Hot Docs 2019: Trixie Mattell: Moving Parts

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (2019) 1h 31min | Documentary | 25 April 2019 (USA) Summary: Trixie charmed audiences and judges as winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. But the grind of performing and the pressure of the title proves that heavy is the head that wears the tiara.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The growing celebrity of drag queen Trixie Mattell is documented in Trixie Mattell: Moving Parts. Trixie Mattell, aka Brian Firkus, is drag queen, comedian, and musician, who began to rise in popularity following her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Despite losing on her first appearance on the show, Trixie teams up with fellow drag queen Katya Zamolodchikova for a popular internet TV series. However, when Katya suddenly leaves the show to admit herself into rehab, Trixie continues on as a solo act and becomes a contestant on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars.

In Trixie Mattell: Moving Parts, filmmaker Nick Zeig-Owens follows Trixie Mattell in both her professional life and personal life as Brian Firkus. Trixie Mattell has become a role model for many, which ends up being stressful for her. She is also deeply affected by the disintegration of her friendship with Katya Zamolodchikova and the pressures of continuing on her own. I would say that whether or not you are familiar to the world of drag, Trixie Mattell: Moving Parts is still a quite relatable story and I do admit that her songs are catchy as well.

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