BenDeLaChrist has effectively reset RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 3. For the first time all season, the crown is up for grabs. Everything up to this point has been dress rehearsal. And the queens know it. Without their moral compass weighing them down, they prepare for war. Whether it’s plotting against a competitor or focusing on their craft, the top 5 are done playing.
With a tip of Ru’s hat to Drag Race’s nationwide audience, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stops by the workroom to get out the vote. Because his name is RuPaul and he’s here to recruit you.
My Best Squirrelfriend’s Dragsmaids Wedding Trip is a mashup of a Meryl Streep drama and an Amy Schumer comedy. The queens portray Oscar-worthy characters in a raunchy girl comedy. For the drama drama drama, Morgan is allowed to cast the film. Bebe gets the Queen. She thinks Morgan is calling her old. Shangela talks her way into Actavia (an ode to Octavia Spencer roles). Morgan takes Beige Swan, ensuring a Trixie/Kennedy battle for La La (not to be confused with Lala). When Trixie is cast as Sharon Frockavich, she sees Morgan’s machinations. Watch out, Trixie, she’s coming for you.
Ross Matthews directs this week’s oeuvre. Shangela is as good as you’d expect. Bebe lives her day-to-day life as The Queen so it’s shocking to see her botch the role. In an unexpected turn of events, Trixie soars while Kennedy plummets. If anything, Morgan may have simply cost Trixie the win (come on, you know she would have decimated as La La). But it’s a moot point because Morgan sucks all of the air out of the room. #AjaWasRobbed.
As the girls paint, Brian Firkus makes an appearance. Stripping away the queen, he shares his difficulties appearing aloof. I can totally relate. A big part of the reason I love Trixie is the man inside. But Morgan isn’t buying it. As the mayor of WeHo, she’s heard all of the rumors about Trixie. Bebe opens the door for Shangela to share some essential honesty: girl, you bougie. Bebe. Doesn’t. Understand. Why. Shangela. Thinks. She’s. Uptight. Morgan tries to prove how inclusive she is with her policy of pulling any Ru girl in her audience onstage, whether they want to or not. Please. She’s not fooling anyone with that passive-aggressive act.
Michelle Visage and Ross Matthews are joined by guest judges Garcelle Beauvais and Chris Colfer. The runway theme is Red For Filth. Two queens channel Lady Gaga:
Bebe in couture bondage and Shangela in inflatable spikes. Kennedy is pageant. Morgan McMichaels is Scottish. And Trixie has books on the brain.
My Best Squirrelfriend’s Dragsmaids Wedding Trip is a mess of fart jokes and more fart jokes. Editing wasn’t able to save anyone’s performance. Kennedy and Bebe stink and one of them will be in the bottom with Morgan. Shangela and Trixie should provide a fierce lip-sync.
Top two: Shangela and Trixie Mattel
Bottom three: Bebe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport and Morgan McMichaels
Kennedy and Morgan plunge headlong into survival mode. Bebe stays out of the fray. She doesn’t consider herself up for elimination and she doesn’t want to remind anyone that she is. Chi Chi DeVayne didn’t want to be season 3’s Roxxxy Andrews but Kennedy does. Shangela has found her number 2. Morgan works in the LA drag scene with both Shangela and Trixie and they fear her. Bebe might be going home tonight.
Shangela and Trixie perform Freaky Money by RuPaul featuring Big Freedia. Shangela’s gimmick du jour: A fat suit. The judges think she’s hysterical so I must be a snowflake. Her performance is mesmerizing. Shangela is the definition of a gifted performer. Trixie might as well be dancing in the corner. And she knows it.
Shangela eliminates Morgan. This time, Margaery explodes Cersei.
Next week: It’s already the grand finale! The final 4 write, sing and dance in the most ambitious production number in Drag Race herstory. And one last thing: the bitter Bizzaro queens are back.