Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CREME COULE'E

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?

22 comments:

  1. How fierce... 💙💛💚🧡💜 Conrats from us as well! 👏🏻

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  2. Hahahaha
    I'm done. DONE.
    You see, I had one with Miz Shea ready to go and then I decided to write about Madge. Guurrrl, when we say we're on the same wavelength.... This is why I heart you so hard.
    Ok, so back to Shea Couleé. She deserved it. My favs were Juju, Shea, Alexis and Mariah. I also think that the show should get back to what it did in seasons one through three. It'll still be a reality show but it'll tell us more about what the queens can DO. Remember Raja's money dress? Hunny!

    And yes, yes, yes! You have GOT to do RPDR recaps. I'd buy wine just to sit down and read them....

    XOXo

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    1. I really expected Mariah to last longer than Mayhem. And I kept flip flopping on Alexis and Jujubee for top three. But the queens show they do NOT vote on talent, like the judges would have, otherwise Mariah would have been there a show or two longer. I was happy with the outcome.

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  3. It was clear to me from the very start that Shea Coulee was going to win All Stars and things were set up so as to ensure that. She got robbed in her own season and this was make-up for that. I enjoy watching All Stars but the results are, in my opinion, staged and manipulated. Yes, clearly some of the Lip Sync Assassins held back -- way back -- in order that the other would win.

    I'm enjoying Canada's Drag Race too although I must say that Brook Lynn Hytes is getting on my nerves as a judge. She is just way too full of herself, I think. I hope Rita Baga wins (so fabulous) but I suspect Priyanka is being set up for the ultimate win.

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    1. Debs...The Brooke Lynn things doesn't surprise me. I have heard that many a time. I think she means well, but yeah...she keeps doing it. She also may have inflated a bit since her season. I saw Priyanka as maybe a top three or four. I will be intrested to see the outcome. Tynomia was suppose to get real far...she crashed early.

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  4. How fun. Creme is very striking. I met Jujubee two years ago, at Mpls. Pride. The sweetest, kindest person. Very great to her fans. And lovely and fun. I would have been rooting for her, too.

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  5. I'm happy with the end result. i would have loved Jujubee to win, but Shea really served some looks.
    I, too, liked Cracker but, while I was glad she went far, i knew she wasn't gonna win.
    I, for whatever reason, I can't put my finger on it, loathe Alexis Mateo. I just find she's almost a one-look pony.
    India? Derrick? The only thing they brought to the show was back blood.
    I did like Blair better this time because she had some killer looks. In her season she was too plain Jane for me.

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  6. Juju had been my choice, but it ain't called Normadesmond's Best Friend Race, is it?

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    1. You have to admit, that would be a comical show though Norma.

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  7. This is like trying to read in another language!

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  8. Missed it... We were streaming episodes of "Cursed." But, she's got the glamour!

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  9. I usually keep up on Drag Race, but for some reason I missed it completely. So tell me your favorite Queen of all time?

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    1. Well gurl....Lady Bunny is my ultimate supreme....but if your talking just on Drag Race I'd have to say...just one? Bianca Del Rio.

      But how about my favorite top ten? 1- Bianca Del Rio, 2- Jinkx Monsoon, 3-Ginger Minj, 4-Nina Flowers, 5- Latrice Royale 6-Roxxxy Andrewa, 7-Alyssa Edwards 8- Nina Flowers, 9-Sharon Needles, 10-Ben de la Creme

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    2. What do you mean Im number 8?!?!?!?!?!?

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  10. I would have been happy with Shea or jujubee. Miz seems very bitchy, deceitful and mean. No wonder no one seemed to warm to her.

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  11. Ongina... crikets.......

    "I do think there were other queens they could have brought in much stronger. Like Charlie Hides." BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You evil bitch.

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  12. Shea has the edge henny — and it starts with fashion. Yes I agree with your review here and Miz and just sort of mean...what is her problem?

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  13. I wasn't team Shea... but honestly she slayed the finale and her runways have been so good this season. Congratulations to her she was amazing ❤ I don't watch All Stars either usually.

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  14. Shea is a complete doll to work with! Yes, many will not know what goes on behind the scenes. When the editing is done it sometimes looks like a different show then we remember. Even we get surprised when we view the final show like you all.

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  15. Reading this reminds me of the way the press forced Cardi B and Nicki Minaj to hate one another. Like there's only room for one female rapper? How come this doesn't happen with male performers?

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