Sixth episode, and I still have opinions! If you haven't already, read my review for episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, and episode five.
As before I've already given you a spoiler warning in the title and the cover photo and here's a third. Consider yourself warned.
Another episode with interestingly grey performances, some great looks, not too much drama, and personal reveals that I'm not going to get into because I want to crank this out by tomorrow and that's not enough time to do the topic justice. That's essay territory.
1. Kameron's legs, though.
Either she doesn't shave her legs and just wears so many pairs of leggings that you can't tell, or her hair grows FAST.
2. This mini challenge.
I'm all for buffoonery; it's part of my brand, but do you think that they gave the queens advanced notice that they should wear dispensable clothing?
3. Where is your hat, Ru.
Where is your hat.
4. Eureka's response to that politics question.
Her response was in two parts. First was 'drag is a distraction from politics which are icky', and the second part very lightly touched on 'we are being ourselves, and that's empowering'.
I really wish the Vixen had gotten this question, because in the very first episode she explained her drag is first and foremost political.
Now I'm not saying "omg Eureka how dare you not engage in politics." Quite the opposite. I think that at its core, all drag is political whether one intends it or not.
So when Eureka opened with 'drag is a distraction from politics', it struck me oddly. I get the message, but I think you can have it both ways. Drag can be an escape from the negativity one might associate with politics by engaging in an art form that is a positive and fabulous form of politics.
Does that make sense?
5. Kameron's hat
I've been bingeing Lady Gaga's early albums for the past few days so this is everything for me right now.
6. I love Monet's look.
Like, it wasn't focused too much on the hat, but the colors and overall presentation make up for that.
Inadvertently giving me Super Mario Odyssey villain realness.
I'm actively disappointed that we didn't get to hear judge critiques about this. They shoulda judged everyone as individuals.
10. Blair vs. Vixen in the lip sync is such a fascinatingly polar opposite pairing.
And we sympathize with both of them, which makes it so much harder.
I hate when the filler queens are gone and we're left with the queens that the editors forced actual emotional connection on us.
11. Nooooo. Blaaaaiiiirrrr.
Part of me was really hoping for a non-elimination. But that didn't happen.
I wasn't too surprised because the editors snuck in that little testimonial at the beginning of Blair that didn't have much content and was just "I really need to do good this week," that always means "this queen will do very well for the sake of an arc or this queen is about to beat it," and it was the latter.
RIP Blair. May you have a wonderful time on tour.