Anyone who knows me knows of my love of drag! Rupauls drag race opened my eyes to a world where men wore even more makeup than me (which is hard enough) and it’s applied with ninja like precision (I couldn’t be more jealous).
I have just watched the Netflix exclusive movie ‘Hurricane Bianca’ staring one of the funniest, most successful of drag race alumini of all time, Bianca Del Rio (Roy Haylock). I was lucky enough to see BDR last may in Newcastle with my fellow drag loving friend Lauren and she was every bit the character you see on TV.
The basic plot of ‘hurricane Bianca’ consists of Bianca playing the role of teacher Mr Martinez who moves to Texas as part of a teaching programme. The school find out he’s gay and fire him. Clutching his pearls and a wig that can make your eyes water he comes back witty, cutting and fully sinched in a way only Bianca Del Rio can and can we stop for a second to admire those costumes/outfits (sweet sequinned baby Jesus!). It’s crammed tighter than a drag tuck with featuring roles from fellow drag race stars Shangela, Willam (personal favourite!!), the tongue popping Alyssa Edwards and a cheeky weather man cameo from momma Ru herself it’s a welcome change from the drag queen format we are used to seeing.
Overall the movie was an easy watch, teaching life lessons and tales of morality along the way. If you have a penchant for the fabulous and 1 hour 24mins spare give it a go. You might even get some makeup tips while you are at it.
Signing off, with love and lipstick