As you may recall, in May, Uncle Michael introduced C.J. to RuPaul’s Drag Race while Matt and I were out of town. C.J. was immediately obsessed and we watched season eight as it aired.
Since then, we’ve watched seasons four, five and six for free on Amazon thanks to our Prime membership. You guys. That’s 31 hours of drag queens. #summerofqueens
I’m having a hell of a time remembering which queens and challenges belong to which season. It’s all a tucked and contoured blur at this point.
Thankfully, season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars started a week after we ran out of free episodes to watch.
To C.J., few things in life are better than All Stars. It’s like eating all of his favorite foods at one meal while wearing all of his favorite accessories. It’s all of his favorite queens in the same place at the same time.
Here are C.J.’s thoughts on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 2, Episode 1:
I’m going to be in RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame one day. FYI.
I was sooooo happy when I saw Detox and Adore, but my total favorite is Alaska.
The funniest part of the episode was when someone told Alaska that she looked pretty and she said that she got her look from Party City using a Groupon. I love Party City, too.
I love that Adore wants to look like a Monster High Doll. I used to love Monster High Dolls. I guess I still do, kind of.
I like Phi Phi’s new cosplay style; it reminds me of Kim Chi’s style. I love Kim Chi. I wonder if Mrs. Chi knows that Kim Chi is a drag queen yet. She probably does by now.
When I saw CoCo, I said “Ugggghhhhhh.” I don’t think she will make it far.
I love the Talent Show Extravaganza challenge idea. Especially because my second favorite show is America’s Got Talent. My third favorite show is Cupcake Wars.
During the talent show, the judges should have hit a big, red “X” if the act was bad like they do on America’s Got Talent. I kept expecting that.
CoCo was the worst in the talent show. No offense.
Roxxxy looks better this season. When I asked my mom what “burlesque dancing” was she said it was “old timey sexy dancing.”
I loved, loved, loved Alaska’s song. She was the best in the talent show.
Courtney Act would have done good in the talent show if she was on All Stars. But she’s not.
I think Adore got implants in her lips.
We had to skip Tatianna’s act because my Uncle Michael told my mom that it was not appropriate for me to watch. My mom wouldn’t tell me what was so inappropriate about it. So, I asked my uncle and he said it was about sex.
I’m never going to understand the new elimination process. I don’t think RuPaul should have changed it. I’m also never going to remember to say, “Now the time has come to lip sync for your legacy.” I’m too used to saying “Now the time has come to lip sync for your life.”
Eyebrows are a lot of work.
I don’t think Adore was prepared for All Stars. That makes me sad for her. I hope she stays.
CoCo deserved to get eliminated, if you ask me. She cannot get her face makeup right.
I can’t wait for the next episode!
Love, C.J. (Age 9, Fourth grade, Future Drag Queen)
We’ve had to update our rules for watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. I’ve been contacted by some parents who use our rules in their family, so see below for the latest version.
Current Rules C.J. Must Follow In Order To Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race
- All homework and chores must be done.
- You must watch it with your mom or dad.
- We don’t use the words “fishy” or “juicy” to describe people.
- We don’t use the words “bitch” and “fuck.” (Well, I do, but he’s not allowed yet.)
- We don’t use the word “She-mail.”
- Even though RuPaul says “Con-drag-ulations” the real word is “Congratulations” and we use that. (In case it’s ever on a spelling test.)
- We don’t put glue sticks in our eyebrows until we are a little bit older or have adult supervision for the application and removal. (I’m not looking forward to dealing with this mess.)
- We don’t attempt to glue our wigs to our heads. (I wouldn’t even know where to begin.)
- We fast forward through some “Shade Throwing” and “Reading” because that’s not a nice way to talk to people. (I think he will eventually need to learn to throw shade, but not just yet.)
- As soon as the show is over, it’s time to immediately sashay away to bed.
You really skip the shading and reading? Thats the fun part!
These are excellent rules! You’re doing a fantastic job!
It was an incredible All Stars Season 2. I’m so happy Alaska won. I loves me some Alaska. I’m glad to hear that CJ does as well.
Your reading an amazing boy !!!
This was the best. I love Rupauls Drag Show, Adore is my favourite. Is C.J. gifting us with his recap from episode 2? I want this show to last forever.
I’m another Alaska Fan! I love Ginger & Katya, but I’m not impressed with Ginger so far this season and Katya is a lovable goofball. I see the most growth & maturity in Alaska.
Is it just me, or did Coco look sickly? Like she lost a lot of weight?
Love to hear the input from the younger set!
All right. Just because of you, I went and watched an episode. And oh those girls – I see so much nervousness and need for approval. But they all look so fabulous! And I wish I could tell them that.
Also, I would have totally allowed my son to watch it if it had been on while he was growing up. Now, he’s asking for my help in making a dress. This should be … interesting.
As an Aussie, I’m sad that Courtney Act didn’t make it on the show. Does CJ know that Courtney was a contestant on Australian Idol? She didn’t make it past the semis, but I loved her.
I hope Alaska has seen that photo of him with the Alaska sign.
Oh my, your son is such a JOY to this world!!! Thank you for sharing him with us!!
Eyebrows–use clear mascara, not the waterproof kind. Great for shaping brows.
You might want to watch first but Ru Paul hosts Body wars–it’s body painting, so there are pasties and thongs, but it’s very affirming to be yourself.
And i know it’s a lot of tv for one kid but the So you think you can dance Next Generation had some amazing kids. I can’t believe I just started watching AGT. It makes me so happy watching it.
He may not only be a Drag Queen but a reviewerr or judge of a show when he grows up 😉
This was a wonderful post to read. I watch Drag Race with my sons (they are 9 and 10) and they love the ‘camp’ of it all. It can be a bit risque at times, but they know better than to use some of the words they hear on the show. Glad to hear CJ is a fan as well. ;0)
Love your posts! Always look forward to reading them. Keep up the good work mom and dad you are raising a fabulous son!!
Ok. I just had to google gluestick eyebrows. Wow! I would never have guessed that was the way people hid their eyebrows!
My favorite rule on the list is “We do not attempt to glue our wigs to our heads” YIKES!
Since school just started here, I would love to know how CJ’s school year goes.
Fabulous son, and AMAZING parents. This made my day.
I love alaska too!!!!
Yeah for future drag queens!
Psst: Go to darewalltv.com to stream every season.
I too have a 10 yr. old who lives and breathes RPDR. He has every season, challenge, who left in what episode completely memorized. I love watching him watch. He just loves them.
I’ve loved every blog post you’ve ever written but today’s post in CJ’s own voice detailing his thoughts on Drag Race, is the best one so far!!
Please, if you can, have CJ share his weekly thoughts! You and your child are both an inspiration!
Alaska is a good choice for favorite: S/he’s a friend and I can tell you he is a very kind, compassionate, smart and creative person. Also, please know, a queen need never know how to read or throw shade. It is not part of being fabulous. It is a tool for those who enjoy fighting. I do not. I have never been good at it or needed it. I counter shade with frankness, honesty or being an adult who doesn’t need to “win”. Those of us who use drag for good and to serve the community are a bit dismayed at the popularization of shade and we encourage all artists to find a more mature way to deal.
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I love reading your blog but I’m still kind of new here. I have a son that reminds me a lot of CJ and after seeing that adorable photo of him on this post I have a question…..Is CJ obsessed with tank tops? My boy has spent the summer collecting tank tops and bragging about how many he owns 😂😂😂😂. Maybe we’ll move on to Drag Race 😊
I think your raising a fantastic kid where i believe will grow up to be a fantastic human being, well done 🙂 .
I love CJ with all my heart! I just laughed VERY loudly at the bus stop as I was reading this.
Thank you for being awesome. I wish more of us had a Mom like you!
PS I am a cisfemale drag queen and I don’t use glue sticks on my brows because it really is kind of a pain to take off. I just contour my eyeshadow and draw brows above them. It usually looks pretty good!
What a great mom you are!!! And CJ Alaska is my favorite too!!!