TV Club: An abysmal lip sync diminishes an already lackluster RuPaul’s Drag Race

There are few things worse on RuPaul’s Drag Race than a queen giving up when she’s asked to lip sync for her life. The lip sync is the most sacred aspect of this series, and resigning yourself to elimination is an act of disrespect. If a queen is asked to lip sync, she better put some effort into it or she runs the risk of destroying any goodwill built up over the course of the season. Nerves can often get in the way of a lip sync being a true reflection of a queen’s talent, but that’s not what happens with Charlie Hides this week. She completely stops trying when she ends up on the bottom, making for an extremely unpleasant lip sync.

Charlie enters the lip sync with a lot of emotional baggage, but that doesn’t excuse her abysmal performance. Before going on the …

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