Trixie Mattel and partner David to open the doors to Trixie Motel in brand new reality series
Drag superstar Trixie Mattel will tell the next chapter in her motel renovation journey alongside partner David Silver in new reality series Trixie Motel: Drag Me Home.
The TV personality – known as Brian Firkus out of drag – was crowned victorious on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.
After years of dreaming, in 2020 Mattel and Silver found a rundown motel in the heart of Palm Springs aka Pink Paradise, which led to their 2022 Discovery+ series Trixie Motel, documenting the site’s wild transformation journey.
Now their Barbie-style dreamhouse is open to the public, offering seven custom themed rooms to make the most of the California sun and recently featuring as a girls trip location on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We’ve seen the drag power couple as renovators, now we’ll watch them as luxury boutique motel proprietors as their dreams become a reality.
In a statement about the series, which is expected to premiere in the summer of 2024, Head of Content at HGTV, Loren Ruch, said: “Trixie Motel quickly became a fan favourite program tapping into the outrageous vision that Trixie and David brought to life while also showing the sweet dynamic of their real-life relationship.
“Now we’ll get to check in on the couple’s progress as motel proprietors and watch them navigate the highs and lows of a personal renovation project while moving in together for the first time.”
Drew and Jonathan Scott, aka the Property Brothers, will serve as executive producers in this series featuring four hour-long episodes for fans to sink their teeth into over summer 2024.
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Alongside various renovation projects, Mattel has remained a vocal LGBTQ+ rights advocate throughout the past year as drag comes under attack across the US.
In June, the drag queen effortlessly eviscerated politicians attempting to push through anti-drag legislation in conservative states, in an eloquent takedown that was named Social Media Moment of the Year at last week’s PinkNews Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.
“So this art form I’ve devoted my life to is being used as a scapegoat for people to get votes. This is what they always do,” Mattel told Good Morning America at the time.
“I was looking for information like, ‘Stats on drag queens being pedophiles’… zero”, she confirmed. “There are no drag queens being arrested for sexual assault of children. That doesn’t happen. Do you know where that happens? The church.”
Despite the threat against drag, high-profile queens are reusing to back down with more drag reality shows coming out everyday. 2024 will also see the return of hit series We’re Here with new hosting line-up Sasha Velour, Jaida Essence Hall, Priyanka and Latrice Royale.
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