Drag queen band Denim developing TV comedy drama

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 10:16am

  • Drag queen band Denim are developing a TV comedy drama series with producers Red Planet Pictures
  • Glamrou La Denim, Crystal Rasmussen OBE, Electra Cute, Shirley Du Naughty and Aphrodite Greene star
  • The mockumentary will follow the group on their dysfunctional ‘world tour’ (around regional Britain)

Denim, the drag queen band who ‘infuse pop with LGBT politics’, have signed a deal to turn their fictional ‘uplifting life story’ into a TV mockumentary.

The group are currently working with TV producers to develop a series, which currently has the working title Denim.

Red Planet Pictures, the TV production company which is known for making Death In Paradise and has previously created ITV sitcom Moving Wallpaper, describe the show as follows: “Denim is a hilarious and uplifting comedic serial drama about a drag queen girlband who believe they are global superstars. The catch? They now have to prove this to the world.”

They explain: “Denim is an all singing, all dancing, all delusional musical comedy drag super-troupe, made up of Glamrou La Denim, Crystal Rasmussen OBE, Electra Cute, Shirley Du Naughty and Aphrodite Greene (née Jones). Hilarious and tragic in equal measure, the mockumentary series will follow the Denim Queens on their dysfunctional world tour (around regional Britain), as they gear up for what they *think* is the performance of their lives.

“Viewers will be thrust on a rollercoaster journey with 5 misfits who believe that anything is possible (in a world that tells them it isn’t), and where the power of sisterhood and friendship ultimately prevails.”

Red Planet Pictures is now working closely with Denim’s writer-performers Amrou Al-Kadhi, Tom Rasmussen, Guy Woolf, Hugh Wyld and Charlie Parham, who will write and star in the 30 minute episodic series.

Denim previously appeared at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival with their live show Denim: World Tour, which has now transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.

The group say: “For decades, we know the world has been yearning to know more about the Denim Qweens, to get behind our legendary pop mythologies, beneath the veils of our epic global profile. To give back to our die-hard-7-billion-strong-fanbase, we’re going to be giving an all-access camera crew the priceless privilege of following us on our world stadium tour (for security purposes, limited to regional UK venues during filming). No more camouflage. No more secrets. No more hairspray. The Denim Qweens are here. They’re queer. And occasionally, they wear sheer.”

Announcing the new development, Belinda Campbell from Red Planet Pictures says: “Denim brings together five fantastically original and entertaining voices who have lots to say. Their stage show tackles adversity with a unique infusion of explosive pop, glamour, intelligence, politics and humour, taking audiences on an insightful, joyous and irreverent journey. We are looking forward to continuing this journey through television. It’s very exciting to be working with them.”

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