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A Show Detailing RuPaul’s Life in NY in the 80s is Coming to TV

Posted on the 23 March 2017 by Sumithardia

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If you can’t get enough of RuPaul (I sure can’t), there’s some good news out of Hollywood. In addition to the ninth season of his (Emmy-winning!) series. RuPaul’s Drag Race (which premieres this Friday on VH-1), there’s a new series telling the story of how Ru went from outrageous club kid to Supermodel of the World and pop culture icon.
Deadline announced on Tuesday that Warner Bros. TV is developing a half-hour dramedy series presenting a “fictionalized” version of the ageless Ru’s rise to stardom. (He’s actually 56, which I still can’t believe.) The series is being produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and World of Wonder, the company responsible for Drag Race. The series will be set in New York City in the Reagan-era 80s, where Ru, who grew up in San Diego and studied performing arts in my current hometown of Atlanta, took the club world by storm.
RuPaul, who recently revealed he was married, will serve as an executive producer of the as-yet untitled series. Gary Lennon, who has produced and written episodes of Power for the Starz network and Orange is the New Black for Netflix, will also executive produce and serve as a writer. The series has not yet been shopped to any networks, but, as raunchy as we know Ru can be, let’s hope it goes to a place where, like the title of his 1995 autobiography, they’re fine with “lettin’ it all hang out.”
Ru announced the new series on Twitter with a throwback pic of himself looking like we might see him on the new series.
NYTimes: Dramedy TV Show Based on RuPaul's Life in 80s NYC https://t.co/C1E5kqLHhv pic.twitter.com/gSr4e1hS0K
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) March 22, 2017

I, for one, cannot wait for this show. At least we have the new season of Drag Race and Ru’s obligatory companion album, American, his 12th, which drops on Friday, just in time for the Drag Race premiere.
Ironically enough, in my “On this Day” feed on Facebook today, I had posted a reply from Ru on Twitter regarding a beauty tip I shared with my mom. As I’ve mentioned, he is an awesome person and a true hero for the LBGTQ community. A biographical TV series couldn’t happen to a cooler person. I went through Ru’s Instagram, which holds a treasure trove of photos (Ru’s definitely #TeamCharo on this season of Dancing with the Stars and might love Debbie Harry even more than I do), and found a few throwback pictures of what we might expect to see on the new show. Who could you ever cast to be the young Ru?

RuPaul – Atlanta 1986 – Chris Hedgepath
A post shared by RuPaul Charles (@rupaulofficial) on Feb 2, 2017 at 7:23am PST

My soul looks back in wonder how I got over
A post shared by RuPaul Charles (@rupaulofficial) on May 6, 2013 at 7:59am PDT

A post shared by RuPaul Charles (@rupaulofficial) on May 30, 2016 at 5:31am PDT

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