By Lady Cocoette
RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: The DESPY Awards
In the workroom, the girls are stunned by Pearl’s victory over Trixie Mattel. I don’t blame them. I’m still shocked myself. Pearl is “over” the judges. She clearly isn’t taking their words as constructive criticism. “I think I have great energy,” she declares. Lots of faces at that comment. Behind Pearl’s back the girls get a little more honest about her dubious win. “I gagged,” Katya explained. “I truly gagged.” Mrs Kasha Davis feels let down by Pearl’s attitude. “After trying for this for 7 years and someone is, like, ‘Uh, fuck this.’ That pisses me off.”
The next day, the girls seem refreshed. During her “she done already done had herses” message, RuPaul plugs her Drag Race Maquette (which is just a fancy-ass name for a small statue). She hint at some kind of awards show (which we already know from the title of the episode).
RuPaul tells the girls about a fan that made paper versions of iconic Drag Race looks. They’re actually quite stunning and clever. The mini-challenge has the girls making paper versions of classic celebrity red carpet outfits. I love challenges like these. It’s a chance to really see how creative the girls can be.
By Lady Cocoette
We start with the girls entering the workroom after saying goodbye to Jasmine Masters. Her message on the mirror: “Best of luck ladies, love J Masters.” The girls feel a void left by Jasmine’s departure. For Kennedy Davenport it was a bittersweet win since they were friends. She gives a “pop the corns and feed the children” in Jasmine’s honor. Miss Fame doesn’t miss Jasmine or her Jasmine-isms. “That’s disgusting. Let me pop this bunion and have the kids feasting for days? Are you kidding me? Who thinks of this s***?”
Since she sashayed away, Jasmine Masters has received an unusual amount of hate on social media. I think her loud voice and Porsha Williams-level intellect really rubbed people the wrong way. But tweeting death threats over a reality show about men in dresses is taking things too far. And it’s not ISIS upset about the homosexual agenda. It’s Drag Race fans upset about Jasmine Masters’ agenda. It got so bad, RuPaul had to weigh in with messages of support. Let’s slow our roll here, people. It’s just a tv show. As RuPaul famously said, “Anybody who can step out of the house with a pair of heels and some lipstick on their lips is my hero.” #EverybodySayLove.
It must be a super-sized Maxie-Challenge because there’s no Mini-Challenge this week.
By: The Fabulous Lady Cocotte
Once again, we start back at the RuPaul Drag Race workroom. Sasha Belle has sashayed away and everyone gets to read her message on the mirror: “Love you, mean it! Ging for the win.” Lots of scowls from the other Queens. Ginger Minj tries to hide her pleasure but she can’t stop a little smile from breaking thru. Katya cleans the mirror. And that’s the end of Sasha Belle.
We get to see the girls de-drag. I love watching the wigs and lashes come off. It certainly humanizes the Glamazons. Violet Chachki has a tiny waist which she accentuates with a very tight corset. I’d have a hard enough time wearing heels that long. Add a corset and a tuck? Ouch. The things women do for beauty.
Kennedy Davenport and Jasmine Masters still have a lot to say about team Trixie. They complain that they all look-alike and only care about aesthetics. Jasmine Masters really tears into them in her TH but she has special enmity for Violet Chachki. “Wear your panties girl. We don’t want to see that Barbie doll, mannequin s***. Cover that ass up.” She recommends, “panties, bitch.” Continue reading
By: Guest Blogger Lady Cocotte
Start your engines, fellow Drag Race fans. It’s that time again. And may the best woman win!
Let’s start at the end: the girls go back to the workroom after Tempest DuJour sashayed away. Everyone’s pretty shook up, not because they care about Tempest per se, but seeing someone leave really drives home the idea that no one is safe. Yes, you made it on the show but you have to fight to stay.
As the winner of last week’s Lip-sync For Your Life, Candy Ho cleans Tempest’s message off the mirror (Love yourself. Live your truth. You’re never too old to dream!). “Was it nerve racking doing the lip-sync?” they ask. “No, because I knew I was gonna beat her.” All the Queens laugh at Candy’s brashness and cluelessness. Luckily she was too busy cleaning to notice the shade. Continue reading
Yesterday, Banjo’s lawyer, @SarahK7272
was demanding a RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap and this morning one suddenly appeared in my inbox. This is great news because if your pet has an attorney, it’s best to keep the pet and the attorney happy. So without further ado, Here is a guest recap by frequent TamaraTattles.com commenter, Cocotte. Cocotte, is sometimes a Lady….and sometimes…NOT.
By: Lady Cocotte
The season premiere is finally here! We’ve been waiting a long time for this one. Season 7 was originally scheduled to start in January. When Logo and World of Wonder got vague about the premiere date, fans went crazy, looking for juicy tea. Finally it was announced that head judge Michelle Visage was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK (and therefore wouldn’t be available for press). Mystery solved. Not worth the drama it churned up. But we’re excited it’s finally here nonetheless.