The gulf between contestants has been particularly wide this season on RuPaul's Drag Race and last night it got even wider with the queens sectioning off into two distinct groups: the helpful albeit less polished ones and the popular Heathers.
The Heathers, consisting of Delta, Manilla, Carmen and Raja (who, if I may add, has turned out to be way meaner than I would have liked), have banded together because they all agree that they are the baddest bitches in the competition. In a way, they're right. They are certainly the most polished and experienced, younger drag queens probably look up to them and they have perfected the mean girl skill of making others feel like shit. Can we all agree that Carmen is Winona and Raja is Shannen Doherty in this scenario? Good. Let's move on.
The contestants the Heathers look down on most are Stacy Lane Matthews (who ends up being sent home) and Shangela. Shangela, who has less than a year's experience of drag, is in constant need of guidance, which drives the popular girls crazy. To be fair, competing against someone who needs (and gets) help every step of the way would be a frustrating experience, especially if that contestant makes it farther in the competition than queens who go it alone. On the other hand, Alexis and Yara (the two queens that help Shangela the most) really don't seem to mind. In fact, it's nice to see them bonding over teaching Shangela the tricks of the trade (speaking of trade, putting on drag make-up is called "beating." I had never heard this before last night). I guess what I'm saying is that the Heathers should mind their own damn business (though, confession time, I would go crazy with rage if I was competing against someone getting that much extra help, but I, admittedly, am an asshole).