5 questions we have after watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race' episode 6
Episode six of "RuPaul's Drag Race" aired on Friday, and left us with lots to unpack.
Will our fave Marcia Marcia Marcia will ever wear a full face and are Malaysia and Mistress actually on good terms?
Here are 5 questions we have after watching episode six of "Drag Race" — spoilers ahead.
Episode six of "RuPaul's Drag Race" premiered on Friday, and while the MTV overlords show no sign of giving viewers the longer episodes we deserve, there's still quite a bit to unpack following this season's latest developments.
This week saw the queens tackle the "girl group" challenge, and unsurprisingly, a bitter fight ensued between two teams over which group would perform the country song, and which would snag the coveted metal song. Mistress Isabelle Brooks and Malaysia Babydoll Foxx, in particular, seemed to be taking extra jabs at one another, but it might have just been some strategic editing.
Here are five questions we had after watching the latest "Drag Race" episode — spoilers ahead.
1. Why didn't they give the Old Gays more to do in the episode?
For whatever reason, we're dealing with a major time-crunch for this season. (Why else would they make these episodes so damn short?) But the Old Gays still deserve more than a few seconds of screen time.
The beloved TikTok stars (an adorable quartet consisting of Bill Lyons, Jessay Martin, Robert Reeves, and Mick Peterson) make aging look sexy, and for a challenge that saw the queens dress up as senior citizens, they should have let the spunky septuagenarians at least offer a few words of wisdom.
I mean, just look at them:
2. Are Mistress and Malaysia good?
Ahead of their performances in this week's challenge, Mistress' group, which included Marcia Marcia Marcia, Salina EsTitties, and Luxx Noir London, and Sasha Colby's group, comprised of Aura Mayari, Spice, and Malaysia, got into the aforementioned argument.
Everything ultimately worked out, but Mistress and Malaysia definitely had some words for each other at certain tense moments in the episode. At one point, Mistress even told Malaysia she has "drag delusion," to which Malaysia clapped back by saying Mistress had "drag confusion."
Mistress has made it clear that she enjoys reading fellow queens as a sign of affection, and Malaysia seemed fine to dish it right back. Even though it could have just been some sneaky editing, we can't help but wonder if these two queens are really on good terms.
3. When will Marcia Marcia Marcia start doing a full face of makeup?
Disclaimer: Marcia Marcia Marcia is one of our favorite queens this season. Her costumes are usually flawless, she's a talented singer, dancer, and choreographer, and we love that she's an Ariana Grande stan. But as Michelle Visage continually points out, Marcia should really think about wearing more makeup on the runway and in challenges!
I get that a fully-beat face wouldn't necessarily gel with her drag aesthetic — I don't think Marcia Brady ever wore much makeup, to be fair —but her looks don't have as much of an impact without bold and colorful makeup to match. A pair of false eyelashes, a statement lip, and some more contouring could take our girl to the next level, and give her even more of a leg up on the competition.
4. How did Aura manage to win the challenge?
No hate to the legendary Aura, but I still cannot understand what put her above and beyond the other queens in this week's episode. She's a skilled dancer and definitely leaned into the geriatric metal rockers bit. But Sasha, Mistress, and Anetra were all stronger performers who commanded my attention in each of their groups.
Aura, on the other hand, wasn't my favorite this week, so the decision to crown her as the winner of the challenge definitely came as a surprise.
5. And why are the episodes so short?!
My editor and I have discussed this several times throughout the season, and we just cannot figure out why this season's episodes are so brief. Last week's "Reading is Fundamental" challenge felt like it was over in two seconds, and this week we didn't even get to see the queens prep for the tie-dye runway.
I don't know who's to blame, but whoever they are, I'm begging: bring back our longer episodes!
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