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RuPaul is serving us glam in first-ever teaser trailer for new Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen

Nick Duffy November 19, 2019
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RuPaul stars in new Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen

RuPaul stars in new Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen

The first teaser has landed for RuPaul’s new Netflix series AJ and the Queen.

Not content with starring in about six different Drag Race spin-offs per year and attempting to launch a talk show, the queen of drag is branching out into comedy with a new Netflix series.

RuPaul stars as a down-on-her-luck drag queen Ruby Red, who ends up looking after ten-year-old AJ, played by Izzy G.

The first teaser trailer, released on Tuesday, shows Ruby Red living up to her name in a series of red outfits at drag shows.

AJ and the Queen trailer shows RuPaul serving glam.

A synopsis adds: “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 realises he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter [Josh Segarra] and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger [Tia Carrere].

RuPaul stars in new Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen
RuPaul stars in new Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen

“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.”

The show is set to launch on Netflix on Jan 10.
The show is set to launch on Netflix on January 10

The show is co-created by RuPaul and Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King, and features performances by RuPaul in each episode.

The ten-episode series will launch on Netflix worldwide on January 10.

Netflix has invested a lot in drag content, picking up international rights to RuPaul’s Drag Race and  Hurricane Bianca, as well as picking up original shows Super Drags and Dancing Queen featuring Drag Race alum.

Related topics: AJ and the Queen, netflix, rupaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

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