)



Miss Fame (New York City)



Jaidynn Diore Fierce (Nashville, Tenn.)



Kandy Ho’ (Cayey, P.R.)



Katya (Boston)



Jasmine Masters (Los Angeles)



Trixie Mattel (Milwaukee)



Max (Hudson, Wisc.)



Ginger Minj (Orlando, Fla.)



Pearl (Brooklyn, N.Y.)



Shangela



I'll never get sick of this joke.

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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Placeholder for Willam worship and info about other queens.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Placeholder in case anything else happens this year (All-Stars 2, UK version, etc.)

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? How was Jasmine not in the bottom two?

My friend texted me "I can't stand MIlan's sister."

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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:drat: Untucked is good this season.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I hate that this is opposite Jane The Virgin.

Still, so many GIFs from that mini-challenge.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Fantastic runway presentation. I don't think I've gay gasped out of pleasure more times this early in the season.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Not that anyone is surprised, but the show got renewed for another season.

e: And Willam is Kickstarting Season Three of the Beatdown!!!!! Get on this.

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Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA????????????????????????????????????????????

:stare::argh::stare::argh::stare:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I fully expect a "returning Queen" twist this year.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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If we learned anything today...

Katya is still awesome. :allears:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Eight Dollars posted:

At the Atlanta watching party Violet called her "Kandy Who?" and said "I forgot she was even on the show for a minute."

I think we all did. I had assumed that she would be safe, but they didn't focus on Milk when she was sent home last year so you never know.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I would expect that they're going to use the Snatch Game as a way to get a queen back on the show. Right? RIGHT??? :ohdear:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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We're all free should have been a Raven/Juju double-elimination dammit of that ridiculous season now...

In other news, new Shangela! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAocUKwRxf4 (With appearances by most of this year's cast.)

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Bina posted:

Get your hands ON my crotch. :q:





Yeah, that's pretty much why I posted the video.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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angerbeet posted:

From Trixie's audition tape, her Santch Game idea: Anne Frank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3yM78uUfyM

:stonk:

Ho. Ly. gently caress.

Great Snatch Game, and we get Trixie back next week. Right? RIGHT?????

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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darienne was better than dela... :ssh:

e: And she probably won the last LSFYL, despite who went home.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Brilliant challenge. Bravo.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I'm so happy.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Katya is doing well, I'm happy.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I think some of them don't get what "worst dress" means...

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Did Fame really think that dress was ugly? And that it would be a good idea to not have an option to change it for the LSFYL?

Horrible lip sync, but it's too far into the season to do a double-elim.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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It helped that they probably gave them the man side of the costume.

The dances were not as horrible as I thought they would be.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I have no clue... Kennedy v Trixie? I'm probably wrong.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I texted my friend right after judging "I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!" There's something refreshing about that.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I wouldn't mind a Ginger win but I wouldn't be surprised if she goes in the next two weeks. She's had to LYFYL twice, one more time and she's gone (unless she's paired against Pearl).

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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NO

NONONONONONONONO

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

(I thought you couldn't leave the stage after Mimi Imfurst's stunt.)

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I just watched the last RuGRETS... :qq:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Meh. At least we get some fun in two weeks.

(Lypsinka, cheer me up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jwBImEgilQ)

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Last year I was already worried that this season would feel lackluster... I never expected this.

The show's still fab, I just want to fast-forward to next year's version.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I want Katya to own the stage and the return of the Ornacia dancers.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I had totally forgotten that it was on, I watched the first act and then skipped to Bianca.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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It's time! Go Katya... oh wait... :argh:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Loved Bianca's makeup.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Hell, have Katya play both roles... :allears:

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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This is your reminder that Alyssa Edwards is loving hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMbdiNXdy5U

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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I just got home from watching all of the Season 7 queens perform... great show, but OMG that was way too long. They were even doing a second round later, but my poor feet couldn't take it and I have to be nice to people in the morning...

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

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Violet and Fame in Paris via TLo.

:drat: that's fierce.

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All Stars 2 had better be full length.

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