Sex Work. Drugs. Life. Need.
2 July 2020
“Her stand-and-deliver account… is frank, gritty, funny, grungy and upbeat. It’s also a revealing self-portrait… Intense writing, distinctive voice.” – The Age
“A rough and tumble in the rub and tug world of erotic massage… As Mia says in haunting refrain, she has no shame, only need. Money for Something is an exploration and examination of the necessity and urgency of need; need as hunger, need as yearning, the need for drugs, the need to self-harm, the need for sex, attention, self-destruction, escape…. certainly an account of an alternative lifestyle, an offer to experience a way of life vicariously through a divergent perspective, and the daily task of striking a balance between joy and depression, between pleasure and pain.
There’s few that can hold a candle to her candour, as she waxes and never wanes, weighing in on “taboo” subjects —mental illness, drug use, self-harm, sexuality and sex—and makes them totems.” – Sydney Arts Guide