Parents' Guide to

The Bisexual

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Frank sex, great characters in mature queer dramedy.

TV Hulu Drama 2018
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Smart and instantly lovable, this fresh series' charm hinges on its sparkling dialogue and characters who are by turns exasperating and adorable, just like real people. Leila, Gabe, and the other characters in The Bisexual do things that characters don't do too often on television. They stammer. They pause in awkward silence over cups of coffee. They lie in bed in their underwear watching bad TV on their laptops. And in between, they go to clubs and they go to work and they meet friends for dinner, and if that doesn't sound eventful, you haven't heard the extraordinarily entertaining conversations and connection they're having in these ordinary places.

Leila gets most of the best lines (naturally, because she writes them for herself). "Mommy and Daddy both love you very much," she assures her employees when she and Sadie explain their romantic partnership is on hold. "Bisexuality is a myth created to sell flavored vodka," she tells Gabe, who feels out of place at a gay bar. Dramas in which funny women crack wise while exploring new facets of their sexuality are a decided rarity -- but this clever, sexy series presents a potent argument for more, more, more.

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