In case you missed it, yesterday we got two of our favorite Drag Race alumnae — Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova — on the phone to discuss this week’s premiere of their brand-new Viceland show, The Trixie & Katya Show. With Episode 1 airing tomorrow, we had a lot to ask them, and not just about what has already become our new favorite show. We also wanted to chat with Trixie and Katya about what’s bound to be our other favorite TV series, and hear from the duo about their RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 predictions.
All you surely know, All Stars 3 will feature Trixie as one of the 10 queens vying for the crown. And that’ll be no easy feat, as the cast includes such fan favorites as Aja, BenDeLaCreme, Milk, Morgan McMichaels and one still-unannounced queen. (See the full All Stars 3 lineup here.)
We knew Trixie wouldn’t be able to share too much, but nonetheless we were determined to squeeze something outta her.
HORNET: I know you can’t say much, Trixie, but what can you tell us about All Stars 3?
TRIXIE: Well, I think if you look at the lineup, it’s a lot of queens who audiences felt went a little early during their season. Sort of like queens you were really rooting for and were really sad they didn’t make it to the very end. I remember when I watched Drag Race, I was so sad that Milk went as early as she did. I was so sad that BenDeLaCreme didn’t make it to the final four in her season.
So I think All Stars 3 is gonna have the feeling of a comeback season, because it’s gonna be all these queens you’ve been dying to give a second chance to. And as a viewer, I think people are gonna be, like, #shook that their heartstrings are gonna be pulled for how many different teams they’re gonna wanna be on.
But, to be honest, you can be on everyone’s team and watch Drag Race, though it’s not as fun as fully committing to one person, putting some money on it and probably losing.
KATYA: Well, if you tune in to VH1 and watch the show from start to finish, you are supporting every queen. You absolutely are.
TRIXIE: People are gonna get reacquainted with queens like Morgan — who basically runs drag in Southern California — but maybe some people didn’t watch Season 2. Some queens will be completely new for some people watching it.
I’m dying, and I’m a terrible secret keeper, and it’s taking everything inside me to not just run through the streets saying everything.
HORNET: And so Katya, regarding All Stars 3 predictions, what do you think of Trixie’s odds?
KATYA: Um, they’re stacked against her, she’s too fuckin’ fat. I come from the fashion world. We’re in the bowels of the fashion industry. It’s all about Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and Trixie does not have it, although I do wish her luck!
TRIXIE: Katya and I were filming The Trixie and Katya Show for the weeks before I was leaving to go do All Stars, and I guess that made me think of the fact that certainly neither she nor I have ever won a goddamn thing.
But, you know, the pressure was slightly off this time. Well, it was off and on. It was like, look, me and Katya have a great thing going, even though we don’t have a goddamn crown to our name. On the flip side, I better do a good job so everybody who likes my YouTube series doesn’t burn my house down. You know what I mean?
KATYA: My only hope for Trixie is that she turns that frown into a crown.
TRIXIE: Oh, shit.
HORNET: Nicely said.