RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Was the Proper Witch Vanquished in Episode 6?
After two weeks of straight-up shenanigans, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars received again on monitor this week with a surprisingly strong appearing problem, and an comprehensible — albeit nonetheless considerably disappointing — elimination.
Let’s begin with what we discovered about final week’s controversial Scarlet Envy send-off: As soon as all the lipsticks have been tallied, we found that Scarlet really tied with Jan, a incontrovertible fact that Jan merely couldn’t wrap her head round. Those that voted for Jan tried to elucidate — for the millionth time — that the judges are nonetheless ready to seek out out who Jan is beneath her overly keen persona, however their critiques as soon as once more fell on deaf ears. “It actually blows my thoughts,” Jan mentioned. “It actually bothers me.”
Talking of issues that hassle me, this week’s appearing problem — whereas impressed — was lengthy. As Rosé precisely tweeted, it actually felt longer than Season 13. Watching the rehearsal was painful sufficient, however after seeing how lengthy the completed product was, my coronary heart actually goes out to Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage. That will need to have been one lengthy day of directing.
Now, that’s to not say there weren’t a couple of highlights of Rumerican Horror Story: Coven Ladies. Trinity Ok. Bonet performed Angela Bassett to perfection, even when it made completely no sense that she was one half of the two-headed queen; Jan was born to play an obnoxious character primarily based on Lea Michele, which is sort of a shady praise, however I do know I’m not the one one considering it; and I don’t even have phrases for the way wonderful Pandora Boxx’s “Mariah Paris Balenciaga!” line was. (When you’re a Horror Story fan, you recognize.) The present even tried to recreate these iconic AHS angles, which I appreciated.
However the true standout within the appearing problem was Kylie Sonique Love, whose efficiency as a Jessica Lange-inspired witch completely stole the present, even when it took her a little bit of teaching to get there. Coupled along with her sickening “Oh My Goth” runway look, which left even much less as much as the creativeness than we’re used to from Kylie, can anybody actually say they have been shocked to listen to Ru identify her this week’s prime all star?
Sadly, I additionally must agree with this week’s backside two. Neither A’keria C. Davenport nor Ra’Jah O’Hara delivered within the appearing problem. And whereas they each seemed good on the runway, this was a uncommon week the place there have been no main misses.
This week’s lip sync murderer turned out to be none aside from Manila Luzon, who might or might not have been performing some delicate Kylie cosplay with that hat and jacket. However as soon as Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” began enjoying, there was no comparability. Manila didn’t stand an opportunity towards Kylie, who effortlessly cartwheeled and hair-flipped her solution to victory. Evaluating this to Kylie’s Season 2 lip sync towards Morgan McMichaels, you may actually see the expansion in her efficiency type. Gymnastics are enjoyable, however they’re far simpler when used sparingly.
As for the second of fact, let’s be actual — all of us knew Kylie was going to decide on A’keria’s lipstick, and I consider it was the suitable alternative between the 2. Does it really feel like a tragedy that A’keria goes residence earlier than, say, Jan? Positive. However I additionally really feel like A’keria didn’t carry that very same hearth this time round that she introduced in Season 11.
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