Writer/Director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behviour) will star as Leila, a New Yorker who is feeling lost in London. Recently part of an uber-cool power couple, she’s now split from girlfriend Sadie and is struggling to adjust. Moving in with a ‘stranger off the internet’ she soon discovers she’s swapped her luxe old life for a house-share with Gabe, a British guy who’s only ever other female ‘flat-mate’ was his mum. Their worlds collide in deeply awkward and revealing ways as he becomes her unlikely wingman and helps her to navigate her new life dating men.
Offering an outsider’s view of Britain, The Bisexual is brimming with weird and wonky slices of urban life only apparent to those living on a temporary work visa, struggling to keep up with the discrepancy between what the English say versus how they actually feel. Leila is part-brave, part-reckless, 100% shameless and is embarking on a romantic Choose Your Own Adventure, trudging through the hell of dating - gay and straight.
A Hootenanny Production for Channel 4 and Hulu
Broadcaster: Channel / Hulu
S1: 6 x 30'