“I didn’t see the Golden Globes, because the idea of watching of watching the popular rich kids in high school congratulating themselves, the idea of the popular, beautiful rich kids from high school putting on a show to congratulate themselves … oh boy.”
–RuPaul, on the whole trouble with awards season, in Paper magazine. Ru also dishes on the new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the latest crop of queens. “The new groups are always different shades of…shade.It’s hard to put into words, but they’re young. They’re very contemporary. We’ve got some girls who are old-school but not as many as we’ve had in the past.” [Paper Mag]
I was too wrapped up trying to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy to watch last night’s episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” but this interview with the GOILS will have to suffice in the meantime. Julie Klausner chatted with the queens about important election issues (like which candidate is hotter), dressing up Halloween and why biological women need to werk a deeper lip. [NY Mag]
Werk! “RuPual’s Drag Race” is baaaackkk! You can read a full recap of last night’s premiere episode here. During last season’s finale, disqualified queen Willam Belli refused to RuPologize for breaking the rules of his/her contract to appear on the show — including seeing his husband on the sly while filming. The opposite of RuPologizing is taking full “Responsitrannity” for your fierceness. By the end of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” season, you won’t be able to forget this tune. Never forget. All the joy has just come back to my world. Except for one half of last night’s elimination, which I am sadsies about. Sorry, no spoilers. [ONTD, NYMag.com]
Dida Ritz and Latrice Royale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” brilliantly recreate Nene Leakes and Sheree Whitfield’s famous falling out on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Some of the most creative shade throwing I’ve seen in a while. Next episode suggestion: Sheree’s infamous fight with the party planner, Anthony. I think Dida can serve up some “Who gon’ check me boo?” realness. [WOW]
WERK! Take that, Tyra and your “America’s Next Top Model All-Stars.” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is doing an all-stars season, and obviously, it will be way better. Sister against sister, squirrelfriend against squirrelfriend — 12 of the best Queens are back to battle it out on the catwalk. Ahem. Pandora Box and Latrice Royale are getting the chance at redemption I’ve been dreaming of. Sickening. October 2012, all will be right with the world again. [WOW]
If you watched Willam Belli on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season, you noticed two things: one, he is an incredibly talented and beautiful performer; and two, he was smart enough to be the bitchiest, most ego-centric drag queen in the room. After all, reality TV viewers may love Miss Congeniality (Latrice Royale, in this case), but the cameras love drama.
I caught up with Willam just before the finale event for a series of more serious videos about politics and bullying, but you can’t keep the performer behind “Love You Like A Big Schlong” or “Chow Down (At Chick-fil-A)” from cracking wise. What you can, however, get is the lyricist behind “The Vagina Song to respond to charges of misogyny and transphobia … once you explain what “misogyny” means. [YouTube] Keep reading »