Season 8 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" has been very interesting, thanks to the talented and creative queens taking part in it. However, this also means that the immensely gifted drag queens will be eliminated each week, because of one performance that was lukewarm.
Thorgy Thor, the queen that outshined the others in the first few weeks of the competition, was eliminated in Season 8 episode 7 only because of this reason. Fans are still upset about her exit, but the queen herself has no regrets and is quite happy with her journey in the show. International Business Times India spoke to the brilliant Thorgy for the weekly session "Queen that Sashayed Away."
Here are the edited excerpts from the interview:
International Business Times: How would you describe your journey in "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8?
Thorgy Thor: Fun. A whirlwind of creative and dramatic moments...incredible! I am always happiest in rehearsal, and I love getting to meet new people, and creative and fast paced environments.
IBT: If you could do it over, how would you have done the electoral campaign differently?
Thor: I would have chosen stupid, simple one liners that were more relatable to an audience rather than a character!
IBT: The one criticism you got throughout the competition was that there was always too much going on. Did you take that into account while doing drag after "Drag Race?"
Thor: Absolutely f-----g not! I would never! That's who I am – I always thought being intensely creative was a bonus and I feel blessed that I have too many ideas. I always felt that's the very business within calling yourself a drag artist and I think it should be admired. I never thought it was a problem until I was told that. But I can't change that, so when I got back I continued being myself because that's who I am.
IBT: With which cast mates's drag were you most impressed?
Thor: Ooh! That's an interesting question! I mean, all of them are so different...but Kim Chi. She is head-to-toe decorated, and all of the work is detailed. From her eyelashes to each toe nail there is detail!
IBT: Which was your favourite challenge to participate in?
Thor: Oh my God, I can't answer that! They were all great. But I really liked RuCo's Empire. I really liked that it was acting and a group challenge. Also the group challenge (New Wave Queens) with my New York sisters. I like working in a group, that way all of our differences are celebrated.
IBT: Which of your runway looks are you most proud of?
Thor: I had the neon one, the roller skating one – that was fun! I really liked my neon look.
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IBT: Your drag is very distinct from all the other queens. How would you describe your form of drag?
Thor: Oh my God I have no idea! You know, I get asked that a lot, and I always say ask someone else what they think of me. I can't put myself in a box! People say "that's so Thorgy" and I say thanks but I don't know what that means...but I'm glad I have it!
IBT: How has your drag style evolved over the years?
Thor: I've changed my paint, I've tried more ideas...before I was more of a club kid and would show up as a penguin or something. Now my look is more draggy with the feminine touch. I guess a challenge for myself would be to get back to my roots cause the club kid is so much fun.
IBT: What do you want viewers to remember about you from the show?
Thor: That I like to have a good time, I like to communicate with other people rather than win.
IBT: What is next for Thorgy Thor?
Thor: I really want to do a multimedia theatre show for children with Shel Silverstein poems. I want to turn into the characters in every poem. So it's for kids but adults too. It might take a while to develop but you have to take your time if you want to do something well.