Desiree Akhavan talks about filmmaking and bisexuality

Desiree Akhavan describes auditions for Inappropriate behavior:

A lot of people came in and did something on par with blackface—I call it “gayface”: when straight actresses walk in with, like, a backward baseball cap and baggy jeans and do their impression of a lesbian, as though a lesbian would not be a real human being. So, that happened a couple of times, and I remember thinking, This is both hilarious and really telling of how most people approach films with gay protagonists.

We Talked to Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan About Putting More Bisexual Women on Our Screens | VICE | United States

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