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Comedy Queens

10. Latrice Royale

Any fan of Drag Race loves Latrice. Her big boisterous laugh and her charm will turn any doubter to a fan. Whenever she is on camera, a smile is permanently planted on my face. She’s doesn’t play games which I respect and she can also turn a bitch out and read you to filth if she has to.

9. Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa is one of those queens that doesn’t try to be funny.  No matter what she does I’m laughing, I’m not sure if its with her or at her yet, but I’ll let you know when I’m not rolling on the floor over her mannerisms and her one-liners.

8. Tammie Brown

This bitch is crazy and I love it. I’m not sure if she’s all there but I’m tuning in and watching. Literally everything that comes out of her mouth is pure gold. Watch the video and then hit repeat, cause I can’t make this shit up, haa.

7. Pandora Boxx

Pandora was one of the first camp queens to take part of Drag Race. Pandora is naturally funny, with her stand up, Carol Channing impressions, and parody music videos. It was no surprise that Pandora made the number 7 spot.

6. Detox

Detox, a friend of William’s, is a natural comedy queen. Her remarks can sometimes come off as harsh, but it’s all done in fun. Everyone needs to learn to not take themselves so seriously and Detox can definitely the queen to help you poke fun at yourself.

5. Manlia Luzon

Manila is one of those physical comedy queens; she is always crossing her eyes, making a funny face, or throwing her limbs all over the place. She does go that extra mile to make sure you laugh, however, sometimes it does go a little bit too far. But her wit and sharp commentary, it more than makes up for it.

4. Alaska

Coming in at the number 5 spot is Alaska, I’ve already expressed in my earlier blogs the love I have for this queen. She is a little of a mess, but one hell of a funny queen. She knows how to stand right up against the line but never cross it. A technique I need to learn pretty soon, haa.

3. Jujubee

Juju may have the one of the best one-liners ever in drag race history, “Tyra was your barbeque canceled? Because your grill is fucked up,” Haa. Juju is very catty, but never a bitch. I’m not sure how she’s mastered that technique yet, but she’s gotta let me know. You never find yourself getting mad at her, because you know she isn’t ever being spiteful or rude. Your always on her side laughing.

2. Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx is one of the few queens that can actually act. Her performances are always spectacular and she has the best facial expressions. She acts with her whole body and puts thought into all of her work. She is always prepared and just naturally a comical queen.

1. Willam

There is no surprise that Willam is on the top of the list here, I mean did you read my other posts? I love Willam because she’s dirty, has no boundaries and is a huge camera whore. I feel that Willam is a combination of all the hot mess starlets put together, looking at you Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. But at least you know with Willam that she does it for the shock factor and publicity, being a huge pop culture junkie/addict myself, I find that Willam is the perfect drug.

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The Tale of Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese

If you’ve been keeping up with Season Five of Rupaul’s Drag Race, then you are probably annoyed that I’m even doing a post about these two queens. But with all the camera time these two hoes got, how couldn’t I?

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From episode one these girls were at each other’s necks. Check out their reactions when they realized that they would be competing against each other. DRAMA BOMB! (Special thanks to worldofwonder.net and logotv.com for the video.)

The rivalry between the two seemed a little bit artificial and became stale very quickly. I was bored with the two before episode two even aired. But as time went on so did the feud. It seemed like the producers were scrambling for something to put on the air and unfortunately for us, this was the best they could do. Their fights were sporadic and way too intense to be believable. Also, their fights were affecting some of the other girls and their performances. Granted it is a competition and everyone should be focusing on themselves but these two were out of hand. Don’t get me wrong, I love drama and a good screaming match here and there, but this nonsense had to stop. Luckily in tonight’s episode one of the girls finally sashayed away, but was it the right one? (We’ll get into that in a bit)

For all you bad queens that have no idea what I’m talking about, one, shame on you and two, here’s a Rucap.

My Interpretation:
Alyssa and Coco are both pageant queens and competed against each other in numerous pageants. Even though they were competitors, they formed a friendship that eventually turned into a shit show. Alyssa and Coco were both in the running for 2010’s Miss Gay America. Aylssa was crowned the winner but didn’t live up to her contractual duties so the runner up, Coco, had to take over and Alyssa was stripped of her title, oh snap! Alyssa’s mad and feels betrayed, while Coco feels that the public thinks she stole the title from Alyssa. Lame right? With moments like these, I feel like some people never leave high school.

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With all that said, when the bottom two was revealed in tonight’s episode, it left everyone gagging; mainly in relief that one of these bitches was finally going home and we’d finally find out who was the better queen. It was both their third time in bottom and one of them wasn’t gonna make it. Check out the fierce lip-sync for yourself:Here.

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Who did you think deserved to go home?

Personally, I’m not a fan of Coco, I find her very manipulative, close-minded, and just a bitch and not in the good way. But unfortunately, Ru saw something more in Coco than Alyssa and sent Alyssa packing. It’s a sad day in the drag world, granted Alyssa wasn’t going to win, but she still was an amazing queen. She always tried her hardest and fell short a couple of times, but she never gave up. Plus she gave us some of the best sound bites from the show. I’m gonna miss that bitch.

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Pageant & Ballroom Queens

In my last post, I explored and gave you a brief description of one of the subgroups within the drag community: camp queens. So I thought for this post, I would continue the education, hun-tee. I know that I am not an expert of the world of drag, but I’m a gay man, so close enough, right? Haa.

When you place the definition of a pageant and/or ballroom drag queen next to the camp’s definition, it seems like they come from two different worlds and the only thing keeping them in the same category are their sickening tucks. Haa. While this may be true to some degree, the art of illusion and entertainment is in full effect. While camp queens are more about entertaining the crowd with jokes and over the top performances, the pageant and ballroom girls are more refined.

Within the pageant world, the queens are trying to persuade the audience and judges that they can become a passable woman. The look is very important. There are numerous drag competitions that are held across the country. The best thing I can compare them to are the typical Miss USA or Miss Universe competitions. The women competing in Miss USA or Universe, are not simply resting on their looks, they have to portray the expected elegance of being a woman, brains and concern when it comes to worldly issues, and talent that shows of their more playful and youthful side. The same sets of standards are expected of the drag queens.

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Alyssa Edwards (right) and Coco Montrese (left), both contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, both won Miss Gay America 2010. (I’ll get into that hot mess of a topic in a later blog)

While it seems that the Pageant Queens and Ballroom Queens are interchangeable they differ on some degrees. The Ballroom queens are part of their own community and culture known as Ball Culture. (Yeah I know out of all the things to call it, Ball Culture had to be the one) All joking aside, the Ball Culture is one of the strongest forms of drag because of the family and unity aspect of it. The men that are involved in Ball Culture just don’t do it for fun; they do it as a living. A great film that descries the troubles and the alliances between the queens is ‘Paris is Burning’

These drag queens work together, live together, they do everything together. Most of them were kicked out of their homes for being gay, left because of abuse or a number of other miscellaneous reasons. These queens have created a safe place and a sense of community for one another because without that, they wouldn’t have anything. The world was, and some aspects, still is a cold and horrible place if you don’t fit into the social norms. That’s why they created ‘houses’ for all the displaced queens where there is a drag mother in charge taking care of all the occupants. Although their lives might have not been ideal, they don’t let that get them down, just like the pageant queens they hold competitions, base on how fierce the contestants are.

Ever heard of voguing? Well of course you have, Madonna made the underground art, which was originally crafted by drag queens, mainstream.

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You betta workkkk.

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Now that you know what happened, can we talk about that lip sync between Roxxxy and Alyssa? SICKENING HUN-TEE! When Roxxy took of her wig and revealed…her other wig, I died. I was gagging every second of the performance. But that didn’t stop Alyssa from doing her own thang too. Dropping to the floor and swiffering the stage with her tuck, haaa. I dare you to disagree, I mean check it out for yourself biiiitch.
And the icing on the cake were Ru and Michelle’s reactions.

They. were. priceless. Can I get an Amen?

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Once again Ru Steals the show.

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