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Quibi Queers It Up With First Trailer for Sasha Velour’s “Nightgowns”

"Nothing feels more alive than 'Nightgowns.'"

Hide some rose petals under your wig because Sasha Velour is returning to your screens.

As NewNowNext previously reported, the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 winner has turned her successful monthly revue, Nightgowns, into an eight-episode digital series for new streaming platform Quibi (short for “Quick Bites”).

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“Part performance documentary, part portrait of the artist, we’ll watch her work with each member of her unique and wonderful ensemble to craft the lip sync performances of their wildest dreams,” said the queen’s reps in a press release when the Nightgowns series was announced.

“Each installment draws us to one performer in particular, and reveals their daily life, process, and backstory, culminating in a 2-3 minute made-for-mobile visual expression of their live number. The result will be something new: live drag, designed for the screen. Eight iconic, shareable, must-watch performances that redefine what drag can be.”

The live numbers are directed by legendary music video auteur Sophie Muller, the woman behind some of your favorite music video classics, including Kylie Minogue’s “Dancing,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Murder on the Dance Floor,” Gwen Stefani’s “Cool,” and Annie Lennox’s “Walking on Broken Glass.”

Now we have our first official look at the new series, set to debut in April. Quibi’s new teaser trailer, which shares a peek at the fierce production numbers, also goes behind the scenes with Sasha as she crafts her vision for the live spectacle.

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“We aren’t interested in the world as it is, we are interested in the world as it could be,” Sasha says in the trailer. “Nothing feels more alive than Nightgowns.” We have to agree!

Check out the preview below.
 

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