RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 episode 3 begins with some serious shade coming from Jasmine Masters. She lays into Trixie, Fame, Pearl & Violet. Behind their back, of course. They all look alike! They’re young! They’re skinny! They don’t know anything about performance! Take it easy gurl! Although I can see her point about Violet not wearing panties. I would prefer she wear them as well.
To She or Not to She – that tis the question! Ru is setting us up for a challenge of Shakespearean proportions.
But first a mini-challenge that’s completely unrelated! The queens are asked to release their inner Golden Girl and dress up in their best old-lady drag and dance the line. It’s a Soul Train dance line, or Sissy that Walker as Ru calls it. Amid the old lady jokes, the winners are Max and Kennedy Davenport.
And the question remains – where did Jasmine get the loaf of bread? (Ok, so I’m just telling you what I heard, but over on Reddit the T is being spilled. Apparently Jasmine brought a lot of food with her, including sandwich fixins.) Why did her old lady drag dance with a loaf of bread? Although if you watch Katya RuVeals, you know that she had a can of olive oil on her work station for no apparent reason. So apparently the producers like to put random things around the workroom in the hopes the queens will use them.
Because we’ve still got a lot of queens, we’re still doing acting challenges. This week it’s 2 plays – Romy & Juliet and MacBitch. Hashtag Shakesqueer!
- Ginger Minj
- Trixie Mattel
- Mrs. Kasha Davis
- Jaidynn Diore Fierce
- Miss Fame
- Jasmine Masters
- Kandy Ho
- Violet Chachki
And yes, Violet is upset about being picked last. Well, not upset, but irritated. Actually, not upset at all. It really doesn’t bother her. Really.
If you haven’t been paying attention, this week’s runway is Bearded Beauty. Completing the trifecta of unrelated challenges in 1 episode. Maybe they’re all related by being awesome. That’s the only connection I’m seeing.
Pearl is young & illiterate and had not heard of MacBeth. She also said I could call her young & illiterate, so I did. Girl, go to some theatre. You live in New York. You might be able to catch a show there. Just sayin.
Kennedy starts casting MacBeth. First she says Violet should be MacBitch. When Jasmine is about to be cast as the ghetto girl, she objects by calling it ‘common’ so Kennedy makes Violet the ghetto girl and Jasmine Lady MacBitch. And by the end of the segment, she switches the roles on Jasmine on Violet back again. Yay decisiveness!
Trixie thinks some girls in her group are going to be shakey-dear. Their group obviously didn’t have that much drama, so we don’t see too much from them.
Jaidynn Diore Fierce has a mini meltdown in the middle of their performance. The rest of the cast rally’s around her, especially Max who just seems sweeter & sweeter as the season progresses.
Team Kennedy appears to really screw things up. Actually, upon a second watching, I don’t think anyone can blame editing on this one. They’re just bad. Pearl is bad. Jasmine is bad. Kennedy is bad. Kandy Ho is bad. Not knowing lines bad; sleepwalking through the performance bad; no energy bad.
The only two that appear good are Katya and Violet. Say what you want about Violet being bitchy & overconfident, she does deliver when she is called on.
RuPaul says that in seven seasons of doing Drag Race, she’s never seen a car crash this bad. Eeesch, I would not want to be any of those girls.
As the queens are getting ready for the runway, the Bitter Old Lady Brigade – Mrs Kasha Davis, Kennedy Davenport, Ginger Minj and Jasmine Masters – start talking about the younger queens. The younger queens talk about their respective aesthetics. The Bitter Old Lady Brigade talks about knowing who you are as a person & how these younger queens don’t get it yet.
For example, Ginger talks about a woman who came to her club as part of her bucket list. She had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer with 2 weeks to live and ended up attending shows for about a year. When she didn’t show up, the queens at the club put together a show and brought it to her hospice room. It’s a sweet moment that doesn’t feel staged/forced. Well done, Drag Race. More of this kind of emotional moments instead of “Hey, Fame, let’s see your random collection of photos!”
The guest judges joining us tonight are Kat Dennings and Mel B. Beards are interpreted several ways on the runway – most are traditional, Jasmine painted on scruff, Pearl went for a glittery red sculpture. Many beard jokes ensue. Trixie and Max had my 2 favorite beards – Trixie looked like a lion while Max did a unique pencil mustache & beard. And of course Katya as Baberaham Lincoln. The name Conchita Wurst NEVER comes up. Shady.
After watching the Shakespearean productions, Max’s team is safe and Max wins the week. The entire team of Kennedy Davenport’s is up for elimination, with good reason. It bears repeating – woof, it was bad.
Kennedy says it was a SHOCK that her team did poorly. A shock I tell you! Whatever, Kennedy, the judges know your team sucked. Michelle comments on Jasmine’s beard and Jasmine goes into disclaimer mode – she can’t glue anything on her face, she actually did know her lines, she didn’t have enough time, blah, blah, blah. Violet mentions that Kennedy didn’t want to do a run-through before getting on stage. Pearl mentions the domino effect & Michelle mentions that Pearl was the first one up, so she started the domino effect.
Kandy Ho gets good feedback from the judges. I didn’t feel like she was good, but she did at least have some energy up on stage. I’ll give her that.
Ru has had it. She doesn’t want to hear any more excuses. From what I’ve heard on the rumor mill, her rant is much longer. I rreeeeeealllly want to hear her entire rant. Come on Logo – release the rant! (Dang! At least, if Reddit is accurate there isn’t a recording of most of the rant, cause Ru had them turn the cameras off. WAAH!)
Kandy Ho and Katya (yay! more Katya RuVeals!) are safe. Violet is safe. Jasmine is up for elimination. Pearl is safe – although Ru tells Pearl repeatedly to wake up. Kennedy, unsurprisingly as team leader, is up for elimination. It’s Kennedy vs Jasmine in the LSFYL.
It’s an ok lip synch to a Kylie Minogue song I’ve never heard. It could really go either way. In the end Kennedy Davenport is around another day. Jasmine Masters is told to sashay away. While I don’t disagree, I thought Jasmine would’ve been around a bit longer. Oh well, twas not to be!
Stay tuned next week for the music video challenge! Who will be a disaster next week? Did you agree with the judge’s decision to send Jasmine home? Sound off below! Byyyyyyeee!
Update: Apparently Jasmine had already packed her stuff even before the lip synch. Check out Untucked for the drama!