The queen reveal is due to go live in ten minutes, with the theme for the promo being “colour blocking”. 14 contestants in total (unless we get another Shangela box popping moment) with plenty of rumours across the internet including more drag family members of previous queens. Never mind All Stars, this is the one I’m looking forward to.
Edit to include promo including the fifteenth queen:
Hate to sound negative but that was a seriously uninteresting group of queens.
The only ones that caught my eye were Vangie, Plastique (wow she’s beautiful), Brooklyn Hytes and Silky Ganache. Can we just crown Silky already- she’s so much fun! Overall, I was much more excited by the season 10 crop of queens :/
Going from the promo videos alone Silky is my winner, without question. I’m also loving the look of Honey Davenport, Brooke Lynne Hytes, Plastique Tiara, Shuga Cain and Yvie Oddly. I’m familiar with Soju from her review videos but I’m not all that convinced yet that she’s got what it takes. I think it’s definitely going to be an interesting season.
Those Bandersnatch style activities just remind me how undeserving of last year’s win Aquaria was. As soon as we lost MXC and Cracker it was a no horse race for me.
I think it might be a mistake to have so many drag daughters/grand-daughters of previous contestants in the same season. It does mean we will get a certain lack of drag diversity. I will reserve judgement until we see them in action (outside of the awful launch)
Perhaps the producers need to cast their net wider - or the drag community in the US is actually very small and the talent pool too incestuous..
Post by juicy_but_terribly_drab on Mar 2, 2019 10:58:36 GMT
Really enjoyed the first episode, it felt a little more like an old school Drag Race episode but maybe that was just by virtue of the challenges and me being used to the All Stars format. Only bit I wasn't a fan of was the son stories of the bottom three queens since it seemed like a lot of context had to be cut in the conversation in order to squeeze them in so it was very jarring and pretty unnecessary either way. Also, I was surprised how annoying Silky was but I'm gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and hope it was just for the first episode as she wanted to make an impression in case she went home.