AUTHOR: Vivek Shraya
PUBLISHER: ECW Press
DATE: April 07, 2020
by Vivek Shraya
Indie musician Neela Devaki has built a career writing the songs she wants to hear but nobody else is singing. When one of Neela’s songs is covered by internet artist RUK-MINI and becomes a viral sensation, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But before long, the systemic pressures that pit women against one another begin to bear down on Neela and RUK-MINI, stirring up self-doubt and jealousy. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, a career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the centre of an internet firestorm.
A significant scene involves discussion of bisexual writer June Jordan’s iconic essay about bisexuality and freedom, “A New Politics of Sexuality”. Author Vivek Shraya identifies as bisexual and queer.