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The Week in Drag – Say “ciao” to the newest Drag Race Italia stars, Willam goes Wong Foo, Trixie tries the small face makeup trend and more

The Week in Drag – Say “ciao” to the newest Drag Race Italia stars, Willam goes Wong Foo, Trixie tries the small face makeup trend and more

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Hello, hello, hello! Welcome once again to The Week in Drag, our round-up of all the latest news from the world of drag.

It’s been a few weeks, so, of course, it’s time to meet some new queens, this time from the land of pizza and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We also have reviews of the latest episodes of Drag Race UK from the challenges to the runway looks, delivered by some of your favorite Drag Race alums.

And, as always, we’ve got new videos from our always entertaining queens. Sit back, relax and let’s bring it to the runway!

In the ever-expanding Drag Race universe, we welcome the eight queens competing to be Italy’s next drag superstar. The latest international spinoff, Drag Race Italia, premieres on WOW Presents Plus on November 18th. Drag queen Priscilla, actress Chiara Francini and influencer Tommaso Zorzi join the judging panel as a new set of queens are set to show off their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. The cast includes Ava Hangar, Divinity, Elecktra Bionic, Enorma Jean, Farida Kant, Ivana Vamp, Le Riche and Luquisha Lubamba. Check out this sneak peek and get ready for the ferocity.

Over at Drag Race UK, we were treated to the always anticipated library reading challenge and the “Snatch Game.” Our favorite “Binge Queens”, Pandora Boxx, Rock M Sakura, Heidi N Closet, Kylie Sonique Love, Laganja Estranja and the perfect match, Scott Nevins, discuss episode five‘s challenges and fruity fashions on the latest episode of “Binge Queens”. Check out this sneak peek and get full episodes on WOW Presents Plus.

Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change give their always honest review of last week’s episode of Drag Race UK, including the disastrous “Draglexa” challenge and “Expenny Henny” fashions on the latest “Sibling Watchery.”

Bimini Bon-Boulash and Raven toot and boot the “expenny” fashions on “Fashion Photo Ruview.”

Drag Race Down Under winner Kita Mean rates and reviews last week’s expensive looks with Yuhua Hamasaki on “Bootleg Opinions”.

Last week’s eliminated queen, the oh-so-creative Charity Kase talks about her time on the show with the delightful Tia Kofi from season two.

Charity also talks about her Drag Race experience and bestows superlatives on her fellow queens as she chats with Yshee Black on “Drag Race Yearbook.” I’m personally bummed we didn’t get to see more from this unique queen.

All-Star Trinity K. Bonet gets Willam into the makeup chair for her latest “Paint Me Bitch”. TKB recreates John Leguizamo’s “drag princess” look from the classic film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar – and the results are spectacular.

More Willam, you say? Check out the latest “Beatdown” and watch as she takes on those “5 Minute Craft” videos and Tila Tequila attempting (and failing) to do the Lord’s work.

While a lot of people may recreate Trixie Mattel’s iconic look for Halloween, Trixie herself tries out the “tiny face” makeup trend. I can’t stop watching this. 

I am always happy to talk about the amazing Tammie Brown, so I am excited to share that season two of her series “The Browns” is coming your way on November 5th. In the show, which began as a series of two-minute sketches on Instagram, Tammie and Kelly Mantle star, with Tammie playing a semi-retired singer and homemaker and Kelly playing her delightfully dipsomaniac manager and best friend.

The cast is thrilled to return for another season.  “Tammie and I are two comedic corpses living out our Hollywood fantasies,” says Kelly Mantle, going on to explain how the two became fast friends and collaborators: “When I first met Tammie, she was singing to herself in the mirror while guzzling champagne and playing with dancing troll dolls.  I thought she was the ghost of Edith Piaf!  I immediately knew this was the kind-of batshit crazy I needed in my life.”

The first season consisted of three episodes with content built from the Instagram sketches. The new season of The Browns is five thirty-minute scripted episodes.  Switching to a scripted format allowed the creative team to weave a more complex story line.  “In season two, Tammie returns home after a journey of self-discovery to find her peculiar family in even odder form,” Mark continues.  “Amidst the chaos of her son’s viral fame, her best friend Sheila’s drunken hijinks, and her father’s involvement in a pyramid scheme, Tammie decides to take a shot at love!  She is challenged to be more vulnerable with everyone around her, including her offbeat family and potential suitors.” 

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Guests on the second season include drag legends Katya, Honey Davenport, Mariah Balenciaga and Sherry Vine, as well as non-drag notables Cazwell and Jen Kober. The new season of The Browns premieres November 5 on OUT TV and Amazon Prime, with new episodes airing Fridays. 

Bob and Monét talk all things fitness on this episode of “Sibling Rivalry.”

On the latest episode “Da Fuq?”, Honey Davenport and Jasmine Masters take on another set of random topics, including bowling with ashes, a Florida story about an unexpected ice storm and pastor with some antiquated advice for women.  

I love a bearded queen, so this video from Jaymes Mansfied made my day. Watch as she puts the ruggedly handsome Teddy Bear into drag.

Need some last-minute Halloween costume inspiration? Watch as Jaymes recreates another celebrity look – this time, it’s the animated Wilma Flintstone (and I need this wig in my life.)

Rock M Sakura is also here with a look that’s perfect for trick or treating. She uses makeup magic to transform into Slug Girl, created by one of her favorite Manga artists.

And that’s all for this week. In honor of Halloween, we’re leaving you this week with new music from spooky queen Aiden Zhane. Enjoy “Suckubus” and until next week, stay safe, stay healthy, get vaccinated and say LOVE!



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