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16 December 2014 @ 02:37 am
RuPaul's Drag Race - My new obsession!  
Having all this time in my hands, now that the school has been wrapped up, I decided to run a little RuPaul's Drag Race marathon (seasons 5 and 6). If you can handle a little sassiness, these are both an absolute recommendation!

The 6th season was a total blast with these two characters: Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio.

Bianca is an insult comic and seemed like such a douche first, but she grew on me throughout the season for helping the other contestants and being there for them in an unexpected way. Her quick intelligent humor got me laughing throughout the season although at times I felt he was a little over the top.

Adore I liked even before I had seen any episodes, because I've secretly been a fan of Danny Noriega (the real name of Adore) for quite many years. Although she can be a bit sloppy and a bit.. hmm should I say immature, she is still very charming.

However there's someone that I appreciate even more that those two and that's the winner of the season 5, Jinkx Monsoon. What a perfect story: the narcoleptic Jewish oddball becomes the object of insults of the other contestants. While the underdog is given shit like no other, she just keeps repeating herself "water off a ducks back" thus ignoring them all and ends up winning the whole competition.

As a sensitive individual, I was super inspired. While I would have quit the game, she kept believing in herself without quivering although at times was seemingly upset. Therefore although Jinkx may not have had the youthful beauty like Adore, she had the humbleness and compassion that many other contestants seemed to lack. Her vulnerability proved to me, that it's ok to be sensitive, but you also gotta learn to channel it in a way that you become stronger. My hero!

I wonder how much this series has opened the eyes of the general public. This sneak peak into the world of drag got me respecting these individuals and their efforts so much more! A good movie also to get into this subject, is Soldier's Girl, starring Lee Pace (Thranduil from Hobbit) as Calpernia Addams, a transgender woman. I'm not sure if she used to be drag queen too, but at least she was in the movie (and in this clip). A tragic, but beautiful film! = just my taste