RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Squares Off Against Rachel Dratch in Hurricane Bianca
Bianca Del Rio is hitting the big screen alongside Rachel Dratch in her scripted feature film debut, Hurricane Bianca
Take cover – there’s a hurricane coming!
Bianca Del Rio took the small screen by storm when she won the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and now the insult comic with a heart of gold and Rolodex of hate is hitting the big screen in her first scripted feature film, Hurricane Bianca.
PEOPLE has the exclusive look at the poster and select images for the comedy, which also stars Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch, Tony winner Alan Cumming and Fashion Queens host Margaret Cho, among others.
The movie tells the story of a New York teacher (Roy Haylock, a.k.a. the man behind Del Rio) who is a fired from a small Texan school for being gay. He then returns to the school to wreak havoc on the town” – this time disguised as “Bianca.”
According to the film’s official site: “It’s Tootsie meets Revenge of the Nerds – or Mrs. Doubtfire for the Jackass generation!”
“These are truly special days we live in – where a clown in a gown can make her very own drag queen revenge-comedy,” Del Rio said in a statement, praising “the incredible line-up of LGBT icons who I was forced to share screen time with.”
She added that she wanted to make the film to shed some light on the LGBT community‘s fight for employment equality.
“These are also days in which being LGBT can get you legally fired in 28 states,” the 41-year-old said. “We wanted to tell a hilarious story that doesn’t shy away from that ridiculous reality.”
Written and directed by Matt Kugelman, the film was partially crowdsourced by Del Rio’s fans, who raised nearly $170,000 to help bring the story to life.
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Special screenings will be set up in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the week leading up to its release. For more information and screening tickets visit HurricaneBianca.com.