American drag queen RuPaul stars as Ruby Red in 'AJ and The Queen,' an outrageous new scripted comedy series arriving at Netflix on January 10.
RuPaul stars as Robert Lee, better known 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 van, in order to recoup the savings recently stolen from her -- she’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere).
She’s paired up with AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old white girl stowaway -- the consummate performer suddenly finds himself in a new set of shoes: de facto parent. 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 changes their lives a little for the better.
Here's a video teaser of RuPaul as Ruby Red:
This fun, outrageous series explores ideas of family, friendship, love, and loss. Together they help each other navigate the heartbreaking past, the challenging present and a hopeful future as Ruby and AJ travel the USA searching for a little happiness and the very best breakfast waffle.
It's being described by Netflix as "Part Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Part Touched by an Angel." If that's something that doesn't excite you, here's another fact about the new comedy series: RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club!
Created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and RuPaul, 'AJ and the Queen' is an equally heartfelt and gritty comedy about finding family in the unlikeliest of people when they’re needed most.
AJ and the Queen launches on Netflix on January 10, 2020.