Snatch Game!: From Worst to Best

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How is everyone enjoying season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race? For my money, thus far it is among the best seasons, fulfilling plenty of hopes for the season! The talent pool is among the most diverse we’ve ever seen and this season finds the balance in giving the audience what we want without phoning it in with repetitive storylines we’ve heard told better. However, that momentum could turn sour if it becomes predictable or weak performances like Derrick Barry keep getting a free pass.

Leading up to the premiere, there was The 8 Days of RuPaul’s Drag Race where I featured fun things like lipsync wishes, guilty pleasures, and the highest squirrelfriend of them all. What better week to hop back into the Drag Race realm than that of everyone’s most-anticipated episode: Snatch Game!

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Snatch Game is a real make or break episode for each season’s batch of racers. Aside from Queen Henny herself, Stacy Layne Matthews, no queen has ever taken a Snatch Game win to less than fifth place. There may be the odd Courtenay Act or Phi Phi O’Hara slips on their celebrity impersonation, but no queen has ever done a lipsync after Snatch Game and gone on to the final 3. Bad news for Naomi Smalls!

While the best individual performances are easy to recall, what are the best overall Snatch Games and which season entries left us wanting?

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Remembering the First Eliminated Queens

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After being chosen for RuPaul’s Drag Race, the first objective on every participating queen’s mind is DON’T GET SENT HOME FIRST. You can read the tea leaves as to which season eight queen gets that unfortunate fate, but judging from the talent pool, the elimination will be brutal no matter which one goes. In the seven seasons thus far, the first elimination has ranged from obvious to unfortunate to downright unfair. Whatever their fate, these gone too soon queens are typically the least heralded, so let’s take a minute to celebrate their part in the Drag Race pantheon.

Onto our underloved girls…

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8 Days of RuPaul’s Drag Race – Starting Next Week

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Coming next Monday, we’ll be celebrating the lead up to season 8 of the most delicious show on television: RuPaul’s Drag Race. From the good to the “so bad it’s good” to the truly gag-worthy, it’s always a guarantee for a good time!

Starting Monday, we’ll be shaking off the Oscars in style with something fun everyday leading up to the big premiere on Monday, March 8. I’ve already covered the cast Ruveal over at The Film Experience, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t gotten to know the new racers!

For now, filmmixtape is already rooting for Thorgy Thor, Kim Chi, and Bob the Motherfucking Drag Queen, so stick around to see if the season changes that.