Synopsis by Mark Deming
Woody Allen once quipped, "the good thing about being bisexual is that it doubles your chance of a date on a Saturday night." Is our society catching up to Allen's joke? Is bisexuality becoming fashionable as sexually adventurous characters have become common in movies, novels and television? Are most people attracted to both genders under the right circumstances? Or is America's new obsession with bisexuality a fad that's more about talk than action? Filmmakers Brittany Blockman and Josephine Decker look into our fascination with sexual shape shifting in the documentary Bi The Way, which features interviews with scientists, sociologists and doctors who talk about the physical and psychological underpinnings behind bisexuality. The film also features columnists Michael Musto and Dan Savage who discuss the modern cultural status of being bi, and a number of ordinary folks who share their own views on sexual and romantic attraction. Bi The Way was screened in competition at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival.