They’re everywhere! They’re everywhere! In the weeks preceding their TV show debut, Viceland’s newest superstars Trixie & Katya are on the press junket to end all press junkets, terrorizing mild-mannered reporters with their outrageous brand of drag humor. Below, a a few choice excerpts from an interview they gave to Newsweek magazine:
The mission of the show:
“It’s always been important to us to be really funny,” Trixie said, “but we usually, accidentally shed some real light on something truthful.”
Katya and Trixie see their show as an extension of [RuPaul’s philosophy “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?”]. And if straight men find the show isn’t for them? “You’re not homophobic for thinking that something gay is bad,” said Katya. “All gay movies are bad.” Trixie nodded: “Just like all Christian movies.”
Katya pulled out her phone and Trixie struck a pose on the couch, her dress up around her waist, her long legs in the air. “Plus,” said Katya, “some fat woman in Idaho is going to look at this photo on the internet and laugh. That’s a public service.”
On talking filth:
On their Los Angeles-based show, they interview guests and discuss fashion and pop culture. Each of the episodes is themed; topics include death, holidays, and hooking up. In the latter episode, on their out-of-drag “man on the street” segment, Brian and Brian quiz pedestrians on slang for sex acts, with suitably raunchy results. It’s filthy, Katya said, but “people need to get it straight about being filthy. Filthy does not equal unhealthy, necessarily….I know it’s inherently absurd for a cross-dressing drug addict reality TV person like myself to be giving anybody advice about anything, but I do give excellent advice.”
On Tay-Tay Swift:
“As long as she is popular, there’s no accounting for taste,” Katya said. “She’s like a manufactured mayonnaise Popsicle, and everybody’s just shoving it up their butts. It’s scientific. They’ve got they have, little, like, chemistry and physics people on her team.” Katya laughed, then pointed to how corporate the pop star’s image has become. “She was on UPS trucks, you know? Jesus Christ.”
The feeling from Swift’s fans might be mutual. Trixie conceded that their drag personas won’t appeal to everyone. “But,” she said, “It doesn’t matter who you sleep with, because our show is funny regardless of who we sleep with. We’re not doing gay comedy. It’s not drag comedy. If we were a podcast, you’d like it.”
Read the rest of the interview here.
The Trixie & Katya Show premieres November 15 on Viceland.
And to whet your whistle, you can watch the ENTIRE first episode below!