Tuesday, April 22, 2014

RPDR s6e10 Drag My Wedding 21 April 2014

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race the queens guest hosted RuPaul's resurrected talk show.  Talk show guests were Georgia Holt and Chaz Bono.  On the runway they all were joined by Paula Abdul.

Courtney Act nabbed her second win.  Now, all remaining contestants have two wins, except for Darienne Lake with one, and Joslyn Fox with none.

Adore Delano and Trinity K. Bonet were bottom two,
with Trinity sent packing.

Before I get into anything, did you notice that this is no longer in play?

Ru goes right to showing her gorgeous face against the white background.  I just found online today that she received protests over the female/she-male mini-challenge in episode four, and that spilled over to the You've Got She-Mail bit.   Wow.   I have so much to learn.  It never crossed my mind that that would have been offensive.   Well, okay, I'm on board, the last thing I want or need to do is piss someone off, or disrespect someone.   

The morning after Trinity was eliminated, Ru's mini-challenge is to create artwork using the entire body as the painting tool.  (They get body suits so they won't get too messy unless they want to get that way.)

I guess she really wanted it.

I am no art critic, well, I'm about to give an opinion, so let me say, I have NO QUALIFICATIONS to be an art critic.  Wait, I did suffer through two seasons of Sarah Jessica Parker's "Work Of Art."  That counts for something eh?  I don't mean that gave me judging skills, I mean that suffering through that gives me the right to complain about that particular show.  One never complains without a reason, eh?   Oh, God, lightning is gonna zap me dead any second.

— and, yet, I miss The Sucklord.

Bianca wins the mini-challenge.  Why?  I have no idea.  I liked three, including hers, and didn't like the other three.   What's wrong with me that I actually liked some of them?   Henc, henc, mes amis.

Back in the work room Ru brings in some real word ladies for the contestants to make over.   Or maybe not.  It was a RUse!  They have to make over their male fiances.  Ru will marry them right on the runway.   Woo-hoo!

The queens are supposed to make over the guys so that they look like their very own daughter.  Does that mean that Courtney Act's guy bride will not have much make up or clothing on, because she does 'realness' over extreme drag?   Or that Joslyn Fox's black guy will now be white?    Will Darienne's be overly padded?   

The mind boggles.

The bog mindles.

Let's just cut to the chase, shall we?  Oh, wait, first you need to know that Joslyn Fox's guy daughter bride was edited to look like he wasn't cooperating, but he was merely concerned (he's a professional basketball player) about standing up against homophobia in the locker room.  

Also, Darienne's male daughter bride wanted to wear all black, to be kind of 'goth,' and Adore's wanted to go punk.

Joining Ru, Michelle and Santino are the adorable Neil Patrick Harris and fiance David Burtka.  Why they didn't get married by Ru along with the six couples, I can't say.  

Joslyn Fox
Why is he painted white, and unsuccessfully at that?  All this time I thought Joslyn was an expert at beating faces.  Now I think she only knows how to do her own, and did the same for her black guy.  Shame.   I guess I have to say that they do NOT look like they came from the same family, as Joslyn looks great (and older than usual, yes?  Good on her for that) but her daughter doesn't look so hot.

Courtney Act
First off, "Rien" in French is "Nothing."  That's probably not the best word to use, even if "reenact" is a cute play with Ms. Act's last name.  I do see the family resemblance.  However, Courtney looks fantastic and young, and the daughter looks matronly.   Even if it was on purpose, one does not upstage one's daughter at the wedding ceremony!

Bianca Del Rio
Strong family semblance.  I can't really tell, but since her day job is a seamster, I am sure the dress fits her like a glove.

Darienne Lake
I don't see a family resemblance.   Darienne did not go goth for herself, and the daughter is goth-lite and lame at best.   He was a hoot during the show.  Actually, all the guys were great sports and wonderfully entertaining in a sweet way.

Adore Delano
The judges didn't think there was a family resemblance, but I really do see it.  That doesn't mean they look decent, though.  Punk can be a little more polished.

I see family resemblance, I buy that the look is fairly good, but shouldn't the daughter look better?  It's not as bad as Courtney's (where the mother is awesome and the daughter is sorry.)

Bianca wins the challenge!  Both "mother" & "daughter" win
a trip for two to Hawaii.   Here's how the queens placed:

     1. Bianca Del Rio
     2. BenDeLaCreme
     3. Courtney Act
     4. Darienne Lake
     5. Adore Delano
     6. Joslyn Fox

That means Adore & Joslyn lip synched.  For Aretha Franklin's "Think" Adore went for overly animated,  Joslyn for realness.

I do believe Joslyn earned her elimination, but I sure wish she could stick around.  She really grew on me, and not like a fungus.  

On Untucked we got more of a story about how Joslyn's B-ball player was overcome and had to rush off stage to pull a Willam.  The brides and grooms all were gracious, and applauded Joslyn for remaining professional the entire time she was being let go.   Good on all y'all!

You can't mix Australian-ese and Southern-speak!  Stop it!

Adore got a video message from her mom, and we heard again about her wanting to go in drag, but the mother convincing her to go butch / straight acting to American Idol season seven auditions.

I pray to God they do NOT bring someone else in next week, or the following week.   Carmen is season three, yes, but Kenya in season four, NO.   Never do it again, Ru, oak high?


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Face Off s6e14 • Cry Wolf 15 April 2014

Last time on Face Off the last four contestants created vampires.

Rashaad nabbed his second win.

No one was sent home.  Instead, host McKenzie Westmore told them it was a 2-parter challenge, and the 2nd part was happening immediately thereafter.

They drive over to Universal City to meet up with McKenzie and former regular judge Patrick Tatopoulos.

It's a Werewolf challenge.  Immediately George gets a Winner's Edit.  Thanks for getting rid of that annoying surprise element in the third minute of the episode.  Boo, or, grrr.

Oh, lighten up, it's my challenge, finally!

They are told to add a new aspect to the werewolf.  They also must look like they came from the same world as their prior vampire.

They design and sketch at Universal City, and then head home, and to the work room the next day.

Tyler wants his werewolf to be more human, like it hasn't fully transformed yet.  Rashaad is continuing his Asian theme.

Westmore time!

Mr. W. wants Niko's guy to look less reptilian.

Rashaad is warned not to get too dark.

George's nose needs to be more canine.

Michael doesn't see the werewolf in Tyler's sculpt, there's no muzzle, it's a human nose.  Ruh-roh!  He's told this isn't his A game and that it looks like a vampire.

Tyler goes into another room to sculpt.  On their way out, the Westmores pull Tyler aside and remind him to go big, to aim high.  Wow.  McKenzie sees that he is scared.  Michael likes the sketch, and encourages Tyler to live up to the sketch.  Normally I might be thinking this was too heavy handed, but I agree, it needed to be done.  Tyler must make it to the finale!

I'm *not* going to meet you in real life.

Oh, then, never mind, make a vampire for the werewolf challenge.

Everyone scrambles to get their molds emptied at the end of the first day.

On day two Rashaad has trouble with his hand extension molds.  George is working through an old wrist injury?  Youch!

On day three it looks like Tyler had two face pieces.  He pre-painted one on day two.  On day three he scraps it and starts in on the other one. 

George's model got sick, and his sub's head isn't the same shape, so his prosthetics don't fit as well as they should.

They all started painting before the final hour, which is a relief.

Joining host McKenzie Westmore are judges Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, and Neville Page is guest judge Patrick Tatopoulos.





Tyler explains his werewolf as vampire hunter concept, with the extra bone protrusion aiding in attacks.  Glenn calls the face sculpt beautiful.  Ve thinks the hair and paint are excellent.  Neville sees the major improvement over last time.

Niko's guy is a warrior hunter.  Ve likes the idea and the profile.  Neville is worried that it isn't quite werewolf enough.  Patrick likes that it is original.  Glenn wants the more in the paint, but he likes the profile.  Ve doesn't like the paint job.  She wanted something to be able to cut the vampire's big tongue off.

George thinks that some vampires mutated into werewolves.   Neville and Patrick like the paint job.  Glenn sees what was last week his weakest point become his strongest point this time around.

Rashaad's werewolf can conjure up fire.   Glenn has trouble with the look, he doesn't look like he could take his vampire.  The judges are mixed on the paint job, or color choices.  They just don't like the gold on the head.

Glenn is struggling with Tyler's work from last week and Rashaad's from this week.   Uh-oh!

The winner of the challenge is George!

Also moving forward to the finale is Tyler!

It's down to Rashaad and Niko.  The judges choose Rashaad for the finale.

This means Niko is eliminated.  Aww, poor Niko.  Patrick gives him some uplifting words, and Niko is rather gracious.

I guess there's always acrobatics.

 Next week, the finale!

Did it go down the way that you expected or wanted?  I was rooting for Tyler for weeks, but now I'm wondering if George will take it all?