Hasbian (noun): A former lesbian who has “become” bisexual or heterosexual.
An autobiographical comedy about coming out as a lesbian, only to discover that boys are also appealing.
Hasbian uses real teenage diaries, music, and teen-movie actors from the early 00s to tell a story of growing up queer in Brighton (the UK’s Gay Capital) under Section 28 (the 1988 – 2003 law prohibiting the “teaching of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”).
Dripping in equal measures with heartfelt earnestness, sharp irony, and humour that bubbles up in the place between youthful confidence and pubescent self-loathing, Hasbian will fill Millennial audiences with buzzy nostalgia, while exposing queerphobia in the most liberal of cities.
Writer/performer: Beth Watson
Creative producer: Josephine Shipp
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