Trixie is the personification of the lips which sing "Science Fiction Double Feature" at the beginning of the movie. Everything beyond that is up for interpretation - although most casts tend to have defined their own version and stick with it. While the original film represents her as lips, the reimaging makes her a physical character that works at the movie theater where the movie is being played.
For screen accuracy, please refer to the Screen Accuracy Guide.
Trixie is only a pair of lips onscreen - leaving shadowcasters to make up their own creative version of the character. That being said, a common approach is to use an usher/usherette costume, a la the singing telegram girl from Clue. This basic idea can then be modified by altering (or simply removing) articles of clothing.
Often, local tradition has Trixie acting as MC and/or leading the virgin games.
Additionally: while Trixie is shadowcasting, there is no actual motion beyond the lips onscreen - and so Trixie is responsible for coming up with some activity to do while singing. One classic option is a striptease; depending on the cast and the audience (and available costumes), this could range from a burlesque to straight-up pole dancing. ... So to speak.
- Tolls of Madness
- Two people perform as Trixie instead of one. There's a two-person dance which goes along with this.
- She is portrayed by various actors. In the films, she is portrayed by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Ivy Levan.