Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has long been a noted fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. The Congresswoman has often posted about the show online and seemingly built up a love fest with a few of the queens like Sasha Velour as well as Nina West. She's a massive Valentina stan and back in early 2019 she said she wanted to be a judge on the show. Then, earlier this year, she got that opportunity! And if you wanted to believe this was all just a long con for her to get on the show and then throw the show away, you're wrong. In a new private message with writer and journalist Evan Ross Katz she gives her take on the queens remaining in Drag Race: All Stars season 5. And we have to say, we agree on all counts!
"Asked AOC her thoughts on All Stars 5 and was served up a congressional readout in response," Katz wrote in an Instagram caption. "I'm floored."
"Shea and Jujubee," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in her direct message. "Shea has just come in on another level fashion-wise and her performances have been really strong. She came in as one of the most prepared, and with a sky-high taste level. That Nubian runway with the stoned bodysuit? I was finished!"
And its true. Coulee has indeed come in with a high taste level And what makes here the msot engaging to watch is that not only is it an extremely high taste level, informed by glamour and fashion in general, but it is also specifically Shea Coulee, incorporating who she is as a Black drag queen from Chicago throughout the looks. She pulls in references like airbrushed commemorative t-shirts, that are so specifically black, and filter them through an always glossy and well-finished aesthetic to give us what drag truly is. But she's not the only top -performer.
"Jujubee has cemented herself as one of the most charismatic, funny queens in RPRDR history," the Congresswoman continued. POINTS WERE MADE. "You know a queen is on another level charismatically when she comes on the show for the 3rd time and STILL hasn't learned to sew yet [and] for some reason we're not mad at all. Everytime she is on screen you just want to see and hear more of her. True sign of an entertainer."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you truly are the winner of this week's maxi-challenge.
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