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.
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.