RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 is soon upon us! Let's talk about the new batch of queens, shall we? Here are my standouts.
(I tried to embed the videos but it was just big ol' mess, so just follow the links.)
Jaidynn Diore Fierce is wonderful, a veritable lovechild of Latrice Royale and Jiggly Caliente. She is two pieces and a biscuit, and I look forward to seeing if she brings the gravy. She's young and probably a little unseasoned, so I predict her floundering at the inevitable episode one sewing challenge. Still, she's got charisma for days, and her face is beat for the gods, so she could go far if she summons the discipline Ru will demand of her. I pity anyone who has to lipsync against her, for she most certainly will bring the will bring the proverbial it.
I didn't think it was possible for a black Southern drag queen to be as zzzzzz-inducing as Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport manage to be which is odd because they respectively remind me of Nene Leakes and Pheadra Parks of RHOA fame. I mean, I suppose every contest needs its filler and somebody has to go home first.
Katya is the second coming of Willam. She is funny as fuck and I am prepared to love the shit out of her.
Pearl looks like Maya Rudolph dressed as Donatella Versace, and I have a feeling that she's going to be the seemingly requisite bitchy, grating queen who swears her interpretation of drag (read: fishy, high fashion) is superior to that of other (read: funny) queens who are actually doing better in the competition. A quick Google search reveals that she's a goddamn deity of style, so I thoroughly expect that she'll stick around awhile as both we and Ru will be gagging on her eleganza. But I still hope the bad attitude that I'm convinced she has is read to filth backstage during Untucked.
But if I had to pick someone to take the crown at this early date, my money's on Trixie Mattel. She's got a unique and distinct look but seems to possess enough creativity to keep things from getting repetitive and boring. She's polished but not so polished that she doesn't leave the room for the growth and improvement that judges and narrative-crafting editors love to see. She's got a fun personality and a quick, naughty sense of humor. All in all, she's exactly what audiences want in a Drag Race winner. I can also completely picture Michelle Visage harping on some minor detail of her look (prediction: eye makeup), but we all know Ru could care less what Michelle actually has to say.
What do you guys think?