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It felt to me that after The Vixen and Nina Bonina, Drag Race wanted to show a redemptive story of an angry queen who softened due to the power of drag, and the process of Drag Race.  While the story editors may have underestimated the audience's sympathy for Tameesha Iman because many fans were put off by Kandi and Tameesha's fight and never wanted to support Kandi.  Clearly, there was an attempt to demonstrate that queens who want to be mean girls, are really just looking for camaraderie and replaying the rejection that they experienced.

 

I still think of Drag Race as a more of a parody than a reality game show (as it was in the early seasons).  Although not all of the contestants are in on the joke, the rule twists, heavy handed edits, and tonal changes seem more like a comment on the housewives than an actual competition.  I find it amusing when fans take it seriously, because the very nature of drag is a to reflect the culture.  From the entry lines to the reunions, they are taking the piss out of reality conventions.

 

With all due respect, the straight privileged girls on Twitter/TikTok who drive the social media narrative seem to lack the sophistication to understand the humor and the references.  Taken at face value, Drag Race must seem like a very unfair show that is subject to the whims of RuPaul.  However, within the context of the 13 seasons, and the evolution from a parody of Top Model and Project Runway to Housewives, the entertainment value is in the editing as much as it is in the performances and the looks.

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8 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Kandy officially being top 2 is absurd. Congrats to Symone and LaLa though.

IA and Im sure that gassed her head up even more. To be fair, Rose was terrible and Kandy earned that win

 

Im glad Symone won and Lala got Ms. Congeniality over that fake ass Olivia

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9 minutes ago, victoria foxton said:

As much as like Drag Race. I'm burnt out. At this point. I miss when Drag Race was an obscure show. In an obscure gay cable channel.  Way too much over oversaturation.

I agree. The show feels burnt out. Doing two cycles a year hurt it the same way it has hurt other reality series. Still think S6 was the last really good season.

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On 5/26/2021 at 1:46 PM, Faulkner said:

I agree. The show feels burnt out. Doing two cycles a year hurt it the same way it has hurt other reality series. Still think S6 was the last really good season.

The first time they did two seasons back to back I was all about it but now I’m totally burnt out.

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