Gay lingo 101 with Miss Lawrence and Derek J

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How do you explain words in the gay glossary, which bleed over liberally into “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” without using more gay vocabulary? The show’s resident gays Derek J and Miss Lawrence give it their best shot.

They may know sparkly pumps and serving Swan, but we’re not sure how successful the guys are in this just-for-fun instructional video below. You see, “Shade” means “Trying it.” “Trying it?” See “Shade.” But they have a great time giving it their best shot, while we have a great time watching. No shade, no tea. Don’t try it.

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