RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 4 – “SheMZ”

Of course RuPaul, whose adoration for Judge Judy has been well documented, would have a sweet spot for TMZ on TV. The long-running FOX program takes the most base parts of E! News, distills them down to their most vile and then runs it all through a Tosh.0 filter. Like Judy, it’s become an institution (it’s renewed through 2023!), but its cultural…

18 RULES OF TEXTING ETIQUETTE FOR GAY MEN

Texting has been a mainstream thing for decades. We should know the rules by now (and yes there are hard and fast rules of texting). But my gay (male) friends and potential boyfriends (if they even acknowledge I exist) still don’t seem to “get” how to text. So I’m laying down the law, once and…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 3 – “GET A ROOM”

I don’t know about you, but my fragile state of mind couldn’t possible withstand such a ruthless Drag Race coup as was teased Friday night on All Stars. Had the ladies acted to oust this season’s (former?) frontrunner, it would’ve been forever known as The Red Runway. Luckily, however, we got away with just a slight scare. It…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 12 – “THE GRAND FINALE”

They say necessity breeds invention, and, if that’s the case, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 made invention a sloppy, little bottom. Already hamstrung by controversy, the shaky start to season 12 was just the beginning as production (and the rest of the world) was pummeled by the pandemic. Instead of the appropriately grandiose grand finale, the queens,…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 12 – “VIVA DRAG VEGAS”

Of all the tropes RuPaul’s Drag Race trots out each year, the penultimate episode (I don’t count the Ru-union) is perhaps the most dependable. In an attempt to maximize tension, the judges typically spend the episode lavishing near universal praise on the remaining queens. It’s not undeserved, but they want us to be on the edge of…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 11 – “ONE-QUEEN SHOW”

Even as someone who has seen countless friends’ solo shows, directed solo shows and, yes, I’ll admit, even performed one or two myself, I still can admit they are a tough sell. (Not quite improv or slam poetry tough, mind you.) They can get real self-indulgent and navel-gazey, real quick. You’ve seen La La Land, you…