– All right everyone, it’s time for tea. (record scratching) everyone, it’s me Miz Cracker,
and it’s time for “High Tea”, the show where we spill
all the piping hot tea about “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” season one. Now, to help me out today,
we have Tina Burner, a crown-bearing comedy
queen, thank you for coming. – You’re welcome. – And we also have Larry
Owens, who has a podcast called “What Makes you Sing?” And it is available on iTunes. He made sure that I told you that. (Larry laughing) Okay, so you guys have seen
episode one of season one of “RuPaul’s Drag Race
UK”, how do you feel? – I was really excited just
to see a new batch of queens, like we’ve never seen before. You know, it’s like time to
incorporate a whole new feeling into the legacy, and they
were bringing that freshness. It definitely felt like
RuPaul’s Drag Race 2.0. – I mean, personally
for me I was expecting sophistication or like,
really elo-quent jokes and one-liners, you know what mean? – Language, yeah, William Shakespeare– – No, no. – Exactly!
– No, no, I was expecting, I was expecting what we got. Like the Essex, you know what I mean. Like, I’ll talk like this, I’m gonna take a knife out of my wig and I’m gonna snatch ya. You know what I mean, like I expected it to be really down and
gritty, it gave it to me, it said, “We’re not gonna be polished “but we’re here for it.” – Let us talk about the entrance looks, because that is where
you really get to know what a girl is made of. First up, we have Baga Chipz. – [Larry] This was a
personality leading a look. I’m here more for like, the
comedic eye of the personality, but this look, not my favorite. – She hit me with the words. We had knockers, minge, gob (beep), immediately I’m, she’s giving
me the full UK experience. Next up, Gothy Kendoll. Her look really gagged me. She has a lot going on, it’s futuristic and then we have three
donuts on top of her head. She’s looking like the
most glamorous ring toss I have ever seen. – For me, she’s just, I can
compare her to a lot of girls so she doesn’t really stand out to me. – Next up for me is Vinegar Strokes. It’s a little bit of that,
like, I have a lot of mouth, I have a lot to say,
but then when it comes to the execution of a look– – [Tina] And my hair needs
moisture, I’ve gotcha. – The wig could use a couple of bottles of water, definitely. – Yep, her hair was as try as a biscuit. – Yeah, this is great
going to the bank drag. – Next up we have a queen
that I’m gonna bring up because she shocked me several times over. She came prepared with a backstory. This queen is called Scaredy Kat. Her look, bold choices were made. – I appreciate a bold choice. It looks kind of like if Skeletor and Trixie Mattel had a baby. Do you know what I mean? – Which they did, Katya is doing well. (group laughing) – The backstory is just crazy. She’s been doing drag
for like six minutes. – Yeah, like 11 months. – It’s, that’s a baby queen. – I think it was like 9 months. Like, she’s literally– – Coming to term, yeah.
– Right. – She’s young, there’s
something about her. I think she’s gonna make good television. – But she also says that
she has a girlfriend. Here we are, 10 years plus into Drag Race, and suddenly drag is not
just for gay boys anymore. There are all kinds of
people under the umbrella and I’m like, listen, I
want you to represent. – I’m here for it. Listen, I’m here for anything,
like I said, just bring it. – Yeah.
– Yeah, Scaredy Kat says something really important in her opening package intro. She said, “Ru wants me here.” And so, I think that Scaredy Kat might have some things up her sleeve. – It’s time for the mini challenge! The mini challenge today really gets me. It’s called, “Off With Her Head!” And all the girls have to serve fierceness with their head separated
from the mother (beep) body. One of the first queens that
I liked was Divina de Campo because she was just comfortable, and it was one of the first
moments in the episode where I felt like someone
was just in their element. She came to do what she does all the time. – Poised. – Next up we have The Vivienne, who has made herself noteworthy. What did you think of her performance? – [Larry] See, I thought
she should have won. – [Miz Cracker] Right, why? – Do you know why, it’s because
like, she was really funny and she switched up her accent,
she gave me a full taste of what “Drag Race UK” should be. She’s really earning that article in front of her name, The Vivienne. – [Miz Cracker] The, The
Vivienne, this is what– – This is what The Vivienne shows up to do in the mini challenge. – Yeah.
– With the cone on her head. – Oh, absolutely. Next up we have Gothy Kendoll. – [Larry] This one I
wasn’t really picking up on the comedic frequency. It could have been being,
you know, across the pond, but.
– Right. – Serve me Vanjie, serve me
that, serve me stale toast. (group laughing) – But this is what I
want people to remember about RuPaul, RuPaul
loves only two things. Like, an excellent scene where everything is going perfect, and a total disaster. And when Gothy Kendoll
could not take direction, she was living her life. – I mean, that’s what I want. – She tried her five or
six different suggestions. – It’s just like poking a bear, I love it. – “Just try it one more time,” and they’re like, get her! – You know what, and it’s
called memorable drag. So that’s what we’ve gotten
with her, I was like, “Ooh.” – I’m remembering her. – Memorable drag. (laughs) – She’s doing it, you know,
I can pick her out now. – Absolutely! Which bring us to the Scaredy Kat. – The winner of the challenge,
and here is my shocked face. – [Miz Cracker] Dun, dun, dun! – It’s just there were so
many people that do better. I think, now she’s got a win
and people are like, “Uh-oh, “she’s been doing drag for two days “and she already has a win,
what’s wrong with my life?” It’s gonna turn ’em against them, it’s gonna get all “Game of
Thrones” up in there, okay? – So now it is time for us to
talk about the main challenge. There’s two runways today. There’s the Queen Elizabeth realness and there’s repping your home town, okay? – You know, RuPaul said there’s a surprise and I thought that Shangela Laquifa Wadley would jump out of a (beep) Harrods box. – So the runways, let’s first talk about repping your hometown. The one that comes to mind for me first of all is Baga Chipz. And this one.
– Woo! – [Larry] This one got
me, girl, this one got me. – [Miz Cracker] Floored,
what was your reaction? – I mean I, listen, if I
was wearing pearls right now I’d clutch them, because like, it was the Amy Winehouse thing and look, we all know what happened. And like sometimes from
an American standpoint, you know, you look back, and sometimes you’re a little more sensitive to this. That’s why I love than
there’s a “Drag Race UK”, because they go in. It’s character, that’s what I’ve seen so far from Baga Chipz. She has personality, she
makes me remember her. Not always the most polished, but she was doing Amy Winehouse so it’s a perfect fit for me. – [Miz Cracker] Sum Ting Wong. – This is exactly what I come
to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for. It’s conceptual, it’s high fashion, it’s built for her body type. It’s elevated, it’s campy,
it’s all these things at one time that, when she
walked into the workroom, I wasn’t thinking that I
was gonna be a Wong fan, but I might have been wong! (group laughing) – I saw that coming.
– You are right there, that was.
(group laughing) – We’re gonna talk about
some Strokes, everyone. We’re gonna talk about Vinegar Strokes. I wasn’t aware that she was
wearing the Thames on her body. I thought that this little
shape that was on her outfit was a large intestine. – [Larry] There’s intestine there. – Was that the wig that she came in with? – Oh my god, that’s the wig. That’s the wig with that leopard look. – Yeah.
– It is, right? – It’s the same wig.
– Exactly the wig. – Here we go.
– Treason. – You’re on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. I know, listen, we all do it on a budget but then you also said you’re in one of the biggest
musicals on the West End. – A British Equity has a minimum, you have enough money, I don’t buy it. – All right everyone, it’s time to talk about Queen Elizabeth Deux realness. Some of these looks were incredible. Blu Hydrangea.
– I love her! This is a sweet queen. This look did gag me. Like, when she came out as the coin. How it works very, you know, structured and architectural and graphic. – Yeah.
– Nice. – My only critique, and
what I want to see from her is just that last button, where you make sure that
everything is in place. She has like the makeup
line, which I definitely do, but I never claimed to
be good with a brush. But she has that makeup line
where it’s still over here. I just want to see her bring it in. This is day one. I think there’s definitely room for that, but I think that’s what the
judges will be looking for too, is just that little, boop! All perfect. You know what I mean? And now, hello! It’s time to bring on
Mrs. Doubtfire herself. Everyone, the Mrs. Doubtfire,
I mean, The Vivienne. This look. – I mean, she had the nose for it. (group laughing) – Oh girl, she has the nose for fashion, you know what I mean? No, she knows RuPaul, so I’m not sure, was this just nose-potism
that got her in the top or? – Who knows? – I mean, yeah, nobody knows
what went on, but you know. – (laughs) No, goodness knows. I thought that this outfit
was like, it gave a mood, but I was surprised it was like, people all over the UK, all over the U.S., worship the queen, and I think
there’s always room for camp but I was kind of like, she was looking very Manchester housewife,
like early ’60s, just like, I could smell cigarettes. Do you know what I mean? – Andrew Garfield called her the Daniel Day-Lewis
of drag from this look. – I mean, that’s a lot. – Okay, “My Left Foot”. – She kind of looks like the
witch from “End of the Woods” and you’re waiting for the reveal. (group laughing) You know what I mean,
you’re like come on girl. When are you gonna spin
out into that dress and become beautiful? And you’re like, no, it’s
just what you look like. – Be that as it may, the judges
are living for this look. She wins by a nose, just like
Nicole Kidman for “The Hours” and she takes home the crown this week. But where there are
tops there are bottoms, and this week some girls are
gonna fight for their life. We have Gothy Kendoll and Vinegar Strokes. These girls were just like,
it was all arm-eography. Which you can win with, I was like– – If you’re Bob Fosse, but come on, bitch! I need you to put your
(beep) on the stage. I need you to kick, flip, twirl, stun. Point to your mouth and
give it to me, baby. Baby come and get–
– Right there, but like. – And show me that you really want it. – I felt they were lip
syncing for their rent and not for their life! All that aside, the winner of the lip sync was Vinegar Strokes. Gothy Kendoll had to go home today. – Gothy, she had a lot of personality. She brought back Ornacia,
it’s just, I was, she was someone I wanted
to see around the workroom for a few more weeks, so. – See, I disagree. I don’t think she had any personality and at least Vinegar Strokes
woke up a little bit. I think we’re gonna
see a huge arc from her and I think she should be
someone to watch out for. – All right, that’s all we
have time for this week. Thank you, (record scratching)
wait, one more thing! I want to quiz you guys on what
I call the Queen’s English. There was some great UK
slang up in this bitch, and I want to see if you
guys are on the level. Do you know what these words mean? Now you have a big one–
– I like it. – So let’s talk a bout this one. – I like it, we like ’em big. – What’s the word gob,
what does that mean? – Gob?
– Yeah. – Oh, it’s actually an abridged version of the gobstopper from Willy Wonka. – It means mouth. – Your gob?
– So gobstopper, I guess is like a mouth plug. – You put it in your mouth,
so I was like half right. – Slob on your gob, like– – Slob on your knob! Your gob, slob on your know with your gob. – Alight, I want to
thank you, Larry Owens, and Tuna Burner for joining me today. I hope you’re not wearing too much white because we spilled just that much tea. We want to hear from you. What did you think of
this week’s premiere? Hit us up on the Twitters @LogoTV and use the hashtag #DragRaceUK. Be sure to tune into
“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” Fridays, 8/7 central on Logo and remember to join us again next week for some “High Tea”, cheerio! Mm.
– Ooh, this is hot. – Mmm.
– Mmm. Whisky. (bright music)