Nakkiah Lui on humour in tragedy and living out her fantasy of being the best Aboriginal figure skater of all time in Kiki and Kitty. In theatre, her play Black is the New White is going on a national tour, as is new revenge comedy Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death. Brilliant Stories funding and which Lui adapted from her play. And all this in addition to her latest creation — the six-part web series Kiki and Kittywhich she created, wrote and stars in.
Lui plays "Ice skater shows vagina," a young Indigenous woman trying to fit in at her all-white workplace when her vagina comes to life as a sequin-emblazoned, martini-swilling woman named Kitty who only Kiki can see played to uproarious effect by Elaine Crombie.
Lui, like Kiki, studied law. I'd train every day. I'd kill anyone who is competition. And I'd be the best Aboriginal figure skater to ever live. No doubt, if I could live life again, I would be like Tonya Harding. If there are ever moments where Lui worries about laughing at taboos, she thinks of two things her grandmother would say.
And it's my motto: If you're going to talk about these issues, just go Ice skater shows vagina. It's a terrible thing to half-ass it with the story and not address everything a character's journey would entail, because audiences are smart and they'll get that.
Lui says comedy and tragedy are so often tied together. And I think that's what the black community does as well. I competed wearing sequins and Lycra so obviously there was some level of confidence there.
So ever since I was a kid, it's been a community where I found Ice skater shows vagina lot of acceptance. It's really female positive and women aren't being seen through this gaze of being sexualized or objectified. And the fact is you need to empower those who aren't getting that representation.
You could be kind of like a fat, sequin-wearing, ice-skating Aboriginal girl. And they identify a lot with the story I'm telling as opposed to just seeing me. And I think with the way the conversation has shifted, it's not [that] because you're looking at how do you actually empower people to tell their own story?
Lui says this is significant because stories — and their impact on us — are powerful. I always used to think about that when I would get the train from Mount Druitt to Central Station and I'd wonder why so many of our stories on screen, so many of stories on stage, didn't look like this train carriage, which was incredibly culturally and linguistically diverse.
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