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RuPaul is back in drag for scripted entertainment.
The RuPaul's Drag Race host shimmers in gowns covered with sequins and feathers in a new teaser for AJ and the Queen.
In the upcoming Netflix series, RuPaul walks in the heels of Ruby Red, a drag queen whose dreams of opening a drag club are dashed after she is swindled by a con man (Josh Segarra) and his eyepatch-wearing accomplice, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). Back to square one, Ruby Red embarks on a road trip, only to find herself in the additional role of a caregiver after 10-year-old AJ (Izzy G.) sneaks into her RV.
Created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City), the show also stars Michael-Leon Wooley and Katerina Tannenbaum. AJ and the Queen is culturally notable because it will feature performances from RuPaul in each episode; in recent years, the host has rarely worn drag outside of Drag Race.
AJ and the Queen will premiere January 10 on Netflix. Watch the teaser and see the key art below.