Who doesn’t want to see Megan Fox as a newly possessed cheerleader?

BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY FOCUS FEATURES 

It’s officially Bisexual Awareness Week! As the third letter in the LGBTQIA acronym, often bisexual folk get pushed towards the sidelines. But not this week! If you’re feeling like snuggling up and having a movie marathon to celebrate, you’re in luck. 

Here are eight of our favourite bisexual films to watch this week! 

Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Kicking off our list is the one and only Appropriate Behaviour. Set in New York, the film follows Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) who is a bisexual Persian American struggling to get her life back together after a tough breakup. This comedy is witty, devastatingly accurate in places, and is a perfect watch for this week. Packed full of Shirin’s sexual misadventures, the film explores not only her bisexuality but her Persian identity, struggling to survive the car crash which is her 20s, and heartbreak. 

Shiva Baby (2020)

If you’re obsessed with the new lesbian fight club film Bottoms, you have to watch Shiva Baby. Starring Rachel Sennott, Shiva Baby was also directed by Emma Seligman. The film follows Rachel playing the character of Danielle – a directionless young bisexual Jewish woman. Things go slightly pear-shaped when she attends a shiva with her parents which is also attended by none other than her ex-girlfriend and her sugar daddy. 

Atomic Blonde (2017)

With Charlize Theron starring as bisexual MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton, you already know this film is going to be epic. The film follows Lorraine trying to track down a list of double agents that are being smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In an interview with Variety magazine about her character’s bisexuality, Charlize said: “I just loved. For so many reasons: My frustration of how that community is represented in cinema or lack thereof.”

“And also, it made perfect sense. It just suited her. It just felt there was a way through that relationship and the fact that it was a same-sex relationship to show a woman not having to fall in love, which is one of those female tropes. ‘It’s a woman; she better fall in love — otherwise, she’s a whore!'”

Colette (2018)

If a period drama is a bit more up your street, try watching Colette which stars none other than Keira Knightley. Based on the true story of based upon the life of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the film follows the struggles of women in 20th-century France in securing creative ownership of their work. Let’s just say that Colette has a pretty steamy affair with a certain Mathilde de Morny… 

Gia (1998)

Based on the life of fashion model Gia Carangi, Angelina Jolie plays the titular figure and her ascent into the fashion world. The film doesn’t shy away from showcasing Gia’s bisexuality in all its many forms. Tackling darker themes like drug addiction, this film isn’t necessarily a light-hearted watch but it is certainly a masterpiece of cinema.

Tully (2018)

We cannot get enough of Charlize Theron! This film follows the story of Marlo, who struggles with the responsibilities of having three kids, and develops a unique friendship with Tully, the newly-appointed night nanny. While Marlo’s bisexuality is not a key part of the plot, the fact that we get to see a bisexual character just living her life (without being defined by her sexuality) is epic. 

Anaïs in Love (2021) 

This French comedy film directed by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet is a gorgeous queer film to add to your watchlist. Following a 30-year-old woman Anaïs, who is broke and has a lover she thinks she does not love anymore, the film delves into Anaïs’ infatuation with another man’s wife. This beautiful film will make you feel like you’re still in summer. 

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

This cult classic stars the bisexual icon Megan Fox playing a newly possessed cheerleader in this horror comedy. Queer audiences everywhere have loved it for the steamy tension between Megan’s character and Amanda Seyfried’s as well as its infamous lines such as Jennifer’s declaration that she “goes both ways”. 

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