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!!


Scarlet Envy

Scarlet Envy is a Kentucky transplant with a uniquely New York sense of style and attitude. Her drag aesthetic is a mixture of high fashion and bargain finds, which explains her titles of "The Cheapest Woman with the Highest Price Tag." As with many younger queens in New York City, she moved in 2010 for school and never left. Scarlet's first time out in full drag was when she competed in the Miss F.I.T. pageant. Although she didn't take the crown, she'd been bitten by the drag bug, originally stirred while growing up in Louisville and sneaking out in a tutu and Converse to go to midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. She started early and knew exactly how to do it. We can't give away anymore or there would be nothing about Scarlet to learn! Listen to our interview and find out why she is the Envy and Rage of everyone who meets her!


 2015-12-04  1h25m