Year in Review: So,How Was Your 2020, Trixie Mattel?

So, How Was Your 2020 is a series in which our favorite entertainers answer our questionnaire about the music, culture and memorable moments that shaped their year. We’ll be rolling these pieces out throughout December.

Drag star Trixie Mattel kicked off the year with the release of her new album Barbara, a full-length follow-up to the entertainer’s companion discs Two Birds and One Stone. And even performed a trio of songs from it for our “In My Room” video series. Here, Mattel (a.k.a. Brian Michael Firkus) reveals that she learned to make ice cream from scratch, wants to quarantine with Jesse Eisenberg, and why she never wants to hear the word Zoom again.

The album I listened to the most in 2020 was:
Beauty and the Beat by the Go-Go’s

My favorite TV show to stream during quarantine was:

The song that will define “2020” for me is:
“Heart of Glass” (Blondie cover) by Miley.

I’d define my current state of mind as:
Equally hopeful and afraid for 2021.