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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and drag culture. Creativity, teamwork, and friendship are all themes.
Positive Role Models
Trixie Mattel and David Silver are business people who take the venture very seriously, but have fun creating a business that reflects Trixie's persona and supports the Palm Springs LGBTQ+ community.
The cast features members who define themselves as members of the LGBTQ+ community, some of whom are from different racial/ethnic backgrounds. Individuals in heteronormative relationships are also featured.
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Violence & Scariness
There are some humorous references to strangling or hitting a loved one, but there's nothing violent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of campy, bawdy jokes bantered around throughout the series.
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Words like "hell," "damn," "ass," "bitch," and curses like "s--t" are used.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for the motel. Occasionally local establishments are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Hard liquor and cocktails are sometimes consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Trixie Motel follows the renovation of a mid-century Palm Springs motel purchased by drag queen Trixie Mattel and her partner. There's some strong language, lots of campy humor and strong innuendo, and some occasional drinking. It also features positive messages about honoring LGBTQ+ culture in the Palm Springs community. The overall series is a promotional vehicle for the property.
Is It Any Good?
The fun series offers all the features of a property renovation show, but does so with all the over-the-top elements associated with drag culture. Trixie Mattel, who also appears as Brian Michael Firkus throughout the series, treats this like the serious business venture that it is. She also approaches the project with a desire to honor the history of the local LGBTQ+ community in Palm Springs, and to support her partner, who steadfastly stood by her as she built her own career. But Trixie Motel situates all of this within drag culture, incorporating its vernacular, campy humor, and creative, larger-than-life designs that reflect who Trixie is. It's a well-balanced and entertaining combination that's also artistically inspiring.
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