After the result of this week’s Snatch Game episode on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, this morning I chatted with Lineysha Sparz about her experience on the show, what she might have done differently, and of course what’s next for her.
Normally Tommy is our in-house drag diva extraordinaire asking the questions, but since he wasn’t able to make the interview today, I subbed in. That being said, if you haven’t checked out his recap from the episode, you can do so here.
Find out who she saw as her biggest competition, her closest friends, and whether she would have done anything differently in the Snatch Game (ie. choose a different person). Enjoy!
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.
DOUBLE ELIMINATION means DOUBLE INTERVIEW!
Yes I know we missed Serena and Monica with their elimination interviews but due to scheduling conflicts we couldn’t get them. That being said, we found a perfect plan and we are back on schedule with our interviews.
This week we’ve got two fabulous queens for you, Honey Mahogany & Vivienne Pinay who were both sent home this week is a (not so) shocking elimination. The reason I keep saying “not so shocking” is because there were 14 contestants, and Vivienne explains it in her interview so you’ll get the scoop.
Also we talk about Honey’s new single, “It’s Honey“, her collection of caftans & how she felt being the first SFO queen on the show. I’ve also included the new music video for “It’s Honey”! Enjoy everything after the jump!
In the famous words of Drag Race All Star Jujubee I want to start off this review by saying MEEEOW! RuPaul was not havin it tonight hunty! Did you see it? Did you SEE the (not so) shocking double elimination? I have to be honest I totally saw it come because the LSFYL was kind of lamesauce. Who were the bottom two? Well before we get to that let’s spill the T on tonight’s episode or RuPaul’s Drag Race.
I’m really loving the post elimination work room start they are doing this season, it’s really good. After Monica’s elimination everyone was all ears about Vivienne who right away was making some excuses about being in a group with too many loud queens. All T, All Shade, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen girl. She was mainly going after Roxxxy Andrews who I have to say is turning out to be the one to beat this season.
It’s so funny how one week someone can be on top, and the next week they can just drive me crazy again. Last week, I mentioned how amazing Coco Montrese was, and this week she’s just a big whiney baby wahh wahh Alyssa is mad at me. Honestly she needs to get over it, but I guess it’s keeping us all talking about her which equals screen time. Hmmmm….
After Serena’s elimination last week our girls all came back into the workroom and we FINALLY started to get some history with Alyssa and Coco. Of course it had something to do with a pageant, in fact it was Coco who was Alyssa’s first alternate. So after Alyssa got dethroned, Coco got the crown. Drama? Not really -it’s kind of the rules, but you know queens and a crown right?
This week’s mini challenge was great, it was a Junior Drag pageant. The girls had to team up and make up a dummy to look like a junior drag queen. The winning team was Lil Pound Cake done up by Lineysha and Alaska. It was the best one for sure no complaints there. As the winners, they were made captains of two teams, where they had to create a children’s show. I’m kind of over the group challenges and I really want to see the bitches shine on their own, but I digress.
I need to preface this by saying a few things. When I went to interview the producers of Drag Race a month ago, they told me that this was the best season of Drag Race. I have to say that already in Episode 2, this season SLAYS! The queens are SO good (except for Serena) and the challenges are already awesome. Tonight’s main challenge was FIERCE and so funny. Also, Miss COCO MONTRESE TURNED ME OUT this episode. I know I put her in my bottom girls last week and while I still don’t think she can win, she was giving me LIFE this week. She is SO funny and her shade is perfection. Ok, let’s get to it.
The episode started off completely differently this week. The first scene was when the queens walked back into the workroom after elimination. It was such a refreshing way to start the show. We got to see their feelings immediately after the elimination. So great. Serena blah blah was safe and people were not having it, especially Detox who was already missing Penny. When they got back the next day it was time for a mini challenge, a lip sync challenge. They had to lip sync one of RuPaul’s songs behind a giant RuPaul face with only their lips showing. I KNEW Detox would be one of the winners her lip sync is always perfect. The other winners were Ivy Winters and Serena blah blah. Those three became captains and had to choose teams to compete in the lip sync main challenge: Recreating a famous scene from Untucked from the past seasons. Genius.
Did you catch the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5? Wasn’t it everything? I have to tell you after the mess that was All Stars it was so refreshing to be able to go back to a brand new season with brand new contestants that we can get to know and love (or hate!) all over again. After watching the first episode I have already picked my Top 6, and have picked my Bottom 3. The rest are somewhere in the middle which is never a good thing. Now before I reveal who I think can go all the way, let’s do a lil review of what happened during the premiere episode shall we?
In customary form all the queens started to enter the work room, I can’t really judge who has IT right off the bat because everyone is super nice and dressed to the nines, but I can tell you that Detox, Roxxxy and Honey definitely shined for me, as I’m sure they did for most of you. We learned that Detox and Roxxxy have known each other for a long time, and we learned that Alaska has finally made it onto Drag Race after many years of trying. Their first challenge was an underwater photo shoot in their looks. HELLO TOP MODEL MUCH?!? Season two when April (my fave) STOLE the photo shoot. For our girls though it was a bit of a mess. Most couldn’t get down enough, some floundered and Alaska just gave up. Which was really surprising to me considering she has wanted the opportunity to be on the show for long. Yes this is a point that many are going to bring up, and yes I’m sure she has left an odd taste in people’s mouths after that but what are you gonna do? It’s episode one but right now she hasn’t really made an impact.
With RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 having premiered last night, it’s obviously the perfect time for a past Drag Race winner to release a new album and music video. Three other queens also leveraged the Drag buzz this week when Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox released their “Boy Is A Bottom” music video parody yesterday.
Her new PG-13 album is described as “an eerie, somewhat chilling mix of fright-inducing punk and emotional catharsis, these eclectic songs range from an anticipated pop-punch to dance-beat.” The first track on the album is “This House Is A Haunted House,” which features RuPaul herself in the opening narrative – paying tribute to her own song, “Cover Girl” with some of the things she says.
In addition to the album and video, Needles has also just released a documentary and limited edition book. The documentary is called Sharon Needles: Parental Guidance Suggested and it is an in-depth look into the making of aforementioned music video. The book is called, This Book Is A Haunted House and it is filled with “gorgeous and gruesome” stills from the video. It also features backstage photos, portraits, handwritten notes, messages, and scribbles by Needles herself.