The Lead Character In Fleabag Has Revealed She's Bisexual

In the latest episode of the hit TV series, the title character's sexuality was subtly confirmed with an on-screen kiss that has delighted viewers.

The Lead Character In Fleabag Has Revealed She's Bisexual
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Fans are praising last night’s episode of ‘Fleabag’ which saw the title character reveal that she is bisexual.

During episode three, Fleabag (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) meets businesswoman Belinda who is played by Kristen Scott Thomas.

The pair were having a drink and Belinda asks Fleabag if she’s a lesbian. Fleabag responds saying, “not strictly.” Fleabag then kisses Belinda who rejects her because she is not Belinda’s “type”.

Fans of the show have commended to this exploration of the lead character’s sexuality with many taking the scene as confirmation that Fleabag, who is also attracted to a priest played by Andrew Scott, is bisexual.

Many have shown their appreciation of this representation of bisexuality which is relatively uncharted on primetime television.

One fan said, “That five-minute scene between PWB and Kristin Scott Thomas in tonight’s #Fleabag deserves to melt the internet. Just brilliant.”

Another fan said they were “in tears” to see “some bi representation”.

Fleabag has been adapted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman-show in which the character was confirmed to be bisexual.

This kiss between Fleabag and Belinda is the first nod to her bisexuality in the television series.

The show is currently in its second season and is much loved by fans for its strong characters.

The priest is played by Andrew Scott who has said that being gay doesn’t stop him playing opposite women.


The Lead Character In Fleabag Has Revealed She's Bisexual
Andrew Scott stars in season 2 of ‘Fleabag’

He told Huffington Post: “It’s not remotely difficult for me to have chemistry with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and that goes for a lot of women I’ve played opposite.

“It’s ludicrous and almost insulting to say otherwise. The most important thing is that you have a real chemistry with the person you’re playing opposite.”

He added: “There hasn’t been a particularly level playing field with regards to who gets to play what. I can only speak for myself, but I think it’s very important that all of us are able to imagine acting is about being empathetic: what is it like to be in someone else’s shoes?

“So, I think it’s dangerous territory to go down sometimes to think that we’re only allowed to play our own – not just our own sexuality, but our own nationality or identity – that we’re only allowed to… represent things that are within our experience.”

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