I’m going to preface this by saying the following; Billy Elliot is in my top 10 movies of all time. It was a movie that I saw when I was much younger and spoke to me as a piece to be true to yourself no matter what. It was such an important movie in my life that when the opportunity came to see the stage production I jumped at it. Was I going in with a bias opinion? I don’t think so. If anything I would be harder on the stage version because I was such a fan of the movie (Fun Fact, when I was in film 100 years ago, we had to take an existing movie and cut a trailer from the footage. I did Billy Elliot and it was flawless).
Billy Elliot is the story of a young lad living in England with his father, brother and gran during the time of the miner’s strike. He is growing in a very macho dominated home since his mother died and his father sends him everyday to boxing. It was on one of these faithful days that he had to stay behind and ended up joining the ballet class. He falls in love with the ballet and excels so much so that his teacher wants him to audition for the Royal Ballet Academy. His father and brother find out and go mental because ballet is for sissies (not true), and the whole plan goes up in smoke. All the while this is playing against the miner’s strike. If you haven’t seen the movie you need to, and if you haven’t seem the stage production well you better get to it.
Honestly a week without RuPaul’s Drag Race was torture. I can’t believe how boring Monday nights are without it, I have no idea what’s going to happen in May once the show is totally over.
After a week off I was ready for these bitches to turn it, and they did. This week was another group challenge and it was very clever: a TELENOVELA, hysterical. First though we had the mini challenge which was a crying on cue challenge, however Detox made it very real when she talked about her ex boyfriend who has died, a very real vulnerable moment for the strong Detox was incredibly beautiful. She had won the mini challenge along with Alyssa.
The queens were separated into two groups with Detox and Alyssa being captains. Detox has reassembled Rolaskatox and Alyssa got Coco and Jynkx who have been having some drama. The telenovela was directed by RuPaul and legend Maria Conchita Alonso with a special appearance by Wilmer Valderama who despite being a Latin star was absolutely beige in this challenge, yawn.
There is a REASON we don’t do interviews on Fridays. Yesterday at Homorazzi HQ we (Donovan and I) were pretty rough because of the brand new night in Vancouver LIBERACE (Which is EVERYTHING btw). Thankfully the gorgeous Ivy was also a bit tired so we had a great joke about that.
I asked her about her name, I asked her about Jinkx. And she told me about a great future project for her which I think if FABULOUS! Take a listen and enjoy.
Excuse me while I go hide under my desk.
I LOVED THIS EPISODE! It was SO funny and it was such a good idea for the “live audience” episode that they do once a season usually. It was also the reading challenge which I’m happy to say this season was amazing. Everyone did a good job and Alaska outshone them all. It was also the episode where Alaska separated herself from Ro-Laska-Tox which was the little girl group of Roxxxy, Alaska ans Detox. Last week Michelle made it clear that cliques weren’t the way to go so she decided to go Beyonce on their ass, and she won a mini challenge.
However the mini challenge doesn’t really mean anything because the MAIN CHALLENGE is what’s important. The challenge this week was the RuPaul Roast! YES! They all had to come up with jokes to roast RuPaul, all the judges and each other. This was going to be a very important challenge because if you can’t read a bitch as a drag queen, what are you doing in drag? (Ok so it’s not THAT important, but it is a good skill to have).
What the heck happened before Dorothy landed in Oz? Wait…that’s the tagline for the musical WICKED isn’t it? Well hoenstly what DID happen? And how did some old man from Kansas become the WIZARD of OZ? That’s the question answered in Oz: The Great And Powerful. It is a a good answer? Before I divulge we should go to the beginning.
So Oz (James Franco) is actually not a wizard, but a travelling circus con man magician, and he’s also a big womanizer which is what gets him into Oz (The land) in the first place. See while part of the travelling circus one of the other acts ( a strong man or something) find out Oz has been flirting with his lover, so Oz jumps in his hot air balloon and travels to OZ. It seems to me that the only way to get to Oz is by tornado.
The jolly miss Jade Jolie.
Honestly she was SUCH a treat to speak with this morning, I even got word from Patrick that it was the easiest most clear interview to edit haha!
Jade took time out this morning to talk about her experience on the show, as we know she was safe pretty much the entire time except obviously this last episode. WE talked about her friendship with Coco, the little drama with Alyssa and all the rainbows and glitter in the UNIVERSE!
I mean Amen.
My review of RuPaul’s Drag Race this week is going to be a bit brisk because I just came back from Emerald City Comic Con and I am WIPED (a nerd alert is coming this week about it). What did we learn in this week’s episode? Most drag queen’s can’t sing, Detox is 90% silicone & Coco Montrese wants to have her cake and eat it too!
This week’s mini challenge was make up in the dark which was hysterical. Detox won because her make-up is essentially paint by numbers flawless. So she got to choose the 3 teams for the singing challenge. She obviously chose Roxxxy and Alaska for her team, Ivy Jinkx and Jade Jolie were together and Coco and Alyssa were paired up. The main challenge was a “We are the world” style number called Can I get an Amen? There were challenged with writing a verse, and coming out with an 80′s style look for the live music video.
Racers, we need to take a moment. There was something so unbelievable shocking that happened on tonight’s episode that I was almost offended. For a competition full of the best drag queens in the country to not know who Little Edie was is unforgivable. A little history lesson before we start shall we?
Little Edie was the cousin of Jackie O. Her and her mother Big Edie lived in a mansion called Grey Gardens and were very recluse. They became GAY ICONS and CULT ICONS after their documentary Grey Gardens was released. Jackie O even took notice of this and helped them with the mansion because of the controversial way they lived. If you haven’t seen Grey Gardens its a MUST and I highly recommend that you watch it this week. For Jinkx Monsoon to do Little Edie PERFECTLY (and I mean perfectly, the accent, the little quips, the american flag, the pate, the headdress EVERYTHING was flawless) was absolutely beyond. It was on another level and will for me be the best Snatch Game contestant. She shined even more because this season’s Snatch Game was sub par. Did everyone just phone it in this challenge? I thought these queens were pros, but there was absolutely no excuse for what we saw on the show tonight. Now it’s time to talk about what happened tonight.