The Week in Drag – Nina West talks disco, grab a cocktail with Shuga Cain, Raja and The Vivienne take on the Drag Race UK fashion and more

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Hello, hello, hello and welcome to our weekly wrap up of all things RuPaul’s Drag RaceThe Week in Drag!

We’re in the thick of season 13 of Drag Race and season 2 of Drag Race UK and both shows have been bringing the drama, fashion and fun, and some of your favorite queens are here to discuss the episodes and rate the runways. We also have updates from our eliminated queens from both sides of the pond and lots of videos and news from the dolls.  So, without further ado, lets bring it to the runway!

Last week on RuPaul’sDrag Race, the queens put together a “disco-mentary” showcasing some of the things that made disco king of the 70s. Later the queens donned their best little black dresses and strutted the runway. We posted our own “Ru-cap”, but let’s hear what some Drag Race alums had to say about the episode.

Nina West, one of our favorite queens and the self-proclaimed “queen of disco” relives the drama between Tamisha and Kandy and takes a deep dive into the disco-mentary on “Extra Lap Recap.”

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Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change give their own no holds barred review of the episode on “Sibling Watchery.”

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Get ready for cocktails and commentary from the sweet and stunning Shuga Cain on the latest “Shuga in the Raw.” 

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On this week’s “Fashion Photo Ruview” find out whose little black dress made Raja exclaim, “I’m gonna cry it’s so good” as she and Raven toot and boot the LBD runway looks.   

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Yuhua Hamasaki and Alexis Michelle review the little black dresses on the latest edition of “Bootleg Opinions.”

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Sadly, we had to say farewell to the amazing Atlanta queen Tamisha Iman, who experienced death by disco. Here, she shows us how she created the makeup to accompany her dazzling entrance look in this tutorial.

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Tamisha live-streamed a new episode of her talk show right after Untucked aired. On this ep, she interviews fellow Atlanta queen Trinity K Bonet and the fabulous Kennedy Davenport. I still think Tamisha should replace Ellen. Who’s with me?

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As much as I try not to stan Gottmik, it’s hard when she puts out these makeup tutorials/behind the scenes tales from the show. Here, she recreates her face from the little black dress runway and talks about the disco-mentary and lots more.

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Are you watching season 2 of Drag Race UK? If you’re not, plunk down $3.99 a month and get WOW Presents Plus right now, because this season is everything. Last week, the queens improvised their way through a TV morning show and showcased monstrous fashions on the runway. And, in a shocking move, Ginny Lemon walked off the stage when the lip-sync began, leaving Ru and the judges baffled. Check out what the queens had to say about this unforgettable episode.

Bob the Drag Queen and Heidi N Closet discuss the challenge, the runway and the surprise ending of the episode on “Purse First Impressions.”

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The always delightful Jackie Cox gives us her take on the episode on “Extra Lap Recap.”

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Raja and The Vivienne (whose rainbow eye makeup looks flawless) review the monstrous fashions on “Fashion Photo Ruview.”

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So, as I mentioned, we had to say goodbye to the kooky Ginny Lemon this week, which is a shame because I loved her. On this episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Yearbook”, she hands out superlatives to her fellow queens and explains why she decided to sashay away the way she did.  

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The UK queen whose name Ru loves calling out, Lawrence Chaney, shows you how she created her monstrous look from last week’s runway.

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The Canadian stunner Brooke Lynn Hytes is Jonny McGovern’s guest on the latest episode of “Hey Qween!”

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Jonny also treated us to a new episode of his game show “Drag Fan” this week. Watch as two Drag Race superfans go head-to-heed and make me feel like I am anything but a superfan. I mean some of these questions are hard.

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Trixie Mattel is back and is still playing with toys – which I love. Here she attempts to make Girl Scout cookies with a toy oven, burns her fingers and makes the most unappetizing Thin Mint cookie I think I have ever seen.

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I don’t know about you, but Willam’s “Beatdown” series gives me life. On this episode, she tackles a brutal airport fight over a weave, a Florida queen with amazing moves, a truly disturbing TikTok video and Kendall Jenner sharing beauty secrets.  

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If I told you that watching Monét X Change wash her cat Colleen would be my pick for video of the week, you might think I was crazy, but this is probably the most entertaining 20 minutes you’ll spend this week. Trust me.

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Jaymes Mansfield gets topical wither latest wig video. She tests whether or not Gorilla Glue makes for a good wig adhesive as she crafts a (really cute) Dusty Springfield-esque beehive.

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Mrs. Kasha Davis is the subject of a new documentary called “Workhorse Queen.” The doc’s director, Angela Washko, says the film takes a look at “how the media we take in affects our understanding around gender and sexuality.” In this case, it looks at how Drag Race and other reality shows have “transformed performance culture so substantially, and how gender and sexuality-based performance culture has been radically transformed as a result of the visibility of drag on this platform.” The film debuted Friday as part of the online Slamdance Film Festival.

Workhorse Queen: Official Festival Trailer from Angela Washko on Vimeo

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d leave you with a love song. Check out New York drag legend Sherry Vine in the video for Jack Tracy’s new quarantine-inspired single, “Love Yah.” Until next week, say safe stay healthy, and say, LOVE!

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