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!!


Miss Coco Peru

Miss Coco Peru is a legendary storyteller and comedienne who has become a cultural reference in and of herself over the course of her 20 year career. Coco grew up in the only pink house on City Island in the Bronx, which foreshadowed her future. From a very early age, she was an observer, taking in her surroundings and the people that inhabited it, filing away the details and constructing a life story that is truly astonishing and real compared to the lives people live out today on the internet and social media. Coco is the creation of Clinton Leupp, who felt that he needed an outlet for the stories he wanted to tell and a way to release his inner femininity. Thus, Miss Coco Peru was born and with her signature red flip wig and 1960's style, she has taken over the world, one cabaret theatre and Home Depot at a time. She is most famous for her role as the bitter drag queen in the 1999 film, "Trick." The role was created for her after she was helping her friend out by table reading Tori Spelling's character. The monologue she performed in an iconic performance that has become among the most quoted and referenced scenes in queer cinema. Our interview with Miss Coco Peru was a beautiful experience and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


 2015-09-25  1h28m