There’s been a growing conversation about bisexual erasure in the last year, where even in LGBT entertainment characters tends to be either gay or straight, and even when they are bisexual it’s more paying lip service to the issues of bi people than engaging with them. The web series The Feels is therefore a bit special, placing the life of a bisexual character (who’s described as having ‘way too many feelings’) and his issues at the forefront.
In semi-improvised episodes ‘that blur the line of reality, we see a multi-layered picture of a queer character, with glimpses of love balanced with life as a high school English teacher, as a person struggling with mental health, and as an American at this unique political moment.’
“Every time I hear a story about a bi guy, I feel less alone,” says Tim Manley, star and co-creator of The Feels. “By inviting other performers to co-write their episodes, I’m hoping more perspectives create more places to connect.”
Those co-writers include critically-acclaimed actress Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave, The Big Short), and agender activist and model Tyler Ford (TIME Magazine, Interview Magazine).
The second season is certainly going to give us plenty of entertainment – in bite-sized nuggets – as a new episode is being released every day in June. That means we’ve had six of them so far. You can catch up on Season 1 (and watch new episodes as they’re released), over on The Feels Youtube channel.
Take a look at the first six eps of The Feels: Season 2 below. [Read more…]