Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DRAG RACE OBSERVATIONS

 RuPaul's Drag Race started off the season 9 premiere with a bang, introducing guest judge Lady Gaga, finally...and what an entrance, and ending the episode with a shocking twist. I finally saw it Monday when I got back in. And I was highly impressed with the breath of fresh air Ru has given the show. Like most season's there’s one contestant that’s so confident in herself, and so uniquely talented, that the true race becomes who will make it to the Top 3 — because who’s getting the crown is already a forgone conclusion. This may be the case with season 9. If we’re going to pour the tea dalhings, we have to say that half this cast feels a little lackluster at the jump… however, if anyone knows how to keep a show fresh, it’ RuPaul. My observations....

1- First off... Lady Gaga was everything! And her being there affected every one of these queens, It was a touching moment I thought for both parties.

2-Luckily, there are several queens who come in hot. One them for me was Nina Bo'nina Brown. Not knowing anything about this one, I reserved comment. The moment Nina Bo'nina Brown enters the work room, we are transfixed. She’s got that “it” quality that instantly sets her apart from the rest of the girls. Her work on the catwalk only further impresses on us that she’s one of the ones to beat this season. We will see. We have seen some queens get over confident, and the stress of competition takes even the most confident queen apart, then not win.


3-So aside from Nina, there’s  52-year-old Charlie Hides.

A seasoned queen! His experience, seasoned talent and naturally hilarious personality will make him an easy fan favorite. Having the oldest contestant ever be named as “America’s Next Drag Superstar” would also exemplify all that is so great about this series — it would be very on-brand for the compassionate and inclusive philosophy of the way Ru looks at our humanity and our future to go for it with Charlie. Having see him, he's a absolute riot. I have long adored him.

4- This season’s Detox, bald-headed beauty Sasha Velour, could be the dark horse of Season 9. I'm excited to see all the kinds of crazy this queen will send down the runway in the coming weeks, and she is a true artist, hence last week's video I posted. It's not often these days we come across the avant garde.

5-Drag baby Valentina, who’s only been working in the field for 10 months, wins my first impression rose for personality. She is a delight to watch, and adorable as hell as a boy, but is probably to green for a top three I think.

6- These days in drag, Brooklyn is where the fresh ideas and looks are coming from. And I agree completely with Lady Gaga on Aja. She will surprise us constantly. If she does half of what I have seen her do, she should place top 5 at least. But I don't see a win.

7- I knew nothing of Eureka, but I am enjoying her outlook, style and her camera time. Do I like her as much as Latrice or Ginger? No, but I still enjoy her and want to see more.

8- LOVE Alexis Michelle. Just wait till she's warmed up. I'm still getting a top 5 vibe here.

9-Jaymes Mansfield should be cute. But I'm not feeling anything about this queen, except annoying as hell.  Another one I'm not feeling is Kimora. I licked her once. Bitter, just as I excepted.

10- LOVED MICHELLE VISAGE'S HAIR STYLE!!! I also love that she snipes with Ross Matthews. I'm with her on this. I could never take that voice of his for a full hour. You can tell she wants to scratch out his eyes.

And right when we’re ready to sashay away for the premiere, RuPaul announces there’s one more SURPRISE...... it’s to make way for a 14th contestant will be joining the series. I had heard rumors of this but wasn't sure whether to believe it. My guesses would be.....

This list would not be complete if we didn't guess Shangela first... because we've learned to never count her out. But I don't think it's her.

Who didn't love the hilarious and fabulous Cynthia Lee Fontaine? And by the figure they showed, the queen appeared to be smaller framed, a pretty good chance it might be her.

Mama Ru could bring back the dramatic but loveable Acid Betty.
 
If there was anyone from the most recent season that would make for an entertaining addition, it would be this queen. As the fifth contestant voted out, she left early enough in the season that a second chance is more than warranted. But again the figure looked too short to be her.

Laganja Estranja has gone on to be one of the most divisive queens since competing during her season of the show. Her addition would not only make for an entertaining choice, but a reflective one. She's grown so much as a queen since her time on the series. And Laganja has the style of that outfit the shadowed queen was wearing.

and finally...April Carrion.
This queen left early in her season and is due for another opportunity. Her aesthetic fits perfectly with the current queens competing for the crown this season. She wasn't given a chance to show off her full potential as she was the fourth queen to leave the competition. And again, that shadowed figure looked much like her figure and that hair style. She'd be my other best guess.

Who is she? I haven’t a clue, but those are my best guesses. And though I've now watched that ending moment of the premiere a zillion times, I still can’t confidently figure out a solid guess. Who ever it is let's just sit back and enjoy the drama unfold.......


23 comments:

  1. We enjoyed the first episode too. I was thrilled to see Lady Gaga on it!

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  2. A interesting read and I agree completely. I would love to see a weekly observation post.

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  3. i disagree about Nina bonina......her and kimora but feel dirty to me. are we gonna see body fitting dresses and masks and face enhancements from the other all season. that's not drag to me.

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    1. Ms. Moorecock, who put a porcupine inn your panties this morning???

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  4. Drag race is my guilty pleasure on a sunday morning

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  5. I agree with that assessment pretty much. I do like Nina, but I do hope she will switch it up unlike her shows I've seen. She is very creative. What's the chances of th 14th bring Willam????

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    1. Nill! Willam doesn't need the show anymore and too big for it. willam is already huge and well known, with a following.

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  6. I agree you should do a weekly post. I always like to see what everybody is thinking. I can't not stand Kimora either or Trinity, having been backstage with both. Worked with Eureka several time, she is hilarious, both a don't think she'll win, especially if ginger or lattice couldn't pull it off.

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  7. Having been a fan of Charlie Hides for a while now I'm team Charlie.... but I do very much like Nina so far. So if these two make top 3....I'm happy with that.

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  8. I'm still trying to wheedle my queens down so I can remember all of them, but, yeah, I was taken by Nina Bo'nina Brown and Sasha Velour.
    And I'd never thought about Acid Betty coming back and I would lovelovelove that!

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  9. i'm always befuddled at the beginning, but nina is amazing;
    no befuddlement there.

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  10. Right from MTQ I've just thought Jaymes Mansfield was a big old mess. Or young mess. Whatever, she's a mess. And will someone teach the poor child to create cheekbones? She looks like she just fell face first into a bunch of powder. then stuck some eyelashes on. Badly. Favs so far, Alexis Michelle, Nina Bonina and, surprisingly, Farrah Moan

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  11. I'm just glad to be watching first run now since it's on VH1. We never had Logo since our cable channel stopped having it 9 years ago. Had to catch it on the internet.

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  12. Overall enjoyed it, but the thing that irked me was that we barely know these queens at all becomes a major liability when the show almost immediately moves from the introduction to the final runway, and we're expected to judge them both on a look that showcases their hometown spirit and a look that, paradoxically, forces them to imitate Gaga. Nothing introduces queens like (a) removing screen time and giving it to a superstar, and (b) making them imitate said superstar. I think I'll like the second show better.

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  13. I hardly know any of these queens. Why can't they get more known queens to draw in more people. Some of them are pretty darn stunning though.

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    1. Well , well known queens I feel shouldn't really be on here. It's suppose to be a platform to help get less knowns I chance and jump start.

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  14. Okay, somebody is missing the point here: why was RuPaul NOT in drag at all in this episode, God help me!? I tune in half the time just to see what he's wearing.

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  15. Aja's makeup literally offended me, as a lover of war paint myself. But I'm team Charlie I believe. She's crazy!

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  16. Charlie Hides is legendary, have you seen her youtube videos? she may have just been brought on for the snatch game, but I would never count out an old experienced queen.

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  17. It was a great show with fun dragtestants, But my understanding is that no one will get eliminated at all? Am I wrong? Like the whole season will be all the queens?

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    1. I'm confused by that also. I had read that myself somewhere. I don't know that's true.

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  18. Wouldn't it be great if Lady G was there for the entire season?????

    Happy Thursday! Hugs!!

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