Films Featuring Bisexual Characters You Can Watch Now


A shortlist of films and TV series featuring bisexual characters in honor of Bisexual Awareness Week!

By Madelyn Van Trieste

September, 23, 2023

A three panel image of three people, a man in a car driving, a man sitting on a bed and a woman showering. A still from Tyler Rugh and Fernando Andrés’s Three Headed Beast, courtesey of the filmmakers.

An extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration that promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community, as well as raises awareness for bisexual rights.

It is a reminder that we ARE here and absolutely queer. This #BiWeek, we uplift media that helps break through the barriers for bi folks and challenge stereotypes that have been placed on us for longer than we can remember. In this blog, we share five films and television shows that tell our side of the story and the feelings that undertake our identity.

Passages (2023)

Outfest Los Angeles Centerpiece Film

Directed by Ira Sachs

This story following a gay couple’s marriage is thrown into crisis when one of them impulsively begins a passionate affair with a young woman, shows the trials and tribulations of coming to terms with your sexuality and how to approach these feelings.

You can watch it in theaters now!

The Bisexual (2018)

Directed by Desiree Akhavan 

After Leila discovers that she is actually bisexual, she breaks off with her long term girlfriend and begins to explore her orientation. This dramedy shows the struggle of coming to terms with oneself, and how the people around us can help, or harm, our growth. 

You can watch it on Hulu or Amazon Prime!

Three Headed Beast (2022)

Outfest Los Angeles Official Selection

Directed by Tyler Rugh and Fernando Andrés

A story about love, lust, and self-discovery as a non-traditional, long-term couple in an open relationship learn how to communicate their desires in Texas.

Currently available on Mubi.

Cicada (2020)

Outfest Los Angeles Official Selection

Directed by Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare

This film follows two actors reliving parts of their own experiences in New York, that walks the line between narrative and documentary.

You can stream it now in YouTube

Bottoms (2023)

Outfest Los Angeles Official Selection

Directed by Emma Seligman

Featuring an array of characters across the spectrum of sexuality, this high school dramedy follows the story of 2 lesbians who create a fight club to try and get laid.

Now in theaters!

Madelyn Van Trieste (they/them) is a photographer, writer, and film producer based in Los Angeles who works as the Marketing Coordinator & Content Producer for Outfest.


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