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    Looks like we’re getting these again!

    1st act of AS5E3:

    https://youtu.be/Ythyx4_RTb4

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    Episode Title: “Get a Room!”

    Synopsis: The remaining All-Stars dive into the world of celebrity branding as they split into teams to design their own boutique hotel suite experiences; special guest judges include Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”) and design icon Martyn Lawrence Bullard; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

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    deleted my usual essay-length post to say that I disliked just about every single aspect of this episode, with the exception of juju winning her first challenge, even if it was in that outfit, and resulted in that lip sync

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    Fortunes changed for Shea pretty rapidly from the last episode to this one. It’s crazy that she was in legitimate danger to go home after dominating last week the way she did. I always like the design challenges, though nothing will ever top “Club 96” (and what can, really?). Blair and Mayhem really did that shit, so kudos to them! I thought the win was between Jujubee and Mayhem, TBH. That isn’t easy for me to say with how average I think Mayhem is generally. I don’t like picking and choosing the winners and losers from different teams. I think the team as a single unit either soars or sinks with the ship. But yayyy for Jujubee regardless! First elimination win ever is wild, isn’t it? I was genuinely thrilled and emotional for her. I guess the “Golden Girls” theme was the weakest and most dated, but I thought Shea channeled Dorothy well enough. Mariah and India seemed like the next to go for not “popping” like they needed to, so I don’t mind this elimination too much. Don’t have much of a connection with Mariah to care one way or another. Monét being considered a lip-sync assassin GALLS me, but whatever. She killed it on “Juice.” Lizzo and Juju just don’t mix. I don’t even think Juju knew all the words, which is unfortunate, and maybe tanked this win a bit to let the group decide the elimination. I wanted a bit more suspense with the decision, b/c the shenanigans are most certainly coming, and I’m dying to know who is the shock exit of the season. Runway theme was clever, but some didn’t rise to the occasion properly. Taking off a jacket is not a second look and certainly not distinctive. Ru’s dress looked ridiculous tonight. I mean, this was filmed last summer! Anywho, lively episode, and the villain edit that Miz Cracker’s getting is life-giving lol. I see you, Miss Alexis! Stir that pot right on up and make us a nice batch of hater stew, plz!

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    Are the gag and facecrack of the season gonna be how bad it is? This was one of the worst episodes I’ve seen of the show in a long time. We barely laughed, cared or got excited during the episode.

    And why is All Stars always so fake and forced? This season’s dramas make no sense. This Alexis vs Cracker fight came out of nowhere and it was very unnecesary.

    Jujubee’s win was ridiculous. Where did that come from? There was the hotel challenge and she was good BUT there was also a runway and she completely failed. And that lipsync? That was a choice. Monet easily won.

    Of course the golden room won and Mayhem and Blair should’ve been co-winners (three way lipsync?) or perhaps Mayhem should’ve won? I think she did the most with her character, she acted more, had more amusing lines and mannerisms, it felt more rehearsed and thought out than everybody else. Sure, her second look was just removing a jacket, but the end result was much better than Jujubee’s runway. It was not a Meh-hem Filler week at all. Blair was also good in the challenge and on the runway gave three different…really different looks.

    Then you have Alexis who even though fucked up her second look, was good in her challenge and looked so much better than Jujubee.

    Speaking of Alexis, what is it with these extremely ugly reveals that don’t go together with the rest of the runway? Remember Shuga Cain? I know other contestants have made this mistake and I’m sure it has included a misplaced neon color.

    The bottom three deserved to be there, although I don’t understand how Mariah got voted off instead of India.

    Seems to me like they keep pushing and pushing the fake Cracker storyline to prepare us for a little Rudemption as Cracker starts to find her way to the top like Trixie did after a so-so first half of the season.

    I was very convinced Shea was going home and this was gonna be the “thing” we’ve been waiting for. Hopefully it never happens, but you never know.

    Shoutout to Ross for not letting me down with a Club96 reference.

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    Honey, the main challenge was crappy.

    Rankings – Top 8:
    1. Juju – great!
    2. Mayheim – great!
    3. Blair – great!
    4. Cracker – good!
    5. Alexis – good!
    6. Shea – cute!
    7. Mariah – not bad!
    8. India – can’t believe this bitch is still here; meh!

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    I was very convinced Shea was going home and this was gonna be the “thing” we’ve been waiting for. Hopefully it never happens, but you never know.

    the funny thing is that in the trailer they showed a clip of shea on the runway we’ve not seen yet, so we know she doesn’t go home this week

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    The judging in this episode was one word – interesting.

    Mariah is someone that I liked in season 3 and in All Stars 5 in her confessionals and runway, but her performances are sometimes flat. I would have had a bottom 4 for this challenge. India, Mz. Cracker, Shea and Mariah. You cannot do The Golden Girls and give a flat performance. You cannot portray Rose Nylund and not mention St. Olaf. You cannot portray Dorothy Zbornak and not have a deep voice, be sarcastic, give glares, and not mention Shady Pines. You cannot portray Blanche Devereaux and not have an exaggerated southern accent and say Dorrothay and be more man hungry. That was a major fail all around from a performance perspective.

    I was hoping India Ferrah would have rebounded from last week, but she is reverting back to her quiet ways from season 3.

    I do not think Jujubee knew the words and it showed in her lackluster lip synch. Happy that she finally won.

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    I am putting this in this thread because Shea Coulee shared her experiences on working with this racist POS T-Rex who was just fired from Roscoe’s in Chicago.

    Shea Coulee comes in around 1 hour 45 minutes into the below video from the Black Drag Council that was set up to address the racism that drag performers go through. This was very upsetting.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656863834?t=02h44m36s

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    1st Act of AS5E4:

    https://youtu.be/QiTuyZxGO3w

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    gurl that edit… is it too early to start saying goodbye to miss mayhem filler?

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    Episode Title: “SheMZ”

    Synopsis: The remaining All Stars get overexposed as they improv their way through celebrity scandals, getting caught in the act by the tabloid TV team from “SheMZ”; “Modern Family”‘s Sarah Hyland joins the judges’ panel to weigh in; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

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    I think at this point it’s all too clear why this season was shelved for so long, two weeks in a row we’ve had an awful challenge followed by a mediocre runway (this week marginally less so than the last, obviously). obviously they fired the challenge producers cuz season 12 (which was filmed after) had some of my favorite episodes of the show’s history

    no one truly stood out in the challenge for me, india and mayhem were the least comfortable with acting so it made sense they were in the bottom, blair had little next to nothing to do with her part but her runway saved her from placing near the bottom. other than them everyone else performed at about the same level, so let’s give it to the assigned frontrunner who still doesn’t have a win then.

    werk room drama was the one thing season 12 didn’t have, and it turns out to be the only thing all stars 5 has in spades so far. from cracker’s narcissism and daily “woe is me” to the fake valley girl energy between shea and alexis to jujubee’s delightful confessionals, they all make great television but a great drag race episode should have more than that.

    the runway was okay but boring, shea and blair had the most remarkable looks for me. alexis’s idea was cool but I’m constantly thrown off by her questionable hair choices this season, cracker’s was a very good pop star costume but she still has the same proportion problems from her original season, juju and mayhem looked beautiful in plain outfits, and india’s costume would’ve been fierce but that horrible slick hair threw it off completely

    I was surprised but thrilled to see morgan lip sync, she might have only won one lip sync on the show but it was one for the history books, and she did not disappoint tonight. cracker was doing her best and much better than her last lip sync, but all of her stunts felt offbeat, especially next to morgan’s level of precision. the only explanation for the tie would be that they want to keep the prize money at a maximum of $20000. I was ready for a double elimination since it felt like both india and mayhem have given what they can in the competition, but apparently mayhem is sticking to the little alliance they had from the first week, so that’s it for miss filler, who’s already gone far longer in the competition than I expected

    next week’s snatch game, which ought to be interesting for this bunch. india and blair never made it to snatch game, juju was on the first snatch game where everyone was clueless, and the only one who had a strong showing was alexis. whatever the other results may be, it would be truly mind-boggling if india manages to stay another week

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    I was secretly hoping/anticipating shenanigans to take place with the lip-sync, either with Morgan tanking it for her BFF, or Cracker rallying for her S10 sister despite their tensions and voting off India. But the gaggery of a tie happened instead, and poof, Meh-hem Miller’s outta there, bitches! I feel like TPTB secretly wanted a double elimination tonight and would have been perfectly fine sending two filler queens packing. I’ve enjoyed India this season, since I have no frame of reference for her beyond this cycle. I like seeing older queens exceed expectations on “All-Stars,” like Bebe or Tatianna. Cracker threw everything but the kitchen sink with her lip-sync performance, which reeked of desperation. I don’t consider Morgan a “lip-sync assassin” by any stretch of the imagination, but I would have had her win solo. What a missed opportunity not getting Kameron instead! I’m guessing the pot can only get so big before it rivals the crown’s prize, which would be a bust. I would have split the cash prize, personally. I’m assuming that the assassins are paid for their time, but sorry, what Cracker did wasn’t worth 20K. My tops of the week were the team of three fairly easily. Jujubee probably edged out Cracker, but both were the standouts and helped carry Blair. Shea was solid, but Alexis was a distraction. India had some amusing stretches, like the licking and the vases breaking, but Mayhem brought her down. Runway theme was fun. Most met the camo assignment head on, though Alexis’s abstract ice queen take on it was refreshing. The judges’ commentaries were lacking bite and frequency. Sarah Hyland was trying just a tad too hard, but E for effort, I guess, and for being an ally. Once MM copped an attitude with Michelle, I knew she was done. Overly confident in the beginning of the episode about still being around and the elaborate production interference of picking these teams beforehand sealed her fate. At least Snatch Game will not be team challenges, and each queen will sink or swim on her own merits. I hope that India shocks everyone and slays her Snatch next week, but three times in the bottom is telling. I doubt she gets her Rudemption here, unless it’s just the fact that she gets the exposure of “AS5” and all that comes with it when others didn’t, re: a new generation of fans.

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    word on the street is that they had to do two takes for the lip sync this week, allegedly because cracker was bombing hard during the first take, oof

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