‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is responsible for popularizing drag culture. After ‘NightGowns with Sasha Velour’ and ‘Dragnificent,’ HBO’s upcoming series, ‘We’re Here,’ further strengthens the foothold of the genre in the mainstream media. The drag reality docu-series follows three performance artists Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka, and Shangela as they set out to spread their magic in small towns across the United States, to reinvent the lives of some fortunate locals for a one-night drag show.
The show has been created by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram, while Peter LoGrec serves as the director. It is garnering a lot of attention, especially among the fans of the Fab Five, as it is basically a blend of the heart of ‘Queer Eye,’ with straight-up drag transformations from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ If your wig is snatched and you can’t wait to learn more about the release date, cast, and other details of ‘We’re Here’ season 1, keep reading!
We’re Here Season 1 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘We’re Here’ season 1 is all set to premiere on April 23, 2020, at 9 pm ET on HBO. It will consist of six hour-long episodes. The show follows a weekly-release format. The first episode will also be available to stream for free on YouTube Premieres platform, simultaneous to its HBO premiere.
Ahead of the series premiere, the Queens will host an inspiring and spiritually elevating pre-show event with celebrity guests like Drew Barrymore, Monét X Change, Hayley Kiyoko, Ellen Pompeo, Andrew Rannells And Naomi Watts at 8:30 pm ET on HBO’s YouTube channel. It will simulcast on HBO’s Twitter profile. Apart from the celebrity appearances and behind-the-scenes insights, the ultimate digital kiki will also direct viewers to make donations to several NGOs.
Who are the Mentors of We’re Here?
The show features three seasoned drag stars who take over some towns across America to mentor a few locals as their “drag daughters” for a one-night event. Bob the Drag Queen is the stage name of actor, musician, and comedian, Caldwell Tidicue. Full of confidence and sass, the queen is the winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 8. Apart from drag shows, her notable acting credits include ‘Tales of the City’ and ‘High Maintenance.’
Eureka O’Hara is the alter-ego of David Huggard. After living as a transgender woman for many years, David now identifies as gender-fluid and gender-neutral. They are best known for competing in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ seasons 9 and 10. Darius Jeremy Pierce goes by the drag name Shangela Laquifa Wadley. You may know him from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 2 and 3. Shangela is best known for his performance in ‘A Star Is Born,’ which enabled him to become the first-ever queen to strut down the Oscars red carpet in drag.
What is We’re Here About?
The show chronicles the experience of three famous drag queens, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob The Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara, as they move across small towns like Gettysburg, Twin Falls, Missouri, etc. to team up with locals and groom them for a one-night-only drag event. After meeting a few locals from the vicinity, the queens select their mentees, which range from legit queer artists, allies to former homophobes who are in the unlearning process. During their journey, the queens also deal with strange and hostile looks from some bystanders, while some locals embrace them with love.
The emotional and heartwarming show deals with the volunteers/mentees who have their personal reasons to engage in drag performance. Some of them are intrigued and curious to know what it feels like to be a drag queen, some seek acceptance from the society, while some want to repent for their toxic thoughts related to queer identities. The season also showcases a straight couple opting for a drag-themed wedding, a father who wants to extend his support to his daughter. The queens also help a gay make-up artist, who longs for his father’s love and acceptance, along with a religious Christian mother who wants to mend her relationship with his estranged bisexual daughter.
We’re Here Trailer
Check out the vibrant and lively trailer for ‘We’re Here’ season 1!
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