Yet another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race may be wrapping up, but RuPaul Andre Charles isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
In addition to his talk show, which launches in select markets on June 10 for a three-week trial run, Ru just revealed new details about his upcoming comedy series, AJ and the Queen, which premieres on Netflix early next year.
“AJ and the Queen is a show on Netflix, that comes out in January, that was created by Michael Patrick King and myself,” Ru revealed to Entertainment Tonight at DragCon L.A. last weekend.
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He continued, “It is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done because it’s acting like a real human. Usually in acting roles I play the gay best friend or the neighbor. This is a fully rounded human being with all of the emotions.”
Ru plays Ruby Red, “a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway,” in the 10-episode hour-long comedy series.
“We shot that for five months,” Ru explained. “We were in the writers room for two months. I had to memorize pages and pages of dialogue. It was a challenge, but I’m so proud of it.”
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Hopefully Michael Patrick King refueled his creative energy after “Sex in the City 2”. It sounds like a good idea so fingers crossed.
Seriously? A bunch a drag queens in an rv traveling around? Sounds an awful lot like Priscilla Queen of the desert.. And the much less popular US version.. No new ideas.. just rehashing the same tired stories.
Except the storyline was one down on their luck performer who does drag driving between gigs with an 11 year old Runaway. So…..not like Priscilla or Too Wong Foo.
Drag queens often are traveling from club to club. That’s often just their way of life. Besides the 11 year old stowaway and a drag queen is unique. So why not give the show a chance before assuming it’s a poor shot of a remake.
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