RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Episode 6 starts with a bit of Acid Betty shade. It seems very forced because if you watched Untucked you know that Acid Betty wasn’t that bitter. And you guys! Naomi Smalls puts a lot of effort into her looks! Does she have to wear a turtleneck now?
Ru’s in the workroom, and he introduces Marc Snetiker, an Entertainment Weekly writer. He says the EW audience loves Drag Race recaps. Huh? Wonder who else does that? And I don’t see many recaps from this season on the EW.com web site. Sure isn’t linked off the main recap page. Huh. Whatever. He doesn’t say much.
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Marc gets to introduce the Reading is Fundamental mini-challenge and watch it up close & personal. He looks really uncomfortable. He gets to say who the winner of the mini-challenge is. I have no illusion that he actually gets to pick the winner. Bob wins. Again. The other girls are thrilled. Especially Thorgy.
Bob gets jewelry for this win, but no main challenge advantage.
It’s the makeover challenge and the people the drag queens are making over are the cast of Little Women: LA. The Little Women have already been told their character from the Wizard of Oz and THEY get to pick the drag queen they’re working with.
Briana – The Wicked Witch – Kim Chi
Brittney – The Citizen of Emerald City – Thorgy Thor
Christy – The Cowardly Lion – Robbie Turner
Elena – Glinda the Good Witch – Bob the Drag Queen
Terra – Tin Woodman – Derrick Barry
Jasmine – The Scarecrow – Naomi Smalls
Tonya – Dorothy – Chi Chi Devayne
Terra knows Derrick since they both do Britney impersonations. We’ll see if knowing each other actually helps them. They need to do twin couture based on their assigned character.
Bob’s nervous because he knows the other girls want him to fail.
In addition to the regular runway, each team has to do some kind of interpretive dance. Naomi doesn’t know what that is. Kim Chi decides her interpretive dance will involve slapping Briana.
Chi Chi apparently isn’t working hard enough for Thorgy. Thorgy’s gotta stop getting mad about other people’s stuff & focus on herself.
Morning of the runway, Bob’s outfit falls apart & he has to make a new one. Not sure why he can’t just put a new zipper in.
Bob’s got so much stuff to do he only starts his makeup when the producers call 15 minutes. He doesn’t even have his outfit on.
Marc Jacob, Todrick Hall and Ross Matthews join Michelle Visage on the judges panel.
The dream sequence/interpretive dance section is super dumb.
In the top are Naomi
and Kim Chi.
In the bottom are Derrick Barry and Robbie Turner.
And now it’s time to bring the shade! Who deserves to go home? Throw someone under the bus!
Chi Chi says Derrick
Bob says Derrick
Naomi says Derrick
Derrick says Chi Chi
Robbie says Chi Chi
Kim Chi says Chi Chi
Thorgy Thor says Chi Chi
Michelle is upset with Derrick for throwing a piece of fabric over a bathing suit again. Throwing two horse penises on your shoulders doesn’t elevate your look Derrick!
Todrick: I didn’t hate the grinch pubes wig. Thank you Todrick. I’m loving this judges panel. It’s so much more entertaining than last week.
Thorgy is safe. Kim Chi is safe. Naomi is the winner of this week’s challenge! Oooh, they get $1000 in spa services! Bob is safe.
Up for elimination is Derrick Barry and Robbie Turner. Obvs. Chi Chi is safe. They’re lip syching to I Love It by Icona Pop. Derrick loses the shoulder pieces and her skirt, but keeps her shoes & wig on. Robbie takes his wig off for no good freaking reason so I assume she’s going home.
And sure enough, it’s Robbie’s turn to go. But first Derrick has to cry about breaking out of his Britney box. Eye roll. Sorry – getting too much of Shannel off that speech Derrick.
What did you guys think? Should Chi Chi have been in the bottom? How much longer do you think Derrick will last?
UPDATE: And here’s Untucked!
(OMG, Derrick. Really? You don’t get it. GAH!)