Trixie Mattel reads the RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 entrance looks
The library is open, kitty girls. Skinny legend (and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 champion) Trixie Mattel is dusting off her reading glasses to serve some piping hot tea on the season 10 queens' entrance looks. Mattel anticipates getting a few unhappy text messages from the new cast in response to her biting commentary, but in a nod to one of her gaggiest gags of All Stars 3, she offers a hilarious consolation: “If any of the queens are upset, they can write their complaints down on a piece of paper and I’ll hang it on a wall in my station.” RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. Click ahead for Mattel's impressions on the girls' Werk Room eleganza.
Kalorie Karbdashian Williams
"I like the boots, but let’s call them what they are: denim foreskin. You have to pull the denim foreskin back to get to the denim head. But her body looks amazing.... This looks like a real girl to me. She looks great. Stepping into Drag Race, you should wear something really representative of yourself, and she sees herself as a cheap hooker in the winter."
"She didn’t have a costume, so she stopped by a claw machine at an arcade and won a few things and put them on her body. ... I know Vixen, though! Even before she was really polished, she could lip sync to heaven and back. She’s been working forever because her performances are amazing. Her face is beautiful, and I like the horns. I could put her on the hood of my car when I’m committing some [vehicular] manslaughter. Because I’m from Wisconsin, I’ve killed people. [Because Vixen is a self-proclaimed 'political' queen, EW asked Mattel what political message this look communicates.] Her political message is that she got separated from her owner, Andy, and her and Buzz Lightyear are just trying to get home."
Monét X Change
"[Because she entered the Werk Room sweeping with a broom], this is if she was in The Help and she quit her job that day and tore off that circle skirt and just strutted out. She's cleaning, so that’s the narrative. She’s giving The Help tea, don’t you think? We’ll see how she does in the competition. The Help could become The Helpless! I am disgusting. I love matchy-matchy on drag queens. On real people, it’s crazy. I think that belt is a little small. She needed a big, chunky red belt. The thin belt is not good on a man or a big girl. It’s not the look of the season, she didn’t come to win Drag Race in this look. She came here to sweep. I don’t totally believe she wasn’t just sweeping and then walked in and they decided she was on Drag Race. I like the bandana in the hair. It’s basic, it’s a little bandan-uhhh?"
"Doesn’t she look like Asian Bianca Del Rio? It's clear that she’s a costume, because she clearly made that for her own body. It’s one thing when you have a costume made for your body, but it’s another thing when you make it for yourself for your own body because it’s perfect. I love lashes that look like crushed spiders, like she stomped a tarantula in a cheap shoe. That’s what her lashes look like, and I love it. She went through six tubes of mascara and her lashes turned into lumpy, grey, squashed arachnids. It looks so good!"
Dusty Ray Bottoms
"This look can literally go to hell, and I never want to see it again in my life. I hate it. There’s no clear picture of what’s being attempted. There’s nothing wrong with anything, but it doesn’t tell any kind of story. What is the S&M glove with the nice-girl dress and the distressed hair saying? Now I’m going to get a text from Dusty Ray Bottoms being, like 'How f—ing dare you!'"
"She is amazing. She does cartwheels and s— with hair like this on her head! Don’t ask me how. I hope [her entrace tag] is like, 'Well, let’s get the ball rolling!' She looks beautiful. I have a soft spot for a blonde who does corny jokes. This blue is so right. This high neck, exposing the arm. And she’s a New York queen, so New York queens are always going to pick something they can ride the train in. She’s certainly Miz Cracker, she looks white as hell. What’s funny is in the Drag Race community we all see each other as queens. I don’t think we see each other as black queens, white queens, etc., you know? And in the fandom it’ll be like, 'We want a big queen!' or 'It’s time for an Asian queen to win!' In the drag world, we see each other as artists. So, for her to have a name that reminds us of that white girl persona, I think that’s fun."
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
"This is so right. ... The cage is so cool. I’ve worn a cage like that before, and you have to make that for your body because it has to fit just so. She’s sort of giving the underbustle of a regal garment. She looks like she’s a handmaiden in Mom and Dad Save the World. This is The Babysitter Who Also Saved the World. I love gold with her skin tone. She looks so tanned and pretty! But also, to quote one of the greats: 'Did you stone those tights?' Still, a drag queen in a cage is very like, 10 years ago in the club doing 'Poker Face.'"
"This gold two-piece! Holy f—ing s—! She’s paying homage to the queen of the competition, RuPaul. She’s giving RuPaul season 4 trailer tea. Not trailer like my mom, trailer like advertising. I have an affinity toward beautiful hair, beautiful face, beautiful costumes, and then man arms. In drag that’s the most fun thing! She looks so pretty, and then she’s got these muscly arms. RuPaul always has very Michelle Obama arms, but you still get drag queen when you look at it."
"I love manly, tattooed arms on a beautiful woman. I’m obsessed with it. The same way with men in real life. If a man’s wearing blush like Howdy Doody... I love mixed signals with gender. The shoe is so right. I remember the shoe in person. It’s so beautiful. I will say this: I don’t think this dress is the most expensive, beautiful dress to walk into Drag Race."
"She’s giving me all the beauty and regality of Kennedy Davenport, which is a good place to start Drag Race. Kennedy went to the end twice. You can’t wear a velvety gown with long hair because it sticks to it, so she has the perfect length hair for this kind of fabric. This is obviously a Katya gown! High-neck, red velvet, Katya loves s— like that. Which means Mayhem Miller could go crazy at any minute. The earrings are giving me Jasmine Masters special. She likes those big clinkers. What do this dress and Tempest DuJour have in common? They’re not working."
Blair St. Clair
"She’s the one who’s been in trouble with the police! She looks really good. You can barely see the ankle monitor! That being said, doesn’t it look like she’s going to open this jacket and be like, 'I got watches, I got bracelets.' For a roomful of people who came in drag, it’s smart and cute that she looks like she stepped out of an old film, like she came out of her own world, like Mary Tyler Moore. She looks beautiful. To quote Titus on Kimmy Schmidt: 'You’re from Indiana? Oh, that’s why you’re so basic!' I don’t think it’s bad, you have to admit she’s going for a thing, and I think she’s looking like the thing she’s going for. It’s maybe not the most expensive, but it’s a conceived look, though it doesn’t have severity. ... This is simple and soft. It’s not meant to be striking."
"This gives me the depth and breadth of how big Eureka is. Not fat, Eureka’s like 6 foot 5, so she probably had to squat through the doorway. I think this is very representative of Eureka’s personal style, which is how your first look should be. This is Eureka drag to a T! It’s pageant meets dance costume with stoned everything. She’s everything and the kitchen sink. If you see her makeup in real life, it's beautiful. I don’t mean it’s everything like 'You’re everything!' I mean she uses everything available to her. I have a reputation of wearing a lot of makeup, but I think Eureka wears more makeup than I do. Then again, her face is four times the size. Have you ever been so busted that even your knee tries to eliminate you from Drag Race? What are Eureka’s knees and me in the Snatch Game have in common? We both buckle under pressure. I have an advantage though because she doesn’t have a knee, so she doesn’t know how to patella good joke."
"This is proof that wearing a belt as a bra works! It looks amazing, but you have to be 85 pounds to do it. She’s giving masculine woman, which I think is really sexy. With a hard edge, like a rock & roll masculine hair and the belt on the t—ties, it’s kind of giving me ‘80s genderf—, like in Boys Don't Cry. She’s trying to strap down the t—ties with her masculine hair. That’s kind of fashionable. It makes it look like the belt is squishing down t—ties, and she’s perfectly wearing male hair."
"This is my favorite look. White leather on her skin tone, it's amazing! I was screaming! It’s so well done. The fringe is knotted at the base. She’d be like, 'This look is for my fringe audience.'"