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The Final Stretch

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RuPaul’s Drag Race

I’ve been avoiding posting anything about RuPaul’s Drag Race.  I haven’t read a spoiler about the winner yet, and I don’t want to know anything until the finale airs in Canada.

Nevertheless, the show has been a riot.  Last night’s Canadian episode was a recap full of unseen footage and bonus clips.  My favorite finalist, Nina Flowers, was revealed to be every bit as wonderful, creative and charming as the previous episodes have shown.  In America’s Next Top Model lingo, she modeled through the competition.  Bebe Zahara Benet was given the  winner’s edit, with a full story arc and a brush with elimination just to ensure that she’s not resting on pretty.  Upstart Rebecca Glasscock was given the no personality edit, which practically ensures her a third-place finish.  It was lucky for her that Shannel had lost her spark in the previous episode.

I was delighted to see RuPaul give my beloved Tammie Brown her due when she mentioned that it was important for a queen to know her history.  I truly believe that people don’t get Tammie because most people are too stupid to get Tammie.  When your memory only goes back to lunchtime, a girl who channels the golden age of cinema can’t really compete, can she?

Along the way to the finale, the show has been an absolute pleasure to watch.  Special guests like Bob Mackie, Debra Wilson, Charo and a bunch of butch chicks who really needed makeovers have made this one of the greatest reality shows I’ve ever seen.  Hopefully, there’s a second season in the works where some of my favorites from the casting site get on the show.  Pandora Boxx, Raya Light, Holy Grail and Artemis Chase, I’m looking at you.  Just because you didn’t make it the first time, that doesn’t mean you won’t take the title the next time.  It happened to drag-queen wannabe Jaslene Gonzales, and it could happen to you, too!

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March 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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  1. Hey Girl!

    I’m getting all ready for the casting process which is supposed to start on May 1st! Looking forward to seeing you on there again I hope as well!



    Artemis Chase

    April 1, 2009 at 12:24 am

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