To celebrate Pride Month, HBO has renewed its emotional unscripted series, We’re Here. The series stars renowned RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara as they travel “to small towns across America, inspiring local residents to share their stories and express themselves in a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.”
“We’re Here resonates in ways we had hoped for but couldn’t really have anticipated,” Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “The stories of our small-town drag daughters created an incredibly positive communal experience. We can’t wait for Bob, Shangela and Eureka to continue their journey helping others find their voice.”
Towns featured in the six-episode first season included Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Twin Falls, Idaho; Branson, Missouri; Farmington, New Mexico; and Ruston, Louisiana.
Shangela, aka DJ Pierce, spoke to us about the series on his takeover for our Locked Down With __ Facebook live Q&A series. He said, “We’re going across America to small towns and help them realize their best selves. We’re like mentors, we’re drag mothers, but we’re not making them over in any way. This show is about connecting with them on a personal level, going through their life to help them really express themselves the way they want to and achieve an emotional breakthrough through the drag.”
The full season is now available to stream on HBO (via HBO GO and HBO Now) and HBO Max.
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