TV Club: Drag Race’s fairy tale challenge brings out the queens’ creativity

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There’s a lot to talk about in tonight’s delightful episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but I wanted to start by taking a moment to talk about the bravest struggle of all: not wearing hip pads. It’s, like, really hard to be out in the world without that posterior armor, and Kimora Blac is taking a huge risk showing everyone such a vulnerable side of herself. Let’s all give her a round of applause for her courage as she sashays away.

Kimora is the kind of queen that is no fun to watch on Drag Race. Proudly vain and terminally ignorant, she thinks this is a competition solely about looks, so she fails when she’s asked to do anything that demands creativity or personality. Drag Race has had some stupid queens, but Kimora needing a crash course on what an adjective is may be a ...