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The Most Shocking Moments This “Drag Race” Season (And The Most Deserved Elimination)

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Apr 8, 2014
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  • 23 Comments
    • Vince Smetana
      Vince Smetana

      It only took you EIGHT episodes, Queerty, to figure out who was winning. But, condragulations for finally putting them smelling salts underneath your nose and figuring it out.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sauja32
      Sauja32

      I need to see the lead-in to those simultaneous splits in slo-mo, because damned if I don’t think Joslyn saw Laganja’s leg go up, figured out what was coming, and dropped right into it to kill the buzz. And if so…more power to her!

      Apr 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      Ru’s comment about the artsy flower/collar thingy around DeLa’s neck wasn’t original. When Ru starts ripping off her own lines (the original line from Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar is “If it snows tonight he’s going on my tires”, commenting about a muscular man wearing chains) she’s officially run out of good material (which sucks since Bruce “Comedy Doctor” Villanch was right there!!).

      That said, all the Black & White outfits on the runway were FABULOUS!!! (except Darienne “Creature From the Black” Lake).

      Pandora needs to distance herself from her Drag Mother who is either totally toxic like this in real life or (Like Phi Phi O’Hara) came in with a plan to be the evil bitch on purpose. Which, as Phi Phi has said, will backfire.

      To future Drag Race contestants…the editors will find their bitch, don’t shoot yourself in the foot by making it worse and creating fan/haters.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne
      HirsuteOne

      Transparent, agenda and delusional. The show or the recap?

      Apr 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980
      alterego1980

      I’m glad you didn’t get too much into Untucked as I just couldn’t stay up for it. It’s hilarious to me that no one gets Joslyn Fox’s quirky humor. It’s dork-funny, which is probably why i love her so much. I really think she could outlast Courtney. Speaking of, She is starting to rival Darienne for biggest bitch of the season. The more comfortable she is, the more we see her true colors. She really does think she’s above everyone else (and not in a healthy way).

      Apr 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      Now that Laganja is gone, does it matter who wins? They are all pretty well known on their own by this point in the drag community. Trinity seems to be a favorite of RuPaul. And in Untucked they presented Alyssa Edwards as a past “winner” and as I recall she didn’t come in First, Second, or Third.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IcarusD
      IcarusD

      “I’m not so bitter, and I’ll give credit where credit is due — Darienne Lake totally won that lip sync and she rightfully shantayed first, but just as we saw in the first no-elimination lip sync last season, Ru was caught in a pickle choosing between the queen who lip synced better and the queen who legitimately deserved to stay.”

      I’m not sure Ru does — nor should — make the Lip Sync for Your Life the sole determining factor of who stays and goes. Maybe if one contestant is unexpectedly awful. But otherwise, I think it’s fair for Ru to balance the lip sync against other factor.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      Jocelyn was getting on my radar, but when she came out in the same outfit as last week, i was shocked. How did she not think that was a bad idea. It was really funny in untucked when, She was saying how the judges read her for wearing 6/7 bikinis so she wanted to do something different. Then Laganja cut in with “by wearing 3 or 4?” That was so funny. DeLa did fall from grace. But i thought in the commercial challenge she and Darrienne were really funny. Maybe don’t make fun of plastic surgery with those specific judges…
      In the commercial challenge i thought Laganja and Adore did the worst. I think they should keep the Standup challenge. Most drag shows i’ve seen include standup, it’s almost as essential as lip syncing. Where as before the Snatch game separates the good from the bad, i now think the stand up challenge does that.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Ok Matthew……..

      I was going to write a whole post on how I agreed with nearly everything you said, blah blah blah….but after you wrote this

      “SHOCK: Laganja Estranja has never been told she’s annoying before now”

      I just cracked up and couldn’t stop laughing for a min. So on point, so bitchy, so perfect. LOL

      Thank you for the great recaps! (Has Queerty thought of doing an additional review of Untucked? If they are like this they would be fantastic)

      Apr 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • babybabybaby
      babybabybaby

      Glad they got rid of that Gia …. Could not stand that queen….

      Apr 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frenchjr25
      frenchjr25

      Adore Delano better get her act together. In both lives she has shown that she is fierce and willing to put herself out there. Sad to hear that she hasn’t been showing it.

      Apr 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_in_cambridge
      james_in_cambridge

      Darienne Lake is a joke and not in a good way! She’s not funny, not talented, looks horrible in clothes and is super annoying on the level of Laganja! Let’s face it, she’s still in the competition only because Rupaul has been criticized in the past for letting talented queens who were heavy go way too early. Darienne has no talent so Ru should have no problem letting her go! The worst part of having her around is during the interviews, where she always flat-lines and comes off as so horribly annoying. God!

      Apr 9, 2014 at 3:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_in_cambridge
      james_in_cambridge

      Oh, and about Laganja, when you said “psychological issues”, you got it 100% right. I’m not gonna bash someone who clearly has mental health issues but I do hope she gets help instead of being chewed up and thrown up by the low-wattage, reality-tv celebrity she’s about to experience, at least in the gay ghettos coast to coast. If she doesn’t get help, she’s gonna have a terrible end way before she turns 30.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ev447
      ev447

      Adore not only won the commercial challenge but also managed to drag Legonzo to a win. I would hardly say she was “safe”.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 4:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      It was interesting to see during Untucked that a lot of LaGanga’s phony mannerisms she copied directly from Alyssa Edwards.

      That’s kinda sad.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 7:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SillyTeee
      SillyTeee

      this is possibly the most boring season.. none of these queens impress me.most of them are a bunch of men who like to wear women’s clothing, not drag at all. and i’m tired of those stupid splits as if that’s the one thing that won’t get you eliminated. i want real Drag QUeens on here with real drag names! go away Adore!

      Apr 9, 2014 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BD
      BD

      You’re too worried about predicting winners and not enough about recognizing talent.

      I’m no Darienne stan but if you’re if you’re not willing to eat your words about her yet at least don’t sound so bitter, girl! The first lip sync was a clear ploy to try to get rid of Darienne, who turned it OUT (the cash grabbing was genius) while DeLa was removing her clothing (tired), so Ru had no choice but to let her stay. Then she killed the comedy challenge. She also has genuinely funny moments in confessionals, and she’s far from a Phi Phi or a Roxxy.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @SillyTeee:

      I do wish there were fewer of the boring young queens who think Drag is all bout looking fishy and being boring (Gia).

      I would LOVE to see more of the Tanny Brown, Bianca, Raja, Chad Michaels, Manilla, Sharon, Alaska, Jinx, etc…

      People like Laganja, Gia, Tyra, etc… they just kind of bore me.

      Darienne to me is boring because she epitomizes the boring Pagent Queen. Kinda bitchy and mean, wears the same thing every day, no creativity in her make-up or look. Once you’ve seen her once you don’t really need to see her again.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BD
      BD

      The idea that Gia was boring is one of those things that doesn’t become more true the more you say it. Despite being culturally dumb, Gia actually had a sharp wit and biting humor. Let’s remember that just because a girl’s not your cup of tea doesn’t mean she’s dumb, uncreative, unfunny, etc.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @BD:

      No, actually she didn’t have sharp and biting humor. Sharp is when you can actually say something back immediately and not have to wait a week and have your friends help you write it in a letter.

      Additionally, Gia not only wasn’t funny, but the few comments she did get out were all the same, some comment about a boy or about a wig that you could tell she had said multiple times before.

      I’m not trying to be a huge jerk but I’m sure it will sound like I am when I say….If Gia is your definition of Sharp, then you really need to get out more.

      Apr 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bounce
      bounce

      “franchise’s second no-elimination lip sync….but just as we saw in the first no-elimination lip sync last season”
      No no no no no no no WRONG! You have clearly forgotten the lip sync third season between Carmen Carerra (who did all right) and Yara Sofia (who of course deserved to stay).

      Apr 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matthew Tharrett
      Matthew Tharrett · Queerty Editor

      @bounce: You’re right. The post has been updated.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bounce
      bounce

      @Matthew Tharrett:
      Thanks muchly. I know my Drag Race trivia…you know, the important things in life. ;)

      Apr 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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