A stellar lip-sync bails out RuPaul’s Drag Race’s rocky “Snatch Game At Sea”

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One of the most endearing charms of RuPaul’s Drag Race is its catalog of entertaining, show-specific challenges. There’s the Reading Is Fundamental mini-challenge, the makeover challenge, and the Rusical, to name just a few. Its most high-profile challenge, though, is Snatch Game. Snatch Game is not only Drag Race’s…

RuPaul’s Drag Race medals in camp, cheese, and fun at the 69th International Draglympics

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Season 11 has been exciting and fun so far, with interesting and varied challenges and plenty of talented queens delivering both in the challenges and on the runway. Yet at episode six, we’re only to a top 10. There’s a long way to go and the pressures of competing on Drag Race are starting to take a toll on some of…

Diva-licious RuPaul's Drag Race takes us to church, and the bottom queens to the woodshed

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RuPaul’s Drag Race is no stranger to manipulative, misleading editing. The producers’ main goal is to create an entertaining television show and frequently, they correlate entertaining with surprising, angling for shocking twists and underdog, come-from-behind victories. But what’s a producer to do when one team nails…

Deliberations take center stage as RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars heads into its finale

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The previous episode’s shocking elimination promised to be a game-changer. While “Sex And The Kitty Girl” ultimately reverts to form, the ripples from Naomi’s choice are felt throughout the episode, making for the most exciting deliberations yet. Previous polarizing eliminations have prompted fan backlash toward the…

RuPaul's Drag Race's much-hyped "LaLaPaRUza" is more filler than fabulous

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After weeks of build-up and fan speculation, the eliminated queens are back on All Stars 4, and it’s—well, it’s fine. “LaLaPaRUza” is a victim of overhype, with promos playing up Ru’s dramatic revocation of All Stars rules two episodes ago, after “Jersey Justice.” When this twist didn’t materialize until the final…

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars' emotional elimination is a masterclass in reality competition storytelling

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Let’s take a moment to honor esteemed queen and Drag Race royalty Latrice Royale. Heading into All Stars 4, Latrice’s name was one of if not the most exciting on the docket. Fan favorite isn’t strong enough; she is, as Valentina says, the Dearly Beloved. At the start of the season, the notion of Latrice being only the…

Drag Race's latest twist pays off as the All Stars play the "Snatch Game Of Love"

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In the season premiere, RuPaul promised twists on twists in All Stars 4 and while the first—the heavily promoted return of Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon—hardly qualified, the season’s second surprise is genuinely intriguing. In a welcome break from the Drag Race routine, Ru reveals that the top eight queens will not…

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