The famous "rigga morris" line from RuPaul's Drag Race would be included in the script for this week's maxi challenge, because it pretty much describes the episode.
The logo-turned-VH1-turned-MTV reality competition is often accused of over-producing for the sake of constructing a narrative, but the string-pulling felt particularly horrifying in Friday's episode, which short-changed a truly deserving queen in favor of forcing a narrative.
Mistress Isabelle Brooks and Malaysia Babydoll Fox, who retained beef from last week's Untucked, knew exactly what their feud was going to be.
In a Daytona Wind reboot, some critical (but not subtle) maneuvering resulted in the competing queens having to work together as scene partners, leading to their common realization that — wait for it — they actually make each other better. Mistress even won the challenge for her hilarious performance. (Edit: A previous version of this rant typo was corrected.)
Was it funny? RuPaul certainly thought so, as he spent much of the rehearsal laughing like a baby enthralled by a dangling key, but I wasn't impressed. They read their lines correctly, which is more than can be said about other queens, but should that be sufficient to set a bar high?
Which queen would I have endragulated as this week's winner? No, not Sasha Colby, who did a little scene-stealing with a minor role and was one of the few who fully embodied Ru's trademark sitcom personality. She also devoured this week's puffer-themed runway, giving TLC in her entrance before becoming a literal queen bee for her departure.
I can't, however, disagree with Aura Mayari and Jax's decision to sing along to Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion's "Sweetest Pie." Their runway looks weren't enough to compensate for their performance, even though I loved Aura's 50-pound kimono silhouette.
Sadly, all the heart-shaped nipple pasties in the world weren't enough to distract from the thrilling gymnastics show Jax was bringing to that main stage. After seven episodes in the competition, the self-proclaimed trade of Season 15 was sent sashaying away.
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