'Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the drag queen's documentary
This is an emotional chronicle of 2018 in the life of Trixie Mattel, who won RuPaul's 'All Stars' edition but suffered a wedge in his relationship with his friend Katya
'Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts' is a documentary based on the life of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' alumnus Trixie Mattel or Milwaukee-raised Brian Firkus. It paints an intimate portrait, shedding light on Firkus' personal relationship with the art of drag, his various professional endeavors and the sudden wedge in his personal and professional relationship with Katya Zamolodchikova.
'Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts' will be available to stream on March 27, 2020.
Moving Parts is an unfaltering look at a year (2018) in the life of drag world's hippie folk Barbie, Trixie Mattel. It was the most exciting year in her life when she was riding high on her 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars 3' win. However, the very same year brought her the lowest of moments when her close friend of many years and creative partner Katya was going through a rough patch. Katya was pulled out from a show they co-host to take care of her mental health, leading to their estrangement. The film is a riveting and unvarnished showcase of all the hard work that goes into being a drag performer in current times.
Trixie Mattel is the stage name of singer, actor and drag queen Brian Michael Firkus, popularly recognized as 'Skinny Legend'. Trixie competed in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 7 and then returned for Season 3 of the 'All-Stars' edition and went back home a winner.
Katya, short for Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, is the drag persona of drag queen, actor and comedian Brian Joseph McCook. Katya was Trixie's co-contestant on the seventh season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and runner up of 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars 2'. Katya and Trixie appear in World of Wonder web series on YouTube titled 'UNHhhh' and also hosted the Viceland series 'The Trixie & Katya Show' together.
The opening scene of the trailer features an in-between shot from the filming of an episode of the Voiceland series 'The Trixie and Katya Show' where a concerned Trixie is heard saying, "No one’s going to want to see me without her".
She was talking about Katya who decided to pull out of the series in the wake of mental health issues that drove an emotional wedge between the two friends. Katya had to seek treatment for substance abuse in 2018. "It's been a hard week. I'm just here to have a good time. I mean, I'm bringing new eyelashes out, so, people can't say I didn't try," says Trixie.
Trixie later regrets the "last day of filming, I would say ever", and then we see a clip that teases her return to the spotlight. The trailer sheds light on the contrasting nature of the performer's life as Trixie and Brian. Trixie is a big, vibrant and very social personality whereas Brian is mellow. "RuPaul always says he's an introvert dressed up like an extrovert," the 30-year-old continues, "I always feel like that, too."
Where to watch
'Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts' will be available to stream on Netflix on March 27, 2020.
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