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RuPaul to Star in New Netflix Comedy


RuPaul Charles is starring in a new Netflix comedy, AJ and the Queen, from Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City).

From MPK Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the 10×1-hour comedy sees RuPaul star 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 1990s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits—one tall, one small—travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. The show will feature a musical number performed in every drag club they visit.

In addition to starring, RuPaul will serve as an EP alongside King. Both will be writing.

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