TV Club: RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Glamazonian Airways”

“It’s a drag competition. If you’re not optimistic and having fun, then you’re not doing it right.”

With those words, Max not only catapults up my list of favorites for the season, but manages to sum up one of the things that makes RuPaul’s Drag Race so special in the first place. It’s also a fitting beginning to an episode that’s heavy on the fun—totally random appearance by Moby, anyone?—but also on the cattiness. Following a premiere that, while still highly entertaining, skimped on the personality in favor of fashion, we got not much of the latter but plenty of the former… and unlike some of those faces, not all of it was pretty.

Whether admitting to “playing the game” by calling out queens they view as competition (hint: Ru’s pretty smart, buddy, so that’s maybe not going to work …

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