And we are back with our series „Movies in the spotlight“ ! As promised in our previous post on Hurricane Bianca, we would now like to introduce to you its sequel: Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate .
The plot sets in at Deborah’s – Bianca Del Rio’s / Richard’s archenemy – release from prison. Deborah apparently had a lot of time during her arrest for plotting her revenge on Bianca who, in her opinion, should be locked up in jail. Deborah’s revenge plans bring her, her daughter Carly, Richard and Rex (a friend of Richard’s) to Russia where Bianca is allegedly supposed to accept a teaching award, but which in reality was just a fake invitation written by Deborah. With a new Russian anti-LGBT minister and laws enabling that LGBTs can be locked up without a trial, she hopes to get Bianca get arrested there forever. However, the plan goes wrong in every way it could and so Carly and Rex are taken away by the police. It is now up to Richard and Deborah to work together and work out a plan to get their dear ones out of prison.
This film, as did its predecessor, was again designed to humourously point out the hidebound opinions towards the LGBT community dominating parts of the US society — this time combining it with the dicey living situation that LGBT people have to cope with in Russia. As Bianca tells us in the video below, the initial reason to position the story in Russia was Katya. Brian Joseph McCook , although not Russian himself, created this Russian drag character named Katya. She is also a former contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the season following Bianca Del Rio’s win. With history developing in Russia, the movie now mirrors what is happening in parts of our world. So again, we have a movie dealing with serious backgrounds, yet wrapping them up into a comedy and slightly absurd entertainment for the public audience.
Have a look at what Bianca Del Rio herself has to say about the film here and last but not least enjoy the film!