Canada’s Drag Race Recap, Season 2, Episode 6
Sorry for last week’s late review. I was just stunned by the shocking elimination of Eve 6000 …
… Lol jk.
But what a wonderful week it was for everyone! After all, every single queen could shine in some way, be it in the mini, in the maxi or in lip-syncing for her life. Even the judges cracked. The episode begins with Synthia, the Kissassin, wiping away Eve’s mirror message. Kimora remembers her fallen sister from Ontario and says, “The dough is not ready to come out of the oven yet. It’s almost baked. You tough. But she’s not finished yet. ”Adriana is still a little insecure that she was the last one to be selected for girl groups, but Gia and Synthia have very diplomatic answers and our Reina Latina chooses trust instead of stewing on it.
This week Amanda Brugel is back (from a visit to Brooke’s Filler) announcing that for the mini-challenge, the queens will have to get into the arts (my words, not hers) and paint their inner saboteurs. These mini challenge rules. Everyone is fun, and some of the artwork is even impressive. Pythia stabs her (beautiful) painting and comes through it. Kendall paints her own inner saboteur, “dirty shower water”. Synthia’s painting is called “Dissociation from Synthia Kiss” and is terrifyingly good for the supposedly short time they had. Adriana giggles at every single presentation. Ultimately, Icesis Couture wins for the funniest accomplishment of all: pretending to be smart. They all cathartically throw their pictures into the “dumpster fire”, which in the end actually looks like it is going to go up in flames. Color impresses us.
This week is the Sinner’s Ball, such a fun Ball Challenge theme. The three categories are: Sex, Drugs and Rock n ‘Roll, Ugly As Sin, and – this is one that fans have wanted for years – Seven Deadly Sins. For this third category, Icesis assigns each queen a tombstone with a “coffin” full of materials to construct her deadly sin couture. These rules. Icesis map out anger and decides to give the queens a look that works for them instead of sabotaging them, and we thank Producer Couture for bringing us a good ball. Kimora is tripped by the envy box; “Vines! Vines and leaves, bitch! ”She says and rummages through all the green. Kendall is proud but very humbly internalizing last week’s runway reviews and aiming to construct a new and accentuated silhouette. With the Gluttony box, Pythia is like a kid in a candy store and outlines a beautiful Hansel and Gretel-inspired candy witch look.
On elimination day, the queens discuss the ever-expanding acronym LGBTQ2 +. Gia identifies herself as “batik of gender” and uses she / she pronouns. Kimora stumbled upon it all; “Growing up … calling someone ‘she / she’ was disrespectful.” Really? I have a hard time imagining fanatics in the 1980s knowing about “she / she” pronouns and using them as an insult. Icesis supports Kimora and says, “When I grew up, I called someone a she was very offensive. “I half wondered if Kimora and Icesis confused subjective she / she pronouns with the insult of using object pronouns to call someone” it. “Anyway, they learn and accept the identifiers chosen by their fellow players .
When the ball falls, who is behind the judges’ table, but none other than Gigi Gorgeous, who is sitting right next to her former employee Brad. She is a funny and committed judge in all three categories, starting with sex, drugs and rock n ‘roll, which are mostly interpreted as rock n’ roll by all queens. The undisputed highlight of this stage of the tour is Gia Metric, dressed how an electric guitar accented with electric blue. It’s such a camp and she’s having so much fun with it, from strutting on stage with a “yeeeeeOW” to literally playing herself.
Next up is the “ugly as sin” category, which is hot on the heels United Kingdom‘s Fugly Ball. The looks are wonderfully hideous. Pythia serves up her most crystal clear methyd look to date in fully crocheted white face paint and kid core spikes. Kendall nails the job as a cat lady with a cat Vomiting over her shoulder. This isn’t the last vomit we’ll see in this ball. Gia has an adorable chewing gum illusion full of detail. Synthia forgot to be ugly. Adriana has a look that’s halfway between a babushka and a pile of shit; it’s one of those “it’s so ugly it’s cute”.
And Kimora Amour brings the show to a complete standstill with her powerful, difficult rendition of “Ugly As Sin”, clad in what she describes as her portrayal of what a slave would have worn in the Caribbean. Kimora represents the sadness, fear, ugliness and sin of slavery in her body language, trembling and dejected with her hands in chains. The judges do not object; the runway is delimited by the editorial staff with a fade-in and fade-out in black. When she reached the front of the stage, she tore off the chains and ran barefoot “to the only place I know I can find my home and that is Canada”. It is an important moment for the Guyanese-Canadian queen. Unlike previous runway looks on the franchise that deal with serious issues, Kimora doesn’t filter hers through glamor or fashion. It’s just a surprising and honest display of ugliness.
Back to the looks the queens went for, there aren’t any real dumpster fires here (other than the one from the mini-challenge). Kendall’s purple Pride look is the worst; it’s shabby, unflattering, and poorly constructed. Adriana’s lust look isn’t that great, and while Synthia looks stunning in her gold and animal print greed outfit, she probably had the queens weakest ball. Kimora didn’t have to worry because she’s selling her Envy dress. Gia Metric rounds off a really spectacular ball with one of her best catwalks, a kind of high-fashion dressing gown with an integrated pillow and alarm clock headdress. Pythia implements her concept with a very impressive candy stripe dress and a trippy beat with candy vomit. But Gigi Gorgeous drops her jaw on Icesis’ wicked Wrath catwalk, which Icesis describes as “Hellraiser but make it a lesbian” and “I’m a sleep paralysis demon you can’t wait to move in on a date”. Throughout the episode, Icesis told the other queens how excited she was to bring a darker, leather and chain-based look to the catwalk, and she delivered. She wins the episode in an exciting close race and lets go of a victorious “Ratatata!” The judges actually argue and scramble during judging this week, and it’s very entertaining. This show is so much better when the queens give the judges a reason to be passionate.
Below is Brat Pack versus Brat Pack: the besties Kendall Gender and Synthia Kiss have to fight for DJ Sammy’s “Heaven”, an impeccable LSFYL selection and technically Canadian because it’s a Bryan Adams cover. I can best describe this lip-syncing as long legs that go long while the two beauty queens strut across the stage and stir emotions. Kendall isn’t the best dancer in the world, but she does everything great, from swirling her cloak to a dramatic bosom. Unfortunately for Synthia, which has had some high points this season, we’ve seen her lip-syncing a few times at this point as well, and spinning just isn’t enough. When they face each other, we cut to their third sister Gia, who is crying in the background. Kendall wins this very messy lip-sync, but at least Synthia gets her Gigi Gorgeous impression on Gigi’s face as she leaves. What will this season be like after one of the last remaining Big Characters leaves? It is a syn.
• “Your soul is beautiful, but in the middle is a phallic symbol” – Kimora’s art talk
• “[GASP] A talking dick? “- Adriana, who proves this show is so good when it’s good
• “There is evil in this painting!” —Icesis, still in the service of Alyssa Edwards
• “All you Saboteur Dalis made me Mona Lisa Smile” – it was a play on words by Amanda Brugel
• “You are sweet as sin … a man.” – Amanda to Brooke. When I tell you it was her on fire with the puns this week.
• “She made pants out of all the people she’s slept with, and smelly of beer and smoke, she’s ready to take it to the catwalk.” —Pythia always brings the best stories to her looks.
• “What is a bus?” —Gigi beautiful
• “Bend it in half and use it for birth control.” —Amanda Brugel, on Synthia’s Female Condom-Ugly Look
• “I look like I smell like piss. But I still do it in fashion. ”—Icesis Couture has finally won me over