Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Rupauls Drag Race Episode 4 Season 7 Review... Why Trixie deserved to die

Im so happy this episode happened because I was just having this discussion with friends as to why knowing your history of fierceness is important and this episode really does a fantastic example of doing just that and why its so crucial to know the difference between and importance of our ICONS OF FIERCITY.
Last Saturday I was at my friends house doing a game night of "Celebrity". Well Sheena Easton and Teela from He-Man were thrown in the mix and half the crowd "early thirty somethings and communist era escapees" had no clue who they were. Now I understand if half the room is going "How can you possibly not know the importance of MAGICAL LADY NUMBER 547-subcategory B-17?!?!?" you're going to have a defensive reaction because its mildly humiliating to be shamed for not knowing something AND the simple fact that you are not from the COUNTRY or ERA means you've heard this a MILLION times before and its really hard trying to know every fucking lady and why they're important. Yes, it is A LOT but THATS WHY WERE SO FIERCE BECAUSE WE KNOW A LOT?! A shallow pool of references makes for an uninteresting person. Its also REALLY IMPORTANT you learn this stuff otherwise you will LOOSE LIKE TRIXIE MATTEL?!
Our friends were trying to argue that its the here and now thats important and how can these old people matter blah blah blah, I understand its all you can say because admitting that you were standing in line for toilet paper while we were watching Sheena sell asymmetrical hair, half tees, and hardbodies at Ballys just SUCKS and nobody wants to go there BUT GOD DO I WANNA GO TO BALLYS?!?!
The thing is you have to remember that ALL PLANES OF CONSCIOUNESS ARE HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME, so there is no OLD or THEN what is fierce "then" is the same fierce as "now" and it happens everywhere. Its happening right now on some branch in the jungle where an Orchid Mantis is hanging out on an orchid waiting for its prey and its AMAZING.. same thing as Sheena Easton.. no different all the same cosmic energy so its important to take it all in for the greatest understanding for as we know those who can see the future coming OWN the future AND those who don't know the past are condemned to repeat it so therefore knowing the past is crucial to the future!!!
This bring us to Trixie and Pearl. Im basically just chopping the entire episode because really not much happened. They did parodies of Rupaul songs and they were all like EH. The "winner" Kennedy Davenport was a WTF moment. She wasn't funny or good or anything. If I had to pic any of them I would have said Katya should have won. She was the best performer in the challenge and I thought she had the best runway look as well. Kennedy Davenport, the dollar bill dress lady who is just someones DAD IN A DRESS, and Kandy Ho gots to go. I mean the dollar bill dress lady is like DRAG FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE and I DO MEAN THAT AS AN INSULT. Kennedy Davenport is so low rent she accepts tips in form of WIC CHECK. I mean all that going on backstage in Untucked with her about padding.. padding to me is CHEAP. I mean Im fine with it but its so just…. TACKY. I understand a little padding if you like thats totally cool but those ladies are the CHINESE BUFFET of padding.. "ALL YOU CAN PAD FOR 3.99" .. CHEAP... its such a third world concept in my eyes, and I am judging them for not knowing that. I think if padding is important to you it means the females in your life were fat which means you were poor and that you see women as GLOBULAR OBJECTS, not POWERFUL CREATURES and you shouldnt embrace that because holding on to negative family traits just because they're familiar to you is not exact a gesture thats TRANSCENDENT is it? Lets not celebrate your families terrible life choices, much like Laganja and her "celebrating" marijuana… just NO.
Anyhow the final lip-synch caused quite a stir with some people as it was Pearl versus Trixie Mattel and Trixie lost. Now I IMMEDIATELY received a text message from my former communist friend saying "How is this possible Trixie was so much better?!" well see if he had known his fierce history he would have known how WRONG Trixie was for doing the COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE CHARACTERIZATION of Debbie Harry and her song "Dreamin'". Trixie did this like GOOPEY CUTESY THING of a performance to BLONDIE…. WRONG?!?! BUZZER SOUND FROM FAMILY FEUD.. Anyone who knows Debbie Harry knows how insulting it is to portray this edgy New Wave/Punk queen as CUTESEY. It was actually RUDE. The only way I can actually sort of describe it for the children of today would be like if you took a Lady Gaga song and then did it as though you were KATY PERRY. The Gaga fan would just go "OMG STOP?! WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?!" but you see neither Trixie nor my friend knew this AND THATS WHY THEY LOST. I actually thought Pearl was GREAT. She had the glazed over eye/Gozer the Gozerian/ I am channeling a higher power/ Grace Jones robot hunting prey thing and I was REALLY INTO IT! That is MY kind of lady! Whats even more amazing is her outfit was ALMOST EXACTLY TEELA?!?!?! This person is CLEARLY in touch with the higher powers?! Its just as I said before Teela is the same as Pearl, which is the same as a King Cobra, which is the same as a fierce roller coaster, which is the same as LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM which I had the poster of in my bedroom as a child because I KNEW IT HAD TO FIERCE even though I never saw the movie?! So there is all this online brouhaha with younger queens about "Justice for Trixie" but girl don't say shit like that because it makes you look NOT WISE. Trixie lost because she wasn't tapped into the creative unconscious and Pearl was and thats that. Pearls costume I actually loved. I thought the silhouette was WEIRD AND NEW and it was basically a combination of one of my favorite 80s scene ever when Linda Koslowski in Crocodile Dunee is wearing the HIGHT CUT THONG and gets attacked by a CROCODILE?! THIS IS PERFECTION two fantastic things that go PERFECT with one another! and Pearls outfit was basically Lindas outfit PLUS the reptile?!?!? WIN WIN WIN Reptile swallows barbie doll, end scene.

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rupauls Drag Races Season 7 Episode 3: Conquering the nightmare that is St Patricks day.

I want to write this before Jasmine Masters gets on a camera and blabs on about how she didn't actually loose a drag challenge she lost something that has nothing to do with drag and how she is an ENTERTAINER and lost because she has no interest in these trifling subjects such as beards and Shakespeare. She may have said this in Untucked, I haven't watched yet. Im also dreading going outside as it St Patricks Day aka STRAIGHT PRIDE and Im really bad about drunk bridge and tunnel sitting on my steps wearing SHAMROCK DEELYBOPPERS pretending they live here when they've never done what it takes to deal with living in a city, and instead live in a KOOSHY MUSHROOM VILLAGE and come here one day and pretend they're "real". I seriously can hear them out my window right now and Im too lazy to push a harpsichord out the window so Ill just commit to writing!
I don't know about you but this episode was fantastic because it basically was an abstract representation of my entire life from age 5 to 22 from elementary school to Cal Arts. What I mean by this is as a gay child in upstate New York I always felt like a greyhound in a room full of monkeys and I just had to sit there and EAT IT because I was outnumbered.
You see they divided the girls into two teams. One team spearheaded by Tranzwizzard the Wise Max and the other Team spearheaded by Toady McBlumpkin Kennedy Davenport (the only reason why I remember her name is because of Ru saying "Newark, Laguardia, Kennedy" as though its "New York, Paris, Milan" which is SO SMART btw). The two captains got to choose their teams and Kennedy of course like every other idiot in the world who doesn't know what they're doing prescribed to nepotism to complete the task instead of choosing who would be best. Max of course JUST DID EVERYTHING RIGHT because she seems like a grateful person who respects the world by understand that doing things with gratitude and effort is like saying THANK YOU to THE GODS. Kennedys team was basically HUMAN MUCUS. The rehearsal experience felt like the shittier aspects of my life from 5 to 21 and I was Violet, the one who is different but actually knows they know better but must SUFFER THE MASSES and you can't do anything because barbarians have stormed the castle. This experience is aka RIDING THE SUBWAY. Sure that a RASH THING TO SAY and you can hate me for saying that and I KNOW IM NOT BETTER than anyone else but thats a REAL HARD MANTRA TO SWALLOW ON THE SUBWAY and if you say you don't think the same then you're Dolly fuckin Parton and hooray for you! I unfortunately am not so enlightened. I still think I'm better than people who eat chicken in a train car. That said I would rather ride the subway than have to WATCH KENNEDY'S TEAM DO SHAKESPEARE. It was a TOTAL SHIT SHOW and this is what happens when you give the keys to the grey people. Nepotism reigns, the horde has control, CULTURE DIES, and Rome falls. Remember Rome didn't fall from Barbarians attacking from the outside, it fell from the Barbarians gaining power on the INSIDE.
The episode so clearly brought me back in time to being on the jungle gym surrounded by the horrible spawn of the cockroach family THE GIRARDS. (Jodi, Carrie, and Lisa specifically) A family in my home town that was so large they kind of bullied the entire town with that old school catholic hypocrisy. That rowdy, judgey, not curious or open minded, non participating, insular, gluttonous, terrified, HORDE MENTALITY. The Girards were basically THE ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE! So as we sat there atop the jungle gym they called my Kermit sneakers, which I really thought were quite sweet and friendly little green shoes with Kermit waving on them that I bought in kind of a first clothes shopping moment with my mom and was really expressing myself by choosing them, "Price Chopper shoes". (Price Chopper was the local grocery store) At the time I didn't know they were just making fun of me because they were jealous of my life and maybe now I realize that them being cruel was actually SAD BECAUSE THEY COULD NEVER POSSIBLY FEEL SPECIAL BEING THEY EXISTED IN SUCH GREAT NUMBERS AND SUCH GREAT IGNORANCE AND AND PROBABLY NEVER GOT TO PICK OUT THEIR OWN SHOES AND THEY KNEW IT but I couldn't possibly understand that as a third grader so instead I've just decided TO CARRY THIS ANGER AGAINST THEM and CATHOLICS FOR 33 YEARS ??!?! This is not the first time Ive written about the Girards btw its FUCKING SHOCKING how this shit can keep coming back and you have to keep giving this shit back to god and saying THANKS FOR THE LESSON! I WILL REMEMBER, AND BE THANKFUL NOT BITTER! and I must say my best friends family growing up was also Catholic and they were the most wonderful people I could ever meet so its shitty I choose to snarl my lip at Catholics when it was like ONE shitty incident and there were THOUSANDS of wonderful memories given to me by Catholics. I also need to remember this because my boyfriend is from Spain and raised as an Opus Day Catholic and I have to be open minded for his sake because my "pagan" beliefs are wildly shocking to him but he is open to them and sees light in them so I must be open and gentle to him as well or Im just being as bad as I say the Catholics are. One of the nicest things that ever happened to me as a kid I didn't even realize until I was an adult and learned more about Catholicism was that my best friends mom and dad, the Haywards, would let me go get Communion when I would go to church with them. This doesn't seem like much, but its HUGE spiritually. I wasn't Catholic but I respected them and wanted to be part of their culture so Id go with them some Sundays to check it out. I was open minded and wanted to be part of something bigger as I very much grew up on my own and never felt part of anything larger than my He-Man collection. I didn't even know what Communion was or that I wasnt supposed to be able to get it but they knew I respected them and wanted to be part of something so without letting me know I wasn't supposed to they let me go up and get it and never told me I wasn't supposed to. Im actually teary eyed thinking about that moment because it was really fucking fierce of them to let me feel part of something even though it was against the rules because just like I said before about Max they knew I was taking it with gratitude and that THAT was what its all about. They said fuck the rules, this kid wanting to be part of something is honest and pure and the church should be so lucky as to have someone WANT to be part of their group and the last kid this PROBABLY GAY kid needs it to be told is "NOT YOU"....Fuck the rules, the Haywards were FIERCE.
I apologize for going off of the topic like this but really this is what I felt in the episode with Jasmine and Kennedy and Ginger coming for Violet. When you put it all together you realize its not the Girards, or Catholicism, or Jasmine really is it? You can find the Girards ANYWHERE in life FOREVER. They were just my first experience of THAT KIND OF HORRIBLE. I should thank them for being my entry into horrible because IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE! It could have been Jasmine Masters and her HORRIBLE BEARD?!
Which I can't find a picture of actually, the google gods are kind today, so I will just post this gif of Rafiki as its the closest thing to her. Did you see her putting on that "combat contour"??!?! GAGGLEBERRIES I FOUND pics of both?!?!
The main challenge was to do Shakespeare. No easy task. Im an art school kid and even for me Shakespeare seems exclusive and something I'd have to be invited into and NOBODY HAS EVER GIVEN ME AN INVITE. So I understand Max coming from his background he's been given the opportunity to excel at this where Jasmine, Kennedey, and Ginger clearly have not BUT thats really no excuse because this was very much MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKESPEARE and had they taken the initiative they could have made it their own. I will say though after watching seven seasons of this show you really see how having a large library of references is SO CRUCIAL to success in this world because its always the girls who haven't read books or gone to the museum or had moms that said "Let me tell you a story" that really stumble in creativity based challenges. Its quite sad actually, they just have NOTHING to pull from. I mean I don't wanna play a violin because I guess you could say the same thing about me and sports, but I dunno.
They also got creative with the beard challenge and again the smart kids did well and the non smart kids looked like A BUS STOP JUG BAND! Katya looked the best with Max in for a close second. I wish there was a better gif of Katyas look but it was smart and chic.
When I started this article hours ago (yes I spent hours writing this this morning) I planned on eviscerating Jasmine, Kennedy and Ginger for their tryory but now I feel very different. Im far less reactive to their tryory and more sympathetic. Everything ended up ok as the "bad guys" lost in the end and Im sure they will learn from this so its a good thing for everybody. Now I feel Im in a much better place to brave the streets of NYC on this STRAIGHT PRIDE and instead of macing them as I HISS LIKE A CAT AND RUN I will put on some Rupaul and smile and show them what a nice day it could be.

Friday, March 13, 2015

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Rupauls Drag Race Season 7 Episode 2 review "I Hate Michelle Visage"

Ok this review is gonna be short because I haven't been at the gym for like a week because I went on vacation and once I got back I had to catch up on work and photoshop photos to add new product to Slick It Up and what little time I did have in between I spent on Tumblr making myself feel bad about myself as I look at images of hot guys who have been photoshopped.
I actually thought this episode was pretty decent. No complaints from me. The main challenge was a group "production number" and usually these are slightly cringe worthy but this one the production values were much better and it was by far the best number they've ever had on the show. That said WHAT WAS THE "RUSSIAN LADY" DOING? As I watched I wondered if I was having "BRAIN SCHISMS" (thats not a real thing but something I suffer from Im sure of it!) She seems like a cool chick and would be fun to hang out with maybe if she's not a coke head, but her lip-synch was all weird and it felt like I was watching Italian television or something because the words I was hearing were not the ones I was seeing her say. As it turns out she didn't know what was going on either! I can't blame her. Apparently she confidently chose the role with the longest monologue but choked in the performance. This is always interesting because its so legitimate WE ALL DO IT and you never know when its gonna happen?! One time I was working on decorating this Iraeli arms dealers childs birthday party and he of course had it at the Rainbow Room here in NYC at the "Top of the Rock" and of course hired Stevie Nicks, as well as a zillion other musicians like Aerosmith and 50 cent. As a big Stevie fan I was excited that she was gonna be in the same room as me.(Notice I didn't say "I was going to be in the same room as her." Thats how my brain works, SORRY) anyways her BACK UP singer walks up to me and asks where the bathroom is. I forget her backup singers name at the moment but I totally recognized her as she's this busty, pale, raven haired, type of lady who looks like she smells like an ash tray filled with Eau de Joy and and I just STAMMERED. I stammered so bad she actually had to nervously say "Um, its ok, I'll find it myself." WHY DID I GAG OVER STEVIE NICKS BACK UP SINGER??! I have no idea but it happens! So Im not gonna judge. This shitty lip synch during the main challenge sent our Russian doll into the lip synch for her life where she executed a few legitimate splits and a nice SLOW SPLIT and she redeemed herself and sent her contender home who was the girl who said "Lobster dress" last episode in reference too Thierry Muglers chimera dress so I think its fair to A. Send her packing and B. Not bother to know her name because she was a Debbie Downer and as I said in the first episode review if I can't remember your name THATS YOUR FAULT. The girl who went home was basically any of our friends who puts a wig and make up on at a pool party and you go "Wow, you look pretty good?!" but thats at a POOL PARTY surrounded by GUYS ON HORMONES AND BEARDS and you were FUCKED UP anyways on FROZEN DRINKS so she REALLY DIDNT LOOK AS GOOD AS YOU THOUGHT ANYWAYS! (I don't smoke, but I do for affectation.)
The runways challenges I think are MUCH BETTER than other seasons. I BITCHED about them not focusing on them as much last season and this season you get a clear mention of what the category is and they spend a little more time on it. HURRAH, and THANK YOU! The "runway review" is important because ITS WHAT GAYS ARE GOOD AT. We excel at and ENJOY DECIPHERING AND CRACKING VISUAL CODES. I don't know why some government doesn't pay me to read people walking through customs because I excel at CLOCKING A BITCH and so do many other gays as we've had to learn to do it since we were TWO to survive and then again at 11 to NOT GET BEAT UP and then again at 18 when your potential sex partners were RIDDLED WITH AIDS and then again at 24 when EVERYONE WAS ADDICTED TO METH. Being able to see the signs as a gay pays! I mean Im always shocked how you hear about police investigating something and Im all like "He's clearly a closet tranny chaser and smokes tina at 4a.m on Saturday night so he doesn't have to deal with the pain of selling himself sunday afternoon when everyone is alone and horny and ordering rough trade hookers and THATS WHEN/WHY HE PUT THE CLAW END OF A HAMMER IN THE BACK OF THAT GUYS HEAD." but I digress…. Im happy were getting more runway. This episode the girls seemed confused by the theme of "JET SET" my friend wondered if half thought it was "Set of the Jetsons" and the other half thought it was JET MAGAZINE??! I was disappointed, frightened, saddened by a couple of the queens PROUD VERBAL CRITIQUE of Trixie Mattels looks as it was not a super obvious directly literal interpretation of the theme but I thought it was a pretty well done interpretation / adaptation of Jet set in what would be "her realm". The LACK OF SHAME the fat short southern white one and the tall skinny mouthy black one had while sorta of trying to READ HER for THEIR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING was frightening to me. ( I just wrote an long tirade about the south but deleted it because we just don't need that kind of rage)... JASMINE MASTERS Thats the tall skinny mouthy blacks one name!!?! See she must be doing SOMETHING right?! I actually thought she looked cute and nice and fun with her larger format wig until she opened her LARGER FORMAT MOUTH. Her pride in not understanding things was disturbing but her ATTEMPT at trying to play mind games with Ms. Fame during Untucked was ENTERTAINING. I actually don't think Jasmine is stupid, she's just not educated and has an opinion which equals GOOD TV for about 5 seconds and then you change the channel because you feel bad about the life choices your making and the things you're supporting and how those decisions are making you unhappy. (OR MAYBE YOU DONT?!, but you should.) Anyhow, In a nutshell she CLEARLY is WILDLY FRUSTRATED by Ms Fames beauty and make-up skills and FEELS LESS THAN (WHICH IS A PROBLEM SHE PUTS ON HERSELF) and attempted to do the saddest little "MIND" GAME EVER to get Ms Fame to second guess herself by saying "Beauty and Make Up skills are not a talent??!?!" Which of course they are, and had I been Ms. Fame there would not have been a pause before I said "Beauty and Make up skills are not a talent….. THAT YOU POSSESS." Jasmine really needs to brush up on that HANNIBAL LECTOR impersonation.
The entire episode though was entirely foreshadowed by Violet Chachki who is wisely making a name for herself, hopefully she doesn't stray into Laganja territory, by making the statement "I hate Michelle Visage." at the beginning of the episode as they walked into the work room from the episode before.
This was in response to Michelle saying Violet was giving "boy" by being topless with no breastplate when I see it as her giving "new", "chic", and "intelligent". Now this of course caused an uproar as everyone loves Michelle. I DO love Michelle, Michelle is fierce BUT I don't agree with her. You see Michelle is NEW JERSEY. Michelle is the DAD on this show representing a more conservative, perhaps "primitive" highly sexualized, highly defined gender role and I love her for that because its nice to feel "protected" in that way. Michelle is like your dad saying "You look like a whore?!" but instead Michelle is saying "You don't look whorey enough?! You look like a fuckin weirdo?!" Michelle is really into CLASSIC gender stereotypes, real JERSEY, real THIRD WORLD if you ask me. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE THAT SHIT. Gender roles held to an extreme are FETISHISTIC AND SEXY! I mean I REALLY LIKE THEM its why my boyfriend is a HAIRY SPANISH GREASEBALL WHO SMOKES CIGARS (just saying that makes my butt twitch) and also I really appreciate it as Jersey is real 80s and I am REAL 80s but Im not JERSEY in my heart Im WEIRD in my heart. Im also from upstate New York where all these Jersey types would vacation as a kid and growing up I HATED THEM every summer as I was a WEIRD SKINNY APPLE HEADED SCARECROW and when my arcade became invaded by HIGHLY SEXUALIZED GUIDOS I was HALF TURNED ON AND HALF HATED THEM because they were MEAN TO ME. So I totally get where Violet is coming from, don't tell me what to do and fuck your MONKEY TOWN VALUES so I support her but I support Michelle too. I can see and appreciate both standpoints and actually like that this issue is being brought up because as a kid I would LOVE for this to have been an issue but of course in my time EVERYONE LOOKED LIKE A DRAG QUEEN SO THIS WAS NOT AN ISSUE. This is a heterosexual from my plane of consciousness and I am SO THANKFUL FOR THAT!!!

PS For your viewing pleasure Ive included the "Twist of Fate" video which is the song so correctly chosen for the lip synch… THAT SET?!?!? WATER AND NEON?!?!? ELECTRICITY AND WATER EQUALS SOMEBODY SPENT SOME MONEY SO THE BLONDE LADY DOESNT GET FRIED.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rupauls Drag Race Season 7 Episode 1 review

I feel I might be making a mistake in reviewing the episode when Untucked is separately shown on World Of Wonder, but I'll embed it here. I can't watch it myself until my boyfriend gets home but feel free to enjoy it!

So as we all know the first episode usually sucks because we haven't established any relationships yet and the "bad tv" people are still TRYING IT and giving "BIG PERSONALITY" in an attempt to get more camera time/MAKE US HATE THEM. That said I have to say all the black girls are not interesting. I want Trinity K Bonet back! I don't dislike Ginger Minj as much as I thought I would and WHO THE FUCK IS THIS PERSON?! DOES SHE EVEN GO HERE?! Did she just sneak into episode 1??! I swear I don't remember seeing her in any of the promos?! Im not going to look up the names of the people I don't remember because if I don't remember its THEIR FAULT.
Violet Chachki is my favorite. She has the right looks AND has this edge of VENGENCE which appeals to me. How this drama of her supposedly literally stealing Sharon Needles crown and posing with it will be interesting. Who knows if she actually took it. I mean if she really is posing with her crown it doesn't mean she took it, anyone could have taken it and she just posed with it. She also asked to be my friend on Facebook a few months ago and I appreciate the acknowledgment and that may seem cheap but when you think about it ANYONES APPEAL is about how they acknowledge your existence by flipping the switches that make you tick. Violet flipped A LOT OF SWITCHES. This of course brings us to Ms. Fame another great painter and she has the right references as well but her confidence is a tad unappealing (though I will remember this is the first episode) and she MAY come off like Courtney Act. That said though Im already loving the rivalry they're painting between Violet and her. Ms. Fame is my third favorite. Max is actually number 2 for me. Her looks were SO ON POINT. She gave us Kristen Mcmenammy AND Nadja Auermann in the Helmut Newton shoot that I once referenced when I danced at Cherry in the 90s and was REPRIMANDED for being "insensitive" for so I appreciate her for knowing the right references and taking a dare. My only worry with her is that her affectations may grow tedious. She's sorta this seasons Milk but I feel certainly her own thing and far more polished.
Nobody else stands out at the moment. The one girl had a rip off of Muglers Chimera dress. This was a BAD IDEA. This is an honest to god tip for people. Don't copy shit that is executed far better than you could ever do. Yes, its nice to know that you are aware of what the best things in life are but to try and copy it youre always going to look like the SHITTY Jo-Annes house of Fabric version of if Parisian couturiers aren't accessible to you. If I copy something in a costume Im always sure to copy something that is fierce but could still has room for improvement, don't choose the end all be all penultimate best thing ever because you don't have the funds, talent, resources to execute. She called herself "a lobster" in that dress…girl its a CHIMERA…. Now you've insulted me.
The "Russian" didn't appeal to me, everything was goopey. The "mean girl" Candy Ho was just gross and looked like someone who steals from your house party out of drag.
I felt bad for the queen who went home but she withered under pressure. SHE HAD A LONG BLONDE WIG ON and didn't even twirl it around like a mad woman as she should have. It felt like she kinda froze and was very intimidated by Candy/ resigned to wanting to remain classy in defeat. As a costumer she should have known that as soon as you sew something onto nude illusion it pulls and is gonna get SAGGY. When I did that Gozer costume for Halloween last year we had to re-sew it back up 4 times because of the weight of the Swarowskis pulling it down out of place. (Here is a brief video of me crawling around on the ground after the party was over looking for money and drugs) This is actually a good example of the "Don't reference higher than you can achieve" concept as well. Gozer was FIERCE I wasn't going to beat the real model in the face but her costume actually sorta SUCKED and I knew I could do better. This is a picture of the REAL COSTUME. I wasn't going to shave my beard or do "female" but if I had I think it would have been more effective but I thought boy Gozer was actually more effective as Ive never seen a guy do it.
The show itself does look a lot better and I don't mind the addition of Carson and the other gay guy despite everyone else in the room saying they don't like them. I don't think gays can ever like another gay male though because they hate themselves too much. Its why we have no gay gay icons, we transfer it all to fantastic women which Im fine with. I like the idea of an upsy downsy more gay then straight world where we create our own concept of female because lord knows we spend enough time creating our own version of masculinity.
That said I'm looking forward to seeing more this upsy downsy world as its a world of OUR construct and it makes me so happy it exists. I get soooo sick of living in a straight dominated world that the coming of Season 7 is a serious breath of fresh air!
Oh.. Pearl looked good too but I don't like her "Im from New York" schtick being she's lived here for like a year… Girl you're from Shackabilly not New York, Im a third generation new Yorker and have lived in the city on my own since 99 and even I cringe at having to say I'm a New Yorker.