Appropriate Behavior centres on the romantic confusion of Shirin, a headstrong young Iranian-American woman adrift in the urban hip scene. Queer Projections presents the film on Friday June 24, 7:30pm at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse as part of Sunshine Coast Pride events.Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior is Akhavan’s debut feature which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Appropriate Behaviour has an indulgent, slightly precious autobiographical feel – but it is funny, risky and in exhilaratingly bad taste. — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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.
USA | 2014 | 86min | Written, directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan
RATED 14A ( what do the ratings mean? )