Director: Desiree Akhavan Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2014
Starring: Anh Duong, Desiree Akhavan, Halley Feiffer, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit
Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR is Akhavan’s debut feature and premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
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.