All Hail the queen!!!!!
This weekend, Shea Couleé was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season five. The final three queens in Friday night’s episode—Jujubee, Miz Cracker, and Coulee were left standing, and I really think the best queen won... a huge Condragulations to Shea Coulee on the crowning moment....That’s undeniable. It was Coulee’s inventive looks, and the rich backstories behind them, and the later challenges where she really brought the fashion drama...that won her the trophy and a permanent spot in the show’s hall of fame. STUN,NING Gurl!!!!! I by far thought she did much better on this season then her original one.
Now I know Sixpense and Mahogany Empress are itching for me to do Drag Race recaps, and who knows down the road. It is rare I watch All Stars at all. I'm not usually a all stars type viewer. I would still like to see all the past winners of the regular seasons come back for a final drag showdown. THAT would be a serious blood bath for the one ultimate title. Some of my thoughts on the season.
If I had to give the season a rating of lipsticks out of ten, It would be a 6. I saw the top three from day one...no surprise here. And for being All Stars, many looks and performances were lackluster I thought. Not the most entertaining. As Michelle said, it's all stars you need to bring 100% or more to every challenge.
More and more queens are slowly coming out and getting pissy, and saying the producers are getting worst with the editing, pitting queens against each other where there is no drama, and creating tensions, which I feel is a shame. I think its more intresting to see their life backstories and the queens getting along. They should show more of the kiking and chemistry of the getting ready like at real backstage shows more. I'd hate to see this turn into a circus of another noise reality show. In general the show also needs to get back to the basics of season one. They need more home town queens who are not so well known and established. What some of these queens spend just to get on the show is though the roof these days. In the early days the queens created from scratch all theirs ensembles. Now once accepted on, they get a list of the challenges and the main foundations of the garments are long done. Latrice once said what some queens are spending to get on. It's jaw dropping and that's not what drag should be about.
No big shock Derrick was gone first. I don't even know why he was there.
I met India several times. He is definitely a shit stirrer and hard to get to know. But no denying, that bitch has come along way on his drag persona and is one queen who will bring the house down with his dancing. I was glad he had a better season then he did on his season.
Ongina? Ohhhhhhhh dear.
Alexis Mateo brought it!!!!! There is just something about her that just radiates fun and good times. I have heard she is very fun in the dressing rooms at shows. I also think she was totally robbed on episode 6. Blair St Clair should have had to go that night, both her main stage and the main challenge was ripped to shreds by the judges. Alexis's huge red Solo cups gown was jaw dropping, and gurl can walk a walk in old school drag style. Grated she would have been gone the next episode, but she should have not gone home that night. Hence my next point...the voting.
Didn't like the voting, and not a fair way to do it, as witnessed by Alexis Mateo's departure. The voting SHOULD be based on what the judges say in feedback, the main challenge, and the main runaway, yet the queens sent her home based of things they had no idea were true or not, and work room antics...and not on the talent. Had the judges and Ru did the eliminating the old way, Blair would so have been gone.
And I'm sorry...Blair is a swank queen, but I think I enjoyed her more on her season better.
I did like the Lip Synch Assassin twist. But I don't know I call them them all assassin's. I mean, really.... the only three were Alyssa Edwards, Morgan McMichaels, who is probably the best lip synch performer in the shows history Ru says, and Roxxxy Andrews. And even then, Alyssa was holding wayyyy back I thought. I don't know what happened. I have seen Alyssa many times, and that she didn't take that???? I do think there were other queens they could have brought in much stronger. Like Charlie Hides. Oh snap!
I was for Shea or Jujubee to win from the beginning. Miz Cracker is talented and no denying some of her looks are jaw dropping, but I'll be honest, something about that one is off. I also don't care for her personality. I never really had her on my queens to watch list....and how many times did we have to see her do a one piece with knee boots, a jump suit in some incarnation, and big padded ass??????? But her Bar- B-Q look was very fun. She's just one of those queens I will never see eye to eye with.
During the final show, when the three lip synched, and Shea took the stage I knew then she had it!!!!!! The other two just fell apart with the song. And I didn't care at all, for Clap Back...not one of RuPauls better songs. They definitely need a new challenge for the final show. Tell Ru to get in her own video girls. Bwahahaha!!!!!
As afar as Canada's Drag Race, I've seen bits and pieces. I really think Rita Baga, Jimbo and Scarlett Bobo will be top three. But these queens are more my speed...true camp and don't have to be highly polished or fishy to be on the show. And I agree with the ones eliminated already, although I think Iiona Verly may be next to go.
What did you think?