Appropriate Behavior (2015): Desiree Akhavan’s Feature Directing Debut, Tale of Bisexual Persian-American (LGBTQ–Bisexual)

Writer Desiree Akhavan makes a feature directorial debut with the British-produced comedy, Appropriate Behavior, which world premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Fest.

Akhavan stars as Shirin, a bisexual Persian-American woman in Brooklyn, New York, struggling to rebuild her life after breaking up with her girlfriend Maxine (Rebecca Henderson).

The film’s cast also includes Scott Adsit, Halley Feiffer, Anh Duong, Hooman Majd, Arian Moayed and Aimee Mullins.

The film was theatrically released a year later in the US.


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