'RuPaul's Drag Race': It's all about the big girls this season
Things are getting real heavy on RuPaul’s Drag Race this season. And that’s mostly because, so far, the show has mostly focused on its three delightful big-girl contestants: Mimi Imfurst, Delta Work, and Stacy Layne Matthews. Not that I’m complaining—at all. That’s certainly been a very good thing. And while the headline to this mini recap of last night’s episode might lead you to believe that a big girl won the competition, those of you who watched know that’s certainly not the case. In fact, not only did a big girl not win the competition, but a big girl got sent home. (Collective gasp!) It was a not-very-sad bye-bye for — SPOILER ALERT — Mimi Imfurst, who turned into a freakish Dragzilla and lifted India Ferrah up over her head during the lip-sync-for-your-liiiiife portion of the hour. “GET HER OFF ME!” India hilariously growled, in one of the most entertaining few seconds of RuPaul’s Drag Race so far in its three-season run. The above photo illustrates The Evening’s No. 1 Most Ridiculous Moment. I sort of stared at the screen after that and wondered: Did that really just happen?
“Mimi Imfurst,” RuPaul said, just before telling the beastly queen to sashay away, “drag is not a contact sport.” (But honestly, wouldn’t it be more fun if it were?) Mimi Imfurst will be missed on that Main Stage, but you pretty much knew she was toast last night as soon as the episode turned to everyone hating on her just a few minutes into the hour. “Mimi’s always been teetering throughout the competition,” Ru said after her Main Stage walk, “and I think she may have gone to the other side.” Ain’t that the truth. As you might imagine, the two runner-up moments of the evening also featured one or all of the trio of big girls. Like I said, it’s all about the big girls this season! The Evening’s No. 2 Most Ridiculous Moment: When the three big girls teamed up and posed together, Charlie’s Angels style. I mean, just look at this gloriousness:
Can you even on any earthly level? And The Evening’s No. 3 Most Ridiculous Moment: That shake-weight silliness between Delta Work and RuPaul. What the…? No explanation is needed on my part, just enjoy the photo:
As for the few minutes of the episode that were not big-girl focused, we saw a few good things, in my opinion: Shanglea slowly became more tolerable and somewhat legit at drag; Raja looked amazing as her “MILF/cougar who is waiting poolside for the pool boy to clean it up” (plus: those legs!); and Alexis Mateo was cute and deadly (in the best way) during the exercise video portion of the challenge, very deservingly winning the competition and immunity for next week.
Also: Isn’t it kind of strange when LaToya Jackson is a guest judge on a show and doesn’t manage to weasel her way into of the best moments of the evening? I guess that’s just Drag Race for you—even detective LaToya is a non-story here. (And how great was fitness guru Susan Powter as a guest judge/mentor person? She wanted everything to be over the top!)
Do you all agree with last night’s elimination of Mimi Imfurst and coronation of Alexis Mateo as the winner? What are you loving or hating so far this season? Any other thoughts? Speak up and sound off in the comments below. And tell me about The Evening’s Most Ridiculous Moment(s), in your opinion.
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