So bizarre it’s got to be true. Filmstar, writer, singer, painter, candlestick-maker – Suchitra Krishnamoorthi dips in and out of her life, taking us on a hormone-driven period, five years post marriage, divorce, fame and everything that a girl could possibly want – to the present.
Now a single mother suffering the crippling effects of ‘Aphallatosis’ – a rare mental disorder arising from lack of sex – in frantic search for the happy-ever-after of true love and twin babies, Suchitra finds herself being pushed in all the wrong directions by shrewd analysts, horny canines, pushy gal-pals, and men who are either unsuitable, unwilling, or just plain terrified.
How can she hold on to her sanity?
How can she loosen up without becoming loose?
How can she shake off the vice-like grip of her primly disapproving, South Indian, moral, middle-class upbringing?
And, Aiyyo, what will Amma say?
Wicked, irrepressibly funny and over-the-top, yet also vulnerable and dark, Drama Queen is a fictionalized memoir that will make you laugh, cry, and look at the modern Indian woman in a whole new light.