6 x 30 mins
An unexpected take on the last taboo.
Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behavior) cowrites, directs and stars in The Bisexual, a comedy-drama which offers an honest, funny take on bisexuality and the comic misconceptions surrounding it.
New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) goes on a ‘break’ from her long-term girlfriend and business partner Sadie (Maxine Peake). Moving out of
their flat but still forced to see her ex every day at their joint tech company, Leila rents a room from neurotic once-successful novelist
Gabe (Brian Gleeson).
The Bisexual explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of Leila who finds herself – for the
first time – doing both whilst examining the funny, painful, complexities of realising that the one you love, and the life you need, may
be two very different things.
Produced by Hootenanny - a Sister Pictures company - for Channel 4, UK and Hulu in the USA
Leila: Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior)
Sadie: Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Three Girls)
Gabe: Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele
Executive Producer: Naomi De Pear
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