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Weekly update: The good, the bad and the gory

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I have had an interesting week in horror with 3/4 of the films I’ve seen being from the horror genre and one western. Not all of them were good, but the main thing is that they were all very different and caused many different reactions. Continue reading Weekly update: The good, the bad and the gory

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season One

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Merle Ginsberg, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Akashia, Bebe Zahara Benet, Jade, Nina Flowers, Ongina, Rebecca Glasscock, Shannel, Tammie Brown, Victoria ‘Pork Chop’ Parker

Guest judges/special guests:
Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Bob Mackie, Mike Ruiz, Michelle Williams, Frank Gatson Jr, Howard Bragman, Debra Wilson, Gordon Espinet, Jenny Shimizu, Robin Antin, Lucy Lawless, Charo, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeffrey Moran, Cazwell

Running time:
43 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
9

 

The original nine queens to compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar through an assortment of challenges and runway looks that test their skills in the art of drag.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Five

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Honey Mahogany, Ivy Winters, Jade Jolie, Jinkx Monsoon, Lineysha Sparx, Monica Beverly Hillz, Penny Tration, Roxxxy Andrews, Serena ChaCha, Vivienne Pinay

Guest judges/special guests:
Latrice Royale, Sharon Needles, Willam Belli, Camille Grammer, Mike Ruiz, Kristen Johnston, Juliette Lewis, Coco Austin, Paulina Porizkova, Chaz Bono, Travis Wall, Julie Brown, Downtown Julie Brown, La Toya Jackson, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Leslie Jordan, Jeffrey Moran, Nadya Ginsburg, Deven Green, Bruce Vilanch, Aubrey O’Day, Joan Van Ark, Jamie-Lunn Sigler, Maria Conchita Alonso, Wilmer Valderrama, Clinton Kelly, George Kotsiopoulos, Marg Helgenberger, Bob Mackie, Gloria Allred, Candis Cayne, Paula Abdul, Tamar Braxton, The Lady Bunny

Running time:
43-64 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
14

 

Fourteen more drag queens compete in a variety of challenges to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $100,000.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Four

Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Billy Brasfield

Contestants:
Alisa Summers, Chad Michael, DiDa Ritz, Jiggly Caliente, Kenya Michaels, Lashauwn Beyond, Latrice Royale, Madame LaQueer, Milan, Phi Phi O’Hara, The Princess, Sharon Needles, Willam

Guest judges/special guests:
Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Akashia, Venus D-Lite, Morgan McMichaels, Sonique, Ongina, Raven, Pandora Boxx, Delta Work, Shannel, Elvira, Mike Ruiz, Rick Fox, John Salley, Amber Riley, Natalie Cole, Max Mutchnick, Nicole Sullivan, Loretta Devine, Ross Matthews, Kelly Osbourne, Pauley Perrette, Regina King, Pam Tillis, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Tilly, Jeffrey Moran, Dan Savage, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wynonna Judd, Rose McGowan, Charo

Running time:
43-64 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
14

 

Thirteen drag queens compete to win the chance to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $100,000.

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Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet (2013)

Review by CJ

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Page count:
310 [including acknowledgments]

Format:
Hardcover

ISBN:
978-0-385-34734-1

 

Patrick lives with his brother and his brother’s girlfriend in the house their father owned before going to jail for hitting a young boy with his car while drunk driving. The same house in which Patrick is having sex with his brother’s girlfriend.

Layla Elshere is a goth teenager whose parents and sister Verna run a home worship group for Christians. Until Verna reaches high school and is tormented enough to realise Layla’s outlook might be right.

Through mistakes, missteps and misunderstandings, the lives of these vastly different characters become inextricably intwined.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Three

Review by CJ

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Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Billy Brasfield

Contestants:
Alexis Mateo, Carmen Carrera, Delta Work, India Ferrah, Manila Luzon, Mariah, Mimi Imfurst, Phoenix, Raja, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Stacy Layne Matthews, Venus D-Lite, Yara Sofia

Guest judges/special guests:
Vanessa Williams, Mike Ruiz, Bruce Vilanch, Lily Tomlin, Alessandra Torresani, La Toya Jackson, Susan Powter, Chloë Sevigny, Debbie Matenopoulos, Kristin Cavallari, Aisha Taylor, Amber Rose, Eliza Dushku, Sara Rue, Arden Myrin, Rita Rudner, Cheryl Tiegs, Johnny Weir, Carmen Electra, Jody Watley, Fantasia Barrino, Wayne Brady, Margaret Cho, Sharon Osbourne, Gigi Levangie, Jeffrey Moran

Running time:
42-64 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
16

 

Thirteen drag queens compete to win the chance to become RuPaul’s next drag superstar and bring home a massive prize pool including $75,000.

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