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Blue Jam

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RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« on: March 02, 2020, 03:25:45 PM »
After what feels like only five minutes since Drag Race UK finished, the original is back:



Having watched the show's scabby British cousin may spoil my enjoyment a tad, but whatevs, bring on the humourless but polished queens...

Blue Jam

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 06:13:04 PM »
The Vivienne as Trump, yaaaaaay!

Heidi n'Closet's trilling has gotten old already. I also agree with the judges that that's possibly the worst drag name ever.

Hope all these fashion queens eager to prove how very serious they are about fashion don't hang about for too long. Only six queens revealed so far, so I hope we get a few comedy queens later.

Early favourites: Jackie Cox- seems to have a sense of humour and is about more than looking pretty at least. Is she Persian though? She should have said.

Also: Crystal Methyd. Not a fan of the name but she some of the most interesting looks.
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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 09:56:11 PM »
Anyone know where I can get the Untucked episodes? The first one doesn't seem to have turned up in "the usual places" for US telly, and apparently Netflix isn't putting them up until the end of the season, which kind of defeats the object.

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 09:12:27 AM »
Also liking Jackie so far, but I can see she's going to milk those sixties looks for all they're worth. She was the only real standout for me, but it still looks like the standard is going to be higher than the last few series based on that sample.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 04:32:30 PM »
Anyone know where I can get the Untucked episodes? The first one doesn't seem to have turned up in "the usual places" for US telly, and apparently Netflix isn't putting them up until the end of the season, which kind of defeats the object.

If you have a VPN you can watch it live on the VH1 website (just give a different fake email every week). They play Untucked straight after the main show. You didn't miss anything this week, just a mild conversation between Heidi and Nicki Minaj about her critique.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 04:27:20 PM »
Allegations have arisen about Sherry Pie. He's accused of pretending to be a casting agent and getting younger men to send him sexually explicit videos (full details in this reddit thread). This is picking up steam on social media from prominent Queens, could Sherry Pie's career be over before it even began?
Also, she's rumored to be top 4! I'd say there's a lot of nervous producers in WOW at the moment.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 11:10:16 PM »

Blue Jam

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 08:29:51 PM »
^^^ all I can say is that knowing the above and watching Sherry Pie in episode 2 is very weird right now.

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 07:35:58 PM »
So how we feelin bout this then

Seems a lot of folks are calling or her to be edited out, but since main sources are saying she "won't be appearing in the finale" I'd henge a bet on her having gotten very far in the contest which would make said editing extremely hard, especially with this show.

Hearing a fair amount of "cancelling the season wouldn't be fair on the other queens who worked so hard throughout", totally discounting the feelings of the victims who endured a load of horrible degradation and sexual manipulation.

This is an ugly situation but honestly I feel like they should probably can the whole thing. Even if you edit Sherry Pie out she will always be there to some extent, and whichever way you look at it, that's giving a known abuser a public platform.

Blue Jam

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 07:38:28 PM »
AOC as a guest judge is quite a coup, no? Also pretty hilarious:

https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-rupauls-drag-race-response_n_5e470baac5b64433c6164729

Season 13: Michelle Obama, please.

Blue Jam

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2020, 07:43:11 PM »
So how we feelin bout this then

Seems a lot of folks are calling or her to be edited out, but since main sources are saying she "won't be appearing in the finale" I'd henge a bet on her having gotten very far in the contest which would make said editing extremely hard, especially with this show.

Hearing a fair amount of "cancelling the season wouldn't be fair on the other queens who worked so hard throughout", totally discounting the feelings of the victims who endured a load of horrible degradation and sexual manipulation.

This is an ugly situation but honestly I feel like they should probably can the whole thing. Even if you edit Sherry Pie out she will always be there to some extent, and whichever way you look at it, that's giving a known abuser a public platform.

Yes, it's made for very uncomfortable viewing. I didn't finish episode 2 last night because I wasn't in the mood for it, and I think it's partly because of Sherry Pie doing this whole comedy camp drag thing and going on about Hollywood-inspired drag when we know what else she did which was inspired by Hollywood. I couldn't enjoy her drag at all and I think I may struggle to get through this season tbh.

alan nagsworth

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2020, 07:57:11 PM »
Yeah I mean, these days I find it increasingly difficult to even sit through music by Bowie or Iggy without grimacing a bit and feeling like it's something we should be moving away from, but this is happening right now, and as you've said, it seems like her aesthetic is quite intrinsically linked to the unpleasant stuff she's done. I am very interested to see what becomes of all this.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 10:10:51 PM »
They should edit her down as much as they can (get rid of confessionals, wacky workroom moments) but with the time constraints that might be impossible. They are already editing her out of all WOW youtube videos (Fashion Photo Ruview, the Pit Stop, etc.). As bad as it is, it would've been even worse if she won and THEN this all came out.

But even putting all of this aside, he was fucking annoying in that "theatre kid" way (Jan too actually, don't shoot me) and her fashion choices were terrible barring the entrance look.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 11:28:26 PM »
Get Georgia Tasda in.

alan nagsworth

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 11:43:05 PM »
So are other people here boycotting this? I didn’t even watch episode 2, fuck it I don’t care. Love this show to pieces but I can’t abide giving abusers a celebratory platform in this day and age. 2020’s a write off already so this may as well get in the bin with it.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2020, 04:53:38 AM »
In fairness they are editing her out as much as possible - no confessionals, only speaking when interacting with another queen (I did laugh this week when SP's disembodied voice started an emotional conversation about their mothers). I really forget she's even there until the runway. Honestly if it was that pile of shite season 11 cast I might use this as an excuse to stop watching but this season has real potential.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2020, 10:03:06 AM »
It's becoming a fun game to spot where she's stood/sat at the edge and been cropped out of the shot.

buttgammon

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 10:17:37 AM »
Is it me or have they ramped up the editing in the last editing or two? She seemed almost absent in the most recent episode (thankfully).

Also, Aiden Zhane really irritates me to almost Eureka levels. Moody, whiny, lazy and always doing the same thing with her eye make-up.

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2020, 08:52:15 AM »
Rock M. Sakura was robbed!

One of the best people in there and got chucked in in favour of some really crap queens like Aiden Zhane.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2020, 04:27:43 AM »
I'm bored with this now it seems nailed on for Gigi. Although if the lockdown lasts another month they'll have to film the finale through Facetime, which would still be an improvement on season 11.

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2020, 05:03:23 PM »
Jan should've won the Madonna challenge

buttgammon

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Re: RuPaul's Drag Race season 12
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2020, 05:31:52 PM »
Jan should've won the Madonna challenge

Agreed - she clearly thinks so too judging by the look on her face when Gigi won it!

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