“The Bisexual,” which is a show about a woman who identified as a lesbian discovering and coming to terms with the fact that she’s bisexual, will come to Hulu in November.
The show was directed by Desiree Akhavan, who directed the Sundance Jury Prize-winning movie “The Miseducation of Cameren Post” about a teen who gets sent to a gay therapy camp and bonds with the other women there, pretending their way to freedom. It’s inspired by her own hated experience of coming out as bisexual.
“I came out as [bisexual] from the get-go, but that word always felt uncomfortable. Bisexual sounds gauche and tacky… Disingenuous. Whereas there’s only pride when I say lesbian, there’s only coolness to say queer. Bisexual didn’t feel like it represented me and I wanted to know why, when technically it very much represents who I am,” she said to INTO.
The show tackles the LGBT community’s prejudices toward the B, and explores the changes in perspective and lifestyle when identity is “reverse engineer[ed].”