If you told me week one of this season that I would…

  Lita Brillman

This week on the prequel to Aquaria’s coronation episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10: Singing! Choreography! Making me watch Katya’s verse of All Stars 2’s final four challenge Read U Wrote U for the thousandth time because it is the greatest verse in Drag Race herstory and these challenges always make me think of […]

Who needs inner saboteur when Ru is the greatest saboteur of all, and she’s right there…

Ladies, I have good news and bad news. The good news is Miz Cracker finally got a win, and actually looked like she was having fun on the show for once! I am so happy for her! The bad news is that Ru has unfortunately lost her damn mind and sent home Monet X Change, […]

“Evil triumphs when good queens do nothing.” These are the fitting, essential, and political parting words left on the mirror by The Vixen on her way out the door. Also fitting? The other queens’ responses to it. They pretend as if they are mystified by the sentence, brush it off as if it’s just classic […]

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Between Ru’s apparent standoffishness while talking to her in the work room, the judges lack of reception to her performance, and the edit of the last couple of weeks, it was obvious that The Vixen was dead on arrival in this episode, and that Ru had made her decision […]

In typical season 10 fashion, this episode kicks off with Eureka whitesplaining The Vixen’s behavior to her, telling her how to be a role model. This is really rich because while The Vixen is actually out there in her career uplifting local black queens in order to promote explicitly black representation in the drag community […]

Much like the queens in this week’s mini challenge, I’ve been sitting on a secret too: I am totally unimpressed by Eureka O’Hara. Okay, that’s not a secret at all, but I just feel like I needed to reiterate it because RuPaul continues fruitlessly to try to convince me that Eureka is great. She’s fine! […]

  Lita Brillman

Hooray, an improv challenge! I am of the firm belief that improv comedy has very little to do with being a drag queen so these challenges are kind of silly, but RuPaul’s Drag Race is nothing if not a completely contrived vacuum where all of the conditions are dictated by one God-woman and taken as […]

This episode starts with some residual tension between Mayhem and Monique, after Mayhem called Monique out for not being a good team leader in the last episode, which ultimately lead to Mayhem being in the bottom. I’m not really interested in Mayhem assigning any blame for her loss, nor do I find it particularly compelling […]

This week, the coronation of the Vixen as one of the greatest pieces of casting in recent Drag Race herstory continues, and I am so thrilled. The Vixen takes visible pleasure in calling out queens (specifically, so far, Aquaria) for their hypocrisy, shadiness, and even potential racial bias, which she touches on briefly in Untucked. […]

  Lita Brillman

Episode 2 of season 10 was all about pharmaceuticals, but the only ailment I’m suffering from is Vixen fever and thank God there is no cure! The Vixen did not come to play this episode, stoking the flames of the Aquaria/Cracker drama without letting anyone get away with downplaying the drama from last week’s Untucked. […]

Hot on the high heels of last week/season’s catastrophic All Stars 3, It’s a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and in the words of the last true all star: HALLELOO! This premiere was great! This cast had a lot of pressure (unbeknownst to them at the time of filming) to put up or […]

  Lita Brillman

I won’t lie to you: The last calendar year has been challenging for me as a reality TV fan. Survivor for the past couple seasons has been an unsavory combination of unstrategic, predictable, and devoid of likable winners. Big Brother 19 was ugly. The Amazing Race crowned two of the primary perpetrators of that same […]

Hoo boy, Drag Race fans, what a week for our beloved little show…

I’ll be honest: This episode made me nervous. It made me nervous for the queen sin the bottom, which was essentially a worst case scenario, but more than that, it made me nervous that in this age of VH1 and hour and a half long episodes, Drag Race has refocused into a reality show first […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to an episode full of firsts! Trixie’s first ever challenge win, Bebe’s first of the season, and the first time we have not all been at the mercy of Ben dela Creme, though she still found a way to make things about her, nearly weeping over the exhaustion she’s enduring from consistently being […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Ben dela Creme’s Drag Race! Thanks so much for joining me. I’m going to get this out of the way at the top because Dela is going to win Snatch Game here and she’s going to continue her reign of congenial terror and I have finally figure out why I’m not here […]

Welcome back, bitchelors! I’m excited to announce that this season is now just like my dietary preferences: Dairy-free. That’s right, for the third week in a row the correct queen as been sent home and we move forward without a clear-cut villain and hopefully without any more meltdowns over not being in the top. Milk […]

Hello, hello, hello kitty girls! Welcome to season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. I may have missed the first episode of the season, but we’re off to a roaring start and I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut so, for now and the rest of the season, I’ll be taking you through all […]

At the end of this week’s episode, I felt cheated. Completely surprised by how the lip sync and elimination unfolded. Disappointed. That’s not to say there weren’t some really great moments, but when you’re rooting for someone and they don’t show up with the eye of the tiger… it’s a weird kind of betrayal. The […]

13 may be my lucky number, but it’s definitely an unwieldy [insert fabulous collective noun here] of drag queens. Looking over the rosters of previous seasons, I’ve completely forgotten the names of the queens who were eliminated early. The only exceptions to that are Shangela Laquifa Wadley, who was able to supplement her impression with […]

  Marty Chodorek

One of the highlights of my 2016 was watching all 8 regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and both seasons of All Stars. So, while I can’t say I’m a long-time fan of searches for drag superstars, I think my current enthusiasm for the sashaying and shantaying television extravaganza makes up for being tardy to […]