For eight seasons, RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova have opened up their dark twisted The brains of their World of Wonder short film series UNHhhh, in which the duo are sitting on a green screen. Rifles and tangents ensue, as Trixie and Katya expand on the episode’s themes, surrounded by animation, clip art and text added in the clip. UNHhhh At times it feels like a psychedelic visual podcast, a sporadic public access-style show that sparked viral memes among drag fans online. Passed the 200 episode milestone for this season, the show – about 10 arrive06 Transcript and Streaming on YouTube and WOW Presents Plus – Submitted for Emmy Awards for the first time. Trixie and Katya chatted with THR via Zoom about their longtime collaboration and what they see as an Emmy nomination.
When you met at
KATYA Our cycles are naturally synchronized by being close to each other. There are many physical and psychological glues that hold us together. But she doesn’t know when my birthday is yet, so…
TRIXIE To be honest, Katya is probably the person I talk to the least. We didn’t really connect until later.
KATYA we spent a lot of time talking on the phone together [after the show] and we were quick Realizing that we’re not exactly the typical “Yas! Work! Goddess!” kind of a drag — it’s not that we don’t like those people, we just don’t belong in that cloth. We feel like outsiders, so we make connections. We’re huge fans of the WOW Presents videos – basically, they just throw some queens on a stool and say, “Hey, what do you think of birds?” Trixie’s idea is that we should actually be commenting on run times on the web One of the longest and most popular shows, called Fashion Photo RuView, where we review reviewers’ outfits. This builds our one-on-one rapport.
Eight seasons and above 1000 After a few episodes, you guys are still trying to find a way Surprise each other?
KATYA Okay let me Let me tell you something: A great way to stay amazed is to have dementia, which I obviously have. I don’t remember anything. Every day is like day one to me.
TRIXIE Honestly, the only thing that surprises us is that some days you can tell I am in a bad mood. Or there are days when you can tell Katya is not in the mood. Then, there are days when neither of us is in the mood. Those actually ended up being the best because we were all like, “Girls. We’re in one episode, like 5 million.”
KATYA It’s like senile disease. For example, we can see comets flying towards the earth.
Trixie Mattel (left) and Katya Zamolodchikova in an episode of Marvel World’s UNHhhh Supplied by Marvel World
Do you shoot multiple episodes a day?
KATYA THREE. We’ve done four episodes before, but they were shorter back then. And we are so ugly. Oof!