29th Jun2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×07’ Review

by Rhys Payne

Acting challenges on Ru Paul’s Drag Race have a very storied her-story on the show. while there have been some amazing performances on the show there have also have had some truly terrible ones such as the Lady McBitch challenge during season seven! However, I have to say that last week’s improvised whodunnit ‘forensic queens’ […]

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08th Jun2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×05’ Review

by Rhys Payne

In last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars season eight we saw Lala Ri and Heidi N Closet really shine as the bumbling duo of inexperience criminals and Jimbo claim the win after performing as an unhindered character dragged into a murderous rampage after being bullied by some popular girls in school! Jimbo […]

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06th Jun2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×04’ Review

by Rhys Payne

There are many challenges that without a doubt occur at some point in any season of Drag Race. Whether that be a songwriting challenge, the snatch game or (most importantly for the most recent episode) a design challenge where the queens have to create unique outfits in the werk-room. One of the biggest storylines going […]

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26th May2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×03’ Review

by Rhys Payne

At the end of last week’s episode, we sadly learnt that former Mrs Continental, Naysha Lopez, would sadly be leaving the competition after Jimbo tried (and failed) to get her revenge on her from Drag Race UK vs The World with the returning lip-sync assassin Pangina Heels! After what can only be described as a […]

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25th May2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×02’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to say that out of all of the opening episodes Drag Race has had over the last couple of years, last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars season eight was one of the better ones! The returning (and mostly fan favourite) queens were grouped together to perform on two different versions […]

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16th May2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 8×01’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to admit that going into the opening episode of this season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars I was quite surprised by the selection of queens asked to return to the werk-room. Don’t get me wrong every single one of the queens are extremely talented but some of these were not obvious choices […]

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07th Apr2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×14’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to admit that last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race was filled with some questionable choices. In the mini challenge Loosey voted for herself as the person who would go home next (and I still haven’t decided if this is a clever piece of strategy or a display of some nervousness) and […]

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31st Mar2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×13’ Review

by Rhys Payne

As someone who is obsessed with both the worlds of musical theatre and the art form of drag, it goes without saying that the musical episodes of Ru Paul’s Drag Race are always something I eagerly anticipate every season! This season’s musical challenge had the queens performing in the original production “Wig Loose” where the art […]

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21st Mar2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×12’ Review

by Rhys Payne

It has been said many times that the fan base of Ru Paul’s Drag Race can be extremely toxic to both performers and fellow fans. The annoying number of posts I see in so-called “fan pages” that contain some form of racist/transphobic rhetoric, are purposefully vile towards queens from the show or even end in […]

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14th Mar2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×10’ Review

by Rhys Payne

Last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race marked the two hundredth episode of the American version of the show and so to celebrate the entire episode was dedicated to celebrating some of the most iconic moments in the show’s fifteen-year history! This included a mini-challenge where the queens photo-bombed attention-grabbing moments from previous sessions, […]

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09th Mar2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×09’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to say that in my opinion there were some very questionable choices made in last weeks lip-sync LaLaPaRuza challenge. That fact that Antrea went from one of the greatest lip-sync performances in the first round against the powerhouse that is Sasha Colby only to end up all the way down to the bottom […]

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22nd Feb2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×07’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have discussed numerous times about the Drag Race universe and the importance of throughlines across seasons/versions/iterations. This is why initially I thought it was an incredible idea that the iconic Daytona Winds challenge would re-appear in this week’s episode but with a slight twist in genre. For those who did not watch the episode […]

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09th Feb2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×06’ Review

by Rhys Payne

After what was quite possibly the worst snatch game to ever appear on any Drag Race franchise, it seemed like the queens had managed to get season fifteen back on track despite the criminally short episodes. Last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race saw the remaining queens split into three groups to design and […]

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02nd Feb2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×05’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to be honest last week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race was quite possibly one of the worst I have seen in a very long time! The overwhelming annoying of the queens and the short episode timings meant that some queens were only asked two or three questions with only three queens really […]

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25th Jan2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×04’ Review

by Rhys Payne

After two very strangely edited hour-long premiere episode, the Drag Race fandom were excited to see the newest bunch of queens try and run the gauntlet. However, there was immense outrage when people realised that instead of the just over hour-long episodes we would simply getting forty-five-minute specials which for many did not satisfy the […]

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17th Jan2023

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race 15×03’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I used to be of the mind that you can never have too much of a good thing and that included seasons of Ru Paul’s Drag Race! I couldn’t quite understand why people were complaining that more episodes of their favourite show were being produced but I have to admit that I am starting to […]

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06th Jul2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×08’ Review

by Rhys Payne

In my review of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars episode four I talked about how this season has proven the expression “expectation usually leads to disappointment” wrong. We have been waiting for years for the show to create a season entirely made up of queens who overcame their competitors. The queens have had time since […]

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05th Jul2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×07’ Review

by Rhys Payne

I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of the legendary legend stars (which are essentially glorified badges) that are awarded to the best performing queens from each episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars. I understand that these are simply a placeholder to identify the top four queens in the finale, […]

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23rd Jun2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×06’ Review

by Rhys Payne

Last week’s episode saw the queen write and perform a drag-uation speech that simultaneously entertained and inspired the next generation of drag superstars. This challenge saw Raja claim her first badge after her cult leader infused speech with Jinkx (as a witchy character) also being at the top. As a teacher, I personally thought that […]

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22nd Jun2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×05’ Review

by Rhys Payne

An unexpected gem of this season has been the (not-so) secret alliance between the co-winners of All-Stars Four, Trinity the Tuck and Monet X-Change. The two queens were under the impression that their fellow competitors would assume they have a professional rivalry with one another as they were forced to split the crown and so […]

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07th Jun2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×04’ Review

by Rhys Payne

The world-renowned adage states that expectation usually leads to disappointment. After years of waiting for all-winners iterations of Drag Race, the anticipation was at an all-time high when it was finally announced. Not only were the fans treated to a version of the show they have spent ages waiting for but also have been graced […]

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06th Jun2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×03’ Review

by Rhys Payne

Despite all of the global COVID restrictions that were in place for the majority of last year, we were still treated to eight new iterations of Ru Pauls’s Drag Race. Which averages a new batch of queens every two months and while the queens may be different and the local inspirations do vary from season […]

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