AT-TEN-TION! This week on RuPaul’s Drag Race the dragtestants need to makeover their drag sister. Those drag sisters are newly-out gay veterans. Some appear to be in their 20s or 30s, while the oldest is in his 60s.
To pair up the family members, the drag queens need to go to drag booty camp for a military-style workout. Putting them through the paces is Storm from Barry’s Boot Camp. Fans in Southern California can enjoy his Butts & Legs class a couple of times today, so work it out. I live in Milwaukee, where no trainer, or anyone else, is named Storm. Alaska takes the competition so she gets to put vets with the other contestants. Alaska makes the classic mistake of keeping the conventionally prettiest one for herself. Alaska, you’ve been trying out for this show for years. While you might think this is a good strategy, it has almost never worked out.
Jinkx is working with the oldest vet, which Alaska thought would put her at a disadvantage. But that vet also knew Judy Garland. How perfect is that? He also thinks that he killed Judy Garland by introducing her to a new sleeping pill. Over-dramatic much? Ru points out that Judy was well on her way before he told Judy about any new pill.
Roxxxy is all going to mopey-town because her vet is hairy. It’s called a razor, Roxxxy, come on now. In Roxxxy’s mind, all of the other vets are prettier or better or somehow conspiring against her. Detox is slightly distracted by how cute her vet is. And while Alaska’s vet is thin & cute, in drag she can’t walk like a girl to save her life.
Along with the drag transformation, the teams have to come up with a ‘color guard’ routine. As usual, some contestants wing it (usually to horrible results) and other contestants actually think about what they’re going to do ahead of time.
Most of the vets look halfway decent, given they’re manly men that have never worn makeup or heels. The exception to that is Coco’s ‘daughter’ Horchata. That’s because Coco has never painted anyone else’s face before, and it shows. Also Coco’s love of orange is firmly in place. Shall we see a demonstration?
Detox gets read for the dress her sister is wearing. She gives Beth Adone (awesome name, no?) a bow right in the middle of her dress, something that Roxxxy got read for a few weeks ago. Detox needs to turn her listening ears on which is a problem she’s had in the past.
And for all of Roxxxy’s whining about body hair & her marine not being pretty, she ends up winning the challenge. Not surprisingly Detox and Coco are in the bottom two. After 4 times in the bottom, Coco has reached the end of journey.
We’re down to the final 4 – RoLaskaToxx and Jinkx Monsoon. Will next week be the first crack in the clique or will Jinkx let the pressure get to her? Tune in next Monday on Logo to find out!