Dixie Lynn Cartwright joins me this week to discuss the Drag Race! She’s a soft-spoken Southern belle with a sweet voice and a sharp tongue, and we dig deep into the final four contenders for that crown.
Chad: After this season’s controversial split premiere, were you surprised that the format of this finale wasn’t, well, a surprise? It seemed very “by the numbers” in the tradition of past seasons.
Dixie: I’m so glad it wasn’t, honestly. Change isn’t always the best direction to go in. We have fallen in love with this show, in part, to the formulaic nature of it. Yes, surprise us in the beginning. We are just so excited it’s back, we’d watch 2 premieres and a bonus hour of the queens eating tamales…BUT it’s the finale. We are emotionally invested. We are a little tired. Don’t fuck with us too much. No matter what happens, we will feel all the feels, we don’t need any extra feels, ya know?
Chad: That’s a good point, especially after last week’s wrenching episode. Well, it was hard for me, at least, to see Dela go.
Dixie: Girl. She’s not dead. She was allowed to live and return to Seattle. Her exit though, with the mirror? Yes. Yes. Yes.
Chad: Ha! Yes, I know. Thank you, I will wipe away the tears and summon the strength to continue this vitally important discussion of reality drag queen television.
Dixie: The children need us. Let’s carry on. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…