It's been a huge 24 hours for us 'Drag Race' fans!!!
Not only did we get another installment of 'All Stars 3' last night, but we also got the whopper of a reveal:
Season 10 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' kicks off March 22nd, AND every episode will be super-sized 90 minute episodes.......
AND Untucked will be airing immediately afterwards!!!
That's 2 WHOLE HOURS of 'Drag Race'!!
You can check out the official teaser below:
So, while we all take that in, yours truly is also here to talk about about last nights episode of 'All Stars 3', because it was a doozy of an episode, and there's a lot to unpack.
While the episode fell victim to being rushed (non-supersized episode), it also gave us some of the first true gags of the season. Following a somewhat underwhelming Snatch Game, Mama Ru revealed that the two winning queens (Shangela and once again Ben Delacreme) EACH won their lip sync and would each have the power to give one of the bottom 3 the chop.
That meant two queens could have gone home......
But that didn't happen.
Chi Chi Devayne finally met her maker this episode and sashayed away, but WHAT A MOMENT it was getting there.
After some tension earlier in the episode, it seemed likely that Shangela would eliminate bottom queen Trixie (more on that soon), and following a complete FAKE OUT, it was Chi Chi who received the lipstick from Shangie and Dela.
Okay, so here's where yours truly comes in with some thoughts/reactions.
Here are my personal feelings on each queens Snatch Game impersonation:
Chi Chi as Maya Angelou - Where the HELL do I start!? Oh, spelling Maya's name wrong on the card was an awful way to kick things off, and Chi Chi never landed a single joke.
Dela as Paul Lynde - Busting out male drag is always risky, but as per the rest of the season, Dela reigned supreme once again. This had yours truly CACKLING with laughter. If you ever want to see how spot on this was, watch some old footage of Lynde on 'Hollywood Squares'. Absolutely hysterical from start to finish.
Kennedy as Phaedra Parks - So much potential......and it landed with a thud.
Bebe as Grace Jones - Bebe landed a couple good zingers, and the look was good, but.....it didn't flow the entire time.
Aja as Crystal LaBeija - Taking on the iconic drag queen, Aja almost landed a knockout. She easily could have been top 3 alongside Dela and Shangela.
Shangela as Jennifer Lewis - Another rightful win just like Dela. Shangie kept the laughs coming fast as she took on the legendary actress. It probably helped that they've worked together before.
Trixie as RuPaul - I don't even know where to begin. This was PAINFUL. As someone who has seen Trixie impersonate Ru on hers and Katya's web series 'UNHhhh', this seemed like a home run on paper. Add to that Trixie's knack for humor and you would guess (like she did) that this was her challenge to lose. NOTHING landed, and it was incredibly awkward when she tried to jump in on others jokes.
Okay, so let's break this down.
Who would have thought, that when All Stars began, Dela and Shangela would be steamrolling the competition, and Trixie wouldn't have a single win, and would wind up bottom 3 in episode 4?
At this point, it's hard to see Trixie winning the competition, HELL even placing Top 3.Right now, it's Dela's to lose, and Shangela is right on her heels.
Trixie needs to win next week. And then the week after. AND AGAIN if she wants to come close to the crown.
I want to hear from YOU guys though:
What did you think of Snatch Game? Were you as underwhelmed as we were? How bad was Trixie?