RuPauls Drag Race or RuPauls Drag HATE!

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    Sep 01, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    SO I have pretty much caught up on the seasons to Drag race and I feel that that show does have an inspirational, encouraging fell to it, However, the show does have the occasional judgmental, and dare i say it, FAVORITISM in its politics.

    For Example,
    RAJA WAS NOT ALL THAT TO WIN SEASON 3 AND NEITHER WAS TYRA FROM 2!
    -had to get that out of my system

    Now I understand there is a pivotal point in a reality show when the dynamics change and the show pretty much becomes fake, but this is one that really could be a landmark series if it just waters down the politics of it all!

    Do you guys think the show promotes empowerment, or is it just another reality train wreck that does not accurately show its subject, or topic, which in this case is drag

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    Sep 01, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    Favoritism????

    We always hurt the ones we love.

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    Sep 01, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    I love it. When I first came out as a simple farm boy moving to the big city, I was adopted by a pack of drag queens that lived in my building. They were some of my first exposures to gay people. I found them to be quirky, dramatic and a hell of a lot of fun.

    I find it to be a nostalgic good time. Oh, and I looooooooooove Pandora, Jujubee and Raja!
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    Sep 01, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    It empowers promotion.
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    Sep 01, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    I always think the wrong person wins! My favorite of all time on the show, Jujubee, was robbed! She should have won that season.
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    Sep 01, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    the gays have spoken. long live (in reality tv) the queens! lol
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    I cry every time I hear ONGINA's hiv story! I loved RAVEN!
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidI cry every time I hear ONGINA's hiv story! I loved RAVEN!


    RAVEN WAS ROBBED!!! She was so gorgeous in the gothic caberet outfit. Tyra Sanchez looked like a Walmart Beyoncé.

    I have to disagree with you about Raja. The minute she came on screen, I KNEW she was the winner. She's a hot girl and a hot boy too. ( <3 Sutan! )

    And I met Alexis Mateo last weekend. She liked my tshirt and totally groped me. Win!
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
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    Kidmc21 saidI cry every time I hear ONGINA's hiv story! I loved RAVEN!


    RAVEN WAS ROBBED!!! She was so gorgeous in the gothic caberet outfit. Tyra Sanchez looked like a Walmart Beyoncé.



    Yes! Raven's wedding dress outfit, and when she dressed in a wig similar to a seventies Barbra Steisand were awesome. She is always flipping the script, and very versatile.


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    Carmen Herrera is beautiful as a guy and a girl.
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    " If you're America's sweet heart,then America needs a heart transplant"

    We honestly do need one! Tyra has no personality what so ever. JuJubee & Raven should have been in the top two to be honest.


    "Without confidence we're Tatiana"-JuJubee LMFAO icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    These girls are even doing better than ANTM winners. The thing is that while the winners have to use their prize to make it for themselves, the runners up get to be on RuPaul's Drag U and still get tons of promotion from involvement in the show. In a way it does make for maximum exposure for the top queens. Tyra didn't make it too big, but Raja will. Jujubee and Raven are all that and a pair of Choo's, and others at least have furthered their careers because of being on Drag Race. I don't think any of them can be counted as losers.
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Tyra was actually arrested. I would link ya'll but I'm tired. Ya'll can google that shit fo yoselves
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    Sep 01, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    FernRock saidTyra was actually arrested. I would link ya'll but I'm tired. Ya'll can google that shit fo yoselves


    She was smokin' that pipe forreal lol
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    Sep 01, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    IM READY FOR A BIG GIRL OR AN ASIAN TO WIN!
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    Sep 01, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    I shouldn't have opened this thread. Thanks for ruining season 3.
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    Sep 01, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidIM READY FOR A BIG GIRL OR AN ASIAN TO WIN!


    A BIG Asian Gurrrll!!

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    Chicks with dicks!
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    Sep 01, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidI cry every time I hear ONGINA's hiv story! I loved RAVEN!


    YES! Still my favorite moment from the show. Looking at it rationally, yes; I think there has to be some amount of politics going on. But for Drag Race, I really like to let myself believe it's really happening. I can get into the "story" of the competition a lot more that way.
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    Sep 01, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    mayBbignow2 said
    GAMRican said

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    Chicks with dicks!


    It looked like they photoshopped the face and cock.
    I thought they didnt allow x-rated images here?


    Is that Lil' Kim?
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    Sep 01, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    I met Jessica Wild of Season 2 in Charlotte last Friday. She was fun! My friend and I ended up hanging out with her the next couple of nights. As David, he was nice, humble, and very down-to-earth.

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  • Karnage

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    Sep 01, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that Ru is racist. Season 1 clearly should have been Anjina, but Bebe won it. Season 2 should have been Raven, but Tyra won it. In Season 3, Shangela stayed in waaaay too long, but wasn't good enough to be considered for winning. Since all of the finalists were pretty close, she picked the closest to black she could get! (Though don't get me wrong, I looooove Raja!)
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    Sep 01, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    Yeah, Bebe and Tyra both looked fantastic and Tyra was a great performer, but they both have ZERO personality and charisma compared to many of the other girls.

    In season one, Nina was a million times as fierce and a better performer by a whole level of magnitude than Bebe.

    In season two, both Raven and Jujubee brought far more personality and charisma to the table that Tyra was capable of on her very best day.

    In my opinion, she got it right with Raja in season three. She represented a whole different type of illusion. More ultra androgenous club kid than glamazon. I will say it looked like Ru did depart from her habit of picking people that reminded her of herself in this instance.

    Of course it didn't hurt that Raja couldn't stand Shangela.

    -insert horrible comment about another girl by Shangela- "What, I'm just being real!! You can't handle how real I am!"

    -other girl makes remark in retaliation-

    -cue over-the-top stricken look and persecution complex from Shangela- icon_lol.gif
  • jim_sf

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    Sep 01, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidFavoritism????

    We always hurt the ones we love.

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    I adore that GIF. It has so many useful applications.
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    Sep 01, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Karnage saidYeah, I'm pretty sure that Ru is racist. Season 1 clearly should have been Anjina, but Bebe won it. Season 2 should have been Raven, but Tyra won it. In Season 3, Shangela stayed in waaaay too long, but wasn't good enough to be considered for winning. Since all of the finalists were pretty close, she picked the closest to black she could get! (Though don't get me wrong, I looooove Raja!)


    I wouldn't say Ru was racist, but was like Guerrilla said: she was picking people that looked like her. Even one of the contestants said that when Tyra won.

    But the thing is: by not winning, Raven and Jujubee were able to do all sorts of options. And they still were on RuPaul's Drag U.

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    Sep 01, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    So... not to try to put the thread on me... but everyone I know tells me I look like and am Raven.
    I get so pissed about it. xD

    Also, is there any way I can catch up on it? I've only seen maybe 3 episodes ever...
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    Sep 01, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidAlso, is there any way I can catch up on it? I've only seen maybe 3 episodes ever...


    Season 2 is on Netflix Instant Play. (Not sure why that's the only one on there, though.)