It’s safe to say that RuPaul Charles has reached industry mogul status. The iconic queen has brought drag into the mainstream with RuPaul’s Drag Race, DragCon, and a recently announced Thai version of Drag Race, creating a fierce platform for some of the world’s most talented up and coming queens.
So it is written. So it shall be done. Oprah Talks To RuPaul. pic.twitter.com/Km4ZFt9dRb
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) January 9, 2018
Now, Mama Ru expands her brand with a new feature film, releasing with World of Wonder Productions. Drag Queens on a Plane takes place on the maiden voyage of Glamazonian Airways. It’s a full flight with some of drag’s biggest names onboard. But some nefarious passengers are trying to send these ladies crashing. It’s a fight for survival (and maybe a lip sync for their lives) as the queens attempt to stop the terrorists.
We can only imagine what campy hijinks our favorite Ru girls will get into at cruising altitudes. All we can say is that we’re not taking Delta anymore.
Drag Race fans will remember the debut of Glamazonian Airways on season seven. The lip sync challenge had Ginger Minj, Kennedy Davenport, Katya, and the rest of our favorites perform a dubbed version of an original song as flight attendants for Glamazonian.
And fans of RuPaul (or at least anyone who’s cultured in the slightest) will know this isn’t her first role. She’s made appearances in films like Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, The Brady Bunch Movie, and But I’m a Cheerleader. Most recently, she’s appeared in Broad City, Girlboss, and Hurricane Bianca. She also produced and starred as the titular character in the 2007 cult camp classic, Starrbooty.
In addition to starring, Charles will also executive produce Drag Queens on a Plane, along with World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. A release date has not yet been announced.