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Appropriate Behavior: Desiree Akhavan on being Iranian, bisexual and coming out to her parents

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The new film "Appropriate Behavior" is about a young Iranian American woman named Shirin living in New York. One night at a New Year's Eve party, she meets a lesbian named Maxine. The two hit it off and soon enough wind up moving in together. Yes, Shirin is bisexual, but she hasn't told her parents that yet. The whole process of coming to terms with who she is and coming out to her immigrant parents is played out in the movie.

Desiree Akhavan, the film's writer and director, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about how her own real life coming out inspired her character in the film.