Joining me this week is James Campbell, designer of DRAG BALL: The Game! We kiki about the queens rather than dissect much of the main challenge, since neither of us were especially engaged with it.
Chad: So this week’s main challenge gave our queens the task of giving some grooms-to-be a bridal makeover. Do you think it resulted in fabulous drag drama, or was it too convoluted for its own good?
James: You know, I actually thought it was a little tired. I mean, we already had the bridal challenge in Season 2. The twist of “OH HEY guess what? The women you are picking mean NOTHING” was a little shady and, really, made Bianca’s mini-challenge win almost pointless.
Chad: See, I thought the fake-out was pretty clever, but the overall challenge didn’t really grab me.
James: Doing it with 6 people was just way too many. It was too much going on.
Chad: There were so many older white guys, they were hard to keep straight (so to speak). Why don’t we start with Joslyn? Were you as enamored of her as a lot of us were?
James: Joslyn was definitely my cup of soup. I had a secret theory that she was definitely going to make the Top 3, and I was convinced that she was going to send Courtney home.
I felt like the editing was setting up that storyline, with Courtney being a bit of a bully toward Joss. I felt like it was going to be a watershed moment of the season.
Chad: I have to say, Courtney is a serious contender in this competition, and Joslyn, as fabulous as she was, certainly made it much further into the season than I ever would have expected. She really is a goofy, good-natured queen, and she’s got performance chops. But her runway looks….
James: Yeah. Her looks needed a little work, but the personality and the humor were there. She was a helluva lot smarter than she wanted us to think.
Chad: The whole pre-credits scene of this episode was about Courtney and the other queens reacting to her second win. What did you make of that? Setting her up for top 3?
James: I feel confident that Courtney is going to be in the Top 3. Courtney is the villain of the season, and every Top 3 needs a villain.
Chad: A lot of the drama in this season seems to be coming from one queen getting a big head and then the others cutting her down. Dela made a few overly-confident comments early on, earning her several episodes of Darienne’s smoldering wrath. Courtney’s bravado earned a lot of catty comments this episode, and from the preview of next week, it looks like Bianca is the subject of some shade during the mini-challenge.
James: Well, it’s about time for that one. Don’t get me wrong, I worship the ground she walks on, and I want to bear her children. But I didn’t sign up for this lovey, doing-Laganja’s-makeup shit.
(Even though, secretly, I love her even more for that.)
Chad: Well, actually, my one concern about this season is that Bianca seems like such an unstoppable powerhouse. It doesn’t seem like any other queen has a chance at the crown! Do you feel like there’s any drama left if she’s dominating like this?
James: That is true. I feel like America as a whole loves Bianca. We’ll be PISSED if she doesn’t win. But I know exactly what you are saying. Who else can anyone see winning but Bianca at this point?
Chad: It seems like Adore is being set up as a contender, the diamond in the rough. And I do love that girl. But she just hasn’t risen to the level, yet, where I could see her winning this whole damn thing. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…