Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race s7e5
The DESPY Awards •  30 March 2015 

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race

the contestants made parody videos

of some RuPaul tracks.

Kennedy Davenport beat out Katya & Jaidynn Diore Fierce for the win.

Pearl & Trixie Mattel were the bottom two,

with Trixie being sent home.

I thought Trixie would have lasted a while.
I do get that Ru thought she was coasting,
challenge after challenge.

Or maybe Ru has a thing for narcoleptics?

After Trixie's elimination, the remaining contestants go back to the work room.  Katya interviews that the elimination was wrong.  Mrs. Kasha Davis shares with a couple of queens how she tried for many seasons to get on the show, and she just does not get Pearl's flat affect, like she couldn't be bothered to be there, or to show any life.

Mini-challenge time:  Remake a classic fashion "statement," this time out of paper.

Ginger MInj & Kandy Ho • Lil' Kim

Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kennedy Davenport • Lady Gaga

Violet Chachki & Miss Fame • Jennifer Lopez

Pearl & Max • Cher

Katya & Mrs. Kasha Davis • Bjork

Ru awards the win to Katya & Mrs. Kasha Davis.
They were the only team to have BOTH members 'perform.'
Loved that Mrs. D. thought to emulate Joan Rivers, MSRIP.

The main challenge:  Working in the same pairs, they come up with funny banter, and later an acceptance speech, at an awards ceremony.

Violet Chachki & Miss Fame seem lost.  Nether is a strong comedy queen.

Jaidynn Diore Fierce thinks Kennedy Davenport is sorry they are together.

Ru soon sashays through.   

He tells Mrs. Kasha Davis & Katya that the pressure is on them more so because they will go first.

Violet Chachki & Miss Fame seem lost.  Nether has done comedy before.  Wow.  

Ginger Minj & Kandy Ho are uneven, at least by the edit.  GM has indeed hosted many events, KH never.  

Pearl & Milk plan to be soft spoken but biting.  Pearl gets defensive when Ru mentions that she is quiet and Miss Fame has a strong presence.    Ru isn't convinced that Pearl will bring his all to the table.  

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

"I'm aware of that."   (Yeeouch!)
Pearl walks off set, but he does eventually come back. 

They run through their work with Kathy Griffin.   She shoots down nearly everything we see from Katya & Mrs. Kasha Davis,

and Kennedy Davenport & Jaidynn Diore Fierce, too.

Violet Chachki & Miss Fame are told they are too blue, but they've never heard that phrase before  


Milk & Pearl are told not to throw so much shade at the audience or the judges.

Ginger Minj & Kandy Ho are told to rewrite their old jokes.

On elimination day Pearl thanks Milk for being supportive the previous day.  Pearl is determined to just do her best and not worry about constantly being told she has no personality, etc.

Miss Fame dances with chickens.  Or something.

Miss Fame  =  Gonzo eh?
If I refer to her as Miss Gonzo in the future,
you'll know why.

Joining Ru are Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and Isaac Mizrahi.  Where are you Carson?
Oh, and doesn't Michelle look stunning?  She has looked so nice this season.   Ya know, I used to like when she dragged it up, but now I am preferring this.

Mrs. Kasha Davis & Katya

Kennedy Davenport & Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Miss Fame (winner)

Max & Pearl

Jaidynn Diore Fierce (winner)

Ginger Minj & Kandy Ho

Violet Chachki (winner)

Miss Fame & Violet Chachki

Katya (winner)

Ru calls out Max & Pearl as the winners of the challenge.  

They each win various jewels.  And not from Dollar Tree.

Kennedy Davenport & Jaidynn Diore Fierce are safe, and the top 4 are sent out back.

Each of the remaining contestants hear something positive and somethng negative, but Mrs. Kasha Davis, Violet and Kandy Ho seem to hear the worst of it.

Ginger Minj is safe.  

Kandy Ho is up for elimination.

Miss Fame is safe.

Katya is safe.

Violet Chachki is bottom three but safe.

Mrs. Kasha Davis is up for elimination.

Kandy Ho & Mrs. Kasha Davis lip synch to Teena Marie's 1985 hit "Lovergirl."  I miss her so much, MSRIP.

I can see that towards the end (when Teena plows through the rehash of the verses quickly in 3-part harmony on a one-note melody)  Kandy Ho knows the words cold and Mrs. Kasha Davis doesn't.

Ru keeps Kandy Ho and sends Mrs. Kasha Davis home.
Mrs. D. is gracious, which is always nice to see.

Mrs. Kasha Davis is upset that there are still people left who aren't bothering to give it their all.  Well, at the beginning of the episode, I would have agreed with you completely.   I kind of still do.  



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