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Sunday 01 September 2019

The Brighton Centre Beckons For Trixie Mattel Following Season Winning Success On RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

Brighton-bound Trixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand-up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. 

Trixie will be visiting the Brighton Centre, in 2020, with an electro-folk reinvention. 

Expect to feel that you've landed in a PeeWee Herman video, with some surf rock and a love for 60s country music. 

She's listening to a lot of Fountains Of Wayne and Apples In Stereo, collecting mod Barbie dolls and watching Brady Brunch reruns!

Trixie Mattel has broken major ground as an entertainer, first rocketing to national fame when she competed on RuPaul's Drag Race's seventh season, and later coming back to win the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.  


Trixie (the stage persona for Brian Michael Firkus) told DigitalSpy recently: 

"For me there is always a way to make Trixie work."

"Like for Halloween, I never dress up as anything else, I dress as Trixie going to a Halloween event, so Trixie in a black dress.

"I like being Trixie and I like that make-up. I never wanted to be one of those drag queens that is like a chameleon, I wanted to be like Coco Peru or Lady Bunny where you have a consistent look."

Aside from her musical and television accomplishments, Trixie is the subject of the documentary Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and is also launching a cosmetics line, Trixie Cosmetics, this year.  

Trixie Mattel at the Brighton Centre on Friday 22nd May 2020. CLICK HERE for info and tickets. 

by: Mike Cobley




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