“The Lady Yang,” a who-done-it-in-drag, recently wrapped production in Jersey City. The web series—about potential heiresses of a faded drag empire—is a Best Version of Yourself Production. The series was written by Brad Forenza and headlined by veteran actress, Amy Stiller.
“I wanted to write something that celebrates the genuine art of drag,” Forenza said, “as well as drag’s common intersection with farce and satire. And once the writing started going down those stylistic rabbit holes, it naturally paid equal homage to horror, sleuth, and suspense.”
Stiller, who plays Yang’s long-lost relative, was attracted to the project for its aesthetic.
“’The Lady Yang’ is an unabashedly bold project,” she says, “But like the best kinds of camp, the world Brad has created is truthful unto itself.”
Cast member Russell Saylor, who plays Yang’s protégé, adds that, “’The Lady Yang’ is a world that proudly fractures the confines of genre, gender, and drag, giving the actors and viewers alike the opportunity to expand, imagine, and create.”
Vincent Veloso, who plays Yang’s club manager, observes that, “Everyone involved put together a must-watch production, not to be missed.”
Transgender actress Fran Sisco, who plays Yang’s confidential secretary, says part of the project’s appeal is its “fine bunch of actors with impeccable timing.” Additional cast members include Terry Lee King (who plays Yang’s former lover) and Tom Paolino (who plays her spiritual advisor).
But which of their characters killed Lady Yang, and who will inherit Yang’s empire? To solve the mystery, look for “The Lady Yang” in 2020.
In the interim, watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjsdBRvEjhA&feature=youtu.be