Women in Music 2019

Meet Ruby Red, RuPaul's Newest Role, In Teaser for Netflix's 'AJ and the Queen'

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RuPaul in AJ and the Queen.

Everyone on Earth seems to know RuPaul thanks to the smash success of RuPaul's Drag Race. But get ready, because next year, Ru wants you to get to know his newest persona: Ruby Red. 

After months of teasing, on Tuesday (Nov. 19), Netflix finally released the first teaser for the upcoming scripted series AJ and the Queen, starring RuPaul himself. The 30-second clip doesn't offer much in the way of plot information, but it does give audiences a glimpse into Ru's character Ruby, a high-fashion drag performer pulling off quite a few stunning looks throughout the trailer.

The teaser also finally gave fans the premiere date that they have long been asking for, revealing that AJ and the Queen will be available to stream on Netflix starting Jan. 10. According to a press release, the show will follow Robert Lee (RuPaul), a down-on-his-luck drag queen who is swindled out of his savings and forced to embark on a cross-country roadshow as Ruby Red to get back what he lost. But drama ensues when Lee is forced to look after tough-talking 10-year-old AJ (Izzy G.), who becomes a stowaway on the performer's RV. 

Fans can also expect to see some new material from RuPaul for the show. Not only does the trailer feature a new song by the superstar, but the release also promises that each episode will feature a new performance by Mama Ru.

Check out the first official teaser for AJ and the Queen below:

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