Shade: Queens of NYC


Relationships, community, family, and faith are in the spotlight in Shade: Queens of NYC, a docu-follow-musical-reality show that explores what happens to New York’s fiercest, funniest drag queens as they vie for fame, fortune, and love.

Shade: Queens of NYC reveals a side of drag life beyond the usual glam, glitz, and next-level lip syncing, instead focusing on what happens to our queens when the wigs come off.

The cast of queens includes: Justin Nako aka Chelsea Piers, Chris Yoon aka Jasmine Rice LaBeija, William Bailey aka Jada Valenciaga, Nathan McManus aka Holly Box-Springs, Kristian Seeber aka Tina Burner, Marti Gould Cummings aka Marti Gould Cummings, Daniel Kelley aka Paige Turner, and Jesse Havea aka Brita Filter.






  • 11 x 30'


  • Music
  • Reality
  • Style & Fashion
  • Factual Entertainment


  • Cowboy Bear Ninja

Commissioning Broadcaster

  • Fusion Network

Territories Produced In

  • US

Year of production

  • 2017