Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bi The Way comes to London

Bi The Way, a US documentary looking at attitudes to bisexuality in America, is finally coming to the UK. It will be at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on March 30th and April 3rd. Online booking opens next Monday March 3rd, unless you are a BFI member when you can book by post now.

Now, no doubt this discussion will be very old news to people reading this who live in the US, where it has been blogged about ad nauseam – so what are your thoughts? Have you seen this film?

Because, although there is very little in the way of bi films out there (the first-ever bi doco at the LLGF as far as I can remember), this one doesn’t sound particularly entrancing.

Of course, any film/book/TV programme that is meant to represent an almost entirely unrepresented (in the sense of analysis, rather than 'phwoar') group can’t possibly win completely. But my hackles do rise when I read: "is bisexuality having a media fad or is the 'whatever' generation having its own sexual revolution"?

But, more than anything, it was the comprehensive shredding on it by the thoughtful blog Bi-Furious that makes me wary.

Anyway, ticket provision willing, I’ll be seeing it and reporting back.

6 comments:

Ian said...

Do you have a link to her review? I went back a couple of pages, but couldn't find it.

Sue George said...

It's their very first entry in July 2008:

http://is.gd/mofz

Sue George said...

Anyone wanting to see this should get their skates on and book now:

It plays twice - on April 3rd (fully booked) and 30th March (just a few tickets left).

Petra said...

Hi Sue, I'm trying to promote my blog a bit more and I wondered if you'd be interested in a link exchange? You're already in my list of bi blogs, and I've enjoyed this for a while. :D

Sue George said...

Hi Petra,
I really do need to prune and update my blog links - many of them listed are totally dead!
When I've done so, I'll put yours in, promise.

M said...

I like your Blogg