RuPaul’s new Netflix series AJ and the Queen is not only improbable buddy humor. It is unlikely everything humor.
The premiere introduces Ru a Manhattan drag, as Ruby Red Queen, who announces that she’s leaving the island to start her drag club in (wait for it) Queens called (wait for it again) Queens in Queens. Better still, she’s going into a company with her boyfriend of seven months, the Sonny for her Cher… or so she thinks.
Upon arriving at her club, Ruby and her roommate’s Website Louis — aka Cocoa Butter, performed to side-splitting, scene-stealing devotion by Michael-Leon Wooley — discover Ruby’s”boyfriend” has left with her savings. “I have nothing,” she laments. “No money, no love. Can’t I at least be 40?”
And Ruby’s thieving lover couldn’t have picked a time As she’s scheduled to hit the street for a tour, To ruin her life.
This is where the”AJ” section of”AJ and the Queen” comes to the picture. Ruby’s upstairs neighbor, a pint-sized grifter with the mouth of a sailor, has always been a small pest, but when AJ sneaks into Ruby’s apartment and steals the last of her hard-earned money, the six-foot-four drag queen reaches her breaking point.
Upon discovering that AJ was residing with no parental supervision For at least a month, Ruby does precisely what any sensible person would do, linking AJ while she predicts services. Regrettably, she places Louis accountable for keeping an eye on their captive, who slides out the window. (Did I mention that Louis is blind? It is pretty much his whole schtick.)
With a stack of old Oprah VHS records ready for binging, Ruby embarks discovering that AJ has been hiding that the time. Ruby is surprised to find out that her troublemaking stowaway, whose locks have thus far been buried beneath a hat, is — gasp! — a girl. (Shocking, I know)
And these are just two of many surprises in store for AJ and Ruby as They tour the country. But are you joining them? Cast Your vote at the polls under, then drop a comment with your thoughts on RuPaul’s new Netflix comedy.