The sequel all of your squirrel friends have been waiting for is almost upon us—no, not Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, we are talking about Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate.
The original 2016 film starred Bianca Del Rio as a teacher from New York who is fired from his job at a small-town Texas high school because he is gay, so he returns disguised a woman to seek revenge on a variety of wacky characters from the bigoted town.
Mark your calendars because Bianca has announced that Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate will be released on demand and in select theaters on May 18.
The “shequel” picks up where the first movie left off, with Richard (Bianca Del Rio) still teaching at the school, but Debbie (Rachel Dratch) being sent to jail for having “inappropriate relations” with a student. When Debbie is released from prison, she seeks revenge on Richard/Bianca—which eventually sends Bianca to Russia.
Fans now have the first taste of the new movie, with a teaser showing Dratch and Del Rio squaring off on top of a city skyscraper.
“Why did the Russian hooker pee on the mattress?” Del Rio asks Dratch. “Because she thought it was you, Deborah.”
“Hasta la pavement, bitch!” replies Dratch as she pushes the queen off of the building.
“Just when you thought your cinemas and televisions were safe, Hurricane Bianca is back and fiercer than ever,” said Del Rio. “We were blown away by the response to the first film (no pun intended), and we couldn’t wait to reunite to tell another story with this ridiculous group of talented people. The whole crew is back plus some very exciting additions, and who better to take on Russia than a nasty drag queen?”
Not only are Dratch and Del Rio back, but even more queens have been added for the sequel, including Darienne Lake, Lady Bunny and Katya—who plays Del Rio’s lover?
“She’s brilliant in it,” answered Del Rio, when asked about working with Katya. “And she’s psychotic and crazy, which is exactly what we want.”
“She makes me look normal, which is the scary part,” she added.
That is quite the feat.
“She [Bianca] is a force to be reckoned with, a villain who needs to be stopped,” replied Katya.
We couldn’t agree more.
Will Del Rio and Katya live happily ever after? You will find out when Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate hits theaters in May. Until then, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the set of the “shequel” below.