‘Charlie’s Angels’ bust crime with help from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
The queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” aren’t just busting moves — they’re busting crime, too.
In a curious and silly case of synergy, the cast of Columbia Pictures’ upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot teams up with former competitors on VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to track down a wig-snatcher who’s on the loose.
In a new three-minute promo for the film out Friday, Townsend Agency boss Bosley (Elizabeth Banks) declares, “There’s only one team to call” and dials up “Bos-slay” RuPaul Charles. The orange-wigged drag legend determines there’s a “code red she-mergency” and promptly lines up his team at RuPaul’s Angels HQ: Season 11 fave Nina West; NYC’s Peppermint, who was the Season 9 second-place finisher; and Season 5 runner-up Alaska.
Hitting screens Nov. 15, “Charlie’s Angels,” a high-action retelling of the 1970s Aaron Spelling series, also stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as a kickass crime-solving trio who work for the mysterious Charles Townsend.
There’s a parade of puns as West announces, “We have to stop this weave-il maniac!” and big-busted Peppermint suggests, “Let’s set a booby trap!” before the drag-a-licious group goes on to embrace character tropes. Alaska takes on the geeky-glasses-wearing “smart one” who’s in charge of tapping out their plan on a laptop. West winds up being the electronics wiz — well, sort of: She has some electrifying issues with her too-long nails. And Peppermint — aka, the “pretty one” — is in charge of teasing a white wig for the trap, but she catches her gag-worthy reflection in a mirror and determines she is “fiiiiine.”
The Ru’s Angels quickly catch the queen mid-wig-snatch. After Alaska announces, “Your reign of hair-ror stops here,” the Angels unleash a barrage of tongue pops, high notes and booty-busting moves to bring down the villain, who hits the floor heels-up.
We won’t reveal who the kleptomaniac queen is — you’ll have to watch the video for the Ru-veal — but the “Drag Race” alum drops a clue when she’s caught: “I’ve been snatching wigs like the crown was snatched from me!”
After Ru con-drag-ulates her team for making it safe “to slay another day,” the Angels celebrate their crime-solving prowess with an impromptu kiki to Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Ray’s “Don’t Call Me Angel” from the movie’s soundtrack. They then regroup with Banks and the film’s cast as they sashay onto their next mission: to track down a lip-sync assassin. Go slay, ladies!
Source : Eric Hegedus Link