Alyssa Edwards’ Dancing Queen JUST PREMIERED two minutes ago on Netflix, can you even STAND IT? Are you just rolling on the ground in paroxysms of ecstasy? Are you tongue-popping so loud your neighbors are banging on the wall for you to stop?
Below, I’ve gathered a few previews and reviews that will help acquaint you with the wacky world of Alyssa Edwards.
- Says Variety: Dancing Queen is “a much-needed tonic for tough times” … with Alyssa’s “refreshingly sunny disposition” and “quirky, unschooled way of speaking” making her “an indelible TV character”… Read the entire article here.
- From Entertainment Weekly: “Alyssa Edwards’ Dancing Queen reframes the American Dream for queer youth…” ‘This is a triumphant’ gay story. Read the entire article here.
- “It’s weird to think of the lip-sync assassin as being inspirational, but the truth is, Alyssa, or rather Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, is. And her Netflix Series Dancing Queen shows the true depth of the All Star alum….He doesn’t just teach his students to dance, he teaches them how to live, persevere, and be good people…. Read the entire OUT magazine review here.
- From Alyssa’s hometown newspaper, Mesquite News: “Dancing Queen is a hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing, world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Johnson as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life. Filmed in Justin’s hometown of Mesquite, Dancing Queen goes behind the makeup and into the drag performer’s highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company as he prepares a young class for an intensely competitive season.”
- via The Inquirer: “This “Queen” is a sight to behold. It is sometimes fun, sometimes frivolous, but is never less than fascinating, as it introduces idiosyncratic characters that are just as entertaining, albeit in gender-bending fashion.”
Alyssa tells VICE magazine:
“This series is gonna transcend anything I’ve ever hoped, dreamed and desired. It’s compelling, it’s artistic, it’s triumphant, it’s family-oriented. I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I’ve enjoyed doing it. I’m excited and anxious, but at the end of the day, I’m gonna be on my couch eating my popcorn and dill pickle. On October 5, I’m just gonna sit and giggle.” For her, shaping the youth of today and the future of tomorrow has been her greatest life accomplishment. Her biggest hope for the show? “Your passion is worth the struggle and sometimes the fight. Stand tall, be proud and never quit,” she says.
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