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Bi the Way (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 March 2008 (USA)
'Bi the Way' investigates the recent rise in the "whatever" phenomenon. Featuring interviews this documentary explores the changing sexual landscape of America in a bizarre and hilarious ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Austin Head Austin Head ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Michael Bailey J. Michael Bailey ... Himself - Interviewee
Jennifer Bamgardner Jennifer Bamgardner ... Interviewee
David Barasch David Barasch ... Interviewee
Jonathan Caouette ... Interviewee
Josh Caouette Josh Caouette ... Himself
Paula Caplan Paula Caplan ... Interviewee
David Chapman David Chapman ... Himself
Meridith Chibers Meridith Chibers ... Interviewee
Lisa Diamond Lisa Diamond ... Interviewee
Ani Difranco Ani Difranco ... Herself - Interviewee
Helen Fisher Helen Fisher ... Interviewee
Michael Fosberg Michael Fosberg ... Himself - Interviewee
George Fusco George Fusco ... Interviewee
Amit Guswami Amit Guswami ... Interviewee
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'Bi the Way' investigates the recent rise in the "whatever" phenomenon. Featuring interviews this documentary explores the changing sexual landscape of America in a bizarre and hilarious road trip that takes us from a swinging cage fighter in LA to an 11-year-old in Texas to a cheerleader-turned-runaway in Memphis. Following the personal stories of five young people, the film also grabs hold of the country's pulse on the topic. Written by Anonymous

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A documentary on bisexuality in America

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tous paei to 'bi' See more »

Filming Locations:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA See more »

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Asking Important questions about Sexual Identity
14 March 2008 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Bi the Way had its World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The film is an enjoyable and entertaining documentary about the changing nature of sexuality and sexual identity in America today and how the next generation is redefining its sexual mores. The directors travel across the country talking mostly to young people about their new definitions of sexual identity. It is an eye-opening film, because it really begins to break down our normative dichotomous definitions of heterosexuality and homosexuality. It is a fun film to watch with good cinematography, good music, and entertaining characters. The film is, however, a little long and could probably be edited down by 10 or 15 minutes since it gets a little repetitive at times.

Although the film does include some interviews with scientists and scholars, it doesn't really include much in the way of data about bisexuality and the scientific discussion is limited and pretty ambiguous. It does do a good job of asking a lot of intriguing - and often unasked - questions about sexual identification and presenting a variety of views on these topics.

The interviews lean rather heavily on young people who are either bisexual or experimenting with variations of bisexuality with little attention paid to those with more typical sexual identifications. The focus on a 10-year-old boy with a gay father who is trying to figure out his sexual identity is particularly interesting. It is hard to tell if his issues are typical of kids his age or not. The voices presented aren't really a representative sample of American society. The film makers suggest that they have captured a revolutionary change in the way that Americans identify sexually. That remains to be seen. They may have captured a change in a limited segment of the American youth culture rather than a generational change.

Clearly, many Americans are more willing to talk more freely about sexuality and are less repressed in their sexual interactions and discussions of them. This is both a positive and a negative phenomenon. Bi the Way is a good film for encouraging Americans to debate and question our staid definitions of sexual identity. It raises far more questions than it actually answers. There are sequences that are very graphic and the directors might want to consider putting out a PG-13 version that young people could watch more comfortably with their parents. The graphic visual material isn't really necessary to make the points that they are making.

Unfortunately, while it deserves wider distribution, it is the type of film and subject matter that rarely gets seen by people other than those that already substantially agree or are highly sympathetic to its message. Over time, however, I suspect its ideas will become more widely discussed and more mainstream in the broader society.


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