Space may be the final frontier, but methinks that drag reality competition TV shows rate at a close second, chickens!!! This week in our beloved video recap/tribute to the wonders that are the greatest show in our galaxy — RuPaul’s Drag Race — Jon and I are thrilled to celebrate all things otherworldly.
Yes, Drag Hags… For the second episode of Drag Race Season 2, RuPaul assigned her little space-queens with the task of making campy movie trailers for some pretend movie titled “Drag Queens from Outer Space”–think something very Barbarella meets Battleax Galactica.
And along the way… Drinks—and shade—were thrown at Mimi Imfurst! Was that really called for?? And what WAS with all the Judy-Jetson hooker drag being served up on that stage?
Plus, big gal Stacy Layne Matthews somehow managed to channel both Bjork and Maya Angelou simultaneously. And then in Untucked, the Atlanta-based ball queen contestant Mariah schooled us all with a triumphant tirade about the important of drag in American history. Her truth is marching on, children!!!! Start the parade!!!!
Are you dying over Mariah’s “Declaration of Trandependence????” I’m having bumper stickers and T-shirts made! You think they’re stirring up things in Egypt right now? I’m waiting for “Stonewall 2: Sloppy Drag Queen Seconds” to erupt out in the streets any moment, thanks to Mariah’s amazing speech.
In fact, the full text is after the jump!!! In the future, your gay/trans children will be memorizing this in American Her-story 101 or 8th-Grade Civics class, if there’s truly any justice in the land.
Listen my children, and you shall hear
Of the Illusions Lounge sermon of a queen you should fear (i.e. worship):
Thus speaketh Mariah…
“At the end of the day, Bitch, as long as we have a pump, a piece of hair and some kind of jewelry and some trash to rummage through, we’re gonna come up with an effect. And when I tell you, we are the ones who are innovators—the innovators, the creators, and the driving force behind progress in humanity, and it’s time that we take out power back from mainstream. because I’m sorry, they’ve tried to erase us over history, throughout history… WE WRITE THE STORIES.”
Our eyes have seen the Glory of Mariah! YES, SHE CAN! YES, SHE CAN!!!!
Yes, indeed. God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!