RuPaul's Drag Race

Discussion in 'Television' started by SecretMelody17, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. SecretMelody17

    SecretMelody17 SuperStar

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    Literally EVERY plus-sized queen gives that as her reason why she should win. It's absurd.
    I'm all for diversity and inclusion, but being a departure from the status quo means nothing in itself.
    If you don't have the (charismauniquenessnerveand) talent to win without being big, then you don't have the talent to win.
     
  2. hazyshadeofwinter

    hazyshadeofwinter Rising Star

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    Thanks for the in depth reply. I get a bit more where you're coming from. Having said that I still don't really see it as exploitive. If Ru is pushing a bit more to get the girls to speak out about past trauma and events directly related to the LGBTQ experience I'd like to think that it comes from wanting others to know that they're not alone, that others have experienced that pain, that it may not always heal but that it can be overcome. Until these stories are the exception and not the norm I hope it continues.

    And with regards to the inner-demon challenge I think that one was actually helpful to Aquaria in particular.
     
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  3. hazyshadeofwinter

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    I was a solid fence sitter between Eureka and Aquaria.. I adored them both for different reasons. I think Eureka had CUNT enough to win but I agree wholeheartedly that the "it's time for a big girl" reasoning is tired as fuck.
     
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  4. SecretMelody17

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    I can see both sides of the exploitative issue. I do get what you mean about RuPaul playing mummie psychotherapist to the queens, but I also believe it comes from a well-meaning place even if it comes across a bit patronizing. Also, I just adore the concept of personifying the best and worst sides of yourself, and I loved seeing how each of the queens interpreted the challenge.
     
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