Hit reality television series, We’re Here, heads to Orlando for a two-part episode in its latest season where drag queens confront small-town prejudices head-on, while wearing heels and looking fabulous.

The award-winning HBO series is hosted by former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, as they make their way across small-town USA to recruit residents to host pop-up drag shows. The show handles a variety of sensitive topics as the participants train for their performances while also confronting inner demons, past traumas, and the realities of living in small communities.

Part 1 aired on December 23 and shared a number of local stops around the peripheries of The City Beautiful, including Kissimmee, The Villages, and Ocala, and introduce us to a school teacher and her transgender daughter, a single man on the hunt for a sugar daddy, a couple that’s been together for 50 years, and a Pulse survivor, who are paired off with each of the queens.

Bob the Drag Queen sums it up in the first few minutes of the episode saying, “So here we are, at the intersection of anti-queer hysteria and family-friendly entertainment,” after a car ride montage with the other queens gives them an opportunity to meditate on some of the pushback they’ve gotten on their tour and recent headlines in Florida, including the passing of the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill and a recent Nazi-driven protest of a drag queen story hour event downtown.

Episode 5 culminated with a Say Gay protest in Brevard County and Episode 6, which will air on Friday, December 30, will feature the big performance.


Brendan O'Connor

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