UK’s Channel 4 is producing a new show from filmmaker Desiree Akhavan. The Iranian-American producer will also star in her own show about a New Yorker who comes to London to start anew after a failed relationship.
The new show is being described as a “painfully hilarious look at the difference of dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both. It’s an honest look at the last taboo, bisexuality, and what it means to refuse to compromise on what you want.”
The show is told from an outsider’s perspective of an American living in Britain who is trying to get her footing as her life has been uprooted.
The synopsis for the show is: “New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) 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 (think: high quality condiments, plus a girlfriend who sorted all of the Life Admin) for a house-share with Gabe, a British guy who’s only ever other female ‘flat-mate’ was his mum. Gabe doesn’t know any lesbians and Leila’s not got too much experience of hanging out with heterosexuals – 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.”
Sounds interesting! We can’t wait to see how this story plays out, particularly since Akhaven has been so vocal about the creativity she has been given with this project. “Getting to play in the sandbox with such intelligent collaborators at Sister Pictures and Channel 4 is an absolute dream come true. They’re the perfect partners in crime for a taboo sex comedy. And by that I mean they’re all perverts.”
We’re looking forward to watching the Bisexual on our screens soon.