With the first season of RuPaul’s Drag RaceUK coming to a close, Mamma Ru is branching out to comedy with a new Netflix series, AJ and the Queen.
Launching on Netflix on January 10, the ten-episode show, which is co-created by RuPaul and Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King, sees the Emmy winner play a drag queen named Ruby Red, who ends up looking after a ten-year-old named AJ, played by Izzy G.
The show’s synopsis says: “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).”
It continues: “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, 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.”