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Drag Race’s Alyssa Edwards is getting her own TV show

*tongue pops*

RuPaul‘s Drag Race alum, Alyssa Edwards, will soon be returning to our screens to star in her very own docu-series, Dancing Queen.

Filmed in Edward’s hometown of Mesquite, Texas, the show will not only follow the journey into Edwards’ (real name Justin Johnson) life, drag career, family and romance, but it will also feature Edwards teaching the next generation of young dancing stars Beyond Belief Dance Company. The iconic star is some real drag royalty, known for those tongue pops, her intense but lovable narcissism, incredible dance skills, her paegant queen stand-offs and gif-able one-liners – “backrolls?!” Aside from chronicling her sparkling personality, it looks like the series will also explore the hurt, pain, and struggle that can come with being a gay man in America’s deep south. 

Dancing Queen is described by Netflix as a “hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson.”

Made by by World of Wonder, who also make RuPaul’s Drag Race, Edwards will serve as producer while RuPaul is also listed among others as an executive producer.

Dancing Queen will debut on Netflix on October 5 with eight 45-minute episodes launching globally – “the queen you know, the stories you don’t”.

Watch the trailer below.