RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: The RuPaul Show

RuPaul's Drag Race (Photo: Logo)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Photo: Logo)

RuPaul’s Drag Race gives us an interview challenge for the RuPaul talk show, and just says no to She-Mail.

Since last week’s episode aired, Logo has released a statement of apology for the use of the term “she-male” in the Rusical episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as the continual use of the phrase “you’ve got She-Mail” which will now be discontinued. Logo has removed the Rusical episode from all platforms. In my opinion, this is a gross overreaction. They could have edited out the “offending” mini-challenge and hopefully they will do so by the time the DVDs are released. In the meantime, can we please understand that “she-male” is being used as a tongue-in-cheek way to describe drag queens, not to describe transgendered individuals? RuPaul is not the enemy, folks. Actual bigotry, discrimination and hatred are the enemies. Moving on!

The queens enter the Werkroom after Laganja’s long-overdue elimination. They all express regret that things ended so disastrously for that dumb little weirdo. It is clear though that the remaining 7 girls “get” each other when they jokingly blame Bianca for ruining Laganja’s life and for winning the challenge. Trinity wants to win one for herself, and soon!

This week’s SheMail (I will never not call it that, sorry, kids) is announced with a generic logo and a boisterous “oooh, girl!” Boring! The SheMail itself is a bit nonsensical but seems to be Johnny Carson themed. Adore gasps and yells “we’re gonna box each other!” and I almost pee my pants laughing. Never change, my beautiful friend. Ru brings in 10 sexy Pit Crew members for the mini-challenge, which is a(n a)rousing game of “Hungman.” It’s like Hangman, only the letters are on scantily-clad and perfectly sculpted male asses. I think Wheel of Fortune just found its newest theme week.

Every puzzle in this game starts with revealing the letters A, S, and S. Turns out the queens are really good at guessing the answers, including Adore figuring out “Hasselhoff” with only the A revealed. Not to be outdone, Miss Crème solves the next puzzle, “Butterface,” with only the B. So perhaps they were going to reveal the B, U, T, and T for that one. With that, Miss Crème wins the challenge and a year’s supply of false eyelashes. How many drag queen eyelashes is a year’s supply of drag queen eyelashes? I am curious.

Ru announces the main challenge: hosting an episode of the RuPaul talk show, featuring guests Chaz Bono (Cher’s son) and Georgia Holt (Cher’s mom). The ladies are over the moon about this challenge and get to work researching their questions. Joslyn decides to focus on her look first this week, since she’s been read to filth for her outfits lately. This results in the other queens reading her to filth for her potential looks for the talk show. This is some “Gift of the Magi” shit, right here.

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