RuPaul - Sissy That Walk

24 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Sissy That Walk - RuPaul |

I have been watching RuPaul's Drag Race recently, and I'm addicted. I am now on season seven, so no spoilers, please! This song gets played at The Nightingale Club in Birmingham often, and I've always thought it was Lady Gaga, until I watched season six of RuPaul's Drag Race, and I was like 'of course it's RuPaul'. So catchy and it so should've been an international hit; the music video also featured the top four drag queens from season six, which was the best season I've ever watched, to date. It was also the first time that the top three were all my favourites, and the first time one of my favourites won. Watch RuPaul perform the song "Sissy That Walk" accompanied by the top four of season six of RuPaul's Drag Race: Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Courtney Act, and Darienne Lake.

RuPaul, full name RuPaul Charles, is one of the biggest drag queens around the world; especially now with the success of RuPaul's Drag Race, the TV show that sees drag queens compete to be the next drag superstar. She has a range of musical hits, she's a television host, has a whole range of merchandise, and has starred in many films and tv shows. She's been releasing songs since 1992 and even charted in various countries and had some of her songs sampled in recent music (yes, I'm on about Britney Spears' "Work Bitch"). On the other hand, she hasn't managed to hit the charts since the 90's, but with a new album on its way, and with Drag Race actually becoming a must-watched show, RuPaul might just return to the charts one day. This song was written by RuPaul Charles and Lucian Piane.

The music video was directed by Steven Corfe and was edited by Michael Roha. The last challenge of every series of RuPaul's Drag Race sees the queens star in RuPaul's next music video; in this case, it was the top four of season six of the show that appeared in this music video. Bianca Del Rio went on to win, with Adore Delano and Courtney Act becoming runner-ups, and Darienne Lake coming fourth.

In the video, all the drag queens are looking fierce throughout. Bianca Del Rio does really shine in this, along with Adore Delano. As for Courtney Act, she gives it her all but I feel she gets a little lost, but it's Darienne Lake who totally falls short.

Anyone who has watched the episode where they filmed this music video, will know that Adore Delano came up with a brilliant dance move, which Darienne Lake then stole, and then it was cut out altogether for the music video, which was a shame.

The pit crew also appear in this music video, stripping during their scene, which we are not complaining about. Yet, it's RuPaul that stuns us all in this visual, with perfect performance vibes, which she totally brings. This is totally her song and she's going to let you know that in this music video. Although, the black panther does stand out the most for me.

Overall, it's great to watch and reminisce over the best season of RuPaul's Drag Race, but I'm not so keen on the fact that it's shown in black and white; I just don't see the reason behind it. Regardless, it's a powerful visual that goes perfectly with this power-dance track that I just love clubbing to when I hear it at The Nightingale Club.
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