While watching “The Soup” this weekend On-Demand, Joel McHale presented a few clips from the new LOGO reality show, “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”
What a brilliant idea for a reality show! And why hadn’t it been done before!
Thanks to the miracle of On-Demand, I discovered that the latest three episodes were available for viewing, and that’s exactly what Gator and I did last night.
I particularly love that RuPaul combines the drama of “Top Model”, where he out-diva’s Tyra as runway judge, with the creativity of “Project Runway”, where he dons a pin-stripe suit, dolling out Gunn-like fatherly advise to the queens as they make new gowns out of thrift store materials.
All the queens, which RuPaul calls “dolls,” are pretty good. I’m sad that Tammie Brown was booted out so early. She was very vintage and unique. Snooty Shannel finally was put in her place, after falling to the bottom two and forced to “lip Sync for her life!”
I’m surprised there isn’t more backstage bitchiness so far. I mean, there is a degree of drama, but it seems more for show. However, these are all professionals who’ve probably each been through a lot, and at the end of the day, they’ve got a show to do baby.
Side rant about Logo: We rarely watch Logo, and after “Drag Race”, we decided to try out a few other Logo shows. I was pretty disgusted by what I saw. One show, “Rick & Steve”, particularly annoyed me. Trying too hard to be like “South Park,” “Rick & Steve” is a cartoon-like show with characters played by little Lego people. What I got out of this show, along with 30 min of “Noah’s Arc”, is that gay men should: do drugs, drink a lot, hate woman and “breeders”, avoid monogamy, and never age. I felt more offended watching two hours of Logo than watching years of “non-gay” programming. What a joke.