All We Want For Christmas…..

EDITORIAL BY GABRIELA BAZAN

As you may have noticed, there’s been a little less activity on the Drag Queens Galore blog and website.  Please allow a brief explanation.  This site was started by a pair of drag fans who were also partners.  That partnership has ended and the sole responsibility of the content lies on me.  While I’m not able to visit as many shows as I once was, I am still watching and listening.

I’d like to thank those of you who have stuck with me, even though there wasn’t much to stick with.  I’d also like to thank those of you who are new to Drag Queens Galore, your faith in me has restored my vigor.  My promise to the readers/watchers of this blog is this, I will return to my daily activity this coming week and there are a lot of additional items in the works.

That being said, if you run across people you think should be covered by this site, please send the recommendations this way.  Also, if you’ve asked me to interview you and you were sent interview questions… it would be nice to get those back. And lastly, it’s December, this is the month I like to see what good we’re doing as a community.  Let me know of a fundraiser, benefit, even some kindness that’s going around.  We all know some “feel good” is needed in this crazy year.

On a final note, the election of this president has shaken our community, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared about what it means.  The things I heard happening around the world and our country before the election makes me imagine what horrors must be happening after.  Stick together now more than ever. Look after each other, be kind to each other, build each other up and be proud of who you are!  You are always loved, you are always able to speak with me.  You’re always in my thoughts.

Thank you, love you, see you soon!!

Dragged Into Music Videos?

When Mama Ru says she’s taking over, she really means she’s taking over.  She’ll bring whoever she wants with her or send her queens to the show on her behalf.  Whatever the case, RuPaul has made it known, the queens are here and they’re here to stay!

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Coco Montrese, Alyssa Edwards, Roxxxy Andrews, Phi Phi O’Hara, Ginger Minj, Katya Zamolodchikova, Detox, Tatianna, Alaska Thunderfvck

Unforgettable queens sported some of the most unforgettable looks of the Video Music Awards past.  Only thing missing was “Party” girl, Adore.  Who may have missed the show for her tour stop in Manchester over the weekend.

Who was your favorite All Stars 2 remake?

 

The All Stars Are Coming The All Stars Are Coming!

That’s right, we’ve been talking about RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 since the end of All Stars 1.   From lyrics in Alaska Thunderfuck’s RuGirls to self-proclaimed reasons why April Carrion didn’t win her season, the queens have been waiting for their next chance at drag super stardom.

But who picked these queens?  Who thought these were the “All Stars” of RuPaul’s Drag Race? We’ve participated in enough online polls by drag websites, Logo TV and RuPaul’s Drag Race social media.  But were your votes heard?

I don’t know about you, but it seems like this is a very heavy Season 5 cast of Drag Race alumni. Which makes one wonder, “does it make better sense to cast those who make great TV?” After all that is what we’re doing, watching TV.  This show didn’t get it’s first official Emmy nod (other than Mathu and his makeup skills in 2015) this year. Proving that a man in a dress can still kick your ass.

All Stars 2 cast from Entertainment Weekly
All Stars 2 cast from Entertainment Weekly

But back to the casting, what if there isn’t a way to accurately calculate who’s voting more than once? What if the producers felt bad for not awarding certain runners-up the crown originally?  What about all those who cried, “but she didn’t deserve to win, [Insert your favorite queen here] did!”

Were people still bothered by Tyra Sanchez winning from Season 2 and thought? Well maybe now that Tatianna and Raven have squashed their beef, we can commence her return to the RuPaul’s Drag Race runway.  Will she be saying “Thank you” or be sent home? (You know you said it in your head as you read it)

What about Miss Phi Phi O’Hara who this year has launched her 365 days (yes-she-knows-this-is-leap-year-give-her-a-day-off) campaign where she’s literally brought us looks to die for every single day! Could that be her way of saying, “Look at my work and worship me like the All Star that I am!”

And who can forget the Coco-Alyssa dance off to end all dance offs for a crown that one lost to the other because of some secret stuff no one really still understands? Bringing back memorable quotes that inspired songs like “look how orange you are girl” and of course, “back rolls”!

But really, does anyone NOT want to see what happens when RoLaskaTox is reunited? While The Heathers may have made beautiful music together (cough-ok maybe not beautiful but fun-cough), RoLaskaTox actually got in trouble by Miss Michelle Visage herself.  Was she trying to break up the playground bullies or did she just want in on the group?

Speaking of playgrounds, what about that Adore Delano? Who’s now on her sophomore album After Party, following her debut album Till Death Do Us Party after her Season 6 appearance. With her return to Drag Race it only makes sense to hear more from her.

But the newest members of the Drag Race family who were “robbed” of their crowns, Miss Congeniality herself, Ekaterina Zamolodchikova, better known as Katya the Russian import (who we later found out had no ties to “Mother Russia”) and runner-up, Ginger Minj.  Both of these queens had their time on stage with now winner Violet Chachki when we thought both may have snatched the crown.

In the end, Mama Ru knows, you can’t please all the people all the time.  So let’s hope for the best for each of these already stellar and successful queens as we watch their journey next week. Remember to play nice on social media and go out to your local drag show, you never know who’s going to be on the next season or even an All Star.