My last Ru-cap! Squish, squish, sweetie darling. Thank you all for reading and reading with me. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing these. I do want to reiterate that they were all in good fun. I truly respect each and every Drag Racer. I know how much work goes into this show by these fabulous ladies. Make sure you go and support these queens at their normal shows!
And now on to Reunited:
How amazing is it that the show has become so popular that it can do a live studio audience reunion special in a gorgeous theater? Incredible! How far it’s come! How far we’ve come! Mad props to all the ladies for looking gorgeous and it was nice to be reminded of who was actually on the show. Be honest, you didn’t remember all the contestants this season. I’ll just say it was all about Sharon’s beer mug outfit in the opening number. That’s why I frakking love this queen.
Can someone please actually make the movie: Drag Queens in Space 4: Uranus is Burning?
RuPaul makes a grand entrance looks radiantly stunning and also commands the audience’s attention. Is there any wonder why he is where he is?
Oh there’s the fabulous Lady Bunny in the crowd! Sources say she was beyond hysterical as the show opener. I can only imagine, that’s one funny bitch. I live for her!
On to the first four eliminated: Alisa Summers, LaShawn Beyond, The Princess and Madame LaQueer. The Princess attempts some shade but it’s as dull as she was on the show. I do love her and I’m sure she’s a fabulous performer but just not exciting on TV or at least this show. Which leads me to Madame LaQueer being more interesting in one read to Jiggly than she was on the whole show, “Mama, where’s your teeth? I know hanging out with your good taste.” Shablam!
Ok I’ll go ahead and say it, no tea no shade but I am as disinterested in most of these queens on the reunion special as I was watching the whole season. Again, I’m only talking about them in regards to good television and this show. But, I do love that Dida’s parents are proud to have a drag queen son. Look how far we’ve come. Didn’t I already say that? I don’t mind repeating it.
Something else I will repeat from an earlier Ru-cap, Jiggly, may I call you Jiggly? Please put down the lollipops. It’s not cute and it’s probably partially responsible for your dental issues. Lollipops = pure sugar. Pure sugar = cavities.
Charo! Brilliant! When Charo said about Kenya, “I’m very confused. I can’t understand a word that bitch says.” Yes! Can Charo be to Ru what Chuey is Chelsea Handler? Just stick Charo in a chair on set and ask her what she thinks about everything. I’d say genius.
Dun Dun Duuuuun! WDWD?
So the story we are given is that Willam had conjugal visits from his well-endowed boyfriend. Lame. I was hoping for something more scandalous. It was nice to see Willam actually caught off guard by Ru’s compliments of him. “I was going to be flippant but after you say that…”
Willam to Ru, “Here’s a sticker. They’re scented. They smell like a sticker.” Brilz.
More Willam brilliance in a sex because it’s time for another one of my favs: Laaaaatrice! Ok, who doesn’t love Latrice? You know y’all want to go to Big Mama Latrice’s house and have a barbeque.
“Its ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to fall down. Get up. Look sickening and make them eat it.” Amen, Latrice, amen.
Then we get to the shit, the shit of it all. Ru brings up the Sharon and Phi Phi rivalry. Sharon says she finds it hard to find a redeeming quality in Phi Phi. Phi Phi rambles about Sharon and ends it with I love her and respect her.
“Bullshit!” said in a sneeze by Willam. The audience eats it up!
Phi Phi gets called out for the shit she shoveled on the show. Jiggly breaks down. Chad does it classily and Willam is true Willam saying Phi Phi is almost sociopathic and won’t Rupaulogize for what he’s saying. Yep. He did it. Word. Of. The. Night.
“Oh bitch! Consider that word stolen,” exclaimed RuPaul. “My new album will be called Rupaulogize on iTunes.”
I think Willam is a genius comic, even though I ragged on him for being a bitch. I’ll admit sometimes I just did it because I knew WIllam reads the Ru-caps and loved them. I still question whether the whole Willam leaving was just a clever stunt to get people talking and to make Willam even more popular. People will NOT forget Willam anytime soon.
We get some final thoughts from the final three and meet some of their family members. Chad is always a class act and even Ru thinks so. (Side note: Chad’s partner Adam Magee is a stellar designer. Drag Queens take note!) Sharon gets a little misty when talking about touching people’s lives. It is amazing how this show resonates with people and how many lives it does affect.
Sharon Needles, ““You don’t have to fit a certain mold to make it in any industry or any desire you want. When in doubt, freak them out. Do whatever the fuck you want to do. If you get booed off the stage, it is simply applause from ghosts.” And that is just part of the reason people love her.
Phi Phi talks about being a role model. Hopefully she’s a nicer queen when she’s entertaining because her nasty behavior on the show is less than admirable. I do think she represented herself well on the reunion show. It seemed as though she knows she played the bitch card too hard. I certainly did not like Phi Phi on the show. Let me restate that last part ON THE SHOW. The Phi Phi Haters are out of control. It’s ok to not like someone on a reality competition show but it’s a television show. Criticize what she did on the show but don’t personally attack her. That makes you no better than what you think she is.
And the winner is… Sharon Needles! Hooray!
Earlier yesterday I predicted Chad Michaels would be crowned. Chad is a phenomenal entertainer and did a fabulous job on the show. Chad would have been the safer choice. I just felt like maybe Sharon might be too edgy to be a winner on a show that has in the past gone with a safer choice: Bebe over Nina, Tyra over Raven. I’m thrilled that Sharon Needles won. She brought a different vibe to the show that hadn’t been seen before. Drag has such a wide spectrum; everything from Sharon Needles’ style to Chad Michaels’ style. I don’t see Sharon as the future of drag but I see her as what drag is and has been all about. Drag is meant to be a camptastic fun-fest even if it’s with a dash of spooky. I’m so glad that the fans spoke and said yes, this is the type of drag we want to see!
Condragulations Sharon Needles and Happy Halloween!
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