By Darlene Leal
Start your engines, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is back with the return of “All Stars 3.”
The queens are back for another season of lipstick reveals, work room drama and lip sync for your legacy. As expected, the queens came for blood.
This episode started off with the “Reading is Fundamental” challenge and boy, did all the queens come ready to shade one another. Of course, this was right after RuPaul let them know that a former winner would be joining them in the competition for the crown, which created a great amount of tension between the competitors.
Of course, there were funnier reads coming from the noted comedy queens, Bendalecreme, Trixie and Shangela. Thorgy failed miserably to crack a laugh, as her reads were more “personal.” Morgan just came for everyone with her claws out. Either way, all of them entertained RuPaul and the audience.
Speaking of entertainment, the challenge this week is much like the last season of “All Stars,” it was the variety show. The ten queens had to showcase a talent and most of them went with a original songs, which they danced to or preformed.
Thorgy thought out the box and played “Sissy that Walk” on the violin, Bendelacreme did burlesque (if you can call it that) and Milk pranced around the stage talking about “fashion” and subtly showing off her deal with Marc Jacobs.
After the variety show, two winners were chosen by RuPaul for the week and here came the moment the audience waited for, the lip sync. Aja and Ben did the polar opposite interpretations of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”
Of course, there can only be one winner, and Bendelacreme managed to use her comedic skills to humor the judges enough to outshine Aja’s helicopter splits and twerking.
From the first episode it is hard to tell who will have this in the bag in the end. Regardless of the end outcome, it seems like it will follow “All Stars 2” in becoming an outrageously entertaining season.
5 out of 5 Torches