Getting Feliz with Tupperware Queen Kay Sedia

After finding the plastic meals garage pieces and mawkish house occasions by way of L.A. punk people legend Phranc, she had the speculation to do her personal drag model. Two decades later Sedia continues to be touting the emblem’s colourful unfashionable vibes and stay-fresh seals. Along with Chico’s (which is over, for now) she’s starred in a one lady display known as The Taco Chronicles and has been noticed in TV methods similar to RuPaul’s AJ and the Queen on Netflix, The Actual Housewives franchises in Orange County and Atlanta, and at the native information circuit for the vacations. She gave us some tacky goodness this yr! 

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LA WEEKLY: Thank you for chatting Ms. Sedia. As Mexicanas we have fun just a little in a different way, don’t we?

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KAY SEDIA: Mexican Christmas is so particular as it’s celebrated over two days! We we begin Christmas Eve often referred to as “noche buena” at a large birthday party with plenty of booze and numerous tamales. And as soon as it hits middle of the night you could assume it used to be a New Yr’s birthday party birthday party! Then we open items and all of the under the influence of alcohol folks move out and those that didn’t get items as a result of they have been on Santa‘s naughty record– a minimum of they get to open tamales, so there’s at all times one thing for everybody to unwrap.

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Talking of the tradition, what do you consider the debate over labels– Latinx, Latino, Latina, Hispanic, and many others.– at the present time? Which do you like and why?

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For me, I wish to be known as Latina. However when you find yourself regarding a bunch of folks, I imagine Latinx is suitable. Other folks don’t notice how masculinized the Spanish language is. While you refer to ladies or non-binary as Latino you are making them secondary. I’m stunned we haven’t considered this faster! It simply presentations how conditioned we’re. However please don’t ever name me Hispanic! I don’t love to be described with any phrase that has “panic” in it!

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(Courtesy Kay Sedia)

What makes Latin drag queens and the drag scene in L.A. so especiale?

The Latino tradition in itself is full of such a lot custom and heritage, that there’s a fish out of water part. That simply lends itsself to natural comedy. Making folks chortle and really feel excellent is a given when Latin queens faucet into their fact. I’d by no means be so daring to say we’re the most productive.  I’m simply humble, let me inform you all about it.

Los Angeles is a melting pot of all forms of cultures and a magnet to younger queens everywhere the rustic. You’ve queens from all walks of existence: the humorous queens, competition queens, membership queens all method right down to the tragic queens!! I imply, come to L..A we now have all of it.

We beloved the Chico’s Angels presentations. Inform our readers how the ones took place and why they have been such a success?

Chico’s Angels is a tackle Charlie’s Angels with 3 latin drag queens. It used to be created in 2003 after appearing in The Plush Lifestyles, which used to be a Drag Improv Cleaning soap Opera carried out at Casita Del Campo for over 10 years.  In some of the skits the principle personality;s granddaughter used to be abducted and he or she employed Charlie’s Angels. This sparked an concept of what if there used to be a Latina Charlie’s Angels? Quickly once we parodied one in all Charlie’s Angels episodes known as “Beautiful Angels All in a Row” the place the Angels move beneath quilt in a Good looks Festival. The appeal of Chico’s Angels used to be we at all times performed those characters as females and no longer essentially as Drag Queens. Thoughts you, exaggerated excessive females.  After 18 years and with six two-act display/musicals, two selection presentations, a Christmas Particular, and 3 on-line episodes.  It looks as if the hiatus has turn into everlasting. Thankfully or sadly a few of us have moved on. However one can at all times watch our on-line episodes on YouTube. And we might by no means say no to a manufacturer short of to take us to Broadway or directly to the silver display.

Different presentations?

So, I’ve simply come off a a hit run of my one-woman cho ‘The Taco Chronicles’ which is a sequel to my different one-women display starring 3 folks known as ‘Taco Kisses.’  Taking a look ahead to doing it someplace quickly and growing any other ensemble piece.

(Courtesy Kay Sedia)

Let’s communicate Tupperware. How did you get into it?

In 2001, after appearing in golf equipment for a few years. I discovered myself short of a distinct outlet. A chum and fellow Drag Queen invited me to his roommate’s Tupperware birthday party. It used to be 80’s punk rocker became people singer Pranc. She gave this wonderful nostalgic humorous Tupperware demonstration. She known as herself the ‘All American Jewish Lesbian People Making a song Browsing Tupperware Girl.’  I used to be so entertained through the top of her demonstration, I checked out my buddy and stated I need to promote Tupperware as Kay Sedia. He stated, “I’ll do it, In the event you do it.”  That night time, Kay Sedia and Dixi Longate become Tupperware Specialists.

You’ve made kitchen meals garage your livelihood. Why is it so nice to provide and get?

Tupperware is the most productive vacation reward as it serves many functions. It can be a reward for that buddy that you already know is a terrible cook dinner and can have numerous leftovers. So in case you have that enemy that you just’re taking a look to get a present for “as a result of it’s important to” you’ll insult them with out them even understanding it. However it might probably additionally display any person how a lot you actually care as a result of Tupperware is the Gucci of plastics! To not point out it’s actually beautiful. We all know Tupperware!  Or they know of any roughly kitchen ware [and call it] Tupperware, even though isn’t.

Updated: December 25, 2021 — 5:44 pm