Two Queens in a Kitchen is a turn-to-relevance cooking series that features a rotating cast of guest hosts from the #OpenTVCommunity. Set in a kitchen, two queens will gather to chat about relevant topics and spill the tea about their current works in progress - all while preparing a delightful snack. 

Starring: Darling Shear, Ricardo Gamboa, Sam Bailey, Kiam Marcelo Junio, MSMRJR, Roy Kinsey, AJ Christian, Elijah McKinnon, James T. Green and Cqqchifruit. 

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER 

Two Queens in a Kitchen is a turn-to-relevance cooking show featuring Chicago’s queens and queers of color discussing family, home, politics, culture, and art while making a healthy snack.

// FEATURED GUESTS // AJ Christian & Elijah McKinnon, Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear, Ricardo Gamboa & James T. Green, Sam Bailey & Kiam Marcelo Junio and Roy Kinsey & MSMRJR

 

AJ & ELIJAH 

Elijah McKinnon and AJ Christian chat about the conception of Open TV and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a frittata and boogie savory toast.


CQQCHIFRUIT & DARLING SHEAR

Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear chat about the power of a home cooked meal and the flow of capitalism while making a tostones de Cqqchifruit and Caprese Lox.

Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear chat about mindfulness and how to combat ‘perfection’ while making a tostones de Cqqchifruit and Caprese lox.


JAMES & RICARDO

Ricardo & James chat about the intersection between art and activism while making melon brochettes and a spicy shrimp cocktail.

Ricardo & James chat about the movement for Black lives and the media's impact on social activism while making brochettes and a shrimp cocktail.


SAM & KIAM

Sam & Kiam chat about the lack of representation in mass media and the power of independently produced content while making a boogie savory toast and a spiced yogurt parfait.

Sam & Kiam chat about their hunger for diverse content and how friends become family while making a boogie savory toast and a spiced yogurt parfait.


ROY & MSMRJR

Roy & MSMRJR chat about political demonstrations vs. protests and creating access to the resources that people need while making a shaved asparagus salad and guacamole.

Roy & MSMRJR chat about side hustles and the power of releasing oneself from obstacles while making a shaved asparagus salad and guacamole.

// FEATURED GUESTS //

AJ Christian & Elijah McKinnon
Cqqchifruit & Darling Shear
Ricardo Gamboa & James T. Green
Sam Bailey & Kiam Marcelo Junio
Roy Kinsey & MS MR JR

// FEATURED VISUAL ARTISTS //

Rusty C. Cook
Latham Owen Zeafross
Rene Ramos
Zac Hall
Cqqchifruit
Day Yendler
Elijah McKinnon

 

// CREW //

Creator & Director // Elijah McKinnon
Director of Photography // Dru Montague
Producers // Aymar Jean Christian and Daniel Dvorkin
Videographer 1 // Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Videographer 2 // Rame Shetty
BTS Photographer 1 // MB Stanton
BTS Photographer 2 // Kirsten Brockenborough
Sound Technician // Brie Birt
Art Director & Curator // Elijah McKinnon
Set Design Assistant // Zac Hall
Production Assistant // Denayja Reese
Editor // Samantha Lee
Color/Post-production sound/Assistant editor // Alistair Slaughter
Additional editing // Sean Magner

 

// MUSIC //

Hijo Prodigo

// TEAM @WeAreOpenTV //
Aymar Jean Christian // Head of Development
Stephanie Jeter // Head of Production
Elijah McKinnon // Head of Communication and Design
Kemi Adeyemi // Artist and Community Development Manager
Nicole Morse // Exhibition Manager