Are you making your plans to check out RuPaul’s new dramedy show, AJ & The Queen, a 10 episode series set to drop on Netflix a week from today, Friday, January 10th?
To refresh your short term memories:
Robert Lee (RuPaul), better known as the drag queen Ruby Red, has big dreams of opening his very own drag club. After years of performing in clubs all across the country, he has scrimped and saved and is one signed lease away from turning his dreams into a reality until he realizes he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). With his heart broken and money stolen, Robert has no choice but to pick up the pieces and start over, and a cross country Ruby Red roadshow provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.
But when AJ (Izzy G.), a scrappy, streetwise 10-year-old escaping a difficult home life, stows away in Robert’s rundown RV, the consummate performer suddenly finds himself in a new set of shoes: de facto parent. Fabulously mismatched yet perfectly paired, AJ and Ruby must find a way to navigate through tough times as they learn a few tricks from one another and roll on to brighter days. Michael-Leon Wooley and Katerina Tannenbaum also co-star.
We know at least one local LGBTQ venue is celebrating the release of the show…RPlace is hosting one of the guest stars on the show, the one and only LATRICE ROYALE who is heavily featured in one episode (no, we don’t know which one). The lovely Latrice will pop into Seattle directly after the Hollywood premiere for the series on Friday, the 10th for a screening at RPlace followed by a performance at Lashes. She’ll hang around for Saturday, the 11th as well. Go HERE to snatch tickets.