Katya

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:

Katya Is Taking a Break From Drag!

Katya Zamolodchikova, better known as Katya, Miss Congeniality from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, finalist from RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 2 and co-star of the hit Viceland Show The Trixe and Katya Show has gone on Instagram to make a very important announcement that has left fans gasping.

Brian McCook, the artist behind Katya, went live on Instagram to share that after a lot of working, he is taking a break from drag to focus on himself and his mental health.

 

SOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

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On RPDR, we learned that Katya had struggled with substance abuse and mental health in the past so this possibly comes at a time when he needs it the most.

I was witness to Katya’s incredible work ethic when I met the queen at a meet & greet late last year. Katya hosted an amateur drag competition where at one point she jumped on stage and did multiple drops to splits to Read U Wrote U. After all of that, Katya met and took photos with hundreds of fans until the wee hours of the night—interacting with every single one like only she knows how to do! No wonder he drinks all that Coke (the soda, not the drug).

Katya took to social media speaking only in French—as only a unique artist would.

Here is a translation of what her message had to say:

Hi, it's Katya. This is a message transmitted in French, if you're not French this is not going to make any sense to you.

In French, I'm going to talk about David Lynch, and also about my health.

There is no emergency, there is no emergency. But I needed to take a little break. It was time to take a vacation, because my health, the drugs, my brain, that wasn't good.

If you're French, this will make perfectly sense.

I speak French, but I never have the opportunity to practice speaking French because I'm always busy, I'm always working. I work a lot.

But I am not crazy, you understand of course. I'm a language student first, an artist second, a drag queen third. Health is the most important thing for me.

You have to understand me. In the future, I need to take more vacations, I'm a person, I'm a human. You need to hear me.

Right now, this is not a crisis. I'm taking a vacation for me. I need to take a vacation. The sun is there, I'm happy. My health is here, I'm happy.

I'm telling you this with a sense of urgency. I'm not dying. Let me tell you the truth. I'm not dying, I want to live. I'm a drug addict, but I'm sober. Today, and yesterday. And before. But I need to take a vacation, because I want to survive, like Gloria Gaynor.

I'm not arrogant, I'm intelligent.

I'm ok. I'm not dying because I want to live.

But I need to take vacations, like a normal person. The people who are listening will understand, can understand. And that's all I wanted to say, that's all. In French, because it's the language of knowledge. All languages are languages of knowledge, but I speak in French because I need to speak slowly to speak correctly.

I don't have a drug crisis right now, because I'm sober. I'm taking care of myself today. And that is the reason why I'm happy. But I need to choose carefully the projects that will not ... you understand.

The most important is that I keep coming back.

I speak French because it's a language I understand fluently, better than Russian, Spanish, and Japanese. That's all.

In French, I need to say, I'm human. That's all. It's a joke for Americans, for French people, it's not.

I love French, I've always loved French. I learned French because I love French. Today, right now, I tell you "bonjour."

But I need to take a vacation because I'm tired, I'm exhausted, my brain doesn't work anymore, because of the drugs, because of all the gigs, I believe you understand. We'll see, and I wish you a good day. Bye bye.

Wishing Brian a lot of rest during this time off—we can’t wait to see a re-energized, re-born Katya when you’re ready!

 

I am fit. I am also a vulnerable being. #provocativewoman @thedragseries

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Trixie Mattel Serves Up A 'Homemade Christmas' with Holiday Tracks

After a very successful release of her country album Two Birds earlier this year, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star Season 3 contest Trixie Mattel has released a special 3-track all-acoustic holiday album called Homemade Christmas.

 

It’s out today! Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music!

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On top of Trixie’s knack for putting spackle on her face, the queen is a talented musician who plays all the instruments in this album that you will definitely want to have on your holiday party playlist.

The album includes tracks:

Christmas Without You – A song reminiscent of Trixie’s previous country album that talks about celebrating the holidays without that special someone and how it ruins the season all together.

All I Want for Christmas is Nudes – A parody of diva Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You that tells the honest truth that the only thing we’re all looking for this holiday season is dick pics in our DMs.

The Night Before Contact – A unique parody of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas which is read by partner-in-crime Katya Zamolodchikova who eerily recites the modern-holigay tale. Personally, after hearing this, I think Katya could be the new voice of the omnipresent narrator if they ever remade How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

If you can’t get enough with Homemade Christmas, you need to check out The Trixie and Katya Show on Viceland which I literally can’t function without if I don’t get my weekly dose. The show features Trixie and Katya in all their biological womanness having back-and-forth banter about important, life-changing topics like hooking up, porn, fear, break-ups, etc.

With 2017 having been a difficult year globally, it’s great to hear that Trixie has put together a light and hilarious rendition of the IDGAF (I Don’t Give a F*ck!) Christmas that we all need!

Oh, Honey! Homemade Christmas is out December 1st on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music!

Trixie Mattel and Katya Are Coming to VICELAND This Fall!

The rumors are true... Katya and Trixie Mattel are making their way back to television!  No, not in the form of All Stars 3 (although the latter of the two is highly rumored to be in the cast), I am talking about them getting their first ever show together on VICELAND!

It was just announced that they will be premiering their weekly comedy/talk show “THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW” on November 1st at 10PM.   So we only have to wait two more months for the craziness and hilarity that these two bring together to be up and front on our tv screens.  Yay.

Born out of their popular YouTube series “UNHhhh”, which recently landed a coveted spot on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” of the Ten Things They Love This Week (EW, 7/28/17).   The show is a hilarious hybrid of late night, daytime, and advice shows.  The girls discuss anything and everything from their distinct points of view. Topics run the gamut from hook-ups and break-ups, fear, God, death and porn, to name a few.

For those in the dark, Katya and Trixie Mattel were two of the only good things to happen in Season 7 of RPDR.  There was even hashtags inspired by both (#Justice4Trixie, Justice4Katya), and they remain two of the most beloved contestants that the show has ever had.  Katya was one of the hopefuls on All Stars 2 last season, where she barely lost to fellow contestant Alaska for the crown.

Can't wait to see what these two have in stores!! 

Horror Film Starring Alaska 'The Quiet Room' Coming Soon

The teaser trailer is out for upcoming horror film The Quiet Room an independent project starring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Alaska Thunderfuck and Katya (in Brian McCook realness) along with Jamal Douglas, Kit Williamson, Lisa Wilcox, and other rising actors in the film circuit.

According to the film’s website, this is the synopsis for The Quiet Room:

After a failed suicide attempt, Michael reluctantly begins to make friends in the psych ward where he wakes up. Fellow patients Hunter, Joe, and Rachel explain the hospital’s urban legend - a malevolent entity named Hattie haunts their halls, latching herself to patients who attempt suicide but don’t leave a note. When Michael becomes Hattie's next target, he must stop Hattie from killing everyone he makes a connection with.

Alaska Thunderfuck will star as Hopeless Hattie, the film’s dark character while the film will feature Brian McCook who will be portraying the character of David outside of the iconic Katya persona.

The film aims to shed light on the struggles of mental health and place it at the forefront of The Quiet Room.

The Quiet Room tackles issues of mental health, a subject close to our hearts. Often times in film, particularly the horror genre, people suffering from mental illness are misrepresented or worse; villainized. Our story features an unlikely group of outcasts coming together to overcome a seemingly impossible force. The Quiet Room is an opportunity to externalize a struggle that is internal by nature and show that there is hope even in the darkest of places.

Take a look at the teaser trailer below:

 

 

Here are some stills from the film that will snatch your wigs and keep you wanting to see more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You A #LGBTbabe?

The new hashtag #LGBTbabes is making a mark on social media to show that we’re here, we’re queer and you have to get used to it! Posts with selfies and photos of people representing the LGBT community are popping up in many beautiful ways to show pride and positivity--because, why the hell not?

Lots of notables in the LGBTQIA community are joining the #LGBTbabes campaign to show that they are also living their truth:

And well, just for fun…here’s mine:

Show your truth #LGBTbabes

UNHhhh: A Show About Nothing, Yet About Everything

Oh, Honey, if you’re not watching UNHhhh, Honey, I don’t know what to tell you, Honey. Yes, Ma’am, you’re missing out, Honey. HoOoOOoney!

For over a year now fan favorites from RuPaul’s Drag Race Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova have been thwoorping through cyberspace and dominating with their WOWPresents YouTube series UNHhhh.

Now in its second season, UNHhhh is a show about nothing, and yet it’s about everything. Trixie and Katya talk about whatever they want, because it’s their show, and not yours (or mine). Covering topics like ChildhoodGetting OlderDating,Social MediaBeauty Tips, and more—it’s the show you won’t be able to get enough of, Linda!

The dragnamic duo’s chemistry keeps you on your toes without knowing what’s coming next—all before a green screen.

From Trixie’s campy pink songbird sense of humor to Katya’s obsession with the movie Contact and unadulterated wit –these queens have made UNHhhh the most watched show on World of Wonder’s YouTube channel (with over 750K subscribers!)

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the stage—Campy Pink Songbird & Unadulterated Wit!

Here’s an episode that will fulfill your wildest wet dreams

UNHhhh airs every Monday so put those unlimited data plans to good use. And don’t forget to subscribe to WOWPresents!