Hope you’re stocked up on Kleenex.
Because the Queer Eye guys no longer have a monopoly on the gays-making-people-cry-after-dramatic-transformations genre.
Premiering tonight on HBO, We’re Here brings together three of the most beloved drag queens for a wildly fun—and surprisingly emotional—makeover show. Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Dallas’ very own hometown hoochie-mama, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, head to small towns across America to turn heads and change minds.
In each episode, the queens each take one local person to transform into a fabulous drag diva for a one-night-only show that’s unlike anything these little towns have ever seen. What’s really great is the diversity of the transformees. They’re gay, straight, male, female, black, white, thin, fat and everything in between.
With a commercial-free, one-hour format, the episodes allow enough time to get to know both the drag queen superstars and their new drag daughters so that we want to root for them all to make the audience gag. And they do. Big-time.
Before tonight’s premiere, you can catch Bob, Shangela and Eureka at a digital screening party on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. Central with guest stars including Drew Barrymore, Monét X Change, Ellen Pompeo, Naomi Watts, Hayley Kiyoko and Andrew Rannells. You can also catch the first full episode via YouTube Premieres, even if you don’t have HBO.
The only downside to We’re Here is that there are only six episodes, but we’re praying for a second season. And we hope you will, too.
We’re HerePhoto courtesy of HBO
Premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m.