Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jealous of Their Boogie

Surely you stayed tuned this season, transfixed on the drama (faux or fabulous) of RuPaul's Drag Race. This season found a new crop of queens clawing their way to the top in a desperate attempt to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar.

At the risk of "throwing shade" (thank you Ru, for the introduction to a term I had missed somewhere along the rainbow road), I was less then thrilled with the outcome.  RuPaul's rubrik for judging the ladies was charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent (you can figure out the acronym on your own).  Based on that alone, and had I been judging, Pandora Boxx would have won the title.

Pandora Boxx
Pandora was easily the most charismatic (hell... spoiler alert... she won Miss Congeniality).  She had personality bigger than her wigs and real character (not cold or antagonistic unless provoked).  She was, hands down, the most unique (did anyone else have her sharp, singular wit?).  When told she had a lack of style (if you say so Santino) she boldly held on to her sense of flash and whimsy and that takes nerve. And ultimately she was the most talented.  Who else could serve up comedy while taking the verbal beatings she did?  (And did I mention she wore a racetrack-themed dress to the reunion?  COME ON!)

As for the winner (click here to watch the finale), all I can say is "meh".  The attitude (at least as perceived through the literal lens of the producers') was too much and I just couldn't jump on the tuck-truck.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the reunion episode check out Rich Juzwiak's post (thanks to Mark for the link).

Ok, no need to drag out this diatribe.  Enjoy the video of RuPaul's new single, "Jealous of My Boogie" featuring the top three.

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