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21 October 2010, 3:00 pm 4 Comments

Media: Vivek Shraya seeks Single White Male

This post was submitted by Daniel Escoto

SEEKING SINGLE WHITE MALE (short film) from Vivek Shraya on Vimeo.

When do you have to give up a part of whom you are and where you come from just to be noticed? Vivek Shraya explores this notion in his short video titled Seeking Single White Male.

In the video, he talks about what came up in gay bars when he was younger and feeling like he had to assimilate to a more “white” culture to be seen. “After having conversations with other persons of color, I became aware that this experience is unfortunately pretty common,” Shraya told TNG.

Quotes are dispersed throughout the video, commenting on Shraya’s Indian heritage and its interaction with gay culture.

“The heart of this short is about showing the ways external racism is intrinsically connected to internalized racism,” he said.

You can view the video above. Vivek Shraya is no stranger to TNG and most recently released God Loves Hair, a collection of short stories. He is a singer songwriter currently living in Toronto.

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  • Scott said:

    Maybe I’m weird, but he’s so attractive as himself at the end – maybe I just prefer Indian men?

  • kaitlin said:

    thanks for sharing! i like his video.

  • Kerry said:

    I’d love to view the video but it is password protected. Did I miss something?

  • Retta said:

    Finding this post has ansrewed my prayers