My excitement for the forthcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars knows no bounds, as does my general excitement for House Minority Leader, San Francisco’s own Nancy Pelosi. Imagine my sheer delight when I heard that she’ll be appearing as a guest judge. On Drag Race?! Nance?!
The list of guest judges for this upcoming season is a true potpourri of question marks—a veritable banana nut bread of kind of-famouses, studded with the occasional recognizable name: Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Colfer, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, Constance Zimmer, Emma Bunton, Todrick Hall, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Nicole Byer.
Scanning through the list, everything checks out. Look, Baby Spice! That hot dude from the second season of unREAL! Then, sandwiched between the prettiest of the Pretty Little Liars and Kurt from Glee is respected and seasoned politican Nancy Pelosi—a shining star who called Paul Ryan’s proposal to temporarily fund CHIP “like giving you a bowl of doggy doo and put a cherry on top and then call it a chocolate sundae.” At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, fuck me all the way up, Nancy!
What if she officiates the Snatch Game? Will she be styling the girls as politicians for yet another challenge that will test their ability to navigate the current political hellscape in a way that isn’t a repeat of Thorgy’s dreaded campaign ad from Season 8? Guest hosts on Drag Race appear to be either super-fans of the show or in need of publicity for their app/TV show/supplement. For Nancy, is it the former?
Looks like it might be!