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RuPaul teams up with ‘Sex and the City’ creator for new Netflix comedy

Ella Braidwood May 12, 2018

RuPaul was honoured this year with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Drag icon RuPaul is teaming up with Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King for a new 10-episode Netflix comedy.

The show, called AJ and the Queen, will see the RuPaul starring as Ruby Red – described as a “bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen” – as she travels around in a 1990s RV to play in clubs across America.

According to Netflix, RuPaul will perform a “killer musical number” at every club.

RuPaul

RuPaul’s character will also have a sidekick, known only as AJ, who is an 11-year old orphaned and “scrappy” stowaway.

As well as starring in the hour-long episodes, RuPaul is an executive producer and writer for the show. King is an executive producer and writer for the show, too.

AJ and the Queen will be produced by MPK Productions, which is owned by King, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

No release date has been announced yet, other than Netflix posting on Twitter that the show is “coming soon, honey.”

Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently airing on Netflix, with PinkNews publishing a recap on every episode.

Earlier this week, it was announced that RuPaul and a handful of fan favourite queens from across the show’s history are set to star in a new animated show, Drag Tots.

On Friday, PinkNews reported that UK clothing store Primark has begun stocking a RuPaul T-shirt, but only in its womenswear section.

This caused some fans disappointment because RuPaul is a gay icon to men and women globally.

Primark’s Ru Paul t-shirt (Twitter/Lewis_Syme)

“Annoyed that it seems that primark doesn’t have the ru paul T shirt in a mens. 🙁 [sic],” a fan tweeted on Wednesday.

MelTing, whose real name is Mel Jones, told PinkNews that they went to a Liverpool branch of Primark specifically to purchase the RuPaul T-shirt, but was left disheartened.

“I just thought it was strange to promote something that is at its heart LGBT and has a huge LGBT fan base, but not to provide both genders of clothing,” said Jones.

They added: “I went to Primark specifically to get the [RuPaul] T-shirt, and instead I purchased a Rick and Morty one because there was only a female T-shirt available for RuPaul.”

Primark confirmed its stores only stock a women’s tee, but said it would look into a men’s version.

“The product is currently placed in our womenswear section but we welcome customer feedback and are exploring the possibility of stocking a similar product in menswear,” a Primark spokesperson told PinkNews.

More: comedy, netflix, rupaul, US

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