But first, if we can get serious for just a moment.
So yesterday, I posted an Op/Ed related to the language controversy on Drag Race written by artist Our Lady J. It seems there was another opinion piece written on the subject by Calpernia Addams, though this one was, specifically, a response to a piece written for the Advocate by Parker Marie Molloy.
I leave it here mostly without comment, other than to say that there appears to be a lot of anger on both sides of the controversy, and this saddens me. There is no such thing as a truly homogeneous community, and people are always going to have their differences, but there's no reason why we should tear one another to shreds over our differences. Especially when we fight for common goals and it is beneficial for us in the long run to support one another as a united front.
You have no idea (or maybe you do) how many comments I've seen on FB from gay and lesbian folks asking why "we" haven't taken the T out of LGBT because, "clearly, trans people are offended by us and don't want to be a part of our movement" and comments by trans folks saying the same thing with the nouns reversed, and I just want to crawl into bed, pull my duvet over my head, and not come out for a long, long time. It's beyond disheartening.
And speaking of disheartening, there's also this:
Boys, I love you, but STOP IT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
The only posts that didn't make me slap someone came from Jinkx Monsoon and Willam Belli.
Although Willam always puts her own unique spin on things, I really think this was her way of saying that she's not gonna comment on things that she feels she shouldn't have a say in. At least that's how I understood it.
*sigh* Back to the episode...
We are down to the "Sickening Six" and they are: Courtney Act, Ben Dela Creme, Darrienne Lake, Joslyn Fox, Bianca del Rio, and Adore Delano. The latter remains in the competition by the skin of her teeth after surviving a lip synch against Trinity K Bonnet.
I really didn't want Trinity to go. I know I've been particularly hard on her these past few weeks, but she was really starting to grow on me. I was really rooting for her and thought she could win; until her disastrous interview. Still, I thought she did a better job than Adore, who seemed completely oblivious to Georgia and Chaz. Failing to interact with your interview guests, especially when they keep reminding you that you're not listening to them is, I think, much worse than getting your guest's name wrong. Plus, Adore's runway look, as much as it pains me to admit it, is nowhere near the same league as Trinity's. Trinity looked like she would not be out of place at a Carnavale in Rio, or on a Cirque du Soleil stage. It was gorgeous.
And speaking of gorgeous, is it just me, or did Courtney look like a sexy X-Men character? She was giving me all kinds of White Queen vibes with that corset and boot combo. Can we please cast Courtney as Emma Frost in all future X-Men movies? Please?
I was really surprised that Bianca didn't do better in this challenge. She's usually really sharp on her feet, but she just let the interview get away from her. Even after Chaz kept throwing her softballs to take the conversation back to Georgia. Her runway look was fierce, tho. She, Bendela, Trinity, and Courtney should all join forces and put on a nature-themed, Cirque du Soleil-esque drag review.
Joslyn continues to be in the competition, despite her lackluster performance over the last couple of challenges. If anyone should have been in the bottom, it should have been her, and not Trinity.