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Meet Anita & Kita : House of Drag’s Iconic Drag Duo
Published On: January 8, 2019
Written By: Bianca Sutton
If you haven’t had a chance to watch our latest show, House of Drag, then do it, and do it now! The show, which has been described as Big Brother meets RuPaul’s Drag Race, introduces nine drag performers into a shared house, so expect tears, tantrums and a lotta lotta shade. Each week the contestants take part in a challenge, from rapping to dress making to roasting one another. The winner each week then goes on to select the bottom two contestants to face elimination. Sounds good right? You can go watch it now, I’ll be here when you get back.
The show boasts a varied selection of contestants all showcasing different looks as well as introducing the first Drag King to compete on a reality TV show. But it’s not just the amazing performers that contribute to the outrageous hilarity of the show, a lot of credit needs to go to the hosts, Kita and Anita. Seasoned performers on the New Zealand drag circuit, Kita and Anita bring a huge dose of comedy to the shows narrative whilst committing to the glamour and scandalous behaviour their fans know and love them for.
We caught up with the dynamic duo to learn more about the show, how they got involved in drag and their thoughts on the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4.
For our viewers who haven’t got round to watching your amazing show yet, can you sum it up in one sentence?
Anita: A debaucherous, hilarious experience for all.
Kita: Yeah, I like that. I like that more than I like dick.
House of Drag, although a competition based show is very different to RuPaul’s Drag Race in many ways, what makes the show so unique?
Kita: The show is unique because it casts all types of drag. We cast the first televised Drag King in House of Drag. It’s a fabulous show and it really has no rules. When we perform live nothing is off limits so we just go to it.
Anita: And importantly to note, RuPaul isn’t in it.
Kita: Yeah, so that probably makes it different too.
As you mentioned, your show has the first Drag King to appear on reality TV, do you think the drag scene is evolving and where do you see it going?
Anita: The drag scene is absolutely evolving. We’ve got Drag Kings, Hyper Queens, Drag Queens and everything in between. I think the drag scene is just going to grow and grow and grow. Who knows, and who am I to say what it is going to be like in ten years time, hopefully I am still around.
Kita: Not if I can help it.
What were some of your favourite parts of filming House of Drag?
Kita: Definitely the free wine. We drank so much free booze. We had Red Bull and Vodka for breakfast with a side of half a salami and oreos one morning.
Anita: Washed down with a mimosa.
Kita: We were the hosts with the mimosa’s.
Where does the shows catchphrase dah-da, da-da-dah FUCK OFF come from?
Anita: I feel that was definitely my invention
Kita: You are so full of shit! You steal all of my ideas. It actually stems from something we do at our live show where we tell people to dah-da, da-da-dah SHUT UP. They wanted something unique for the end and we came up with [dah-da, da-da-dah FUCK OFF], they loved it and it stuck.
The contestants on the show all have a very varied style, how did you go about choosing who would be on the show?
Kita: Basically we pleaded with heaps of people and some of them were stupid enough to say yes *laughs.*
Anita: I personally just took cash bribes.
Now we’ve got to know the show, let’s get to know a bit more about you both. How did you meet?
Kita: First of all, disclaimer: you really don’t want to get to know us, we are horrible, horrible people. And I call Anita people.
Anita: Erm, I think the question was more about our meet.
Kita: Ohhhh, how did we meet! Well I put you in a grinder. I’m like one of those peel off a slice kind of girls.
Anita: I’d love to pull back your intestines and see the meat in them.
When did you first dress in drag?
Kita: Drag? Awkward, do you guys think we’re drag queens?
Anita: I thought I was presenting masculine.
Is your drag inspired by anyone or anything?
Kita: Hope and desperation mainly.
Anita: Mine, to be honest, with the size of my nose I can’t help but be inspired by Barbara Streisand.
Kita: In all seriousness thought, Divine is Jesus Christ reincarnated on this earth.
What do you love most about each other?
Kita: The fact that… I look bigger on stage.
Anita: Not just on stage. My favourite part about you is that the fact that no matter how many years you’ve done drag you’ll never shave your tits.
As we are currently in RuPaul Drag Race season, which of the All Star queens do want to see take the crown?
Kita: I wanna see Manila Luzon take the crown, fucking love that bitch!
Anita: I don’t know at this early stage. I’m gonna have to go with… Porkchop.
Who is your overall favourite RuPaul Drag Race contestant?
Anita: We’ve just been spending time with one…
Both:Ginger Minj. We love Ginger Minj.
Anita: I also like Bianca Del Rio.
On one episode of House of Drag we see you both in bed together with Anita shaving your back Kita. Do you live together outside the house and is your relationship the same as what we see on screen?
Anita: Kita and I do live together, how long have we been in a relationship now? Eight years?
Anita, you lived in Canada for a while to study, what did you think of the drag scene there?
Anita: The drag scene is amazing. I was lucky enough to win Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2013. I can say they are all much more attractive than this fat old whale of mine.
For all young and aspiring drag performers, what advice would you give to them?
Anita: Definitely don’t follow in our footsteps.
Kita: In all honesty though, don’t follow in Anita’s footsteps.
Anita: I would just say give it a go. Everybody starts somewhere. I mean look at Kita she’s been doing this for eight years and she still looks like this.