‘Drag Race All Stars’ Recap: A Tumble and a Flying Wig
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 began with the obligatory, over-the-top workroom entrances. Kansas City’s hometown queen Monique Heart entered first and had noticeably stepped up her fashion game with a rose-themed jumpsuit.
One by one, each All Star entered, and they said the competition would be fierce this season. After RuPaul made his entrance, he told the audience that the season would be full of twists and turns, then quickly revealed the return of All Stars Season 1 competitors “Team Latrilla” (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon), attached by handcuffs. Mama Ru announced that it would be every queen for herself this season, however, as Manilla and Latrice broke their handcuffs off – what a tease!
This season we’ll see two top competitors lip-sync for their legacy. Each winner will receive a $10,000 tip and the chance to eliminate one of the bottom-performing queens. The grand prize will be $100,000 and a spot in the All Stars Hall of Fame.
The main challenge on this first episode was a star-spangled talent show in front of a live audience of LGBT veterans and active service members. Notable stand-outs were Monique Heart’s live performance of her new single, “Brown-Cow Stunning,” and Trinity the Tuck’s tutorial on, you guessed it, how to tuck your junk!
Jasmine Masters’ stand-up comedy flopped, and Farrah Moan’s burlesque tumble on stage also landed her in the bottom. Backstage, the two queens pleaded their case as to why they should stay. Farrah got emotional, as usual, and Jasmine remained on her high horse, unable to admit that her act bombed.
Monique and Trinity, the top two All Stars of the week, performed an epic lip sync for their legacy to the high-pitched vocals of Mariah Carey’s “Emotions.” Everything was great until Miss Monique’s wig flipped off. She attempted to recover by throwing it in the air, but to everyone’s delight, it got stuck in the rafters.
Mama Ru was entertained but gave her a stern warning to invest in some wig tape. Trinity took the win and eliminated Jasmine Masters.
It was a great beginning to a season that’s sure to be full of drama, stunning fashions and epic one-liners. You can catch the watch parties hosted by local queen Candice Marie every Friday at Woody’s Classic Sports Pub in Midtown. Check out all events at Woody's on their Facebook page. /a>