Before you read this full article, we must warn you that this article may be a season six lip-sync-for-your-life spoiler. This conspiracy theory will not ruin the viewing experience of new episodes each week, however, it may help you determine who sashays away in the moments before the bottom two queens lip-sync for their lives.
You’ve been warned…
It’s all in the thunder and lightning
The Internet has been ablaze with a RuPaul’s Drag Race elimination conspiracy theory since April Carrion’s elimination. It seems that the show’s editors give a little hint, in the moments before the bottom two contestants lip-sync, about who will be sent home…
RuPaul says, “The time has come… for you to lip-sync… for your life”; suspenseful music echos; a storm begins to rolls in; snap to a close-up shot of one of the bottom-two queens; lightning strikes, thunder roars; jump to a close-up of the other queen; a deep-bass horn rumbles. The elimination hint has been given. Did you miss it?
Maybe it’s simply an editing coincidence, but it has been true, for episode one through five, that the queen who is shown when the lightning and thunder echo is the queen who wins the lip-sync battle.
Vivacious – thunder and lightning
Kelly Mantle – deep-bass horn
Kelly Mantle sashays away
Darienne Lake – thunder and lightning
Magnolia Crawford – deep-bass horn
Magnolia Crawford sashays away
April Carrion – thunder and lightning
Vivacious – deep-bass horn
Vivacious sashays away
Trinity K. Bonet – thunder and lightning
April Carrion – deep-bass horn
April Carrion sashays away
Laganja Estranja – thunder and lightning
Gia Gunn – deep-bass horn
Gia Gunn sashays away
Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself!
The video below shows the editing cuts for episodes one through four.
If you don’t believe us about episode five, you can watch it on the LogoTV website to see the same revealing edits.
Update (spoiler alert): Although 31% of you voted that you believed this conspiracy theory would be true, episode six disproved it when Milk (who sashayed away) was shown during the thunder and lightning and Trinity K. Bonet was shown during the deep-bass horn.
Sadly, this was disproven with tonight’s episode.
Yup, I wish it would have stayed true, Trinity would have gone home then (along with her bad attitude)
I’m finding it hard to agree that it proves anything other than that it was edited to foreshadow the “winner” of the lip-synch. When they edit, they do know the outcome, as it’s already over. . .It doesn’t mean that they shot the bits in that order, it just means they put them together that way.
I’m confused because that’s exactly what the article says, is it not?
The article suggests it’s a conspiracy theory, as if somehow the winner is predetermined in the real time before the lip-synch starts. That it’s not a fair contest because the sound effects already exist before it starts. Or at least that’s how I read it. “Conspiracy” to me means that something is somehow unfair. “Foreshadowing” is not “Conspiracy.”
No, it straight up says “It seems that the show’s editors give a little hint, in the moments before the bottom two contestants lip-sync, about who will be sent home…”
The editors. Whom edit the footage after it’s already shot. They even call it a “hint”, which suggests that it’s put there for the viewers.
However, the headline of the article says “Conspiracy theory,” which might be poorly worded, buuuuut. . .at the same time, means “A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event.” Sooo. . .if it’s a hint, call it a hint.
Headlines are often misleading and written in the way that will best grab attention. Surely you are aware of that. They DID call it a hint, more than once. You’re refuting an article based on what the headline says instead of what the article actually says. The term “conspiracy theory” is often used outside the literal definition anyway, so that’s kind of a moot point.
Of course I know that. But it’s not a “Conspiracy theory” at all. That assumes that the outcome is pre-determined, which I’m not convince it’s not, but who cares? It’s just a tv show. And this article is poorly written. Who cares about any of it?
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