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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Trixie Mattel

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2019 05:29pm | Post a Comment

Trixie Mattel - What's In My Bag?

Singer, actor, comedian, and drag queen Trixie Mattel did some shopping recently at Amoeba Hollywood and kept us laughing throughout the entire What's In My Bag? interview. Trixie's '90s nostalgia was on full display, as was her wit, charm, and ability to recall countless movie lines. Not only that, but she talked about some of her favorite music and comedy records and shared the unexpected album that inspired her to start playing guitar.

Trixie Mattel first attracted notice as a contestant on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2015. She made a triumphant return during the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, where she won the competition in the final lip sync battle. She also competed in 2018's RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.

Outside of her Drag Race fame, Mattel has teamed up with fellow contestant Katya Zamolodchikova for the comedy web series UNHhhh and the Viceland program The Trixie & Katya Show. She has toured extensively with her comedy act, with her newest tour, "Now with Moving Parts" captured in the forthcoming documentary Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts. In 2017, she released the country-folk album Two Birds via ATO Records. One Stone was released the following year. (The two albums are available on one LP as Two Birds, One Stone.) She has named June Carter Cash and Dolly Parton as two of her greatest musical influences. 

From the very first selection, Trixie Mattel proved to be a huge fan of the '90s. She effortlessly quoted dialog from Amy Heckerling's classic teen comedy Clueless and praised the performance of cast members like Brittany Murphy. She also picked up copies of Soapdish and Jawbreaker, the 1999 cult film by Darren Stein. Though she does not typically listen to aggressive rock music, Trixie revealed she loves The Donnas, saying that they "trancend space and time."

But which '90s artist inspired Trixie to pick up the guitar? And what is the number one fan gift she receives? Watch the full episode below to find out.

Trixie Mattel - What's In My Bag?
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