We're Here

3 seasons

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An honest look at queer life in small town America…and then the most stunning drag show that town has ever seen, put on by the queens!


We’re Here is a refreshing take on the typical makeover-style reality show. In each episode, three well-known drag queens – Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen – travel to an often small and conservative-leaning American town. Acting as drag mothers, they each take a resident under their bedazzled ostrich feather wing and teach them how drag is more than just glitter and dressing up. It’s a tool for activism that moves the queer community to shout “We’re here, we’re queer, and we ain’t goin’ anywhere!”  

Through the process of learning to walk in heels, fitting on wigs, and practicing new dance moves, the queens also learn from the town’s residents what it’s really like to live where they do. The struggles range from a mother learning to support their queer child to a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting. If We’re Here isn’t already unique enough, it stands out by the grand reveal at the end. It’s not a new wardrobe or haircut, but actually all members performing for the small town in the most extravagant drag show imaginable!

Donna Mae's thoughts

I might be biased on this one because I’m already a huge fan of Shangela, Eureka, and Bob from watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, but I simply cannot get enough of these queens. But that aside, I truthfully love when a series gives me a good cry! We’re Here does exactly that in every episode. The stories that each new budding drag queen shares are raw and gut-wrenching. I often feel so silly crying alone on my couch, but these beautiful fairy drag mothers remind me that I’m not alone, I’m actually part of the family. At the midpoint of any episode it’s like they’re taking my hand and leading me to a front row seat at their magical drag show. There are so many times I wish I was right there alongside them! This show is just so inspiring. It takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions, and will leave you wanting more. I hope there are a hundred more seasons!  

Find We’re Here on HBO Max!