The Bisexual – C4

Maxine Peake stars in a wry new comedy about love in London

Maxine Peake and Desiree Akhavan star in a new six-part comedy drama which takes a warm, witty 
and candid look at a woman discovering her bisexuality.

Desiree, who also directs (and made the recent film The Miseducation of Cameron Post), plays New Yorker Leila who feels the need to take a break from her girlfriend of 
10 years, Sadie, played by Maxine.


Brian Gleeson as Gabe and Desiree Akhavan as Leila

Leila moves out of their flat and rents a room in another part of London from novelist Gabe.

Faced with still having to see Sadie every day at their joint tech company, Leila also 
finds herself drawn to men 
for the first time, and rather awkwardly – and very funnily – begins to explore that side 
of her sexuality.

TV Times rating: ****