Wednesday, March 30, 2016

RuPaul's Drag Race s8e04
New Wave Queens • 28 March 2016 

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race the contestants
'over'acted in scenes from RuCo's Empire.

Bob The Drag Queen edged out

Thorgy Thor for the win.

Robbie Turn(t)er was in the bottom two.

However, it was our beloved
Cynthia Lee Fontaine that was eliminated.

It’s a new day in L.A., but there’s no mini challenge this time.   We get a 'purse first' edit to fill the time.

The maxi challenge is to create and sing (not lip synch!) to a retro punk/new wave era inspired original tune.   (Music is provided, they’ll come up with the lyrics.

Oh, yeah, shock, horror.

There are three teams of three.  They pick their own teams.  Chi Chi is so worried about her runway look (separate from the retro music group challenge) that she splinters off from the group to do her thing.   She’s not mean, but she’s not integrated with the other two.

But, she had time to throw some shade.

So, she left the team challenge to work on her runway look,
but then left that to just talk about doing it in the shade tree room.

Over on Team NY Thorgy Thor is butting heads with the other two.  Team Chicken Wing seems to be getting along.

They get to rehearse in front of Lucian Piane!  With Team Synth, Derrick, who sings, is told to match the less vocally talented members by ‘talk’ singing with them.  That must be a bit off putting, huh?

Mr. Piane wants Punk Team Chicken Wing to turn up the volume and intensity.  They aren’t punk enough.

With Party Team NY, Thorgy Thor doesn’t seem happy with what they have so far.  Bob TDQ is a bit combative.  He’s not understanding all of the references Lucian is trying to get Bob to embody.  He wants less theatre and more cool indifference

While they get ready, Chi Chi shares about how poor she is.

Joining Ru, Michelle & Lucian on stage are Chris Stein & Debbie Harry (Blondie!)

Street Meatz is a hit.  Each is energetic enough.  The mini crowd eats it up.

Dragometry seems lesser.  It’s alright, I guess.  They aren’t on point, that’s it, they are less in synch with each other.  Oh, wait, the mini crowd loves this one, too.  Groupies.

The judges adore Les Chicken Wings.  Everyone does.

As for the runway ...

Derrick Barry

Naysha Lopez

Chi Chi DeVayne

Kim Chi

Robbie Turner

Naomi Smalls

Acid Betty

Thorgy Thor

Bob The Drag Queen

Les Chicken Wings is the top team.

Robbie Turner is the winner of the challenge.  He wins wigs from Weaven Steven.

Robbie gushes over Debbie Harry.  

Over on Untucked Chris & Debbie go backstage to wish Robbie a Happy Birthday!  THAT is special.

As for critiques:  Bob immediately straight up apologizes to Lucian Piane for how he acted during the rehearsal.   Smart man.  Michelle praises her going more towards fashion than rachet.

Michelle thinks Thorgy Thor’s runway look is too busy.   Lucian was riveted by the performance.

Chris & Debbie are amazed by Acid Betty’s runway creation.  Michelle saw more Patty Duke than Acid Betty during the performance, and called her out of synch.


And, yes, quite eerily, R.I.P. Patty Duke.

"Yeah, right, identical."

Michelle was so happy to not see Brittany Spears on the performance.  Lucian clocks her for not giving 100%.  If it ain’t Brittany, it ain’t worth a bona fide commitment?  On the runway the look is nice, but anemic.

Chris & Debbie think she could play Debbie / Blondie!

Ru seems to like Naysha’s runway outfit and her natural butt.  

Michelle didn’t like the performance outfit.  

As soon as Naysha says the looks were a group effort, Chi Chi shakes her head and they are at odds with each other (not in a mean spirited way, but, still, at each other.)

Michelle stops Chi Chi right there when she complains about not having enough money to present good looks on the runway.   Michelle reminds Chi Chi that investment and determination aren’t limited by lack of funds.  Chris notes that Chi Chi wore the same boots for everything this week!

Over on Untucked Chi Chi got a video message from her mom.  

Back on the runway, Bob The Drag Queen,
Thorgy Thor and Acid Betty are all safe.

Derrick gets a beating, but is safe.

Bottom two are Naysha & Chi Chi.  

They both seem to be doing alright lip synching to Blondie’s 1980 #1 hit “Call Me,” but Chi Chi has more energetic gymnastic feats.   Chi Chi stays, Naysha is gone (again.)

I really wanted to hear more about Kim Chi’s look this week, I was mesmerized by *that!*

As she was leaving, Naysha left a couple of outfits for Chi Chi.  

Good on you, girl.  That put a smile on my face that will last a long time.

Next week is Snatch Game, eh?


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