Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Bisexual

The Bisexual: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

Leila doesn’t have too much luck in romance, but at least she’s getting out there. She’s not shy about marketing herself as a bisexual just getting out of a ten-year relationship trying not to be an emotional intimacy whore, and anyone who wants to date her is probably best off knowing that going in. Her first partner of the episode wasn’t opposed to the notion of spitting in her mouth, something that she saw in porn, even if he wasn’t able to muster the saliva she really wanted. Admiring the relationship that Gabe’s sister had got her thinking in a different way, and everything was going pretty well in her first same-sex encounter since Sadie until Tania decided to casually tell her that she was self-involved. Rarely the one to be offended rather than to offend, she still stuck around and cuddled her so that she didn’t feel bad about herself. Leila’s efforts to create a friendlier workplace environment were also not too successful, with her being chewed out along with Sadie and then being angrily scoffed at by Sadie for attempting to implement the mutual respect agreement. I like that she didn’t let Gabe get away with saying that because she is bisexual she doesn’t have to settle down, and that the two of them have really established a dynamic where they can be open and honest with each other, sometimes brutally and unkindly. Sadie’s pregnancy efforts make for an interesting subplot, even though we haven’t seen much of it just yet.

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