Alright Mary: All Things RuPaul's Drag Race

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Alright Mary is two parts Drag Race viewing party, one part queer studies lecture and a healthy dose of obscure pop culture references, all wrapped in a nuanced layer of dad jokes and pun-offs served weekly with a side of piping-hot tea.

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Episode 364.5: Drag Race UK Season 4 Episode 2 - Yass-tonbury Festival (PREVIEW)
0:18:43

We’re covering Drag Race UK exclusively on Patreon this season! Here is Act One of our discussion of this week's girl group challenge. Become a Matreon at the Sister Mary level to get access to the rest of this episode and future episodes, plus past US Drag Race seasons, Philippines, Canada, Down Under, and more.

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Oct 02, 2022
Episode 364: Huluween Dragstravaganza
0:44:21

We're kicking off Alright Scary this year with Hulu's Halloween drag variety show/extended seasonal content promo, "Huluween Dragstravaganza"! Monet and Ginger are taking the Elvira-ish reigns, hosting a bonkers 42 minutes of familiar faces from Drag Race, Lady Bunny and Jackie Beat keeping it refreshingly tongue in cheek and corny, a questionable song choice from Kesha that at least inspires a "Dahmer" tangent, an ear worm of an opening number and no crown or cash prize at the end!

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Oct 02, 2022
Episode 363: BONUS! Drag Race UK Season 4 Episode 1 - ST4RT Your Engines (w/ Genie!)
1:24:27

**We’ll covering the rest of Drag Race UK S4 exclusively on Patreon!**

Drag Race Thailand Season 2 alum Genie joins us this week to kick off the newest season! While the newest crop of queens from across the Atlantic are reminding us of everything from past winners to past their prime television stars, (almost) everyone is ready to be on the telly and put on a good show!

Everything is definitely better with Cheddar, we get some generous shakes of Black Peppa, and Sminty would probably look great in board shorts. Meanwhile, Dakota Schiffer gets lost in the references and Just May is just...maybe not.     

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Sep 25, 2022
Episode 362: South East & Down Under - The Final Snatch
0:39:44

We’re covering Drag Race Philippines exclusively on Patreon this season! This week we're also wrapping up our coverage of Drag Race Down Under Season 2. Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of the Down Under finale and Philippines' epic match of Snatch Game!

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Sep 18, 2022
Episode 361: Up North & Down Under - Boobs and a Crown
0:30:48

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s finale and Down Under’s family style makeover!

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Sep 11, 2022
Episode 360.5: Drag Race Philippines - Episode 5: Miss Shutacca (Preview)
0:13:56

Here is a preview of our discussion of this week's marathon of a pageant challenge, but to hear the full episode and the rest of our thoughts on the newest Drag Race franchise, join us on Patreon at the Sister Mary level!

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Sep 09, 2022
Episode 360: Up North & Down Under - Hometown Balls
0:27:40

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s masquerade ball and Down Under’s tourism disaster!

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Sep 04, 2022
Episode 359.5: Drag Race Philippines - Episode 4: OPM Divas: the Rusical (Preview)
0:15:15

Last week's girl group challenge (followed by an unforgettable Untucked) set the garter pretty high, but this week's Rusical cartwheeled right over it! Here is a preview of our discussion this week, but to hear the full episode and the rest of our thoughts on the newest Drag Race franchise, join us on Patreon at the Sister Mary level!

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Sep 02, 2022
Episode 359: Up North & Down Under - Squirrel Buddies
0:36:02

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s Real Housewives Rusical and Down Under’s tense take on the classic girl group challenge!

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DRDU - 20:20

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Aug 28, 2022
Episode 358.5: Drag Race Philippines - Episode 3: Pop Off Ate! (Preview)
0:15:10

Drag Race Philippines has raised the bar on the classic girl group challenge! Here is a preview of our discussion this week, but to hear the full episode and the rest of our thoughts on the newest Drag Race franchise, join us on Patreon at the Sister Mary level!

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Aug 26, 2022
Episode 358: Up North & Down Under - Snatched Cosmetics
0:26:34

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s chaotic cosmetics challenge and Down Under’s Snatch Game (plus a truly unhinged lip sync)!

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DRDU - 13:40

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Aug 21, 2022
Episode 357: BONUS! Drag Race Philippines - Episode 1: Mabu-Heeey
1:04:37

The newest Drag Race franchise is wasting no time! The first two episodes of the season were released this week, introducing us to 12 new queens, including six coworkers (well, five coworkers AND THEIR BOSS), only one pageant girl, and a little Down Under crossover from Melbourne.

To hear us discuss Episode 2 (and the rest of the season!) join us on Patreon at the Sister Mary level!

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Aug 19, 2022
Episode 356: Up North & Down Under - Snatches and Brunches
0:30:16

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s Snatch Game and Down Under’s bottom-filled brunch!

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Aug 14, 2022
Episode 355: Up North & Down Under - Caged Queens & Stolen Looks

We’re covering Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 and Drag Race Down Under Season 2 exclusively on Patreon this season! Here’s a preview of this week’s discussions of Canada’s design challenge with a twist and Down Under’s acting challenge with a crunch.

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Aug 07, 2022
Episode 354: BONUS! Drag Race Down Under Season 2 - Episode 1: Grand Opening

Here is Act One of our discussion of this week’s lip sync duet extravaganza! Join us on Patreon to hear the full episode.

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Jul 31, 2022
Episode 353.5: Canada's Drag Race - Season 3 Episode 3: Ruets (Patreon Preview)

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Jul 31, 2022
Episode 353: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 12: Lip Sync LaLaPaRuza Smackdown

It’s the final smackdown for $200,000 and another $50,000 for good measure! The Top 4 and Bottom 4 work their way through a round robin of questionably judged lip syncs, but not before a real last day

Jul 31, 2022
Episode 352.5: Canada’s Drag Race – Season 3 Episode 2: The Who-Knows (Patreon Preview)
0:13:43

Here is Act One of our discussion of the Canadian version of the DESPY Awards! Join us on Patreon to hear the full episode!

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Jul 24, 2022
Episode 352: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 11: Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza
1:27:44

It all comes down to a variety show heavy on the dance tracks to decide who’s going to the finale, but as expected, there are twists. Luckily, it doesn’t involve a spray-painted plunger. A game-changing three stars for this week’s challenge sends Shea Coulee straight to the finale four with shoe-in Jinkx Monsoon. But the show stealer of the night is Monet’s ultimate diva moment. That pesky alliance helps decide the final four, but the game isn’t over, and this second showdown might be even more exciting. We make time for Fosse/Verdon and more bad porn sounds, we take a look back at variety shows past, and a new favorite joins the soundboard.

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Jul 24, 2022
Episode 351: BONUS!: Canada’s Drag Race – Season 3 Episode 1: Sidewalk to Catwalk
1:14:45

We’ll be covering Canada’s Drag Race on Patreon this season, but we’re kicking things off on the main feed this week! Our continental sister series kicks off with 12 new queens and strong old-school Project Runway vibes. We’ll warn you now, we repeat the name “Irma Gerd” more times than we say Mary, but we’re also enjoying Jada Shada, both of the Bae’s and cool big sister Chelazon. Brooke Lynn’s white shoes in the workroom send us on a significant tangent, to say nothing of Boom Boom’s cabbie hat. Miss F is up to no good, we’ve got another Ella Vaday Lookalike this season, and that lip sync song choice is one for the drawing board.

 

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Jul 19, 2022
Episode 350: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 10: The Kennedy Davenport Center Honors Hall of Shade
1:15:39

We don’t quite know why this week’s roast was named after Kennedy Davenport, but we’re just so proud to see it. While Kennedy couldn’t be there (except via Zoom), a ninth legendary All Star returns this week to do the honors. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jinkx turns and it and burns it, nabbing her fifth win of the season and polishing her spot in the Top 4. Third time’s a charm for Trinity, Viv gives good British roast and Monet sinks her teeth into it. Everyone shines on the runway, the plunger gets flushed and this lip sync choice doesn’t reign supreme.

 

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Jul 17, 2022
Episode 349: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 9: Dance Like a Drag Queen
1:18:26

The queens are taking to TikTok for this week’s dance challenge wrapped in a branding challenge. While this challenge is right on Shea’s Alvin Alley, Yvie’s angst ranks her high, and Jaida is the true queen for all seasons, it’s Mother’s Day for Jinkx and payday for Monet, who serve a spoken word lip sync that’ll knock your lights out. We have high praise for the bonkers energy and fresh edit of the episode, some strong feelings on dance challenges and niche TikTok, and our own suggestions for future spoken word lip syncs.

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Jul 10, 2022
Episode 348: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 8: Santa’s School for Girls
1:20:36

This fever dream of an acting challenge is two parts Mean Girls, one part Black Christmas and, as we see this week, not all parts are equal. Jinkx makes the very most of it, Jaida plays the low notes, Monet lets down her hair and Raja shmacts her way to a Top 2 spot with The Crawford, all under the divine guidance of Janicza Bravo. Meanwhile, Untucked finds its way via party games, Michelle gives gorgeous praise on the runway and sends the two of us tumbling down the turnpike, RuPaul keeps it dumb and stupid, and we identify the worst of the air instruments.

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Jul 03, 2022
Episode 347: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 7: Legendary Legend Looks
1:07:32

All Stars is going old school Drag Race this week with a second design challenge! This time the inspiration is an imaginary Pinterest board featuring eight of RuPaul’s looks over the years, to varying degrees of memorability. Trinity and Jaida once again stitch a clear path to the Top 2, Monet covers all her bases, Yvie pays homage to Kimberly Goldson, Viv goes for the gold, Raja rips Ru’s look a new one, Shea’s got them ruffles on, and Jinkx has a purple leg. We have much to say, verbally and non-verbally, about sex sounds, how Pinterest works, what other potentially legendary looks they could have featured this week.

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Jun 26, 2022
Episode 346.5: BONUS! Interview with Cheyne Gallarde (Art by Cheyne)!
1:01:45

We queened out on Art by Cheyne in our recent “The Art of Drag” episode, and this week we get to queen out WITH Cheyne! We discuss what inspired his comic book cover art series featuring the queens of Drag Race, his inspirations, favorite queens and advice for other artists. We also talk about his Queeros and Protectors of Pride series, All Stars 7, Drag Race España and Thailand, Queer as Folk, Coco Peru’s pursuit for Tension Tamer,  and the multiverse of Drag Race!

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Jun 21, 2022
Episode 346: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 6: Total Ru-quest Live
1:21:10

This week’s episode is a strange early 2000’s MTV throwback to girl groups, but featuring boy band vocals and followed by a Dolly Parton runway. In teams of two, the queens take very different approaches to this, with Jinkx leading The Other Girls in a pseudo-acting challenge to a clear victory over the M.S.T.R. sisters. The runway has a lot of Dolly dilly-dallying, Tove Lo has a cake on her head, Ross disappears into Carson and Raja wears that hat.

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Jun 19, 2022
Episode 346: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 5: Draguation Speeches
1:17:42

The valedictorians of Drag Race take the stage in their magna cum laudest gowns to impart their wisdom to an undefined class of students of Drag U, a show we thought was canceled after three seasons. To the surprise of just about no one, Jinkx not only excels but could come back to Drag U and teach a class in how to do this challenge. Raja reaches for the stars, gets two and celebrates with a bemused shimmy during the lip sync, Shea plays a familiar tune on her grandmother’s accordion pleat, Yvie is a living example of losing is the new winning and we continue to be divided on our takes on the Tuck.

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Jun 12, 2022
Episode 345.5: BONUS! “Fire Island”
1:37:26

We’re kicking off Pride month with a bonus deep dive into the new gay rom-com with a little dram, “Fire Island”! We have as much to say about the movie as we do about what the movie is saying about class, status and social equity in this relatively tiny corner of an island. Plus: an In the Bedroom reference, the allusions to Pride & Prejudice, Erin’s story, fairies, ferries, $9 for Cheez-Its and the truth about the underwear party…

For a much more personal take on Fire Island and our own gay vacation experiences, check out our “Gaycations” episode at the OnlyMary’s level on Patreon!

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Jun 07, 2022
Episode 345: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 4: Fairytale Justice
1:09:00

Once upon a time–this week, actually–the queens headed to court for an even more fantastical version of AS4’s “Jersey Justice.” (Judge Michelle Visage is still in leopard print.) We disagree WILDLY on this one, Mary’s, from Viv’s Little Red Lying Hood to Shea’s Halle Beary, and especially about Witch Theresa the Tuck and that porch of hers. We can agree that Jaida made the sharpest point on the runway (even if she doesn’t appear to be the sharpest crayon [pronounced “cran”] in the box this season). The judges take hyperbolic praise to a new level, Ru and Shea mix words, Jennifer Bowers Chapman plays it safe and Monet is the next queen to learn the secrets of the plunger…

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Jun 05, 2022
Episode 344: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 3: The Realness of Fortune Ball
1:28:13

This week’s Wheel of Fortune inspired ball has the queens spinning to develop alliances and whip up a global rainbow of destination inspired looks. Jaida wins the challenge, the lip sync and our hearts, Raja misses the Top 2 by a hair, Vanna White is a potentially puzzling guest, and the Before and After theme inspires our own increasingly stupid suggestions. Plus: lots of allusions to Survivor, a requisite Real Housewives reference, some Roxxxy Andrews love, and who we think is about to pop next week.

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May 29, 2022
Episode 343.5: BONUS! Nuance: She Made a Video in Paris
0:47:07

We’re releasing Nuance, the Alright Mary aftershow, for free this week to kick off All Stars 7! We discuss the continued impact of Gia Gunn’s hapless and hopelessly quotable presence on Twitter, the refreshing release of the trailer for “Bros,” a couple unpopular opinions that didn’t totally make it to the main episodes, and finally, an extended All Star moment of appreciation, this week for Rusical rocking, whip smart Jaida Essence Hall and her bracket-winning performance as Madonna.

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May 23, 2022
Episode 343: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 2: Snatch Game
1:00:57

All Stars 7 wastes no time, oh at all, in dropping a second episode this week with a much anticipated and already legendary round of Snatch Game! Well, two rounds, actually, with all of the queens taking a page from the likes of Bob the Drag Queen and Nina West and serving two celebrity impressions. Jinkx Monsoon raises the bar to nearly unreachable heights with her Judy Garland, but her Natasha Lyonne is a solid opening act. Monet is a knockout as Mike Tyson, Raja transforms into a top Snatch Gamer, and Jaida’s perplexing Prince steals the show. Jinkx and the badge-blocked Trinity soar to the Top 2, but rumor has it Jinkx had this week in the bag and plunges Shea to a standstill.

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May 22, 2022
Episode 342: Drag Race All Stars 7 – Episode 1: Legends
1:12:42

Winning is the new winning as eight previous crown-holders compete in an elimination-free season with a $200,000 cherry on top! This week is your standard lyrics and choreography challenge, but the charisma and enthusiasm in the workroom, the whip smart reads during the mini challenge and the royalty on the runway are the reason to watch. To say nothing of a masterclass from Naomi Campbell and the presence of Cameron Goddamn Diaz on the judges panel! We end with an Ell’ of a lip sync and the first block of the season!

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May 22, 2022
Episode 341: The Art of Drag Race
0:50:05

We’re wrapping up this mini off-season before All Stars 7 begins with a celebration of our favorite Drag Race fan art! We’re discussing iconic portraits, YouTube recaps on acid, art world deep cuts on Instagram, queens as comic book heroes, towel dresses and more!

Featured this week:

Chad Sell

Liam Draws Drag

Art by Cheyne

Blaze Amaze

Lee Dawson

Muniz

The_Draggenheim

Simpsons Drag Race

Connie Whelan

Rapal Dark Res

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May 15, 2022
Episode 340: A Case for Ballads
1:11:29

We’re singing a love song to ballads this week, Mary! And in particular, ballad lip syncs. We’re veering off of the usual Drag Race path to look at three amazing examples of what a ballad can be in a queen’s hands (or lips, as the case may be): the “Llorando” performance from “Mulholland Drive,” Sasha Colby living up to her reputation at Nightgowns, and Kennedy Goddamn Davenport going to the end of the road and back at The Oasis in San Francisco.

 

“Llorando”

“Sasha Colby – My Mind”

“Kennedy Davenport – End of the Road Medley”

 

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May 08, 2022
Episode 339: Best Actress in a Rusical Bracket
1:32:08

Queens have been lip syncing and live singing in musical challenges nearly every season of Drag Race, but this week we’re doing a Mary-sized bracket to determine the very Best Actress in a Rusical! 64 queens are up for consideration, but only one can walk away with absolutely nothing but our continued love and respect. And don’t worry if you can’t possibly remember over five dozen different performances; this is like one of those Time Life Music Series commercials with plenty of clips to jog your memory. Expect a lot of highly emotional and subjective decisions, an embarrassment of snubs, and some intense deliberations. Welcome to the off-season, Mary!

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May 02, 2022
Episode 338: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 16: Grand Finale!
1:04:36

It’s been a long journey since June went home in January, but Season 14 ends in Las Vegas on the stage of Drag Race Live. The final 5 are given Leland produced songs and some backup dancers to perform with for about a minute and change, which just means more time spent watching RuPaul avoid eye contact with nearly everybody. Symone brings denim to the winners circle, Kornbread gets a nice consolation prize, Michelle gets to present a key, and ultimately Camden and Willow face off in a final performance that all felt very pre-determined. All hail Queen Pill, the people-hating, 1999-referencing, spaghetti bathing drag superstar we need in 2022.

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Apr 24, 2022
Episode 337: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 15: Reunited!
1:24:16

The queens catch up before we wrap up the season, and we are reminded of the early outs we haven’t seen in months. Jasmine Kennedie takes a show-stealing role as the central point of interest for at least half of the reunion, Kornbread looks in a look, Daya has a Housewives reunion strategy, Angie has the most to drink, Kerri is officially called Narrator of the season, Maddy gets it in the boot, Orion tells a different story online, Bosco serves Cracker and June knows Bread.

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Apr 17, 2022
Episode 336: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 14: Catwalk
1:26:43

While a music video for the semifinal challenge of the season is a little predictable, this episode certainly was not. Angie’s two white feet continue to trip her up in the choreography and Bosco, no longer in a corset and panties, instead serves suburban space mom. Camden tiptoes her way to the top, Daya finds herself in a sweet spot, and while you can’t spell “star” without “rats,” that doesn’t save rodent on the runway Willow from landing in the bottom against her best supporting bestie. Alas, RuPaul has one more chocolate bar tucked up her sleeve…

 

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Apr 10, 2022
Episode 335: *BONUS* Drag Race España S2 E2 – Supremme Elegant Talent Extravaganza
1:25:50

There is life before and after this week’s talent show, easily one of the best episodes in Drag Race history. (Just ask IMDb!) After an 11 queen reading challenge and a welcomed return of the Season 1 queens as a much needed studio audience, we’re treated to a night of singing, dancing, stripping, painting, birthing, keytaring and puppeteering. And a runway right out of Dragula features a whole crop of killer queens this season (and one hell of a tuber). Samantha takes another spin in the bottom against Ariel. but it’s game over for this evil resident on the runway.

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Apr 06, 2022
Episode 334: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 13: The Ross Mathews Roast
1:16:54

RuPaul and Michelle have had their turns in the hot seat, but this season it’s Roast Mathews! The Top 7 take turns taking down Ross with, as per usual, varying degrees of success. Despite Dulce Sloan’s Masterclass, DeJa still puts her Bigfoot in her mouth, Daya is off beat, and Jorgeous just doesn’t have any fun. Meanwhile Angie serves pizza, Camden can’t stay out of Ross’s butt, Willow is saved by the lips, and Bosco, after winning the reading mini-challenge, redeems herself with a reading maxi-challenge and one sharp little number on the runway. A three-way lip sync sends Principal Skye home early, but at least she can hold Jorgeous’s hand as a double elimination also means its time for this season’s lip sync assassin to punch out.

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Apr 03, 2022
Episode 333: BONUS! Drag Race España Season 2 Episode 1: The New Presentation
1:15:30

We’ll be covering Drag Race España Season 2 on Patreon this season! To get access to the rest of Season 2, become a Matreon at www.patreon.com/alrightmary!

 

After a knockout first season, Drag Race España is back with twelve new queens, as well as the supreme Supremme, two times the Javi and fingers of Drag Race all star Ana Locking. The first week is the classic combo of a photoshoot mini challenge and a themed runway, with a healthy dose of social justice corner, backstory and potential feuds laid out in the workroom. According to PinkNews, fans are already calling for guest Gloria Trevi to be a permanent judge. Meanwhile, the fallen angel on the runway rises to the top and our first out is sent home with a ribbon.

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Mar 29, 2022
Episode 332: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 12: Moulin Ru: The Rusical
1:21:32

Can we just go ahead and declare this the best Rusical ever? Yes we can can can, Mary! This week the top 7 star in a jukebox musical of RuPaul staples transformed into a masterful Moulin Rouge-inspired megamix. Lady Camden makes the most of a hairy situation, Willow Pill soars as a one scene queen, and Leland gives Best Supporting Top energy. DeJa walks dogs, Angie gets a Bea Arthur moment and Daya drunk-syncs. Unfortunately Bosco’s Saltine is a little dry and Jorgeous’s face doesn’t always keep up with her hips, sending the two into a lip sync that threatened to leave a vacancy. But worry not, because the drag gods/story producers have spoken….

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Mar 27, 2022
Episode 331: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 11 – An Extra Special Episode
1:30:57

Honestly Mary’s, this extra special episode was actually pretty extra special, in no small part because of Principal Skye’s workroom viewing party of this lip sync smackdown. Last week’s unfortunate seven duke it out in a race to the bottom, and we finally get to see some strategic gameplay that’s not just about the drama. Daya demands respect, Willow serves just enough and never too much (air guitar, that is), Jorgeous stops by to top a threeway, Angie serves enough stage presence to win two lip syncs (some would even say she did!), Camden earns a big hug and an award-worthy camera angle for the best performance of the night, and it all comes down to a beaten down Bosco against the piñata of the season, jazzy Jasmine, who spends the whole episode losing lip syncs and still leaves with a smile on her face.

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Mar 20, 2022
Episode 330: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 10 – Snatch Game
1:26:07

Snatch Game rarely goes off without a hitch, but this season it barely got off the ground. Queens like Bosco and Willow have been making smart choices all season, but misstepped into muted takes on Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow. Angie’s Tammie was more beige than Brown while Camden made the tragic choice to be William Shakespeare (and not to be Joanna Lumley). Daya’s Ozzy and Jorgeous’s Ilana Glazer, well, weren’t, and Betsy DeVos tanked like Maxine Waters a few seasons ago, so fingers crossed we don’t get a Nancy Pelosi on Season 15. That being said, Michelle’s Investigation on the runway and Ru’s heavy kid gloves this week made for a refreshing take on a tanked challenge, and DeJa Skye finally nabbed a big win for her Lil Jon. Given how off the rails this one went, we had no choice but to instead spend more time celebrating Jujubee’s Cher on Drag Race UK vs the World, and of course break down Bob the Drag Queen’s formula for a good Snatch Game performance.

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Mar 13, 2022
Episode 329: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 6: Grand Finale
1:04:54

One of the goopiest seasons of Drag Race has a bit of a droopy conclusion as our final four lip sync for the crown and a real doozy of a musical collaboration with RuPaul. Baga, Blu, Mo and Juju run out of small talk just in time for the eliminated queens to pop by for one last runway. Untucked stirs up some old fashioned reunion style drama between Pangina and Jimbo, but it’s Lemon who gets the last laugh. In the end, Mo takes Baga out like a domino while Blu flexes and reflexes her lip sync muscles to defeat the Americans and nab it for Northern Ireland.

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Mar 10, 2022
Episode 328: Drag Race Season 14 Episode 9 – Menzeses
1:23:15

The Top 8 are talking dads, dadbods, dating and all things dudes for this week’s faux DragCon panel. It all feels more like the Pink Table Talk from All Stars 6, to be honest. DeJa and Bosco moderate their ways to top spots this week, Daya and little sister Jasmine continue their familial feuding, Willow gives bad handjobs and RuPaul can’t stop cooing. We discuss salty baristas, sex symbols like Lou Grant and Bob Hoskins, our own mixed emotions about DragCon, a surprise pizza queen, and who exactly won this lip sync. (Spoiler alert: it was Lady Camden.)

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Mar 06, 2022
Episode 327: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 5: Semifinals
1:25:06

Before one of these queens can win the chance to record a song with RuPaul, they need to write and record a song with RuPaul! This extended audition of an episode gave us a supersized Social Justice Corner, which got us on some pretty heavy topics this week, from addiction to religion to conversion therapy, so get ready to go deep, Mary. Pangina remains in the competition via a Best Supporting Purse, Juju throws the fucks around in the workroom, Janey’s gotta hum, Mo masks up on the runway, Blu lives and dies by the sword and Baga snags a safe passage to the finale.

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Mar 03, 2022
Episode 326: Season 14 Episode 8 – ’60s Girl Groups
1:26:34

Welcome to the 60’s, Mary! The Top 9 split up into three mid-century American musical acts to channel a bygone era of TV. And honestly, they all kind of kill it. Jorgeous talks her way out of singing, Angeria dials into Diana Ross, and DeJa wins the episode the moment she puts that robe on. Jasmine and Daya attempt to have workroom conflict, Bosco and Lady Camden are page turners in the reading challenge, Willow taps in as narrator and Kerri Colby packs up her classroom and takes our hearts with her.

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Feb 27, 2022
Episode 325: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 4: Snatch Game
1:22:56

No matter what happened in Snatch Game this week, the shocking elimination of frontrunner/perfect queen Pangina Heals is what most people will remember from this week’s episode. Needless to say, we have lots to say. And lots to celebrate still, including Jujubee’s crazy stupid Cher, Baga’s surprisingly studied Annie Wilkes and a variety of takes on cancel culture that we’ll have even more to say about in Nuance, once we’ve picked ourselves up off the floor…

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Feb 24, 2022
Episode 324: Season 14 Episode 7 – The Daytona Wind
1:29:07

In essentially an extended episode of Punk’d, the queens are serving high class camp and lowbrow punchlines in this week’s acting challenge with a twist. Let’s just say everyone’s inner saboteur comes out, some more forceful than others, but at least no one goes home for it. Lady Camden finally gets a win (not to be confused with wind), Daya means business on the runway, DeJa Skye refuses to stop giving Big Principal Energy, Jasmine Kennedie refuses to stop giving Little Alyssa Energy, Bosco champions the importance of backrooms and Kerri Colby continues to narrate the hell out of this season.

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Feb 20, 2022
Episode 323: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 3: West End Wendys
1:46:14

The queens bring the worst of the West End to life in a smash hit of a Rusical/CabeRu/RuView/fake BBC talent show. But the real drama begins much earlier in the workroom, with the reveal of Juju’s lipstick in Jimbo’s bra. Baga keeps it bratty in rehearsals but continues her safe streak, Blu joins her for another week, Mo cartwheels after them, Juju serves Liza with the minimum Minelli, Janey reaps the rewards for her Streep, Pangina delivers on grimey Annie granny, and we’re not quite sure what happened with Jimbo but we can’t say we don’t love what her surprise exit from the show has given us on social media and in post-show interviews. To say nothing of that iconic Vengaboys lip sync this week, which we in fact say a lot about!

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Feb 17, 2022
Episode 322: Season 14 Episode 6 – Glamazon Prime
1:36:28

The queens are creating next day deliveries of custom couture designed completely from Michelle’s Glambien fueled Wishlist. (Relatable content.) Another design challenge may have Kerri Colby hoping for a miracle, but as a narrator, she is an All Star. Meanwhile Daya is making points about this week’s judging, even if her method still seems vaguely familiar, Bosco assembles an homage to IKEA, Jasmine takes a page from an iconic Drag Race legend, Jorgeous cookie-cuts her way to the top and Maddy heads straight to the bottom. We queen out on stepfamily Christmas, that Chappaquidick reference, the glory of fresh school supplies and even squeeze in some Alanis talk.

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Feb 13, 2022
Episode 321.5: BONUS! A Kiki With Pangina Heals!
1:19:23

Iconic Drag Race Thailand co-host and Drag Race UK vs. the World frontrunner PANGINA HEALS joins us for a bonus interview this week! We cover everything from her inspirations to her aspirations, her earlier success on shows like T Battle in Thailand to her relationship with Art Arya, how she founded the House of Heals, manifesting, the power of No, and the dream come true of competing on an international stage. We of course queen out on a couple of our favorite DRT moments and do a deep dive into her looks for this week’s RuPaul Ball. Suffice it to say, we’re completely gooped, Mary’s!

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Feb 10, 2022
Episode 321: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 2: RuPaul Ball
1:20:38

You can never have enough balls on Drag Race, or a more fitting inspiration for one than Ru herself. Our eight international superstars are whipping up couture looks inspired by Miss Paul herself to pair with a variety of interpretations of “kitty girl” and a butch runway that gave us a real Heart-on. (That’s Mo Heart, to be exact.) There’s a little Baga drama this week, plus Pangina’s pin cushion, Jimbo’s slit, Juju’s cold pizza, Prison Janey and a bittersweet farewell to one of our favorite Holes.

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Feb 10, 2022
Episode 320: Season 14 Episode 5 – Save A Queen
1:28:19

The queens are giving back to the Drag Race community with this week’s poetic parody PSA Save a Queen, dedicated to lifting up early outs of the series like Kahmora Hall, Jaymes Mansfield and Tempest DuJour (really). And while the elimination at the end of this week’s episode wasn’t terribly shocking, the one at the beginning of the episode certainly was! Kornbread shuffled out with another classic Injury of Drag Race, clearing the way for some more queens to become frontrunners. This week Bosco shot to the top like the Seattle space needle, Lady Camden was truly the tea, Willow continued to bring the house down and Orion’s sequel in this competition ended as quickly as her first story. Get ready for A LOT of RuPaul Charles Elementary analogies this week, Mary’s!

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Feb 06, 2022
Episode 319: Drag Race UK Vs The World – Episode 1: Global Glamazons
1:28:22

The first international all-star season kicks off with your standard issue talent show, and to be honest, a few standard issue performances from an otherwise delightful pack of familiar faces. Jimbo launched into the lead with lunch meat, Pangina emptied the tank and set the stage on fire, Blu proved to be a triple threat, Baga Chipz was mostly crumbs, Janey took off her clothes, Cheryl served pizza, the Americans sang, and Lemon jumped from a Canuck fan favorite to bottom of the pack. We’re thrilled that Mel C said she’d be there, we welcome more phone acting from Ru, take a peek at Juju’s journal and briefly take sides on the Wordle craze.

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Feb 03, 2022
Episode 318: Season 14 Episode 4 – She’s A Super Tease
1:19:44

The queens are creating supersized trailers for satirical versions of a season of Drag Race that’s only just begun. And it’s one of the best challenges we’ve seen in a while. But how much of that is thanks to an “UNHhhh” level of editing? Who cares, we get Willow Pill desperately seeking Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman, DeJa Skye as both a Social Justice Corner queen and a cow, Bosco doing bashful brain surgery and Kornbread rolling off a table. The Night of a Thousand JLo’s didn’t necessarily have us getting loud, but we have nothing but love for Loni, we appreciated Ru’s appreciation of nuance, and speaking of Nuance…we’ll save our thoughts on that lip sync for the aftershow…

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Jan 30, 2022
Episode 317: Season 14 Episode 3 - A Pair Of Balls

This week we’re back to 14 queens, and just in time for not just one but two balls! With three categories each, that’s 42 looks on the runway. But frankly, most of the highlights for us this week were in the workroom. Whether it was the sisterly bonding over bugs and backstories, the TV ready banter or the emerging “What kind of teacher would she be?” energy, we could have focused on painting all day. Meanwhile a bittersweet twist is added in the form of 14 chocolate bars, one gold ticket and horn sound effect we just can’t get enough of.

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Jan 23, 2022
Episode 317.5: NUANCE – Meet The Queens Of UK Vs The World
1:09:42

Nuance, the Alright Mary aftershow, is back this season for follow-up discussions and tangents on not only Season 14 but also the brand new UK vs the World season starting on February 1st! We’re kicking this week off by queening out on the 9 international queens returning (or in one queen’s case, moving to the other side of the judges panel) for some All Star style stunts and shenanigans. Then we catch up on some additional takes on that massive runway this week, send some love to the international seasons not featured in the upcoming season and imagine Michelle Visage as a Sesame Street neighbor.

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Jan 23, 2022
Episode 316: Season 14 Episode 2 – Big Opening No. 2
1:30:36

The only thing better than one big opening is of course two big openings! This week seven more queens sashay into the cultural landscape of Drag Race, including of course the much discussed Miss Morphosis. We do have much to say about Maddy this week, from Ru’s interactions with her to the chords she didn’t quite strike in talent show. There’s also a brief rant/tangent on “And Just Like That” and the less said about “Schitt’s Creek” the better, but we also take a number of guesses at who these queens look like out of drag, we identify the goose of the season, queen out on the perils of Aunt DeJa and enjoy a brief but bittersweet case of Daya Betty.

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Jan 16, 2022
Episode 315: Season 14 Episode 1 – Big Opening No. 1
1:36:40

Season 14 kicks off with a split premiere featuring seven new queens, Best Supporting Lizzo, a talent show and a surprising number of quotes just waiting to be driven into the ground. (By either RuPaul or us.) While it’s taking the Jambalaya a bit to heat up, Kornbread comes in hot, sweet and gif-able from the get-go. Alyssa Hunter looks like quite a Chase but her air guitar doesn’t strike a chord, Bosco petals burlesque on the runway and great commentator energy in the talking heads, Kerrie jumps rope but could easily jump networks, Orion calls Ru on her hamburger phone but the connection is cut short and Willow Pill inspires an unfortunate amount of baby talk. (By both Ru and us.)

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Jan 09, 2022
Episode 314: Season 14 – Meet The Queens
1:26:34

We’re kicking off what’s shaping up to be the draggiest year on television with Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race! The competition premieres on January 7th, but this week we’re catching up on the newest batch of queens to enter both the workroom and the pop culture landscape of this show. Much has been said about the casting of Maddy Morphosis, and we have much to make of the topic, but we also have a baker’s dozen other amazing competitors, from the PNW’s Bosco to Kornbread Jete from LA, to feast on. There’s so many food puns this season, we may not have room for that magical RuPaul chocolate bar we keep hearing about…

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Jan 02, 2022
Episode 313: The Mary Christmas Triple Feature
2:19:40

We couldn’t choose just one holiday movie to queen out on this year, so we chose three–an old favorite of ours, this year’s Popular Mainstream Gay Holiday Movie and a camp classic that is destined to be a future tradition. We’re starting with 2000’s “A Diva’s Christmas Carol,” featuring more than one alum of the Drag Race judges panel, a particularly thicc Bob Crachett and a bonkers final act. Then we move on to “Single All the Way,” with a questionable central love story saved by Jennifer Coolidge at her Christopher Guest best as Aunt Sandy. We wrap things up with 1988’s “Christmas at Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” featuring the absurdly subversive Paul Reubens and guest stars ranging from Joan Rivers, Grace Jones, Charo, Oprah, Magic Johnson, CHER, and more. (To say nothing of the gay undertones of Little Richard in the woods and all those fruit cakes!)

 

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Dec 25, 2021
Episode 312: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 9+10: The Last Supper & Grand Finale
1:24:11

The time has come for the floor show we’ve all been waiting for. But it’s dinner before dessert as we catch up on the highlights of The Last Supper before breaking down the last 12 looks of the season from the first Top 4 of the series. Koco’s wisdom and Merrie’s glasses steal the show at the reunion and Saint’s unforgettable Filth look is a cat owner’s nightmare. Siggy keeps it glammy, Hoso for All Stars and congratulations to Dahli for a nearly impeccable run for the crown this season.

 

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Dec 23, 2021
Episode 311: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 8: Killer Clowns
1:11:42

*Apologies for some occasional audio fuzz on the first half of the episode. Just trying to bring the filth this season!

Send in the clowns, it’s time for the final 4 to decide who are the big tops and who are the bozos of the bunch. But before this circus can start, there’s a trip to a dunk tank in the back alley hosted by none other than Merrie in a pair of slippers. Naturally. Bob the Drag Queen brings her brilliance to the judges box for a night of gumjobs, balloon mishaps, chicken sacrifice and, of course, mime stuff. The cauldron bubbles over one more time over who deserves to be in the Top 3 before they head to a nearby nature path full of familiar-ish faces to go kart it to the finish line.

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Dec 11, 2021
Episode 310: BONUS! The Bitch Who Stole Christmas
1:22:44

Merry merry, Mary’s! RuPaul and Company are queening out for Christmas on VH1 in a campy, kooky and occasionally filthy send-up of Hallmark holiday movies. Ru iconically appears alone in front of a green screen for most of her screen time, but acts her holiday heart out. There’s a cavalcade of Drag Race alum, from first outs Jaymes Mansfield and Victoria Porkchop Parker in lead supporting roles to both Latrice and Mayhem in separate bus related cameos. Brooke Lynn Hytes does her best Russian Canadian, Ginger finds the Sharon Gless, Peppermint drives a taxi and then there’s Jan, who’s great, of course, because we love Jan. We spend quite a bit of time on a Justin Hartley related rabbit hole, sort of discuss the hubbub around the Season 14 Meet the Queens (but we’ll probably save that for Patreon), eventually find a connection to 1985’s “Summer Rental” and even work an “A League of Their Own” moment of appreciation into the conversation.

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Dec 06, 2021
Episode 309: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 7: Exorsisters
1:14:06

The power of $100,000 and the title of Dragula compels the Top 5 to bring their acting chops to the main stage for the black box theater version of a horror movie challenge. Saint extinguishes her smoker’s voice and hops into Zavaleta’s iconic sweatshirt to play Mom 1, Dahli keeps Mom 2 on brand in white face paint, Siggy wrings the weird out of her four lines, Zavaleta gives us both Father and Sister, and Hoso possesses the coveted second win for the season as the demonic daughter. By some miracle, Saint ascends to safety this week, and Miss Z packs up her arts & crafts and leaves this haunted pre-school better than she found it.

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Dec 03, 2021
Episode 308.5: Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera (Preview)
0:07:53

It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans.

A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera.

Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.

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Nov 29, 2021
Episode 308: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 6: Hairy Monsters
1:07:43

Things get pretty hairy on stage this week, but a lot less scary in the boudoir as the Top 6 settles into a friendly monster energy for hopefully the remainder of the competition. Zavaleta’s inner pre-school teacher is brought out, perhaps by that sweater and glasses combination.  The Boulets revealed the real reason in a recent episode of their podcast, and we discuss the pros and cons of their demonic intervention.  Hoso finally catches a win as a misunderstood monstrous moth, Dahli remains the frontrunner despite a familiar face and unfavorable shoes, Saint continues to serve more runway than floor show, Sigourney sags to the bottom, and our hearts break for Jade Jolie and her furry best friend.

 

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Nov 27, 2021
Episode 307: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 5: Ghostship Glamour
1:09:33

Things are getting goulishly glamorous for this week’s haunted high seas floor show, but the monsters are making even bigger waves in the Cauldron in one of the series’ most chaotic conflicts. Dahli is the only one smooth sailing through this week while Jade finds a key and loses a seat mate in Betty, Saint’s biscuits aren’t rising and neither is she in this competition, Sigourney’s experience with glamour proves to be a double edged sword and Zava zeroes in on a new opponent.  Meanwhile, Hoso is questioning the definition of Glamour, the Boulets are stuck in their helmets, Fangoria is just kind of there and the goose of the season gets washed out to sea.

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Nov 20, 2021
Episode 306: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 4: Monsters of Rock
1:21:00
The perennial Monsters of Rock challenge usually leads to more than a few broken guitar strings by the end of the floor show. This season was no exception, though to be fair, things fell apart for Glam Rot long before they got on stage, and the real show was the encore in the Cauldron between Sigourney, Merrie, Jade, and Betty when she could get a word in edgewise. Meanwhile, Dahli finally nabs the win they came here for and leads Zenith to a clear and drama-free victory. We try to address much of the drama stirred up on social media regarding Merrie and Siggy, identify the goose of the cast, celebrate a quick cameo from a Dragula fave and question what it actually means to be “playing a game.” Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Nov 12, 2021
Episode 305: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 3: Weird Wild West
1:10:15
Our audio went a bit south for this week’s trip to out west, so apologies all around, but it’s a monster mashup of genres this week as the wild west meets outer space at its spookiest. We have much to say about who perhaps should have won this week, but we also have a lot to say about horse girls and old Vines. And we have a lot to say about that fact that Merrie Cherry has a lot to say. We also navigate Zavaleta’s emotional rollercoaster, celebrate Betty’s summer camp charm, and imagine Siggy and Dahli as a hot hipster couple. But alas our hearts are as heavy as Koco’s breastplate to see her ride off into the sunset this week. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Nov 08, 2021
Episode 304: Alright Scary – “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997)
1:11:04
To finish out this year’s Alright Scary, we’re revisiting Scream’s less impressive little sister “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” This movie unfortunately did not age well, and while we’re always excited for late 90’s nostalgia, Jennifer Love Hewitt’s heel-length dress, Elsa’s implacable anger, and the quick clean-up of those crabs were just some of the things we couldn’t get hooked on. Sarah Michelle Gellar is a bright spot in the cast, but we completely forgot about Anne Heche and the football star and fisherman in this movie look like Pilates instructors.  (But Freddie Prinze Jr. in that tank top can haul his crabs into our tugboat any day.) This may be a summer misadventure worth forgetting but it was a fun way to wrap up the spooky season! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)  
Oct 31, 2021
Episode 303: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 2: Nosferatu Beach Party
1:14:39
There’s blood in the water for this week’s 60’s themed vampire beach party, pairing the monsters up as moonbathers with a mouthful. Season 2 standout and Resurrection runner-up Dahli casually strolls back into the competition, but the parent-child reunion with Astrud is short-lived this season when her bikini killer leaves a salty taste in the judges mouth. Bitter Betty is giving Elusive Elizabeth while Koco Caine can’t even with Merrie, though both are saved by the Boulets. Saint is canonized as the winner of this week’s challenge, but Dahli and Hoso were on our beach blanket bingo cards. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens brings, let’s just say, a pizzazz to the judging panel. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Oct 29, 2021
Episode 302: Alright Scary – “Silence of the Lambs”
1:14:50
Pass the chianti, because this week we’re raising a toast to Queen Anthony and Jodie the Great in the essentially perfect “Silence of the Lambs.” We’re celebrating the generous dose of camp sprinkled throughout the multiple Oscar winner, from the dandy Hannibal Lecter reading Clarice to filth to Diane Baker as Senator Ruth Martin wearing that impeccable suit. Plus: Brooke Smith singing Tom Petty in the car, the importance of the pets, best supporting Kasi Lemmons, Scott Glenn’s BDE, and the troublesome impact of Buffalo Bill. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Oct 24, 2021
Episode 301: Dragula Season 4 – Episode 1: Horror Icons Reimagined
1:11:05
Season 4 of The Boulet Brothers’ spooky, filthy drag competition kicks things off with a warehouse of horrors, a workroom of shade-slinging and a floor show full of legends. Familiar faces Jade Jolie and Saint keep it congenial, but La Zavaleta and Merrie Cherry make sure Brooklyn is well represented in the boudoir, Sigourney and Betty plan to take on this competition one tit at a time, and Koco is hopefully our narrator this season. Astrud ends up as queen alien of the week, but Hoso has an eye on the prize (and a button sewn into that eye), and Formelda Hyde wears club kid shoes, so you know what that means. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Oct 22, 2021
Episode 300.5: Mary Monthly – Canada’s Drag Race Season 2, Safe Zone Drama, Rip Syncs!
0:14:56
Hey Mary! We catching up this week on what’s to come on our Patreon feed, as well as everything we’ve posted from the past month on both our Sister Mary and OnlyMary’s levels.   Become a Matreon at patreon.com/alrightmary to get access to new episodes plus 200+ episodes in the archives!   Sister Mary/$5 USD: Drag Race UK Season 3   OnlyMary/$10 USD: Drag Race UK Season 3, Canada’s Drag Race Season 2, OnlyMary’s deep dives (Safe Zone Drama, Rip Syncs, etc.)   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 300: Alright Scary – “Jennifer’s Body” (2009)
1:03:10
“Jennifer’s Body” is so much more than a 2009 version of “Species,” but it does feature one hell of a femme fatale in the form of Megan Fox. Amanda Seyfried meanwhile is a final girl with depth whose vengeful nerd rage rivals Carrie White in the final act. Plus we got a handful of great moms, a perfectly awful rock ballad, and not enough male butts. Plus: a jawbreaking omission, an Elizabeth Holmes impression, an appreciation of Diablo Cody’s journey to an EGOT and plenty of Marying out on all of the metaphors and allegories of this gory foray into female friendship. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 299.5: BONUS! Drag Race UK Season 3 Ep 3 – Great Outdoors (Patreon Sneak Peek)
If you want to get this rest of this week’s discussion of Season 3 of Drag Race UK, become a Sister Mary or OnlyMary at patreon.com/alrightmary! (OnlyMary’s get an additional bonus episode AND Canada’s Drag Race post-show discussions each week on top of DRUK recaps!)   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 299: Alright Scary – “Aliens”
James Cameron’s bombastic follow up to “Alien,” equal parts action and horror movie, may make us yearn for the Nostromo a bit, but more importantly it features our favorite cat owning, flamethrower wielding space mom, Ellen Ripley. The Extended Special Edition of “Aliens” gives us even more time in Act One with Ripley and Jones before pairing her up with eye candy like Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn and Jeannette Goldstein, to say nothing of one particularly beguiling robot. We’ve got mixed feelings on Newt, lots of questions about aliens taking elevators, thoughts on the subsequent sequels and prequels in the series, and unending praise for Sigourney “Susie” Weaver in an Oscar nominated performance. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 11, 2021
Episode 298.5: BONUS! Drag Race UK Season 3 Ep 2 – Dragoton (Patreon Sneak Peek)
0:24:44
If you want to get this rest of this week’s discussion of Season 3 of Drag Race UK, become a Sister Mary or OnlyMary at patreon.com/alrightmary! (OnlyMary’s get an additional bonus episode each week on top of DRUK recaps!)   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 298: Alright Scary – “Misery”
Kathy Bates earned a much deserved Oscar for playing delusional and occasionally demented devotee Annie Wilkes to poor James Caan’s critically injured Paul Sheldon in “Misery,” and we spend most of this week’s episode praising her performance. We also Mary out on the overarching metaphor of addiction, the cautionary tale of Annie the Toxic Fan, Frances Sternhagen’s welcomed presence and fashioned sense as Deputy Virginia, what the movie would be like if Paul were a woman and played by Viola Davis, and some hot takes on Kathy Bates’s filmography. Plus: Warren Beatty’s contribution, Stephen King’s books, the importance of Judy Parfitt in “Delores Claiborne,” and of course that sweet little goose, Misery the pig. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) // @johnnyalso1 (Twitter) Colin: @colindrucker_ (Instagram) // @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Oct 04, 2021
Episode 297: *Patreon Preview* Drag Race UK Season 3 Ep 1 – The Return of Royalty
Why aye pet, it’s already another season of UK huns! In this week’s special Patreon preview episode we give our first impressions and second guesses of the Season 3 queens, our takes on the first two runways of the season, and some strong feelings on those lip syncs. We have lots to say about the teen queens in the room, Anubis and Krystal, we’ll never say Kitty Scott-Claus correctly, Choriza may be an early favorite of ours, we appreciate the Home Alone fantasy that Ronnie Green and Scarlett are giving us out of drag, and we might start an advice column called Listen Linda. The rest of the season recaps will be available exclusively on Patreon! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Sep 27, 2021
Episode 296: Dragula Season 4 – Meet the Monsters
1:01:03
Spooky season kicks off early this year with the announcement of a new season of Dragula! While the competition doesn’t officially start for another month, this week we’re discussing our first impression of this new crop of monsters, including an old familiar face from Drag Race here to potentially do backrolls over the competition. We also establish nicknames pretty early on for all of them, go on a brief tangent about Ripley and Jones in “Alien” and reminisce about some of the highlights of Seasons 2 and 3. We can’t help but wonder who will have spiders all over their tits this season…. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 19, 2021
Episode 295: Drag Race UK Season 3 – Meet the Queens
1:13:33
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Gregg’s, the UK is giving us another season of drag royalty competing for potential superstardom once the show airs. This week we’re breaking down our first impressions of all 12 queens (well, 11 plus familiar face Ronnie Green), based largely on their Meet the Queens videos and very subjective evaluations. As per usual, we plan to be wrong (sometimes we even confuse past Dragula contestants for cancelled YouTube makeup artists) and look forward to falling in love with each of them in a couple weeks’ time. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Sep 12, 2021
Episode 294.5: The Mary Monthly – Sept 2021 Edition
0:13:42
Hey Mary! We’re dropping this mini episode to catch you up on what’s to come on our Patreon feed this month, as well as everything we’ve posted from the past month on both our Sister Mary and OnlyMary’s levels. August was a month of brackets, broken hearts and, of course, what gays quote. September is going to be spooky and British, and at the OnlyMary’s level, it’s already getting a little naked. Become a Matreon at patreon.com/alrightmary to get access to new episodes plus 200+ episodes in the archives! Sister Mary/$5 USD: 1 bonus episode every week (including Drag Race UK Season 3!) OnlyMary/$10 USD: 2 bonus episodes every week! (includes deep dives into Drag Race, gay stuff, our personal lives) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Sep 10, 2021
Episode 294: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 12 – This is Our Country
1:05:38
The final four are putting the C.U.N.T in “country” this week for a classic All Stars finale. There’s not much left to discuss or do except to learn more choreography from Jamal Sims, have a 30 minute consultation on stage with Ru in Michelle, and write and record verses for a new Ru song. (Can you guess what it’s called?) While it was anyone’s race by the end, Kylie Sonique Love Hewitt Michelle Gellar Lange brought the most twang to her track, a subversive look on the runway and an ascended mastery of self in (Gu)Ru’s eyes, nabbing both an herstorical win for the series and all that “money honey.” Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 05, 2021
Episode 293: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 11 – The Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent Monologues
1:17:57
While it takes a real cunning linguist to say the name of this week’s episode, the Top 5: Part 2 queens deserve snaps all around for this storytelling challenge. Ginger, now doing almost too well in the competition, is given the “too polished” note while Eureka’s triumph over trichinosis finally nabs her a win (and with that lip sync win, a total of $25k just under the wire). Ra’Jah very briefly forgets her place (and later half her look, in a genius runway), Kylie rises up by sitting and Trinity sees the writing on the wall before she even gets on stage.  We discuss who really won that lip sync, whether or not we want more cutthroat voting, why Drag Race is not Survivor, body types in the gay community, The Masked Singer, and being in the closet about having a Drag Race podcast. (Also, somewhere in the second half of the episode we need a moment to just vent about dumb people, but eventually we get back on track.) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 29, 2021
Episode 292: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 10 – Rudemption Lip-Sync Smackdown
1:16:35
Crunch crunch, munch munch, Silky Nutmeg Ganache is here to eat the competition for lunch. The infamous game within a game is finally here–a weekly lip sync showdown between eliminated queens that very quickly becomes Silky’s unstoppable rise to potentially compete again with the Top 4. (Who, by the way, in a meta twist, spend the entire episode watching Drag Race with us. Ra’Jah provides great commentary throughout.) Along the way Serena squats, Jiggly pops and Yara strums. Scarlet looks the part, Jan breaks the stage and Pandora gives it a fair shake during Silky’s clearest victory lap. Will Eureka’s mom’s Life Alert be the lucky charm she needs to bounce back into the workroom, or was Silky finally caught with her pants around her ankles in that last lip sync? We have no idea, Mary. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Aug 22, 2021
Episode 291: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 9 – Drag Tots
1:15:33
Ooh baby, this week’s Drag Tots extended promo/design challenge really ended with a boom clap of a lip sync, and reigning assassin Kameron Michaels had something to say about it. We kick things off this week diving into the end of the episode, when both queens did the best they could with what they were given, which was also a running theme for this challenge. The PTSD flashback to junior high of a mini-challenge mostly knocks Moody K Bonet off her axis for a bit, but bossy, messy, gassy, shady Eureka laughs it off and gives us big BSA energy all the way into Untucked. We discuss our own cartoon characters, the meaning of Mexicatessen, school play trees, Untucked music, expectations for the forever teased game within a game and some All Stars 6 superlatives of our own. Drag tot ziens! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 15, 2021
Episode 290: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 8 – Snatch Game of Love
1:09:38
Six celebrity Snatchelorettes try their luck at love and improv in this week’s perennial gauntlet of a challenge, Snatch Game (of Love). After Phyllis Diller and Dolly Parton play verbal volleyball over Whitney Houston’s head, Eureka serves extra helpings of a Divine that’s just fine, Ra’Jah lights up as LaToya and Pandora’s Kim Cattrall leaves us Samantha Jones’ing for more. While there was a lot of pop art on the runway, most of our fashion talk this week is about Cheyenne Jackson from the bare ankles down. We also have some strong feelings about Broadway singers doing mainstream albums, some brief climate control confusion, probably unpopular opinions on the lip sync song and a Last Chance Lip Sync you’re just gonna hate. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Aug 08, 2021
Episode 289: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 7 – Show Up Queen
1:24:31
This week’s girl group challenge takes on an activism twist with inspirational lyrics about self-love and positivity. (Okay, this may not be that much of a twist for a Drag Race song.) Jan takes the self-love note and runs with it, all the way to the bottom, joined by Pandora and her two left feet. The real twist comes when Mrs. Mateo shows up with not one but two lipsticks in her titty, for a melodramatic conclusion to Jan’s pitchy peaks and valleys run this season. Well, until the game within the game, but we already have our predictions for who’s gonna win that. RuPaul loves a bombshell, Zaldy brings some much-welcomed fashion expertise to the judges panel, Freddy gets fingered and Trinity bugs out on the runway–and pulls into the lead with a much-deserved second win. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Aug 01, 2021
Episode 288: Drag Race España Ep 7+8 – Reunion/Grand Finale
1:08:01
It’s already time to say “adios” to a fabulous season of Drag Race, but not before putting the Top 3 through the usual finale paces. We have less to say about the reunion than we do about the final challenge this week, and even then it’s mostly thirsting over Carmelo Segura. Killer Queen kills the challenge, Hugaceo and Arantxa steal the runway and Carmen wins the competition before the lip sync is even over with a brilliant wig reveal that left us dripping. We also discuss the merits of Ricki and the Flash as a future Matreon, make a surprising discovery about A League of Their Own, and answer the question on everybody’s lips: is Charlotte Rae still alive? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 28, 2021
Episode 287: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 6 – Rumerican Horror Story: Coven Girls
1:23:42
This week’s supersized ooky-spooky acting challenge casts the queens as witchy women from the world of Ryan Murphy–including some unfortunate typecasting of Jan as Leah Michelle, a perfect Pandora Crawford, and a lovely Lange from Kylie Sonique. (But how does it compare to Michelle’s?) Angela Bassett turns up to share some radiant wisdom over Skype, Ra’Jah gets misdirected to drop the voice, and A’keria is cursed with three times in the bottom. Kylie’s boobs win the lip sync, but Jan’s overalls adjustment wins the episode. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com   BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 286: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 5 – Pink Table Talk
1:14:23
The queens become ladies who chat this week on Pink Table Talk. First things first, can we get an extended cut of Trinity, Eureka and A’keria’s roundtable kiki? While Ginger won fair and square this week, we could watch that team queen out all day. Meanwhile the Jantasy has seemingly ended with a full on Dogvillination of Ms. Sport, who of course we try to defend this week. And ditto Scarlet, who was hardly as uncomfortable to watch as one of her fellow tablemates. Mayhem zips by to challenge Ginger from Finance to a $30,000 lip sync of “Phone.” Miss Minj earns every penny (c’mon, Aunt Peg!) but we can’t help but wonder what Trinity K Bonet might have done. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 285: Drag Race España Ep 6 – Final Four
1:00:56
Our final four Spanish reginas are giving birth to a quartet of rugby player-sized baby queens for this week’s makeover challenge. Pupi’s poison all season has been her rough aesthetic and it unfortunately transfers to her drag daughter, while Carmen’s season-long perfection results in a true “She’s All That” moment for her partner. Sagittaria spirals out of orbit as a non-sewer with two looks to make and Killer Queen is the true winner of the week for getting to personally tuck Fernando. We queen out on Supremme’s goosey charms, the chaotic joy of the final lip sync, Give Me More queens, Envy Peru, and our plans for Season 2 of Drag Race Holland. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 14, 2021
Episode 284: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 4 – Halftime Headliners
1:42:13
Pardon the crunchy audio, we caught up on Skype while Johnny’s on vacation in Mexico this week! Meanwhile our ten remaining superb owls give us a hoot of a halftime show, ranging from a wide-eyed Fergie to a shaky Shakira. While no one was in the red zone, Jan’s goo-goo Gaga and Trinity’s A+ Beyonce were the ones we’d most like to see an instant replay on. We huddle up on some strong feelings about Madonna, sack the notion that the Curse is broken and punt some ideas of who fumbled and who was just given a bad pass. A’keria C. Davenport being in the Bottom 2 was the most offensive line of the episode, but Jessica Wild’s victory dance in the end zone was a true touchdown. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com   BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Jul 11, 2021
Episode 283: Drag Race España Ep 5 – Drags de la Comedia
0:53:13
We’ve seen some one-sided lip syncs before—even earlier this season when Inti quit—but none have been quite as fascinating and even frustrating as Dovima’s decision to just stand there while Sagittaria danced around her and Carmen cried in the safe zone. There are lots of tears this week, including from the judges, as well as Killer’s instinct for kindness, a puppet challenge that was no Lamb Chops, a roast that may have been a little undercooked and a clear path to victory for Farala. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Jul 07, 2021
Episode 282: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 3 – Side Hustles
1:20:30
This week’s episode gave us two long overdue redemptions: Trinity K Bonet won a main challenge and lip sync assassin Laganja Estranja won All Stars 6.  The marketing maxi challenge and re-do’s on the runway are practically afterthoughts to one of the most exciting lip syncs of the series, which we discuss beat by beat, as well as a deeper appreciation of Silky’s rocky road after Season 11. We also come to consensus on who Scarlett reminds us of, present a similar question about Yara, try to solve the mystery of Pandora’s role this season, and continue to query about A’keria. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Jul 04, 2021
Episode 281: Drag Race España Ep 5 – The Art of Drag
1:10:40
This week’s acting challenge features the filthiest high school in Spain, with an undead Carmen stealing the show with those bananas, a wet and wild Principal Pupi, Sagitarria with a rising moon in Uranus and Hugaceo at her horniest. The runway is a literal art museum that had us saying, “Hello, Dali!” with guest judge Alaska on the judges panel calling most of the shots and certainly helping Pupi finally secure her first and much-needed win. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com  
Jun 30, 2021
Episode 280: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 2 – The Blue Ball
1:25:49
If there’s one thing Drag Race isn’t giving us this year, it’s blue balls. We not only got an All Star talent show this week that sent Serena out of the competition and into the game within a game, but we had 36 looks on the runway for the Blue Ball. Yara’s bounce to the top becomes a sag to the bottom when her breastplate does her no favors this week and her tarp dress looks like a tarp dress. Jiggly at least does better than her iconic baked potato couture of Season 4, but that’s unfortunately not saying much and her bedazzled blanket sends her to the bottom two. But is there another queen being unfairly spared? Did Trinity’s hilariously literal crossing guard “STOP” her from landing in the top spot? The true highlight of the episode is an Untucked exclusive meltdown in a parking lot, featuring fuzzy slippers, a looming sunset and a poor PA just trying to keep them on schedule. We also have some STRONG disagreements on a certain Janet Jackson song, but not the one featured in this week’s lip sync, and we make some early, early predictions for Top 3 based on two episodes and no spoilers. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 279: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6: Episode 1 – All Star Variety Extravaganza
1:19:53
Get ready for another season of redemption, reinvention and in the case of this week’s talent show, repetition, as we kick off another season of All Stars! 13 familiar faces (well, more or less, thanks to fillers and Botox) return to the workroom to not only get their hands on a crown and scepter, that ubiquitous $100,000 and maybe some cash tips for lip syncing along the way, but introduce or re-introduce themselves to an ever-growing Drag Race audience. (Well, so long as they’ve got Paramount+.) That means a lot of performances of new, original songs in the talent show–but at least Scarlett mixed things up with bubbles, Trinity tried to break the bad luck streak of comediennes past and Ra’Jah made a dress, and everyone sweat, in just 60 seconds. Yara may not have been showing off her years of hard work and professional training (hi Jan!), but she jiggled her way to the top as breast in show and duked it out against Coco Montrese to the impossibly heterosexual “Uptown Funk.” As she’s wont to do, Serena cha-cha’d her way out of the competition, but the game within the game has just begun…   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com   BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 278: Drag Race España Ep 4 – Snatch Game
1:05:14
Whether it’s Down Under, over the border or across the Atlantic, Snatch Game is always one of the most highly-anticipated challenges of a season. Spain not only paired theirs with a reading mini-challenge but a full on ball on the runway, resulting in 21 looks and well over half of the episode dedicated to the main stage. While fave of the podcast and gold star pizza queen Arantxa does end up sashaying away, Killer Queen emerges as more than just the spitting image of Tyne Daly, our love for Pupi hasn’t pooped out and Sagittaria is finally in our orbits. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 23, 2021
Episode 277: Drag Race España Ep 3 – Mocatriz
1:05:25
It’s time for the queens to prove they’re a triple threat–a quadruple threat if you count a football mini-challenge that ends up being the least chaotic part of this episode. In teams of two, they’re selling women’s lifestyle magazines, running for dear life on a treadmill while lip-syncing to “Cha Cha Bitch,” and acting out bizarre mprov sketches that involve slapstick lesbianism and familial phone sex. A hometown roots runway is the final straw for a misunderstood Inti, Supremme divinely intervenes, Dovina and friends have a singalong, Arantxa wears a ham backpack and we tangent into some very heated discussions about pizza. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 16, 2021
Episode 276: Drag Race España Ep 2 – Divas
1:04:00
While this episode was primarily a classic girl group challenge, the singing and dancing portion of the episode was largely overshadowed by a Veneno-inspired runway and queer royalty on the  judges panel.  Carmen snaked her way to the top of the pack while Vulcano fell from those platforms to the bottom against Arantxa in a quintessential pizza queen look. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 09, 2021
Episode 275: Drag Race España Ep 1: ¡Bienvenidas a España!
1:01:43
The Drag Race empire expands to Spain!  It’s your classic first episode of the first season format–photo shoot and a sewing challenge–but with a decidedly goosey Spanish twist. The cast is full of charisma, the drag is exciting, some of the contestants are just as exciting out of drag (Vulcano…) and Supremme and friends on the judges panel are a deluxe delight. Not to mention the workroom is the size of an IKEA showroom. The episode wraps with an exhaustive lip sync that sends a potential commentator home, but gives us a refreshingly melodramatic exit. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 02, 2021
Episode 274: Drag Race All Stars 6 – Meet the Queens
1:00:28
C’mon, All Stars 6, let’s get Paramount+ accounts! The game of second chances is back with another season of seasoned queens, from Pandora and Yara of yesteryear to Jan and half of Season 11. To say nothing of a longtime favorite on this podcast, Trinity K Bonet, the surprise of Serena, a welcomed third go of it for Ginger, and the big Barkin energy of Kylie Sonique Love (Hewitt Michelle Gellar). We make super early predictions, hypothesize on casting choices, call out a missing queen, and close things out with some birthday Björk. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
May 30, 2021
Episode 273: Dida Ritz Shuts it Down at the Scorpio Charlotte, A Deep Dive
0:54:36
We have been referencing this on the podcast for years and finally needed to give it its own episode. There is a video from 2012 of Dida Ritz performing at The Scorpio in Charlotte that we can’t stop queening out about. We spent 45 minutes breaking down (shutting it down, if you will) this epic 7 and a half minute performance. The truth is, we could have gone on longer. Watch it here!: https://youtu.be/HyhI-AszEnA Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
May 24, 2021
Episode 272: *Preview* – Drag Race Down Under Ep 3 – Queens Down Under
0:13:23
Mary’s! We’re covering Drag Race Down Under ONLY on Patreon this season! Here is a sneak preview of what to expect.  To get access to the rest of the season plus our OnlyMary’s discussions, DRUK S2 recap, campy queer movie classics and more, become a Matreon at Patreon.com/alrightmary Drag Race has been putting queens in rival girl groups since the very beginning and Down Under is no exception. This week the remaining eight are split off to write and record lyrics and come up with “choree” for the latest Leland production of “Queens Down Under.” While Scarlet is the starlet of the week, Elektra blows a fuse out-dancing the rest of her group and Coco takes a jumbo risk by singing, landing them both in the bottom. But the more important matter at hand is—who wrote the note? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)  
May 17, 2021
Episode 271: *Preview* Drag Race Down Under E2 – Snatch Game
0:20:30
Mary’s! We’re covering Drag Race Down Under ONLY on Patreon this season! Here is a sneak preview of what to expect.  To get access to the rest of the season plus our OnlyMary’s discussions, DRUK S2 recap, campy queer movie classics and more, become a Matreon at Patreon.com/alrightmary Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
May 10, 2021
Episode 270: *BONUS* RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under E1 – G’Day, G’Day, G’Day
1:04:05
Mary’s! We’re covering Drag Race Down Under ONLY on Patreon this season! Here is a sneak preview of what to expect.  To get access to the rest of the season plus our OnlyMary’s discussions, DRUK S2 recap, campy queer movie classics and more, become a “Matreon” at www.patreon.com/alrightmary Ten queens from a land down under enter a smaller, scrappier workroom this week to show off their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent for $30,000 and a crown. Familiar faces Art Simone and Karen from Finance rise to their reputations, dynamic duo Kita and Anita are a lip sync waiting to happen, Johnny is coo-coo for Coco (and Pit Crew Daddy) and both of us could have done with more Jojo this season. Plus Ru times two, a refreshing Rhys, a debate over Melbourne, and a Last Chance Lip Sync we’re hoping to manifest this season.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
May 03, 2021
Episode 269: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – The Finale, Pippin
1:18:54
Season 13’s long journey comes to a conclusion with one of the most surreal episodes of Drag Race. We got a parking lot full of people performing canned reactions while Jaida weaves through the cars peddling Bubly seltzer, RuPaul step-touching for her life, the Top 4 lipsyncing in and out of drag to Bette Midler’s “Friends,” Rosé’s Act One Ankle, Gottmik’s Mockingjay moments, Kandy’s flawed flag reveal and Symone helicoptering and hand acting her way to the crown.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Apr 25, 2021
Episode 268: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – The Reunion
1:05:38
The Zoom reunion format is back for Season 13–except this time Ru isn’t even talking live to the queens in a facekini. We do get a lot of time with the cast, including music videos from each of the runners-up, 69 Questions and a “bubbly” ad with the Top 4, and a lip sync for a good cause with this season’s assassins. And while we miss the live format, we don’t miss the cringe of it all and appreciate the opportunity for each queen to shine one more time before another season rolls into town.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 267: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – The Lucky Top 4
1:21:10
While the Top 4 are Y-O-U-R-E Lucky this week, Colin was not when it comes to travel plans this weekend so apologies for the delayed episode and potato quality audio. Nevertheless, we queened out on report cards, the significance of Gottmik and her impact on Ru, Symone and Reggie, and the best Top 4 numbers and where Lucky falls in the ranking. Plus, Kandy’s ghost, Rosé’s interview, talking through tears and our predictions for the finale. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Apr 12, 2021
Episode 266: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – The Top 5
1:24:54
The final five are green screen queens for this week’s schlocky sci-fi acting challenge. They typecast themselves in semi-familiar roles, to the benefit of Gottmik, Rosé and Symone, any of whom could have won. (But did the right queen win?) Kandy is sticky in the challenge (and sour on the runway) and Olivia’s light starts to flicker. We enjoy a visit from the ever versatile Scarlett Johansson, discuss formative gay representation from our youths, bask in the beauty of Cynthia Erivo, highlight some gold standard talking through tears and break down the tricky nuances of “being yourself” in this competition.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Apr 05, 2021
Episode 265: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – Nice Girls Roast
0:57:56
It’s often said that no one is safe at a roast, chickens—but that’s especially true this week whenever Utica is on stage. There are mostly groans for Symone, Olivia lacks, Gottmik gets it, Rosé continues to rise and Kandy can and does, finally securing a win this season. We look back on roasts past, discuss the online backlash to Utica, identify at least 10 branding and retail opportunities for Olivia, and welcome two new iconic fingers of Drag Race to the canon. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Mar 28, 2021
Episode 264: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E11 – Pop Goes the Queen
1:14:12
Come on Season 13, let’s get carbonated! This week the Top 7 are selling branded soft drinks. Symone bubbles to the top once again, but have we tasted this flavor before? Rosé is refreshingly imperfect, Kandy could add more sugar, Utica’s brand starts to fizzle, Gottmik gives a mixed mixer, Olivia is perhaps too effervescent, and Tina unfortunately just falls flat.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Mar 21, 2021
Episode 263: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E10 – Freaky Friday Queens
1:18:52
Makeover challenges usually mean suddenly putting a lot of new people in the workroom and trying to quickly introduce, explore and resolve their stories by the time they hit the runway. By keeping it quarantined this season, we instead got to know the Top 8 a lot better by seeing them become someone else. We also had visions of producer prompts for Char Margolis, high praise for Symotica, some raised eyebrows about one of the pairs’ makeup choices, and opinions on whether Denali deserved to skate away this episode.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Mar 14, 2021
Episode 262: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – Snatch Game
1:27:04
Snatch Game is a guaranteed mixed bag each season. While the Season 13 girls avoided some of the bigger cardinal sins (doing Beyoncé or Lady Gaga), it was clear Symone and Gottmik had truly done their homework. (Why Symone ended up just safe this week is the bigger sin.) We also discuss the key to a good Rue, Tina sweating her Richard Simmons, how to make Bob Ross a filthy pig and our top picks for Snatch Game choices we’ve yet to see. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Mar 08, 2021
Episode 261: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 – Corona Special
1:15:01
The competition pauses this week to take a look behind the scenes of prepping for and then filming a season of Drag Race during a pandemic. We don’t have as much to say this week about the episode itself as we do about our own feelings around COVID era taboos, the trouble with social media, navigating a concurrent mental health crisis, and of course, the joys of creating imaginary narratives about people a la Trish in Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Mar 01, 2021
Episode 260: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E8- Social Media The Rusical
1:40:09
Rusicals have become a seasonal standby for topical humor, from the Kardashians to the Trump administration. This season the queens take on the behemoth of social media. While Rosé blooms this week, the judges were not living for Tina’s death scene and did not leave many likes for Symone or Kandy. Anne Hathaway provides some virtual encouragement from the wings, Denali has a Judy Blume kind of week, two taxis pull up on the runway and Gottmik gets us in the end.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 259: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E7 – Bossy Rossy RuBoot
1:14:00
The true winner of this week’s Bossy Rossy improv challenge is really Ross Mathews, but we have much to say on Olivia’s masterful miming and Symone’s divine Deborah. However, we have differing opinions on who should have won not only the challenge but the lip sync between LaLa with 2 L’s and Elliott with 2 T’s. We also discuss Tina’s role this season, familiar wigs, origin stories, Party of Five, 90’s talk show hosts and the bossiest of bosses, Judith Light.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Feb 15, 2021
Episode 258: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E6 – Disco-mentary
1:32:55
This week, the queens are channeling the late 70’s with a disco dance-umentary and then bringing the early 90’s to the runway with often literal little black dresses. Evan Ross Katz joins us this week to help chart what feels like an oddly produced episode this season. Olivia Lux shined for sure, but did she truly outshine the rest of the cast? Did anyone even do that poorly? And since when were we judging queens on performance looks? Things reach a seemingly inevitable conclusion in the Lip Sync For Your Life, pitting Kandy and Tamisha against one another hot on the heels of last week’s Untucked feud. Sadly the lady says go home to the mother of the Iman dynasty, and Kandy finally shows the judges the vulnerability they’re looking for with a BSA-worthy breakdown. Follow Evan Ross Katz on Twitter and IG: @EvanRossKatz  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Feb 08, 2021
Episode 257: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E5 – The Bag Ball
1:26:13
It’s RuPaul’s Bag Race this week with the first ball of the season, dedicated to satchels, sacks, and fanny packs. No surprise, even this long into the series, but some of these girls don’t sew and it shows. Utica’s patient guidance inspires us to cast her and eventually the entire cast as staff and students of a K-8 primary school. We also discuss the peculiar energy of Ru’s workroom “walk ups”, what we would create for this challenge, and of course break down the breakdown of peace in Untucked between Mrs. Iman and Kandy.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Feb 01, 2021
Episode 256: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E4 – RuPaulmark Channel
1:27:29
We finally have a full workroom of queens this week, and we’ve brought on a guest to help us officially kick off the competition! CJay from “Can We Kick It?” and “Straight Talk with Ross” joins the conversation to discuss Symone’s Drag Race, Denali’s lip sync assassination, Utica’s face journey, Kandy’s rebranding (and that cowboy hat), and why you don’t want to act up in church with Tamisha.  Follow CJay on Insta: cjaylyfe His Podcast: Can We Kick It? or on Twitter: CJayLyfe Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Jan 25, 2021
Episode 255.5: *PREVIEW* Drag Race UK S2 Premiere
0:19:33
Here’s a 20 minute preview of our discussion on the UK Season 2 premiere! To hear more, subscribe on Patreon (link below). Spoiler Alert: we loved it.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 255: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E3 – Phenomenon
1:14:23
It’s déjà vu all over again as the six Pork-Chopped queens return to the race for a couple more fashion shows, requisite chaotic choreography, another main stage performance plugging Ru’s Vegas show and still no eliminations. But this week mother truly arrives as Tamisha Iman becomes the ultimate adult in the room, Utica sails into pizza queen territory (on a boat made of French bread), Joey Jay finally and frequently goes wigless and frankly, we have questions about Kahmora Hall’s boyfriend.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 254: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E2 – Condragulations
1:14:32
Last week we had six lip syncs in one episode, and this week we got three runways and a live show! Granted, half the queens spent the week in their hotel rooms, but that just meant we had a chance to fall in love with Lala Ri, see a more vulnerable side of Gottmik and bask in the glow of Olivia Lux. To say nothing of Symone TKO’ing the competition once again this week. Despite a fake-out with two T’s, no one’s been eliminated yet, and frankly, we’re not ready to see any of them go. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Jan 11, 2021
Episode 253: RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 E1 – The Pork Chop
1:15:04
To anyone who’s said that Drag Race is getting stale, Season 13’s response is, “What about this?” This week remixes the typical premiere episode we’ve come to expect from the season with six lip syncs before the queens can even get their catchphrases out. Does this mean half the cast was eliminated in week one? Not necessarily, but we do see a lot of them thinking otherwise. Symone steals the show, the crown, and our hearts, but Olivia Lux also shines, Tina burns it down, Rosé doesn’t quite rise, Denali skates through the challenge and Utica gives us 7-11 legs on day one. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Jan 04, 2021
Episode 252.5: *BONUS* Bridesmaids (2011)
1:36:20
For our special ‘Free Skate’ patreon movie for the holidays, today we discuss 2011’s Bridesmaids which we feel is the gift that keeps on giving. These wise, funny women followed the stars and brought us 4 notable scenes (the engagement party, the dress shop, the airplane, and the bridal shower) begging for a deep dive. We queen out over each performance, explain why we didn’t need the Police Officer Rhodes storyline, and how this movie keeps the party going to the last “I Do.” Whether you need a distraction or a hearty laugh for two hours, this movie is just the last minute gift you might be looking for. Thanks for listening and have a merry merry, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Dec 25, 2020
Episode 152: RuPaul’s Drag Race – Meet All the Queens of 13 and UK2
1:25:10
2021 will be teeming with queens with both Season 13 and Drag Race UK Season 2 kicking off in January.  That means this week we have 25 new names and faces to get to know, share some hot takes on and make mostly baseless predictions about! As usual, we expect to be mostly proven wrong over the next few months, but are excited to see if Symone or Olivia Lux are going to run away with their season, whether Tamisha will warm up or fans will have a sweet tooth for Kandy Muse. Across the Atlantic we indeed fancy a slice of Ginny Lemon, are excited to meet Joe Black, and are already on a nickname basis with Ronnie Green. But despite the duvet, don’t sleep on Sister Sister! Find out which season we’re more excited for, our thoughts on this show as a US vs UK platform, and which queen we’re ready to see sashay away first. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web:  www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/  www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary) 
Dec 21, 2020
Episode 251: Home Alone (1990)
1:06:47
Patreon Flashback: Imagine if Home Alone was just a 10-minute Christmas movie about a rich AF mother’s journey to get to her son and it starred Catherine O’Hara. That’s essentially the movie we discuss on this week’s Alright Merry. Of course we discuss (a lovely cheese) pizza (just for me), John Heard, John Candy, and who Colin would play, but we do our best to highlight as many nuances of Kate McCallister as we can. And that DONUT. On the phone! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 250: Showgirls (1995)
1:54:15
A Special Patreon Flashback: This week we discuss the drag queens of Showgirls and dissect why this movie fails so perfectly. Liz Berkeley only has two actions, nothing in the movie is sexy, Kyle MacLachlan shows us his brown eye, and Gina Gershon leaves us … deceased? We could talk for another 2 hours about this movie and just might in a year from now. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Dec 07, 2020
Episode 248: Drag Race Holland – The Finale (We did it, Joe)
1:01:23
This week, two major races come to their rightful conclusions. Congratulations, of course, to the next Dutch drag superstar, but first we need to spend nearly 20 minutes queening out on a clip of VP-elect Kamala Harris on the phone with Joe Biden. Then we discuss this perfectly fine finale challenge, with some choreography that needed more pump and bump, a runners-up runway that needed less awkward clapping, a loving send-off of this season’s surprise pizza queen, the puzzling return of Drag Race’s worst guest judge, and the crowning of Miss Envy Peru after a stellar showing all season. We wrap things up with a truly celebratory last chance lip sync as this marathon year of Drag Race recaps finally comes to an end. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Nov 09, 2020
Episode 247: Drag Race Holland – Maxima the Rusical
0:50:59
Drag Race Holland’s 11:00 number is a musical fit for a queen, as the final four give Maxima the royal Rusical treatment this week. Then it’s an unofficial red, white, and blue ball on the runway, leaving us with not much to say about the looks and more to say about the problem with just being pretty. The competition is Envy’s to beat at this point, while Janey Jacké pulls out another win before the finale, MaMa Queen pulls on some pants and Abby pulls through after 4 lip syncs. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Nov 02, 2020
Episode 246.5: *BONUS* Scream (1996)
1:32:53
Surprise, Sydney! We’re ending our “Alright, Scary” season this year with a discussion about the 1996 (classic?) Scream starring Neve Campbell. We delve into some of the details of this movie that we love, gush over the bathroom scene, praise some of Neve’s line readings, and of course pick apart why that opening sequence is a film in and of itself. So make some Jiffy Pop popcorn and take a listen. Happy Halloween! All month we have been discussing scary movies over on our patreon and put out patreon episodes every week. See the link below to sign up. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 31, 2020
Episode 246: Drag Race Holland Ep 6 – It Takes Two
1:02:37
Drag Race Holland peaks this week with a wonderful, heartfelt makeover episode featuring three proud parents talking casually in the middle of the workroom. We got beautiful tears from most contestants and judges, the first drag dad ever in the franchise, Abby OMG is safe another week despite not having any fans, and a mini challenge that featured a winner’s nuance from Envy Peru. Drag Variety Show for Johnny’s chorus Friday Oct 30 – 8PM PST: live.pdxgmc.org Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 245: Drag Race Holland Ep5 – Snatch Game
0:59:59
The six queens standing face off in Holland’s first Snatch Game this week. While we didn’t recognize anyone except ChelseaBoy’s fully committed Joe Exotic, Envy Peru pulled out all the stops (and a hose) to get her third win of the season. Sederginne’s Mega Mindy was mega muddled and her multiple muppets on the runway weren’t going to be taking Amsterdam anytime soon, sending her to the bottom with de facto lip sync assassin Abby OMG for a surprise elimination. All that being said, we have quite a lot to say about an imaginary Halloween party full of moms and MaMa Queen. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 244: Drag Race Holland Ep4 – Dancing Queens
1:06:38
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it. Except there’s in fact a lot to it, as Holland’s Top 7 discover in this week’s vogueing challenge. No one is getting 10’s across the board this episode, which is probably why we spend a good amount of time talking about Lifetime movies. On the runway, Envy and Janey are queens of the same feather, Sederginne is pissed, ChelseaBoy continues to be a treasure, and Madame Baldness shaves her beard off in a last ditch effort to stay in the competition. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 242: Drag Race Holland E3 – Drama Queens
1:13:29
It’s Desperate Housequeens this week as our remaining eight Dutch divas ham and cheese it up for the first acting challenge of the season. But not before eating cakes on a clothesline and squatting over glass bottles in a Queens Day inspired mini challenge. ChelseaBoy blows us away on the runway (and in the workroom with her evolved take on drag), Sederginne’s hay queen doesn’t quite stack up with her acting chops, Janey’s melting freezer bags didn’t make us wet, Madame Madness makes a moo-stake with that cow couture, Abby wilts, and Megan purses her tulips and windmills out of the competition this week. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Oct 05, 2020
Episode 241.5 – *BONUS* The Generous Gift of Pen15 Season 2
1:20:00
In this week’s free-skate Patreon episode, we couldn’t not sit down and talk about the first seven episodes of Pen15 Season 2. Our hearts are all aflutter to see a gay coming of age storyline with Gabe that feels so honest and rooted in so much truth. We queen out over Maya and Anna’s brilliance when it comes to sex shaming, boy sleepovers, school play occurrences and cast parties, other friends’ parents, and pool parties. We praise this season’s new tone of heavier, unresolved traumas including all that went into Maura’s storyline. And incase it goes without saying, “Mommy. Mommy! Mommy bring me water, bring me turnips.” Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Sep 29, 2020
Episode 241: Drag Race Holland Ep2 – Give Face!
1:11:32
The queens get physical this week for a dragged out workout challenge, but not before clogging the workroom and stirring up some classic high school gym class trauma while picking teams. We have a lot to say on the topic, plus: an extended take on the name Megan, escaping an Andrea, overcoming some tough Australians, little sister Abby, our ever-deepening love for potential pizza queen Sederginne, continued appreciation for ChelseaBoy, and of course that bore of a Roar that sent Patty pack-packing. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 27, 2020
Episode 240: Drag Race Holland Ep1 – Land of the Queens
1:07:55
The race is on in the Netherlands for the next Dutch drag superstar! Drag Race Holland runs the familiar course of a pilot episode, introducing 10 new queens to the workroom for a relay of entrance lines, photo shoots, and runway looks. Despite a predictable ride, we’re already excited by Madame Madness’s beard, Miss Abby OMG’s name, and Sederginne in and out of drag. We can’t say we fully agreed with the judges (one especially!) or fully understood the banter (what’s that about chocolate cake?), and we were sorry to see Roem check out so early, but it was a fun first lap around the track. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 239: Canada’s Drag Race Ep9 – You Wear It Well
1:18:21
Canada continues to keep us guessing down to the last lap! The Top 3 march the familiar paces of a finale challenge, with interviews, recording sessions and choreography rehearsals leading to a final floor show for their eliminated co-stars and just-family panel of judges. While Scarlett’s lip synch, Rita’s singing, and Priyanka’s runway win the competition this week, we talk about not comparing queens while comparing a lot of queens and tangent onto Vegas Revue, participators, Dutch pancakes, queer as a catch-all, and some brewing excitement for Drag Race Holland. Tot zeins! Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 238: Canada’s Drag Race Ep9 – The Snow Ball
1:35:30
We’ve seen the queens shivering through Untucked all season, but things get especially chilly this week as the final four bundle up for The Snow Ball. While the mini-challenge was a delightfully mild Act One, much of our attention this week went to the blizzard of confounding decisions made on the runway, both from the queens and the judges. We also have much to say about WoW’s response to the JBC backlash on social media, where “standom” comes from, the importance of reading, CDR’s moment of appreciation for ball culture, and of course, the much welcomed presence of a familiar face, Michelle Visage. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 13, 2020
Episode 237: Canada’s Drag Race Ep8 – Welcome to the Family
1:11:45
The final five find family resemblance in a quintet of brave new Canadians for this week’s makeover challenge. While the judges understandably soured on Lemon and Lime and were not amused by the Baga sisters’ clowning around, the mumbo jumbo judgment of Jimbo and Bimbo left us in limbo. The Bobos’ were so-so while Priyanka and Elektra floated to the top in Mardi Gras costumes. At least we finally got an Alanis lip sync. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Sep 07, 2020
Episode 236: Canada’s Drag Race Ep7 – Miss Loose Jaw
1:23:37
Canada is pulling the padge for this week’s maxi improv challenge, the Miss Loose Jaw pageant. Lemon’s appeal continues to show as she immerses herself into the character of Miss Fitts, Jimbo deepthroats a microphone as the town pump, Priyanka labors to bring her pregnant persona to life, Scarlett bangs out another safe placement in the competition, Rita doesn’t quite bag it this week, and Ilona paints herself into a corner. We also have much to say about Rita’s big mom energy, Jimbo’s meltdown, Scarlett’s BSA-ness, the pizza queen energy in the room and VH1 Movies That Rock. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Aug 30, 2020
Episode 235: Canada’s Drag Race Ep6 – Star Sixty-Nine
1:20:36
This week’s episode is all about bad advice—whether it’s from shammy psychics in the mini challenge, lunatic late night lawyers in the maxi challenge, or flawed feedback from the judges on the runway. Lemon continues to bring great flavor to this season, Jimbo and Rita harken back to frontrunners from the early days of Drag Race, Tom Green calls his mother, and BOA spreads her enormous wings and flies away. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 234.5: We Love You, Chi Chi DeVayne
0:35:57
Chi Chi DeVayne has always been an Alright Mary favorite. While we are heartbroken to lose such a bright light in the Drag Race community, we also wanted to celebrate some of our favorite memories of the bayou queen this week. We discuss her iconic looks (including the bathing suit, no corset, and a belt!), hilarious quotes, obscure references (Eraser, baby!), her infamous USB drive, her relationship with Kennedy, and how it feels to grieve someone you don’t know but feel deeply invested in. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 21, 2020
Episode 234: Canada’s Drag Race Ep5 – Snatch Game
1:07:51
It’s not a season without Snatch Game and despite an all-American panel of celebrities, the queens of the north did Canada proud. Jimbo gave us the Joan Rivers we’ve been waiting for, Rita Baga delivered a living, breathing, dying depiction of Edith Piaf, Lemon squeezed every nuance she could out of her JoJo Siwa, and Scarlett was Liza with a Z and the occasional FU. A night of a thousand “Ce-lynns” on the runway was maybe 999 too many and Priyanka and Kiara seemed to lip sync all night before Ki Ki said bye-bye to the competition. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com BetterHelp Promo: betterhelp.com/AlrightMary (discount code: AlrightMary)
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 233: Canada’s Drag Race Ep4 – Single Use Queens
1:17:39
There’s always that moment during a season when different elements click and we’re left with a completely satisfying episode. This week, CDR recycles some old storylines amidst a favorite reality show challenge and creates something new. We get a refreshing mini challenge, fantastic adjudication from a judge, talking through tears, a new way to think about the pressure of being “iced out”, and a last chance lip sync that was worthy of anyone’s Memorable list. Did we agree with the judges? Absolutely not. Garbage decisions. But every judge’s trash is a viewer’s treasure. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 232: Canada’s Drag Race Ep3 – Not Sorry Aboot It
1:14:41
This week, in line with the chaotic charm of Canada’s Drag Race, Johnny has a laughing fit about Colin’s Suspiria reference and is actually sorry aboot it. They discuss why the rap battle didn’t work visually, how Debbie Cox was definitely supposed to be here, and why the lip sync was absolutely not everything. They dabble in a discussion about Illona’s rising charm, why Jimbo is a pizza sandwich, and who their predictions are going forward. One thing’s certain: we’re getting more and more attached to these queens and we were not ready to send one certain star home. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 231: Canada’s Drag Race E2 – Her-itage Moments
1:18:18
This week, the Top 11 Canuck Queens are drawing inspiration from historical moments in television–specifically the infamous Heritage Minutes. (Recorded July 10, 2020). From burnt toast to suffragettes, Canada’s aspiring next drag superstars continue to bring what can only be described as a pure chaotic energy to this acting challenge. We continue to have much to still figure out about our distinguished panel of judges–we’re not exactly loonie yet for Brooke Lynn Heights as Mother.  Anastarzia breaks out heart in the workroom, BOA keeps it refreshingly real, Lemon squeezes ahead as a frontrunner, Jimbo towers over the runway and Kyne has a moment. Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 31, 2020
Episode 230: Canada’s Drag Race E1 – Eh-leganza Eh-xtravaganza
1:18:26
The Queen of the North has arrived and she’s blowing in 12 new drag geese to pass the puck around in Canada’s first season of Drag Race. (Recorded July 3, 2020.) We fall in love with a queen named Jimbo and all of the performance that surrounds her, we make baseless predictions and judgements  about the rest of the cast that we can’t wait to be proven wrong, and we spend some time on what parts of this show are departures from the original franchise. We definitely disagree with the judges on the tops and bottoms, but I think we can all agree that we love Canada. How could you blame her? Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 229: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Season Finale
1:16:42
Shea Couleé did say she came to slay, and she more than kept her word this season and most certainly in this finale. As is tradition, the Top 3 write thematic verses for a new Ru song and learn a whirlwind of choreography from Todrick Hall. But not before clearing an agenda of beefs with the eliminated queens who’ve returned for a mini reunion in the workroom (turns out, India was lying). All 10 queens bring their finale looks to the runway and we get a triple lip sync to Janelle Monáe that makes us feel good, if not a little dizzy from the edit (Good thing Mrs. Mateo is there to cheer the girls on!). And while Juju gave great mouth and Cracker distributed confusion from her breastplate, this lip sync, this episode, and this season were Shea’s to win. Donate to: National Black Disability Coalition: http://www.blackdisability.org/ Chi Chi DeVayne: Venmo: venmo.com/Zavion-Davenport Cashapp: $ZavionDavenport PayPal: chichikdevayne@gmail.com Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ The Black Resilience Fund: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/ National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 228: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Comedy Smackdown
1:12:37
A wise drag queen once famously asked, “Where are the jokes?” Our final four attempted to answer that question in this week’s stand up challenge that left us sitting quietly for much of it. Cracker got the most cackles of the night and Shea did okay. Juju was better on the runway than the mic, and Blair, to be fair, looked a little lost up there. Despite some poorly timed laryngitis, Jane Krakowski was a great warmup act for the queens as mentor/judge, and hardly choked as much as this lip sync. Did they just bring Kennedy back for S&Gs? Donate to: Chi Chi Devayne’s bills: Venmo: @Zavion-Davenport, Cashapp: $ZavionDavenport, PayPal: chichikdevayne@gmail.com Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ The Black Resilience Fund: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/ National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 227: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Backyard BBQ Ball
1:18:27
What’s a family barbecue without drama, suspicion, tears and at least one very questionable exit? The top 5 are tasked to bring a main and a side to RuPaul’s Backyard Barbecue Ball. Cracker is shuttlecocked to win the challenge, but it’s Jujubee who continues to win our hearts in the workroom. We aren’t quite ready to say “I do” to Shea’s backyard bride, Blair isn’t our pick of the picnic and Alexis Mateo sashays away in a shallow end to her time on this season. Roxxxy Andrews puts both asses in the word assassin and our pizza queen supreme taps her way into the Fingers of Drag Race hall of fame. Donate to: Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ The Black Resilience Fund: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/ National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 226: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Snatch Game of Love
1:20:06
Love is in the air in Studio C in Simi Valley this week with another round of Snatch Game of Love! Alexis serves up a shady psychic, but couldn’t have possibly seen the drama coming later when India channels her Snatch Game character to stir up trouble in the workroom with rumors of conspiracy against Shea. Meanwhile Juju continues to deliver Drag Race excellence with a hilariously direct Eartha Kitt, while giving good mouth and cat pictures in her confessionals. Plus: an unnecessary Lady Gaga, RuPaul feeling her oats in that dress, and Little Sister Vanessa popping up at the perfect time to potentially send her mother home. Donate to: Black Resilience Fund: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/ National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 225.5: *PREVIEW* Canada’s Drag Race Episode 1
0:24:50
Here is a short preview of our discussion of the first episode of Canada’s Drag Race. We discuss how a juice box never lasts long enough, Jimbo is no bimbo, and thank goodness for Stacey McKenzie. To listen to the full episode now, consider becoming a patreon! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com Donate to: National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate https://www.theokraproject.com/
Jul 03, 2020
Episode 225: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 E4 – SheMZ
1:26:49
This week’s TMZ-inspired improv challenge was, well, no hot scoop. While we were alternately intimidated and aroused by the bro-fest in the SheMZ offices (led with ascotted perfection by Carson Kressley), the biggest highlight of the three scenes was mostly Ross Mathews. Then it was camo on the runway, giving us a war zone of choices from Blair’s butterfly bush to Mayhem’s bathing suit. We also get Morgan’s cape, Sarah Hyland’s unfortunate self-introduction, and Michelle getting untucked. Donate to: National Black Justice Coalition: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/nbjc Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 224: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 E3 – Get A Room!
1:19:19
It’s not uncommon for a season of Drag Race to lose the plot a little on the third episode (Shakesqueer, anyone?), but this week really went on a sudden vacation. The eight remaining queens are tasked with the ever-relevant task of designing themed hotel rooms. The results are, as expected, not exactly Fodor’s favorites. A 3-in-1 runway makes us nostalgic for Drag Race Thailand, the judges’ critiques are meticulously “crafted” for social media chaos, and the lip sync is surprisingly more of a mercy kill than an assassination. Donate to: Sphinx Organization: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ TransgenderLawCenter.org/donate https://www.theokraproject.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 223: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 E2- I’m in Love!
1:15:17
It wouldn’t be a season of Drag Race without a girl groups challenge! The nine remaining queens break into trios to create celebrity crush-inspired verses for “I’m in Love!” which is not only the title of the song but 60% of its chorus. Shea emerges with a frontrunner performance, a frontrunner runway, and a frontrunner lip sync, Blair thinks pink and it doesn’t stink, Ongina’s feathers are ruffled by a sore throat, self-doubt, and Mz Cracker, and an old favorite is our new pick for pizza queen. TransgenderLawCenter.org Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com https://www.theokraproject.com/
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 222: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 E1 – All Star Variety Extravaganza
1:27:05
All Stars rules go out the window again—and a few new ones blow in just in time for 10 more stars of the series to return for Hall of Fame status. While the beats are familiar, with a good old fashioned reading challenge followed by a good old fashioned talent show, it’s a fun ride from the moment Derrick fake hugs India Farrah. While some frontrunners fell short this week, we may have already identified our Pizza Queen, as well as who we’re not sold on yet, and who we think might be our narrator this season. The Okra Project Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jun 08, 2020
Episode 221: Black Lives Matter
0:13:47
This week, instead of listening to us recap the finale of Season 12 (congrats Jaida!), please use that time to watch Bob the Drag Queen and Peppermint’s discussion “Why you should say Black Lives Matter”. Click the above text or here. We also share some resources from Black Lives Matter for ways to donate, educate, and participate. Link: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/    
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 220: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Alone Together
1:05:55
The 12 troopers of troubled Season 12 sissy that sleeping bag for a slumber party-style reunion. Ru wears a latex facekini and Bieber hoodie, but it’s 2020, why not? While nothing new is necessarily revealed and any conflict is purposefully performed, it’s a welcomed kiki after a kooky couple of months. To be honest, the biggest highlight for us was the cameo from Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin serving “your dad’s friends” realness. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
May 25, 2020
Episode 219: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Viva Drag Vegas
1:16:15
The final five are taking a trip down the Vegas strip for this season’s semifinal. In an extended promotion for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live in Las Vegas, the queens are singing, dancing and rapping three numbers that were at one point before quarantine filling the seats at the Flamingo every night. Gigi goes from Goode to Great, Crystal does the Dump again, Jaida exudes confidence even with autotune, and let’s be honest, Jackie won the lip sync. We also get dance daddy Jamal Sims, the return of Leland (now with Stitch), and just so many questions about the finale. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
May 18, 2020
Episode 218: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – One-Woman Show
1:15:02
This week’s lineup of one-woman shows had six very different interpretations of the challenge. While Jackie brought earnest TED talk realness, Crystal plumbed new depths of stupid to secure her first win. Gigi hit a fair bit of turbulence during her high-flying concept, Heidi’s family food fight got messy, and when it came to telling this particular story, Jaida really should have held it in. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
May 11, 2020
Episode 217.5: *Bonus* An Interview with Lil Miss Hot Mess
0:44:20
This week we chatted with Lil Miss Hot Mess, one of the first queens to host Drag Queen Story Hour and the author of the new children’s book “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish” (Running Press Kids). We discuss the inspiration behind the book, the ways kids understand and appreciate drag, and what these kinds of books can do for many queer adults. We also discuss Lil Miss’s PhD work, the evolution of digital drag and what makes a performance legendary. “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish” is now available wherever children’s books are sold! Please consider supporting your local bookstore or buy the book on Amazon! Follow Lil Miss Hot Mess: Twitter/Instagram: @lilmisshotmess Facebook: Lil Miss Hot Mess http://www.lilmisshotmess.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
May 09, 2020
Episode 217: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Superfan Makeover
1:22:57
Six drag daughters were born this week and some of them we half-expect to see back on a future season! Superfans of the show are the subject of this season’s makeover challenge. Crystal’s method may not have gotten her a win, but she and Opal were total gems this episode. Janet the Planet had us seeing stars, Heidi needed to find something else in her closet for Honey, Gigi continued a so-so streak, Jackie and Lil Snackie left us hungry for more, and, well, Jaida Essentially Has This Season in the Bag (Hall). The episode ends in the rare but requisite Double Shantay, but should Ru have killed the lights on one of the bottom two this week? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
May 04, 2020
Episode 216: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Choices 2020
1:23:35
A reality TV star became president once, why couldn’t it happen again? The Season 12 primaries are down to 6 queens this week vying to be America’s Next Drag President. It’s no debate that Jaida won by a landslide. Heidi and Crystal were strong moderates while Jackie was too liberal with the Canadian jokes. Gigi’s repeat robot gig probably should have put her against a weary Widow in the final lip sync, but the electoral college of judges spoke otherwise (and instead gave us some iconic patriotism from Jackie). Regardless, we’d happily take 4 more years of Goldblum/Bloom as guests. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 215: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – DROOP
1:09:56
Jan may have been selling the hell out of the Jantasy, but the judges just weren’t buying it. This week, the queens craft some GOOP-inspired crap to sell to the masses in a commercial directed by the fab, fit, fun Bob Harper. (Also, how about that FabFitFun-sponsored reading challenge? Was it a more fab and fun fit than a traditional reading challenge?) Heidi nabs a win for her efforts this episode and season so far, Jackie is Adult in the Room excellence, and Crystal continues to be the true dark horse of the competition. While Jaida’s frontrunner status remains secure this week, Gigi’s schtick isn’t working so good and Widow must channel Chaka to send Jan Sp*rt and her veritable backpack of tricks packing. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 214: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Madonna Rusical
1:23:48
This week’s Madonna Rusical was a nearly immaculate collection of the Queen of Pop’s many identities over the decades. Despite Jan’s best attempts at expressing herself, Gigi struck a pose (and won the challenge) like there was nothing to it. Just like a prayer, Crystal and Jaida both took us there, but it seems nothing really matters to the judges when it comes to Widow. Heidi’s ray of light dimmed a bit, Jackie sang like a virgin, and Brita learned the power of goodbye. All contestants need to take a bow, though, because this episode got us back into the groove. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Apr 13, 2020
Episode 213: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Snatch Game
1:20:52
As much as things have changed lately, we can still rely on one thing staying the same: a classic round of Snatch Game on Drag Race. Gigi solves a problem like Maria the Robot while Jackie Cox pulls out all the props as Mrs. Harry Hamlin. Apparent New Yorker Brita gets close to being told she is in fact going with her jaw-y Jennifer Holliday, Aidan is rocky horrible as Patricia Quinn, and at least Crystal didn’t try to do El DeBarge. Then it’s Disney on ice on the runway and the season’s biggest feud ends as expected in a flurry of a lip sync. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 212: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – Gay’s Anatomy
1:14:39
Pick me, choose me, crown me! This week’s acting challenge is inspired by the emotional triage of Grey’s Anatomy. But the real code red is in Untucked this week, where Heidi puts the room in the ICU with some well-placed FU’s. Meanwhile Nicky struggles to show her funny bone, Jackie continues to be benign at best, and Aiden puts Brita into near cardiac arrest for being safe. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Mar 30, 2020
Episode 211: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – The Ball Ball
1:15:18
This week’s elimination certainly rocked our expectations for Ms. Sakura this season, but this isn’t the first time Drag Race has had a surprise elimination that got everyone talking. While Gigi Goode continues to do well, Jaida truly bubbles over in this week’s Ball Ball. Meanwhile, Brita falters, Aidan avoids a penalty for her rough referee, Nicky insists she’s more than just a doll, and Leslie Jones has the time of her life, your life, and everyone else’s life as guest judge and Untucked Oprah. Buy books through Powell’s Books’ union partner link: https://www.ilwulocal5.com/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 210: RuPaul’s Drag Race S12 – World’s Worst
1:18:42
While the World’s Worst wasn’t the world’s worst episode we’d seen, it certainly lacked the X-Factor of past improv challenges, with many of the queens idle at best. We’re not saying Season 12 doesn’t got talent, but Dahlia’s wilted broccoli was a no for us, dog. Also, this definitely wasn’t Shark Tank, so we’re not sure why Widow’s team was selling nut butter. Then it’s appliqués on the runway with buttons, bows, and blousy sweater dresses. Crystal’s method is questioned, Heidi nose how to charm the judges even if they hate her name, and Nicky is hanging by a thread. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 209: Drag Race S12 – You Don’t Know Me
1:17:17
It’s deja vu all over again with another Season 12 premiere! 5* more queens enter the workroom/public eye this week and are put through similar paces as the first 7, with a fashion show, a stage show, a runway show and a legacy lip sync in front of the artist/judge. It’s a lower key premiere, including a mellowed out Robyn on the judges panel and a stripped down cellblock tango, but we’re excited for Jan’s *beep*, the zaniness of Aidan, Rock M’s role in the room, Jaida’s whole essence and Dahlia’s armpit hair. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Mar 09, 2020
Episode 208: Drag Race S12 – I’m That Bitch
1:16:06
Put on your best leprosy print and pass the hummus Mary, because Season 12 is H-E-A-R! Well, sort of. In the first of many goops, only 7 of the 13 queens competed this week in a drag crash course of fashion, group choreography, and rapping in front of Nicki Minaj. Despite Heidi’s surprise aversion to kale, Nicky’s mental jet lag, and Jackie’s five o’clock shadow, this week was not about cutting down the competition. Is this shaping up to be a kinder season of Drag Race or are we counting these North Carolina chickens before they’re snatched? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 207: AJ and the Queen – Part 2
1:26:55
We come to the end of our off-season with our discussion on the back half of AJ and the Queen (which was an improvement on the front!). We discuss the show’s treatment of pageants, find connections with The Comeback and The Wizard of Oz, Running-With-A-Purse-In-The-80’s acting style, RuPaul finding his groove, and we praise Latrice Royale as the series’ best actress. With all that said… we’ll see you “in season” next week! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 206: A RuPaul Round Up
1:08:25
On this episode we discuss RuPaul on SNL, a couple of episodes from AJ and the Queen, the Oscars, and share some more thoughts on Season 12 of Drag Race. Mary, start your engine cuz Season 12 begins *next week.* Last Chance Lip Sync link: https://soundcloud.com/aayize/u-will-nvr-b-mine Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 205.5: *BONUS* Dying For Sex Podcast Preview
0:11:13
Hey Mary! Here’s a little preview of the podcast: Dying For Sex! If you like it, subscribe where you find your podcasts or find out more here! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Feb 12, 2020
Episode 205: Adam and Steve (2005)
1:15:23
This week, we erect a digital billboard celebrating the gay satire “Adam and Steve” from 2005. Throughout this movie, you get a healthy dose of why Parker Posey is the perfect indie film star, a choreographed line-dancing scene that’ll have you waving your color-coded bandana, Jackie Beat contributing in the lowest way possible, and a plot line that mocks gay men’s collective worst fear. This one had us boisterous and giggly, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 204: AJ and the Queen – Part 1
1:19:56
We’re hitting the road with Ruby Red Ru and her angry small companion for the first three episodes of AJ and the Queen! We discuss Ru’s acting in and out of drag, Izzy G’s rage readings, the cavalcade of cameos from Ru girls, clunky lines, tone deaf blind jokes, chirpy music cues, Adrienne Barbeau, what happens at drag shows, and why you should keep watching. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 203.5: *BONUS* Life is Short with Justin Long Preview
0:09:25
Hey Mary! We present to you a little bonus clip from an interview Justin Long did with Kristen Bell on his podcast Life is Short with Justin Long. On the podcast, Justin chats with famous friends about how we spend our time in a fast moving world. Subscribe and listen to Life is Short with Justin Long and other great Wondery shows on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 203: Meet the Queens of Drag Race Season 12
1:25:03
It’s that time of year again, Mary’s! A new batch of queens have arrived for Season 12, and whatever Drag Race fatigue we were feeling disappeared through the gap in Heidi N Closet’s teeth. Once again, New York is heavily represented in the workroom, from the refreshing Brita to the batty Nicky Doll. But Missouri loves company, so we’ve got two queens representing the state this season, plus a San Francisco treat full of tricks, the Essence of Milwaukee, a bedroom queen from Georgia, a sinful sibling from Aja’s drag family, great drag from a Goode queen and the revelation that is Heidi. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 202: Drag Race S7 – Reunited!
1:25:17
The season 7 reunion/finale double feature is a great reminder that a lot of the season’s charisma was eliminated each week. The top 3 perform final lip syncs that are, well, FINE, Trixie tries her Ru impression out on Ru, Kennedy’s mom doesn’t do audience participation, Ginger has robot feet, Max gets one last drag, Kandy is candente, and Katya is the clear winner of the season. Season 7 has officially come through, and we’re so proud to see it, again. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 25, 2020
Episode 201: Drag Race S7 – The Rest is Drag
1:24:43
And the rest drags on as the Top 4 performers act, dance, lunch, and bicker their way through the final challenge. Guest instructors Candis Cayne and Mathu Andersen are worn down by wig mishaps and flat line readings, Ginger backtracks and back combs like a true pageant girl, Kennedy trades pride for wrath in Untucked, Violet doesn’t like drag competitions and Pearl proves, despite her age, that she really does know how to condone herself. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 20, 2020
Episode 200: Drag Race S7 – Hello Kitty Girl
1:21:49
Hello Kitty, Goodbye Katya. This week we’re revisiting one of the oddest balls in Drag Race herstory, the Sanrio-sponsored Hello Kitty Ball. Santino returns with his no drag knowledge mouth, Kennedy bows under pressure, Violet is giving us chastity cage realness, Pearl serves face on stage and faces in Untucked, Ginger Minj is on the fringe, and Capitalism conquers Communism with the fall of this season’s Siberian pizza queen. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 13, 2020
Episode 199: Drag Race S7 – Prancing Queens
1:30:28
The top six pair off in a trio of dancing duos, mashing up two genres and two genders for one just FINE episode. So fine we spent about twenty minutes discussing Oscar predictions. But it’s an interesting look back at baby Trixie, Untucked at its un-produced best, Alyssa Milano in diamond studded maternity wear, Ginger in her element in the lip sync and a rabbit hole fantasy of wartime era husbands in house dresses. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Jan 06, 2020
Episode 198: The Family Stone (2005)
1:10:08
Happy New Year Mary! This week, we’re taking a holiday break for travel and posting a Free Skate Matreon Episode of our discussion of the 2005 Christmas movie, The Family Stone. We praise the performances of SJP, Diane Keaton, and Rachel McAdams, we analyze and break down a couple of our favorite scenes, and criticize Everett for being a creep who always gets what he wants. If you’d like to get a movie/TV review *every week,* head on over to Patreon and subscribe to our $5 level! Link below. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Dec 29, 2019
Episode 197: Drag Race S7 – Divine Inspiration
1:23:09
We’ve finally arrived at the John Waters musical spoof episode of season 7 and we couldn’t be more pleased. C’mon Dawn! Where’s your Christmas Spirit? Special shoutout to Katya as the Cowardly Lion having an identity crisis during untucked and that Mrs. Doubtfire reference when Miss Fame leaves to go to the bathroom. Was it truly Ginger’s challenge to win this week? We weigh in on who else could have reigned Divine this week.  Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Dec 23, 2019
Episode 196: Drag Race S7 – Conjoined Queens
1:35:24
Just like the first seven eliminated queens (“Tempest?”), we are back… covering Drag Race Season 7 until All Stars Season 5 and Season 12! While the results of this challenge have us torn, we are completely attached to this mini reunion of a star-studded cast. The true drama and power this week exists in this episode’s Untucked where Kennedy’s affixed on her pageantry, Tempest connects the dots on a conspiracy theory, and the coupling of Ginger and Sasha brings us the type of behind the scenes buffoonery we show up for week after week. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com LOLA promo code for 30% off: AlrightMary
Dec 15, 2019
Episode 195: Top 10 Fingers of Drag Race
0:52:31
All fingers point to ten in this week’s special off-season episode where we countdown the top 10 best fingers of Drag Race. We’re serving finger puns, nuanced digits, and two palmfuls of love for these special finger pointing moments throughout the seasons. Did we miss any, Mary? Feel free to point them out and we’ll add them to our index. Thank you, five, no- thank you, ten! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Dec 08, 2019
Episode 194: Drag Race UK – The Finale
1:22:49
Spoilers ahead, Mary! Turn back before it’s too late!  It’s finale time, and you know what that means—shady choreography edits, fake podcast interviews, claims of this being everyone’s dream Top 3, and the queens telling a framed photo of themselves at age 5 that it’ll get “much better”! While The Baga de Campo form a tight top trio, the real winner of the season was not The Vivienne, but the battered sausage scrubber herself, Baga Chipz! We discuss that and other superlatives of the season as we wrap up coverage on what’ll hopefully be the first of many seasons of Drag Race UK (And that means more accents!). Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 193: Drag Race UK Episode 7 – The Top Four
1:25:53
Mum’s the word this week as the Top 4 turn their moms and sisters into drag family members. Divina is having a divine time of it with her sister, The Vivienne’s mom showed up in camo, the Chipz are down for Baga and the Holes must navigate some pitfalls in costuming. While Sacka Spuds emerges as the unlikely BSA, we also spend some time recognizing the true mom of Drag Race—Michelle Visage—and exploring the nuances of our own relationships with our mothers, and most importantly, what kind of drag we’d put them in. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Nov 24, 2019
Episode 192: Drag Race UK Episode 6 – Thirsty Werk
1:31:06
Things get a bit slippery for this week’s commercial challenge. The final five are selling branded water to the masses and spilling scalding tea in the workroom. Divina is feeling salty over The Viv’s shallow opinion of her, Blu might be in over her head, Baga’s getting a bit swampy, and Cheryl is keen to make a splash in front of her namesake. The judges’ decisions may not have left us drippin’, but the humanity of what happened offstage was certainly refreshing. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Nov 17, 2019
Episode 191: Drag Race UK Episode 5 – Girl Groups
1:30:33
There’s a bit of uncertainty on Confidence Corner as The Vivienne goes from front runner to back of the pack in this week’s girl group challenge. Crystal struggles to shine, and Cheryl not only holds a note but carries her group. Meanwhile, Team Blu Baga de Campo delivers a performance so good (that legography!) that they not only nab three Ru-Peter badges, but a top spot on iTunes! The runway is a tight day at the races, but Divina wins by more than a nose in our books. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Nov 10, 2019
Episode 190: Drag Race UK Episode 4 – Snatch Game
1:33:22
The cornerstone of a Drag Race competition is finally here (and wow, did it make a splash in the pond): Snatch Game! The Vivienne trumped them all while Baga Chipz stayed strong as iron, Blu Hydrangea’s runway was eye-opening while her snatch game character was blue, and Crystal’s Rue wasn’t so clear. Davina honked her way into our hearts despite some traffic around Confidence Corner and Sum Ting Wong proved to be so right. Was the premiere UK season’s Snatch Game living up to its hype? Let us know your thoughts, Mary! Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Nov 03, 2019
Episode 189: Dragula S3 – Finale
1:20:44
Spoilers ahead, Mary! The Dragula Season 3 supermonster was crowned and we have celebratory thoughts. It’s good to be king! Landon Cider landed in the top as Season 3’s official supermonster. (In the words of another supermonster, we’re so proud to see it!) Dollya delivered impeccable glamour and THAT SKIN DRESS and Priscilla made us sick with filth, but Landon downright deconstructed a queer classic (and its heroine!) with his horror floor show, and continued to be an inspiration in the boudoir. (On an unrelated note, the last 15 minutes of this podcast episode is riddled with bad accents. Eek!) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 30, 2019
Episode 188: Drag Race UK Episode 3 – Posh on a Penny
1:26:39
It’s a Toot or Boot Sale in the workroom this week as the Top 8 try to style trash with panache. The Vivienne fast forwards with another blockbuster of a look, Baga gives us a sack’a scrubbers, Vinegar goes out of print, Cheryl (Chaz!) gets fingered for her fashion, and Davina assembles an ingenious idea out of IKEA. Sum Ting’s look wasn’t that wrong, but her lip sync was just right. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 27, 2019
Episode 187: Dragula S3 – Post Mortem AKA The Last Supper
1:02:10
The Hell Mouth is coming to a close, but before it does, we have one last supper (or drink in this case) with our dearly beloved Dragula monsters. We discuss Landon’s energy, Dollya’s maturity, Hallow’s meme being, and Louisianna’s precision. The second half of the episode we provide a post mortem going back through our favorite looks, challenges, and quotes of the season and even throw in a real throw back to a questionable Alright Mary segment. Who will win this season, Mary? Let us know your thoughts and wishes!   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.tasteofreality.com/alright-mary/ www.alrightmary.com
Oct 25, 2019
Episode 186: Drag Race UK Episode 2 – Downton Draggy
1:08:25
And the BAFTA goes to…well, maybe no one in this week’s Downton Abbey inspired acting challenge, but Baga Chipz certainly did MUCH BETTER than some of her fellow queens. The Vivienne continues to be the doyenne of the workroom, Divina’s divinely inspiring and just doesn’t see it yet, Sum Ting Wong does some things very right this week, at least in talking about her coming out story, and Scaredy Kat is sent off to the pound, though we suspect nine lives on that one… Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.alrightmary.com
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 185: Dragula S3 E8 with Drag King God Complex
1:51:23
We may be saying “Boo!” to this week’s elimination, but we are two pleased pumpkins to have Brooklyn drag king GOD COMPLEX on the podcast to discuss the Top 4 of Season 3 of Dragula! We cover the nuances of God’s drag, expectations put on drag kings and even share some tips for tipping! We also king and queen out on what each of our final 4 monsters brought to the competition and why Landon’s got this one in the bag. God Complex (he/him): @g0d.c0mplex (Instagram) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny (he/him): @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin (he/him): @colindrucker (Twitter) websites: Tasteofreality.com/alright-mary, www.alrightmary.com
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 184: Drag Race UK Ep 1 – Season Premiere
1:37:20
The premiere of Drag Race UK is serving British royalty realness this week! Our ten new heirs to the throne are giving us hometown glory and Buckingham Palace monarchy with two looks on the runway. Crystal pounds the stage and earns some coin, Sum Ting Wong stamps to the top, The Vivienne reaches great heights despite the flats, and Cheryl Hole needs a handbag. It’s a bitter start for Vinegar, Gothy’s breathy roaring barely makes a peep and Scaredy Kat has really got her dander up. Michelle picks the wrong nose, Alan Carr offers a cuppa in his dressing room and RuPaul is just having a smashing good time.   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Oct 13, 2019
Episode 183.5: *BONUS* Drag Race UK Ep 2 Teaser
0:18:23
Just a small crumpet to have with your tea, Mary! We give you the first act of our Drag Race UK discussion about Episode 2 Downton Draggy! Listen to the rest over on Patreon or wait a week when we publish for our free-skate listeners.   Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) Web: www.alrightmary.com
Oct 11, 2019
Episode 183: Dragula S3 E7 – Le Freak
1:12:28
Look at all the freaks! This week our monsters compete to be the main attraction at the Freak Show and Louisianna emerges as a real staple of the season by facing her fears all on one leg. We applaud Dollya’s decision to defend her drag, question Priscilla’s penchant for putdowns that pummel too hard, and analyze Evah’s self-destruction that has been tapping at her all season. Colin tortures Johnny with blueberries, Johnny campaigns for Miss Nelson’s drag persona, and a top three prediction rears its ugly head. Who is in your top three, Mary? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 182: Special Guest Jan Sport and Dragula Season 3 Episode 6 – The Operating Theatre
1:24:12
Jan Sport joins us this week to Mary out on the monsters, celebrate being a reference queen and talk about what’s next for Stephanie’s Child! The six uglies left standing are serving medical mystery realness for a haunted hospital photo shoot. The conversations in the boudoir are the real highlight, though—both Landon’s defense of Hollow and Louisianna’s revisiting of her roots. This season has veered straight into kind media territory, and it makes our black little hearts skip a beat. Jan Sport: @JanSportNYC ( Twitter and Instagram) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 05, 2019
Episode 181: *BONUS* Preview: Drag Race UK Season 1 E1: God Save The Queens
0:23:38
Alright Mary is two parts Drag Race viewing party, one part queer studies lecture and a healthy dose of obscure pop culture references, all wrapped in a nuanced layer of dad jokes and pun-offs served weekly with a side of piping-hot tea. Follow as we deep dive into RuPaul’s Drag Race, the world of Drag Race and the paradigm that RuPaul has created with this little (bidi-bidi) TV show.
Oct 04, 2019
Episode 180: Dragula Season 3 – Episode 5: No Throw Aways, Not Recycled
Reduce, reuse, revolt! The monsters are turning trash into fashion this week and making magic happen with markers for makeup. Priscilla has a moment interrupted by Hollow having a moment before rising to the top of the trash heap in the floor show (and interview with Season 2 pizza queen/calzone queen Disasterina!) But the real drama was what we didn’t see re: Hollow’s censored look and subsequent meltdown, bringing up a lot of questions around what’s allowed on TV and what is an apparent nightmare for all platforms. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary
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Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 27, 2019
Episode 179: Dragula Season 3 – Episode 4: The Demons Blood
The monsters are playing Dungeons & Drag Queens in this week’s acting challenge! (Cue the dramatic drone footage of the set.) Maddelyn goes mad for the sake of good TV, Hollow incites Babygate, Dollya parents her grandmother, Maxi Glamour serves Masky Glamour, Evah discusses her reconstruction, and Israel comes in. Whatever. We Mary out on Priscilla’s tanktop and put on a riveting two-hander about two-handers. Not that we’re conservatory trained or anything. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Sep 22, 2019
Episode 178.9: BONUS! DRAG: The Complete Story – Interview with Simon Doonan
We were just gooped to chat with the iconic Simon Doonan about his new book “DRAG: The Complete Story,” some of the amazing drag icons he discusses in the book, his own experience in drag, the evolution of comedy drag, why now is a good time to be a drag king and of course, the use of the nickname “Mary” in gay generations past and present! ABOUT THE BOOK With Simon Doonan’s trademark wit, plus stunning photography, DRAG: The Complete Story is the first flamboyant, poignant survey of drag culture for the modern reader. It offers an updated look at Drag grounded in the new culture landscape where gender-fluidity is the norm. DRAG: The Complete Story explores drag’s journey from the surprising, to the sophisticated, to the utterly bizarre. *All author proceeds for ‘DRAG: The Complete Story’ will go to the Ali Forney Center to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness. ABOUT SIMON DOONAN Former Drag Queen, author, and fashionista Simon Doonan is the Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York. His books include Soccer Style, Eccentric Glamour and Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. Simon appears as a judge on the NBC television show, Making It, co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. www.simondoonan.com CONTACT US! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 17, 2019
Episode 178: Dragula Season 3 – Episode 3: Drag Monsters of Rock
Rock out with your emotional honesty out! The nine remaining Uglies break off into bands for Dragula's staple of a rock challenge this week, but we waste no time celebrating the Big Mom and Big Aunt energy backstage from Louisianna and Hollow. Was this week's elimination a bit of rigor morris? Also, what makes "good bad drag" good? Plus: a PSA on tucking from Landon, some viewing party T from Maddelyn, and even more quotable MOMENTS from Hollow... Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Sep 13, 2019
Episode 177: Dragula Season 3 – Episode 2: Don’t Suck
While the claws aren't out yet this season yet, the fangs are this week as the ten remaining monsters transform into Vampire Queens. Ironically, the king of the room rules this challenge, but Hollow's confidence and worm reveals also take a bite out of the challenge. Our hearts are still with Louisianna, though, and especially with that Jean Rollin-inspired illusion, to say nothing of the mustard wrap... Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Sep 06, 2019
Episode 176: Dragula Season 3 – Episode 1: The Lesser of Two Evils
We are back in the boudoir with 11 new uglies for Season 3 of Dragula! We’re here for Louisiana’s Big Mom Energy, Hollow’s penchant for catchphrases, Dollya’s makeup tricks and Evah’s jawline. We spend plenty of time on the “fish” discussion, analyze the dynamics between Maddelyn and Yovska, celebrate a judging panel free of unnecessary roughness and—oh, we have an appropriately revamped theme song! Alright Scary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Aug 31, 2019
Episode 175: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 12 – Finale
If you're looking for a wonderful way to end a televised drag competition, look no further. This season 2 finale really stepped it up in terms of production, emotion, and drama. The three finalists gooped, gagged, and utterly broke us down with their talent. We can't believe it's over... but we're happy we watched this *after* watching RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 finale. There was so much more heart and artistry showcased! Well... only one thing left to say, Mary: Andele. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 174.5: *BONUS* Dragula Season 3 Meet The Monsters Hot Take
Alright, Scary! Summer is ending and we begin our weekly Dragula Season 3 discussions with a hot take on the new cast of creatures! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 174: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 11 – White Elephants + Reunion
It's been a stampede of queens this season, but only five remain to deliver white elephant eleganza--and of course, produce their own verses for a music video. But luckily, that means we get studio time with p'Gene and some vogueing 101 with p'Debbie! Frontrunner and Alright Mary favorite Angele Anang veers into Silky territory in the final lip sync, but is still the queen to beat against superstar returning contestants Kana and Kandy. We then catch up with the entire cast (except M Stranger Fox) at the reunion, where Katy Killer likely breaks her knee and we remember who Maya B'Haro was. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 173: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 10 – Twin Heroes
This week, we get to know the queens through their loved ones eyes! We celebrate the relationship between Bandit and his mom, Kandy and hers, and Kana and his little sister. Johnny gets emotional over the lip-sync song and Colin connects mostly with those elders in the mini-challenge. Also- Art is double booked this week on the runway so we're left with the Pangina as the baby-sitter home from college for the summer. This was a good one. Only one more challenge before the reunion, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Aug 12, 2019
Episode 172: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 9 – Thai Musical
There are few moments in reality TV that can compare to the moments at the end of this Drag Race Thailand episode. There's what life is like before this episode and then there's what life is like after this episode. Music! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 171 Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 8 – Snatch Game of Love
The top five are serving us the courage to be someone else in the main challenge: Snatch Game of Love! Deja Vu, right Mary? Vanda gives us a horny Cardi B, Srimala slays us with her quirky old lady drag, Bandit is perfection in yellow, and Tormai wins our hearts with a helicopter and a water gun. The real drama happens on the runway when Angele shows us the creation of her body and Vanda struggles to reveal herself and the judges are left... Hungry. The real gag is when Johnny finds out his favorite sent home queen returns to the competition! We go on many tangents, Mary... including a joyful Catherine O'Hara-gent as well as stories of Johnny's mom Flapush Debbie. Enjoy Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 170.5: *BONUS* An Interview With Genie
*Spoiler Warning: this interview may contain spoilers for Drag Race Thailand Season 2* Make a wish, Mary! This week, we get to talk with DRTs2 queen Genie who graciously offers up her journey to the Drag Race Thailand stage, behind-the-scenes logistics, and some wonderful perspectives on drag. She delights us with her humor, her music choices, and her insights. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Did we miss any questions you might have had? Do you have a wish? Reach out to Genie! You can find her on instagram @wishforgenie Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 170: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 7 – Food Lovers
It's dinner and a show this week with the Top 6 whipping up delicious designs inspired by classic Thai cuisine. We also get a pretty extensive crash course in cooking from the dreamy Chef Fang, which sends us on a long tangent about desirability politics and sexual preferences. Angele Anang serves up an amazing green curry (and interesting makeup choices), Bandit breaks her yolk but not her safe streak, Smirala is a good egg, Vanda should have ordered out, Genie's an acquired taste, and while Tormai isn't everyone's favorite dish, we'd certainly have seconds. Who will be served their just desserts in a three way lip sync? Our lips are sealed! (Well, not really. We talk about it in the episode.) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 169: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 6 – Power of Speech
Ironically, on the "power of speech" episode, we had a slight technical difficulty and Colin's mic crapped out 22 minutes in, but that didn't stop us from queening out on the Top 8's talk show circuit, Bandit's mature wisdom in the workroom, and Genie, Tormai and Vanda's powerful speeches on the runway. But of course, the biggest goop of the episode was the rigor morris called out at the 11th hour by Mocha. Pangina came painted to read this week and delivered the toughest love we've seen from her yet (babe!), teaching Mocha a powerful lesson in handling things maturely. (Gimhuay certainly got the hint and sashayed away with grace and dignity.) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 168: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 5 – Hollywood Inspirations
This week, we discuss the acting challenge on Drag Race Thailand Season 2 where the queens split up into teams and act in a horror soap opera called The Haunting Dolls. We discuss the standouts during the mini challenge, the rigor morris on the runway, and why Pangina has carved her own reality TV show character. Also, Johnny is super delirious this episode-- so the giggles will happen Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Jul 08, 2019
Episode 167: Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Episode 4 – Mother-Daughter
Drag Race Thailand has a makeover challenge and we're here for it, Mary. We get straight men asking queer questions, Pangina as stained glass windows to Art's Madonna, and many mother-of-the-bride concepts. We highlight our favorite moments in the work room with the special guest daughters and go crazy for a lip-sync song that has us writing letters. Enjoy, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary,com
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 166: Drag Race Thailand S2 E3 -Sang Thong – Ugly To Pretty
This week we get a recycled mini challenge, a Rigor Morris suspicious Maxi Challenge outcome (rare for DR Thailand), and Pagina Heals as Mariah Carey! On the runway, the queens have to serve two looks (again!) and we can't help but chant along with a past Pangina: don't be pretty, don't be pretty, don't be pretty, don't be pretty! The lip sync is a master class lead by (Queen's name redacted) and we were left fully gagged and fully in love. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jun 24, 2019
Episode 165: Drag Race Thailand S2 E2 – Under The Rainbow
We’re continuing on with our summer excursions at Drag Race Thailand summer camp. This episode features an (un)memorable mini-challenge, a maxi challenge win that leaves all but one queen in the dust, and a runway that will have you over the rainbow for all of these queens. Who will survive? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jun 17, 2019
Episode 164: Drag Race Thailand S2 E1 – Reborn This Way
Hey Mary! Happy summer and happy pride. This week, we're beginning our release of the Drag Race Thailand Season 2 episode discussions. We gag over Art and Pan Pan, gush about Mocha Diva out of drag, and celebrate a runway look that all queers can see themselves in. A towel dress. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 163: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E14 – The Odd Finale
In the wise words of CeCe Peniston, finally! We’ve reach the end of Season 11 (and 6 months of nonstop Drag Race)! The final four bring their best reveals to this showcase showdown, from Brooke’s SHOE reveal to Yvie’s Free Britney bloomers, while Vanjie gets an entire segment to herself and Nina reclaims her “Meh.” Ultimately, the odds are in Yvie’s favor, and we’re so proud to see her freak frag (sic) fly as Current Fucking Raging! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jun 03, 2019
Episode 162: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 – Reunion
To be honest, this episode is more about the island of Curacao than it is about the Season 11 reunion. We were both a bit underwhelmed by the highly-produced reunion episode, so instead of hating on it for an hour and a half, we plucked out the highlights, and diverted onto other topics like the gay wedding Johnny’s attending (in Curacao), the seemingly arduous task of DJ’ing, meeting Mary’s, and sleeping on Muriel’s Wedding as a Matreon movie. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) @colindrucker_ (Instagram) www.alrightmary.com
May 26, 2019
Episode 161: Drag Race S11 Ep 12 – Queens Everywhere
After a season full of surprises (lest we forget last week's tragic hero elimination of Nina West), this week's final challenge felt like it was covering familiar territory. A'keria's choreography journey, Brooke's musical risks and Silky's black panties showing all feel like stories we've seen before. Yvie is the exception, rebounding from a string of low performances to the top of the heap, while Vanjie proves she is the queen of making exits. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) @colindrucker_ (Instagram) www,alrightmary.com
May 20, 2019
Episode 160: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E11 – Go Big, Be Kind, Fucking Go West
Season 11’s narrative goes south this week with the elimination of Nina West—especially considering that it was Silky’s less than smooth lip sync that earned her the shantay. (And of course: “Meh.”) While we’re heartbroken, we’re celebrating the pride of season 11 this week with some of our favorite Nina moments. And also questioning the (admittedly fascinating) Silky narrative, the perpetual (and slightly uninspiring) rise of Brooke Lynn Hytes, and the vandalism of Vanjie with this week’s win. We untangle Wig Gate, enjoy another shot with Soju and close out the episode on a needed high note for our Last Chance Lip Sync. Go West, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
May 13, 2019
Episode 159: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E10 – Dragracadabra
We feel a bit sawed in half about this week’s magic act, Mary! Nina pulls a hell of a rabbit out of her hat with her triumphant stage performance, but the disappearing act the judges pull on Shuga Cain is a real sleight of hand. Silky seems to have no new tricks up her sleeve, Yvie’s dark arts are losing their luster, Brooke Lynn’s mom made our lashes vanish with an emotional video message, A’keria is spellbinding despite a flighty interpretation of the runway theme and Vanjie conjures up one more chance to prove herself with some bewitching caftanography. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
May 06, 2019
Episode 158.5: *BONUS* An Interview With Ross Mathews
Mary, please welcome to the stage acclaimed author, queer icon, host, intern, cyclist, fellow podcaster, dog-lover, and chicken finger aficionado... Rosh Mathewsch. Follow Ross on social media @hellorross and his podcast at @hellorosspod Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
May 02, 2019
Episode 158: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E9 – L.A.D.P.
Rescue 911! Somebody save this episode! Okay, so this week’s improv challenge was no crime against humanity—A’keria and Brooke are certainly innocent!—but in the lineup of Season 11’s episodes, this one is certainly suspect. Silky is practically bugging the judges to serve time in the Bottom 2, Nina and Shuga struggle with being bystanders in their scenes, Yvie is a star witness to A’keria’s winning turn and someone needed to call in Animal Control on Plastique and Vanjie. The cat fight turns into a Bottom 2 lip sync, but was the wrong queen sent away? We plead the fifth.... Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 157: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E8 – Snatch Game At Sea
Ahoy, Mary's! This season's Snatch Game is hitting the high seas (because it's a great way to tie in their sponsor?). Nina West does a first class job of teaching the children about both Harvey Fierstein AND Joanne Worley, but Silky sets a course for victory with TS Madison (or is that Silky in a 22 inch wig)? It's queen overboard for Brooke's Celine and Vanjie's "cash me outside" meme of the moment, but Yvie's wishy-washy Whoopi keeps us from getting the inevitable Branjie lip sync just yet. Also: A'keria gets a life preserver from home, Ru points at the stars, Nina's boy drag gets cruised and I managed to go this entire episode description of vaguely nautical puns without making a single poop deck reference. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 156: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E7 – From Farm To Runway
Plants on the runway! This week’s design challenge has the queens feeling their oats, wheats, grains, thins and oatmeal—and a whole array of other food groups—to create high fiber fashion on the runway! Plastique gets three mommies, Yvie gets fed up, Shuga gets fed, RaJah isn’t afraid to bark, Silky isn’t as smooth as she thinks, A’keria is your aunt who plays football, Nina West is Snoopy, Vanjie sounds off in Untucked and Brooke wastes no time showing personality with those reaction shots. Plus: Alyssa Edwards is here to help water this crop of queens with runway advice, and RuPaul tills the soil for another Emmy. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 14, 2019
Episode 155.5: *BONUS* – An Evening With Drag King Vigor Mortis
Mary, please welcome to the stage, New York City's beloved Drag King: Vigor Morits. We spent an evening discussing drag kings, gender, and more. It's a long discussion- but worth every second. He is a joy, a mary, and someone with amazing stories. Enjoy! Follow Vigor Mortis: @heyvigormortis on instagram and twitter. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 12, 2019
Episode 155: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 Ep6 – Draglympics
Go for the gold, Mary! The olympics of drag are doing draglympics complete with fanography (fan’s back!), voguing (I’m so into voguing right now), and some light shablams every now and then. Yvie’s honesty is put to the test while Vanjie talks through her tears in the work room. Nina West brings us operatic drag while Scarlet cuts a rug and a dress to try to stay in the competition for one more week. While Akeria finally takes home the gold, Rajah qualifies through one more last dance despite her 3rd time on the bottom. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 07, 2019
Episode 154: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E5 – Monster Ball
RuPaul’s throwing a monster mash this week for this season’s ball challenge. Most of these queens tend to serve more beauty than beast—and we’re not sure how half of them are trick-or-treating in those outfits—so it’s a runway big on ooky, but not quite spooky (besides Scarlet, who is somehow just safe this week). Ariel, like most mermaids, isn’t great on her feet, but was swimming away with that lip sync until that flip of the fin, and Brooke Lynn is, believe it or not, the only mummy on pointe in RuPaul’s Drag Race history. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 153.7: NUANCE – Branjie: Drag Race’s First Homance
This week on Nuance, we dive into all the goings-on in Untucked, including the budding buddying up of Brooke and Vanessa, Ariel telling the truth and Nina creating reaction gifs. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 26, 2019
Episode 153.5: BONUS! – Drag Me Down The Aisle (with Alexis Michelle!)
Say yaassss to the dress, Mary! We sat down with Alexis Michelle to queen out on TLC's "Drag Me Down the Aisle"! Alexis, Jujubee, Thorgy Thor and Bebe Zahara Benet bring the magic of drag all the way to Lancaster, PA, to help a young bride-to-be not only look fabulous on her wedding day, but feel fabulous everyday. "Drag Me Down the Aisle" is re-airing on TLC on Tuesday March 26th at 9pm (EST), and available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Follow Alexis Michelle everywhere at @alexislives Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 153: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 – Trump the Rusical
This week, there is collusion among the queens for a lip sync musical extravaganza inspired by both Grease and the grease fire that is current events. Nina West continues to win the popular vote, Ariel struggles in the primaries, and Brooke and Vanjie might be rigging each other's polls. The Divine Miss Minj makes an appropriately ginger cameo, Silky snags a win that could be considered fake news, and RaJah air guitars no less than three times in the lip sync but still gets the electoral vote from the judges. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 152.5: NUANCE – Yvie Oddly’s Ode to Honesty
On this week's Nuance, we dive into Yvie and Silky's battle of principles (complete with a non-sequitur of a dress reveal), how important it is or isn't to know pop culture references, which diva we could host a televised prayer circle for, and who deserves to be awarded. this week's Best Supporting Actress. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 19, 2019
Episode 152: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 – Diva Worship
Praise be, Mary! The queens are ministers of the good word of musical divas Mariah Carey and Britney Spears, but only one group can ascend to the heavenly safety of the Untucked lounge. Nina West, on the third challenge, has risen, and Vanjie is making the most of her second coming. But a vengeful Ru casts a plague of lip syncs on half the queens, giving Honey a hell of a time for falling from grace--I mean, the stage. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 151: BONUS! Alright Mary Live w/ Darcelle XV + Anthony Hudson (2019 Listen Up PDX Festival)
We had our very first live show at the 2019 Listen Up PDX Festival in February! While Portland has lovely people and delicious potatoes, it also has legendary drag, including the oldest working drag queen (with a Guinness World Record to prove it!), Darcelle XV! We had the huge honor of sitting down with both Darcelle (aka Walter Cole) and Portland's premier drag clown Anthony Hudson (aka Carla Rossi) to discuss what exactly is Portland drag, how the city's drag scene even started (it's largely thanks to lesbians!) and the experience of watching the queer community evolve through some of its most formative decades. This was a really amazing experience--a big thank you to Listen Up PDX for making this happen! @ListenUpPDX (Twitter) Follow Anthony Hudson at @thecarlarossi everywhere! (And we highly recommend Anthony's podcast Gaylords of Darkness!) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 150: RuPaul’s Drag Race S11 E2 – Good God Girl, Get Out!
Do you smell Oscar buzz from this week’s double feature acting challenge? Yeah, neither do we, but People’s Choice Awards for sure to Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Shuga Cane, and of course this week’s Best Actresses — a tie on Drag Race, can you imagine?! — Yvie Oddly and Scarlet Envy. We’re then seeing stars on the runway with astrologically inspired couture, but it’s just not in the cards for Kahanna this week once Mercedes finally revs into high gear in the lip sync. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 149.5: *BONUS* The ABCs Of Drag Challenge
Alright, Mary - we're taking the "ABCs of Drag" challenge from our friends over at Grizzly Kiki. We assign a quote, artifact, person, etc. to each letter of the alphabet as it relates to Drag Race. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Mar 07, 2019
Episode 149: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 – Whatcha Unpackin’?
The wait is over, Mary’s! The Season 11 premiere is teeming with queens new and old—as well as a refreshingly re-engaged RuPaul. Vanjie is gunning for Narrator from the start—but we’re not mad at it, Mary! We’re also living for Canada’s Brooke Lynn, and are bringing our sweet tooth (sweet teeth?) for this season’s pizza queen. And then there’s Hurricane Silky, a cavalcade of Davenports, some serious BDE from Yvie Oddly, and the potential cast for All Stars 5 in the photo shoot. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 148: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Season Recap
Now that both queens have been crowned, we’re looking back on our favorite looks, quotes and choices of All Stars 4. We also check the math on those report cards, share our final thoughts on the double-win and review the Best Supporting Actresses of Drag Race. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Feb 24, 2019
Episode 147: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Super Queen Grand Finale
And the winner is…well, there’s room for everybody, let’s just say that! All Stars 4 saved one more goop for the finale, crowning both our pizza queen Monet X Change and pageant royalty Trinity the Tuck in a last minute twist. We explore the arguments for and against the tie, celebrate the unequivocal Best Supporting Actress of the episode (if not the season) and discuss the inherent meritocracy of Drag Race and how All Stars changes the game and potentially the foundation of the show. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Feb 16, 2019
Episode 146: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Sex and the Kitty Girl
This week on All Stars, the final 5 are brunching and bitching as the cast of Sex and the City (and their unnamed characters for copyright reasons) in a threequel no one asked for. Meanwhile, we couldn’t help but wonder… who wrote this script? But all is forgiven this episode once the topic of NUANCE comes up in the workroom! Then it’s a revival of Cats on the runway (plus one airbrushed lion), Janet in the lip sync, and finally, the Top 4 of All Stars 4. Meow, Mary! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 145: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – RuPaul’s Best Judy’s Race
The queens get by with a little help from their Judy's for this season's makeover challenge. The Top 6 are serving chosen family resemblance realness--though some are more like distant cousins or ex-spouses who once hosted a variety show together. We discuss how Judy Garland had (and hadn't) kicked off the Stonewall riots and find plenty of Best Supporting Actress nuances to nominate. We get into report cards vs. strategy, which runway looks sent us over the rainbow and why Naomi is a ninja star. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 144.5: *NUANCE* Meet The Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 (Hot Take)
This week, our hot takes on the Season 11 queens have cooled just enough to discuss who we’re excited by right off the bat, who we’re keeping a curious eye on, and what trends we’re noticing with this season’s cast. It’s too early to call it, but we already know who we’ve got our odds on (hint hint)... Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 144: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Queens Of Clubs
HGTV meets downtown NYC as the seven superstars still standing split into teams to curate the hottest party you can have in a cubicle on a soundstage in Simi Valley. Monet and Monique are putting the E.T. in meet & greet, Latrility are a’buzz with bee puns, Naomi carries the weight of Club 96 on her skinny shoulders and it’s last call for Valentina’s French vanilla fantasy. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 143: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – LaLaPaRUza
Put ya lighters up, it's a RuPaulapalooza! Or is it a LuLaRuPaZa? A Lululemon Pizzeria? Either way, all the eliminated queens are back to duke it out in some All Stars lip sync death matches. Latrice isn't mad, but don't get it twisted, she is back to attack Monique Heart for bypassing her path to the crown. Is she possessed by the Spirit of Delusion, or just giving us the drama we've been asking for? Also, is Trinity nervous? Gia seems to think she looks nervous. Naomi bends but doesn't snap, Farrah works on her hair toss, Valentina channels her inner Alexis Michelle, Jasmine, for one brief moment, reminds us of her mastery, and Monet and Manila have the easiest week ever in Drag Race history. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 142: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Roast In Peace
The queens pay their disrespects to RuPaul’s dearly departed best Judy—the original pizza rat herself, Lady Bunny! In this roast of the living dead, Monet and Manila burn the house down while Trinity and Naomi are dead on arrival, Monique calls on the spirits, and Valentina’s on life support. Despite an instantly iconic Top 2 lip sync, the All Star rules are changing this week, and some familiar faces are back in the workroom. Everyone is officially gooped, but hey, that’s showbiz. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 141.5: *NUANCE* – Manila’s Maxi Challenge
Manila Luzon faced a true maxi challenge on the runway last week when her first choice for a runway dedicated to padding was deemed “distasteful.” We bring lots of question marks and exclamation points to the controversy over a period, then dive into some hot takes on who’s making it to Top 4 at this stage of the game. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 11, 2019
Episode 141: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Jersey Justice
It's disorder in the courtroom when the queens duke it out in a small claims court off Exit 7 of the Garden State Parkway presided over by the questionably honorable Michelle Visage. This week's improv challenge inspires some questionable Jersey drag, but Monique's ironbound commitment and Manila's new arc as the queen to beat take them both to the top of the turnpike. Latrice is feeling unpleasant at this point, Monet narrowly misses her exit and Trinity is guarding her state in this competition by maintaining a union with Valentina. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 140.5: *NUANCE* – Are We Done With Snatch Game?
In this week's Nuance, we chime in on the state of Snatch Game in the series and what the future might hold for this consistently anticipated episode. We then take a deeper look at Snatch Game, comparing how this season's all star queens performed on their own seasons' Snatch Games and how often past winners of this checkpoint challenge go on to win or get close to the crown. Do we officially have our frontrunners for All Stars 4? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 140: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Snatch Game Of Love
Happy New Year's Eve, Mary! The queens are looking for love in all the [blank] places when this season's Snatch Game is remixed as a Celebrity Love Connection. Trinity Taylor's stodgy Caitlyn Jenner and Manila's muppet-like Streisand shine while Gia Gunn hangs on by her fingernails as Jenny Bui and Latrice is once again not having it with this romper room fuckery, but this time as Della Reese. Valentina lives her telenovela fantasy in the Bottom 2, Naomi continues to ninja through the competition, Monet and Trinity try not to laugh through a produced fight and narrator of the season Monique continues to be gooped. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 140: BONUS! A Diva’s Christmas Carol
Merry merry, Mary! This week's Matreon episode is a surprise Christmas open skate for all of our Mary's as we revisit a VH1 production of A Christmas Carol from 2000 starring Drag Race alum Vanessa Williams as the titular diva Ebony Scrooge. The movie is a total cheese log, but it's worth it for an oddly sexy Bob Crachett, some lukewarm acting from Chilli as this version's Marley, Kathy Griffin with her old nose as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and the seductive musical stylings of Desire. ("Heartquake" is guaranteed to get your sleigh bells jingling this holiday season, Mary!) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Dec 25, 2018
Episode 139.5: *NUANCE* – Gia Guns, Farrah Roars, And Monique Wins Best Supporting Actress
This week on Nuance, we take a deeper dive into the workroom confrontation between Gia and Farrah (and Monique!), share some thoughts on The Vixen, and solve a musical Mary mystery. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 139: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 Ep 2 – Super Girl Groups, HENNY
Alright Henny! This week the queens are auditioning as back-up singers for Season 3 sweetie Stacy Layne Matthews—well, sort of. Stacy doesn’t actually sing either of the songs. We’re not quite sure what she’s doing here. But it doesn’t really matter because the real star this episode is Gia Gunn taking aim at Farrah Moan. We also get to the heart of the matter with Monique, fantasize about Sister Act 3, wave a bandanna at Kacey Musgraves, lust a little for Leland and gag over a magical micro-moment from an otherwise mellow Manila (runway aside). And oh, that lip sync-- we were "into" it. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 138: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – Super Queen Variety Show
Oh say can you see, Mary! All Stars 4 kicks off with some USO realness as the returning ten queens kick, flip, tuck and—well, whatever Jasmine was doing—for an audience of LGBTQ veterans. Monique and Monet extend their trademarks into talents, Manila keeps it conceptual, Trinity teaches us a lesson and Farrah learns one. It’s a tame start in a season full of superstars, but we’re keeping an eye on Gia Gunn’s tendency for target practice, Valentina’s virtuous potential and Latrice’s wabi-sabi star power to keep things interesting this season.
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 137.5: *NUANCE* Holi-Slay Spectacular And All Stars 4 Cast Interview
Merry Christmas, Mary! The Alright Mary aftershow is back! This week, we are diving into the Holi-Slay Spectacular (which we generally disagreed on), and then break down that incredibly awkward All Stars 4 panel interview the queens did with Carson for Build. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 137: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 – Snatch Game
For the reputation that Season 7 gets, it definitely has one of the series' tightest snatches--Snatch Game, that is. From Kennedy's rootie-tootie Little Richard to Violet's nail flying off as Alyssa Edwards to Pearl's grotesque interpretation of Big Ange, there's a lot to love here--and a lot to question (Why did Ginger also win this week?). And while Max delivers a dulled Sharon Needles, it doesn't justify the egregiously shady edit she gets on the runway. Also, she looked better in gray. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 136.5: *BONUS* A Queer Media Discussion With Kevin Phinney
Hey Mary! Our partners at Metrosource have launched their "People We Love" campaign in order to recognize the amazing queer people and allies in the media right now. We have Metrosource writer and interviewer Kevin Phinney on to talk about the campagin and reflect on queer media in the past, present, and future. We discuss Trick 2 and his interview with Coco Peru, John Waters' take on drag queens then and now, Hannah Gasdby, and of course, RuPaul's Drag Race. Enjoy, Mary! Episode discussion links: https://metrosource.com/peoplewelove/ vote for your favorite queen: https://metrosource.com/legendaryqueens/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 136: Drag Race Season 7 – Ru Hollywood Stories (w/ Nick Kochanov!)
Merle's back on the judges panel and Nick Kochanov is back on Alright Mary! This week's wonky acting challenge includes Ginger in her element, Fame akimbo, Kennedy serving Twin Peaks realness and Kandy somehow still in this competition. Jaidynn gets an underdog story while Pearl gets away with murder on the runway, Max dares to go gray another day and Katya continues to give citrus-clutching brilliance in the confessionals. Follow Nick on Twitter/Instagram: Nick: @NickKochanov The No Good Very Bad Gay Podcast: @badgaypod Squirrel Friends Cocktail Hour: @SFCHpodcast Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 135: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 – The Despy Awards
Do I have something on my face? The queens compete in a mock awards ceremony showing off their banter skills in this week's Despy Awards episode. Kasha Davis shines as Joan Rivers before flubbing one word during the challenge, Katya's grapefruits over PearlGate are the size of pumpkins, and Max emerges as the kind-media queen we were looking for. Does RuPaul go in too deep to create drama within Pearl or is Pearl just not getting the "reality tv" part of this show? Colin and Johnny weigh in.
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 134: Drag Race Season 7 – Spoof! (There It Is)
The queens are serving their best Weird Al realness in this week's song parody challenge. While none of them are chart toppers, Jaidynn sails through with her Bianca del Rio impression, Katya shines as a peeling beach bum and Kennedy turns out Ru's favorite nuances for the win. Meanwhile, Kandy's not selling it and Pearl's toast from the get-go, but in a season shocker, a fan favorite it sent sashaying off into the sunset instead... Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 133.5: *BONUS* All Stars 4 Cast Reveal Reaction and Predictions
The off-season is officially over, Mary! The cast of All Stars 4 was just announced and we’ve got hot takes on the lineup of returning queens including our picks and predictions for who will go all the way to the Hall of Fame this season. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 133: Drag Race Season 7 – Shakesqueer With Nick Kochanov
Good now, Maid Mary! This week, Nick Kochanov from Squirrel Friends Cocktail Hour puts on his best Colin Drucker drag and joins Johnny in recapping the infamous car-crash, Shakesqueer! They dive into the "goddamn excuses" F-bomb dropped by Mama Ru, praise the game of Pearl Pinball happening during the challenge, uncover Kennedy Davenport’s "much ado" defense mechanism when interacting with Violet, and of course dish on the binary created by the bitter old lady brigade and the young queens. We hope it’s as you like it because otherwise we’re "shrew”-ed!
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 132: Drag Race Season 7 – Glamazonian Airways
Welcome aboard, Mary! Lip-syncing challenges, from Season 5's Lipsync Extravaganza to Season 10's Pharmarusical, are a Drag Race standard. Glamazonian Airways is definitely one of the stronger of the bunch. (Better than Bitch Perfect? We'll discuss.) We also cover Miss Fame's brand, Katya's confessional body language, Kasha's scene stealing, Trixie's glasses, Jaidynn's knee and Sasha's boob. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 131: BONUS! Hocus Pocus
Happy Halloween, Mary's! We are FINALLY queening out on 1993's "Hocus Pocus," which is less ooky spooky and more campy vampy, with Matreon alums Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker putting a spell on queers and queens the world over as the Sanderson Sisters. But we spend plenty of time discussing Max's maximum cringe factor, Dani's precarious precociousness, Allison's age and how hot the dad was. (And the bus driver and the fake cop.) By the way, did you know Max was a virgin? Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 130: Drag Race Season 7 – Born Naked
We're HERE, Mary's! H-E-R-E! Season 7 may have been a bit of a slog for everyone the first time around, but in retrospect it's a season of stars! This week we say hello to some favorites--Katya, Trixie, Jasmine, Kasha, Kennedy, and of course, Miss Kandy Ho in the MF'ing house--and keep our queer eyes on queens like Pearl and Miss Fame. The episode is a parade of looks with little precious workroom banter, but Katya emerges quickly as the narrator and Violet shines despite a thorny start. We Mary out on Michelle unnecessarily clocking a bit of boy on the runway, Trixie evolving from outcast to All Star and Jasmine being stoned in the workroom, before bidding a saggy, soggy adieu to Tempest DuJour. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 129: BONUS! An Afternoon with Biqtch Puddin
Our favorite part of Dragula is how much heart the show has (under all the grime and guts), and no one is a better example of that than the current reigning supermonster, Biqtch Puddin. We spent a cozy October afternoon chatting with the Season 2 winner about everything from carving out a unique career path to the perks of picking up tricks in Brooklyn. We got all the gory details on some of the her most memorable looks ("Hey Fred!") and queened out on drag icons like the Boulet Brothers, Disasterina and JonBenet Ramsey. Biqtch Puddin: @biqtchpuddin (Instagram/Twitter) Boulet Brothers: @bouletbrothers (Instagram/Twitter) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 128: Dancing Queen
Underneath the wigs and lashes and everything else that makes Alyssa Edwards pop (tongue pop, to be specific), there's Justin Johnson, the acclaimed dance instructor and lifelong resident of Mesquite, Texas. This week, we're queening out on Dancing Queen, the first season of the Netflix series featuring the infamous Beyond Belief Dance Studio as well as a deeper look into Justin's relationships with his birth family and his drag family--and a drag number every episode and color commentary from Alyssa serving Higher Self realness. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 127: NUANCE – DragCon NYC Reflection + Carrie (1976)
Before we head home to Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race from our summer vacations into Drag Race Thailand and Dragula, we thought we'd take a week to reflect briefly on DragCon 2018 NYC and give you a movie review of one of our favorite queer movies that deserves a larger discussion: Carrie (1976). It speaks to that queer kid in all of us. Trust me, Carrie....er... Mary.
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 126: Dragula Season 2- Episodes 9 & 10: The Last Supper + Finale
Before America's next drag supermonster can be crowned (and covered in blood), the exterminated seven are reanimated to join the Top 3 for a family dinner hosted by the Boulets and catered by Meatball, where we FINALLY get into the infamous Monikkie shame. Then it's on to the final floor show. After some compelling testimony in the boudoir from each queen, we get a cavalcade of glamour, filth and horror, including James Majesty getting mustardy, Victoria Elizabeth embracing her inner blackness and Biqtch eating more than just pudding....Which queen will take home in the crown? Well, we spoiled it like five episodes ago. But she more than earns it this episode! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 125: Dragula Season 2 – Episodes 7 & 8: Wasteland Weekend
The final four pack their bags for a weekend away at Wasteland--think Burning Man, except you might actually see someone lit on fire. Mad Max meets Max Factor in a Four Horseman of the Apocalypse inspired photo shoot before a group performance in the evening that, well, happens. We get a welcomed return from our Season 1 supermonster, Biqtch being the adult in the car, Abhora emerging as the most nuanced contestant, queens beating the snot out of each other with foam bats and LOTS of questions about the logistics and social customs of Wasteland. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 124: DragCon NYC Plans!
Hey Mary's! With DragCon NYC fast approaching this weekend, a quick check-in to let you know when and where to find us there. (Mary's who won't be there, don't fret! We plan to live tweet the entire day!) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 123: Dragula Season 2 – Episodes 5 & 6: Scream Queens + Gothic Brides
Season 2's six remaining supermonsters trek out to the woods to give scream queen realness in Episode 5's slasher challenge, with Peaches Christ and Miss Coco Peru serving us Siskel & Ebert (if they were somebody's sensible aunts). Biqtch Puddin' not only kills the challenge but the extermination as well with her gifable reactions. Then it's a funereal wedding floor show in Episode 6 that ends in an unfortunate divorce with one of the season's standouts. We spend a significant amount of this episode queening out on Disasterina. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 122: Dragula Season 2 – Episode 3 & 4: Shock Rock & Metal + SciFi Babies
HEY FRED! Johnny and Colin discuss the next two episodes of Dragula season 2 and find a new episode to beat in Sci Fi Babies. We go toe to toe on Erika Klash's need for camera time vs. her adult in the room qualities, find a new type of queen in our love for Disasterina, and discuss some of the tea we got from our Marys who are in the know. The Boulet Brothers are flawless of course in their cold opens and in this episode, we point out more of their kindness and knowledge. By the way (in a high pitched voice),"What about 80s Glam Rock was expensive?" Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 121: Dragula Season 2 – Episodes 1 & 2: Cenobites + Ghost Town Ghouls
Alright Scary! This week we're diving into the ooky-spooky world of Dragula with a double header of Episodes 1 and 2. Our Season 2 supermonsters are bringing backstory to the boudoir from day one--Abhora abhors Biqtch Puddin', James performs Her Majesty, Monikkie is shameless and Kendra gives us military grade ghoul. Victoria and Abhora shine in both floor shows, Felony makes a fatal flaw, Disasterina serves monstrous mother in her babies dress and the Boulet Brothers host the hell out of the whole thing. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 120: NUANCE – Summer Tidbits
This week, as we come down from the high of Drag Race Thailand and before we gear up for Season 2 of Dragula, we're catching up on things like: plans for DragCon, delayed thoughts on Pearlgate, Colin's latest feature on In the Details and Johnny's trip to Barcelona, plus some movie recommendations, a moment of appreciation for our sister podcast and a little Mary'ing out on sobriety. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Sep 03, 2018
Episode 119: Drag Race Thailand Episode 8 – Final Runway
Our Top 3 Southeast Asian sensations are back for one more round of challenges before the crowning--only this time, it's in front of a live studio audience! Drag Race Thailand's finale may be one of the best--not only do all of the eliminated queens return for a brief reunion and get to give us multiple looks throughout the night, we get Pangina in performance, Art Arya running the show with an iron fist in a velvet glove, a host of past guests on the judges panel (hey Christoris!), a lip sync with ANOTHER twist and fierce final performances produced from head to toe by the Top 3 queens themselves before the winner is finally announced for "Drag Race Thailand debut season!" Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Aug 26, 2018
Episode 118: Drag Race Thailand Episode 7 – The Royal Fire
Our Thai top four may be at the last 100 meters, but it's going to be an exhausting sprint to Top 3! That being said, Annee Maywong lives up to her nickname (the one we've given her, anyway) of Anne May Win, because she sweeps this entire episode, from makeup mini-challenge to Songkran goddess on the runway. All of the eliminated queens return for a mini-makeover/unconventional materials challenge before the whole cast puts on an extravagant soap opera that puts every other Drag Race acting challenge to shame. The game of musical chairs for Top 3 reaches an emotional conclusion on the runway for our resident pizza queen, but this journey to the finale ends with the same joy and positivity we've come to love all season. Come through, kind media!
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 117: Drag Race Thailand Episode 6 – Commercial, Commercial
Drag queens need to know how to market themselves--and what better way to practice than marketing some SIM cards care of Drag Race Thailand sponsor LINE Mobile! Our resident elephant queen sweeps the episode with her trunk and her charm, while Jaja gets a little coo-coo and Natalia Pliacam gives us flashbacks to the furry in "The Shining." The runway is influencer inspired (even if Chompoo was giving us more influenza with her under the weather appearance on the judging panel)before another shocking lip sync that had us crying, "You've made the wrong decision!" Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Aug 12, 2018
Episode 116: Drag Race Thailand Episode 5 – Snatch Game
The library is open and so are our hearts as we watch Drag Race Thailand's first ever Snatch Game! Amadiva blows us all away in her reading challenge, Natalia Pliacam gives us nuance nuance nuance as Miss Sumanee(that's three drinks, Mary), and B Ella blows us all away as she emerges as a comedy queen alongside JaJa. We comment on the first negativity from a guest judge toward Annee May Wong, find our disagreement with the runway/lip sync outcome (an elephant never forgets...), and of course... we are gooped, gagged, and waving our hankies at that intoxicating lip sync! As Pangina Heals says, "Thank F@#$%ing you!"
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 115: Drag Race Thailand Episode 4 – Pink Carpet and Thai Movie Runway
Mary, if you are gonna start Drag Race Thailand anywhere but the beginning, start here. We go in this week and love on the nuanced faces of JaJa in the mini-challenge, gag over every runway look (Every. Single. One) and name B Ella as the Pizza Queen we all need right now (Pizza = always good even when its bad). We also hail the production of the runway which sets Drag Race Thailand apart from RuPaul's Drag Race in a very important way. Get into, Mary!
Jul 29, 2018
Episode 114: Drag Race Thailand Episode 3 – Curtain to Couture
Even without the Gone With the Wind reference, the curtain challenge is a classic example of resourcefulness and imagination. The Top 8 are turning drapes and panels into looks, looks, looks--but not before a welcomed return to puppet-based mini challenges. Art Arya is a hoot the whole episode ("Christoris!") and Pan Pan gets cuter by the draped blazer.
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 113: BONUS! – Nanette
As soon as we both saw Hannah Gadsby's "Nanette," we knew we needed an entire episode to discuss... Get in touch! Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) and "In the Details: a Celebration of Nuance" on iTunes! www.alrightmary.com
Jul 20, 2018
Episode 112: Drag Race Thailand – Episode 2 – The Power Of Love
Everybody say love! This week, we head back to the southeast Asian workroom as the remaining nine queens (well, nine once Morrigan comes back from having a terrible time in the bathroom) say "I Do" to themselves in a recreation of the Season 2 "Here Comes the Bride" photoshoot challenge before giving variations on the theme of "the power of love" on the runway. Apparently, that means being pregnant, resulting in this season's version of Kimonogate.
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 111.5: NUANCE – Finale Fashion Photo Review (with Grizzly Kiki!)
Before we officially close out the season, enjoy some nuanced BONUS content, Mary! Here is the extensive runway rundown we did with the queens from Grizzly Kiki during our Season 10 finale joint recap. Looks looks looks! Grizzly Kiki: @GrizzlyKiki (Twitter, instagram, Facebook) www.grizzlykiki.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) and "In the Details: a Celebration of Nuance" on iTunes! www.alrightmary.com
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 111: Drag Race Season 10 – End of Season Awards!
Before we say goodbye to a season that has truly been a production, often an ooh-ahh sensation, and occasionally quite brown cow stunning, we celebrate our favorite looks, quotes, moments, queens, and of course nuances of Season 10, and discuss what we'd love to see happen in future seasons. Facts are facts, America--this season may have not always known its words, and its wig may have fallen clear off its head at times, but you've got to give to Season 10: it, nevertheless, still wiggled. (And it also gave us Monique Heart!) Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 110: Drag Race Season 10 – Grand Finale (with Grizzly Kiki!)
Let's have a kiki, Mary! We've invited the queens from the Grizzly Kiki podcast over to recap the finale of what has been a marathon of a season! Grizzly Kiki: @GrizzlyKiki (Twitter, instagram, Facebook) www.grizzlykiki.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) and "In the Details: a Celebration of Nuance" on iTunes! www.alrightmary.com
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 109: Drag Race Season 10 – Queens Reunited
It’s family reunion time at RuPaul’s Drag Race, and let’s just say, sh*t got real. It truly is Asia O’Hara’s Drag Race when she stands up to Ru in The Vixen’s defense, reminding us once again that beyond the glitter and glam, this is supposed to be a community of people. Tears are shed with Dusty and Monique, Vanjie reminds us that she’s so much more than a catchphrase, Kalorie eats popcorn from a sandwich bag, Mayhem creates screen time for herself when none is given and Kameron is crucified in the 11th hour for her coyness. We of course spend a significant portion of this episode dissecting Ru’s interactions with Asia and The Vixen and where things went astray. Patreon: www.patreon.com/alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @alrightmary Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram) Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter) www.alrightmary.com
Jun 23, 2018
Episode 108: Drag Race Season 10 Episode 12 – American
Oh beautiful for spacious skies, Mary! The final challenge is upon us fooling nobody with any suspense of the outcome. But we gotta let the kids play, right? Hate all you want on this follow-through episode, but we insist on its importance. We go deep into how these queens are positioned before the live finale, celebrate arguably the most important segment RuPaul’s Drag Race offers to its viewers, and Colin recounts meeting a rather grand “friend” in the lovely Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We're almost done with this season. Who do you *want* to win?
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 107.5: NUANCE – “Pose” Premiere + “The Boys in the Band” on Broadway
Episode 107.5: NUANCE - "Pose" Premiere + "The Boys in the Band" on Broadway by Colin & Johnny
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 107: Drag Race Season 10 – Evil Twins
Episode 107: Drag Race Season 10 - Evil Twins by Colin & Johnny
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 106: Drag Race Thailand – Episode 1
To quote the legendary Gia Gunn, we're just taking a little trip to Asia and landing like fresh tilapia on Drag Race Thailand! With a week off from Season 10, we're getting a head start on this little biddi-biddi TV show's southeast Asian sister by diving into the first episode. We still don't know who wins, but there are a few queens we're already excited about. (To say nothing of "big mama" Natalia Pliacam!) We also go on a tangent about gay cruises, Drag Race music cues, campy competitiveness and Project Runway Season 10 contestants. Our apologies for the sound this week, we only realized after recording that our mic's really failed us. Nevertheless, we wiggled!
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 105.5: NUANCE – Untucked + Hurricane Bianca 2 + The Great British Bake-Off
In this week's NUANCE, we discuss this week's episode of Untucked, some thoughts on Hurricane Bianca 2, reacting to The Great British Bake Off, plus we condragulations to our Mary's in Ireland and get a whole rack of love from the UK.
May 28, 2018
Episode 105: Drag Race Season 10 – Social Media Kings Into Queens
Six camera ready social media mavens make for good TV in this season's makeover challenge. Cracker finally catches a break with Miss Cookie, who joins the legion of breakout makeovers (like Sarge...). We look back on previous season's narrators, spend an inordinate amount of time talking about ugly crying, theorize about the future of Miss Vanjie, thirst for Chester See and ponder a season without our bespectacled narrator as we say a fond farewell to Monet X Change.
May 28, 2018
Episode 104.5: NUANCE – Muscle Mary: Considering Kameron Michaels
In this week's NUANCE, we dive into this week's Untucked, and specifically focus on Kameron Michaels and what her story and significance on the show is, the importance of seeing a successful introvert on television and why the other queens are pushing her to open up.
May 21, 2018
Episode 104: Drag Race Season 10 – Breastworld
In Breastworld, all your fantasies can come true--so long as those fantasies involve Bingo and something to do with chicken. Despite a questionable script for this week's acting challenge, Aquaria finds her niche as a relatable robot (which has sort of been Miz Cracker's thing this whole season, right?) while Kameron struggles with human emotions altogether. Monet wears even less hair on the runway, Eureka taint afraid of no splits in the lip sync and Cracker gets crumbs from the judges once again.
May 21, 2018
Episode 103.5: NUANCE – Don’t Judge a Queen by Her Cover, Girl
In this week's Nuance, we take a deeper dive into who we think Kameron Michaels really is, explore how Eureka's size might influence people's opinions of her and try to decode Aquaria.
May 14, 2018
Episode 103: Drag Race Season 10 – The Unauthorized Rusical
Wagon Wheel Watusi, Mary! The queens are channeling their inner Chad Michaels to bring us Cher through the ages in this season's live singing Rusical. But first, we queen OUT on Asia's chat with The Vixen in the workroom. We also discuss Aquaria's long con, who really should have won this week and disagree on the amazingness of that lip sync. Plus: Mario Kart strategies, Billy Eichner fantasies and the nuances of air instruments done right (if that's possible).
May 14, 2018
Episode 102.5: NUANCE – Unpacking Untucked
In this week's Nuance, we discuss the post-Snatch Game Untucked--specifically The Vixen and the subtext of her anger. Get in touch, Mary! Twitter: @alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/alrightmary www.alrightmary.com
May 07, 2018
Episode 102: Drag Race Season 10 – SNATCH GAME
Well blank me silly, Mary--it's Snatch Game! The top 7 have made it to the heart of the season--and for the Heart of the Season, it's the end of a tough road. (But nevertheless, she wiggled!) We celebrate Monique Heart a little more before turning our attention to this season's panel of celebrity guests. Aquaria's Melania was surprisingly nuanced, while Asia's Beyonce was more Mommie Dearest than Sasha Fierce, with her sights set on The Vixen's not fully realized Blue Ivy. But the real drama is on the runway when Ru stokes the fire by asking who should go home this week... Get in touch, Mary! Twitter: @alrightmary Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/alrightmary www.alrightmary.com
May 07, 2018
Episode 101.5: NUANCE – The Declaration of Blair St. Clair
In this week's Nuance, we talk about the importance of Blair St. Clair telling her story and our thoughts on trauma healing and the effects of abuse in the queer community. We also spend a few minutes on what's been going on with Tyra Sanchez and give some more love to "Whimsically Volatile."
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 101: Drag Race Season 10 – DragCon Panel Extravaganza
Proportionize, Mary! And productize! The queens are creating fantasy DragCon panels and learning what it really takes to pay your rent as a Ru girl. Monet and Eureka are something of a dream team, while Miz Cracker reads Blair to filth but forgets to read the room first. Meanwhile, Monique Heart is running away with this entire season and isn't getting nearly enough credit for it. We explore what Kameron's real backstory is, digest that air instrument incident that happened during the lip sync, and send Ms. St. Clair off with a thoroughly modern Last Chance Lip Sync.
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 100.5: NUANCE – Breaking the 4th Wall + Whimsically Volatile
This week on NUANCE, we discuss a new appreciation for Miz Cracker, we spend only like a few minutes on the whole Robbie Turner thing, talk about Instagram thirst trapping. and give our thoughts on the recent episodes of Katya's podcast.
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 100: Drag Race Season 10 – The Bossy Rossy Show
Geraldo oh no she betta don't, Mary! Donahue betta work! Dip into the cool waters of Ricki Lake! This week, the quee