Welcome back to my blog.
It’s been awhile since my last post. During this quarantine. I have been watching a lot of Netflix, hulu and things that I wanted to catch up on. However, this show I started watching yesterday and I’m literally two episodes away from finishing the season.
The Netflix series AJ and The Queen is a show I binged watched in almost a day. I got tired and I have kids so I couldn’t finish the series. I wanted to write my review on this because I did my little research on this show. So like any other review, I will give my honest opinion and not hold back.
I absolutely LOVE THIS SHOW! I saw the trailer in the beginning when it first came out. It caught my eye, and I told myself, I’ll get to this, eventually. Well, Quarantine got my ass at home, and I finally watched it. I have always been a fan of RuPaul. The iconic drag queen has been part of my childhood from doing appearances in films like The Brady Bunch and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. This series was different but yet important because it tackled a few situations that even in 2020 we as a society still face today.
Written and Produced by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King, I knew this series was going to be good. If you don’t know who Michael Patrick King is, he was the producer and writer for the Sex and the city franchise. Once I read Michael Patrick King was on the project, I knew it was going to be good. How good? Hmm….
The series follows A man named Robert who is a Drag Performer by the name of Ruby Red. He thought he was living the life. The man of his dreams and 100,000.00 to which he saved for many years doing his performances. Well, that all went downhill when Mr. Right robbed Robert out of his money and fled NYC. Broke and going on tour across the country in his 1990s R/V he makes an unlikely friendship with AJ, an 11-year-old smart ass but her upbringing made her that way.
The series was entertaining, heartfelt, and all around had a beautiful message. RuPaul and Izzy G’s on-screen chemistry was perfection. The timing was right, the punchlines. From watching the trailer, I thought it would be one of those 90s cliche shows. I was wrong. The cinematography was immaculate. The genuine star of this show was Michael-Leon Wooley. Don’t get me wrong RuPaul was funny but with Michael (Who plays Louis Bell) as his best friend oh man I couldn’t stop laughing. AJ and The Queen has a lot of Humor, sadness, joy, and Humanism all in one.
Unfortunately, Netflix did not renew this series for a second season. NETFLIX WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! This show had a lot of potential. Now am I saying can I see this going for 10 or 12 seasons long? No, I’m not. I could have seen this go as far as 4 or 5 seasons at max. I’d say if you like good heartfelt, but deep meaning shows then this is the perfect pick.
Well done to RuPaul and everyone involved with the series. I hope to see more from RuPaul.
If you haven’t seen the trailer, check it down below.
Thank you and as always Be Kind