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The Wrong Lessons

The Wrong Lessons

BY GARY M. KRAMER | The gaining of self-knowledge is at the heart of “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” bisexual filmmaker Desiree Akhavan’s (“Appropriate Behavior”) bittersweet adaptation of Emily M. Danforth’s novel about a teen forging her independence and finding her identity in the face of repression. The film opens with a pastor (Steven Hauck) warning […]

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In celebration of its sixth anniversary, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, which served more than 5,000 LGBTQ residents of the borough last year, held its Community Leadership Awards & Gala on April 23. The DUMBO Loft event honored Desiree Akhavan, an Iranian-American filmmaker whose recent feature debut, “Appropriate Behavior,” tells the story […]

Yep. Another Bisexual Persian in Brooklyn Story

Yep. Another Bisexual Persian in Brooklyn Story

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Openly bisexual writer and director Desiree Akhavan has crafted a laugh out loud deadpan comedy with her fabulous feature debut, “Appropriate Behavior.” Brooklynite Shirin (Akhavan), who is not out to her Persian immigrant parents, has just broken up with her girlfriend Maxine (Rebecca Henderson). Underemployed, she takes a job teaching […]