Every Tuesday morning Philly party producer and drag queen enthusiast Josh Schonewolf recaps the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The gay Super Bowl (aka Rupaul’s Drag Race) returned last night, and season six seems to be bigger and better than the others. Fourteen queens, crazy challenges, a big bucket of shade, and Rupaul herself make for an amazing show that everyone is obsessed with. Almost every gay bar in town was showing it, because Drag Race truly has become an important and exciting TV experience in the community.
Last night, in a twist of gay fate, only seven of the new crop of 14 were introduced: Adore Delano, Vi Vacious, April Carrion, Laganja Estranja, Kelly Mantle, BenDelaCreme, and Gia Gunn (see my rundown of the entire cast here.) Rupaul explained that two premieres are better than one, so last night was the first of a two-part season opener. This is Rupaul’s way of not letting anyone slip under the radar.
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Looking’s principal characters, played by (L-R) Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez.
We’ve all been waiting for Looking … and it finally started last night with a bang (or, I should say, a Handy J in the woods.) Pilot episodes like these are meant to be mere introductions into the lives of the key players, and last night’s episode followed that formula to a tee. Here’s what we can derive so far:
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Following in Miley’s footsteps (that had to hurt a little), Lady Gaga took on the hosting and performance duties during this Saturday’s airing of Saturday Night Live, showing us that she’s quite the thespian. Here, I roundup some of Momma Monster’s best, worst and downright ugliest moments from the broadcast.
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Neil Patrick Harris guided us through a very lively Tony Awards last night – with no shortage of gay moments. He didn’t disappoint, even if a few live performances did (enough with the mediocre movies becoming Broadway shows already!).
Click here for the full list of winners.
Some of our favorite highlights? Evita, Harvey Fierstein (always) the plays Other Desert Cities and Venus in Fur and realizing Josh Stone is in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was the perfect way to cap off a full weekend of Philly Pride (not to mention what would have been Judy Garland’s 90th birthday).
Here are a few highlights: