'We're Here': Queens help a grieving mom-daughter duo, misgendered lesbian and indigenous gay man in Farmington
The limited series, comprising six parts has reached its halfway mark and the fourth episode premiered tonight with the queens landing in Farmington, New Mexico
'We're Here' on HBO follows the journey of drag queens Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O'Hara traveling across the country in search of their "drag daughters". In the past three episodes, the queens have traveled to Gettysburg Pennysylvania, Twin Falls Idaho, and Branson, Missouri. The limited series, comprising six parts has reached its halfway mark and the fourth episode premiered tonight with the queens landing in Farmington, New Mexico.
Dressed in intergalactic outfits, the queens landed right in the middle of town and all they could see around was desert. "Everything is in the desert right now, everything is tan, like a Kanye West Show," highlighted Shangela.
The focus of the episode was on a mother-daughter duo, a misgendered lesbian and an indigenous gay man. The queens were about to use the power of drag to help rid them of the problems that weigh heavily on them and help them break free by preparing them for their drag performance.
Stacey and her daughter Jasmine wanted to pay a tribute to honor the memory of their daughter and sister DJ. DJ killed herself by putting a gun to her head at the age of 25. She was a lesbian and dealt with depression.
That coupled with the treatment she was meted out by the people of Farmington egged her to end her life and Stacey is yet to recover from the loss of her daughter. She said that she would like to step out of her comfort zone for one night, doing the drag performance in honor of her daughter who faced discomfort every day and night.
Nicole serves as an attorney at the public defender's office and also as president of Identity In, an LGBTQ+ community in Farmington. She mentioned that it was "hard" when she first started working at the office. She admittedly loves and prefers to wear men's clothing over women's clothes.
She identifies as a woman but it was "jarring" when people would misgender her at times, referring to her as "sir". She also apprised her "drag mother" Shangela of the times when she's been asked for id while out shopping. Nicole's goal is to create support for the LGBTQ+ community in Farmington, hoping to create a "comfortable" environment for the queer community in Farmington.
Bob the Drag Queen met up with his "drag daughter" Nate. He is a gay man who's childhood was marred with people screaming words like "faggot" at him. He resides in Navajo Nation growing up, he identified that he wanted to be known as an indigenous gay man. A photographer by profession, Nate's aim was to reach out to and build a deeper connection with the Navajo tribe through his drag performance.
'We're Here' airs every Thursday night on HBO.