TV deal for drag queens Denim | Mockumentary in development with Death In Paradise producers

TV deal for drag queens Denim

Mockumentary in development with Death In Paradise producers

Drag queen girlband Denim are developing a TV series based on their stage act.

Red Planet Pictures, the company behind BBC One hit Death In Paradise, have optioned the rights to their story and now have a comedy-drama in development.

The group comprises Glamrou La Denim, Crystal Rasmussen OBE, Electra Cute, Shirley Du Naughty and Aphrodite Greene and are known for infusing pop music with  LGBT politics.

Shot in mockumentary style, the planned 30-minute show will follow the group as they embark on ‘world’ tour around regional Britain, as they gear up for what they think is the performance of their lives. 

The show will be written by and star the performers behind Denim: Amrou Al-Kadhi, Tom Rasmussen, Guy Woolf, Hugh Wyld and Charlie Parham.

In a statement, they said: ‘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.’

Denim, who are currently performing at London’s Soho Theatre, had a successful Fringe last year and performed with Florence & The Machine on stage at Glastonbury.

 Belinda Campbell, joint managing director of Red Planet Pictures added: ‘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.’

Published: 7 Feb 2018

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