Well, the anticipation is high for the next season of Rupaul's Drag Race, i.e. the most popular show about drag queens in the history of television. It premieres in January, we already know that SF's own Honey Mahogany is going to steal the show, but here's sloppy Seattle queen Jinkx Monsoon doing a drag parody of "Fergalicious," called, of course, "Jinkxalicious." [WOW]
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Chad Michaels triumphed over those other trashy queens on Rupaul's Drag Race All-Stars, and we kind of expected as much. That Shanel ... well, anyway we won't throw any more shade than has already been thrown around the gay interwebs today. These were all some professional queens, and we look forward to a new crop on the Drag Race in January -- including San Francisco's own Honey Mahogany -- and to not having to see another All-Star season hopefully for a while. (They'd be hard-pressed to come up with another 12 or 14 queens from previous seasons who would be worthy of the title, but we suppose Shanel, Raven, Jujubee, and probably Pandora Boxx would all gladly come back to compete again.) Anyway, Chad gave a lengthy post-show interview to the Sadvocate, and we're amused to find out that they must have shot sequences in which all four queens got to act like they won, because none of them knew the actual winner until the show aired -- a precaution against the chattiness of drag queens in general, because you know they couldn't help but tell someone. And, Chad has T-shirts you can buy in his online store, including this one that says, "I'm Cher, bitch." And look for Chad to arrive, soon enough, in a casino near you.
The first death that we're aware of has hit the Rupaul's Drag Race community with the passing of Sahara Davenport, a.k.a. Antoine Ashley, of Season 2. As with any good drag queen, no one seems to agree on how old she was, with some accounts pointing to 32 being her age at her death, and an official account from her family saying she was 27. In any event, her boyfriend of six years was fellow queen Manila Luzon (a.k.a. Karl Westerberg). Davenport died of heart failure on Monday, and we have no clue if it was drug related. Anyway, sad. Luzon writes, "In memory, Sahara asks that you, 'Live, love, and believe.'" [HuffPo, NewNowNext]
We don't know why we're still talking about this, but inquiring gay minds still want to know why Willam Belli got booted off Rupaul's Drag Race last week, and we think we have the answer. An anonymous source tells Le Fag that Belli's booting was for the most mundane of reasons: he repeatedly broke the confidentiality clause in the queens' contracts. Belli's boyfriend allegedly smuggled him in a laptop and cell phone, and he had been repeatedly tweeting and otherwise communicating with the outside world in L.A. during the taping of the show, which is a big no-no. And this is why they had to keep it all some big-ass secret and frustrate viewers with this mystery? Anyway. Whatever. We already don't care. And Sharon Needles better goddamn win. [Le Fag]
When in the history of reality television has a show kicked off a contestant for a rule violation without explaining what happened?! That of course is what happened on Monday's episode of Rupaul's Drag Race (sorry we just got to watching it last night). Off went Willam in the final moments of the show, right after he seemed to be acting moody and then puked off the side of the stage. We're pretty sure he was on drugs (oh, those WeHo queens), and he got caught with them, and all he'll admit to now is being "a troublemaker" -- probably because neither he nor the show wants to get him arrested for possession? Anyway, totally bizarre right?! And the release of that Chik Fil-A video by Willam and friends was so well timed ... right before the episode aired.
This should make some of you happy, we're certain: No-bullshit Rupaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage appears to have taken up a daily, or at least very regular, gig blogging on World of Wonder. In her first week's tenure, she has covered such important topics as Snooki, Katy Perry's hot-ass new boyfriend, Elizabeth Berkeley's pregnancy, and these insanely bedazzled $6,000 moon-boot pumps. We look forward, very soon, to her blogging about someone or something she really, really hates, and it will be funny.
We really wish some ambitious San Francisco drag queens, no matter how genderfucked or sloppy they are, would please get it together and try to get on Rupaul's Drag Race. We have a hard time believing Ru has simply discriminated based on city, and we feel it's more likely that S.F. queens have either a) self-selected as better than all that bullshit, or b) not really gotten their shit together to send audition tapes, etc. We know a few did a few years back, but there have now been FOUR seasons with ZERO representation from the S.F. scene. That's pathetic, girls. They're casting for Season 5, and no matter how much you think the show is dumb, it beats working the Clinique counter at Macy's, ok hunty?
We already have a favorite drag horse in the running of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 4, and it should be obvious, shouldn't it? Sharon Needles was the queen who got the loudest hoots and applause from the San Francisco audience we watched with last night for her zombie-apocalyptic couture. (She also is Dlisted's Hot Slut of the Day today.) But a San Francisco audience for drag loves anything that's totally gross/bloody/anti-drag/Leigh Bowery, so that of course makes sense. Anyway, we hope she wins. Above, a little video Sharon made for fans back in December before the show had even aired in which she talks about all the photos of kooky queers and queens who had already started writing to her. "I've been looking at your photos," she says, "and you're all fucking crazy looking. I love it."
If you're bored today, you can go here to Logo's Facebook page and watch the first episode of Rupaul's Drag Race season 4, which premieres on Monday. It'll only be up for the rest of the day, and they won't show you which queen gets eliminated (you have to tune in Monday for that), but we're sure some of you would like to get out ahead of this train on Facebook and start carping about who's a diva and who's a hot mess.
Our favorite moment: When the fat one says "This means the world to me," and Hedda pulls out a plate of nachos and says "More than this plate of hot nachos?" Reminder: Rupaul's Drag Race Season 4 premieres Monday, January 30, and gay bars the land over shall be a-hootin' and a-hollerin'. Hat tip: Wicked Gay Blog.
Rupaul's Drag Race, which first premiered three years ago with a grand prize package of like 25 bucks and a tube of MAC lipstick, has grown its audience and in its fourth season will be offering a whopping $100,000 prize, just like a real reality competition show! Here's the official trailer from Logo, and the show btw premieres Monday January 30. But why does the "pee on the floor" quote get used twice?
You can't fuck with the original superstars of drag. Above is a clip of "Police Lady 2" starring Lahoma van Zandt, RuPaul, Larry Tee, Lady Bunny, and Keoki. It's the sequel to "Police Lady" (naturally) and tells the story of Police Lady Poppy Anderson who brings justice to the killers of her young gay brother. RuPaul's Drag Race, eat your heart out.
Here it is, kids: the teaser trailer for the fourth cycle season of everyone's favorite tranny variety hour and reality death match, Rupaul's Drag Race. The theme here is "drag droids," but we have to say even without the robotic dance moves some of these queens look pretty special. And fierce. Did we say that? We said it. We can't wait for the story on that blonde with the lips. The show premieres, as always, in January.