This week, the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race performed in golden gal girl groups, but first, the queens hashed out last week’s challenge in the workroom. Malaysia Babydoll Foxx got some critiques for her look although she placed high. That rounds out the drama for the opening of the episode. No one even mourned the loss of Amethyst.
RuPaul filled the queens in on what the challenge was and had the queens break off into their own groups and select their own songs to perform, but first, there was a (somewhat) wholesome appearance by The Old Gays.
Team Spice, Malaysia, Aura Mayari, Sasha Colby and team Marcia Marcia Marcia, Salina EsTitties, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Luxx Noir London were fighting over who got to perform the metal song. It ended with pulling songs out of a hat, and Malaysia’s team won. The other team had to do country, while Anetra, Loosey LaDuca, Jax, and Robin Fierce picked hip-hop.
The first team to record their vocals was team hip hop and it seemed like Robin was struggling. Team country did a solid job. As for team metal, Sasha’s performance was my favorite. The voice that came out of that beautiful woman? Iconic.
After the queens recorded their vocals, the queens took to the main stage to organize their choreography. Team hip-hop didn’t get much accomplished. Team country had Marcia, who has been in several Broadway shows, lead their choreography. They did a great job. Next was team metal, who got a lot of feedback from Mistress for their dancing. I love when the producers have the queens watch each other plan like that. I live for the drama.
Then, the queens had to get into their golden gal drag. While getting in drag, Sasha opened up about living as a trans woman and thriving, especially given the history and current political climate. It was a beautiful and important message.
On the main stage, Ru was joined by Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and my personal fave, Megan Stalter. On the runway, the category was tie-dye to die for. The highlight was Meg’s commentary. We need her for every episode.
As far as the group performances went, team metal was the star of the show. Team hip-hop struggled a bit, while team country was somewhere in the middle. The queens were judged as individuals, and Loosey, Lux, Salina, Marcia, Spice, and Malaysia were safe. Anetra, Jax, and Robin were in the bottom, while Aura, Sasha, and Mistress were in the top three.
In the end, Aura won the challenge, while Jax and Robin fell into the bottom two. The pair faced off to In Your Room by The Bangles. Jax got to stay, while Robin sashayed away.
What did you all think of this week’s episode? I gotta say, some decisions were made. Sound off in the comments below! I’ll be busy thinking about Sasha’s performance until next week.