Parents need to know that AJ and the Queen is a buddy road comedy about a down-and-out drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul) and the 10-year-old neighbor who tags along on a cross-country drag show tour in order to hitch a ride to Texas. Main character Ruby (also known as Robert) is a gay man who dresses as a woman for performances in gay bars so expect a focus on LGBTQ issues and characters, as well as same- (and some opposite-) sex kissing and romance. A main character is a sex worker and we see her asking men on the street if they want a \"girlfriend\" or a \"date.\" Humor can be edgy, with jokes about sexuality, body parts, \"tucking,\" and other aspects of drag culture. Ruby and others send positive messages about acceptance, living proudly and authentically, and tolerance, but there is some insulting language about sex workers. Language can be mature, with young AJ on the business end of curses like \"bitch,\" \"a--hole,\" \"ass,\" \"s--t,\" \"hell.\" Villains brandish guns and chase Robert, but the threat never seems realistic. Many scenes are set in bars with adults drinking and AJ tries to order a beer, but is rebuffed. The cast is diverse in terms of age, race, ethnicity, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity, and though the action can be silly and full of hijinks, underdogs are given dignity and their problems treated seriously.
Written and created by RuPaul and Sex and the City's Michael Patrick King, AJ AND THE QUEEN focuses on an unlikely friendship that blossoms between drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul) and 10-year-old AJ (Izzy G.) who's just been evicted from the apartment where drug-addicted mom Brianna (Katerina Tannenbaum) hasn't been home in a month. Meanwhile, Ruby (a.k.a. Robert) is having problems too, as a mountain of saved-up cash and a dream of owning a drag club evaporated along with duplicitous ex Damien (Josh Segarra). Now Ruby has to head out on a tour of drag clubs to make enough money just to make ends meet, while AJ tags along to get a ride to family in Texas.
Robert, Brianna and the police all find AJ in a field after she ran away from the house she thought belonged to her \"Pop Pop.\" A few minutes previously, Robert had dropped AJ off at the house, only for AJ to tell him she did not want Robert to come to the door with him as she did not know what her \"Pop Pop\" felt about drag queens and did not want to give him any reason not to keep her.
Aj and the Queen is a Netflix show starring RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown RV with her sidekick AJ (Izzy G.), a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As the two misfits traveled from city to city, Ruby spread a message of love and acceptance which touched people and changed their lives for the better. Plus RuPaul performed a killer musical number in every drag club!
In the show, the media guru stars as Robert Lincoln Lee, aka Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who embarks on a cross-country tour after being swindled by her beau. On her travels, she's joined by a stowaway, AJ, her recently-orphaned, scrappy young neighbor. For Ru, the show was the product of an inspiration mash-up -- combining the youthful energy of his youngestDrag Race fans with a favorite \"road picture,\" the 1941 Joel McCrea-Veronica Lake starrer, Sullivan's Travels.
In the new footage, which debuted Wednesday, RuPaul leads the charge as a down-on-her-luck drag queen who decides to hit the road after being robbed by her partner. Her cross-country adventure takes a surprising turn when she discovers a 10-year-old (Izzy G.) has stowed away in her trailer.
The star-studded trailer features cameos from several Drag Race alumni, including Bob the Drag Queen, Latrice Royale, Chad Michaels, and Trinity 'The Truck' Taylor. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series will enlist loads more familiar faces, like Season 9 fan-favorite Valentina, Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio, Season 11 comeback queen Vanessa \"Miss Vanjie\" Mateo, and Season 3's Manila Luzon.
I hope you're not wearing a wig, because Netflix's trailer for AJ and the Queen might snatch it right off. The streaming giant released a sneak peek of the RuPaul-led series on Dec. 4, and it looks like a glitzy good time. The show centers around a drag queen named Ruby Red (RuPaul) who travels across America to perform after her partner steals her savings. Her trek hits a bump in the road when she discovers 10-year-old orphaned stowaway AJ (Izzy Gaspersz). But over time, the two become closer as they explore themes of love, friendship, and family.
Every song featured on the AJ and the Queen soundtrack for season 1 adds to the show's narrative. The Netflix original series stars RuPaul as Ruby Red, a bold, daring, and unlucky drag queen who sets off on a cross-country tour in a rundown RV. Joining Ruby is her improbable sidekick, AJ (Izzy G), a tough, wise-cracking 10-year-old. Together, the duo travels from city to city, interacting with a cast of quirky characters along with the way.
Created by RuPaul Charles (RuPaul's Drag Race) and Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City and 2 Broke Girls), AJ and the Queen season 1 is a charming sitcom with a positive message of love and acceptance. The show features former queens from RuPaul's Drag Race in cameo roles, as well as an abundance of musical and dance performances. In the show, Ruby performs extravagant routines with choreographed dances and perfect lip-syncing. The use of musical numbers should come as no surprise to fans of RuPaul's Drag Race, which popularized lip-sync battles, and has featured musicals called Rusicals since season 6.
Embarking on a trip from New York City to Dallas, Texas, title characters Robert Lee (aka drag queen \"Ruby Red,\" played by RuPaul) and his kid companion AJ (played by Izzy G) burn through misadventures, musical numbers, and guest appearances like road fuel. It's a sparkly blend of emotion, humor, and spectacle written and produced so well that it could be fun with any lead.
A venerable institution of creativity, RuPaul is often lauded as the \"hardest working queen in show business.\" He's got his Emmy Award-winning reality empire RuPaul's Drag Race(Opens in a new tab), his weekly podcast with Michelle Visage, an extensive discography including Billboard Top 100 hits and three Christmas albums, guest spots on everything from Grace & Frankie(Opens in a new tab) to BoJack Horseman(Opens in a new tab), and a convention attended by thousands in his honor twice a year, on both coasts. Up until a few weeks ago, he even had a daytime talk show(Opens in a new tab).
A touring drag queen with a fabulous wardrobe and some shitty luck, Robert had plans to open the biggest club in the Big Apple. But when he is scammed by a man he thought was his soulmate (played by the devastatingly handsome Josh Seggara), he packs his alter ego in the back of an old RV and sets out on a tour with hopes of starting fresh.
In the video below, RuPaul and creator Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) discuss filming the Netflix series, which centers on the cross-country road trip of drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul) and 10-year-old AJ (Izzy G.). It also shows the diversity of shooting venues. One of the scenes shows the cast performing a scene from Grease in an Arkansas RV park.
I absolutely loved this show and laughed every episode. Rupaul you are such a lovely person, and the role of Amber Jasmine was hilarious as well I loved Louis, he cracked me up. Such a fun show to watch. For every drag queen, just how do you ladies walk in those shoes, as a woman I look like Benny Hill in drag trying to wear them. Gotta hand it to you, ladies you make it look so effortless!
One of the most admirable traits of AJ and the Queen is its focus on smaller cities and their drag scene. Too often, the media forgets that gay culture exists outside New York and California, but flyover country has its own thriving queer scene. If nothing else, hopefully watching RuPaul explore the world of smalltown drag will inspire you to go out and support your local queens.
In AJ and the Queen, which tells the story of a 10-year-old kid named AJ (Izzy G.) who's traveling across America with drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul), Tannenbaum plays AJ's struggling, and largely absent, single mom, her outré, head-to-toe presentation adding idiosyncratic flair to the emotionally nuanced role. \"The way [co-creator] Michael Patrick King described her to me, it's that she has her own version of drag with her blonde wig, red lipstick, and outfits,\" she explains. As a longtime makeup enthusiast, it was an opportunity for Tannenbaum to get creative, collaborating with the show's pro artists behind the scenes.
RuPaul has already cornered the market on reality television, so he has next set his sights on a scripted series. Last year, Netflix picked up the legendary drag queen's new comedy series AJ and the Queen, and since then, fans have been waiting to find out when the show will premiere. Thankfully, RuPaul finally announced when we can expect the show to drop recently. So, when does RuPaul's Netflix show AJ and the Queen premiere The series will be the perfect way to kick off the new year.
In the upcoming series, RuPaul will play a drag queen named Ruby Red, who travels across the United States in a rundown RV, performing in various nightclubs. Somewhere along the way, Ruby discovers an 11-year-old stowaway in her RV. The recently orphaned AJ winds up joining Ruby Red on her travels. The show promises to spread a message of love and acceptance, and it will also feature RuPaul performing various numbers as Ruby Red.
Starring RuPaul as a broke drag queen named Ruby Red, AJ and the Queen on Netflix is a comedy-drama series about the unlikely friendship between Ruby and recently orphaned 10-year-old AJ. The series follows the pair on an adventure of a lifetime as they travel from New York to Dallas in a run-down RV, doing shows and coming up with creative ways to earn extra money. 59ce067264