However skittish she might be about reveling in adulation, Jinkx recognized that the support for her Judy impression was symbolic.
“The fact that it was received so well stands to show that we still have a love of queer history,” she said. “We still have a love of the past. We can still keep certain icons and memories alive. We can keep them in the contemporary world.”
Jinkx’s Snatch Game praise didn’t just stop at Judy. For the first time in Drag Race history, the queens were asked to bring two impressions to the table and Jinkx chose Russian Doll star Natasha Lyonne for her second.
“I just absolutely adore that human,” Jinkx said. “I was excited to have the opportunity to do a Snatch Game performance of somebody who is still living, because I’ve never had that before.”
The feeling turned out to be mutual, as Natasha herself tweeted a clip of Jinkx’s impression and said “Jinkx!!! What an honor.”
Legends supporting legends.