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BY EILEEN SHAPIRO<br />

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT<br />

KIMMI<br />

MOORE<br />

QUEEN OF QUEENS<br />

Diva Kimmi Moore is the hottest drag ticket on Fire Island, but<br />

underneath the eyelashes, dazzling body suits and nine-inch heels, she<br />

is a super talented dude…a/k/a Harrison. Part of the Haus of Assassins,<br />

Kimmi does several shows a week at Cherry’s on Fire Island, giving the<br />

audience a chance to see the global superstar he could well become.<br />

A Sayville, Long Island native, Kimmi did musical theater in high school,<br />

but drag wasn’t her thing until she became inspired. In an intimate<br />

conversation, Kimmi talked about her drag inauguration, her hopes for<br />

the future and, of course, her love for Britney Spears.<br />

PHOTO CREDIT: WILSONMODELS


INTERVIEW >><br />

How did you start doing<br />

drag and how did you<br />

incorporate all your<br />

music?<br />

Since I was little, I was<br />

just a little gay faggot. I<br />

impersonated everything<br />

in my bedroom. I was<br />

obsessed with Britney<br />

Spears. When I was trying<br />

to figure out my sexuality, I<br />

was confused. When I saw<br />

my first drag show, I was like<br />

“No, I’ll never do that. That’s<br />

too gay.” My school did a<br />

semesterly drag show. So<br />

they do two shows a year.<br />

The second semester in high<br />

school, I just wanted to do it<br />

so bad. And then, I just kept<br />

on doing it. Before that, I<br />

was in all the musical theater<br />

shows. I was on the hip hop<br />

team. In a cappella groups.<br />

So I was pretty musical and<br />

theatrical, but I wasn’t going<br />

to school for that.<br />

What were you going to<br />

school for?<br />

I graduated with a bachelor’s<br />

in social work and a minor in<br />

Spanish.<br />

Do you write your own<br />

music?<br />

I do. I started in college. I<br />

didn’t release any of those<br />

songs. Once I became a<br />

popular drag queen in New<br />

York, I started putting things<br />

out when they were ready.<br />

Now, I am writing one song<br />

a year. I’m working with a<br />

new producer on some new<br />

things. Yeah, I do produce<br />

my own music, but I am<br />

stepping away from the<br />

production side because I<br />

don’t really love sitting at a<br />

computer. So now, I have<br />

a producer to help me out.<br />

Yeah, we’re working out<br />

some things.<br />

I know that you are one<br />

of the hottest drag show<br />

tickets on Long Island<br />

right now. And that’s great.<br />

But do you want to do<br />

drag for the rest of your<br />

life? Where do you want to<br />

be in five years?<br />

In five years, I would like<br />

to be able to do drag<br />

comfortably. I honestly want<br />

to move past the bar scene.<br />

That’s been my goal forever.<br />

I quit drag last year. I came<br />

back to it two months ago.<br />

I’m really happy right now,<br />

but I am definitely looking<br />

towards a bigger goal. My<br />

goal has always been to<br />

be big enough to perform<br />

half a show in drag and half<br />

a show out of drag, for a<br />

concert. So I want to do all<br />

my own original music and<br />

the concert would be like half<br />

and half.<br />

Where do you play in New<br />

York? Do you just play the<br />

gay bars?<br />

I have been working at only<br />

the gay bars in New York<br />

and right now, I am just<br />

centered on Fire Island.<br />

Do you recall a moment in<br />

your life that changed the<br />

whole trajectory of it?<br />

I would have to say working<br />

with Boudoir LeFleur and the<br />

Haus of Assassins. Their<br />

perspective on drag and<br />

performance in general is<br />

so amazing, and they really<br />

help me develop. I learned a<br />

lot from being with them.


If you could have me ask<br />

you any question on the<br />

planet, what would you<br />

want me to ask you and<br />

how would you answer it?<br />

I would love you to ask<br />

me if you could be my<br />

matchmaker.<br />

Are you looking for a<br />

boyfriend?<br />

Not looking. But open to it.<br />

Do you have a favorite<br />

queen that you’ve been<br />

influenced by?<br />

I’ll be honest. With my drag,<br />

I look up to more pop culture<br />

and it’s definitely centered<br />

in pop culture as well, but I<br />

don’t have a specific drag<br />

queen that I’m obsessed<br />

with. I’ve never really been<br />

obsessed with one person<br />

besides Britney. I just like<br />

to think about what’s great<br />

about a certain individual<br />

and be able to be inspired<br />

by that. I kind of have had a<br />

collective of influences over<br />

the years.<br />

How did you get the job on<br />

Fire Island? How did you<br />

gravitate towards there?<br />

I was working really hard as<br />

a drag queen in Manhattan.<br />

I was overwhelmed and<br />

wanted to make a name<br />

for myself, but I still<br />

wasn’t getting booked for<br />

performance gigs. So, there<br />

was a competition called<br />

“So You Want A Job?” on<br />

Fire Island. I wasn’t entered<br />

into it and I got an email like<br />

a week before saying that<br />

someone dropped out, so<br />

there was an opening. So<br />

I got into the competition<br />

and came out to Fire Island<br />

and won. A week or two<br />

later, I ended up serving and<br />

bartending and doing drag<br />

out here.<br />

Do you have a boy’s<br />

name?<br />

My name is Harrison.<br />

What was it like growing<br />

up in Sayville? I used to<br />

own the Bunkhouse. Are<br />

you familiar with it?<br />

Shut up! I missed the<br />

Bunkhouse. I only went<br />

there one time. Growing up<br />

in Sayville, you know, I give<br />

it a lot of shit. But I felt really<br />

respected as a person. Back<br />

when I was in high school,<br />

being gay wasn’t really a<br />

huge thing. I felt comfortable<br />

in my school, being who I<br />

was. I was very flamboyant,<br />

but I was pretty respected<br />

by every person who was<br />

popular or jocks or nerds.<br />

Even if they made fun of<br />

me, I didn’t know it. So I<br />

felt really comfortable. But<br />

I do wish there was a little<br />

more diversity when I was in<br />

school.


Tell me the shows that you<br />

do on Fire Island?<br />

Friday night is my solo<br />

show concert. It’s at 9 PM.<br />

It’s called Kimmi Moore.<br />

Saturday at 4 PM is the<br />

Assassins, which is me,<br />

Boudoir LeFleur, and Nick<br />

Gaga. Sunday at 9 PM is the<br />

whole Haus of Assassins.<br />

It’s crazy. <strong>Out</strong> of control.<br />

Absolutely nuts. It’s always<br />

sold out.<br />

Is there anything you<br />

would like to promote?<br />

I have OCD, and one of<br />

the things that I like to<br />

promote is mental health<br />

and acceptance. Because<br />

life is really crazy. And the<br />

brain is absolutely insane,<br />

especially when you have a<br />

mental illness like OCD or<br />

depression. It takes a lot of<br />

understanding with the brain<br />

to deal with those things.<br />

I really want people to be<br />

more aware of themselves<br />

and accepting of other<br />

people, because it’s hard<br />

to know what’s going on in<br />

somebody else’s brain. And<br />

until you ask or whatever,<br />

people can’t be more open<br />

to differences. People over<br />

the years have really gotten<br />

into the mental health thing.<br />

The gay community can<br />

sometimes be a little toxic.<br />

But I feel really great about<br />

our community.<br />

So, what’s next for you?<br />

On July 7th, on my birthday,<br />

I’m putting out a cover of<br />

“Gimme More” by Britney<br />

Spears. That is the opener of<br />

my show every week. I think<br />

I’m going to start working<br />

on a new EP or a couple of<br />

singles. My door is open to<br />

whatever possibilities are<br />

going to come. I have no<br />

plans for October yet. I have<br />

a couple of things I’ve been<br />

asked to do here and there,<br />

but I’m still letting life happen<br />

and see where it’s going to<br />

take me.<br />

Is there anything that I<br />

didn’t cover that you want<br />

to say?<br />

I want to give a huge shout<br />

out to Cherry’s on the Bay<br />

and the Haus of Assassins. I<br />

want to thank Mike Todd for<br />

coming up to me. One of my<br />

first shows, afterwards, I was<br />

beating myself up because<br />

the audience was kind of<br />

weird that night. I was like,<br />

“Oh, no, is this not going<br />

well? I have no idea. I don’t<br />

want to get fired. I want this<br />

show to be a success.” He<br />

told me so many nice things<br />

and really made me feel so<br />

confident and so good about<br />

my show.<br />

Photos at The<br />

Belvedere Guest<br />

House<br />

PHOTO CREDIT: WILSONMODELS


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BY SAMARA ELLE RIVIERA<br />

ACTRESS / SCREENWRITER<br />

KEITH TAYLOR’S<br />

LAST EXIT<br />

an actor was for the black character, Deputy<br />

Dale, for the film because the character Lola is<br />

transgender and the actors that I thought were<br />

perfect for the part ended up saying “No” or<br />

canceling because they weren’t comfortable with<br />

the same-sex scene.<br />

On your creative journey on earth, who’s<br />

been your biggest inspiration as a writer,<br />

director and producer?<br />

John Waters!<br />

And…<br />

If I tell you why, we’ll be here all night, gurl.<br />

What kind of response has Last Exit gotten<br />

since the Zoom show and the short film?<br />

It’s crazy because the audience that I thought<br />

would get offended loved it and the ones that I<br />

thought would have a sense of humor turned out<br />

to be woke and gave me that “You’re canceled,<br />

bitch” look.<br />

Q: I’m here with actor, writer, producer, and<br />

director, Two Spirit artist Keith Taylor, so my<br />

first question is…How was the play Last Exit<br />

born?<br />

A: In the beginning, it was only an idea about a<br />

skinhead and a transgender, a forbidden kind of<br />

love story, but when the shit hit the fan during<br />

the pandemic, with all the politics like Black<br />

Lives Matter, Trump supporters, Trans Lives<br />

Matter etc, I developed more characters. So, I<br />

ended up with nine characters to play with.<br />

Last Exit has quite a colorful cast, from<br />

different backgrounds.<br />

Yes, we have a drunk Indian, a crack whore, and<br />

a racist bartender.<br />

You did a Zoom show and you also made it<br />

into a short film during the pandemic, but<br />

was it difficult to find actors during that<br />

time?<br />

Nope. The only time I had difficulty with finding<br />

How did the pandemic affect you as an<br />

artist?<br />

I lost several friends during the pandemic and I<br />

literally panicked, and so I started working on all<br />

my projects that I had on the back burner, like<br />

my music videos, my book of poetry, Carousel,<br />

and of course my Last Exit script.<br />

So basically, this is the third stop for Last<br />

Exit, and it’s going to be live off-Broadway at<br />

the NYC Producers Club Theaters this July<br />

22. What’s the next stop for it?<br />

Broadway (LOL) and a bigger budget, but I’m<br />

thinking of turning Last Exit into a series of some<br />

sort.<br />

Thank you for your time, Mr. Keith Taylor,<br />

and all the best to you and your Last Exit<br />

cast and crew!<br />

www.vimeo.com/keithtaylor1984<br />

Instagram: @keithtaylor1984<br />

ww.SamaraElleRiviera.com


ISSUE #<strong>518</strong><br />

KIMMI<br />

MOORE<br />

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WILSONMODELS<br />

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