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Project Runway Recap: Episode Six, "Good Queen Fun"

Project Runway Rundown: Episode Six, "Good Queen Fun"

The word that keeps popping into my mind when I think about this week's episode of Project Runway is "big." There were big, huge drag queens with big personalities, there was the return of that big Chris March laugh, the outfits the designers created were big and over the top, guest judge RuPaul is a very big person. . . you get the idea. And as the saying goes, bigger is better, so it's no surprise that this episode was a whole lot of fun! Maybe even the best one of the season so far — what do you think?

Honestly, I was in heaven once those drag queen names started rolling off of the ladies' tongues: Hedda Lettuce, Varla Jean Merman, Annida Greenkard, Acid Betty, Sweetie, etc. It was such a good injection of colorful fun into this season and most of the designers really stretched themselves to come up with something "theatrical," as Tim instructed them to do. I said "most," though, not "all" — so to chat about who soared in this competition and who utterly bombed,


Before I run through the looks, here are some other thoughts:

  • How cute was Tim's advice to Suede about dealing with his catty drag queen? "You tell her hold on there sister!"
  • Um, what was up with Suede's little daydream? It's sweet that he misses his grandfather but that story about his grandpa sending him seeds to sprinkle on the dress (or something) made me wonder if he were maybe on something.
  • Were you glad to see RuPaul? I was! And his polished outfit and coif were so well put-together. Plus, he dispensed with some useful fashion information specific to outfitting a drag queen, like how the whole trick is to accentuate the "assets" and "hide the candy."
  • Tim had a snappy line of his own last night that didn't include "make it work" or "dubious!" On Blayne's lame-o outfit: "It looks like a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park."
  • Speaking of Blayne, one of his wings lost its will to live on the runway. How was he not at least in the bottom three?
  • Also, I don't really want to give the whole "licious" ridiculousness a mention because it's not even worth that much but there you go. He's trying so hard to be a reality TV personality which continues to come off as pathetic.












As for the best and worst:

  • Korto — I loved her blazing red design with that sparkly fiery detail. I know she was nervous but it worked out really well for her. Plus the judges said in addition to the great theatrics of her outfit she managed to give that huge man a lovely silhouette.
  • Jerrell — I liked the colors of his dress but the judges were right about it being matronly. Why would you give your drag queen a hemline that hits at the knee? Michael was right: it's totally something an aunt would wear to a bar mitzvah.
  • Keith — Oh, Keith. Keith, Keith, Keith. You are not going to get away with your little fringies much longer, my friend. Michael called his outfit a "sad chicken."
  • Terri — You could tell from the look on Terri's face at the end of the episode she felt like she should have won that one. And I think she's probably right. Her gladiator kimono spectacle of an outfit was off-the-charts awesome.
  • Joe — OK, big "awwww" for Joe. He's, you know, the straight guy, and he helped his cute drag queen hide her candy in pink. The whole look was super cute and it's hard to be mad at him for swiping the prize from Terri.
  • Daniel — Poor verbose Daniel. He talked a big game about his "taste levels" but never quite put his money where his mouth is. Last night his outfit was a major "meh" and his excuses to the judges were worse. It was an emotional goodbye but you know, we all gotta go sometime. Or. . . they do. You get what I'm saying.

So, what did you think? Was it strange that Blayne survived that one? Were you sad/happy/relieved to see Daniel go? Was his outfit really that much worse than Keith's dead chicken? And most importantly, what would your drag name be if you were a fabulous queen for a day?

I think mine is Ivana Tivothat.

Photos courtesy of Bravo

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lindaloo lindaloo 8 years
Keith needed to get smacked down some. Daniel was overdue in going home. And Blayne probably won't be around much longer. Or at least he shouldn't be!
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I haven't really been drawn in by any of the designers yet. I mean, in past seasons I wanted Chloe to make a dress for me. I wanted Jeffrey to design a hot rocker outfit for me...even wouldn't have minded an elegant cocktail dress from Laura. Last season I loved Rami's beautiful draped dresses, and even Jillian's cute designs (Although she as a person was a bit boring). I dunno, maybe it's still early...but no one has really stood out for me and made me think "oh, I really wish I could have that outfit in my closet!"
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
I'm soooooo glad Daniel is gone.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I gotta say this challenge was the most entertaining one for sure. I am also really happy they finally told Keith enough with the swatches. I still think he shouldn't won the Lipstick Jungle challenge, Jarell and Stella got robbed on that one.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I totally agree with all of your points, Buzz. It was a pretty good episode, but I want to see them design something that would be useful to a top fashion designer. I know it makes for good TV to design drag queens, but is that really going to help them with their fashion career? This season has just disappointed me thus far, mostly because of the contestants' personalities and the lack of originality in past challenges. Anyway, I really thought Joe deserved his win, because his outfit was cute and fit his client well. I also liked the designs by Kenley, Korto, Suede, and even Jerrell. I thought that Terri's model would never actually wear his/her dress, it was just TOO over the top and that's saying something for a drag queen. Blayne's dress was wicked, but he should've been in the bottom three because one of his wings fell down. Daniel and Keith's were horrible, but it was really Daniel's time to go home. Random thoughts: - Suede's daydream was soooo random. I didn't understand the point of it. - Stella's model was not attractive at all, but they seemed like a good match for each other. - Leanne's dress was cool, but so couture for a drag queen. - "It looks like a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park." BEST.LINE.EVER.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Keith needs to go far, far away. From the beginning I knew I wouldn't be able to stand him and I think he should have gone home over Daniel (because Dan was the only cute one left)! Korto's was my fave of the night. But Jerrell's didn't really bother me as much as it did the judges- I adored that collar.
ann418 ann418 8 years
I couldn't decide who I wanted to go home more: Keith or Daniel. I wanted both to go, too. Keith will go next week, and then Blayne. Can't wait!
ehadams ehadams 8 years
And how ironic is it that the only straight guy on the show won the drag queen challenge? Loved that episode!!
ehadams ehadams 8 years
If you look at the outfit Blayne's queen wore at the beginning, you can see that his look is absolutely perfect for her. So no, he definitely shouldn't have gone. I was sad his wings drooped though. Daniel's had this coming for many weeks now. I think next up will be Keith. Teri needs to get some love from the judges finally.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
(oops, meant "remember they SAID...")
lawchick lawchick 8 years
peguiuns268, Keith didn't get immunity for the Brooke Shields episode. remember they "your dress being on the show is enough of a prize"
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
I cannot stand Joe. After he made that awful comment during the Olympics challenge about there being "too many queens", he lost all of my respect. Someone who wants to work in fashion needs to learn how to handle themself better. And why shouldn't Terri be mad?!? She's consistently done and amazing job and they keep overlooking her! I'd be mad too! I think she's an incredibly talented designer and she's deserved all the wins she's been overlooked for. Blayne and Keith and Suede need to go asap. All three are really annoying and the former two are terrible designers.
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
Didn't Keith have immunity in this episode? Am I getting my epi's mixed up or something? It was just so obvious that Daniel was going home. They didn't even mention his immunity!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
It's ok supertramp :)
supertramp supertramp 8 years
This episode was a lotta fun. It was so Draglicious, ok sorry Buzz I couldn't resist. And just one more Suede's queen was so not as Dragvicious as he thought, she just knew what she wanted. My favorite was definitely Joe, it was so fun and it hid her candy well. And the whole time I saw Keith's look I kept thinking chickens so I'm glad Michael said something.
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I liked Joe's "hides the candy!" outfit and Korto's flame. Korto really made her queen shine and you could tell she loved it. Joe, however, his queen was just over the moon and bouncing in her outfit. Awesome! Daniel needs to get over himself. Seriously. Keith is next, he keeps just barely making it. Blayne also needs to stoplicious doing that stupid catchphrase.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
daniel is probably the most annoying person ever. although keith runs a close second. they have such high and mighty holier than thou views of themselves but never once have i seen an outfit from either of them which blew me away. daniel, stfu. "taste levels" my butt - you think that fashion is all about taste levels? it's about INNOVATION, not the same old garbage you continue to pump out. and your drag queen dress looked like a bad prom dress. NOT good at all.
geenbean geenbean 8 years
My roommate and I were loving this episode last night. We loved Korto's dress, but were so happy Joe won. As the straight family man, it was awesome how he made the perfect outfit for his drag queen. She looked great, and you could tell she loved it. As for Daniel, it was fitting he got kicked off, but Blaine's time is running out... PS, Stella's line in reference to Jerrell's dress was my favorite. "His dress is classy and these broads do not dress classy. They wear tacky shit." Or something like that.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
All I can say is I'm glad Daniel is gone. He never listened to Tim, and he just did his own thing. He wasn't in the game!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I love drag queens, I used to hang around them alot and helped them tape up, ahh good times. Daniel should have carmen miranda'd that queen instead of gloria estafan'd. My drag name would either be Sheena Right (she not right) or Curvee Rhodes
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 8 years
All in the top threee where phenominal! Personally I liked Terri's the best but I am also a big fan of Asian fashion. Joe's was also awesome and I was fine with the fact that he won. The bottom two where the worst. I wish the judges could have sent both of them home.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I didn't like Terri's attitude. So you didn't win, get over it. It was time for Daniel to go home. Plus I always heard "Franco" after anyone said Daniel. Keith and Blayne are both trying to make things happen: Keith with his fringe and Blayne with his catchphrases. Give it up guys. I'm glad Joe won. He deserved it.
mswender mswender 8 years
I love Ivana Tivothat!!! Daniel's dress was pretty, but this was a drag show. I think Kieth's time is running out. I still am not a fan of Terri and kind of enjoyed how bad she felt when she didn't win. Joe did a great job and his queen felt fabulous!
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