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But don't even think about pigeonholing Beane as a gay writer.
The band - whose name means striving, moving forward and not looking back in life - shies away from pigeonholing itself into a genre of music, only saying that at its most basic, it's rock.
In short order, Billie's recording her own demos, labels are clamoring for her, she has a hit single, the label starts pigeonholing her, she makes a star-making TV appearance, she goes stark raving diva and soon sells out Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Unified School District does its part to perpetuate racial pigeonholing by enforcing an arbitrary racial mix in teaching staffs at magnet schools.