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Reboots and Ru-vivals could also be all the trend, however they not often match the standard of the unique. Enter this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Three seasons after The Bossy Rossy Show wowed audiences with its terrifying pickles and attractive drag infants, Ross Mathews’ iconique late-night talker was introduced again for one more spherical on Friday — and it was far and wide. (Sure, there have been a couple of highlights, however it’s not an ideal evening of performances when somebody receives the best honors for taking part in a mime. Even if she did emote for the gods.)
This got here after a completely satisfying studying mini problem, which Gottmik gained with a sequence of savage reads about Kandy Muse figuring out with the pug neighborhood, Tina Burner having a soccer participant’s construct, and Utica Queen simply being “f–ing bizarre.” That final one was truly a recurring learn all through the mini sport; Tina straight-up requested Utica the place she’s hiding the our bodies of her victims. Watch the total studying problem under:

The actual gag this week turned out to be Olivia Lux, whose cowl as a low-key fierce competitor has formally been blown. Tina even clocked her as a “secret diva,” and he or she’s not flawed. Not solely was Utica livid when Olivia “stole” her half within the improv problem, however Olivia even threw somewhat salt into her wound, suggesting, “I’d find yourself within the high once more.” And you understand what? She did find yourself within the high. This marks the second maxi problem win for Olivia, who has but to finish up anyplace near the underside. And the extra I take into consideration her intelligent tackle the runway theme (pictured above), the extra I admire her ingenuity.
With all due respect to Miss Lux, nevertheless, I feel I might have declared Symone this week’s winner. Not solely did she carry sufficient vitality to maintain her complete improv sketch alive, however I don’t even have phrases for a way good her runway look was. I simply sat there slack-jawed, making an attempt to soak up each inch of this African warrior-inspired masterpiece…

I additionally should tip my hat to Gottmik for her sensible anal bead-inspired look. See that latex quantity in all its glory, plus every of the opposite queens’ “Bead It!” runway ensembles, within the video under:

Category is: BEAD IT! 😍✨
Our Queens sparkled & shined on the runway of their best possible beaded lewks! Whose was your favourite of the evening? #DragRace pic.twitter.com/goSxIWFHbR
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) February 13, 2021

On the opposite finish of the spectrum, a mix of unimpressive improv performances and lackluster runway displays landed LaLa Ri and Elliott With 2 Ts within the backside two this week, with Utica narrowly avoiding having to lip sync for her life.
Despite LaLa’s observe file for killing lip syncs, Elliott entered their battle with confidence. And from the second Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman” began enjoying, she turned it out. LaLa could have charisma, uniqueness and expertise, however Elliott introduced the nerve, remaining at or above LaLa’s stage the complete time, throwing within the occasional cut up to sweeten the pot. And these synchronized physique rolls! Real speak, neither of those women disillusioned. In the tip, nevertheless, the “LaLa Ri Experience” merely wasn’t sufficient — Ru was pressured to ship the queen sashaying again to Atlanta.
Do you assume this was the appropriate name? (Part of me anticipated a double shantay, if I’m being sincere.) Vote in our ballot under, then drop a remark together with your ideas on the episode.