Tuesday, December 29, 2020

NEW YEAR, NEW QUEENS!

They back and their ready! God knows, no one enjoys RuPaul's Drag Race and drag queens more than I, and it's back for it's 13th season slated to begin on New Years Day yet. That has got to be some kind of omen for a fabulous year right???  I was hoping for a break for some time with the franchise...I mean in a 12 month time we have had Drag Race season 12, UK, Canada, Holland, and All-Stars. Can you say being in danger of over-saturation? I was really hoping for this to be the final season, but I have already heard season 14 is casting. I'd rather see a beat down, blow out show of all the past winners for one ultimate queen, and see Ru go on to other ventures. But at this rate......
I'm such an evil bitch.

 I also, yet again, think the show should be re-branded RuPauls Drag Race NYC. Yet again, 4-5 queens are from NYC for the last four seasons. This is a huge country, but yet, the queens are always from the same 4-5 big cities. Branch out I say, get even more local talent.  But this season does look intresting for a couple reasons. It's hard to keep good bitches down, and they competed safely and fiercely in a pandemic. The season will finally have it's first open trans queen competing, many of the queens go by one name, and it will bring about four different drag houses coming together on one show, not to mention a queen and her daughter on the same season. I really had to watch videos of the queens as I had not seen many of them in person except for the local queens in New York, who I think are going to dominate this season. As usual here are the queens and I'll even try to place them again.

Tina Burner- New York
How do you not love the name? Tina has been in a boy band, and is always ready to put on a show. This costume comedy queen is also the reigning National Comedy Queen of 2019, and this NYC queen will hopefully burn the house down. I have met and seen her at several shows, she is completely hilarious, and she brings the type of drag I really like to see. I don't see a win though. Placing-7th

Denali Foxx- Chicago
Chicago's ice queen, with a career as a professional figure skater, and she has a unique drag that incorporates ice skating and acrobatic elements, and centers herself with many water elements and color, but will henny break the ice? I see a mid queen here , much like Jan Sport from last season. Placing-8th or 7th

Kahmora Hall-Chicago
Chicago's premiere Mackie Barbie doll is here to define what it means to be dripping in luxury. As the essence of glitz and glamour, this queen knows how to turn on the runway and bring the style, as she is from the House of Hall, as in Jacinda Essence Hall, last seasons winner, but unlike her drag mother, I see Kahmora being one of the first gone.

Gottmik-Los Angeles
This queen and celebrity makeup artist is ready to win the competition one face at a time. Gottmik's skills are fierce! Her style on par with that of Sasha Velour, and her creativity out of the box, who just happens to be the first trans man on the show, who is changing the shape of drag. Very edgy  with a broad bag of tricks to pull out. Gottmik will be top three, and I dare say even the winner.

Olivia Lux- NYC
As this diva with a heart of gold, Olivia can melt a room with her dazzling smile. She tends to mix her old Hollywood style and background in musical theater together for many acts in her routines. She will be one of the nicest queens. I think she will do pretty well...Placing-5th


Kandy Muse-NYC
I can't lie. when Kandy is in the room, you know! This queen can be like Silky, but even more polished. She is downright funny and comical and is the "bad and bougie" Dominican doll from NYC and was Brooklyn Queen of the Year. Kandy hails from the House of Aja...who is her drag mother, and Dahlia Sin her drag sister. Kandy is a pro at being in the limelight and brings the whole package at the stage. Her wigs have always slayed too. I think Kandy will do very well. I see a top four queen.


Elliott, With 2 T's-Las Vegas
Elliott is a dancing queen known for her kicks and splits and this Las Vegas show girl is here to stand out from the crowd. She tends to have a very 80's aesthetic and has a background as a professional dancer. I have always loved Elliott's style and form of drag, but I see a early exit for her this season. Placing 10th. 

Tamisha Iman-Atlanta 
Tamisha Iman is one of the most experienced in the art form of drag on this season with 30 years! She is a drag mother who formed her own dynasty, and comes to the season with impressive sewing skills, as she makes all her own clothing, ensembles and jewelry, does her own wigs, and comes from a pageant background, and will be on with her drag daughter LaLa Ri. While no doubt she is a stunning queen, is she bring anything new? I see Tamisha leaving early as well. Placing 11th

Joey Jay-Phoenix 
Ah Joey Jay. Creative fashion, does not like doing wigs and is a powerhouse of dancing. This celebrated Jewish princess with her unmatched rhinestoning skills is ready to cluck and buck all. A little of Joey goes a long way...I find this queen to be full of herself, and can be a shit stirrer hennies. I see her having problems conforming to the shows wants, so I see an early exit. Placing12th

Utica Queen-Minneapolis
Did we not just have on Crystal Methyd?  Utica Queen is ready to wiggle her way straight to the crown. Identifying as the wacky wavy inflatable arm tube queen. I think she hoping to take the world by storm with her own form of goofy, pop art. She definitely has good, fun drag and a quirky style, but I think we've seen it before and it won't carry her as far as Crystal. Placing- 6th.

Symone-Los Angeles
This ebony enchantress is from the House of Avalon with sis Gigi Goode! As the first queen hailing from Arkansas who transplanted to LA, this confident small town country girl is ready to give fashion, some over the top wiggery, face, personality and heart. She is also pretty fun to be around too. I see a top 4 here also.


Rose'- NYC
Rose' all day I say!!!! Rose is at the intersection of wit and fashion streets. Rose can pretty much do it all. Great looks, dancing, singing and act. I have seen her once with the drag group Stephanie's Child with his drag sisters, Lagoona and last season's Jan Sport. I'm sure Rose' will sing and dance her way to the top, which is why she is my final selection for top four. She also isn't as annoying as Jan.

LaLa Ri-Atlanta
LaLa Ri is here to slay I think. This Atlanta-born powerhouse entertainer is ready to bring her mixture of sexy, classy and sassy to the show, along with her charming and fun personality. Of course she will be on here with her drag mother! But like her mother, I don't see LaLa getting far. Placing- 9th.

So there you have it. The polish and over all talent level appear to be mid to fairly high...maybe not quite as good as season 12, but should still be somewhat entertaining season. I have to admit to getting spoiled by the international versions where the queens are given more space for campy, freaky or less polished queens, instead of a parade of glamour pusses.

Oh. And did I mention I also think we might have more trade and hotties on this season, out of drag then ever before???  I could def get with Elliott, Joey and Rose for some fun!

41 comments:

  1. Drag Race 35! That was hysterical!! Sometimes it good to be an evil bitch!

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    1. That made me chuckle too and just might happen.

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    2. It is.I feel so much more yummier when im evil.

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  2. Well, my goodness. We don't watch faithfully. I don't know why because we enjoy the show when we do land on it. I'm down for seeing them all out-of-costume. Oh, wait. You meant just out of drag. 😉

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    1. Not much of my group watches much anymore either...a few of us. I think some are hungry for drag, but a new platform of it.

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  3. Great post! I loved the video.

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  4. Best of luck to all!
    xoxo :-)

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  5. I think you have access the queens pretty good. Being a queen, I do tend to agree with the show....its done. We have seen just about every queen on the show and it's now like every queen is just another queen from another season.. I tried to out for seasons 1-7 and gave up. Seems a huge Instagram following and social media presence helps get on...which Unfortunately just translate to the stage. I've seen many to girls at shows...and then you see the disappointment wash over the crowd when some of them can't deliver. Hence Tyra Sanchez issue.

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    1. I still watch..but your right. I find myself every year comparing this year's girls to past contestants....its rare we see any really new break out queen.

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  6. I cant wait to see who Ru sues first...you or Bunny. Looking forward to seeing our sisters.

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  7. Yes! I live!
    This is the tea I was hoping for. Totally agree with you with these queens. I don't see Lala-Ri or Kahmora going to the mid-season. I hope Joey stays (love me some shit stirrer, and she may get the bad bitch edit if Tina or Rosé don't get it). I hope Kandy does NOT reach the Silky heights of fuckery. I cannot stand Silky. Bitch didn't have one funny bone in her body. Annoying as all hell.
    I agree with the need to have queens from other cities, though. But like you mentioned in my post, the money that goes into RPDR nowadays is incredible. I wish we could watch the UK version and the Canada version without paying. Or stream them.
    But I'm ready. And you HAVE GOT to give us weekly Drag Race tea, Maddie. Pretty please? Tooting and Booting? Hot Tea with Maddie? Yes?

    XOXO

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    1. Kandy is funny and just loud like Silky...buy ends there...and a bit shady. Even polished queens i know have a problem getting on. My friend Magnolia had been trying for years to get on.

      I will try to post together once my back with my evil thoughts!!!!!

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  8. I will watch!!!! And I think you right. Gottmik is going to do very well if not win. And you damn well know Michelle will have major issues with Joey not wanting to wear wigs. I ADORE Tina...but i don't think she win. I love her energy.

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    1. Are you kidding... Michelle will probably loathe Joey.

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  9. Jenny.....you know i love me this show. I cant wait. I too like Gottmik...her whole concept is me.I also like Ithica I like weirdos. And out of drag? Sweet Jesus this season has trade on it!!!!!!!!

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  10. Oh, that Season 35 photo, LOL!

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  11. I agree with a lot of what you said. Also...Kandy Muse's wig? GAG ME!!!! And that rupaul meme!!!!!!!! I am actually surprised it's still on. I hope it doesn't reach 35.

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  12. Love it!!! Im looking forward to watching Gottmik, Olivia and Symone myself. I hear some good twist this year await us.

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  13. You know more about this stuff than I do. I love the media release theme of pastels...and it gives them equal footing. I was glad to see you have Kandy doing well. Im adoring the dress and mile high hair...and Tina as well looks like a hoot.

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    1. Tina is a hoot!!!! She is a good drag show.

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  14. Looks great!!!! I love your assessment and watch how well you predict. It's like fantasy football. But after that video i say screw the drag...how about doing Rupauls Porn Race!!!!!!!!

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  15. I'd be careful with that picture of Ru; she'll be gunning for you.

    Joey Jay and Rose outta drag? Yes, please.
    And Lala Ri, too!

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  16. You'd make a great insult comic...no one is safe around you!!! That picture of RuPaul is so funny and partially true...she will milk the show!!!!

    My top three are Tina, Olivia and Kandy.

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  17. I'm definitely watching the show this season now that I have your ratings and backstory on all of these Queens! xoxox

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    1. The runway and lip synch are always my favorite part of the show sweetcheeks.

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  18. 13 already? God love em'.

    XO and one for Jesus
    Miss R

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  19. What season is Pam Demic goin to be on? I mean, she's already taken the world by storm and is certainly no 'hoax'. The real thing, that queen has what it takes to go all the way (and frequently does). Perhaps she'd be spreading herself a bit too thin? I don't know. Is there a prize for chastity? (Of course, not.) Well, I'll keep waiting. I believe in Pam. That girl has the goods... she shoplifted them from Walmart! - Kizzes.

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    1. And people wonder why I wear my baggy sweats and three sizes to big parka to Wal-Mart.

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  20. Ok,.....I'm not a watcher, but, Joey and Rose are very attractive in boy clothes.

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    1. I'd love a Joey and Rose sandwich about tight now. But Joey would have to bottom.

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  21. Looks like a good season....but Gottmik....a trans man that is here for the art of drag?!?!?!?! Im here for that!!!!! And yes to smaller town queens too. I large Instagram account tells me shit.

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  22. All my coins are going on Gottmik...our hometown girl. But seems to me a lot of filler queens in here. As I told Suspense I haven't really watched since season 7 or 8. The international version have won me over more so.

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  23. It does look like a good cast! And your right about Joey J...he shouldn't unpack much.

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  24. There is so much I do not know about drag queens (that I want to know)
    Such as - do they retire? early?
    I should watch this show and learn

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    1. Why yes. Yes they do. I "retired" from drag last year when my beloved Raven was closed after being in business since 1957.i started drag at 22. I think that was a long enough run. You'd probably enjoy the show Spo.

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  25. i think a whole show of miss vangie and kandy muse would be highly entertaining

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  26. I love Ru and I STOLE that meme.
    I would've watched all those International Drag Races, but I ain't paying for more fucking channels. As for issues with the show, I think it's given us the brightest queens in the country (by brightest I mean clever & talented).
    What's left aren't quite as bright, but I'll still watch.
    Getting to the bottom of the barrel will make for some good watchin'.

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    1. And Lord know we love a good barrel to scrape the bottom of.

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