Hello hello hello! Welcome back to the Pork Chop Loading Dock. American Idol is about to start up again, followed by next month’s premieres of The Voice and The Masked Singer, so this will be the last solely Drag Race-centric episode of “The Day After” for a while. But what a time to focus on RuPaul’s Drag Race, on both sides of the Atlantic – especially the U.K. version of the show, which featured lots of (Banana)drama this week.
First, Jeffery Austin and I venture across the pond to discuss RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.’s seven-month production shutdown, the quarantined queen’s emotional return to the Werk Room, Bimini and Sister Sister’s glow-ups, the herstory of Eurovision, new flatmates A’Whora and Tayce’s supposed “sexual tension,” Joe Black’s squandered second chance, the difference between Primark and H&M, the British seaside’s cruel summers, and RuPaul’s shocking “I was rooting for US!” Tyra Banks moment.
And it’s all soundtracked by the bop of 2021 so far and the current No. 1 song on the U.K. iTunes chart, “U.K. Hun” (the United Kingdolls’ version, of course)!
Here’s United Kingdolls’ debut Ruruvision performance.
— RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) February 13, 2021
Then, we head back to the States for a discussion of the “Bossy Rossy After Dark” acting/improv episode, including the star turns by Olivia Lux, Rosé, Denali, Symone, and Kandy Muse; Tina Burner’s ill-advised Ronald McDonald color palette; Elliott With Two Ts’ problematic social media posts and alleged micro-aggressions on the set; and Gottmik’s anal-beaded eleganza.
Once again, we are serving you an adequate podcast, made of words. Vintage? No. Elegant? No. Still stuck on Drag Race? Hell yes! Jeffery and I will be back next week to talk Drag Race as well as the Season 19 American Idol premiere, including Claudia Conway’s much-hyped Idol audition. In the meantime, if you prefer the written word, check out my Drag Race, American Idol, The Voice, Songland, America’s Got Talent, Masked Singer, and Masked Dancer articles on Yahoo Entertainment here. And special thanks to our American Idol pals Blake Lewis and Brandon Rogers for our funky theme song.