I’m going to preface this post by saying that I have had a rotten day so if I’m a bit more sour than usual I apologize in advice (sorta). Not only that but we had to cancel our weekly viewing party chez house of D because they’re changing the pipes, in short it was already a bad scene here. Then you throw on one of the most bizarre, most useless episodes of Drag Race that I have ever seen and it pretty much solidifies the day as garbage. Honestly what the heck was that nonsense we watched tonight? Now I understand the USA is going through an election year and it’s very current but honestly, the only people I know who can make Drag and Politics work are Joan-E and Hedy Fry.
Now that Willam is gone (for reasons we’re still wondering about) the air in the work room is a bit lighter? Mainly because Phi Phi is a bit less sour. There’s confetti being thrown, and few funny insults and an ass imprint on the mirror. She Mail comes up and it’s another nonsense speech that doesn’t make sense, but you get the feel of the challenge. For the mini challenge the queen had to design a shoe that fit with a Absolut Cocktail they were paired with. I’ll cut it short and just tell you that Phi Phi won for making actually some pretty cute fruit platforms. I don’t even think she won anything did she? (someone correct me please). After the mini challenge it was time for the main challenge, which was to compete for the nomination of the Wig party, so the had to come up with a platform. Honestly it was so stupid, and so dumb because politics are tricky. If you don’t know anything about politics and debate, don’t even try to pretend. Which is why even though I HATED what Chad Michaels did, I understood why he did it.
At the mock debate, Chad was a ridiculou lady pimp (Post Moderm PimpHo much?), Dida was a bit lost, Phi Phi was a RACIST conservative (I’ll get to that in a minute), Sharon was actually really on point, and Latrice was Large and in Charge. Ok Latrice wasn’t that in charge but I love her so much that I can’t be mean to her. The debate was stupid, but I’m going to give the ultimate #FAIL crown to Phi Phi. When asked if who of her competitors she would consider to run with on her ballot if she won the nomination she said she would put one of “THE HELP” on with her, referring to Dida or Latrice because they’re black.
Ok hold up a minute. For those of you who know me in real life you know I don’t shy away from a good politically incorrect joke between friends. There is a time and a place for it and it is most definitely NOT on public television, ESPECIALLY when the joke goes bad. Phi Phi on twitter is saying people need to chill and yeah maybe we do but I ask you this; if a blatant racist joke like that is “OK” to broadcast, then it’s only a matter of time before we get a “FAG” joke on air. Those kinds of jokes are NOT ok in public. I’m sorry Phi Phi but that was incredibly bad form. Moving on…
On the runway the look had to be what they would wear to an inauguration ball. Phi Phi looked great, Dida looked good but a bit out of place (loved her hair though), Chad looked like Glenn Close in the Stepford Wives, Latrice looked like she was supposed to be going to the disco and Sharon looked like she was from another planet. Sharon was named the winner and Dida and Latrice were made to lip sync.
I. Was. Devastated.
I almost cried because I did NOT want Latrice to go home, nor did I want Dida to go home. After a GREAT LSFYL, it was Dida who was sent home, but she went home happy. After the elimination Ru announced that a queen she eliminated was coming back. Wow…I did not see THAT coming (SARCASM). My bet is Kenya. She was sent home WAY too early so I’m hoping it’s her.
This episode was such a throw away. I am very disappointed with it and I hope that next week they will bring it back to wear it needs to be. Until then I’ve got my talk with Dida below and the drag queen gods to pray to and thank for giving Latrice another week.
PS – Imagine if SHANGELA was brought back…I would throw my TV out the window.