Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen Stepping in for Katya on Viceland

Just last month we talked about famed drag queen Katya Zamolodchikova and her break from drag as she seeks some self-care and hopes to regain her strength. The question on everyone’s minds was “What is going to happen with The Trixie and Katya Show?” which had just been picked up by Viceland. There have been many speculations as to why Katya had decided to take a hiatus, one of them being that she and BFF Trixie Mattel were no longer getting along.

Nothing has been proven or disproven, but after a hilarious start to the first season of The Trixie and Katya Show, we now know what is going to happen now that Katya is taking some much needed R&R.

Bob the Drag Queen, winner of Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be filling in for Katya and co-hosting until the queen returns.

Bob has appeared on many of World of Wonder’s online series, including his own Bobbin’ Around. A close friend of Trixie’s it makes sense that Bob would take the hot seat since both drag queens share a similar dynamic to Trixie and Katya. Bob even co-hosted the UNHhhh panel with Trixie at Drag Con last year since Katya was unable to be there--and it was hilar!

In an official announcement, Trixie declared:

For the second half of the season, we decided to get someone to make me look even more beautiful. Please welcome Bob the Drag Queen!

And Bob stated:

I am so excited to be guesting. I’m neither Trixie or Katya, but it is Black History Month so…

See? It seems like it’s going to go swimmingly! Bob will jump in as co-host for the last five episodes of The Trixie and Katya Show beginning February 28th.

While Viceland respects Brian McCook (Katya) and gives him his time to collect himself, it’s hard not to think what this means for the essence of the show--and for Katya’s place when she’s ready to return. Will the show lose momentum because Katya is absent? Will Bob come in and steal the seat from Katya and turn it into The Trixie and Bob Show?

We will have to watch and see. What I do know is that there is no way Contact references or giant Thwoorp fans will have meaning as long as Katya is in hiding.

Come back soon, Linda!

Watch Viceland’s announcement here:

RuPaul Fans Are Praising This Drag Queen Superhero Comic

Image via Instagram

We all know that drag queens can be some of the bravest and most amazing people out there, so it’s only fitting that there be a superhero story about a drag queen.

Kickass Drag Queen is an Instagram account that’s started up its own story about a drag queen superhero.

More often than not, we here on Instinct share with you Instagram pictures of this muscular shirtless guy or that muscular shirtless guy, but we don’t as often share the creativity and diversity that can be found on Instagram.

Well, today we’ll change that a little bit by sharing this new Instagram comic series.

The series was originally created by RuPaul season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen.

 

Queens with crowns be like. . . Illustration: @matteolane

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"First, the name hit me: Kickass Drag Queen, which I just thought was a funny name for a superhero. Also, I really like on-the-nose drag names, as you can tell, because my name is Bob the Drag Queen," she told Vice, "There's just something funny about that to me. It tells you everything you're getting upfront. You know she's a drag queen. You know she kicks ass."

Bob then got comedian Matteo Lane involved to do the illustrations and the account has now started to soar.

The Instagram account now boasts over 32,000 followers with only 6 posts out so far.

Part of it may be the witty humor and the close comparisons to RuPaul’s Drag Race.

For instance, Kim Chi, one of Bob’s former fellow competitors, is in the comic as supervillian Slim Chi, who uses the power of shade to thwart Bob’s heroic plans.

Then, there’s RuPaul who cameo’s as Rude Paul and even says the line, "If you can't pull off a heist for yourself, how in the hell are you gonna pull off a heist for somebody else?" 

So far, there are only two episodes of the comic out, but with more fan support (and follows) there will surely be more to come.

 

Episode 1: Kickass Drag Queen, written by @bobthedragqueen and illustrated by @Matteolane #kickassdragqueen

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h/t: Vice