Author: Ryan Crawford

Ru-minations: Selling Out

Folks, this season of All-Stars has been one of the best—if not the best—season of Drag Race to date. But this week’s episode took a hard turn, and got the flack on social media to prove it. Let’s dig in.

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Ru-minations: Bitter Ru-venge

This is it. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The revelation behind the “Revenge” twist of All-Stars Season 2. And girl, prepare your taste buds, because this sumptuous feast is salty as hell. Last week’s episode ended with all 4 eliminated queens glaring through the one-way vanity mirror, just in time to catch Phi Phi O’Hara badmouthing Alyssa Edwards after Alaska eliminated her.

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Ru-minations: She’s Herstory

Buckle that sequined seatbelt, girl, because this roller coaster is a doozy. Just 3 episodes in and we’ve already got some crazy ups and down! This week’s episode started off as usual with the queens discussing last week’s elimination

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Ru-minations: Get Snatched or Go Home

Everyone take a step forward if you’re ready for All-Stars Season 2! Not so fast, Adore Delano. I must be mistaken. You see, I thought we came here for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Not Toddlers and Tiaras, where little piggies wee-wee-wee all the way home. We’ll get to that.

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Ry’s Ru-minations: Purse First Finale

Children, what a fantastic season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. We got glamor, creativity, comedy, and some memorable moments to go down in herstory forever. And this week, Season 8 went out with a bang as the final 3 queens vied for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. The finale was big, bold, and entertaining from beginning to end.

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Ry’s Ru-minations: Reading With Mother

Whoa, children. We’re now at the Top 5, and the competition is steep! In this week’s 90-minute episode, the queens clashed and bickered about whose esthetic was better than whose. Basically, “My drag is draggier than your drag will ever be!” And of course, Derrick Berry was in the middle of the mayhem. But it wasn’t Bob the Drag Queen who butted heads with her this time; it was Naomi Smalls. Show Me On the Doll Where Michelle Visage Touched You Ru entered the workroom and introduced this week’s mini-challenge: to throw shade at one competitor using a puppet...

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Ry’s Ru-minations: Rigged RuPaulitics

In case your racist uncle hasn’t praised Trump or Cruz in a while, or it’s been more than 5 minutes since you’ve heard a Bernie supporter crucify Hillary for not being poor enough, fret not. Look no further than RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 to experience all the slander and soundbite journalism of American presidential election politics! Last week, Ru asked all the queens, “Who do you think deserves to go home?” Naomi, Chi Chi, and Bob all said Derrick. All the rest said Chi Chi. And while those two received the most scrutiny among their peers, it was...

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Ry’s Ru-minations: The Wizarding World of RuPaul

Ding, dong, the bitch is dead, and Acid Betty has left Season 8’s Lollipop Guild to rejoice for another episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Tensions are mounting as seven queens remain, but Naomi felt the most heat after surviving elimination last week. “I let Ru down,” she said, “and that’s the worst feeling ever.” Meanwhile, Bob’s win last week—his second this season—isn’t charming any of the other competitors. Thorgy’s demonstrated her skills as a classical musician by figuratively playing a tiny violin, lamenting how Bob keeps making it to the top while she gets passed over. But Robbie also...

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Ry’s Ru-minations: Night of 100 Kimonos

Kittens, it finally happened. Season 8 of Drag Race brought us the much-anticipated celebrity impersonation circus that is one of RuPaul’s biggest claims to fame: the Snatch Game! Things that were snatched this week, in chronological order: Naomi’s body. This week’s win, right out of Thorgy’s hands. My weave—off my head—with that bombshell elimination. Before I get ahead of myself, let’s unpack this week’s pseudo-star-studded episode! In the Workroom On the heels of Naysha Lopez’s second elimination this season, Chi Chi DeVayne was saved from going home last week. Our favorite bankrupt, trashbag-wearing, possum-eating, brains-smelling queen from Louisiana apologized...

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Ry’s Ru-minations: Riding A New Wave

Drag Race queens becoming 80’s New Wave bands while Debbie Harry herself judges them? Excuse me while I wipe the sweat from my everywhere. The Supreme Court judicial robes are hung up, the roller skates are tucked backstage, and Cynthia Lee Fontaine has sashayed away. In their place, we’ve got a neon paradise with synth, punk, and a whole lot of shade. Here’s your Episode 4 recap! Robbie survived elimination last week based on her tried-and-true skating skills and her great lip sync performance. But this week, the skates were off and the stakes were high. In the confessional...

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Ry’s Ru-minations: The Empire Strikes Back

What do you get when you take Ruth Bader Ginsberg, put her in a Chicago jail for 10-15 to take the fall for her husband’s crimes, and then fly her off to Xanadu? You get RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 8, Episode 3. Children, this week’s RPDR was a goddamn TREAT. On the heels of last week’s double-elimination, tensions were high as the queens reentered the workroom and speculated about who could be invited back to the show. While many viewers were prepared for Shangela (like she do), and I had my hopes on BenDeLaCreme, it turns out the more...

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