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RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: You Have the Right To Remain Dressed In Beaver

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What do I love about RuPaul‘s Drag Race? (Besides everything.)

I love how it takes its ridiculousness very seriously: When Top Model wants to test acting skills, they shoot a lip-gloss commercial. When Drag Race wants to test acting skills, they put five queens in jail and dress up one like a giant beaver.

Yes, it’s sitcom week. Ten girls remain. And in what I would like to think is a nod to Latrice’s rap sheet, the theme is incarceration.

The opening workroom chatter focuses on Sharon Needles winning for the second time. Phi Phi O’Hara, the leader of her team, tries to take credit, “I picked a character for her that she can excel in.”

Oh, of course! When a team leader forces a queen to do a look that she’s known for, we’re supposed to credit your brilliant leadership. Silly me.

For the mini-challenge, Ru puts the girls under arrest, which is actually viable in a court of drag law. But instead of being read their Miranda rights, they’re told to pick a partner, handcuff themselves together and then apply their partner’s makeup. This is all leading up to the mug shot they’ll have taken by a giant boob camera for Tuckahoe Women’s Penal Facility.

Bravo, pun writers. Bravo.

 

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By:           Jason Sweeten
On:           Feb 21, 2012
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  • 11 Comments
    • fwah
      fwah

      I loved it this week. Can’t wait for Snatch Game!!!! But, help. What is Party City about?

      Feb 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DenverBarbie
      DenverBarbie

      @fwah: Party City sells things like Halloween costumes, balloons, gag items, graduation announcements and birthday cards, confetti, and paper plates. Essentially, just a lot of cheap and campy junk.
      -A fellow Party City girl

      Feb 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fwah
      fwah

      oooo It sounds like somewhere I need to be too.

      Feb 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mizzymm
      mizzymm

      I love Party C
      ity, I really do!

      Feb 22, 2012 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      I thought Sharon Needles on the runway acting like a sitcom starlette and autographing for her fans was so cute. She’s creative. The lip synch was embarrassing with them taking off their wigs and acting all epileptic.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shae Shae
      Shae Shae

      So, Here is my T on this season… I begged and pleaded for my friends to come and tune into what I think is one of the best competitions on tv… But this season has been such a disappointment for me… I feel like its a bunch of men trying to be women. Now I have loved past season, because they were gay men who were doing this for an illusion and knew that when they went home they were men (Except Sonique lol). This season is like a ghetto soroity- I feel like they want to stay away from the look of Boogers Vs Heathers but come on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Latrice. I think this is the first season a true big girl has had talent and has proven that it isnt her size that makes her a Queen but her talent. Love Sharon Needles because it is a different side of drag- Phi Phi is such a cute boy but he paints way to old. Kenya Michaels is small but has big talent. William needs to go home- I have yet to be impressed by him and i can see his 5 o’clock shadow. Chad is good but the over the top “I know all cuz im 100″ attitude annoys me. and Jiggly is well anyway… Its sad to say but I feel like every season has its “Rebecca, Shannel and Nina” I think they need to bring back Raven to do a face to face get your shit in order convo lol

      Feb 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevoj
      stevoj

      i think Sharon said it best in her “Meet the Queens” interview when she was asked how this season will be different…

      “Season 4 will be most definitely different than the other season! All these girls are ugly.”

      visually, they’re all kinda blah. the only standouts are Chad, Sharon, and Latrice. personally i love Willam cuz that chick is hilarious… and what’s left? Jiggly is disgusting, Kenya is a far less interesting/entertaining version of Yara and all the other chicks have no personality whatsoever

      i say shake this shit up, bring back Shangela! hell i’ll even take Carmen again

      Feb 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ScaryRussianHeather
      ScaryRussianHeather

      They wear the headphones all day because they are learning the song for the LSFYL.

      Yes Chad was channeling Florence Welch intentionally.

      Let’s face it, even Sharon is being graded on a curve. Her femme look last week or so in that green dress? With the busted makeup and hair? And her walk? LMAO.

      Suddenly Michele Visage abhors green enough to call you out in it but when Manila wore that ugly chartreuse green dress on the finale she was just GAGGING on her.

      Let’s recall the gorgeous Carmen Carrera getting read for wearing a really pretty green and pink dress with blond perfection hair and makeup as “too Barbie” “too prom girl”. hrmph.

      None of these queens except Chad and MAYBE The Princess and Kenya would have lasted very long on Season 3. And lol Willam and Shamgela, the “ACTOOORS” can’t paint without a makeup pro there.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ScaryRussianHeather
      ScaryRussianHeather

      Oh and Phi2 should only be so lucky to score a gig for Party City. Adam Lambert picked up a nice chunk of change after he won Idol doing a one off show for their corporate Halloween party.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karanis
      Karanis

      Latrice definitely shined and looked great last episode. I think she’ll be in the top 4 or 5.

      The feud between Phi Phi and Sharon I think will persist for a several episodes. Fortunately, they’re friends now that the taping’s finished.

      Also, Party City is, according to their twitter, quite flattered by the name-dropping they’ve received from the show.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Madison
      Madison

      @ScaryRussianHeather: STRONGLY disagree. After last season’s over-the-top bitchery and bullying, I was almost done with RPDR for good. It was worse than high school, with the cliques and phoniness.

      I am delighted with the participants of this season. Sure, you have your strong personalities to make it interesting, but nowhere near the nonsense that showed up in Season 3. There is multitude of rich talent this season, particularly with Sharon, Chad, Latrice, and although I hate to admit it, Willam.

      I’ll take Season 4 over 3 any day.

      Mar 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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