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Opinion: I'm Ready for a Long 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Break

I for one love RuPaul's Drag Race and have been obsessed with this show for almost ten years now. However, I need to make a very real confession on where I'm at with it currently:

I need a very, very long break from this show.

2018 has been the show's busiest and most consistent yet, starting in late January with All Stars 3 and going all the way to the end of June with season 10. That's five straight months of RPDR. There's been no breaks in between either, as we went from one season to the next with no time to really get ourselves situated for another group of queens.

Now there's all these rumblings about who will be on season 11 (got officially renewed earlier this week) and All Stars 4 (we don't even know when this is happening yet), and as of right now, I truly do not care. 

Here's the deal: All Stars 3 ended horribly. We all know this. It was not Trixie Mattel's fault that she won, nor was it Shangela's fault that she lost. But it ended on such a sour note that some of us are still bothered about to this day.

Then we had season 10, where the best thing to come out of it was a queen who was eliminated in on the first episode (Vanessa Vanjie Matteo). See where I am going with this? It's being nothing but mediocrity and the show is potentially losing its luster, IMHO.

The first five seasons of the show helped develop its strong fan base as its popularity grew each and every year. Season 6 of RPDR remains its pinnacle for so many reasons, as it produced a flock of incredible talent (Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, BenDeLaCreme) in the process.

Then season 7 happened, which was an absolute catastrophe minus a handful of fantastic queens (Trixie, Katya). The show then redeemed themselves in season 8 as it produced a very likable final three and winner at that in Bob The Drag Queen

The show sort of turned a new leaf when it moved to VH1 and earned millions of fans in the process who have never seen it before. That renewed spirit was felt during season 9, and ended on such a strong note with a legendary finale that saw Sasha Velour dramatically take home the win after her two unbelievable lip sync for the crown performances.

The thing with all these seasons though, good or bad, is that there were breaks in between. It gave the current group of girls to enjoy their shine. I know there's more than likely not going to be anything new with the show until next year, but you don't want to ruin too much of a good thing.

My hope for this show going forward is that they take a couple of years before doing another All Stars season. Let the season 9 and 10 queens marinate in their success so that they can build on it. If this is done every year, then the concept of All Stars is completely lost and it will just be another hodgepodge type of group with no real reason for being there in the first place.

Also, for season 11, please find better challenges for these queens to do. So many of the scripts make no sense (BreastWorld), and doing things like weirdly decorating a cake doesn't necessarily show off the talents these girls have. Creativity is key, and it just seemed completely null and void this go around. 

If the show overall just fine tunes some things without overdoing them, then it can easily go on for many years to come. But it shouldn't become a force-fed situation when what they are putting out there isn't too fantastic to begin with in the first place.

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

 

 

 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' is Officially Renewed for Season 11 Hunties!

Shake the dice and steal the rice... oh wait, Santino hasn't been on the show in years.

Anyways, kittens, hunties, whatever... good news! Our favorite reality competition show is coming back for its 11th helping (sounds like me at an buffet on a Tuesday night), as it was revealed today that RuPaul's Drag Race has been renewed for another fantabulous season!

It will return to VH1 once again, which has aired the show now since season 9 plus All Stars 3. Untucked will also be back on the popular cable network. 

“After ten sickening seasons, the Drag Race phenomenon is just getting started,” said RuPaul in a statement. “I want to thank VH1 for providing this amazing platform for a whole new generation of super talented drag queens.”

“We are thrilled that Drag Race will continue to lead the conversation of inclusion and diversity as the show embarks on its eleventh season,” said Pamela Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at VH1. “It’s unprecedented for a show to continue to grow on the scale that Drag Race has, and it’s just the beginning.”

So now that season 11 is back, does this mean that we will get to see Vanessa "Vanjie" Matteo get a second chance just like Eureka did this season (minus the leg breaking and stuff)? Rumor has it that she might be part season 11, which IMHO would make the most sense given that she was one of the biggest parts of S10 and was only on one episode. VANJIE!

 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 11: Who Gets Your Vote?

Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race finally has its top four queens, so if you haven't watched the episode yet, go ahead and click on something else then come back (might I suggest this hot cop story?) 

Sadly, fan favorite Miz Cracker went home last night after losing her lip sync battle to Kameron Michaels. This leaves Kameron in the top four with fellow Tennessee native Eureka, Texas' very own Asia O'Hara and The Big Apple's Aquaria

The episode started off with a mini-challenge that was culinary related, as the queens had to design something with a pancake as a base. The guest judge for this was cutey actor Cheyenne Jackson, who I couldn't really tell if he was having a good time or not throughout. By the way, why haven't they done a Food Network-type challenge like this yet? Did they? Am I forgetting? Bueller?

This led to the maxi-challenge, where the queens had to create two different designs: one that highlighted what makes them special and unique and the other that showcased their own flaws, saboteurs and whatnot. It was an interesting concept that allowed each queen to reveal what their own inner saboteur really is and then display that on the runway as a character as opposed to just them talking about it. 

I knew pretty much from the get that Cracker was going home, regardless of what Reddit was saying for the past two weeks. The focus of the episode really was about her, and her rehearsed type of presence that she exhibited throughout the competition. That showed this week when she decided to make two designs whereas the other queens simply took what they already brought (except for Kameron-ish), and altered them according to their character.

Once again, she feels like she needs to overdo things just to earn a win, and not let things just run smoothly like the other queens have sort of done. Whereas Cracker's first outfit was fantastic the second one really faltered which led her into the bottom two with Kameron. Then, she went home. 

Now, we have four queens left. There looks to be one more episode before the finale, but I don't think they will be eliminating anyone next week. So this begs, the question: where do they all stand right now?

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, Asia stayed at the number one spot for a 2nd week in a row. Will that change this go around?

1. Aquaria (last week: #4). I do not want her in this position, I'll be honest, but yes... she has been doing fantastically throughout the season and I'm at the point where she will more than likely win season 10. Her outfits last night were on point and the story behind them was wonderful. Her personality remains what it is, but Violet Chachki had a similar ego about her in S7 and rode that all the way to a win. Aquaria can easily do the same. 

2. Eureka (last week: #2). Didn't really get a lot of screen time last night, but she did a good job again. I knew from the get that she would make it to the end, there was nothing that was really going to stop her and she's only had about one or two hiccups throughout the entire season. I'm not really a fan of either of the top two, but they have done a great job in S10 and will more than likely be the top two when this whole thing is done (I could be wrong though).

3. Asia O'Hara (last week: #1). Asia did a great job this week primarily due to her evil persona that was some of the best makeup I have ever seen on RPDR. The momentum that she was carrying for the past two weeks sort of fizzled out a bit last night, but she could still pull out a win in the end. The Cracker fans are probably going in on her for saying she's not a star on the show, but there's nothing wrong with being honest and speaking your truth which is a very hard thing to do on this show. 

4. Kameron Michaels (last week: #5). I think Kameron should just be happy that she made it to the top four. There are other queens who got to this point without ever really having the focus be about them throughout the season (Darienne Lake, ahem), and she should just be thrilled about making it all the way to the end. Will she win? That remains to be seen, but there isn't much of a case there to validate that. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

Stating the Case for Each Remaining Queen to Win 'RPDR' Season 10

Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race was not the best. Matter of fact, it was the worst one they've done since the dreadful season 7, but here we are with five queens left and a title that needs to be won. 

The penultimate episode (I think?) airs this Thursday on VH1, where the final four will more than likely be revealed. The five queens left are New Yorkers Aquaria and Miss Cracker, Tennessee natives Eureka and Kameron Michaels and finally Texas queen Asia O'Hara.

A major difference this season, compared to the ones before it, is that there really isn't a clear cut winner at this point. Certain seasons became foregone conclusion for better or worse in terms of who would eventually win (Bianca Del Rio for season 6, Bob the Drag Queen for season 8), yet this one is still very up in the air.

That pretty much means that each queen left has a validating reason(s) for why they should win. Let's dissect each of them and figure out what they possess currently in order to earn themselves the crown in a matter of weeks. 

Asia O'Hara

In terms of overall performance, Asia should win. She's been one of the most consistent queens throughout the season (minus a hiccup or two), and has really shown how versatile she is in her fashion ensembles, acting abilities and comedic ways that really propelled her to an easy top five get. She's a very seasoned queen outside the show, so it would be easy for her to handle the pressure of what a winner has to go through, and she has a very warm and sweet exterior that also makes her approachable to a wide fan base that some past winners don't have (not saying names, you can come to your own conclusion there).

Kameron Michaels

Kameron has done a good job this season. Her outfits have been good. Her performances have been good as well. Notice a common theme here? Good. I like Kameron, I think her quiet exterior has been a big part of her storyline this season, but that doesn't work in the world outside of RPDR. Her aesthetic of being the "muscle queen" has definitely separated her from the pack, so if she does win she will have to figure out a way of combining both of those factors and turning them into one hell of a show once you start touring and whatnot. Because being quiet isn't going to sell you tickets. 

Aquaria

Aquaria is young and can carry a younger fan base, which is great given that she already had a major social media following prior to coming on season 10. Outside of that, I don't really see what she could bring as a winner. Her looks this season have been great, but her personality has just been so off putting that it makes me wonder how much bigger her ego will be if she (potentially) wins. It's a no for me overall, but she could still win.

Eureka

The show has been favoring her since the beginning. I have no problem saying this, nor am I taking that back (read my original force-fed post here). Here's the thing: we don't need to have a plus-size queen win just for the sake of winning. Let's take a look at another VH1 series: America's Next Top Model. In Season 10, Whitney (a plus-size model) won the show, even though she was consistently in the bottom. It felt forced that they wanted a plus-size girl to win, and yes... this season has done the same for Eureka. 

Can she captivate an audience? Sure. Is she fun? Maybe. Is she too much a whole lot of the time? Yes. She comes off incredibly obnoxious on the show and on Untucked, and the air of arrogance in her is quite noticeable. She definitely has the chance to win, based on how well she's done this season, but if she's winning for the sake of them checking off having a plus-size girl take the crown, then that is truly wrong on many levels.

Miz Cracker

If there are two queens that should be in the finals this year... it's Cracker and Asia (IMHO). Cracker has been incredibly consistent throughout this season, even though she's only won one challenge. Her comedy and persona that she exhibits is very inviting, she's funny without overdoing it and her fashion and makeup skills are incredible (MIZ COOKIE!) Plus, we would have our first ever drag daughter of a previous winner actually take the title (her drag mother is Bob the Drag Queen).To me, Cracker has been that middle that was needed this season: she wasn't too quiet like Kameron but she wasn't totally in your face like Eureka. Having that necessary balance can equal one heck of a great winner, and she's got my vote (besides Asia). 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

Michelle Visage Opens Up About The 'All Stars 3' Results

Even though we are racing towards the finish line of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 currently, many of the shows fans are still frustrated about how the most recent edition of All Stars ended. 

Michelle Visage, who has been on the show as a main judge since season 3 (and all of the All Stars seasons), weighed in on the controversial finale for All Stars 3 over two months later to ET Canada this week.

All Stars 3 played out different from previous seasons, in that the eliminated six queens (Aja, Morgan McMichaels, Thorgy Thor, Chi Chi DeVayne, BenDeLaCreme) chose two out of the four finalists (Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet) to be the final two standing as opposed to how its done in traditional seasons where RuPaul picks the winner. 

In the end, Trixie Mattel and Kennedy Davenport scored the most points, with Trixie winning All Stars 3 after the final lip sync performance. What quickly happened, however, was a major backlash from thousands of fans who believed that Shangela (who only received one point from all the eliminated queens) was robbed of the title. It's something that Michelle echoed in her interview. 

“The biggest surprise to me and the rest of the world was Shangela not winning RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. And that wasn’t up to me, that wasn’t up to RuPaul, that was up to the girls, because Ru gave the queens that were eliminated the chance to vote for the final two, who they believe deserved to be in the finals,” she told the outlet during a segment filmed earlier in May. “And they chose not to put Shangela in there. It was a mistake, but I believe they did it because of a personal relationship instead of watching how she did in the competition.”

“That’s the only one that really affected me,” ashe continued after being asked if she ever disagreed with RuPaul’s decisions on the panel. “I 100 percent agree with RuPaul on everything. We share a brain, so honestly I can tell by looking at him. We know we’re on the same page. So I’ve never disagreed with anything he’s ever done in an elimination.”

Do you agree with Michelle on her sentiment regarding Shangela losing?

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 10: I've Had It... Officially

This writer has become unhinged, so prepare for major shade... and spoiler alerts.

Last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race left us with the same amount of queens it did the last time, 6, due to the non-elimination that saved both Kameron Michaels and Eureka. It's a move that left Aquaria mad and frustrated, which made me want to jump through the TV screen at this point and yell STFU because I've literally HAD IT with her attitude and I'm thrilled that Asia O'Hara took care of that for me before the segment was up. 

The mini-challenge this week was quite possibly one of the funniest they have ever done, in where the remaining six had to butch themselves the f**k up for a fragrance RuPaul is selling, appropriately called... Trade.

After that, it was a social media influencer extravaganza of sorts where the queens had to do a drag makeover of six popular online stars. This included Tyler Oakley (paired with Monet X Change), Kingsley (with Aquaria), Chester See (with Miz Cracker), Raymond Braun (with Asia O'Hara), Anthony Padilla (with Kameron Michaels) and someone by the name of Frankie Grande (paired with Eureka) who I've never really heard of before. They also had to make a homemade video of themselves dancing and lip syncing to Ru's song "Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent."

Here's where the spoiler alert comes in, y'all, so if you haven't watched the episode left, find another fabulous article on Instinct's page and come back for the shady shade shade after you've observed. Monet went home over Kameron... and I still struggle to figure out how the f**k the judges could not see the family resemblance between her and Tyler.

It was dead on, they both looked fabulous, had a blast on the runway and did a great job in the homemade video. The bottom two, IMHO, should have been Kameron and Aquaria. Kameron's look was basic, the episode set her up for bottom two from the get as she didn't really connect with her partner. Aquaria and Kingsley did not look good as a pair, the outfits didn't match and the overall execution was poor. How she has not lip synced yet is incredible to me, however I do think they are setting us up for a Cracker vs. Aquaria type of deal before the winner is revealed (now we have to wait two weeks for a new episode. Ergh.)

Ok, rant over. Now we have five queens left: 2 NYC'ers, 2 Tennessee locals and one from Texas. Who now has what it takes to truly win in the end?

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, Asia shot back to the top after almost being eliminated. Who will fall where this week?

1. Asia O'Hara (last week: #1). What a rebound Asia has had over the past two weeks. She was stellar in last night's episode with her partner Raymond (AKA America O'Hara), and the fact that she was able to put together a duplicate jacket in that amount of time that looked polished and stunning was incredible. I've had a feeling that Asia would win this for a while, and last night's episode ALMOST solidifies her not only making it to the top four but taking home the much-deserved crown. 

2. Eureka (last week: #2). She put her best foot forward with Frankie and his "personality" to get herself in the high group of the week. Eureka is making the finals, it's been obvious since the get given her edit that she's received and I think we would all be collectively gagged at this point if she didn't make it to the end. 

3. Miz Cracker (last week: #6). F***ing FINALLY! Cracker finally pulled out a much deserved win, and I'm so thrilled that it happened on this particular challenge. She turned Chester (how you doing, by the way) into Miz Cookie realness and the makeup, body and outfit were completely on point. Does this make her a finalist? Somewhat. I do worry if there is something up production's sleeve with her and Aquaria still, although they haven't really done much with their drama after the first or second episode. Stay tuned though.

4. Aquaria (last week: #4). I want her gone, seriously. I know I'm coming across harsh, but her complete lack of self-awareness is not enjoyable to watch and I struggle to understand how she can become America's Next Drag Superstar when her "me, me, me" mentality is so off-putting. 

5. Kameron Michaels (last week: #5). I think Kameron is very likable, and has done a super job this season given how quiet her demeanor has been throughout it all. I don't think that is enough, however, to catapult her into the top four, and she's been in the bottom two for the past two weeks. If that happens again for a third time around, no matter how good of a lip sync "assassin" she is, she'll be going home. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

 

 

 

Ranking The Best to Worst 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Seasons

Almost ten years have passed since the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered back in February of 2009, and what a wonderful and crazy ride the show has experienced since then.

Over the course of ten seasons, RPDR has developed internationally known catch phrases, won several Emmy awards and has put drag on the map in a way that no one truly expected, even RuPaul himself.

Each season has brought something totally different from the rest, which has helped keep this show as one of the most watched and talked about reality competition programs on television to date. Question is: which ones fared better than the others? 

Let's break down what RPDR seasons were ultimately the best, and which ones we can delete from our DVR's at this point. 

1. Season 6 (2014). To me, this was their pinnacle for so many reasons. The show started gaining steam around season 4, and went full throttle two years later with such a well-liked cast that it was hard to spot the booger among them. You have the greatest winner of all-time (IMHO) in Bianca Del Rio as well as wonderfully executed storylines with Adore Delano, Trinity K. Bonet and BendelaCreme. Overall this is a season I could watch over and over again and never get tired of seeing.

2. Season 4 (2012). Two queens helped solidify this show directly into pop culture ubiquity, and that happened to be the sparring Sharon Needles and Phi Phi O'Hara. Love her or hate her, Phi Phi was polarizing in her efforts to get to the top three, and turned RPDR into its own version of Bad Girls Club with her nonstop fighting with Sharon and Willam. At the same time, Season 4 winner Sharon opened the doors for other types of drag to walk into the werk room for future seasons, inspiring an assortment of other winners and contestants who didn't fit the "pageant" norm that the show was known for in its first three seasons. Also... LATRICE

3. Season 5 (2013). It wasn't really a shock that half the cast of All Stars 2 were from season 5, as they truly scored themselves some memorable drag queens in Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Alaska, Roxxxy Andrews and Coco Montrese. The storyline of how Jinkx Monsoon became the eventual winner was spellbinding all the way to the very end, and the battle between former friends Alyssa and Coco was confusing but captivating all at the same time. Back rolls? 

4. Season 9 (2017). I wasn't too thrilled with this group on the first episode, but boy did they make up for it as the show went on. Eureka's dramatic exit, Valentina's oversized ego and Sasha Velour catapulting herself to an incredible win in the end proved what a "race" this season was, as there were plenty of girls who could've easily scored the W in the end. 

5. Season 2 (2010). This was when the show started to mold itself into what it is today, but it took baby steps to get there. Season two was still a bit rocky and basic when it came to the overall execution of it, but it still brought the drama with Tyra Sanchez feuding with practically everyone and the soap opera type battles between Raven and Tatianna. It also introduced us to Shangela, who went home in the first episode but came back in future seasons not once... but twice (and should've won the second time for All Stars 3). 

6. Season 8 (2016). It produced a satisfying (and sort of predictable) winner in Bob the Drag Queen, and had some polarizing cast members such as Derrick Barry, but overall this season was the 2nd in a row to not impress the way that the earlier ones did. Them bringing back Naysha Lopez was unbelievably pointless, and the challenges were sort of one-note in helping Bob win (acting and comedy-focused). As Michelle Visage once famously said, "Meh." 

7. Season 3 (2011). This was a fun season to watch just for the drama between "The Heathers" versus "The Boogers." In the end, a "Heather" won in Raja (great choice now that I look back at it), but other than that, it was a pretty basic season where the only historic moments really happened in Untucked (Shangela vs. Mimi Imfurst, "Who the f**k is Heather?, etc).

8. Season 1 (2009). The one that started it all. Look, it was what it was. With the Barbara Walters filter, the runway that looked smaller than my actual head size and the fact that several of the queens sort of gave up before the show ended (Tammie Brown, Shannel), made it rough around the edges at first but it needed to happen in order for the show to be where it is today.

9. Season 10 (2018). This season has failed to impress me on multiple angles. The girls just aren't that interesting and we are in a final six where anyone could win but that isn't necessarily a good thing. There hasn't been one queen this season that has stood out from the pack, and the "winner's edit" they are giving Eureka has become a force-fed situation at this point (once again, IMHO). 

10. Season 7 (2015). There were so many problems with season seven that its hard to figure out where to begin. First of all, season six was so iconic that trying to follow that up with another group of one-of-a-kind girls was near impossible. The bottom line though was that the final three were just purely unlikable throughout the season, even though each had some wonderful talent that they displayed throughout it all. We all collectively were done with the season once Katya and Trixie Mattel were eliminated, so finale night just seemed like another "meh" situation where Violet Chachki won. Cool. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 9: Breast Foot Forward

We are getting down to the nitty gritty on season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, as six queens remain to vie for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar.

Last week saw The Vixen make her (not so dramatic) exit, so now we are down to 3 New York City queens (Miz Cracker, Aquaria, Monet X Change), and three others scattered across the United States (Asia O' Hara, Kameron Michaels, Eureka O'Hara). 

I'm sort of equating season 10 to season 7, in that it's on the boring side of things for the most part, however something these two groups have in common is that they both had a strong top 6 in each. I don't think, as of right now, that there is a clear winner. For a while there I thought it was Eureka (and boy did you all let me have it about that force-fed situation), but last night's episode sort of made me think differently and right now its hard to really figure out who is on top as, spoiler alert, NO ONE WENT HOME!

The mini-challenge this week was figuring out which two models had the same pair of underwear on, and honestly, I don't know what they are feeding them in Los Angeles but you really can't have a booty competition without an actual BOOTY! 95 percent of their asses were flatter than Aquaria's sense of humor (shade, shade, shade all around.)

The maxi-challenge was television themed, as it was a spoof of the HBO show Westworld (full disclosure, I've never seen an episode of it), called Breast World. Overall, it was a pretty good showing from all the queens, with a couple of missteps that would've gone unnoticed had there been more of them there instead of just six.

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankings, Eureka stayed at the top for a 3rd week in a row. Who will fall where this week?

1. Asia O'Hara (last week: #6). Asia needed that challenge to redeem herself from the middle of the pack realness that she's been serving lately (including a trip to the bottom two last week). Acting seems to be something that she excels in, and she was able to take a late in the game character in Breast World and make her shine over all her competitors. Also, the talk that Ru had with her in the werk room will more than likely propel her into the top 4 if not top 3, as you could tell it resonated with her to the point of tearing up. Good work, Asia.

2. Eureka (last week: #1). Eureka was in the top spot for me for the past three weeks, but she did falter during this week's episode both in the main challenge and the runway. I still don't think she is going anywhere. I don't think she is getting the "winners edit" (see above), but they have crafted such a storyline around her where I don't think she will be leaving anytime soon. I don't know though.

3. Monet X Change (last week: #2). What does she have to do to win a mother f***ing challenge around here? Monet was hilarious last night, and even though they read her for her runway look, I still thought it was fabulous as she played the part of her in 50 years really well. I struggle to wonder if she will ever win a challenge before the finale, but then again, if Trixie Mattel can make it through AS3 never winning anything and be crowned the champion in the end, then maybe Monet has something going for her.

4. Aquaria (last week: #5). This is where things get so confusing as I don't know where to place the other three. Aquaria was safe last night, primarily because of her runway look, and I get her mentality about wanting to win and having no problem saying it to the other girls, but I still struggle with the fact that she doesn't captivate me the way the other girls do. 

5. Kameron Michaels (last week: #2). Kameron ended up in the bottom two, which was evident from the moment the rehearsing segment started. Her lip sync was incredible (a tad better than Eureka's IMHO), but I struggle with her the same way I struggle with Aquaria in that I don't know what else she can do at this point. 

6. Miz Cracker (last week: #5). I don't want to put her at the bottom, but at this point, its where she is for me. Cracker is hilarious, and a phenomenal queen, but its not translating the way it should here. She was in the bottom 3 for a performance that felt forced, and I do wonder if she can muster anything left to really give her a win and prove why she's still in the competition. 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

RuPaul's New Netflix Sitcom - "AJ And The Queen"

As if perpetually-in-motion RuPaul didn't have enough on his plate, now we get word that the queen of all queens will sashay to Netflix for a new hour-long, scripted comedy series titled, AJ and the Queen.

Michael Patrick King (2 Broke Girls, Sex and the City) will team up with the two-time Emmy Award winner for the new original comedy series.

According to Deadline, King and RuPaul will pen the new sitcom which will feature RuPaul as "Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway."

So, two misfits - one tall, one small - sashaying across the country, spreading a message of acceptance and love.

And apparently Mama Ru will lay a killer musical number on us in each of the drag clubs visited.

#YouBettaWork​

Kind of like BJ and the Bear meets Touched by an Angel, just with a lot more sass and style.

According to reports, Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season.

Check the video tease Netflix tweeted out:

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Power Rankings, Episode 8: Just Crown Her Already

Episode 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 aired last night, where the focal point was all about the one and only Cher

The only drag queen this wouldn't be a challenge for is Chad Michaels, who pretty much is Cher reincarnated at this point, so this episode really was a fantastic one to see just how well each of the girls could emulate such a major icon in the pop culture world and the LGBTQ community. 

After Snatch Game, it becomes pretty hard for any queen who is left to hide their flaws when it comes to the challenges that are presented to them. With only seven queens left, there were a handful that really rose to the occasion and did their version of Cher proud, while others simply struggled to get the job done.

At the end of it (spoiler alert), The Vixen went home, and what she said at the end of Untucked regarding how her outbursts will outshine her performance in the competition is fairly on the money as it took her getting eliminated for her to really see how she was on RPDR

Just from the POV of a RPDR lover, its very obvious at this point who will win. Don't get me wrong, there are some contenders that could prove my theory as false, but its becoming apparent who will win the title at the end of this season and I'm (sort of) OK with it. 

Each week, we are doing a power ranking of who is on the top, the middle and the bottom.  In last week's rankingsEureka stayed at the top for a 2nd week in a row. Who will fall where this week?

1. Eureka (last week: #1). The show wants her to win. I don't think the public really does, but overall she's done a great job and they have shown her that way through and through. Eureka has really been killing it on every single challenge (minus one early one), and that momentum isn't stopping anytime soon. It would be an absolute shock to see some sort of a fall from grace here at this point, so expect her to coast to the finale and potentially win. 

2. Kameron Michaels (last week: #4). Kameron has truly been this season's biggest surprise, and I am here for it. She did an amazing version of Cher as well as her glitter-based look on the runway later on in the episode. She hasn't had to lip sync yet, and was only low in one of the challenges. Sometimes the quiet ones really do win the race, and as of now, she's Eureka's biggest contender to win it all.

3. Monet X Change (last week: #2). I would've placed Monet at number two had she won the challenge, but her outfit on the runway was unfinished and she knew that. Monet has found her stride, and can easily find her way into the top four at this point, but she has yet to win a challenge. She is one of two queens left who hasn't won a challenge yet, and that will catch up with her if that doesn't change over the next two weeks.

4. Miz Cracker (last week: #5). What the f**k does Cracker have to do to win a challenge around here? I never in a million years thought she would be a queen who would find herself consistently safe throughout this competition, but that has been her case for the past two episodes. Just like Monet, she hasn't won anything yet, and its concerning me because she has the best personality out of everyone left and it's not being showcased to its best abilities. This top four ranking is who I personally would like to see make it to the finale, but that won't happen for either if they don't pull a W at least once.

5. Aquaria (last week: #3). My gut instinct tells me that she will make it to the finale. I don't personally think she deserves it. I still haven't been sold on her brand and why she would be up there with the 9 previous winners (plus three All Stars), as to me she's just a look queen who got lucky with a good Snatch Game performance. I'll give her this: the glitter ensemble she did was my favorite last night. 

6. Asia O'Hara (last week: #5). Girl, what are you DOING? You shouldn't be next to go, but from episode four on you have found yourself in the low group twice, safe twice, and in the bottom two this week. You started so strong, and now are making every excuse possible to not place any blame on what happened this week or any other. Step it up! 

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

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