Fans React to the First Episode of Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela’s HBO Series, ‘We’re Here’

There may be new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 and Secret Celebrity Drag Race premiering on Fridays. However, HBO has its own series featuring some of the former contestants of this reality series. Here’s what fans are saying about the latest LGBTQ-centered series, We’re Here.

Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara star in an HBO series

Drag Race fans might know these divas from their appearance on the show. Now, Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara are taking their talents on the road, with a colorful and uplifting HBO series, titled We’re Here.

This series takes Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara to a few unique towns across the United States, some more conservative than others. There, they transform locals into professional drag divas, eventually performing in a show for their families, friends, and neighbors. 

“We’re focusing on small towns across America and LGBTQ stories that have this emotional journey. And through the power of drag, we’re helping to equip our drag daughters with the tools to achieve whatever they want in this moment,” Shangela said during an interview with Cosmopolitan. 

“In addition to that, we have to program and produce a high-quality drag show — sometimes with bare minimum resources in the middle of nowhere,” she continued. “Try finding the right sequin fabric at the local thrift shop, OK? But we make it happen!”

The first episode of ‘We’re Here’ premiered on HBO

We’re Here is an HBO original. That means it is only available on this television network or with a subscription to HBO’s added service, HBO Go. On April 23, the first episode debuted, which more episodes to be available in the coming weeks. 

This episode comes only hours before the premiere of RuPaul’s spinoff series, Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which stars alumni including Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen, and Monét X Change. Additionally, there are new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 and Untucked premiering on a weekly basis.

For more LGBTQ content, there’s, reportedly, a special season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars coming to the premium network, Showtime. Until then, fans shared their love for the elephant queen, the winner of season 8, and the professional finalist from All-Stars 3. Halleloo. 

Bob The Drag Queen  onstage being crowned winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8'
Bob The Drag Queen onstage being crowned winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8’ | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Fans reacted to the first episode of ‘We’re Here’

With all this new content available for binge-watching, some fans took to social media, sharing their love for HBO’s latest release. Some even shared their favorite moments from the first episode, which takes place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

“Do yourself a favor and go watch #WereHere on HBO! Bob, Shangela, and Eureka are so pure and the show is such a pick-me-up while locked in quarantine,” one Twitter user wrote. 

“Shangela relaying to the ‘backpack of bricks’ anecdote wrongly to Hunter’s father is one of my favorite parts in the first episode of #WereHere,” another Twitter user wrote.

New episodes of We’re Here premiere on HBO and HBO Go on a weekly basis. (The series will eventually be available on HBO Max, the network’s subscription service.) To learn more about this premium television network and to subscribe, visit their website