By AARON McGILLIVRAY
BILLED as a coming of age comedy for those who hit that age years ago, Prom Kween has all the right elements: the jocks, the nerds, the mean girls… and RuPaul.
Part parody, part homage to the American High School genre, Prom Kween salutes and satirises modern day America and its contradictions surrounding what is – and isn’t – acceptable.
This is a country whose president wants to build a border wall with Mexico, while the highest-rated reality programme is a race to become America’s next drag superstar. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s turned into one big sex party.
There’s a lot of material to work with.
Prom Kween promised to celebrate the country’s contradictions, while also ripping it to shreds.
It’s a show for any kid who took their glasses off and still didn’t look pretty. Any kid who couldn’t understand why being a bitch made boys like you.
Any kid who questioned what it meant to be beautiful. It’s a story of falling in love with who you are.
Think Grease meets Drag Race meets a Trump rally with sequins. Lots of sequins.