Leila is a New York transplant adjusting to life in London while also navigating her complex sexuality. Her attempts to understand her sexuality are hindered by skeptics and friends — but mostly by her own neuroses.
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Akhavan's seeming narcissism allows for an unveiling of character that is really potent. Does more with the tight spaces of talky television than most shows. Some gays may think Akhavan too readily embraces the role of the martyr - attacked both by the homophobia of cishet men and the supposed rigidity of out and proud lesbians - but what is a queer story without admiring the resplendence of one's own tragic status?