Co-hosted by Luis Camacho (Xtravaganza) and Kim Blackwell, Werque is a bi-weekly podcast inspired by Luis’s Werque Vogue Workshop that expands on the kiki’s and creative expression to bring you candid conversations and inspiring stories that will have you saying, “WERQUE!”Send inquires and questions to:email@example.comIG: @werquepodcast
Ester Gould and Reijer Zawaan
Luis has a conversation with Dutch directors Ester and Reijer of the 2016 documentary "Strike a Pose" They talk about the inspiration and process behind making the film, and reveal what they learned along the way.
She's a force to be reckoned with: Singer, Actor, Writer, Producer, Teacher and Vodcaster.A Philadelphia native, Kathy made her Broadway debut in the original cast of FOOTLOOSE and later created the role of Shen Shen in the smash Broadway hit WICKED!!We talk to her about life on Broadway, her journey to LA and the moment @mattbomer rubbed his face in her “lady area”!She also stars in FATCH COMEDY...a sketch comedy team comprised of fat writers and actors whose mission is to increase the visibility of people of size in the entertainment industry. Also the co-creator of PLUS THIS! SHOW, a weekly vodcast on UBN GO that highlights fat women & non-binary folx and their allies. IG @ladeitche & @PlusThisShow
Abdi Nazemian is an Iranian-American author, screenwriter, producer, husband and dad whose debut novel The Walk-In Closet won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards in 2015. On this episode we speak to him about his third novel, Like A Love Story, a beautiful love letter to queer history, ACT UP and the ultimate icon...Madonna!! It was released in June, 2019 and received a Stonewall Honor and a nomination for the Audie Awards. It was also chosen as a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Audible, and YALSA, among others.Listen in, as we talk about his roots, his connection to Madonna and his inspiring journey of self realization and the courage to be one's true self.Find him and his book, online at www.abdaddy.com
Eight4Nine Restaurant Palm Springs
During California's "Stay at home" order, Palm Springs local favorite restaurant, Eight4Nine, developed "Good Deed Friday" sending boxed lunches to local urgent care facilities and ER rooms across the Coachella Valley. Luis talks with owners, Willie Rhine and John Paschal to discover what inspired this idea.
This is a special interview with actress Debi Mazar, done after she recovered from Covid-19. Listen as she describes her experience with the virus and how it affected both her and her family. Debi also takes us on a journey from her early days in upstate NY, gaining street credit with the "queens" at the pier, the moment she met her friend Madonna and her road to Hollywood where she has worked with directing greats such as Spike Lee, Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese!Her story is about courage, determination, self-knowledge and love!!Her current project is called Arde Madrid, where she plays the legendary Ava Gardner during her wild stay in Madrid in the early 1960s.It debuts May 5th on MHz ChoiceYou can watch the trailer here:https://youtu.be/KfhMQ1vQekAwww.werquedanceclass.com
Oscar Quintero AKA "Kay Sedia"
Oscar Quintero is an actor, writer, producer, Tupperware Diva and alter-ego to Kay Sedia, International Model from Tijuana. Kim and Luis chat with Oscar about growing up one of six kids in Hacienda Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles, working at a supermarket seafood counter (and being invited to leave because of his drug use), getting clean, creating his drag alter-ego, Kay Sedia for the show/fundraiser, "Quest for the Crown" (which would eventually become "Best in Drag Show"), meeting Mr. Dan, owner of Dragstrip 66 and their seven year collaboration, creating and performing in the long-running underground hit, "Chico's Angels", a latin drag queen version of "Charlie's Angels", plus his many acting and producing projects, raising a son, and how he came to slay the Tupperware game.