The comedy queen is poised to make her silver screen debut in a “drag queen revenge comedy” about “a New York teacher who who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised as a mean ‘lady’ to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him!” Think Mrs. Doubtfire meets Simon Cowell, starring a foul-mouthed “drag queen with a heart of gold and a Rolodex of hate.”
The premise of the film seems to be politically motivated. “By the way, it’s still totally legal to fire gay people in 29 states,” Del Rio says. “It’s 2014! Come on!”
The film is titled Hurricane Bianca, and it’s already partially complete. The film’s director, CBS producer Matt Kugelman, says he’s been working on it at a modest pace for years, but recently launched an effort to raise more funds for production through an Indiegogo campaign because “so many of you have got to know and love Bianca.”
The project had reached 16 percent of the $175,000 goal at time of posting. Social media interactions with Bianca are being offered in exchange for donations, and fans can even get a personalized insult video for the bargain price of $1,000.
Check out an early reel for the film below, and check out Hurricane Bianca‘s Indiegogo page for more info.