I’m sure that when the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 queens signed up to have all their business broadcast on VH1 they didn’t think that would include having to scan their apartments for dirty underwear and drug paraphernalia in preparation for the finale, yet here we are. According to Deadline, the live finale, which will air on May 29, will be a “virtual slumber party” using “innovative technology that highlights the creativity of the queens.” I guess that means we’re finally going to get to see what’s really Heidi N their closet. There better not be any Sherry Pie hiding in there!
Given that this was already a messy season thanks to Sherry’s catfishing (which led to her getting disqualified and uninvited to the finale), Aiden Zhane‘s Snatch Game flop and Jeff Goldblum‘s verklempt tears, a coronavirus finale hosted by Zoom sounds just about right. Deadline reports:
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 are ready to slay the stage and runway… virtually. The season finale of World of Wonder’s Emmy-winning reality drag queen competition on VH1 will spill all the tea in a virtual reunion slumber party on May 22 at 8pm ET/PT. The following week on May 29 at 8pm ET/PT VH1 will air the virtual grand finale where America’s Next Drag Superstar will be crowned.
The finale will not miss a beat and will feature the final queens competing in a revolutionary lip-sync battle for the crown. Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly will return to crown the winner while Season 11’s Miss Congeniality, Nina West, will reveal this year’s new Miss Congeniality — and there will be a special surprise for the other 11 queens. In addition, there will be special celebrity guest appearances throughout the night.
We can only hope this virtual finale will be as messy and dramatic as the first hour of the Sondheim 90th birthday celebration was. Sorry, but I don’t trust drag queens with technology. Look at all the trouble Sherry caused with just an internet connection and a dream. If Ru has his hands on such innovative technology, then why didn’t he use it to magically superimpose something fun, like a llama, over Sherry whenever she was on screen instead of giving her the “we don’t know her” edit?
I think I can say with confidence that somebody is all but guaranteed to fuck it up. I hope VH1 has an ambulance standing by outside of each of the finalists’ houses because when they film themselves trying to do a death-drop and land on an empty Absolut bottle that rolled out from underneath the couch, it’s gonna be over for those bitches.