Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Rupauls Drag Race season 5 First episode review.
The first episode is really never one of the better episodes and just more of a "meet and greet". The new season seems pretty great. Its YOUNG, which to me is FINE. I mean if I had my druthers Id have some more seasoned girls on as they usually have a broader library of references which I appreciate but thats not always the case as we saw with "Penny Tration" (cringing typing that name as its so DUMB and like a name your DAD would come up with trying to be cool). Now that said Deetox who is only 27 seems to have an EXCELLENT library of references as I saw her out Saturday night and she had two looks and both were ON POINT. The first was a cobalt blue Mugler suit with an ash blonde MICRO CRIMP wig (Be still my beating heart?!) and she did a performance to "NOTHINGS GONNA STOP US NOW!" ........WHAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!?!? Can I please give her the crown now just for that... PLEASE???? the second was a NEON PEACH (yes I said NEON PEACH) drapey body suit with same wig and a blue heel. I was VERY impressed. Im supposed to be writing more of this article but I can't stop watching Deetoxes "Mannequin" routine.... GOD BLESS her for acknowledging the fierceness that is Mannequin... OMG Here is RAVEN doing DEETOX doing MANNEQUIN?!?!... My brain just broke:( Ok, back to the other queens. Yes, there are a few very obvious sacrificial lambs. Being that this crowd is so much younger its much more PASSABLE. Jade is basically a girl and her personality kinda reminds me of UP ALL NIGHT on USA with Rhonda Sheer. Who cares that Jade did porn as a boy? I actually think when she was questioned about it she responded very well, but she'll never win because of it. It would be hard for me as a sponsor too hand a 100,000.00 check to someone who's done shitty fake Nazi porn. Despite the fact that I and any gay I know has a soft spot for shitty fake nazi porn. Ivy Winters I like because she looks like Jean Kasem who sorta looks like Grace Jones in reverse. Who's the one from Texas that they're painting as sort of a nosey neighbor? She looks good in drag I think actually. Kinda Kylie Minogue versus Sherry Vine. Alaska I feel bad for. She's cool enough Im sure, but too much like Sharon so why would we give her the crown? The Puerto Rican who is walking for AVATAR REALNESS when out of drag looks pretty good as a girl and in my opinion should have won the final challenge as her dress was clearly the best one. The spray paint ombre effect was beyond what I expected from her. Though should I have been surprised that the Puerto Rican queen was savvy enough to use SPRAY PAINT on a GOWN? Not at all. I think there is a Puerto rican queen spray painting a gown outside my window as I type! I think the production value has gone up a tiny bit and a HUGE AMOUNT for the Absolut commercials. I LOVE that they're featuring MICHELLE VISAGE and she looks GREAT in them. They should have NOT INCLUDED Phi Phi Ohara though. It would make me like Absolut more as it'd be a funny and cunt gesture and would win over fans. Im so excited about the season. I THINK I guess the winner every time first episode and I say Deetox for the win.
Posted by David Mason at 9:39 AM