Tonight marked the end of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' All Stars 3, and yours truly has quite a bit to say.....
It's not exactly going to be positive.
In a finale that saw Trixie Mattel crowned champion, it took us awhile to get there. With plenty of drama. And some bullshit new format courtesy of Mama Ru.
After a bit of a rocky & uneven season that saw BenDelaCreme bow out after being the clear front runner for the crown, the final 4 of Shangela, Bebe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport, and Trixie Mattel battled it out.
The queens took part in an epic music video extravaganza set to RuPaul's 'Kitty Girl', but that wasn't the big shocker of the episode.
RuPaul revealed that the eliminated queens would return for one final time, judging the final 4 and making the decision as to WHO would make top 2.
There lies our issue.
Let's be real:
Along with Dela, Shangela was the front runner this season, and while Trixie had the fan base, she suffered on the show, not performing to the standard that some expected. This includes yours truly. This new format with the eliminated queens coming back to make final judgment hurts the namesake of the series. I would like to think Ru would have included Shangela in the top 2 along with Trixie.
But instead, Shangela doesn't even MAKE top 2.
This is why the format was flawed.
Watching the eliminated queens interact with them was painful, as it really showed that this wasn't about the competition at all. It was a popularity contest. Was there any ever doubt that Chi Chi was going to pick Kennedy?
Of course not.
Here's the tea ladies and gays:
This season wasn't great. It was flawed. But congrats to Trixie Mattel.
The season will however though, be remembered for Shangela & Dela's exit.
SEASON 10 NEXT WEEK!!