Oddly enough, a Google news alert for “kate o’neill” brought me to this topic in the bisexual community over at LiveJournal. Turns out no one was talking about me — the “kate” came from “Kate Winslet” and the “o’neill” from “Chris O’Neill” — but in a way, they kind of were, in a strange coincidence.

The discussion was around the list of movies in the Bisexual category at Netflix, and whether the titles constituted a good set, or were just stereotypes. Some commenters had already made the case that they were, for the most part, a good set, which I appreciated… since I’m the one who put the list together.

I left the following comment:

I’m the person who initially put together the list of bisexual movies for Netflix. I was the content manager there in 2000-2001, and I created the Bisexual subgenre within the content database, gradually populating it over time with titles that I (as a bisexual person) recognized as pertaining in some way to bisexuality, because they either feature an openly bi character, have some fluidity of sexuality within the story, are mentioned in Wayne Bryant’s wonderful book “Bisexual Characters in Film,” or seemed relevant in some other way.

I certainly understand if they seem random; I thought it would be preferable to have a broader category than one that missed the breadth of representation of bisexuality, for better or worse.

The internet is such a small world.

Haven’t thought about that in a while

3 thoughts on “Haven’t thought about that in a while

  • February 12, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    What a great way to remember an earlier post somewhere. And a nice reminder that the Internet is less ephemeral than it may seem. 😉

    That’s a great list you made. Paige and I enjoyed Kissing Jessica Stein a few years back but would appreciate a movie that digs a bit deeper than that one did. If nothing else, I think it was a nice movie for those babystepping into new territory.

  • February 13, 2008 at 2:52 am

    The list of bisexual is great and was shared publicly by all bisexual online, espcially for those bisexual at (bimingle.com) as you may see it everywhere . Maybe it is just a common thing and intereting issure for LGBT.

  • February 14, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Very cool. I now have several movies I need to see, thanks to your list.


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