Those that have followed the post-Drag Race career of show alumni Trixie Mattel will have grown to see the full range of talents that the star packs that were not necessarily given much exposure during her time on the reality show. Country star and comedienne, Trixie can now add documentary subject to her CV (if that is that a qualification?)
Jessie Fairbanks gave some insight into the project in her Tribecca Festival synopsis:
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts captures the momentous rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race breakout queen Trixie. As the charming drag persona of Milwaukee-raised Brian Firkus, Trixie does it all; headlining a live tour in Great Britain while filming Drag Race All Stars, managing personal projects, family issues, and recording a new album. An unexpected fallout with close friend and web series co-star Katya Zamolodchikova injects a bittersweet undercurrent to Trixie’s professional and personal success. Behind the scenes, Firkus reflects on the joys and challenges of being Trixie. Director Nick Zeig-Owens artfully synthesize all of Trixie’s fabulous projects and conflicting feelings into a highly charged film experience. With humor and catharsis in each performance, Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts is a raw and deeply personal portrait of the pitfalls of success and the endless churn of being a professional performer.
It seems like Moving Parts will be a feast for fans of the drag queen, balancing heartfelt insights and cathartic humour. We’ll have more details on the UK release of the documentary when we have it. Watch the trailer above.