Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 4

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by olympic, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Beefcake

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    Thanks, Allen. That could be a dirty shame, or it could end up downright wondrous! :lol:

    This show is pure :watch: fun for me, as there really isn't any stakes* to it ...

    ... just laughs, snark, :cat: and occasional :drama: to liven up my Monday nights.

    ETA: *Except for the opportunity for the truly :kickass: queens (cough not necessarily the ones who won cough) to gain their injection shot of fame and then get gigs galore afterward.
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  2. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I follow a lot of the queens on Facebook and it's amazing how many gigs a lot of these queens get from being on the show. Pandora, Shannel, Mariah, and JuJubee seem to be going somewhere every single weekend. None of the three winners have seemed to blow up in popularity. If you look at the poll for the All Stars season, none of the winners are even in the top 15, which says a lot.

    Pandora in particular has really taken off since her season and it's basically between her and Sharon Needles for the win the All Stars voting.

    I'm assuming at this point that Pandora is going to win the All Stars poll and take the automatic slot for that season. I feel like Raven, Nina, Sharon (if she doesn't win this season and maybe even if she does), Jujubee, Yara, Shannel, and Manila are locks. With the voting, I think Mimi stands a good shot as well as Jessica Wild, Latrice, Alexis, Tatiana, and Jade. I know they'll put Shangela on there, even though she doesn't belong.
     
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  3. my little pony

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    manila had a nice fb post where he asked people to vote for sahara

    i might go see sharon on wednesday (if i can stay up that late on a school nite /shame)
     
  4. Beefcake

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    Yes to all of those, if there was somehow time enough for the [6-weeks?] All Stars season. But, first, whittle down the PR queens to just Nina and one of Yara, Jessica, and ...................... Alexis. (Prefer that order, actually.)

    Sharon is a frigging force of nature. Easily the best of all four seasons in combining excellence in all aspects of drag: Uniquely great runway outfits and presence, kickass challenges, and spot-on, :lol:, sassy candids/quips/one-liners/stage chatter. Who knew? Even some of the best judges ;) of Charisma Uniqueness Nerve & Talent may have underestimated SN ...

    Ah, Manila, so sweet to think of your bf. But, that girl ain't no all-star. I only remember that she was the one who sent Shangela home in the first episode, and that she herself went home after dressing in ballet garb (w/tutu and ballet slippers) for a rock n' roll themed runway ... equal parts that outfit and Jujubee performing the hell out of that Black Velvet LSFYL. Other than that, I remember nothing about Sahara. :lol:

    I still :rofl: every time I remember that Manila Luzon's real name is Karl. And maybe a Jewish last name, to boot.
     
  5. Allen

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    I always laugh when Phi Phi opines about how Sharon isn't on her level, etc...well, no, she isn't honey, she's on a much higher level.

    I didn't realize all-stars was going to be only a 6 week season. The queens keep saying they want to be in the top 8 or 10, so I'm assuming something around that number is going to make the show. As long as Pandora, Sharon, Raven, and Nina make it, I can be cool with whoever else except for Shangela.

    Oh, Sahara...the only interesting thing she did was the splits out on the street selling cherry pie during the pole dancing challenge. It must be tough being with Manila who is so much more talented and creative.
     
  6. luenatic

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    I voted for Chad. :)
     
  7. Fergus

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    Oh shit! That was some episode! :watch:

    What did Willam DO????? :huh:
     
  8. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    :watch: I can't wait to find out...that was one hell of an episode. That LSFYL was really, really close. I think I would have went with Sharon, but only by a hair and that may just be because I can't stand Phi Phi.
     
  9. Fergus

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    Kicking off heels and pulling off the wig should be automatic sashay-away, IMHO. You can still keep the audience's eyes upon you without gymnastics.

    Sharon actually looked rather pretty in this episode.

    Well, they're certainly setting it up to look like Willam ingested some sort of drug.....

    OT: WTF is this "Eden's World" bullshit? Why do we need a tv show on Logo about a fetus dressed like a whore? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sparks

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    To bad Phi Phi stays...
    WTF?
     
  11. Beefcake

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    Ah, I'm still at work, but I'm :( that this old rumor was true. Rumor was that was getting online during the competition, and I'd say that could be it ... Girl is online constantly. Worse that some people here at FSU! :p

    Hopefully, this doesn't burn any bridges with Ru, because Willam and Ru Projects TM were made for each other.
     
  12. Fergus

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    Oh poop. I wanted a drug scandal. :(
     
  13. Beefcake

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    Better to go out this way than in F4 when Ru suddenly realizes that three of the four are white girls. ;) This way, Willam can remain in character and retain a "who knows, I might've won" stance forevermore. :p
     
  14. topaz

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    I was surprised at the show too.

    Gawd I want Phi Phi gone. Phi Phi does not have any friends left in the competition either. They know she is shady and I'm happy Chad said that she needs to go.

    Sharon, Latrice and Chad for the final 3.
     
  15. topaz

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    Shangela is quite the performer actually. Billy B has given her makeup tips and Shangela is fabulous.

    She did lip sync to Nicki Minaj when Nicki was in the audience and Shangela turned it out!!!!

    Shangela doing Nicki Minaj
    Shangela doing Beyounce's Run The World.
     
  16. Allen

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    Shangela could look like Rosario Dawson and I still wouldn't give a damn...I just don't care for her personality and I don't want to have to see her on my television.
     
  17. Fergus

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    ^ I like Shangela's portion of the Absolute commercial. She totally captures the early 1990s "Poetic Justice"-chic look, its very cute...... :)
     
  18. my little pony

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    unless it is kenya in disguise, it doesnt make sense
     
  19. skateboy

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  20. Beefcake

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    I watched the eppy, and though Sharon owned the episode and Untucked ... Willam OWNED that challenge. :respec: She's going out on top ... albeit with puking and then being DQd, but On Top nonetheless.

    Soooooooo, Willam already has a very ornery, very self promoting interview about tonight's elimination on EW. :rofl: There are about 20 outright hilarious quotes or observations from Willam in that piece. She also says she joined RPDR to "raise her profile," and stop Shangela and Chris Crocker from getting all the parts she wanted.

    Alas, Willam isn't spilling why the DQ but emphasizes that she wasn't caught doing anything wrong, but rather turned herself in. Methinks it really is the Internet thing.

    :cheer2: Can't wait to see Willam in All-Stars and what-not.

    :cheer: Nobody is going to beat Sharon Needles ... this is no competition. Her LSFYL confirmed the greatness.

    :angryfire Phi Phi is all HATE all the time, isn't she? There is nothing pleasant about her ... ugly inside and out. Hideous. I hope that Latrice pummels her for that "The Help" comment in next week's episode.
     
  21. Allen

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    It's funny, I saw some YouTube videos of Sharon lip syching and she was good, but none of them blew me away. She really turned it out last night and what I realized is that she's incredibly good at maintaining herself even though the song didn't really seem like something Sharon would normally do.

    I agreed with some of the things Phi Phi said to Willam, but I don't get why she finds it necessary to dog on people with that amount of vitriol. It's scary, but despite the fact that she's only really done well in two challenges, she still thinks she's better than the other queens. She might be better than Dida, but I'd rather see Dida any day than Phi Phi. I'm pretty sure that Sharon would have sent her home last night and I hope that Sharon still gets to do that to her.
     
  22. taf2002

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    I don't care who sends Phi Phi home, I just want her to go next. I think Sharon should win this year but in a way I like Dida's personality & her runway look the best. She is just so cute in drag but she isn't larger than life like most of the other are.

    I thought Phi Phi looked awful in the angel costume. Her makeup was so overdone & didn't go with the costume. And I agree with Allen, she is just hate. I think she's running scared & she is the hardest on the queens who she is most scared of. The thing is, she should be scared of all of them. I think she has the least talent of the ones left. I wish Ru had waited till next week to send Willam home because if not for that, I think Phi Phi would have been gone. Sharon's LSFYL was fabulous & she cleaned up well.
     
  23. Beefcake

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    The Sharon-Pamela "unaired" footage on Untucked should've been in the episode and should've been in previews! :rofl: That conversation was equal parts clever, cute, and filthy. Something like [Sharon:] "Pam, I'm a HUGE fan of that one movie of yours. The one on the boat." [Pam, giggling:] Oh, thank you. I had a blast doing it. [deft pause] If we're talking about the same one." :lol:

    Pam Anderson :swoon: Such a sweetie, and a good sport.

    Sharon's comment about thinking Pam's "boobs would've been larger" got me taking a closer look. Pam's definitely gone back down a size or two ... lost a pint. Good move, as she looks great with merely big boobs. Speaking of which, between Pam, Michelle, and Miss Tilly ... that was one busty judging panel!
     
  24. Nomad

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    I'm inclined to agree with Fergus about the LSFYL - it should be a rule that shoes, wigs, and costumes have to stay on. It seems like the LSFYL all too often degenerates into desperate attention-whoring and the performance aspect just goes out the window. I don't think there's anything entertaining about desperation.
     
  25. my little pony

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    manila filmed a scene for next week's episode of smash, she doesnt know if it made the final cut or not
     
  26. luenatic

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    Good Lord. I still don't know WTF did Willam do to get DQed. Argh...
     
  27. Allen

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    The wig part with Phi Phi didn't bother me as much because hers started falling off. Now in the case of Milan, who just jerked it off two times in a row, that's a different story.
     
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  28. taf2002

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    Phi Phi even looked better because that blond wig was a fright on her & her natural hair is longer than some women's. What did you think about her saying she never wears blond & the other kept pointing out times she wore blond? :lol: She was so busted.
     
  29. luenatic

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  30. Nomad

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    No, I realize that, I was speaking generally. Maybe I'm misremembering, but it seems like it happens a couple of times every season.