Is it me or does it seem like Drag Race All Stars 3 is now a distant memory? The All Star shows are entertaining, but I'm always thirsty for the new talent. The Season 10 premiere didn't disappoint, starting with my favorite part of the show.....the best moment.... RuPaul's introduction of superstar guest judge Christina Aguilera as "a queen we all know and love."
She was excellent on there too. I have always been a huge fan of her and her voice. So I ate that right up.
Now this post will be more of my observations, than a recap....I don't know I'll have the time to do a weekly recap, but I'd love to hear what y'all think too. Overall, I think this is going to be a entertaining season with so many popular queens out there currently.
Eureka seemed well on her way to the finale last season but worries she'll now be cut if she doesn't step up every single week. Her fears seem legitimate, given the queens who sashay into the workroom this season, but I think she will do pretty well. I already love the energy she adds to the workroom, and she's much more polished already since her season. Her dime store ensemble was adorable.
Lets face it...there is going to be a throw down between the box of Miz Cracker and the Age of Aquaria. Both highly stylized queens. I have seen them both, but never sensed any rivalry, but I do believe it's been a touchy subject on their style being so close together. Both cast for good tv viewing perhaps? Both will go far in the season, but Miz is just a twisted funny bitch. One's sides alway hurt when she's around. I adore Aquaria, but the few times I met her, didn't pick up on much of a warm personality...sorry girl. But she is fierce! Miz Cracker's look in the drag on a dime was chic and edgy, sold completely by her emotive runway performance. I'm loving Cracker more and more. But...there was the similar make up style as Aquaria's.....Ohhhhhh gurl.......
So nice to see Mayhem Miller up in the house at long last!!! I have been touting for her to get on in some time.Mayhem Miller comes with a serious drag pedigree, and I thought she did very well last night. I mean any queen who can turn out a cartwheel in a floor-length gown, is just sickening. Mayhem has a heart of gold and a wonderful personality. I have always said she has a great drag name.
In my original recap, I didn't know much about Monique. I feel she will do pretty well though, not a win, but should do well. She was a scream I thought. Her jokes and one liners had me cracking up. She should keep the girls sides splitting. I think I'm going to enjoy watching her.
If people are looking for Kameron Michaels to be loud and very interactive, it won't happen. Kameron is a sweet heart I've gotten to know on Instagram...but he is one that will keep to himself and is on the quite side. I don't see the win, but I think he will fly in under the radar far enough before being taken out. There is no denying he is hot as a boy and downright flawless in drag for being so built. Kameron has some very stunning numbers I have seen him in, and if he whips these out.... look out. He did come across just a bit laid back though, but this "muscle queen" Kameron stands out because the other queens are so thirsty once he's out of drag.
In person and on paper Blair St. Clair is the it drag queen. A Broadway queen. I want to like her so bad, but I still think she will only get midway. I can't put my finger on it, but there is something that bugs me about her. If I figure it out I'll get back to you.
Kalorie Karbdashian Williams is a twerking plus-size queen. I actually liked her infectious laugh and personality....and her face is flawlessly painted...but I still say she'll be top 3 gone girl. Kalorie is covered in fake money for the drag on a dime challenge -- but doesn't take it to the bank. But I thought she lip synch was tight.
The plucky Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. I said she would probably be in the first two gone. That being said, I did enjoy her personality more than I thought I would, and found her to actually be funny.I was fully prepared for Vanessa to slay this, given her drag family. But Kalorie quickly pulls out ahead, twerking and werking it out. Vanessa looks uncomfortable and nervous, which results in a half-baked performance. No bam! Just blah.
Get ready, hennies. This season seems like it could be a lot of fun. To see my original post with predictions you can read that here. What do you guys think? And remember...
Eureka started out as a small country child in the heart of East Tennessee.
Standing 6’4 and that’s without heels, ya'll, Eureka represents for all the big girls as the PLUS SIZE drag super models of the world! Her passion has led her to compete on 9 national stages before the age of 26. One of Eureka’s goals is to give bigger people around the world the confidence to go out and live their dreams. With her live action, plus size, fun-loving, Barbie-style, high energy, nothing-but-smiles spirit, working or simply being in the company of Eureka is a roller coaster of uplifting confidence and discovery of self joy. Eureka quickly moved to a loved member of the community all across the country as she continuously records and debutes her battles and successes through social media. Eureka's passion for elephants is a reflection of how she percieves herself and wants to see the world! She regards them as a representation of size-positivity, kindness, and family. One thing I like most about Eureka's style is her wigs. Gurl can do a excellent piled style. The higher the hair the closer to God! Good luck to her on drag race this season.
I'll tell you this right now, the Snow Queen this year is not giving up here throne too soon to her on coming sister, of Spring. We here, as many in nearby states I'm sure, are getting yet another snowy Nor'easter. High winds, sleet and snow. 10-18" excepted. Needless to say it was yet another day off...but who's to complain? It only meant a morning of leisure in my underwear with a huge pancake and bacon breakfast. I do actually like the snow when it's fresh. After a day or two when it's dirty, and people trampled in it....it can go away. I captured this picture last night after dinner in New Hope when the storm started. The town was very peaceful.
Today was spent as I said in my undies and eating. My neighbor Deedi who broke her foot was in need of some staples from the store. I told her I had a quart of milk I just bought and some butter she was welcomed to. So I walked to her place to drop the things off. One the way someone had quite the sense of humor.
And her dog, Lucia wasn't having any of going out.
We shared a cup of coffee and she wanted to know the latest dirty gossip with the Mistress. As if! Upon leaving she gave me a lovely potted violet for making the trek. Upon getting back I spotted the fox, which I have since deemed, Wiley. It's not often you see him in the day time, but there he was by the mailboxes, as I fumbled with my phone to capture him. May be the closest I have got a picture yet. I wanted very badly to pet him, but I'm sure he would run. yet another great snow moment.
Once in I had yet another coffee and enjoyed some usual suspects.
Junco's. I love to hear their lovely song. My neighbor below, loves that I feed the birds. She said it's nice to hear bird songs in winter also.
Red Bellied Woodpecker
And then the cardinals. The female was cracking me up!
Her mate was on the other end of the sill.......
....he was embarrassed she was stretching to appear looking in the window!
*graphic carnage ahead*
But then alas.....the first casualty I have witnessed at the Casa du Borghese. The Red Tailed Hawk returned and this time got a victim...a poor little red house sparrow.
I understand he has to eat too, but I then explained to him that the Mistress will not allow carnage at my feeders and sill. After he left, most of the birds returned...several jay and cardinals families. Then I was going to put some of my winter touches, like pine and berries, around the Casa away like in these apothecary's.
and put a few Easter decorations out.......
But I'm confused...is it winter or spring??? Easter is right around the corner and I don't have a thing up .....or have I made any Hot Crossed buns yet. So I just put the stuff away for now, but did make the Hot Crossed Buns.....while listening to classical music.
A new project has surfaced the last few months in Philadelphia with a good friend of mine, Preston, and another photographer friend of his, that will place drag queens hosting a movie night . Most of the movies have been Oscar winners. Each queen has been photographed, and then given a movie that captures their style or personality, only the movie title will be changed to a spoof. The pictures have turned out nice, and we will wait for the finished product, with the movie verbiage, and what charity the ticket money will benefit.
Chasity St Cartier in
Midnight Drag Queen
Boston Rae Michaels in
The Queen's Speech
Miriam Webster in
Drag Queen Sings the Black & Blues
It's Bev Bitch in
Around The Glory Hole in 80 Days
Carmen Dioxide in
How Red Was My Valley
Ariel Versace in
How The Drag Stole Christmas
Cleo Phatra in
Silence of the Clowns
Aida Snatchwell Stratton in
Million Dollar Diva
Pissi Myles in
One Flew Over the Rat's Nest
Satine Harlow in
Drag Doll Millionaire
And yes, the Mistress Borghese in
The Shape of Gin.
I'll keep you posted when and if the shows are a go!