Supermodel of the world, Rupaul, is teaming up with Hollywood director J.J. Abram’s to create a TV show about his life on the New York City club scene during the 1980s. The newly titled ‘Queen‘ will follow the go-go dancing, gender-bending, party days of RuPaul, before he became the Glamazonian Queen that we know and love today.
The fictionalised dramedy will be be written by Gary Lennon, executive producer of Power, and will be produced by Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot. Having produced shows like Alias, Lost and Westworld, Queen will be a step in a new direction for Abrams.
American streaming service Hulu are on board to distribute the show, who’s previous original series include dystopian series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. RuPaul’s long-time collaborators World of Wonder, producers of past ventures like The Rupaul Show and current runners of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will also be on board as executive producers.
Born in San Diego, studied in Atlanta, then re-born as a gogo-dancer turned glamazonian Queen in New York. RuPaul spent some drug-fuelled years on the New York club scene as a gender-bending, go-go dancer/singer. Sleeping on couches and keeping his clothes in the basements of the clubs he’d perform, RuPaul spent his nights partying and rubbing elbows with the likes of Andy Warhol and Madonna. Check out this fairly intimate look at the RuPaul of 1988…
This is a win for RuPaul fans everywhere. As if an Emmy win for Best Reality Host and another season of Drag Race on the way isn’t enough?
So now that the kitty-girl is out of the bag, the real question is who’s going to play baby Ru?
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) August 10, 2017
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