Since winning the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio has toured the country with her scathing “Rolodex of Hate” show, and was just named one of Variety magazine’s top ten comics to watch in 2015.
And now there’s good news for fans who have been anxiously awaiting Bianca’s next big project. Hurricane Bianca, the feature film starring the sharp-tongued comedy queen, has just wrapped shooting in Texas and is now headed into post-production.
The movie stars Del Rio as a teacher who is fired from a small town Texas high school after people discover he is gay. But things take a hilarious turn when he comes back to the school disguised as a mean woman in order to get revenge on the bigoted town.
“I really can’t tell you how my character gets his revenge, but give me forty bucks and I’ll get you a scratched DVD with behind-the-scenes footage, which is just me getting into drag,” joked Roy Haylock, the man behind the Bianca “clown mask.”
Fans of Drag Race will be delighted to know that the season 6 winner is not the only drag queen to make an appearance in the movie. Both Willam and Joslyn Fox are also set to co-star alongside Bianca when the film hits the big screen.
And our favorite drag queens aren’t the only big names involved in the project. Alan Cumming and Rachel Dratch both help round out the cast as well.
“When I read the script, I thought it was genuinely funny and the underlying message of acceptance is very timely,” said Dratch. “Also, anytime I get to hang out with drag queens, I’m there!”
We couldn’t agree more, Rachel.
Hurricane Bianca is planned to debut with a theatrical run early next year.