Hold onto your wigs! RuPaul is continuing to expand his empire with a brand new Netflix scripted series, AJ and the Queen, coming January 10, 2020 to the popular streaming platform.
In the series, RuPaul plays Robert Lee, better known as the legendary Ruby Red, a drag queen who’s ready to settle down and start his own drag club. When he’s saved up enough and is about to sign the lease that will secure his dream, he’s swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his partner in crime, the wonderfully named Lady Danger (Tia Carrere).
With his dreams dashed but his spirit not completely broken, Ruby heads out on the road for one more cross-country tour, as one does. But this is just where things get started.
As Ruby takes off in her rundown RV, she finds a scrappy young stowaway in the form of AJ (Izzy G), a 10-year-old running away from a difficult home life. The two become a de facto family as they travel across the country, learning from each other along the way. Ruby’s fierceness and AJ’s street smarts combine to make them one formidable duo.
AJ and the Queen is all about chosen family, picking yourself up when you’ve been knocked down, and being the most fabulous version of yourself you can. The show was created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and RuPaul, and also stars Michael-Leon Wooley and Katerina Tannenbaum. RuPaul performs a dazzling musical number in each episode.
RuPaul is going to have a busy 2020. In addition to AJ and the Queen — and of course, RuPaul’s Drag Race — the world’s most famous drag queen will also be launching a Las Vegas residency, airing an already announced second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K., and is set to produce the spinoff Celebrity Drag Race.
Fans of RuPaul and of chosen family can watch AJ and the Queen in January.