By Lady Cocotte
The girls make their way into the workroom and you can tell they’re all genuinely upset about Katya leaving. Kennedy Davenport reads Katya’s message on the mirror: “Девочки! Я вас любитЬ! If you need me, you know where to find me. (The dumpster out back) XOXO Katya AKA The Brooke Hogan of drag AKA Diarrhea Perlman ♥♥♥.” We’ve seen the girls shocked by eliminations before but this one is the saddest. I guess Katya was everyone’s favorite. “I need a smoke and a nap,” Ginger Minj quips. That’s the story of my life, Ginger. The story of my life…
Michelle Visage shows up to tell the girls about their maxie-challenge (a challenge so big they’re forgoing the usual mini-challenge and even RuPaul’s “she done already done had herses” message). As always, the Queens are going to perform with RuPaul in a music video, this time for her song “Born Naked.” It’s a great final challenge because it incorporates dancing to choreography, lip-syncing, acting and fashion. In addition, they also get a one-on-one “meal” with Mama Ru. She serves tic tacs (because a girl’s got to watch her figure) and heartfelt encouragement. At least one girl every season cries. It’s good tv. Ooh, they’re shaking things up tonight. Usually only the top 3 perform in the video. This season, all four girls will shoot the video and when one is eliminated at the end of the episode, she will be edited out of the final video. Harsh! But also smart. There were a lot of girls who were eliminated right before the video that would have done an amazing job (cough, BenDeLaCreme, cough).
They start by learning choreography from Candis Cayne. No shade (because she’s younger than me) but Candis looks really mature tonight. I almost feel like I’ve watched her grow up on Drag Race. Or maybe it’s just that she’s more done up than usual and makeup ages a bitch. Ginger Minj knows that dancing is her achilles heel but she’s not letting it get her down. Instead, Violet Chachki is the one struggling a bit. Candis tells her to give it more of an 80’s, Cheryl Tiegs vibe. “I was born in ’92,” Violet snipes. Candis looks exhausted already. Continue reading