HBO will celebrate the launch of its six episode unscripted series We’re Here with a digital viewing party and free premiere screening on YouTube this Thursday April 23rd. In an effort to share the positivity and transformative powers of drag culture, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley will host an uplifting digital pre-show kiki with special celebrity guests leading into the premiere of their new show, We’re Here. Guest will include Drew Barrymore, Naomi Watts, Ellen Pompeo, Andrew Rannells, Hayley Kiyoko and Monét X Change.
Beginning at 8.30pm ET on Thursday April 23rd, the approximately 30-minute digital event simulcasted on HBO’s YouTube channel, HBO’s Twitter profile, and by participating affiliates will feature celebrity cameos and behind-the-scenes insights, with HBO making donations to Free Mom Hugs and Mama Dragons.
The debut episode of We’re Here will be made available via the YouTube Premieres platform at 9pm ET and by participating affiliates, marking the first time that HBO has made content available for free at the same time as its debut. It will also be possible to live-chat with the Queens using the YouTube Premieres chat function.
“We know the magic and positivity that drag culture radiates,” said Johnnie Ingram and Stephen Warren, co-creators of We’re Here. “To bring this show to a national stage by making it free to all on YouTube during such a difficult time is something so special to us. We can’t wait to see fans’ reactions in real time as we watch alongside them on premiere night.”
By James Kleinmann
The six-episode unscripted series We’re Here recruits local residents across small-town America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley visit a different small town to inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.