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Channel 4 Commissions Bisexual Comedy

Channel 4 has commissioned a new comedy – and the subject is bisexuality.

The Bisexual, written by Desiree Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele (Appropriate Behaviour), will centre around New Yorker Leila, who finds herself newly single and living with ‘stranger off the internet’ Gabe, who was only ever lived with his mum.

The Bisexual will follow the pair as they navigate the dating scene.

Calling the bisexuality ‘the last taboo’, the show purports to provide a “shamelessly raw and questioning look at how people are exposed through their sex and relationships and the new rules, pitfalls and prejudices around that”.

Deputy Head of Comedy at Channel 4 Nerys Evans said in a press release: “We are thrilled to be working with Desiree on her series The Bisexual. She has such a brilliantly unique viewpoint on finding love in your 30s. We love her candid observations, both on being… Continue reading

“Body Positivity or Heteronormative Trash?” Biscuit Reviews Dating Show “Naked Attraction”

NINTCHDBPICT000259628882“Lets watch the naked dating show!” I’m two glasses of wine in by now so I’m sure I’ve misheard, but no. There is a television show of the classic one person picking a date from a room full of candidates format, only no one’s wearing any clothes while they do it. Its called Naked Attraction and my two glasses of wine think watching it is a great idea, if only because we’re not entirely sure this thing is real.

The show is real and the intro is so frighteningly cisheteronormative, with its cheerful announcement about finding out “what men and women really want”, that I start to feel like an anthropologist observing an alien culture. My friend promises that they have a bisexual candidate later on, but as the write up talks about her wanting to find out if she’s more attracted to men or women I remain dubious. However,… Continue reading