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‘Dirty 30’ Q&A: Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart Share Set Secrets (Watch)

In this exclusive live interview, see why the trio of creators is known as YouTube's "Holy Trinity."

Dirty 30

“Dirty 30”


Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart are like the three Jennifer Lawrences of YouTube, rising stars whose real life friendship has caused fans to dub the trio “The Holy Trinity.”

For the record, they did not name themselves that. “I was hoping we’d be the Destiny’s Child of YouTube,” Hannah Hart said in an interview recorded earlier today on IndieWire’s Facebook page.

“We tried for that, but it’s trademarked,” said Helbig. Speaking of trademarks, this quick-witted back and forth between the three creators has earned them millions of fans across social media. It’s a genuine chemistry that serves them well in “Dirty 30,” the trio’s second feature film, which debuts tomorrow in select theaters and on iTunes.

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Dirty 30

“Dirty 30”


“Dirty 30” takes place during an epic thirtieth birthday party gone awry, thrown for Kate (Mamrie Hart) by her best friends Evie (Helbig) and Charlie (Hannah Hart). Kate works as an assistant to an orthodontist (Annie Sertich), and spends her evenings calling friends who are too busy to hang out with her. After a particularly bad date with closet-goth Raven (Adam Lustick), Kate agrees to let Evie and Charlie throw her a birthday bash, on the condition that it’s small and classy. This being a movie named “Dirty 30,” however, classy goes out the window at the first mention of an ice chute.

With a robust supporting cast of comedy mainstays like Matt Dellapina and Lustick, rounded out with popular YouTubers such as Anna Akana and Flula Borg, “Dirty 30” is an updated “Can’t Hardly Wait” for the YouTube generation.

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In a lively video interview, the Holy Trinity sat down with IndieWire’s Jude Dry to discuss the inspiration for the script (Helbig and Mamrie share story credit), casting their comedy buddies and how to shoot a hand stand/keg stand. Highlights include the crew gushing about working with old friends from their sketch comedy days (2:40), revealing how much liquor was consumed on set (7:30), re-enacting Drew Monson disrobing in front of the crew (9:13), and divulging the secret behind that hand stand/keg stand (12:00).

After four years developing wildly popular YouTube channels, these three have earned the right to call themselves feature filmmakers. Mamrie, who penned the script (with Molly Prather), has particular cause to celebrate.

“I fully recommend writing movies and making boys you think are cute act interested in you,” she said. Even if it’s just to get a peck. “We cut the graphic scene.”

Check out the video:

Dirty 30” is in select theaters and available for download on iTunes and other digital platforms on September 23rd. 

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