Brian Firkus and Brian McCook, also known by their more fabulous Drag Queen personas Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, are Drag Race standout stars. Both competitors on Season 7, the dynamic duo have since made a name for themselves outside of the popular reality series, starting with their web series UNHhhh and then the short-lived Television spinoff, The Trixie and Katya Show.
The two have now turned their hand to a podcast. Launched last year, The Bald and the Beautiful is these two at their finest — just having random yarns and talking shit about everyday life. There’s a rhythm and a formula that Trixie and Katya know well, first perfecting it in UNHhhh and following it over to the podcast format — talking to the audience about their experiences and everyday life but injecting that typical drag queen self-deprecating humour into the mix. There’s at times an erratic nature to their story-telling and narrative, but that’s what’s come to be expected of these two. The way that Trixie and Katya bounce off each other, giving energy to the other’s quirks and humour is what fans have come to love about these two together.
The podcast is definitely for fans of UNHhhh or Drag Race. It’s drag queen humour and references and it’s an incredibly gay podcast. But that’s exactly what makes it so great. Two skinny legends on another media platform.
“9/10: Two real women talk real life.”