Eureka O'Hara, star of RuPaul's Drag Race and HBO's We're Here, singer-songwriter, and self-declared "Elephant Queen," has released a brand-new music video for her biggest and boldest single to date, "Big Mawma," featuring The Voice'sSarah Potenza and Katie Kaden.
The latest single for the queen "is an empowerment song for bigger women, first and foremost," she said in a press release, "but also it's an empowering song for anyone that is made to feel less-than by society. Love is what the world needs to be reminded of. We all got Big Mawma love in us and around us."
Eureka's recently departed mother and grandmother, who played a big role in her storyline on Drag Race, were the biggest inspiration behind the track. This empowering music video is also the first product from Eureka's new production company, House of Queens, in collaboration with tech industry executive and venture capitalist Aidan Madigan-Curtis. The House of Queens produces "socially-impactful content featuring stars from the LGBTQIA community," and is something Eureka says has "been a dream forever."
Eureka also said she "harassed the sh*t out of" Potenza and Kaden on social media to convince them to join the project. "Honestly, I just feel like we should just be a trio," she said. "Why not be Destiny's Child, but Big Mawma-style, honey?"
The video also showcases Eureka's acting skills as she takes on dual male and female roles as inspired by idol Divine/Glen Milstead (a person Eureka memorably portrayed on a Drag Race All Stars "Snatch Game" challenge.)
"Divine inspires everything I do," she said. "I feel like my life has run very parallel with Glen Milstead's, as far as my passion for acting and wanting to be taken seriously as an artist. Glen so desperately wanted to be taken seriously -- but how serious was the industry going to take the drag queen that was known for eating sh*t, you know? And that duality always resonates in me, because my Eureka character is everything it's not 'supposed' to be."
The video plays a nod to Eureka's own journey with her transgender identity. It begins with the "Glen Milstead" character drinking alone as anti-transgender slurs play on the news. From there, it follows the character's journey into finding "Eureka," and thus also finding joy.
After a brief montage of Eureka's life from childhood to the present, the video closes saying, "RIP David Lee Huggard Jr. Celebrating Eureka D. Huggard."