Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Apr 27, 2019 9:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 3:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Fri, May 3, 2019 8:45 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sat, May 4, 2019 9:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Nightvision
Film Subjects:Gender & Sexuality
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Performers & Performance
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nick Zeig-Owens
Producer(s):David Silver
Executive Producer(s):Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
Editor(s):James Codoyannis
Cinematography:Nick Zeig-Owens


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Trixie Mattel, the half-Ojibwa drag queen, folk musician, comedian and TV personality—best known for snatching the crown in season three of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars—provides an all-access pass to her one-woman show tour. While Trixie may radiate near-delusional confidence, the man beneath the makeup, Brian Firkus, does not, and that tension is what makes this character profile so revealing and unguarded. With insights into Trixie's performances and Brian's personal life, this peek behind the curtain explores the darkness that underpins comedy, the stress of the spotlight, the monotony of the road and the pressures of performing solo. As Trixie watches herself on All Stars not knowing whether she's won (spoiler alert: they film alternate endings!), discusses overnight success on Skype with fellow queen Jinkx Monsoon, and tapes The Trixie and Katya Show with BFF Katya Zamolodchikova, we grasp how fleeting friendship and fame can be. Angie Driscoll

Co-presented with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

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