RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 5 – “GAY’S ANATOMY”

I know it’s not possible, but words can’t describe how badly I want to see a Ru-sical devoted to Tiger King. I mean, come on. If they tackle it, it won’t be for like two more seasons, and by then it will seem overplayed and obvious and unfunny. Like most of last night’s challenge. Even I’m…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 4 – “THE BALL BALL”

As we gather to watch and discuss this week’s Drag Race from our homes, let’s not forget all the LGBTQ entertainers, bartenders and nightlife staff that are already being hit hard. If you can, order a T-shirt, buy a gift certificate and contribute to bars’ online fundraisers so we have places we can go back…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 2 – “WORLD’S WORST”

It may be episode three, but it feels like the first real installment of RuPaul’s Drag Race. This season’s 13 queens are finally all together, and the results are … a little tiresome. Before we get into it, it’s worth noting that the Sherry Pie situation continues to affect the season. In addition to the disclaimer that aired…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 1 – “I’M THAT BITCH”

You’re not alone in thinking something felt oddly familiar about the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race new season. No, I’m not talking about the customary workroom entrances or Ru’s wig. For starters, the season is doing a two-part premiere, similar to season six. That was a particularly strong season, including queens like BenDeLaCreme, Adore Delano, Courtney…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 11 “GRAND FINALE”

As I sort of felt coming, RuPaul’s Drag Race ended, and all I feel is relief. It was an overly-long season that was capped with an overly-long finale. Sure, the right person won, but it came at the conclusion of a 90-minute finale that really only featured 20 minutes of content. Instead we were treated to extended…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 11, EPISODE 11 – “BRING BACK MY QUEENS!”

Woof. That certainly was one stinker of a RuPaul’s Drag Race episode. Full of fan-favorite, dependable challenges and a head-to-head lip sync between two queens who have yet to appear in the bottom two, all the ingredients were there for a barn burner. And yet? In the words of Mama Ru herself, “Meh.” Instead, all this season’s…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 11, EPISODE 10 – “DRAGRACADABRA”

We all know are queer people are magic, right? I don’t mean to generalize, but having heightened empathy, creative aptitude, connection to nature and enduring spirit does make me believe that queer people are basically witches. (Every time we take our PrEP with vodka-soda we grow stronger!) That’s why I’m surprised it’s taken RuPaul’s Drag Race so…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 11, EPISODE 9 – “L.A.D.P.!”

It seems last week’s loose Snatch has led to a much tighter race between our remaining queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race. We’ve finally axed about half of our starting lineup, so now’s the time for the front runners to really start swinging. And last night’s episode gave them just enough rope to hang themselves. That’s not to say…