Appropriate Behavior (2015)

Director
Desiree Akhavan

Main cast
Desiree Akhavan; Rebecca Henderson; Halley Feiffer; Scott Adsit; Anh Duong

Genres
Romance, Comedy, Drama

Description
For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine , can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.


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