Dan Levy offers ‘Good Grief’ Kiersey Clemons is ‘The Young King’ We all know the queens. When do we get more kings? Soon, when Kiersey Clemons, queer star of Dope and Hearts Beat Loud, joins Euphoria alum Barbie Ferreira and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon in the upcoming film The Young King, from queer filmmaker Larin Sullivan, making her feature film directorial debut.
Set in the 1990s Las Vegas drag king scene, it’s the story of aspiring performer Jules (Clemons) who moves to Las Vegas to locate estranged father Mick (Shannon) and take the stage in a drag king revue.
Ferreira will play a dancer who finds herself an object of affection. Larin wrote the script, and production is set for early 2023 on location in Nevada.
No word yet on whether this will aim for big screen action or a streaming drop, but it’s high time. Now, calling RuPaul, it’s also time for a spinoff of your famous show — one that spotlights the world of the butch kings. Dan Levy gives Netflix some ‘Good Grief’ Dan Levy’s feature directorial debut has a title, a cast, and a home at Netflix.