Hold onto your wigs and secure your false eyelashes because production has begun on Hurricane Bianca. The film, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio, tells the story of a high school teacher in a small town in Texas who loses his job once it’s discover he is gay. So what’s a gay guy to do when something like this happens? Get dressed up in drag and return disguised as a mean lady to get revenge on everyone in the town, of course. Currently shooting on location in Dallas, the cast includes Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch and stage and screen star Alan Cumming.
The indie film, which was funded through a crowdsourcing campaign, was written and is being directed by Matt Kugelman. When Kugelman first met Bianca he was inspired to write something that would fit the drag insult comic’s style of humor. The goal of this project is to make audiences laugh while shining a light on discrimination and employment equality. “My hope is that Hurricane Bianca will change minds and bring awareness to the issue. The film deals with a serious topic in a comedic way.”
“I really can’t tell you how my character gets his revenge, but give me forty bucks and I’ll get you a scratched DVD with behind the scenes footage, which is just me getting into drag,” says Roy Haylock, the man behind drag persona, Bianca del Rio.
It’s been a banner year for both Roy and Bianca. Since winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca has gone on to tour all over the world with the wildly successful comedy show Rolodex of Hate. Del Rio was also recently named one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety.
Hurricane Bianca will storm into movie theaters early next year, so prepare to be blown in a whole new way come 2016.