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‘The Bisexual’ First Trailer: Desiree Akhavan Returns to Comedy With Her First TV Show

The Sundance darling and director of "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" makes her television debut on Channel 4.

The Bisexual Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan

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Channel 4 has released the first trailer for “The Bisexual,” the television debut for American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan. Akhavan’s second feature, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury prize in 2018, securing her place as a rising star on the Americn indie film scene. But it was her first feature, 2014’s “Appropriate Behavior,” which first introduced her unique comedic voice as a filmmaker, writer, and actor. For fans of “Appropriate Behavior,” “The Bisexual” tells a similar story in episodic form, replete with a location change from Brooklyn to London.

Akhavan plays Leila, a New York transplant adjusting to life in London while also navigating her complex sexuality. Her attempts to understand her sexuality are hindered by skeptics and friends — but mostly by her own neuroses.

After striking out securing development in Los Angeles, Akhavan moved to London, where she was surprised to find herself wholly embraced by the industry. “I pitched the exact same show in the UK, and had my choice of where I wanted to make it,” Akhavan told IndieWire last year.

The U.K.’s Channel 4 and Hulu teamed up to produce the project, so it will air on both sides of the pond. “The Bisexual” premieres on Channel 4 on October 10. A Hulu release date has not yet been announced.

Check out the first trailer below.

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