Grizzly Kiki | Pop Culture & Interviews With Queer Artists

Grizzly Kiki began in April 2014 as a pop culture and drag-centric podcast hosted by Robert Lechuga & Daniel Silva. We launched with recaps of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other reality programming. Shortly after releasing the first few episodes, we narrowed our focus to create a podcast that was unique in concept and would serve a community near and dear to us: DRAG QUEENS!!!!!!!!!!!!! The podcast is equal parts oral history and good old-fashioned kiki. We found that there were few platforms where Drag and Nightlife Artists could talk about their art and themselves in an open and honest way. Most of what is known about these artists comes from videos posted on the Internet or what they experience in bars and clubs. It was clear that there were stories to be told and shared with the world. Our mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment, where these artists can share their histories and experiences. Ours is a podcast that is meant to serve the drag and nightlife community by capturing the artists’ voices and making them available to the public. Grizzly Kiki is a program for drag enthusiasts, Drag Artists, and everyone in between. Listen and Join the Party!!


Mimi Imfurst

From New York to Philly and everywhere in between, Mimi Imfurst is one of the most talked about Drag Queens in the world. She started out as a member of the Haus of Acid alongside Acid Betty. A constant presence in New York nightlife, her mohawks and punk rock aesthetic were her signature style. Many years later, after appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1, Mimi became known to a much wider audience. She herself will admit that life post-Drag Race was not always easy, but she persevered and has remained relevant and successful in one of the most fickle business around. Now residing in Philadelphia, Mimi has just released her debut solo album, "The Fire." Inspired by her love of Rock and Roll and the powerful symbolism of fire as a transformative element, she has created a body of work that is uniquely Mimi. In addition to "The Fire," Mimi is also embarking on the first leg of "The Divas of Drag" tour. This show, featuring Drag Queens from all over the country, will visit sixteen cities in numerous states. It's a tour any queen, or mere mortal, would love to join. After all, what other road trip includes a roof-top trailer for hair and costumes, a former hair dresser as the bus driver, and a stop at Dollywood?! Stay tuned, because we'll have some fun exclusive content from the "Divas of Drag" coming up soon!


 2016-03-25  52m