So, season four of the Drag Race has totally floored me so far. They've been packing in more and more amazing sh*t into each episode that there's barely time for all the outrageous challenges, gags, and skits. Not only that, but the queens are all pretty amazing, too! Particularly in their performances--in past seasons, although the acting challenges were typically hilarious, that was generally because half the queens delivered cringe-worthy lines and never could ad lib very well. But the vast majority of this season's queens seem to thrive on stage, or screen, or... in the wrestling ring.
But of course, the villains always have the most fun, don't they? I could't pick between my two favorite pairs of "heels," so I drew both! I LOVED Chad Michaels and Madame LaQueer as a demented master and slave, whereas the pairing of Latrice Royale's ginormity and Kenya Michaels' manic energy was unforgettable.
I felt bad for both The Princess and Lashauwn Beyond--as the more reserved, quiet queens, they had a hard time competing with the others, and it was sad to see Lashauwn go. As an occasionally shy artist, I can definitely sympathize with the difficulty of getting out of your own head and bringing it. Here's hoping for some more opportunities to see The Princess shine!
Given the outrageous wrestling challenge, this episode's catwalk seemed almost like an afterthought, but I drew my three favorite looks. I loved the Princess' mash-up of girly and punk, and I've really been digging Madame LaQueer's kitschy, colorful outfits. Milan's outfit was pretty simple, but I loved the old school hairstyle, monochrome dress, and her accents of bold red.
Another fascinating thing about season four: the queens seem to be astonishingly considerate and kind to each other, at least compared to past years. If you didn't watch the extra "Untucked" episode this week, you must go watch it now. Seriously, it's essential viewing for any Drag Race fan. Especially given the frantic editing of the main episodes, the amount of time you spend backstage with the queens has proven remarkably eye-opening. It was staggering to see the queens try to deal with Jiggly Caliente by helping her rather than just launching into catty tirades. And of course, the special moment with Sharon and her boyfriend was funny, sweet, and surprising. Sharon Needles has clearly emerged as one of the frontrunners and fan-favorites--deservedly so. I wanted to depict her "girly" look above, where she's blowing a kiss, like she did on the runway. No, she's not supposed to be strangling herself, even though it kind of looks like it...
Alright! Enough rambling! Thanks for reading all this and checking out my art. Please share it and keep comin' back! 'Til next week!