Trixie Mattel Explains How Trump Is Actually Helping the Drag Movement

The "RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3" winner and the president have a lot in common.

It was a meeting of the skinny legends this week when drag superstar Trixie Mattel sat down with octogenarian journalist Larry King for an episode of Larry King Now.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 winner was plugging The Trixie & Katya Show and her two hit country albums, but the chat quickly turned political. So what does Trixie think of Trump?

“Well, we’re both dudes in wigs that wear too much bronzer,” she says. “We probably have a lot more in common.” She then goes on to criticize Trump’s lack of perspective. “I don’t think he’s walked in somebody else’s pumps.”

Trixie also discusses the current political climate’s direct effect on drag’s popularity as more people seek escapism and entertainment.

“Any time there is an economic downturn or political strife, lipstick sales skyrocket,” she explains. “If you have a hard day, it’s this $14 item that lifts your day, and I think drag has the same lipstick effect.”

Trixie takes it another step further, comparing the explosion of drag in mainstream culture to the queer arts renaissance of post-Nazi Germany. “Whenever you feel oppressed, you just make more art. I think that’s what’s happening.”

Watch the full chat below to learn about Ms. Mattel’s retirement plans, typical fan encounters, tucking, and more.

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