THIS. While it's a problem with the prize money, and probably won't happen, it should. Just like they said on the judges panel (I forget which guest judge said it). The ultimate blend of both queens strengths into one complete Superstar! And showing the fans that two different types of queens can compete without drama towards each other, forge a sisterhood not a rivalry, co-exist for $100K respecting and admiring each other's art and be role models for fans. I don't think they're all that different, really in their core. Just stylistically. Yes Sharon braver and definitely further out of the box than Chad, so 10s for that. But Chad has used his slightly less edgy side to create a strong career and didn't end up pidgeon-holed in just bars that cater to that edgy style ONLY and limit your career.
Ru might declare a tie between Chad and Sharon--wouldn't that be a killer way to end the season?
Her reasoning could be that comparing Chad and Sharon is like comparing apples and oranges--what a tame comparison,by the way!--and that the styles of both queens represent the present and future of drag at its best.
I would looove this!
I don't know Chad's full body of work IRL, but going by the SHOW, they seem to be equal in character acting and I'd give Chad a slightly higher or equal grade for just his acting on the show.
They do realized characters, artistic interpretations even. They're nice people with empathy. They have interest in other people, not just mouthing off about themselves until someone asks , and even then they seem reluctant to complain and never whine about their experiences. There's a difference between stating the facts about your life and carrying on about it at the top of your lungs battling for "most impressive sob story". There's value in the entertaining jumping around lipsingers and amazing dancers that get the bar going.But I don't think that qualifies for a Superstar in Ru's image if you can't articulate or embody a message.
I'm watching Willam. He hasn't once thanked fans, tweeted anything positive about his experiences, and been playing to his gigs, music, and "voting" since being on the show. Yes he's tweeted jokes etc. But I think you get more fans, support, and following with being somehow emotionally open with the public in reality tv.
Conversely, Pical has never once tweeted ANYTHING interesting and spens all her social media time warring with detractors, retweeting fan support messages, and repeatedly sticking up for herself that "that's not really me". Deep, girl. Yesterday she retweeted a fan comment about Chad and nursing homes. Classy.
Sharon is a smart, professional bitch (even though she pretends otherwise lol) and her line of merch is growing daily and excellent. She's the first RPDR alumnus who really is working it big time. Her merch sites seem polished, humorous, and professional. I give her BIG props for working her 15 minutes, hopefully growing into 15 years if that's what she wants.
If RuPaul selects Phical, I'll call it a mid life crisis because in no way does she REMOTELY have a single quality that RuPaul EVER had in his entire life. And watching his old videos, he was nice. When he was a gogo boy he didn't even trash the patrons grabbing his junk and treating him like meat, he just laughed it off and said how tired he was at the end of the night. Phical has no idea what used to be involved "clawing her way to the top" if she thinks jumping around lipsyncing is a monumental struggle.
Phical says she'll deal with being wise when she's 40 and not interested in growing NOW. RuPaul should say the same thing. "Later, girl. I'll call ya."
Edited by allegory, Apr 12, 2012 @ 7:41 AM.