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.
COMING SOON: SEASON THREE
SLAY and OTV present season three of Two Queens in a Kitchen (#2QIK). Created and Directed by Elijah McKinnon, the series explores how food brings us together to process complex narratives. Season three, Two Queens in a Kitchen: Southern Style, examines Southern food, borne of the Great Migration, along with the importance of black women and queer people in maintaining these traditions. Binge the first two seasons below and watch season three exclusively on SLAY premiering on August 1, 2018.
WATCH SEASON TWO TRAILER
Season Two explores topics like the power of intersectional feminism, how to seek moments of pleasure in hostile climates and the inter-workings of pursuing joy as a marginalized person.
// SEASON TWO FEATURED GUESTS // Kristen Kaza (No Small Plans, Reunion Chicago, Slo Mo Party), Aymar Jean Christian (Northwestern, Open TV), Nathaniel Tenenbaum (Kissing Walls,), Coriama Couture (Sex Kiki), Rashaad Hall (Brown Girls TV), Oli Rodriguez (SAIC), Felicia Holman (Art Admins of Color Network, Links Hall and Honey Pot Performance ) and Elijah McKinnon (People Who Care, Reunion Chicago and Open TV).
WATCH SEASON TWO
AJ & ELIJAH
Open TV founder and head of development Aymar Jean Christian and head of marketing Elijah McKinnon chat about the conception of Open TV, claiming space and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a fresh avocado salad and witchy libations.
KRISTEN & CORIAMA
Kristen Kaza and Coriama Couture chat about the power of pleasure and the importance of building a femme future while making banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and tossed chicken salad.
RASHAAD & NATHANIEL
Rashaad Hall and Nathaniel Tenenbaum chat about the keeping it real, respecting your self-worth and the importance of diversity within the arts while making overnight oats and strawberry bruschetta.
OLI & FELICIA
Oli Rodriguez and Felicia Holman chat about how to develop transferable skills, the power of the young mind and how queer economies impact art and culture while making a Miami salad a fresh berry and shaved coconut salad.
WACH SEASON ONE TRAILER
WATCH SEASON ONE
AJ & ELIJAH
CQQCHIFRUIT & DARLING SHEAR
JAMES & RICARDO
SAM & KIAM
ROY & MSMRJR
// 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
// 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 //
// 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