RuPaul’s Drag Race fans, brace yourselves – your new favourite TV fix has arrived in the form of All The Queens Men, a show that places the spotlight on the spouses of your favourite drag queens.
Ever since 2009, RuPaul’s Drag Race has introduced people around the world to a plethora of bold, creative and inspirational drag queens, with standout names including Latrice Royale, Alyssa Edwards, Manila Luzon, Bianca Del Rio, Ginger Minj and many more.
While these drag queens are no doubt talented in their own right, what about the men behind the scenes, their partners who provide them with love and support as they share their gifts with audiences around the world?
Christopher Hamblin, otherwise known as Mr Latrice Royale, has created a brand new show premiering on WOW Presents Plus, a streaming platform that features an array of drag, pop culture and LGBT+ programmes.
As the title of the programme suggests, All The Queens Men follows Christopher as he catches up with fellow partners of famous drag queens, in a series of interviews that have been filmed throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
In an exclusive first look at the programme shared with Metro.co.uk, musician Christopher – who is also executive personal assistant to Latrice – is shown interviewing Mic J Rez, otherwise known as Mr Manila Luzon, and CeeJay Russell, otherwise known as Mr Ginger Minj.
Christopher introduces Mic and CeeJay by saying that when he thinks about the new show and ‘all of the adventures that we’ve been on, I have to think about my first two guests, because I think I’ve been through more with them than just about anybody’.
Christopher then asks them both how they’ve found quarantining at home, as the trio take part in a video chat together.
‘Quarantine at home has been such a learning curve,’ Mic says, explaining that while drag show audiences are usually about to enjoy the ‘aesthetics and the performance of Manila Luzon’, he has been able to spend quality time with his husband at home.
‘I am enjoying Karl, my husband, at home cooking, taking care of our newly founded birds, growing an intimate relationship that has been so different from any other year we’ve ever spent together.’
Ceejay explains that when he and Ginger first started dating, he didn’t get to see his partner that much, as she was ‘out doing her thing’.
While he eventually started touring with her, their life has since reverted back to figuring out how to keep themselves busy at home, Ceejay tells Christopher and Mic.
‘Now it’s kind of back to like the interesting thing where we kind of find our own separate thing to do every day, so we still have that little normalcy,’ he says.
‘Like, I sit at my computer and I learn a bunch of new things that I didn’t get the chance to learn pre-quarantine. But yeah, it’s been fun. It’s been different, because they’re constantly going going going going going going going, and I think the little break from touring has really been beneficial, because it makes you miss it.’
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Christopher explained that part of the ‘journey’ of making All The Queens Men has been about ‘opening up a little bit more’ about his life.
Christopher added that he hopes the show will help ‘illuminate the journeys of a few other of my Drag Race husband brothers, sisters, wives along the way’.
All The Queens Men premieres exclusively on WOW Presents Plus every Monday at 8pm GMT from 23rd November. Subscribe now for as little as £3.49 p/month and check out some of the fabulous additional content on the leading LGBTQ+ streaming service here.
Credit: Original article published here.