"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about describing Tricia is: BITCH! Seriously. From her inability to see outside of herself, to the ease in which she puts others down, to her seemingly inherent God-complex... frankly, I can't stand her. She thinks and acts as if the world revolves around her, because who else would be important enough to warrant being the center of the universe?! To this, I do not identify, personally. I love people, almost all of them until I'm proven wrong. I feel anxious when I hear people talking shit about others, literally, it makes me feel sick. Especially considering the fact that Tricia pokes fun at the fat kid, which is exactly what I was in school. I hated the Tricia's of the world more than I hated being fat! This character is a huge challenge for me in this regard.
On the other hand, Tricia is her very own paradox. Tricia acts the way she does because she's insecure with who/what she truly is. To this, I identify greatly.
For me, I knew I was gay when I was 11. I never had to figure anything out. The very moment it occurred to me that women were the heart and soul of my loins came when I was first visually exposed to Julia Roberts in a bra ("Pelican Brief"). After that, it was just a matter of figuring out how to tell the people closest to me... my parents, who pretty much just said, "duh!"
I've very much enjoyed the process of trying to figure out Tricia's motivation and pinpoint the inspiration behind her utter hatred for Fatty Frieda. Truth is, I think she's in love with her. And, truth is, I'd probably be in love with her too." - JOVI RADTKE