It’s taken me a lot longer than it should to admit I’m not able to recap RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4. It’s been a great season so far. Gia Gunn, the obnoxious villain. All of Monét X Change’s leotards. The delusion of Jasmine Masters. And Latrice Royale. And Valentina. My heart broke when Farrah Moan slipped. I treasure Manila Luzon like an old friend (even when she throws competitions). Life and adulting and responsibilities sometimes force my hand but I’m not giving up on Drag Race. Join me here for weekly watching parties. We can kiki, banter, argue, rakatatiti tata. With the departure of the presumptive winner, the field is wide open. Who will become our season 4 reigning? Warning: This post (and comments) could contain Drag Race spoilers
Tonight’s tribute to Judy Garland is overstuffed with herstory. Way back in season 5 (otherwise known as the glory days of Drag Race), the queens were tasked with dragifying LGBTQIA service members. War can be a cruel mistress and Jinkx Monsoon’s partner seemed particularly haunted. It had nothing to do with his time in the Navy (pish posh). Dave was guilty of the vilest crime: killing Judy Garland. The fact that he chose to make the confession to a narcoleptic drag queen on national TV Just. Made. Sense. In honor of this iconic Drag Race moment, the All Stars transform their bff’s into drag siblings. Guest judge Frances Bean Cobain is cast merely to remind us of the famous photo of RuPaul holding her. Tell me I’m wrong.