SuperYou is the website of the future, where you can create your own avatar and explore an online world where anything can happen. After her best friend Amy introduces her to the site, Tequila Dark becomes the world’s first ‘virtual pop star’.
Her song, ‘Down for the Ride’ is a sensation. Her popularity is unprecedented and her look is imitated all over SuperYou. Only thing is, her fans don’t know what she really looks like. She’s an avatar. The people who run SuperYou would like to keep it that way but Amy thinks that Tequila should reveal her true self. How far will SuperYou go to keep her under their control?
Tequila is played by singer songwriter Szjerdene Mulcare, who is herself an exceptional talent and tipped as ‘One to Watch’. Tequila’s best friend Amy is played by poet and rapper MC Angel. Also in the cast are Nicholas Burns (best known for playing Nathan Barley) and Alison Newman (Hazel Bailey in Footballers Wives).
This drama is set almost entirely on SuperYou. It’s is a satire on the price of perfection and a dark reflection on the perils of manipulating our identities in the online world.
SuperYou is written by Helena Thompson.
‘Down for the Ride’ is written and performed by Szjerdene
Sound and music by Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques
Produced and directed by Boz Temple-Morris
A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4