With the introductions out of the way, Ru leaves them to their Orientation. Chad asks why Julie’s wearing her tiara and she tells Chad
it’s a prop she was homecoming queen her senior year in high school. Chad goes all Chad and thinks that’s every girl’s dream and Julie gets really sweet and says it felt like they saw the sincerity and beauty in her heart, and her confidence, and she says that’s what is missing. Chad takes her tiara then springs her party drag photo on her. Way harsh, Chad.
It’s not the worst we’ve seen, but Chad thinks she’s dressing herself down on purpose and tells us in interview that Julie can get her confidence back. Such a mother hen.
Not so with Willam. She starts in on Qween about being Miss Onyx Ohio and gets all ’round-the-way girl with Qween, which perks her up. Willam says she lost some of her spark and fabulosity, Qween agrees, and Willam says she saw Qween’s party wear…
Yikes. Willam asks what kind of party she was going to looking like that, but also compliments her shoes. And we know Willam’s a shoe queen. She also tells her the puppies are riding high but Qween feels a little lacking in the work room so Willam gives Qween her cutlets to “boost her confidence.” Then she tells us, in interview, that she shared with Qween because she was “in need” and she wants to win.
But then Qween starts telling Willam about how when she started gaining weight she didn’t even really notice it until she went home and her family told her she got fat. This doesn’t sit well with Willam and Qween cries that it’s time for her to start loving herself again. Willam’s really sweet with her, telling her it’s a big step and to read her bracelet which says “Love.” Then Willam interviews that she’s totally up for making Qween a queen. Aw, Willam’s just a soft, little kitten under all that hair, make-up and fishnets.
Willam learned well in kindergarten.
Morgan’s trying to find something to bond over and lands on the fact that they’re both wearing yellow. Then asks about Tamara’s Uggs. She thinks they’re cute because they fit, and I quote, “the Malibu chick look.” Ugh. Morgan kind of agrees and goes in for the kill, wondering why she’s wearing a turtleneck. She thinks she’s hiding her (imaginary) turkey neck but Morgan notes it screams that she’s hiding something. Then Morgan shows us Tamara’s “party” look:
Ugh. Babydoll dress, UGGS, side ponytail AND a turtleneck. She’s exhausting. Morgan flat out tells her she looks like Michelle Phillips from the Mamas and the Papas and the look ages her because it’s dated. Ouch, that even glanced off my forehead.
Morgan orders Tamara to turn over her Uggs and that she needs to command attention. If she didn’t chap my ass already, she carts out the old “I’m afraid if I’m fabulous other women will hate me.” Oh, sugar. It won’t be because of your fabulosity. Morgan tells her, basically, to get over it then interviews that she’s at Drag U: Get loud, get proud.
Quick Drag. While Chad’s busy shilling for a sponsor, Willam’s lost control of Qween who’s climbing Wig Mountain to get a blonde wig and Morgan’s quietly shooting down Pretty Princess Tamara’s idea of sexy because she still wears baby doll dresses with side ponytails. Then Chad inexplicably does this to Julie:
Still judging you.
Actually, that was just Willam cursing the Michaels name for suggesting she get Qween DQ’d…but really, that mullet wig deserves its own renunciation. Some bonding between Tamara and Morgan over Morgan’s doorknocker earrings and it’s time to meet Ru at the Dragulator.
While Ru kindly critiques what the women did right, like Julie going for “sassy class” with a short, sequined black dress and Qween opening the neck area, Willam lets us know that Morgan’s a bad drag mother because she made Tamara look like…umm…a prostitute. And Willam would know.