Desiree Akhavan

Filmmaker, writer
Desiree Akhavan's work unpicks the nuances and humor of identity, sexuality and shame.

Why you should listen

Desiree Akhavan is best known for her films Appropriate Behavior and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Award. More recently she cowrote, directed and starred in the Hulu original series The Bisexual. As a television director, she's worked on a breadth of shows including the Emmy-nominated Hacks and Ramy. Her first book, You're Embarrassing Yourself, will be published by Random House in August.

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