The Bisexual


Created By
Desiree Akhavan
Rowan Riley
Written By
Desiree Akhavan
Cecilia Frugiuele
Executive Produced By
Naomi de Pear
Desiree Akhavan
Produced By
Katie Carpenter
Directed By
Desiree Akhavan
Desiree Akhavan
Maxine Peake
Brian Gleeson
Naomie Ackie
Niamh Alger
John Dagliesh
Caoilfhionn Dunne
Saskia Chana
Channel 4
Release Date
October 2018
6 x 30mins (180 min) (entire series)
Production Partners
Distribution By:
All3Media International

Sundance Grand Jury prize -winner, Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behaviour) co-writes (with long-term collaborator Cecilia Frugiuele), directs and stars in The Bisexual, a new comedy drama which offers a raw, funny and unapologetic take on the “last taboo” - bisexuality - and the prejudices, shame and comic misconceptions that surround it. With Desiree’s trademark dry wit, the series takes a candid look at people’s approach to love and sex, and what the love and sex they’re drawn to reveals about them.

Skewering stereotypes and unpicking them, The Bisexual explores the difference between dating men and women from the perspective of someone 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.

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