11:30 am - 07/16/2014

Two Drag Race flops go into a bar, and one of them TRIES to slay.

Mimi Imfurst, one of the infamous contestants of RPDR who did fuck it up( and not once, but twice,) has turned lemons into a lucrative lemonade stand by hosting her own live version that combines elements of RPDR and The Voice. The show places Imfurst in the seat of RuPaul, the only difference is that the contestants actually perform every week instead of the oddball challenges, which rarely relate to drag, that RPDR seems to force it's contestants into.

(what kind of low-rent promo flier realness)

Her judges, who also mentor the contestants, are all esteemed members of the Philadelphia drag community that excel in their own right(and who are possibly better queens that Imfurst herself. I'm quite fond of that Brooklyn Ford.) The show also welcomes trans contestants in stark contrast to RPDR which usually axes off it's trans queens quicker than you can say tuck-a-hoe.

Seriously? You didn't catch that thursday was spelled wrong. BALONEY!

An after show that is posted to youtube showcases clips and interviews with the judges, the contestants, and special guests. They've had Jay McCarroll(of Project Runway fame) and this week they had Jigglesworth a.k.a. Jiggly Caliente(also a former contestant of RPDR.) Past "cycles" of Drag Wars have included past Drag Race alum Raven and Phi Phi O'Hara as guest judges. The audience also gets some initiative to go the show as well. The premise behind the show is that popularity dictates longevity, so the queen you vote for is the queen that has the best chance to win. Audience members are also offered prizes like tickets to concerts(Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks, The Made In America festival) merch from sponspors( Andrew Christian Underwear, RockStar Wigs, Sugarpill Cosmetics) and a club favorite; drink tickets.

Jigglesworth and Mimi make an appearance. They don't look half bad.

The show is entering it's fourth "cycle" but they're actually on cycle 6 if you include their all-stars cycle, as well as their faux/bio-queen cycle. Imfurst seems to be doing her best to live up to her twitter tagline; The Hardest Working Bitch In Show Business. That remains to be seen, but this show is a whole lot of fun.

Source: Youtube, Facebook, and my own words.

As a Philadelphia local I've gone to this a few times and it's a lot of fun mainly because it's live. Mimi is a small part of the show but without her this kind of shit wouldn't happen. And one of the sponsors gave out TWO ipads.
2wiceasnice 16th-Jul-2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
Jiggly has the most disgusting teeth I have ever seen in my life, it looks like it reeks! Do you know when people suck on candy to disguise their bad morning breath, but it usually ends up being way worse? Thats how I imagine Jiggly
zuluuluz 16th-Jul-2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
lipstiq 16th-Jul-2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
you can tell she's always trying to cover her teeth, either when she laughs or when she's talking she tries not to open wide.
sooozie1982 16th-Jul-2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
lol mimiI'mFurst is such a flop
robotpotatoes 16th-Jul-2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
and win tickets to see azealia banks? hmmmmmm aren't tickets already like free for her shows?
xlovexlessxtyx 16th-Jul-2014 04:38 pm (UTC)
witchpop 16th-Jul-2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
tinderbittles 16th-Jul-2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
Lmao mte
workbitch 16th-Jul-2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Lmfao at the A Banks Tickets
rhapsodyx3 16th-Jul-2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
The show also welcomes trans contestants in stark contrast to RPDR which usually axes off it's trans queens quicker than you can say tuck-a-hoe.

Can anyone remind me of any contestants that identified as trans while they were on the show? The only one that comes to mind is Monica Beverly Hillz but it's likely I'm forgetting a few
jonesingjay 16th-Jul-2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
I think she's the only one, while on the show that came out as trans on the show. We can assume that women like Carmen felt the same way as well but didn't choose to come out until after the show. Good question.
seashell_bikini 16th-Jul-2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Both times I've seen Mimi perform and met her, she put on a really good show and was the nicest, sweetest thing.
sviibwhapp 16th-Jul-2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
sprinklebell 16th-Jul-2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
I got to this shit and it's awesome. the prizes suck for the winners but it's so trash vom great drag. Pretty Girl is gonna talk it alllll

bastard daughter of divine, shaye st john, and ryan trecartin

Edited at 2014-07-16 05:14 pm (UTC)
xlovexlessxtyx 16th-Jul-2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah she's a weird one but the crowd is really taking well to her.
splatney 16th-Jul-2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
omg the second pic is straight outta some bad cheesy horror movie
turkish_popstar 16th-Jul-2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
We have this in LA except Raven hosts
missing_mile_15 16th-Jul-2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Those prizes are better than what the real show gave Miss Congeniality this year.
xlovexlessxtyx 16th-Jul-2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
prophecypro 19th-Jul-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
Failed lol
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