To no shock, season 15 has lastly fallen sufferer to its first very oddly judged episode. I’ve gone forwards and backwards about how I really feel about all of the placements a lot that I rewatched your complete episode.
The queens re-enter the Werk Room following Sugar’s elimination, and it’s clear it’s weighing closely on Spice. I actually appreciated the sisterhood displayed by the queens following Sugar’s elimination as a result of I can solely think about how a lot the elimination affected Spice.
They undergo the pleasantries of congratulating Loosey LaDuca and produce up a bit of backstage drama between Mistress Isabelle Brooks and Marcia Marcia Marcia about who was second to Loosey’s first. This entire second or third dialog is simply so silly as a result of whether or not you have been second or third, you didn’t win the problem.
The following day, the queens stroll in and are met by Ru. We get a mini-challenge for the primary time in ceaselessly, and it’s the annual and iconic Studying Problem. The queens pay homage to the legendary queer movie Paris is Burning and skim — or throw shade (or if you happen to’re not queer, roast) — one another.
This section fell sufferer to the one-hour time-slot as every queen solely obtained one learn in, minus Sasha Colby, Mistress Isabelle Brooks and Loosey LaDuca. Nevertheless, the one learn per queen did make this one of many strongest studying challenges in awhile. I believed Sasha had the strongest reads, however Ru declared Loosey the winner. In her learn to Malaysia, she mainly stated, “Identical to the flight, that you must disappear,” which despatched me.
The maxi-challenge is a design problem. The queens have been randomly cut up into three completely different trend homes impressed by three of the primary judges on Drag Race: Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. The queens looted rooms impressed by the judges after which created cohesive but particular person seems utilizing the supplies.
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The Home of Kressley was made up of Anetra, Salina EsTitties, Robin Fierce and Jax. The Home of Mathews was made up of Loosey LaDuca, Sasha Colby, Malaysia Babydoll Foxx and Marcia Marcia Marcia. The Home of Visage was made up of Luxx Noir London, Aura Mayari, Amethyst, Spice and Mistress.
The queens obtained their supplies and commenced making their outfits. Irrespective of what number of seasons, and even worldwide franchises of Drag Race exist, there’ll all the time be some queens who have no idea learn how to sew. At this level, it’s so inevitable that I simply roll my eyes and transfer on.
I don’t know if producers had seen fan backlash and in some way re-edited the episodes to incorporate issues followers needed to see again — reminiscent of extra story normally — however this episode positively highlighted extra queens. This made it laborious to comply with as a result of they might solely shine gentle on every queen for a number of seconds. The storyline this season made my head spin, and I actually couldn’t comply with it.
However one factor that was introduced again was Ru chatting with the queens within the Werk Room. We hear that the Home of Kressley all sew and that Ru is able to ship Amethyst dwelling and hates the entire workforce’s design. Ru mainly stated to Amethyst: “You don’t sew, you’ve been within the backside two twice, goodbye.”
The stitching continues, and we hear chats about how that is the primary time Malaysia has ever sewn, and Amethyst is struggling to design her look. Spice is requested who she thought ought to’ve been within the backside as a substitute of Sugar or herself as a result of she stated that on the prime of the episode. There’s a number of different half-fleshed out tales that don’t come to any fruition within the episode — a bunch of blips of nothing.
The queens enter the Werk Room the subsequent day and start preparing for the runways. I actually loved Jax opening up about rising up being adopted by white mother and father in the midst of Connecticut.
We hit the runway, and total, I feel Home of Visage was the strongest. I feel they have been capable of seize Michelle’s vibe whereas nonetheless making it distinctive. Luxx had the strongest look from the group whereas Spice had the weakest look. Amethyst wasn’t nice, however I believed the look was fantastic.
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Second to the Home of Visage I’d put Home of Kressley with Jax or Robin being the most effective and Salina the worst. Lastly, I believed Home of Matthews was very weak. Marcia had the most effective look, however Sasha carried herself very properly. Malaysia was additionally OK however actually simply OK, and Loosey’s was not cohesive.
The highest queens are introduced to be Luxx, Sasha, Malaysia and Robin, and the bottoms are Jax, Salina and Amethyst. The one half I agree on is Luxx. Jax had probably the most dynamic look in her group, and it was nowhere close to a backside look. Malaysia’s was simply common, and Sasha had a showering swimsuit on with a cape. I travel on Salina — I actually didn’t and nonetheless don’t know learn how to really feel.
Luxx Noir London is introduced the winner of the problem, and I agree. Amethyst and Salina are introduced as the underside two and lip-sync for his or her lives to “Q.U.E.E.N” by Janelle Monáe. I liked this lip sync as a result of I’m such a Janelle Monáe stan, and the music is simply so enjoyable. I like, love, love any double cut up on the identical beat second from the queens, so I used to be dwelling when that occurred.
Salina is introduced the winner of the lip-sync, and on her third lip-sync, we see Amethyst sashay away. I felt dangerous as a result of I feel Amethyst was by no means given an opportunity to show herself, however I’m excited to see what she does post-show.
All in all, this episode felt very mishmash and laborious to comply with. It felt like a lot occurred whereas additionally actually nothing on the similar time.