Series/Themes: LGBTQIA+ Focus
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 91 min.
Director: Nicholas Zeig-Owens
Featuring: Trixie Mattel, Katya Zamolodchikova, Jaymes Mansfield, BenDeLaCreme, Bob The Drag Queen, Jinkx Monsoon
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts captures the momentous rise of RuPaul’s Drag Race breakout queen Trixie Mattel. 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, recording a new album, and navigating family issues including an unexpected fallout with close friend and web series co-star Katya Zamolodchikova. With humor and catharsis in each performance, this documentary is a raw and deeply personal portrait of the pitfalls of success and the endless churn of being a professional performer, singer, and comedian.
This film is part of the LGBTQIA+ series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by the UVA Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and UVA Arts: supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts
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