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Desiree Akhavan

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    Review: 'Appropriate Behavior,' the Deadpan Coming-Out Comedy Lena Dunham Calls "Audacious"

    A bit like a live action 'Daria' mixed with 'Girls,' 'Appropriate Behavior' premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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    On The Rise 2014: 12 Directors To Watch

    After looking at musicians, cinematographers, actors, actresses and screenwriters, there was only one natural place to go with our On The Rise series: directors. After all, film is still an auteur's medium, and the director is the one who hires all of the above, stitching together the various elemen...

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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    Sundance Review: 'Appropriate Behavior' Is A Funny, Irreverent, & Unique Take On The New York Rom-Com

    The feature debut of Desiree Akhavan, “Appropriate Behavior,” opens with the writer/director/star casually carrying a strap-on dildo down a Brooklyn street. Therein lies both the irony that makes the title so humorous and the thesis statement of her film: Akhavan is going to take her sexuality and w...

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    Exclusive: Clip From Sundance Film 'Appropriate Behavior,' Writer/Director/Star Desiree Akhavan Talks Sex Scenes & More

    One of the filmmakers making their debut at Sundance this January is Desiree Akhavan, a New York writer/director/actor who pulls triple duty in her feature film, “Appropriate Behavior.” Chronicling the romantic (and otherwise) misadventures of Shireen, a bisexual Iranian-American Brooklyn twentysome...

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