Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the latest installment of the Week in Drag. The queens are here and they’ve got a lot to say about season 13. In addition, we’ve got lots more to keep you entertained, including another makeup tutorial from the fabulous Gottmik, more wig wizardry from Jaymes Mansfield, and lots of laughs (as always) from Willam and Trixie Mattel. Let’s not waste another moment and let’s bring it to the runway!
Last week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the top queens, plus Elliott, showcased their best daytime and evening looks in a mini-Fashion Week, wrote a verse and choreographed a routine to Ru’s song “Condragulations” and sparkled in lamé fashions on the main runway. Let’s hear what the queens had to say about this fashion-packed episode.
Trixie Mattel and Latrice Royale check out the highlights (and lowlights) of the episode on “The Pit Stop.”
Yuhua Hamasaki chats about the latest Drag Race developments on “Review with a Yu.”
Kennedy Davenport and Yuhua discuss the episode’s fashions on “Bootleg Opionions”
Last, but never least, Nina Bo’Nina Brown, showcasing her makeup artistry with a look from the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, gives us her unfiltered take on things on her latest “Rawview.”
One thing that pretty much every Drag Race alum agreed on was that Gottmik looked stunning on the runway. Here, she shows you how she achieved her coppery “Lamé, You Stay” look through the magic of makeup.
Willam supports her fellow entertainers and gets Cameos from Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi (with a quick appearance by Yvie Oddly), Jackie Beat, Latrice Royale, Courtney Act, and Todrick Hall. While they are all entertaining, a loopy Thorgy Thor steals the show. And if you want to support these (and so many other) talented queens, order a Cameo. I can attest to the fact that these videos will make your (or a loved one’s) day and, if you use my link, you’ll get $5 off!
On her web series “Paint Me Bitch,” Willam gets made over; but now the tables are turned, and she works her makeup magic on the equally entertaining Heidi N Closet on “Dragged Out.”
Our favorite “Race Chasers”, Willam and Alaska uploaded their Halloween Pictionary extravaganza this past week. Team Angels (led by Willam) and Team Devils (Alaska’s team) faced off in a funny fundraiser that raised over $10,000 for The Victory Fund. Watch as the queens, joined by Derrick Barry, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, and Naomi Smalls put pen to paper in a fierce competition.
One of the most underrated queens of season 4, DiDa Ritz, is the latest queen to be “Exposed” by Joseph Shepherd. In addition to talking about how she about her start, she spills some behind-the-scenes season 4 tea and shares the origin of her catchphrase, “cheesecake!” Tune in and enjoy a slice of scintillating conversation.
Drag Race UK’s Crystal has a new podcast, “The Things That Made Me Queer.” On the new show, Crystal chats with musicians, performers and some of her fellow queens about their queer stories and the people and moments that made them who they are today. Guests include singer JD Samson, Peaches Christ, Detox and Shea Couleé.
Crystal says, “This podcast is something I’ve had in mind for a couple of years, and I’m so excited it’s finally come together. When you see a drag performer, what you’re really seeing is a mashup of a multitude of inspirations from throughout their life – in my case Bond Femme Fatales, cartoon superheroes and fantasy creatures. I wouldn’t be able to do drag without those things that made me queer. This podcast is all about hearing what those references are for other people, and how they shaped their queer identities. It’s amazing how diverse they all are, and yet how common a lot of the themes become. This podcast is a celebration of the richness of the LGBTQ+ community, and a window into what makes all us weirdos tick.”
“The Things That Made Me Queer” launches on January 19th, with episodes running weekly. It’s produced by World of Wonder Productions and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you like to listen.
Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change discuss all things fame on the latest “Sibling Rivalry.”
Makeup magician 6 gives Bob a gorgeous makeover in this video. I love the finished product. She looks amazing (but she always does).
Trixie Mattel goes back to the drugstore for another makeup video. Here, she recreates her iconic look using only ELF Cosmetics. Come for the makeup magic, stay for Trixie being Trixie.
Lastly, Jaymes Mansfield is here to recreate another iconic hairdo. This time, she transforms a wig into the look Lady Gaga rocked on the Fame Monster album cover.
Well, this concludes another roundup of updates and videos from the Drag Race universe. Until we meet again, stay healthy, stay safe, wear a mask, and say LOVE!