We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it (crying). Season 2 of HBOs Emmy-Nominated series is as rousing a show as I’ve ever seen. l talked about it in therapy. In therapy!
Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka O’Hara travel through small towns putting queer people in drag – they’re each assigned one baby queen per town – and teach them the power of being yourself no matter what, of embracing every part of you.
You hear the stories of a queer refugee, of a matriarch in Selma who tragically lost her granddaughter, of women who marched across Pettis Bridge, of a kid on the spectrum who wants to fit in more than anything – all radiating love in the face of very difficult circumstances.
I walked away from this series feeling love for MYSELF, and I wasn’t even there! These folks live in hostile environments and are brave enough to be unapologetically themselves. You get a sort of transitive courage from watching that, sitting in your studio apartment feeling ready to take on the world.
If this show doesn’t win an Emmy next year I’ll eat a scorpion out of Joe Rogan’s navel. Watch these interviews!