When it was first announced that Rupaul’s Drag Race alum Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) was going to star in a movie – Hurricane Bianca – a lot of people assumed it was going to be a vanity project disaster. However the film turned out to be surprisingly fun and was successful enough that it’s getting a sequel.
A brief preview for the movie has been released, showing the return of the foul-mouthed Bianca, as well as Rachel Dratch’s power-hungry Deborah Ward.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘After winning over the staff and students of Milford High School, chemistry teacher Richard Martinez aka Bianca Del Rio (Roy Haylock) sent her nemesis Vice Principal Deborah “Debbie” Ward (Rachel Dratch) to jail in a flawlessly executed plan. When Debbie is released from jail, she conjures up a scheme to do away with Bianca Del Rio once and for all, by luring her on a dangerous journey to Russia to accept a teaching award and cash prize. Filled with laughs, celebrity cameos and America’s drag superstars, HURRICANE BIANCA: FROM RUSSIA WITH HATE is packed with surprises and unlikely partnerships that spark friendship and acceptance.’
The film will be out in the US on DVD/VoD on May 18th, with exclusive premiere screenings in San Francisco on May 14th and New York City on May 15th. In the UK Hurricane Bianca went straight to Netflix, so hopefully the sequel will too. [Read more…]