Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Rupauls Drag Race Season 5 Episode 5 Review
This season of Rupauls Drag Race they have REALLY got a good editor. I find with this season I dunno if the editor himself is funny or someone telling him what to edit is funny but the general pacing and editing of the show is just MORE CLEVER. Like COPIUS CUTS to Alyssa SIPPING ON A STRAW whilst "overhearing" a conversation with all of the QUEERDO TURTLE-ING that is unmatched by the best of any character actor had us howling. I mean (lemme see if I can find a pic, one sec) this episode Alyssa out of drag (O.O.D) was DON KNOTTS THE HOUSE DOWN. Hurray for that. The editing is so well crafted this season that its the first time I feel they are REALLY in control of what we think of the characters/contestants. I mean Alyssa (am I spelling it right) I really hate to love, but I do. They've really got us BOUNCING AROUND on her. Another character they really developed well and took almost ONE TO ONE from the film Pretty in Pink is Jinx Monsoon. I mean they basically have painted her as Molly Ringwald and I LOVE THAT! . If ANNIE POTTS shows up as a guest judge Jinx wins this thing. I love that they have taken these drag queens and made them interesting, complex, real people and not done the "Housewives/Bravo" thing and made them VILE DESPICABLE CREATURES. It must be an involved search. I wonder if they honestly sorta have a pow wow in casting and ask "who are some characters we love throughout time and WHERE DO WE FIND THEM?" or do they just sorta see what enters and then paint a story around that? Anyhow Jinx Monsoons portrayal of Little eddie MAY have been the best Snatch Game contestant ever? It was SEAMLESS, and good for her for choosing A CHARACTER. Over and OVER and OVER these DUMB QUEENS choose someone who is FAMOUS but has no CHARACTER.. its WEIRD. Its not about POPULARITY kids, its about CHARACTER. The best Snatch Game characters have never been the big stars of today... I commend Roxxy for TRYING a new character, but I didn't laugh as much as I wanted to, AND SHE DID THE SAME JOKE AT THE END AS CHAD MICHAELS/CHER LAST SEASON WHILE SITTING IN THE SAME CHAIR?! Ive heard of "Cher and Cher alike" but this was RIDICULOUS! Which brings me to IVY WINTERRRRRRS, poor thing, she's CIRCUS FOLK so the books she had were probably STOLEN BY A MONKEY. Its weird that someone can be creative but not be smart. I guess thats like a MECHANIC? (not to insult mechanics) Like you can solve problems creatively but aren't curious so you never actually get the wisdom part though you have the SKILLS??? She is a classic case of PRETTY CAGE....but NO BIRD. I think Michelles visceral reaction to anything green is curious but I get it, because I am the SAME WAY about stuff like DREAD WIGS! GOD I HATE A DREADED WIG. Contrary to Michelles critique I thought Deetox looked perfectly fine! Her legs looked long and we all giggled at the surprise CAKE TWIRL. I also thought that Puerto Rican needed to GO on PRINCIPLE ALONE. Her look for the final runway walk was not ANYTHING CLOSE to the required theme?! Im sorry but if you don't have an "Under the Sea" look in your GLAD RAG DRAG BAG you don't belong on RPDR. She wasn't THAT visually impressive, Ivy for example wins for PURE VISUALS, and in all honesty the girl who NEVER EVEN HAD A NAME (Word to the wise DO NOT make your name so hard to spell you can't be googled?!) really just looked like the GREMLIN THAT DRANK ESTROGEN from Gremlins 2... THATS WHO SHE SHOULD HAVE IMPERSONATED?! I was so glad they chopped her ignorant uninterested/ing ass. After this whole "Who's Diana Ross?" "Whats Edie Beale?" thing I just don't have time for uncultured kids. I KNOW its my job to teach them and I DO, but I'm not gonna drag anyone UP THE HILL. You are SO WELCOME to follow, and Im HONORED if you, do but DONT MAKE ME REACH BACK THERE?!! Why am I up?!?!? I went to the gym twice today, I did legs and then YOGA at night I am EXHAUSTED but can't sleep. Is it from Yoga? Yoga is new to me. I started in December and its really changed my life. I am very honestly coming into my body again. Its wonderful. I mean Im a person who has a hard time bending over to PUT MY THONG BACK ON and this has really helped. I am NOT flexible so I needed it because I could tell my body was slowly locking up and AGING. Im already feeling more flexible and agile but is this why I TOTALLY AWAKE at 2:21?? Im usually in bed by 11. Tonight I tried sleeping twice, taken two baths, written this... ugh..maybe Ill get all LADY WITCH and light a candle in the dark or something... Jinx... this ones for you....
Posted by David Mason at 2:35 AM