Miss Bio-WERRRK 2017 Question & Answer Judges’ Critiques

SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES

 

BRANDI AMARA SKYY

GENEVA CONVENTION
I seriously could listen to you talk all day. You have a very calming voice which in no way lessened the strength of the content in your answer. Concise, poetic, and powerful are three words i would use to describe your answer and performance. Lovely job!
MINNOW FUTURE
Beautiful, robust, and poignant answer to such a complex question. You hit a lot of excellent points as to why drag is important in our social-political climate and i really appreciated that. But because you had such a powerful answer, i needed your delivery of it to be just as strong (if not stronger) than your answer content. You spoke a lot about passion and (ironically) that was the one thing i was missing in the delivery of answer.
HER?
Love that you pointed out education in your answer; it is definitely a MAJOR necessity in our current times. It felt like you got a little ‘lost’ in your answer at times like you weren’t sure where you were going with your thought, but you got back on track beautifully. 
 
 
LUCKY STIFF
It felt like you were a bit tripped up with your answer at the beginning … HOWEVER, you totally delivered in the middle and end part of your answer. Loved that you illustrated your point with a personal story; it was extremely impactful! As was your closing statement — such a powerful way to wrap up your answer! 

 

MS. CANDY BLOG

Lucky Stiff
Lucky is the perfect example of culture: both experience and theory are applied in her video which she is well painted and interestingly lit.

Minnow Future
Minnow has a future with creative painting and the smarts to go toe to toe with anyone who doesn’t agree.

Geneva Convention
Geneva had lashes and highlighter for dayzzzz! Isn’t it funny how freeing makeup is?

Her?
Her? had me feeling nostalgic, hanging out in a movie theatre—who didn’t love “Rocky Horror”?

 

CREAM VICTORIA

Lucky Stiff 

Your answer was spot on. Fear has dominated the lives of many individuals wanting to express themselves artistically. By doing what you do you are helping to destroy that negative feeling in many people’s lives. 

Minnow Future

We, as a nation built on freedom, have _always_ experienced uptight political regulations concerning LGBTQ history and we have _always_ found a way to combat those hateful promises of extinguishing queer culture; Drag being one of those expressions. To be who you are and who you’ve always felt to be and to love who you want should never be regulated by your government. “Joy” and “Fun” are your weapons. _Always_ keep them loaded.

Geneva Convention

A important and well spoken answer. We all crave freedom and many people feel trapped by their own limitations. By doing what you love to do and inspiring others to come out and do the same without the fear of repercussion is true freedom. You are doing the Lord’s work.

Her?

I completely agree that you can use Drag as a teaching element. While it is important to show your true self in the real world it is also very scary to do so in a world thats so miserable. Using Drag to educate people who are frightened by what they don’t know or care to understand is a tough situation but you’re a tough Queen and I believe in you. 

 

JUDGES PANEL

 

 

 

POPPY FIELDS

Geneva Convention

Beautifully said.  Excellent!

Lucky Stiff

I loved your anecdotal remarks as an illustration of your answer.  Good job!

Minnow Future

Such an important point you made that the current political climate wants to see anything “other” destroyed.  Well done.

Her

I absolutely loved what you had to say.  However, this week was so very difficult because you all did so well, and I just feel that the others had more concise answers.

 

PANDA

Geneva Convention

Thanks for your answer, I too feel it is a great way to express freedoms, I think there is more you probably wanted to say and ways to tie things to your performance, would have liked a little more of a fleshed out answer, but, it does provide a freedom that isn’t available everywhere in the world.

Minnow Future

Well done. I really appreciate the honest and revealing answer. It was really nice seeing this side of you, I could feel the passion of your entire existence. Thanks for letting us in and thanks for your answer!

Her?

Came out swinging! I like the middle finger idea, that gets people paying attention. You also brought up how performance can also be educational, I find that hugely important. Especially in this day and age.

Lucky Stiff

Empowering, that was my takeaway from your message. Hopefully I didn’t receive the message wrong, but, hearing how people saw what you and others did…and then inspiring them to at least look at their own lives, that’s an amazing thing. My costume world is a bit different than the drag side of things, but…I know there are few things cooler to me than inspiring someone to start their journey, whatever it may be. Sounds like you did just that.

 

EMILY MEOW

Lucky Stiff

Nice story with a relevant and powerful message. Eloquently spoken.

Minnow Future

Positive message and important reasoning.

Geneva Convention

Inspiring notions of freedom, well done.

Her?

A little sporadic, but you raised good points with personal touches.

 

SPENCER WILLIAMS

Geneva Convention

Geneva you are stunning. I loved your answer and you speak with such grace. You have done such an amazing job this season!

Minnow

Minnow you are adorable. I liked your answer, but try to use that confidence you do in your videos. I could sense a little bit of nervousness in your answer.

Her?

You speak with such confidence and intelligence. I knew this would be a strong week for you.

Lucky Stiff

You knocked it out of the park. Iv’e said it before and I’ll say it again… I can listen to you talk for hours. Amazing job!

 

MONROE FITZGERALD

Miss Geneva Convention

Your response to the question was well worded and poised. You can feel the passion in your voice and it shined through! I loved your comparison of feeling free within the physical restraint of drag and the freedom drag performance allows entertainers within a crippling oppression. Watch your um’s.

Minnow Future

I loved that you brought up it being “worth it” in some way because we are constantly fighting to exist. I also love that you strive to exude joy to fight against the anger we are expected to feel. Watch your hands, they became a little distracting.

Her?

Your answer was fiery and passionate and it made me want to rally on the spot! I loved that you brought up education as an intricate part of drag because  historically it has been a source of education. You seemed a little nervous, relax and just go for it.

Lucky Stiff

Lucky this response is strong and full of determination. I love how precise your response is and with just a simple statement what you said has left a lasting impression on me. I think we all feel stuck right now and drag lifts us out of the cages we feel trapped in. Bravo.

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Despite being a drag journalist for over five years, Chiffon only recently realized that she missed a golden opportunity back then to change her drag name to Rhoda Story.

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