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Hello, Hello, Hello! It’s time for makeovers on RuPaul’s Drag Race. But not on Phi Phi’s wonky eye and Boca Raton divorcée makeup. No, it’s the annual episode where the queens are tasked with putting enough slap on some guy’s face and throwing as much glitter, sequins and marabou at him to hide the fact that he’s a dude. Then make him wear heels and dance so everyone remembers.
But first, a queen gets to come back into the competition and the final four revolt, putting on protest signs. Not that Ru cares. His show, his rules so sorry ’bout it. Time for the mini-challenge. Queens are all given “Papa” teddy bears and have to transform them into beautiful and glamorous “Mama” bears. Each queen remakes her bear in her own image so, yeah, Sharon isn’t winning this challenge but the winner is a surprise. Then the bears are collected because they’re being auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Ru’s not sentimental, though, so with that out of the way, it’s time for the main challenge. Transforming DILF’s (Daddies I’d Like to…Frock) into MILF’s. And to make it fun, they’re all construction workers, except one who’s a prison guard. Fun. But wait. That’s not all. Runway category is: Baby Bump Realness, so queens and DILF’s will all be sporting pregnancy pillows under their drag. Oh, and by the way, they’ll also be choreographing a sexy striptease before the runway.
Most of the guys are pretty open and game, if completely lumbering and uncoordinated, except for Rick. Who’s as taciturn as he is pretty…ish. And Mike, who is probably the prison guard because that dude was crazy. And a little scary but claimed he was laughing…on the inside while calling Chad a bitch on the outside. This brings out a street-fighting, profane side of Chad that is oddly appealing. But Mike’s contrite the next day, so it’s all good. Except he’s still a hatchet face so it’s not all good for his queen.
The stripteases are all pretty awkward and clumsy and the runway is just…weird…and it wasn’t as much fun as last year, but I’ll credit Slava with making last year so much fun. Because I’ve met Slava and he wasn’t kidding about how friendly and affectionately “European” he is. The lip synch is pretty great and showcases two very different styles but in the end the right decision was made.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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