The Week in Drag – Let’s talk about sex with Honey Davenport, Trixie rates makeup, Willam goes shopping and more

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Hello, hello, hello! We’re back with a fun- and fashion-filled recap of all things drag. Our favorite “Ru-cappers” are here with LOTS of opinions about the double ball episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

We also catch up with our first eliminated queen and check in with some of your favorites, including Jaymes Mansfield, Trixie Mattel, Willlam and more. We’ve also got news about some new queens heading to Sin City to entertain you. There’s lots to cover, so let’s bring it to the runway!

Last week, we were treated to 42 looks on the Drag Race runway, thanks to a pair pf balls. We also learned of a sweet twist for the season and said farewell to our first queen (for real this time.) Monét X Change and the always opinionated Violet Chachki recap the twists and turns on “The Pit Stop.”

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Since there were SO many looks last week, Raja and Gottmik decided to toot and boot only the queen-created bridal looks for team animal print and team red, white and blue on the latest “Fashion Photo Ruview.” (I don’t know about you, but I would have been more than happy to see them take on every single look.)

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Bob the Drag Queen and Canada’s Drag Race season one winner Priyanka discuss the episode on “Purse First Impressions.”

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Join the virtual viewing party from Chicago’s famed Roscoe’s nightclub as Daya Betty, Orion Story and Maddy Morphosis join Batty Davis and Naysha Lopez to talk episode three and spill some tea.

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Canada’s Drag Race season two champion Icesis Couture joins the lovely Yuhua Hamasaki to revisit and rate the Hide ‘n’ Chic and Red, White & Blue ball runway looks on “Bootleg Opinions.”

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Since we actually sent a queen home last week, that means that “Whatcha Packin’?” is finally back. This time around, Michelle Visage welcomes June Jambalaya, who talks about her surprising drag name origin, reflects on being the first queen sent home and shows off some stunning fashions we didn’t get to see on the runway.

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The fashion reviews are far from over. As you know, the Drag Race universe is once again expanding with the upcoming Drag Race UK vs The World. In case you haven’t yet been reintroduced to the queens, watch as Yuhua Hamasaki and Laganja Estranja rate and review the international promo looks on another episode of “Bootleg Opinions.”

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! announces updates to the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory, including three fierce new production numbers and four new queens who will soon be slaying the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas. Beginning Thursday, February 3, Eureka O'Hara, Jaida Essence Hall, Plastique Tiara and Trinity K Bonet will join a rotating cast that also includes current cast members Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo, who have performed in the show since it opened in January of 2020. With a cast that rotates in and out throughout the year, audiences are guaranteed a different experience each night, with a fabulous show featuring six of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race stars. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! performs Thursday through Monday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for shows through New Year’s Eve weekend 2023 are on sale now. Tickets start at $49, plus applicable tax and fees, and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com/dragracevegas

The nominees for the Queerties are here and you’ll find lots of your drag favorites on the list. Bob and Monét’s Sibling Rivalry is up against Willam and Alaska’s Race Chaser and Trixie and Katya’s The Bald & the Beautiful for Best Podcast. Kylie Sonique Love, Jujubee, Symone, Bianca Del Rio, Willam and Alaska are among the nominees for Drag Royalty while Kitty Scott Claus, Dida Ritz, Ella Vaday, Rosé, LaLa Ri, Denali and Kandy Muse are up for Future All Star. We’re Here is battling Drag Race for Best Reality Show and Gottmik is the recipient of this year’s Groundbreaker Award. Voting is open now.       

Detox and a bevy of fierce drag queens will be sprinting, skating, and sashaying for the gold in “America Needs A Queen,” a live-streamed fundraising event taking place Thursday, February 3 on Zoom and Twitch.

The first-of-its-kind event will raise funds for Field Team 6‘s efforts to register progressive voters in key battleground states. “Drag queens from across the country are coming together to help save democracy, and if you want to make America gay again, what else are you doing on the night before the Olympics that could be better than this?!” said Brita Filter, host of the event. “We're waging the fight of our lives in these states that like to go both ways, and that costs money, honey — so help us snatch the glory!”

America Needs a Queen will feature some of the country’s premier drag talent, including Detox, Alaska, Milk, Brita Filter and Joey Jay from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Chy'enne Valentine from Queen of the Universe, Torie Balmain and Cali Balmain from Legendary, and more. Visit Act Blue's ticketing page for the event, ft6.us/queens, for more information.

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Stay in the know on what’s in and out for 2022 with the help of Violet Chackhi and Gottmik on the latest “No Gorge.” (I need Gottmik’s linoleum-killing shoes like, now.)

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Since we can’t all go shopping with Willam (and there are very few things in my life I would want to do more) we have this unboxing video as she shows off her haul from California designer outlet Cabazon.

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I have not kept my unbridled adoration from Honey Davenport a secret, so you shouldn’t be surprised that I am encouraging you to watch the latest installment of “Trade” with Honey and adult performer Dakota Payne. This week, they take on sex questions from the internet.

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I wish I had a friend like Jaymes Mansfield. Here, she gives a drag makeover to her friend Kobee, the PR rep for Garden Las Vegas.

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Another Jaymes makeover? Yes, please! Especially since it’s a hunky go-go dancer, who makes a gorgeous queen, by the way.

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Jaymes got catfished by an Amazon seller, but she’s a pro at making lemonade out of lemons –  or, in this case, making a fierce wig from synthetic hair. Watch as she works her magic.

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Trixie Mattel is a makeup expert, so I would definitely trust her picks for her favorite cosmetic products of 2021.

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Rock M Sakura Digital Drag Mom advice for aspiring queens to discover drag names.

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Cherry Valentine from Drag Race UK is the star of a new documentary airing on WOW Presents Plus. In Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud, viewers learn about her experience being Romani and queer, growing up in the traveler community, and the intersections of her identity as George Ward and as Cherry Valentine. “This is about a community so close to my heart and my life, it’s about overcoming obstacles, challenging my own authenticity within communities,” she said via Instagram. “I hope everyone can get something positive from this. I can’t thank everyone involved enough… it was a RIDE!”

Michelle Visage talks to Glamour magazine and shares her favorite and most memorable Drag Race moments.

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And that wraps up another week of news and updates from the Drag Race universe. Until next week, stay healthy, stay safe and say LOVE!


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