TV Club: RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Spoof!”
Oh, god. Singing drag queens.
It happens every season, but that doesn’t make the singing challenge any easier to take. There’s a reason drag queens specialize in lip-syncing, and it’s not because their singing voices are so good that they lure men to their deaths like the sirens of myth. It’s because, for the most part, these bitches can’t sing. Each season usually has a few queens with actual vocal talent, but there’s an equal amount of contestants that think they’ve got it when they don’t, and both camps are outnumbered by those that suck behind the mic and know it.
“Spoof!” is an auditory assault, but the challenge of creating parody music videos is one that forces the queens to stretch creative muscles that they haven’t tapped into yet. (Also one that teaches valuable skills in a social media-dominated pop …