Content material warning: this publish mentions bodily abuse and intimate companion violence.
Trixie Mattel continues to be a fierce competitor. The drag queen, singer-songwriter, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, who gained “All Stars” season three, is again with a brand new single and corresponding music video depicting a critical recreation of tennis — lifeless critical. Launched on April 15, “C’mon Loretta” is the primary single off Trixie’s fourth album: a double album titled “The Blonde & Pink Albums” coming this summer time.
Impressed by the tennis world’s real-life Battle of the Sexes, the video reveals Trixie engaged in a hostile match along with her opponent, performed by nightlife fixture Mario Diaz. (Comic Michael Henry additionally makes a cameo as a ball boy.) Ultimately, Trixie is victorious when she lights her tennis ball on hearth and swings it straight via her opponent’s midsection, in an homage to the well-known “gap in my abdomen” scene in “Loss of life Turns into.”
Regardless of its swingy sound, the track is a tribute to nation icon Loretta Lynn, and its lyrics (“Singing songs ’bout runnin’ the present / However your coronary heart won’t ever let him go.”) reference Lynn’s marriage to Oliver Vanetta Lynn, who was bodily abusive and carried on affairs all through their 50-year relationship. Following her husband’s dying in 1996, Lynn opened up concerning the alleged abuse in her autobiography, “Nonetheless Girl Sufficient,” by which she described the wedding as “one of many hardest love tales.”
Trixie has additionally been open about being allegedly abused by her stepfather as a toddler. “Everyone has one thing dangerous occur to them,” she instructed Observer in 2019. “I need individuals to assume I used to be born at 18 years outdated. I do not establish with something that occurred earlier than that, as a result of I do not want to carry it into immediately. I do not just like the narrative that you just’re homosexual otherwise you gown up as a result of dangerous issues occur to you, and I do not wish to perpetuate that, ‘trigger that is not true.”