As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Netflix has ordered ten episodes of a one-hour comedy created and executive produced by RuPaul and Sex and the City alum Michael Patrick King (above).
AJ & the Queen stars Ru as Ruby Red, a “bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V.”
With her is her 11-year-old sidekick, AJ (played by Izzy G)
Per Netflix’s release: “Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.”
According to a casting breakdown distributed to talent agencies, the show is also looking to cast at least four regular supporting characters. The characters include:
• Louis, a “funny and warm” 40-something black man who went blind after a diabetic stroke in his early 20s. He is a “large, imposing” drag queen who can “put on his makeup flawlessly, pour Champagne perfectly, and refuses to put limits on himself because of his disability.”
• Ruby’s boyfriend Hector/Damien Sanchez, a “muscular, sexy, very hot” Latino man to whom Ruby gives her life savings so they can open their own drag club together. A “straight acting” gay man who is “pretending to be something he’s not,” he has “a dark, dangerous, hidden side.”
• Lady Danger is a “f*cked-up sexy” Asian woman with an eye patch, who’s described as a “comic villain.” She’s “infamous” in the local drag scene for “injecting cheap medical grade silicone (and Restylane and Botox) into her clients at the clubs, though sometimes she’s injecting motor oil.”
• Brianna, a white woman in her late 20s, is a “clueless hooker” with a “deep connection” to AJ.
Do any of those sound like YOU? Get on the phone with your agent, honey, and SNATCH THAT ROLE!
(via Vulture; Photo: Pacific Coast News)