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Channel 4’s The Bisexual to arrive this Autumn

Channel 4’s long-trailed series The Bisexual is set to air as part of their Autumn schedule. Desiree Akhavan – best known for the film Appropriate Behaviour – co-writes, directs and stars in this new comedy drama which promises a raw, funny and unapologetic take on the “last taboo” – bisexuality – and the prejudices, shame and comic misconceptions that surround […]

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Bi Dating in Barcelona on E!TV

Photo: Magnus Hastings

E! Entertainment TV have announced a ten-part reality dating series entitled The Bi Life, coming UK and Ireland viewers this autumn. It promises the “first UK broadcast series to focus exclusively on bisexual dating” which will see a group of bisexual+ or questioning British singletons sent on an adventure to find love abroad. Fronted by Celebrity Big Brother 2018 winner, […]

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Still Unseen On Screen in 2017

A University of Southern California report looking at minority representation in films shows bisexuals are still squeezed out – even compared to gay and lesbian characters. An analysis looking at films over the last decade takes each year in turn and so tracks the slender representation we have in mainstream film. Among 17,820 speaking roles examined the representation of bis […]

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BiMediaWatch summertime special 2018

Summertime Sexy Since Katy Perry kissed a girl and liked it there has been a regular summer press release spot in the BCN in-tray. This year it has been Rita Ora’s turn, for once provoking a big backlash as Hayley Kiyoko (lesbian singer best known for Girls Like Girls Like Boys Do) attacked Rita’s song Girls for playing up to […]

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BiMediaWatch: June 2018

Forty Years On Hugh Grant gave a convincing performance as Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC’s story of the rise and fall of the MP and his battle to avoid being outed by former boyfriend in the 1970s, A Very English Scandal. Thorpe had relationships with both men and women – but at a time of much wider social homophobia and […]

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BBC dramatises Thorpe saga

A Very English Scandal - still c BBC and Blueprint Television Ltd

The story of Jeremy Thorpe, a bisexual man who became leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976, will be told in a three-part BBC drama later this month. Thorpe had relationships with both men and women – but at a time of much wider social homophobia and biphobia, and with his early experiences of sex with men coming […]

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No More Upon A Time

TV show Once Upon A Time is coming to an end after seven seasons. There are a dozen episodes left for viewers, with Netflix normally adding them for the UK audience a few days after they are broadcast in the US. The show has been thin on queer characters. While bisexual Mulan’s kiss drew our attention a couple of years […]

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