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Posted Feb 5, 2009 @ 11:39 PM

ZOMG, I love this show. I finally realized that Tyra is really trying to be a drag queen, but she isn't even close. RuPaul is awesome and crazy but doesn't make everything about herself and likes the girls to shine.

I was worried about RuPaul. I noticed that they rarely showed her in drag while sitting at the panel. Then when they did, it was this weird, Barbra Walters vanity filter. Other times, when she spoke, it was always wide angle and she didn't really look great from where I could see.
Is she okay? or just getting older and needs all the lights and make up and filters?


I saw him on one of the morning shows out of drag and he definitely looks older than I expected. I imagine with his work the he can't go the botox route since he needs maximum expression. He looks so handsome in his suit. I too am having eye vibrations from all the Vasline on the lens.

I'm glad they have a range of drag types, but I'm freaked out by Tammie too. I think it's the lipstick. If she's pull it in just a little bit more, then it would make me less anxious. She seems pretty reserved for her character, but I'll root for her just the same.

I was so sad to see Victoria go. I didn't really see her has the fresh face they'd probably want for PRIDE events but she was lovely and gracious. Her stories of being shot at and having to go to the emergency room in drag broke my heart. I wish her the best and I hope she'll come back in a future episode.

Shannel is freaking gorgeous and has the look I like the most. Nina is killing it though.

I watched this on the LOGO site since my cable company doesn't carry it (although we did get the Superbowl Porn!). I hope that all the episodes will be on the site and not just the teaser first episode.
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Posted Feb 6, 2009 @ 2:07 PM

Oh god yes.

I am so in love with every single second of this show. Bitches have got it together.

It's so much better than all the other shows because all these hos are ALL in on the joke and aren't completely delusional.
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Posted Feb 6, 2009 @ 4:55 PM

I love this show. I think that drag performers create wonderful works of art, starting with their amazing makeup transformations.

Tammie scared me initially (those eyebrows!!), but once I caught onto the 30's/40's homage, then I GOT her.

I think I'm torn between Nina (who's on fire) and Shannel. OMG, when she came through the door, I was absolutely blown away by her look and then the photo shoot. Amazing.
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Posted Feb 6, 2009 @ 8:43 PM

I love this show - I think they are all gorgeous. Wouldn't you love to have one of them as a neighbor to do your makeup?

Yeah, you would scare the shit out of the co-workers but....

Love them
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 12:20 AM

I'm glad the show got some quality time on The Soup. The more people who know about it, the better.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

It was also one of Entertainment Weekly's top ten picks of the week.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

"Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, Talent!" -They should really find a good acronym for that....

Girl, I would like to say that was the most fun I've had involving two semi-naked black studs and a water hose - but I'd be lying.

It really is true genius. My favorite part is that it finally voices what Tyra is really thinking on every episode of Top Model - "Don't fuck it up".

I also think Tim Gunn should take a note out of their refreshingly honest book - I'd love to hear him say "For your first challenge...We went to the dollar store....and bought a load of crap"

Can we have a Janice Dickinson cameo please?
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 6:16 PM

Can we have a Janice Dickinson cameo please?

Unsubstantiated conspiracy theory time: That's why Victoria had to be kicked off first. We all know how Janice feels about plus-size girls.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 6:38 PM

Chris March! Janice Dickinson! Oh, it would be incredible!
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 7:31 PM

There's a list of judges with the Season Pass on iTunes. One in particular surprised me. Lucy Lawless?!?!?!? That would be too damn awesome.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 8:25 PM

Thank God for TWOP! This thread makes my day.

I saw the ads for this for the last month, whenever i was watching my other favorite Logo trainwreck, Shirts and Skins, and was ambivalent. Now, I'm ecstatic. Whoever came up with this deserves a parade and a raise. Just. Brilliant.

RuPaul, the softglow, the constant rain of attempted catchphrases, Lipsynch for Your Life! There's too much awesome to mention.

Drag Queens still freak me out, but the good kind of freak out.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 10:46 PM

good news for those who don't get LOGO. It looks like VH1 will air the eps on Saturdays.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 11:10 PM

That's good news Puds. I do get Logo but it's good there is an alternate source.

I love the lipsync for your life at the end. Maybe next week, both the bottom two will actually lipsync though. And as much as I love Janice, I'm over her and I really don't want to see her on the show. Let Ru and the others have the spotlight. I am glad Santino is around, I don't think I'd read anywhere that he was going to be on the show.

I get what some of you are saying about Tammie and her homage to the 40s, but she's still an god awful ugly woman and I don't like looking at her.
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Posted Feb 7, 2009 @ 11:25 PM

I love this show. A perfect parody of Project Runway and ANTM, but serious enough about itself to not feel like I'm watching a 60-minute joke. Yet I find myself laughing for sixty minutes. It's just fun.

A straight male should not enjoy a show about drag queens this much.
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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 12:19 AM

I'm so in love with this show it hurts! It hits every single note perfectly-I had to watch the first episode twice because there were so many juicy one-liners. I was sorry to see Miss Victoria Parker go, although I appreciated her shout-out to the plus-size community!
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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 12:35 AM

This is so ANTM but it's just better. By plus one billion. RuPaul does a better TyTy than TyTy does.

Nina Flowers is badass. That outfit? Was old school Alexander McQueen runway on a dime, and she looked fucking fabulous.

Tammie is channeling the 40's in a serious way with that look. It's terrifying--almost like Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, but I see the brilliance of it. She just spooks the shit out of me and I don't know whether she can capture as wide an audience as the other girls can. Still, everyone else sort of fades into the background (because they look like your typical drag queen) for me apart from Nina and Tammie, so...

I've already got it on season pass.
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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 8:58 AM

ZOMG, I love this show. I finally realized that Tyra is really trying to be a drag queen, but she isn't even close. RuPaul is awesome and crazy but doesn't make everything about herself and likes the girls to shine.


I am SO happy to see that others love this show too! I have always been completely amazed by RuPaul, and any of the queens that really know how to pull this off so good. I'm fascinated at how they transform themselves.

I really liked all of the ladies, with the exception of Tammie. Strikes me as kind of off somehow.

To tell you the truth I am so used to seeing RuPaul as a woman for the past decade or more that when he wears his suit and glasses it's like seeing a stranger.

I was also confused, I caught the 1st episode on VH-1 but it said that the series would be on Logo?

I rewatched the episode this morning, and it looks like the entire show was filmed with the soft focus lens. Ugh .. Maybe they used it so extensively to soften the men's faces.
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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 9:29 AM

Yesterday, undeniable proof the God exists happened to me. No, I didn't see the Virgin of Guadalupe on my toast, Logo (which I dont get--giant homophobic towers have been built that block it from my area) is playing the show also on VH-1. And it did not dissapoint. RuPaul is as fabulous as ever--he really has the gift of the one-liner. I was surprised that Victoria couldn't realy lip-sinc. Isn't that like being in the NBA and not knowing to to sink a foul shot? I mean, what else should a drag queen have been doing for the past 20 years?

Nina Flowers and Shannel are my picks for the win. Nina's Dollar Store/Thrift Store get up looked better than my outcome of having spent 4 hours in Macys.

Akashia...looked majorly busted up. B U S T E D U P.

Oh yeah--other reality show model hamsters get Cover Girl, but these bitches are working the M.A.C. like ther'se no tomorrow. No $5.99 lipsticks for these sisters, oh no...

Edited by WhineandCheez, Feb 8, 2009 @ 9:16 PM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

They are showing the full episodes on line, for those of us who don't have LOGO and miss the VH1 airing. Thank you *Deity of your choice*!

Edited by PorkFat, Feb 8, 2009 @ 10:12 AM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 10:23 AM

Nina Flowers is badass. That outfit? Was old school Alexander McQueen runway on a dime, and she looked fucking fabulous.

So far Nina is my favorite. Her makeup is really out there, but I dig it.

Edited by Puds38, Feb 8, 2009 @ 10:23 AM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2009 @ 10:31 AM

Watching for a third time, I realized Victoria's lip syncing issues were creative editing. If you pay attention, you can see her lip syncing at the same time as Akashia when they are both in a shot (particularly noticeable when Victoria is stomping the runway and Akashia is right in front of the camera); Victoria just happens to be blurred out in the pink fog of the runway show when that happens. It was solely to convince the audience that Victoria was the right choice to go home and, frankly, was one of the better uses of creative editing in reality tv land in years.

This doesn't mean that Victoria did a good job, for whatever reason. It really seemed like she was trying to copy RuPaul's own moves from the Supermodel video and was probably too nervous to do it well. Akashia was the obvious choice to stay. I think Victoria only stood a chance if she was up against Ongina (the little boy comments will get her booted eventually) or Tammie (the act might not have translated to that song).
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:25 AM

This is why television and competitive reality shows were invented. I could not be happier. This show is deluxe fucking bliss.
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 5:44 AM

Thank goodness for the internet and VH1 since my crappy basic cable doesn't include Logo. I freaking LOVE this show! I, too, was cracking up that RuPaul managed to secure a deal with Mac for these glamourpuss girls instead of Cover Girl. I did think for a second that even though it's great they have access to Mac products, it sucks that they can only use Mac stuff. I know how I am about my makeup - I use one brand of blush, one brand of eyeshadow, etc. so I would be all out of whack if someone took my makeup and made me us everything from one line.

At first I really did not get Tammie. She looked crazed and mentally unbalanced during the photo shoot. When I saw her runway look though, she made a lot more sense and I got her personality/aesthetic a lot more.

I liked Shannel during the episode, but after watching the 16 minute under the hood feature online, I can see myself getting annoyed with her before the show is over. Everything is all about her and she has an opinion about everything. It's possible that it's the editing or that no one else had anything interesting to say in the green room, but it seemed like she was not letting anyone else get a word in edgewise.

Although Nina's style is not my cup of tea in the sense that I would want to wear it, her thrift store look was very pulled together and cohesive. It looked like a real costume, not some crap thrown together out of stuff from the 99 cent store.

Victoria's outfit, on the other hand, looked exactly like what it was: crap thrown together out of stuff from the 99 cent store. I sympathize because I can't sew and I'm not creative or crafty either (the few costumes I have were either store bought or made for me by someone else's more qualified hands), but I really think that Victoria would have been gone eventually anyway, if not this week then next week, because she stood out from the others as not being glam enough. I really liked her, but I think that ultimately the judges want a glittery drag queen, not an older female impersonator.

Akashia's walk was awkward and somewhat manly. Something about her arms and her gait struck me as weird and unnatural. She seems like the girl on ANTM who would get dragged onto the practice runway at the house by well-meaning girls who want to help her.

I do see what RuPaul said about Ongina looking like a little boy. To me, it's not about the wigs or the boobs or the tucking, but the way Ongina carries herself. Then add in the fact that most of the other contestants are going with the over the top makeup/diva personas and it makes Ongina seem even more like a little boy rather than a vivacious woman.

I can't remember the name of the girl who had on the lion costume and was offended by the judges saying it was too tame. It wasn't just the lack of glitter and sparkles - it was a boring costume without any personality or pizazz.

It really is true genius. My favorite part is that it finally voices what Tyra is really thinking on every episode of Top Model - "Don't fuck it up".

I also think Tim Gunn should take a note out of their refreshingly honest book - I'd love to hear him say "For your first challenge...We went to the dollar store....and bought a load of crap"

Word to both! I was watching the ANTM marathon on Oxygen this weekend, and I kept imagining her adding, "Don't fuck it up," before each challenge. And I would totally love to hear Tim Gunn say, "Now we know that this is ridiculous, but just do whatever you can with this crap. I don't know what the producers were thinking, but do your best."
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 8:48 AM

I, too, was cracking up that RuPaul managed to secure a deal with Mac for these glamourpuss girls instead of Cover Girl.

RuPaul was one of the first if not the first MAC covermodel. MAC Viva glam line supports HIV/AIDS charities.

Edited by Puds38, Feb 9, 2009 @ 8:48 PM.

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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 12:05 PM

When I first heard about this show, I emailed my best friend and asked, "Do we get LOGO?"

And because he knows me like no one else ever has or ever will, he wrote back, "It's on Mondays at 10:00. Go ahead and DVR the season."

Squeeee! This is the show I have waited for my entire life.

Nina FTW. LURVE her. She is just breathtaking.

Edited by fatkitty, Feb 9, 2009 @ 12:07 PM.

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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

I'm in. I may not watch ANTM at all! RuPaul rules.

Shannel and Jade are fierce bitches. I want to like Ongina, but she could benefit from a wig at the very least.
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 10:08 PM

I love everything about the show: the soft focus on Ru, the catch phrases, lip syncing for your life. I like everyone in the cast except Akashia. The two weakness people have already left the show. Next week if she is in the bottom two again, she's going home. Lip syncing won't help her every week. I am rooting for Nina Flowers to win. I really like her look.
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 10:59 PM

Oh, Akashia screwed herself (and her group) with her stank ass attitude. Ongina's group was good and they worked well together.

Ms. Tammie: Why did you give up?
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 11:06 PM

Akashia screwed herself (and her group) with her stank ass attitude.


Add to that she's an ugly drag queen. Michelle was right on the money with her assessment.

Oh, Shannel. "I was amazing!" She really needs to build some confidence, that one.
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Posted Feb 9, 2009 @ 11:09 PM

Last week, I liked Shanel. This week, I hope she's in the bottom two just to take her down a few dozen pegs. With Akashia - and Akashia can go home.

Was very happy Ongina won, though.

And Tammie - won't miss her, never really liked her here. Somewhere else maybe, but not here.
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