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Pop That Tongue! 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Alyssa Edwards Is Coming To Netflix In 'Dance Moms'-Like Series

By Kristy Puchko | TV | August 22, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | August 22, 2018 |


When Texas pageant queen Alyssa Edwards first strutted into the workroom in season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it seemed she’d be remembered for her fierce feud with rival Coco Montrese. But come hell or backrolls, Edwards rose above to shine like the star she is. She’d not only returned triumphantly for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars season two, but also went on to become a fan favorite thanks to her charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent, dance moves and tongue pops. And now, Edwards is getting a reality TV series all her own with Netflix’s Dancing Queen.

Check out the first trailer:

Basically, it looks like Drag Race meets Queer Eye For The Dance Moms. Considering the absolute joy that Edwards brings to her drag persona, we suspect this will be a spirited spinoff full of love, inspiration, and spilled tea.

Here’s the official plot synopsis from Netflix:

Dancing Queen is a hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson - aka Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards - as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life. Filmed in Justin’s hometown of Mesquite, Texas, Dancing Queen goes behind the makeup and into the drag performer’s highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company as he prepares a young class for an intensely competitive season.

Produced by World of Wonder Productions, season one of Dancing Queen will offer eight 45-minute episodes, all of which will be available on Netflix worldwide on October 5.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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