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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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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31st May2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×02’ Review

by Rhys Payne

It has been recorded in previous Drag Race reviews how I believe that a musical challenge on the opening episode is the perfect way to open any season! On regular seasons of Drag Race, these lyric writing challenges give the queens an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience which is especially important for early […]

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23rd May2022

‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7×01’ Review

by Rhys Payne

Every time there’s a new season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race there always seems to be a clump of so-called fans who complain that there are too many seasons being produced in close succession to one another. While I understand the over-saturation and cost associated with all the different streaming sites (although for those struggling […]

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