Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by emason, Jan 31, 2010.
Calling all fans. Season II starts tomorrow night on LOGO.
What, no conversation at all? Watch this with your gays, ladies.
A total and unapologetic bitchfest this season! Love it. RDR1 was sweetened by the collective zenocity of Nina and Bebe, and that made it good. But RDR2 seems to have been casted precisely for the extreme diva fights we're already seeing just two episodes in.
The "Untucked" behind-the-scenes 1/2 hour that follows is genius of Ru.
Even the niceness of Sahara, Pandora Boxx, and Jessica Wild cannot bring this one out of the fabulous gutter ... thank goodness for that. I heart all three of those "girls", and they're a nice balance for the one-liners, sass and of bitchqueens Tyra, Mystique, Raven, and - crap forgot the name of the skinny one with the bad walk who won the first challenge but then looked like Greta Gremlin last night.
Anyway, those girls are the sh*t! Keep up the girls.
Jujubee with her abundant backne and "I am woman" personality needs to go and soon. Tatiana is a yawn and will go soon. But watch out for Sonique. She is ... one ... UGLY ... man. But is a helluva drag queen who can strut it onstage and dish it offstage. Darkhorse alert!
Thank God; I thought I was the only one watching. I haven't seen Untucked - boo on me, I must remember to catch it next time.
Love Sonique, but I want Mystique to win, just to see everyone else self-destruct.
Also, is it wrong of me to think the highlights of every episode have been the vodka commercials with last season's stars? Loved, loved, loved the one with Ongina and last night's with Nina Flowers. Bebe looked like a million bucks in her ad and Shanelle wasn't looking too shabby either. Bring on the commercials.
The "reading" by the judges is even more fabulous this season than last!
I am super disappointed that I don't get LOGO. I watched three episodes in a row of RuPaul's drag race at my sister's a while ago. I loved it! So, all of you who are able, enjoy!
IIRC, MTV repeats the episode the next day. Do you get that?
Here in Philly, the show airs on VH1 Tuesdays at 9pm.
Logo TV online has full episodes! A day later, but it'll do!
Thanks for the correction; my mistake for thinking it was MTV.
Man. Is that Tyra a b-tch! Sleeping on the job?
I've enjoyed both shows. I didn't mind Nicole Page Brooks. I really like Jujubee and Tatianna
Those eyes make Raven look like a villainess in a comic book.
Raven looked like the f*cked up little sister of Marina Zoueva and Natasha from "Rocky & Bullwinkle".
Our Miss Brooks looked like she didn't even care or try in the "Lip Sync for Your Life".
JuJuBee is fab, LOVE her look, but that "high drag" gown was from the Imelda Marcos Collection.
Tyra, ugh. Can't stand the real one, can't stand the fake one. If I were a fellow contestant, that bitch might get slapped at some point.
Ru, Merle, and even Santino are soooo good again. Though Dita's little girly voice threw me a bit.
LOVED this week's episode! Though I'm so behind thanks to a little sumthin'-sumthin' goin on in Vancouver.....
First, let me just say, as someone who used to be more than a casual observer of the drag universe, those evil queens ripping Mystique apart are shallow, vicious, and most probably covering up their own insecurities by attacking the easy target. Good for Tatianna for calling them out on it. She may be the youngest, but she's proving to be one of the smartest.
Sonique, Morgan, & Raven, drag is a celebration, not dodgeball in grade school. Get OVER your bullshit. Spread LOVE, not hate. Think like RuPaul: Be sassy, not bitchy.
Now that I'm off my soapbox: Pandora!
Hysterical Carol Channing on "Snatch Game 2010"!!! And thank goodness someone did a celebrity born before 1980.
And Alec Mapa was right, Tatianna's Britney was friggin' CREEPY good.
Jessica Wild, oy, imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but you couldn't even do a decent RuPaul. And it had nothing to do with the language barrier.
Tyra, you sound like my Uncle Harold.
JuJuBee, listen to Mama Ru and step-it up!
And why the hell was Lisa Rinna there? Were they getting free collagen injections?
My favorites are easily Tatiana (GORGEOUS!), Pandora and even Jessica because she just tries so hard and seems to have a great attitude. I love the way Sonique looks when not in drag, but she's a mean bitch. Raven is also beautiful but obviously has issues. HATE Tyra.
I finally got to catch up with this show. Love all the catty comments in 'untucked'.
Pandora is my fav because I like comedy in my drag, I don't get "pretty drag" at all.
That said, you'll understand why I don't get the judges fascination with Tyra. Besides, I find Raven and Tatiana to be prettier.
The bridal challenge was fun I thought, as was the Disco commercial, and the game show as a hoot. But I don't really get the short challenges. What the hell do gift wrapping and deep fried food identification have to do with drag?
We need to talk about this, as it is now down to 4 'ladies': Raven, Tyra, Tatianna, and Jujubee.
Tyra should've won the challenge where she dressed up her old Drag Mama. The last challenge went to Raven. Raven looks like someone you really wouldn't want to mess with
Poor Pandora Boxx, Jessica Wild, Sonique, Morgan McDaniel GWTW
Now that Pandora's gone I'm done. I like Tati and Juju ok, but Pandora was the best of the bunch and I can't take the inevitable Tyra crowning ahead. I just don't get the Tyra love.
TLo said it best.
Yeah, but Ru Paul also has TALENT and can pull off catty without being bitchy, and Tyra seems to be sorely deficient in those areas.
In this case, I guess I'll be rooting for Raven
Season Finale tonight! May the best wo-man win!
Raven FTW! Love that bitch, despite her odd Tatiana Sucks obsession. She's the least likely winner, though, unless Ru does the black girl white girl rotational thing that Tyra Banks has perfected.
Methinks it'll probably be the Other Tyra, who has always looked great but, really think about it, has done or said nothing particularly memorable or fabulous on the stage or in a challenge. 2nd most likely is that the haven't-won-a-runway-challenge-yet "underdog" Juju wins. I just pray that Juju will forego any backless dresses tonight.
Any and all criteria, though, is pretty much just for shits and grins. Ru probably made up her mind in Week 2 (if not upon viewing the audition vids).
Are people still watching this season? I gave it up after Pandora left.
JuJu is a clear winner for me. I know she hasn't won any of the runway challenges or whatever they are but she has been solid and she looks FLAWLESS. Raven was in the bottom too much and I think kept around for drama. Tyra is not deserving and if she wins it will look like they are attempting to stick with the beautiful black drag queen. This is really REALLY common in the pageant system down here, the pretty black girls win every time. Not saying anyone is racist or that it is wrong but that seems to be what is in lately as far as looks go in the drag world.
As the cattiest of the bunch
Hmmm, interesting indeed...they went with the predictable winner. I would have loved to have seen JuJu take it.
I like Juju too. But I really think Raven is a much better (and experienced) performer. Juju's fashion style was kinda strange in a way. IMHO, RuPaul picked Tyra was because of Tyra's homeless situation. Tyra needs a break in real life.
Besides, RuPaul is already hiring Pandora Boxx, Raven and Juju for the RuPaul Drag U. They're all winners!
Agreed. I think the sad story swayed Ru to got with Tyra. But, she did kick butt in the lip-synch for your life finale. Still, I would've gone with Raven. There was something really gorgeously creepy about her
I found Raven to be really attractive out of drag. Not sure what that says about my tastes...
People referring to the first Drag Race winner as "beautiful" must have just gotten out of prison! She had style and that amazing attitude, but beautiful? NOT! Wesley Snipes in "To Wong Foo" comes to mind.
I'm so happy for Tyra (who IS a stunningly beautiful black drag queen). I thought she was a total *itch initially, but she gradually changed during the competition (and, she worked the final lip-sync!). She came across very well during the reunion show.
Raven is the bitter *itch, and she deserved the tongue-lashing she got during the reunion.
Raven looked awful during the reunion show. His walk down the runway was so manly, he truly looked like a man in a wig. I don't remember him looking that bad on the show. Tatiana is just gorgeous but I do think she is just a face. I think the reason she gets so defensive about it is because she knows it is true and is jealous of all her peers who have actual talent to use on stage.
I disagree. Tatiana was fantastic and hilarious as Britney Spears and I think has amazing comedic potential as well as being very pretty in drag. I think she might just be a little lazy.
Pandora Boxx shoulda won it. Tyra is boring.
I thought Tatiana was awesome as Britney as well but she admitted she had never even done someone else in drag and it was her very first time giving Britney a shot (she didn't even have a blonde wig). So was that luck or was that a real talent? Was she just trying to psych out the competition by claiming she had never imitated anyone and then BAM, I'm Britney Bitch!!!
Doesn't matter - she was brilliant which points to some talent, even if she's just as surprised as the rest of us.
Did anyone see the reunited, aftermath episode?
Sonique - not a transvestite, but a transsexual
Rebecca - loads of animosity towards Raven that I didn't know about
Tatianna and Raven had it out, but hugged in the end
Pandora Boxx - Lost her father during the series
I happened upon it on VH1 while channel surfing. It was bizarre and fascinating. Having not seen the series, I didn't know any of the history, but the cat fights at the reunion were fabulous.
Even more interesting to see the queens without their makeup. Oh, the tranny confession was very interesting.
I missed the beginning of the reunion, that must have been when Sonique admitted to being a transexual. Is that against the rules or anything? I assume it is not but I know in the pageant system you have to be careful, some pageants strictly forbid anyone enter who has taken any hormones or who has had any reconstruction done (face and boobs would be the main factors, here).
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