"Striking Vipers" takes place in a world where video game technology has advanced exponentially, to the point where people can fully inhabit a virtual reality world with all their senses intact. And when two men, longtime friends, meet each other in-game (one playing as a male character and the other playing as a female character), sexual sparks fly.

Is this cheating? Are they falling in love? Would this passion only be possible in-game, or would it translate to real life? The premise opens a Pandora's Box of tantalizing questions. Subversive, weird, and surprisingly humorous at times, "Striking Vipers" asks whether online relationships can be just as, if not more intense than "real" relationships. And it also serves as a critique of traditional marriage, and the problems and insecurities that exclusivity can foster.

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