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Why Crystal Decanter From AHS: Double Feature Episode 4 Looks So Familiar

From historical literary erotica readings to covering classic pop hits onstage, the latest episode of "American Horror Story: Double Feature" explores the backstories of Belle Noir (Frances Conroy) and Austin Sommers (Evan Peters). Before they were a blood-sucking duo, they were aspiring creatives down on their luck. While Belle came into her power by killing her resentful husband, Austin got revenge on his fellow performers.

In an unlikely twist, the writer was a drag queen named Patty O'Furniture before he began taking the mysterious black pills and won several Tony Awards. His household-inspired name, underwhelming appearance, and personality make him an easy target for the other queens. Throwing shade is the name of the drag game, but it's clear they didn't care for Miss O'Furniture.

After meeting Belle at a drag karaoke night and taking the pill, they head back to a drag watch party for a feast. Moments before the bloodshed begins, Crystal Decanter exclaims, "I would do so much better than all these b*****s on this show."

As the ringleader of the "straight boys in bad wigs," Decanter offers advice and coaches the hopeless queens. So, why does this drag queen look so familiar?

Lip sync for your life

"From 'I'm your biggest fan' to being a huge fan on one of my favorite horror shows!" Eureka O'Hara shared to their Instagram, with a GIF of Crystal Decanter saying, "I ooze elegance and shine."

"Your show has been a part of my life for a whole decade," they wrote to "AHS" co-creator Ryan Murphy. "Now to be a part of this amazing and groundbreaking legacy is the ultimate cherry on my sundae!!"

O'Hara, a drag queen and musician inspired by the legendary Divine, competed on and placed in the top three on Season 10 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Before they rose to the top of that season, though O'Hara appeared on Season 9. After an unfortunate knee injury sustained in an early-season cheerleading competition didn't improve, they were removed from the season.

"Well... Biggie is out but this is NOT the last of Me!!" O'Hara wrote in their farewell message, then unaware of how triumphant their return to the show would be. In 2018, they appeared on "RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular," a one-hour Christmas special where they lip-synced against Trixie Mattel.

Like many successful Drag Race competitors, O'Hara was invited back on the show again for Season 6 of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," where they also placed in the top three.

Drag Race meets Queer Eye

Eureka O'Hara also co-hosts HBO's "We're Here" with fellow "RuPaul's Drag Race" alumni Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen. The trio of drag queens travels to small towns to uplift, educate, and transform locals into drag superstars for one night. "We travel across this country to take people from who they are to what they can be," Eureka explains in the Season 1 trailer.

"'We're Here' is about sparking much needed conversations across the country," read an Instagram post from co-creator and executive producer Johnnie Ingram. "It's about spreading love, changing lives and educating through the transformative power of drag."

The series premiered in April 2020 and was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic but was quickly renewed for a second season. It won Outstanding Reality Program at the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards and received nominations in 2020 at the Primetime Emmy Awards, TCA Awards, IDA Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards (via IMDb).

Season 2 of "We're Here" arrives on HBO Max on October 11.

Eureka's other ventures

Beyond their reality TV performances, Eureka O'Hara has appeared on RuPaul's recently canceled scripted Netflix series "AJ and the Queen" as well as short films. They release spoken-word poetry videos under the umbrella "Eureka's a Poet and Didn't Know It," covering everything from body positivity to anxiety.

Like many drag performers, O'Hara has released a handful of upbeat singles like "The Big Girl" and "Pretty Hot and Tasty." Their latest music video for "Come Together" is an emotional tribute to their late mother. The song is "about feeling strong and empowered."

"It's important for me to push this message to the world cause we forget it often," O'Hara wrote under the music video. "We are so much more alike than you know."

Additionally, they've appeared in music videos for Todrick Hall, Brandon Stansell, and various drag queens. Whether it be scripted, reality, or musical endeavors, Eureka O'Hara exudes charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.