Channel 4 has unveiled that it has commissioned a new sitcom, ‘The Bisexual’.
According to a statement on the release from Channel 4, the sitcom will be “a painfully hilarious look at the difference of dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both.
“It’s an honest look at the last taboo, bisexuality and what it means to refuse to compromise on what you want.”
The series, written by Desiree Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele, is expected for a 2017 release on Channel 4.
Akhavan will direct the show, as well as starring as lead role Leila, a New Yorker who lives in London.
Akhavan says: “Getting to play in the sandbox with such intelligent collaborators at Sister Pictures and Channel 4 is an absolute dream come true. They’re the perfect partners in crime for a taboo sex comedy. And by that I mean they’re all perverts.”
Channel 4 says: “Offering an outsider’s view of Britain, The Bisexual is brimming with weird and wonky slices of urban life only apparent to those living on a temporary work visa, struggling to keep up with the discrepancy between what the English say versus how they actually feel. Leila is part brave, part reckless, 100% shameless and is embarking on a romantic Choose Your Own Adventure, trudging through the hell of dating – gay and straight.”
The show is produced by Sister Pictures, which also released a statement saying: “New Yorker Leila is feeling lost in London. Recently part of an uber-cool power couple, she’s now split from girlfriend Sadie and is struggling to adjust.
“Moving in with a ‘stranger off the internet’ she soon discovers she’s swapped her luxe old life (think: high quality condiments, plus a girlfriend who sorted all of the Life Admin) for a house-share with Gabe, a British guy who’s only ever other female ‘flat-mate’ was his mum.
Adding: “Gabe doesn’t know any lesbians and Leila’s not got too much experience of hanging out with heterosexuals – their worlds collide in deeply awkward and revealing ways as he becomes her unlikely wingman and helps her to navigate her new life dating men.”
A gay Channel 4 dating show contestant earlier this week went to the unusual length of checking out the penis of six potential dates before going out with them, face to face.