“SAY YES”— Exploring Bisexuality


Exploring Bisexuality

Amos Lassen

When Director Stewart Wade has a new film out, we know that we are getting a piece of work of quality. His characters are well-developed and his plot is relevant and interesting to watch. “Say Yes” explores bisexuality and does so in a way that is fascinating to watch. Lily (Leah McKendrick) is a woman who is dying of cancer and she asks her husband, Beau (Patrick Zeller) and her twin gay brother, Caden (Matt Pascua) to continue as a couple after she is gone. Her husband is straight and if he is to follow what his wife has asked him to do means that he will have to deal with issues that he has not dealt with in the past. We are left to wonder if it is possible for a straight man to fall in love with a gay male.

Zeller and  Pascua play the two men and both are excellent. Stewart Wade wrote and directed the film that also stars  Shari Belafonte, Alexandra Paul, Alberto Manquero and Stefanie Estes.  Because of the nature of the plot, I can’t really say much about it, I can say that we do not often see fluid sexuality being presented in such a sweet and positive way. We realize that when it comes to love, boundaries do not remain rigid. To see this in such an enjoyable way shows that when love is around, things change.

Before I realized it, I was wrapped up in the story and invested in the characters. I simply was not ready for it to end and we certainly can see that there is a place for a sequel. Going a step further, we explore ourselves as we explore the characters and notions about love. Because we never know who we will love and when we will love, it is best to keep our options open. There is a sensitivity here and can bring forth both tears and laughter. In a sense we see that sexuality like emotions can be quite fluid. Since we never know how life will treat us, it’s best to be open to whatever comes our way. I believe that there will be as many opinions about the film as there are those that see it and to me that is a good thing. I love walking away from a book or movie and then think about it for a long time.


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