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Fans loved Fleabag’s bisexual reveal

Nick Duffy March 19, 2019
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Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) was revealed to be bisexual

Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) was revealed to be bisexual

Fans have praised comedy series Fleabag, after casually revealing the main character is bisexual.

The BBC Three comedy series featured the storyline in the episode that aired Monday (March 18).

A scene featured saw the nameless protagonist Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) in a bar with businesswoman Belinda (Kristin Scott Thomas).

When Belinda asks Fleabag if she is a lesbian, she responds: “Not strictly.”

Belinda (Kristin Scott Thomas) kisses Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)
Belinda (Kristin Scott Thomas) kisses Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). 

After an emotional conversation about getting older the pair kiss, though Belinda eventually rejects her, adding: “I wish you were my type.”

The scene was taken by fans as confirmation that Fleabag, who is also lusting after Andrew Scott’s priest character, is bisexual.

Fans praise Fleabag bisexual representation

On Twitter, a fan joked: “that one scene in fleabag episode three with kristen scott thomas in the bar is everything my bisexual ass needed.”

Fleabag was praised for bisexual representation
The bisexual scene went down well with fans

Another fan added: “Fleabag has introduced a bisexual story line and I’m in TEARS. Overjoyed at some bi representation.”

Fleabag was praised for bisexual representation
Fans were overjoyed at the bi representation.

One user wrote: “The new episode of fleabag is so good and she’s now confirmed bi could life get any better.”

Fleabag was praised for bisexual representation
The TV show was praised for bisexual representation.

Fleabag was adapted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman-show of the same name, in which the character was confirmed to be bisexual, but it’s the first time her sexuality has made the TV series.

The show is currently in its second season.

Fleabag star Andrew Scott: Being gay doesn’t stop me playing opposite women

Gay actor Andrew Scott previously opened up about the show’s romance.

He told Huffington Post: “It’s not remotely difficult for me to have chemistry with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and that goes for a lot of women I’ve played opposite.

“It’s ludicrous and almost insulting to say otherwise. The most important thing is that you have a real chemistry with the person you’re playing opposite.”

He added: “There hasn’t been a particularly level playing field with regards to who gets to play what. I can only speak for myself, but I think it’s very important that all of us are able to imagine acting is about being empathetic: what is it like to be in someone else’s shoes?

“So, I think it’s dangerous territory to go down sometimes to think that we’re only allowed to play our own – not just our own sexuality, but our own nationality or identity – that we’re only allowed to… represent things that are within our experience.”

Related topics: BBC, bi, bisexual, Fleabag, Television

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