'Dancing Queen': Drag superstar Alyssa Edwards takes centre stage for new Netflix show
Alyssa has previously appeared on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and if the trailer is any confirmation, this upcoming show is going to be every bit as dramatic!
In the era of spectacular drag performances, in the form of both TV series and film, Netflix chimes in on the genre with its very own drag-show - 'Dancing Queen.' A hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing, world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson - aka Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards - as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life. Alyssa has previously appeared on 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and if the trailer is any confirmation, this upcoming show is going to be every bit as dramatic as RuPaul's, Dance Moms and of course - Netflix's very own, Queer Eye.
The show is filmed in Alyssa's hometown of Mesquite, Texas, and takes the extra effort of going behind the makeup and into the drag performer’s highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company, as he prepares a young class aka the next generation, for an intensely competitive season.
Launching globally on Netflix, this coming October 5, 2018, 'Dancing Queen' is produced by World of Wonder Productions with executive producers Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Roy Orecchio and RuPaul Charles. Alyssa herself is producing the show too.
Season 1 of 'Dancing Queen' arrives in the form of eight episodes, of 45 minutes each, and will all premiere together on its airing date on the streaming network. But for all those impatient fans, of course, the trailer comes as a relief. Especially, considering all the drama that the show promises seem to be packed in one very iconic line, "why did you tell me my life was an abomination?"
Apart from starring in Season 5 and 'All Stars' season 2 of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race,' Alyssa has made quite the name for herself in the industry with her stage persona, and of course - as Justin Johnson, the choreographer too. She has also starred in 'Hurricane Bianca' and most recently its sequel 'Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate,' both directed by Matt Kugelman.