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Sorry for the post delay, we were a bit busy when Hurricane Sandy wouldn’t sashay away!

This week, our All Stars attempt to make us LOL in what appears to be this incarnation’s version of the Statch Game – RuPaul’s Gaff In. Much like the Snatch Game, our queens must give us their best celebrity impersonations in a sketch comedy challenge that puts their comedy chops to the ultimate test. Pandora and Mimi are probably beside themselves.

This week’s mini challenge tested our All Stars’ synergy levels by challenging them to the T girl spin on the classic Newlywed Game.

This little exercise drew a glittery pink line between the codependent teams and the couples that know the absolute least about each other.

We love Latrila, but it’s obvious that they each other as well as Manila can throw Latrice far.

Meanwhile, we have full-fledged symbiosis with teams Shad and Rujubee. We do love Raven and Juju’s chemistry.

Was it us or did Nina and Tammie actually look like a couple?

The Gaff In

Chad and Shannel: Bette Davis and Lucille Ball
Yara and Alexis: Charro and Shakira
Manila and Latrice: Madonna and Oprah
Jujubee and Raven: Fran Drescher and Bea Arthur
Tammie and Nina: Tammie Faye Baker and La Lupe

It seems that each team had a clear winner, and a painfully obvious loser who gave us the worst case of second-hand embarrassment.

Why is Alexis even here? Does no one else find her to not only be excruciatingly not funny, but also irritating? Our eyes bleed every time she goes into her high-pitched voice of hers. The impersonation was awful because much like Phi Phi and Sonique’s problem with Lady Gaga, Shakira is a visual personality. Everything just screamed man

Charro was excellent. Made our coochie coochie coochies tingle.

Nina’s choice, La Lupe, was a poor one. It came off pretty flat and we have no idea if this impersonation was on point or awful because we don’t really know anything about La Lupe.

Latrice. Oh Latrice. We love you, but impersonations are not your thing. Your personality is so big that it makes it hard for you to take on another character.

Chad’s Bette Davis was flawless. Shannel’s Lucy could have used some work. She had tons of energy, but lacked her iconic voice.

Juju and Raven were actually both good (maybe the former better than the latter). They (along with Chad) were at the top in terms of performance, but even the best characters left something to be desired.

The Runway

Alexis: MESS. She still cannot proportion her body correctly. Yara: Sexy – She absolutely embodies 60’s mod. Love the two piece (where’s our biscuit?) – she made us want to grab a cooler full of glass coke bottles and our surf boards and hit the playa with her.

Cute. Juju and Raven looked flawless on the runway last week. Their outfits really played on each other’s. But this week, their dresses were too similar, stifling them and their personalities.

As usual, Nina’s makeup is flawless and she does a great job of running with the theme and making it her own. Tammie, on the other hand, just looks like the same ‘ol Tammie Brown. Cuckoo cuckoo bananas as usual.

Chad’s dress is by far the best outfit on the runway. But what is up with Shannel’s makeup? It kind of looks like Lucille Ball and Golem’s love child in Twiggy drag.

Latrice, stunning as ever. Manila looks great, but we agreed that she looked incredibly cross-eyed. She handled that critique incredibly well and embraced the shit out of it.

The bottom two this week were Latrila and Brown Flowers, with Latrice and Tammie doing the LSFTL. Normally, we’d equate Latrice to a boot and her opponent to an ant, but Tammie held her own. It didn’t save her, though.

We have to say, that we just hate this team dynamic. It really takes away from the competition and, more importantly, from the competitors. Bold personalities like Shannel’s and Raven’s get lost in their teams.

In fact, this setup does a disservice to the viewers — we lose the opportunity to watch incredibly talented queens like Nina Flowers compete and show us what they are made of.

If anything, this season only serves to give us context for the main event – Untucked – which has been a lot more entertaining and honest than the show itself..


Show Us Your Brown Flowers, Hunty.

We’re back huntiesssss!

by [J]ustin + [M]artin

RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race kicked off in high style as the girls entered the work room for the first time to see who they’d be competing against this time around.

Pandora entered first, looking fierce in black and white, followed by Latrice who is always here to make us EAT IT.

Yara was the next of the miss congeniality queens to enter the workroom, and calls the other two girls her little enchiladas and we’ve been calling everyone that ever since.

Shannel came in next, proving she hasn’t lost any of her showgirl fashion sense. Next up was Raven, the original dark lady of drag race and our favorite psychological woman.

Alexis entered looking ZzZZzZZzZZzZzZzZzZZZ

No gracias.

Chad Michaels served some Hunger Games tribute realness.

Your braid done been snatched, Katniss.

Manila’s Cruella-inspired look had us gagging. She said it herself: this is what drag is all about. We’re into it. Also, we want to give a personal thank you to Manila for walking in and killing Alexis’s self-indulgent buzz upon her arrival. That bitch was ROA (READ On Arrival).

Mimi Imfurst came in next with some boring rehearsed line about not being fat anymore and we don’t care.

That’s when our favorite LOCA entered. Nina Loca Flowers ranked a 9.9 on the Richter scale as she pummeled into the work room in a neon onesie that had us gagging.

Next down the line was our homegirl JujuBEEEEEE.

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a drag queen that shares our affinity for big d***s and fried chicken (in that order).

Last to enter the workroom was Miss Tammie Brown. Okay. Now. We like weird things. We like Sharon Needles, we like Lady Gaga and let’s not forget about the fact that we blog about men in dresses. But Tammie kind of makes us uncomfortable. We are intrigued, nonetheless.

The queens looked pretty happy to be in one room together, but all that changed when Ru told the girls that they’ll be working in pairs for the entire competition.

Tammie Brown and Pandora Boxx look divastated by the news.  Others are elated to work with their drag kindred spirits (read, Rujubee, Shad) and take home 500,000 chicken nuggets (read, Jujubee, making Boston proud).

Here’s how the teams were broken down:

Team Rujubee (Raven and Jujubee)
Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon)
Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
Team Mandora (Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Boxx)
Team Shad (Shannel and Chad Michaels)
Team Brown Flowers (Tammie Brown and Nina Flowers)

We just need to say one thing here to Mimi Imfurst, whose first choice of partner was Chad Michaels: keep dreaming sweetheart. She’s not our favorite queen, and she’s not our least favorite (*cough* Queefy *cough*), but we can’t help but feel like she was a throw away contestant. Whether it was Pandora or even Chad, her team would have gone down first regardless.

Sorry, Mimi.

Challenge: The Photo Shoot

As every RPDR buff knows, the first challenge of every season is a photo shoot – typically shot by Mike Ruiz (where were you this time, papi?).

The girls were asked to give their best “opposites attract” shots – one set of stripped down rillness, and another set of glam shots.

Our personal favorite this week was Rujubee. We love this team because they have such good synergy together without ever sacrificing their own personalities and styles.

Also let’s talk about the balls it literally took to do this:

Our least favorite? Shanel and Chad’s photo. We love both of these queens so so dearly, but their necks looked like vajays of the mashed ravioli kind.

The Runway

Your favorites will try, and they will fail.

Shad served up pheasant and peacock REALNESS, and came to prove why they are the top divas. Poise incarnate, these two divas have never been the type to shy from true eleganza.

Rujubee worked it in a black and white burlesque look. Our desire is to look half is good in a unitard after a few hash brownies. These were the clear winners in our book.

Latrila’s Teletubby gimmick was cute, but this time around Manila will need more than a kids show to get by (lest we forget her Big Bird ensemble that nearly sent her home in season 3). We couldn’t help but feel like something was missing with this look.

Brown Flowers worked the runway with their gothic look. While we have to say that this is a very Nina Flowers look, we were surprised to see it actually work for Tammie as well.

Yarlexis attempted to be cute by putting their own pictures on their outfits. They probably owe Willam a rupology for stealing her idea. We feel like we’ve seen these outfits from each of them before. We expect more from Yara. Alexis, not so much.

But it was the green Muppet mess of Mandora that we just couldn’t take. Clearly neither of them watched last season when Michelle Visage voiced her hatred for the color green.

As for the challenge winner? Latrila’s photo spread earned them the top queens spot of the week. The bottom two teams were Mandora and Shad.

When the time had come to Lip Sync For Their Lives, Ru announced that lip syncs will be done tag team style. That’s right. One queen performs for each pair. The other two stand off next to a big red button that allows them to tap each other out. The catch is that the button can only be used once per team in the entire competition.

The LSFYL was in the hands of Mimi and Chad. We’re sorry but AS IF Mimi had a prayer performing against Motherdust.

To quote friend of J&M and legendary entertainer, Wanda Sparkles “Mimi Imfurst vs Chad Michaels? that’s like pitting an ant against God.” And surprise surprise, God squashed that ant. Mimi was sent packing, and unfortunately, Pandora along with her.

It was pretty unfair that Mimi was even brought back at all, as it was essentially a death sentence to whomever she was paired with.

So farewell Pandora, we will miss you in All Stars, but know that your loss is not in vain. Because of your selfless sacrifice we no longer need to endure Mimi every Monday.

Our predictions for this season? We have a feeling that the last episode will break the team dynamic, leaving us with some sort of top two or three scenario. In terms of when the teams will be eliminated, here are our guesses:

Pandora and Mimi
Yara and Alexis
Latrice and Manila
Nina and Tammie
Chad and Shannel
Raven and Jujubee


Pandora and Mimi
Nina and Tammie
Yara and Alexis
Latrice and Manila
Chad and Shannel
Raven and Jujubee

What are your predictions?



We’re Baaaaaaaaaaaack

by [J]ustin and [M]artin

Well, kind of.

Christmas in July came for us RPDR fans when we were treated to a teaser for the first ever season of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race.

And no one knows how to hype up to an amazing season of TV better than Rusus.

Up until now, the cast has been a complete secret, our only clues being a black-lit preview of the competing queens, obscured faces and illuminated wigs, lashes and accessories being our only clues to their identities.

We now have confirmaysh of the final roster, and bitches, it is time to tuck and cover because it is about to get severe up in here, as some of the toughest competitors of the past four years hit the stage to turn it out. again.

Allow us to put on our reading glasses:


Tammie BrownThe quirky Tammie Brown is in town. Tammie Brown couldn’t quite break the dawn and was eliminated second in season 1 by Akasha’s sinus infection. Sort of. In actuality, she didn’t know the lyrics to some godawful Michelle Williams song and just kinda gave up during her Lipsync For Your Life. She was something of a train wreck, but at the same time had a look unlike anything we’ve seen since she was on the show. We’re oddly fascinated by this one, so we’re not complaining about her return. But it probably won’t be long before we’re over our fascinaysh and start to want the real competition to start (sans her, if you haven’t caught our drift).


The original bitch is back and her name is Shannel. Shannel is by far one of the most seasoned queens the show has ever seen and one most love to hate. In season 1 she was critiqued for being too much of an ice queen and never really showing she could be vulnerable (you have to remember that this was before Raven came along). But who could forget the epic LSFYL (that’s Lipsync For Your Life for you newbies) to Whitney’s “Greatest Love of All” when her Medusa headpiece “fell off” mid-belt? Needless to say, the bitch turned it and set the standard for LSFYL’s for the entire series. Shannel has the visual look to work the runway and a boat-load (or as we say in the RPDR world, a Mystique Summers Madison-load) of confidence, but it remains to be seen if she can compete with the girls of later seasons who raised the bar even higher.

Nina Flowers
Last but not least, Nina Flowers is back and ready to get LOCA. After coming in second in season 1, Nina, who is easily one of the most original and talented of all RPDR queens ever, is back and out for blood. We love her edgey, “is it gothic/is it not?” style and her unparalleled makeup skills, and herkind-heartedness offstage coupled with her on stage ferocity makes her one of the top queens to beat in our opinion.

Pandora BoxxPandorrrraaaaaa Boxx, our first resident funny lady is back in action and ready for the race. After her elimination was coined the most controversial by Entertainment Weekly, it comes as no surprise that she’s back for another chance. Pandora comes to us as the fan’s choice winner – she was originally a very close second to Sharon Neeldes, who dropped out of All Stars. As much as we love Ms. Needles, we’re glad it worked out this way because Pandora is one queen we definitely want to keep watching. She’s definitely got the comedic chops and knows how to work an audience, but will need to pull off more than just comedy if she wants to make it to the top 3 this time around. Her biggest criticisms in her season were about her wardrobe, so let’s hope she makes Santino eat his words this time around. And maybe she can key his car a little for us in the process.

What a sin!!! Up next is our beloved Bostonian, Jujubee (and she is STILL here)! This fabulous gay-sha returns to the race after coming in 3rd place in season 2. One of the all time fan faves, Jujubee showed off her lip syncing skills thrice, snatching the wigs off the likes of Sahara Davenport (um YAS at that “Black Velvet” LSFYL), Pandora Boxx, and Tatiana. And who could ever forget her leg-and-dairy read of the other queens during the shade-throwing, library card holding, reading challenge. Juju was sadly eliminated in the top 3, disappointing a lot of RPDR fans who hoped that season 2 would crown a queen with personality. But we have a feeling she’ll really make it far again in All Stars.
The last queen from season 2 is runner up, Raven. One of the fiercest queens the show has ever had, with one of the nastiest attitudes. We knew we’d see Raven again in All Stars, and we are quite curious to see which queens will feel her wrath this time around. We’re not going to lie, her constant maiming of Tatiana was unnecessary and unflattering, but we hope she lets the likes of Mimi Imfurst or Alexis Mateo’s receding hairline really have it. Regardless, you can expect this dark lady to serve it up this season.

Mimi Imfurst
Welcome back the plus sized “funny” lady, Mimi Imfurst. Can’t lie, this spot should have gone to someone else. Really…anyone else, and we can think of a whole bunch (Jessica Wild, Ongina, Mariah, Delta, Tatiana…WILLAM) would have been better. Mimi will likely cry once she realizes that her weight loss now makes her even less funny than before, causing her to get DQ’d a la Willam once the producers find out that she’s been getting Chick Fil A delivered to her hotel room, which everyone knows is like a performance enhancer for self-loathing fat gay men. Either that or Raven will unhinge her jaw and swallow her whole. Mimi was eliminated after picking up India Farrah during a LSFYL…and we would love to see her even TRY with one of these other queens.

Yara Sofia
Hecha hecha hecha p’alante! Yara Sofia is back and we could not be more excited. Yara was one queen who had plenty of talent and never truly got to show it off. Unfortunately, this queen compromised a lot of her true style during the competition (just Google her and see what we mean). Coming in fourth, who could forget when Yara was eliminated after breaking down in tears in the middle of her lip sync. Still, an expert makeup artist with body for days, Yara better be coming for these queens.

Alexis Mateo
BAM! Alexis Mateo is back and we don’t care. She’s boring, not that great, and fell incredibly flat in the top 3 next to Manila and Qween Raja. We’re not sure if it’s her tired pageant drag, or her inability to emote anything other than that stupid grin, but she just does not do it for us. Again, would have loved to see someone else here, but while she was able to get through season 3 (which had limited competition) this season’s queens won’t be as forgiving.
Manila Luzon
The only Heather to return for All Stars, Manila Luzon is back for her second chance at the crown. While Manila may not be our favorite queen (she’s kind of annoying tbh), the bitch can turn it, and we expect to see more original looks walk down that runway. Manila’s given us an unforgettable LSFYL and we expect her to bring it one more time.

Latrice Royale
 Latriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! The large and in charge, chunky yet funky, big bold and beautiful, what can we say, but we want some more, Latrice motha f**kin Royale will be returning to our screens this Fall. A huge fan favorite, Latrice proved to be the first big girl who really wowed us with her poise, polish, and personality, reminding us that Jesus is a biscuit and he will sop you up! We have high hopes for this queen, but it will definitely take some new looks and originality for Latrice to take down some of these other competitors.

Chad Michaels
And last but not least, Motherdust Chad, the lady pimp, Michaels will be back for All Stars. One of the best queens in drag race history (hell, in DRAG history!) the only thing that stood in Chad’s way of a wouldabeen obvious win was the now legendary Sharon Needles. One of the nicest queens we’ve ever met, Chad is perfectly self-aware and carries herself with the dignity we expect in our next drag superstar. She’s coming back to make herstory yet again,and with the way she pummeled the stage in her final LSFYL last season, the crown is hers for the taking.

That’s it lady boys! All 12 queens competing in all stars, unless of course a 13th queen pops out of a box (and we are praying to Ru for Willam) this will be the lineup. From a personal standpoint, we would love to see the top 3 consist of Jujubee, Nina Flowers, and Chad Michaels. But with such a fierce line up (give or take a Mimi), it really is anybody’s game.

We hope you enjoyed this little taste of the All Stars to come as much as we did. Be sure to check back in a couple of months when All Stars stars (and the drama) continues!

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