Drag Race queens face off with anti-LGBTQ+ protesters in We’re Here trailer
Author: Maggie Baska
Drag Race icons Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka confronted anti-LGBTQ+ protestors in the third season of their HBO docuseries We’re Here. (HBO)
Drag Race superstars Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka are confronting anti-LGBTQ+ hate and intolerant protestors in the third season of We’re Here.
The trio of fabulous queens are once again travelling to new destinations and spreading LGBTQ+ representation across the US in the upcoming third season of the Emmy-winning HBO docuseries.
In the season’s new trailer, the trio of drag superstars encounter a group of anti-LGBTQ+ protestors in a small town. One person in the crowd holds up a sign reading “Repent or perish” with another person holding up a placard with a religious message on it.
“You need to repent, sir,” one protestor says to Bob. “You’re an abomination. Shame on you.”
But Bob remains unphased by the hateful words and just shares how she wants an ice cream.
In a voiceover, Shangela, who is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, explains that the queens’ encounters this season has been “different than any other experience [they’ve] had in the history of doing this show”.
Eureka emphatically declares that LGBTQ+ people can’t “convert anyone to gay” as the queens repeatedly face off against hateful protestors throughout the trailer.
“If that was the case, we’d be doing missions, too,” Eureka says.
One of the fiercest disputes happened in St George Utah where a local councilwoman attempted to stop We’re Here from hosting a drag show in a family park. However, several residents spoke out in support of the series.
“I think this drag show will save lives,” one citizen says as another person later speaks about how much representation matters.
“When a bunch of allies show up and are as loud, if not louder, that is powerful,” Bob says.
We’re Here co-creator Stephen Warren told EW that right-wing groups are “more vocal and more visible in their hatred” in this upcoming season.
“There’s a brazenness to it that we didn’t really experience to a large degree in the past,” Warren added.
Warren described how the show filmed at the “ground zero for hate that’s bred in the country” as hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ bills hit state legislatures across the US.
The queens toured across Florida, and the season touches on the state’s reviled ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, which bans discussions of LGBTQ+ identities in schools. They also have a survivor of the Pulse massacre – a shooting in Orlando, Florida that stole 49 lives and left 53 more people wounded in 2016 – as one of the “drag kids” features this season, Warren said.
“His transformation is jaw-dropping. He had multiple friends die that night,” Warren said. “Pulling his life back together and doing this show is a major moment in his life. He’s phenomenal.”
We’re Here season three premieres on 25 November on HBO with new episodes later dropping on streaming service HBO Max.
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Author: Maggie Baska