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 an outsider in a strange city as well as the sexual politics encountered when you are neither straight nor gay. She’s honest, authentic and brilliantly funny in her delivery.”

No transmission date is currently available.

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Libby Baxter-Williams

Libby is a 30-something Londoner, who spends more time reading picture books than is seemly. She became a bi activist entirely by accident, but now she can't imagine living any other way. In the event of an emergency, she'll have a large gin and tonic, thanks.

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