Afternoon, all! How are we? Another new-ish post today! As you’ve probably already gathered (where have you been if you haven’t), I’ve been having an illicit love affair with RuPaul’s Drag Race, and sorry not sorry, but I’m forcing it on you too! It’s the best addiction, I promise. Here are my seven reasons why you should start watching this very second:
Obviously. If you’ve ever seen the incredible feat of transforming masculine features into a pristine feminine face, you’ll know that this is a reason alone to watch this show. These feminine traits are created, accentuated and complimented via determination, extreme levels of talent, and a collection of holy grail products. Because what more could a gal ask for? I know for a fact that my make-up game has been changed for the better because of Drag Race, and that statement itself speaks absolute volumes.
Violet Chachki of season seven, anyone? Forever. On. Point. She’s not the only one though, the RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are committed to achieving the very best looks 100% of the time. They are walking the runway, after all! I’m also fascinated by the close focus they have on choosing pieces that flatter their features and create a feminine silhouette overall. I need them to teach me to cinch my waist and achieve the perfect walk in six inch heels, stat!
Nobody wants to be in the firing range when two (or more) queens go head to head, but my GOD, is it fun to watch. Phi Phi O’Hara seemed to be at war with everyone over the course of season four, ditto with Serena ChaCha of season five, and Laganja Estranja of season six. I wouldn’t put any of them in the same room out of fear that their bitch switches combined would cause the apocalypse. It makes for good TV though, am I right?
RuPaul always says “Don’t be throwin’ no shade”. But come on, in reality, that’s unavoidable. Bianca del Rio is an absolute sass-master. It’s one of the many reasons why she became America’s Next Drag Superstar of season six. I’ve listed a few examples of the sass above for your enjoyment, and for my own personal giggle-fest.
I honestly don’t think I even need to say any more than that, but I’ll be brief. The boobs, the remarks, the sense of humour, and that laugh. When you hear “Hahaaaaaa!”, bitches better KNOW that Michelle Visage is in the house. Such a boss bitch, I love her.
Lip-Sync For Your Life
One of the most tumultuous moments of every episode. I’m sure that everyone can relate when I say that I’m on the edge of my seat watching two contestants compete to save their skin, essentially by keeping Ru’s eyes on them at all times. The more you put into it, the higher chance you have to stick around. I will never forget the double lip-sync from season seven in adjoining/Siamese costumes. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Waiting around for the fateful “Chantay, you stay… Sashay away” is a key part of every episode, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be a nervous wreck before, during and afterwards. All while rocking out to the ever-banging tunes, of course.
The Acceptance of Others
I’ve been sitting here trying to phrase this in a way that speaks what I see as the truth. But I simultaneously don’t want to offend anyone, so here goes. The Kaitlyn Jenner story came to mind when I was thinking about this. Like Kaitlyn, several of the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race have come out as transgender. Some of them even doing so on the show. People are allowed to be who they are. Regardless of gender, race, religion, or who they dress up to be. The world would be a much better, happier place if everyone could live their lives freely. Without judgement or repercussions. That’s why I believe watching this show is a great idea. Some may gain an understanding of a lifestyle that they once knew nothing about. Better to understand than to disregard and tarnish: it’s so, SO important.
Disclaimer: None of the above images were taken by or belong to me.
Have you watched RuPaul’s Drag Race? What are your thoughts?