5 Glorious, Just What I Needed Pretzels
Lookie here, I’ll be honest. I haven’t been in the best mood lately. The COVID situation was getting to me, and then the George Floyd murder happened. Blogging about dumb shows and random books seems silly and insignificant. But you know what’s pulled me through, what has helped me get through it? Drag Race. Drag Race has been the one and only bright spot in the dumpster fire that has been 2020.
Every Friday, I text LeRoux about how excited we both are about the new episode. She watches it on Friday night and sends me a Marco Polo recap. I begin my Saturday with coffee and Drag Race and send her a Marco recap. It’s literally kept me going.
This past Friday was the finale, and it was a little different than normal. Because social distancing. Our queens and Mama Ru brought us a killer finale from the comfort of their own homes. And it was glorious.
So, our top three:
Jaida Essence Hall
Okay, so how does a virtual finale work?
The three queens each got messages from loved ones, and all the messages made me cry. All. Of. Them.
Then, we had a super close up lip sync. It was all face, face, face.
We followed it up with a produced number from each of our queens.
Crystal Methyd was up first. She went full-on weird muppet with it. She was not one bird, but two birds. Lots of feathers, lots of lip action, and some regurgitation. It was quintessential Crystal.
Gigi was up next. She reenacted Take on Me, a classic. She was pencil drawing perfection.
Jaida had a wind machine, y’all. A. Wind. Machine. Or maybe her hair is just that magical? Who knows? What I do know is, she worked her entire living room. Amazing.
So, Mama Ru tells us that she’s going to eliminate a queen for the final lip sync. AND THEN SHE DIDN’T. We were treated to a three-way lip sync for the crown.
Honestly, I love all three of these queens. I would have been happy no matter the result. But I was stoked when Mama Ru crowned Jaida Essence Hall as our queen.
It is a bummer that all the best season (my humble opinion, anyway) happened amid a pandemic, but I think it’s just what we needed.
Okay, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay the hell away from me.