Five Thoughts About RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Ten, Episode Eleven

At this point in the season, we should be gliding toward a finish, all smiles, all rainbows, all glee. But are we? No. We are far from that.

This season has been great. So great. Not the best, far from the worst, as there seems to be a recognition of what works on this show and what doesn’t. Sadly, this hasn’t been extended to either the contestants or the judging. Not that I am an authority but, on many occasions this season, poor decisions have been made. For what? Who knows – and much of this has to do with Kameron skating by to the finish. He’s far from talentless, sure, but he is also far from having charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, begging the question “Why is he still here?

Is it because he’s hot? Because he can turn a single look that he’s been turning all season? Because he’s from the south? Because he’s quiet? Because he has tattoos? I have no answers but I am so fucking sick of this “muscle queen” (That’s not a thing. Officially.) passing on good (“good”) looks (as a boy – not even as a queen). Aquaria is getting all sorts of passes too, sure, but Aquaria is also working it. Kameron? PSSH. No.

Last season lives on in infamy for being the biggest case of blue balls on the show and was an example of what happens when someone skates by to the finish: you get a winner like Sasha, someone who rested an unnecessary win on a fucking literal hat trick. I’m still not over that. If this happens with Kameron, I swear to god I’m going to…write another angry post (because we all know that I will not quit watching this show).

Sigh. Here are my thoughts from this past episode.

Spoilers, obviously. Proceed with caution.

5. Why Is Kameron Here.
Asia called this at the top of the episode: if you feel bad sending someone home and if you can’t stand the heat in the kitchen, get yourself the fuck out of here. She was talking to you, Kameron. Suck up them balls and get real. This is a game. This ain’t RuPaul’s Best Friends Race.

4. Why Is Kameron Here.
Just in time for IHOb, the queens served up some fantastic pancake faces for Cheyenne Jackson (Whoever he is.) which was a lot of fun. Aquaria’s was so cool! So was Eureka’s! As was Asia’s, who deserved her win! Cracker’s was fine! Kameron’s was bad.

3. Why Is Kameron Here.
This challenge was very okay. I liked it, in theory, but it revealed why someone like Kameron isn’t a star: he barely understood the challenge and had barely the depth to say anything about his “demons.” Like. Come on. He could have donned a fucking fat suit for his “demons.” Put something on! Do something! He didn’t do shit but recreated the same look, which was a look he’s already done two times over. Meanwhile, you have Aquaria turning out incredible double looks and Asia giving such a fierce storyline and counterpoints. Cracker and Eureka did fine – compared to Kameron, though? Night and day. Why is he here?


2. Why Is Kameron Here.
Kameron very much deserved his bottoming this week. He was so clearly the worst. What also was a surprise? Aquaria’s win. She looked great, yes, but was no Asia. Asia fucking killed it. I don’t know why the show is working against her but she is the clear frontrunner but, nope, literally everyone else is being prioritized over her. Aquaria? I get that. She turns a look. But Eureka? Cracker? Kameron? You gotta be fucking kidding me.

1. Why Is Kameron Here.
How did Kameron “survive” his third lipsync? If you recall, the third lipsync always sends the queen packing. Did he go? No. He has gotten a pass three times over now. The first lipsync? Double save. Which was unwarranted! Then he “sent” Monet home. She did falter, sure, but Kameron was barely better. And this week? Cracker fucking served. Did she stay? No. Kameron did. I do not fucking get this madness and I’m so fucking pissed about it. As everyone has noted, this is maybe the worst episode of the season and, the results and wrong decisions presented here, perhaps have tilted this season for the bad. No one was pleased with these results. Save for maybe Kameron.

I don’t even remember the tease for next week since I literally went into an autopilot of rage. I’m so mad.

Here’s this.

14. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
13. Kalorie Karbdashian Williams
12. Yuhua Hamasaki
11. Dusty Ray Bottoms
10. Mayhem Miller
9. Blair St. Clair
8. Monique Heart
7. The Vixen
6. Monet X Change
5. Miz Cracker (Down three – and out. She wasn’t ever going to win but, boy, was she a plucky one. We’ll miss you, Crack.)
4. Kameron Michaels (Up one, as a formality. I have had this mother fucker as next-to-go since episode two. While he could have been Trinity style slow bloomer, he hasn’t bloomed shit. He sucks. Get the fuck out, dude. As if I have to say it again. If they send a top four to finale? I’m gonna vomit lava all over my television.)
3. Eureka O’Hara (Maintained. Fine. She’s gonna win and I’m gonna be mad.)
2. Aquaria (Up two. She’s actually a contender! Who knew? Fashion does take you places.)
1. Asia O’Hara (Maintained. If she doesn’t win, I will be so mad. If anyone actually deserves and earned it, it’s Asia.)

Thoughts? Do not mention Kameron to me or you will get my lava fire breath on you.

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