List of media portrayals of bisexuality

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The portrayal of bisexuality in the media reflects societal attitudes towards bisexuality. List includes portrayals of bisexual identification as well as non-identified bisexual behavior.



Title Author Release date Bisexual characters Notes
Advise and Consent Allen Drury 1959, July 11 Brigham Anderson Anderson, a married senator, has a homosexual affair.
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis 1991 Paul Denton, Sean Bateman
Ancient Evenings Norman Mailer 1983
Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl Anonymous (Belle de Jour) 2006 Belle (Anonymous) Published blog[1]
Bi Guys: Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and Their Admirers Ron Suresha 2006
Blonde Joyce Carol Oates 2000 Cass, Eddie Cass and Eddie are manipulative. Marlon Brando also appears, but his bisexuality is not made apparent.
Boyfriends with Girlfriends Alex Sánchez 2011 Sergio, Allie Sergio identifies as bisexual. Allie has a boyfriend and falls in love with Kimiko.
Breakfast on Pluto Patrick McCabe 1998 Pussy
Bye-Bye[2] Jane Ransom 1997 Rosie
The Circle Opens series Tamora Pierce 2001-2013 Rosethorn Rosethorn is established in a long-term, committed relationship with a woman, Lark, but it is later revealed to be an open relationship, and Rosethorn is casually involved with men.
The City and the Pillar Gore Vidal 1948 Bisexuality is portrayed as the most "natural" human state.
Claudine novels Colette, under the name of her husband, Willy 1900, 1901, 1903
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 2004 Robert Frobisher
The Color Purple Alice Walker 1982 Celie Johnson, Shug Avery
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen 2001, September
Cry to Heaven Anne Rice 1982
The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
Drawing Blood Poppy Z. Brite 1993 Zack Zack is portrayed as promiscuous, but able to commit.
Dusty Answer Rosamond Lehmann 1927 Judith Judith is attracted to both men and women, and interacts with fairly openly gay and lesbian characters during her years at Cambridge.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Tom Robbins 1976 Sissy Hankshaw
The Fall of the Kings[3] Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman 2002 Theron
Fanny Hill John Cleland 1748 Fanny Hill
Fetish Girl John Glassco 1972 Ursula, Adrian Initially published under the pseudonym "Sylvia Bayer"[4][5]
The Fifth Sacred Thing Starhawk 1993
The Fox D. H. Lawrence 1923
From The New World Yusuke Kishi 2008 Homosexual relationships are encouraged in adolescents as a method of releasing stress without disrupting societal population controls.
The Front Runner Patricia Nell Warren 1974 Harlan Brown, Vince Matti Harlan is portrayed as homosexual, but he was formerly married to a woman; Vince identifies as gay, but still sleeps with women.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson 2005 Lisbeth Salander
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson 2006 Lisbeth Salander, Greger Beckman Salander is portrayed as having an on-and-off relationship with both Mikael Blomkvist and Miriam Wu.[6] Beckman is described by his wife as having a "strong bisexual inclination".
Goldfinger Ian Fleming 1959 Pussy Galore Portrayed as a lesbian until she falls in love with James Bond.
Giovanni's Room James Baldwin 1956 David Portrayed as vacillating, weak, and neurotic; Giovanni is portrayed as a conflicted character and a killer.
Glamorama Bret Easton Ellis 1998 Victor Ward While outwardly homophobic refers to his past identification as bi and is easily seduced by Bobby Hughes. Sean Bateman from Rules also reappears.
How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater Marc Acito 2004
The Hunger Whitley Strieber 1981 Miriam Blaylock, Sarah Roberts Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood Poppy Z. Brite 1993
The Informers Bret Easton Ellis 1994 Bruce, Graham, Martin, Bryan Metro, Danny, Biff, various others. Various characters are casually bisexual, one of many shared features which serves to make these Los Angeleans almost entirely indistinct from one another.
Just As I Am: A Novel E. Lynn Harris 1995
Kushiel's Legacy Jacqueline Carey 2001-2008 Phèdre nó Delaunay, Anafiel Delaunay, Alcuin nó Delaunay, Melisande Shahrizai, others The society of Terre D'Ange (an alternate version of France) is a sexually progressive one, with bisexuality readily accepted and often encouraged.
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
The Last of the Wine Mary Renault 1956
Less Than Zero Bret Easton Ellis 1985 Clay
Little Children[7] Tom Perrotta 2004 Sarah
The Lost Language of Cranes David Leavitt 1986
Lost Souls Poppy Z. Brite 1992 Zillah, Nothing Zillah is portrayed as sexually driven; Nothing is portrayed as young, lonely, and loving.
Lunar Park Bret Easton Ellis 2005 Fictional Bret Easton Ellis, Mitchell Allen Semi-autobiographical author depiction. The fictional Bret also relays that most of the boys at Camden College experimented with bisexuality.
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon Tom Spanbauer 1991
The Metaphysical Touch Sylvia Brownrigg 1999
The Mortal Instruments Cassandra Clare 2007 Magnus Bane
Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf 1925 Clarissa Dalloway, Septimus Warren Smith
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Michael Chabon 1988, April
The Neanderthal Parallax Robert J. Sawyer 2002, 2003 All Neanderthals Neanderthals are all bisexual in the parallel universe.
Odd John Olaf Stapledon 1935 John Wainwright
Orlando: A Biography[8] Virginia Woolf 1928
The Passion Jeanette Winterson 1987
The Persian Boy[2] Mary Renault 1972 Alexander
The Privilege of the Sword[3] Ellen Kushner 2006 Katherine
The Raven Cycle Maggie Stiefvater 2012-2016 Adam Parrish
The Romance of Lust anonymous 1873–1876 Charlie Roberts, the narrator; most other characters Steven Marcus comments "all men … are always and infinitely potent; all women fecundate with lust and flow inexhaustibly with sap or juice or both. Everyone is always ready for everything".[9]
The Rules of Attraction[2] Bret Easton Ellis 1987 Paul, Sean, Victor Lauren Hynde has relationships with three bisexual men: the flamboyant Paul Denton, the unstable Sean Bateman and the vacuous Victor Johnson. Clay from Less Than Zero also appears.
A Safe Girl to Love Casey Plett 2014 Carla, and others Various characters portrayed as sexually fluid.
Son of a Witch Gregory Maguire 2005 Liir
Story of O Pauline Réage 1954 O
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961 Valentine Michael Smith Smith is raised on Mars, a planet without gender.
Swordspoint[3] Ellen Kushner 1987 Michael Godwin, Richard St Vier
Taltos Anne Rice 1994 The Taltos, Ashlar, Michael Curry, Yuri Stefano, Mona Mayfair The Taltos are bisexual, biromantic (although they usually do not engage in specific romantic relationships) and non-monogamous. Homosexual encounters are the norm. Michael, Rowan and Ashlar claim to love each other, although the attraction between Ashlar and Michael might not be sexual. Samual claims that Yuri is falling in love with Ashlar; Yuri is described as being erotically attracted to Aaron, Ashlar and Mona. Mona claims to be interested in sleeping with a girl or a woman, and is previously described as having sex with men.
Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein 1973, June Bisexuality is portrayed as the norm.
The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice 1976-2003 Lestat, Armand, Daniel, Marius, Nicolas
The Vesuvius Club/The Devil in Amber Mark Gatiss 2004/2006 Lucifer Box
While England Sleeps David Leavitt 1998
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire 1995
Women in Love D. H. Lawrence 1920
Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy 1976 Luciente, Jackrabbit, others In the Utopian future of Mattapoisett, people freely pick partners based on interpersonal compatibility above all other factors.
Young in One Another's Arms Jane Rule 1977


Title Author Release date Bisexual characters Notes
Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence Rebecca Walker 2007
Bi Men : Coming Out Every Which Way Ron Suresha and Pete Chvany 2006
Biː Notes for a Bisexual Revolution Shiri Eisner 2013
The Bisexual Option Fritz Klein 1978
Excluded: Making Feminism and Queer Movements More Inclusive Julia Serano 2013 The author's bisexuality is frequently discussed to illustrate problematic exclusivity in feminist and queer movements.
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World[2] Robyn Ochs 2005
The New Joy of Gay Sex Dr. Charles Silverstein 1993
Portrait of a Marriage[2] Nigel Nicolson 1973 Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson Based on the true story of Vita and Harold Nicolson, a bisexual couple.
Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life Marjorie Garber


Comic books[edit]

Title Bisexual characters Notes
Avengers Academy Lightspeed
The Authority Swift, Jenny Sparks Prominent gay superheroes Apollo and Midnighter also feature.
Batman Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy
Captain Marvel Marlo Chandler, Moondragon
Catwoman[10] Selina Kyle Confirmed as bisexual by writer Genevieve Valentine, in a relationship with Eiko Hasigawa – the third woman to don the mask of Catwoman – who also appears to be queer (unconfirmed). The second Catwoman, Holly Robinson, was a lesbian.
Doom Patrol Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Gen¹³ Sarah Rainmaker Different writers portray her either as a lesbian or bisexual
Hellblazer John Constantine Sexuality portrayed as trivial aspect of character.
How Loathsome Catherine
Justice League Icemaiden
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Jekyll/Hyde Hyde mentions that his weaker alter-ego began developing his personality-altering serum to expunge all "darker" impulses, including his attractions to men.
Legion of Super-Heroes Element Lad Element Lad's relationship with Shvaughn Erin transcends gender.
Lost Girls Alice, Wendy Darling, Dorothy Gale, most minor characters Sexuality portrayed as fluid
Love and Rockets Maggie Chascarillo, Hopey Glass etc. Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Madame Xanadu Madame Xanadu/Nimue An immortal, has had many relationships with both men and women over the centuries, including a doomed affair with a Spanish woman during the Spanish Inquisition
Marvel 1602 Werner
Outsiders Grace Choi Long list of sexual conquests. Claims to have relationships with women, but only 'sleep with' men.
Painkiller Jane Jane
Secret Six Knockout, Catman Violent supervillains; Catman's sexuality only confirmed extra-texually by writer Gail Simone.
Spider-Man Electro, Black Cat Electro is a violent supervillain
Black Cat is a one-time love interest of Spider-Man.
Starman Mikaal Tomas Mikaal belongs to an alien race where sexuality is indiscriminate.
Strangers in Paradise Katchoo, Francine, Casey Katchoo depicted as "mostly gay", Francine as "mostly straight". Katchoo becomes pregnant by a beloved male friend who is terminally ill; Francine marries, and later divorces, a man before finally committing to Katchoo.
Supergirl Blithe Sexuality portrayed as fluid but socially problematic.
Thunderbolts Andreas von Strucker, Skein Violent supervillains
Outed during separate runs.
Voodoo Voodoo
X-Factor Jamie Madrox, Rictor, Shatterstar Jamie's duplications occasionally exhibit alternative sexual desires.
Rictor kept his sexual orientation somewhat vague until he was reunited with Shatterstar, who greeted him with a passionate kiss.
X-Men Mystique, Destiny, Daken, Psylocke As originally intended by Chris Claremont, Mystique and Destiny were a committed couple.
Violent supervillains.
X-Statix / X-Force Doop Doop is a sentient, nonhumanoid Cold War lab experiment.
Y: The Last Man Agent 355 Displays attraction to both men and women; many straight-identified characters engage in same-sex relations, as all men on Earth but one have died
Young Avengers vol. 2[11] Prodigy (David Alleyne), Kid Loki Prodigy expressly identifies as bi; Loki accepts it as a label though Asgardian culture does not attach identity to sexual behavior. Sexuality is portrayed as fluid, with other characters, both straight- and gay-identified, admitting to a variety of sexual experiences


Title Bisexual characters Notes
Homestuck[12] various fluid sexuality
Ménage à 3[13] various fluid sexuality


Title Release year Bisexual characters Notes
2by4 1998 Johnny Maher
9 Songs 2004 Lisa
54 1998 Shane O'Shea, possibly Greg Randazzo In the Director's Cut of the film, Shane has sexual encounters with women and men. He has feelings for both Anita and Greg, the latter whom he kisses and is rejected by. The film ends with Shane walking off with Greg and Anita underneath Anita's big fur coat.
Alexander 2004 Alexander the Great Bisexuality presented as a social norm.
All Over Me 1997 Ellen
Alle tijd 2011 Arthur Dutch movie. Arthur is portrayed to be confused and explicitly denies that he is gay. Starts a committed relationship with Maarten after having had experience with women (possibly also men).
Anatomy of Hell 2004 "The Man" Sexuality is fluid and symbolic
Angels of Sex 2012 Bruno, Rai Bruno falls in love with Rai while dating Carla
Appropriate Behavior 2014 Shirin Written and Directed by bisexual Desiree Akhavan
Art School Confidential 2006 Audrey
Auto Focus 2002 John Carpenter
Basic Instinct 1992 Catherine Tramell
Bedrooms and Hallways 1998
Bi the Way 2008 Various Documentary on bisexuality in the US.
Les Biches 1968
Borstal Boy 2000 Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic.
Boy Meets Girl 2014 Ricky, Francesca Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic.
Brokeback Mountain 2005 Ennis Del Mar, Jack Twist Sexuality of both characters portrayed as fluid. The film displays a love relationship between same-sex male partners in the American West who are simultaneously struggling with their opposite gender relationships.
Butley 1974 Ben Butley Butley portrayed as an uncommitted, emotional failure.
Cabaret 1972 Brian Roberts, Maximillaim von Heune
Chasing Amy 1997 Alyssa Jones Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic.
Crash 1996 James Ballard, Helen Remington, Vaughan
Cloud Atlas 2012 Robert Frobisher
The Color Purple 1985 Celie Johnson, Shug Avery Bisexuality portrayed as a simple fact with no value judgments.
Confusion of Genders 2000 Alain Bauman
C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 Zachary Beaulieu Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Dark Blue Almost Black 2007 Israel
Death in Venice 1971 Gustav von Aschenbach Aschenbach is portrayed as a homosexual cripple and failure.
De-Lovely 2004 Cole Porter Sexuality portrayed as fluid
The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2009 Daniel
Dodgeball 2004 Kate Veatch While some male characters try to date her, others believe that she is a lesbian. Turns out to be bisexual, and gets together with main male character.
The Dying Gaul 2005 Jeffrey Tishop
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds 2006 Troy The prevalent attitude that one has to choose between gay and straight is portrayed as the cause of confusion for bisexuals. Self-acceptance itself is praised, and denial of queerness is mocked.
El sexo de los ángeles 2012 Bruno, Rai
Face to Face 1976 Bisexuality is portrayed as a symbol.
Femme Fatale 2002 Laurie Ash
The Fox 1967 Ellen March
French Twist 1995 Loli Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Frida 2002 Frida Kahlo Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Cazuza – O Tempo Não Pára 2004 Cazuza
Gia 1998 Gia Marie Carangi
The Girl 2000 The Girl
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Lisbeth Salander
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 Lisbeth Salander
Glue 2006 Lucas, Nacho
Go Fish 1994 Daria Daria has sex with a man and on her way home is challenged by a "jury," who question whether a woman who has sex with a man can call herself a lesbian. She contrasts how a gay man who has sex with a woman is characterized as being "bored, drunk [or] lonely" but if a lesbian has sex with a man "her whole life choice becomes suspect."
Goldfinger 1964 Pussy Galore See notes under her character in literature.
Goldfish Memory 2003 Various Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Grande École 2004 Paul, Mécir Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Grindhouse 2007 Dr. Dakota Block
Henry & June 1990 Anaïs Nin, June Miller Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Horsey 1997 Delilah Miller
High Art 1998 Syd
The History Boys 2006 Stuart Dakis Portrayed as aware and unconfused, in opposition to his homosexual contemporaries.
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 Dr. Julia Harris A problematic portrayal of bisexuality. Dr. Harris is obsessed with sex and is very predatorial.
The Hunger 1983 Miriam Blaylock, Sarah Roberts Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Jennifer's Body 2009 Jennifer Check, Needy Lesnicki Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic.
I Dreamt Under the Water 2008 Antonin
Imagine Me & You 2005 Rachel Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
In extremis 2000 Thomas, Vincent Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
In the Realm of the Senses 1976
Itty Bitty Titty Committee 2007 Shulie Thought to be straight, revealed as more fluid.
Kinsey 2004 Alfred Kinsey Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 Jessica Stein, Helen Cooper Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Les temps qui changent 2004 Sami
The Libertine 2005 John Wilmot
Liquid Sky 1982 Margaret
Love Songs 2007 Ismaël Bénolie, Julie Pommerraye, Alice Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Loving Annabelle 2006 Cat Pegrum Cat says she's not gay because she "like[s] guys too"
May 2002 May Dove Canady
Midnight Express 1978 Billy Hayes Controversial, film replaces consensual affair between prisoners with a fictionalized rape.
My Own Private Idaho 1991 Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
My Summer of Love 2004 Mona Tasmin seems to be inexperienced; Mona has been with men before.
Manhattan 1979 Jill Went from bisexual to lesbian after being married to Isaac.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 2008 Cleveland Arning, Art Bechstein
Nowhere 1997 Dark Smith, Mel
The Pillow Book 1996 Jerome
Portrait of a Marriage 1990 Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Possession 2002
Puccini for Beginners 2006 Grace, Allegra, Samantha Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
The Raspberry Reich 2004 Various Bisexuality is believed to be a necessary part of the "revolution".
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 Dr. Frank N. Furter, Rocky Horror, Magenta Raff, Brad Majors, Janet Weiss, Columbia, Eddie Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
The Royal Tenenbaums 2002 Margot Tenebaum Had a female lover in Paris.
Rent 2005 Maureen Johnson Maureen fits many negative stereotypes of bisexuality, as she is bad with commitment and has a talent for driving her lovers insane. It's worth noting, however, that her behavior is never attributed to her sexuality in any way, being portrayed as a personal flaw instead.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom 1975
Savage Grace 2007
Savage Nights 1992
The Sex Monster 1999 Laura Barnes
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989
School of Flesh 1998 Quentin
Score 1972 All characters Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
She Hate Me 2004 Fatima Goodrich, several portrayals Sexuality probably portrayed as fluid. Fatima fits many negative stereotypes of bisexuality, including being evil, greedy, cheating, and having no morals. However, many characters in this movie have a similar personality. Ends up in a polyamorous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jack (main character) and lesbian girlfriend Alex. Although the portrays of lesbianism and bisexuality can be offensive, it also shows some debunking of stereotypes, including Jack's reaction to Fatima's infidility (heartbroken and not at all aroused by girl-on-girl action).
Shortbus 2006 Sofia, Justin Bond Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
The Skeleton Twins 2014 Rich Rich has a sexual relationship with Milo while dating a woman.
Skyfall 2012 Raoul Silva, James Bond? Somewhat problematic, invoking the "predatory bisexual" trope, but then subverts it. Silva, the villain, caresses the captive Bond while inquiring, "First time for everything, yes?" Bond responds, "What makes you think this is my first time?". Silva also refers to himself as the lover of the woman Bond seduced to find him.
Sobreviviré (I Will Survive) 1999 Iñaqui
Something for Everyone 1970
Stage Beauty 2004 Ned Kynaston, George Villiers
Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 Bob Elkin Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Swimming 2002 Frankie Wheeler, Josee
Relax...It's Just Sex 1997
Teorema 1968 The Visitor, Paolo Symbol, sexuality portrayed as fluid with no value judgments.
Three 2010 Simon, Adam Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Three of Hearts 1993 Ellen
Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family 2004 Sam, Steven Documentary about a bigamous marriage.
Torch Song Trilogy 1988 Ed Reese
Transamerica 2005 Toby Wilkins Sexuality portrayed as fluid;, bisexuality suggested.
Velvet Goldmine 1998 Brian & Mandy Slade Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
The War Widow 1976 Amy Portrayed as bisexual, but seen as a lesbian.
Water Drops on Burning Rocks 2000 Leopold, Franz Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Women in Love 1969
Wild Side 2004 Djamel Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Wild Things 1998 Kelly Lanier von Ryan and Suzie Marie Toller
Ya lyublyu tebya (You I Love) 2004 Timofei Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Y tu mamá también 2001 Tenoch Iturbide, Julio Zapata Sexuality portrayed as fluid but sometimes socially problematic. Teenage male characters do not act on their attraction until end of film, under influence of alcohol and while having sex with the same woman. The next morning they are repulsed and regretful, and apparently never discuss what happened.


Title Bisexual characters Notes
24 Mandy A terrorist.
The 100 Clarke Griffin At the beginning of the show she sleeps with a male character. In the second season, she kisses a female character. In the third season she sleeps with a female character. Also confirmed by Producer and Writer.[14]
American Dad! Roger, Avery Bullock, Principal Lewis A bisexual alien, Stan's bisexual boss at the CIA, and Steve's Principal who has a "prison wife" whom he's seen outside of prison with a few times as well as being known as a lady's man.
All My Children Lena Kundera Lena was the first recurring bisexual character in daytime television. Maggie dated and had sex with several men before committing herself to Bianca Montgomery.
Archer Pam Poovey, Spirodon Skorpio, possibly Ray Gillette Pam regularly expresses interest in both genders. Skorpio is the main antagonist in the episode Skorpio, he has a threesome involving chocolate with Lana Kane and Sterling Archer. Ray identifies as gay, but given the opportunity to have sex with co-worker Lana he says, "Nobody's that gay."; was once married to a lesbian as part of a "pray away the gay" program.
Arrested Development GOB Bluth GOB has hinted at having sex with both men and women throughout the course of the show. Two of his most significant romantic relationships in the show thus far have been with Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli) and, in Season 4, Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller).
Arrow Sara Lance Was in relationship with Oliver Queen (male) and Nyssa al Ghul (female) at separate points in time
American Horror Story: Hotel[15] Countess Elizabeth, Ramona Royale, Natacha Rambova, Will Drake(?)
Babylon 5 Susan Ivanova Had romantic relationships with Marcus (male) and Talia (female; more implied than explicit on screen but later confirmed).
Banana[16] Freddie Baxter Described by roommate Dean Monroe as being "kind of anything" in reference to his sexuality.[17] He is confirmed as being bisexual by actor Freddie Fox.[18]
Battlestar Galactica (2004)[19] Number Six, D'Anna Biers (also known as Number Three), Felix Gaeta Number Three, Number Six and Gaius Baltar have a triangular relationship in Season 3. Felix Gaeta's sexuality was addressed in online "webisodes", in which she is dating Lt. Hoshi (male) and had a past relationship with a female Cylon.
Being Erica Ivan, Erica, Julianne Ivan identifies as gay, but then says he feels "put in a box" and comments that he thinks gay people also, sometimes, can be 10% straight, and while he is attracted to big, hairy dudes most of the time, he also sometimes finds himself attracted to slender, blonde women. He marries a man on the series but also has always wondered what breasts feel like to touch and Julianne lets him touch hers. Erica experiments with bisexuality briefly in one episode, attempting a sexual relationship with her lesbian roommate, Cassidy, but ultimately Erica decides she is straight and her feelings for Cassidy are just feelings of friendship. Julianne mentions that she kissed a girl once, but seems to identify as straight.
The Bill Juliet Becker, Debbie McAllister Detective Constable Juliet Becker sets a precedent with the rest of the force after she reveals that she is bisexual. She reveals that she recently had an affair with a married woman, whose husband reacted violently upon finding out. Juliet eventually begins a relationship with fellow officer Detective Sergeant Debbie McAllister, following the events of McAllister's marriage to the cold Superintendent Tom Chandler.
Bob and Rose Bob Identifies as gay, though finds the only female he's attracted to is Rose.
Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher Although married to Linda, he is prone to homoerotic situations and has expressed interest in males had he not been married. In the episode Turkey in a Can, Bob tells the cashier: "I'm straight. I mean, I'm mostly straight."
Bones Angela Montenegro Married to a man, but had at least one serious relationship with a woman that was rekindled during the course of the show.
Broad City Ilana
Brookside Lindsey Corkhill Has three marriages on the show, but has a long-term affair with friend Shelley Bower.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow Rosenberg Has a long unrequited love for her best friend Xander Harris and later a serious relationship with Oz Osbourne. After the relationship breaks, she falls in love with Tara Maclay. She still states she finds Dracula attractive at that time. Since the relationship with Tara she only dated women.
Caprica Clarice Willow Clarice is a member of a group marriage involving two husbands and several wives.
Casanova Giacomo Casanova Tries to sleep with a man, only to discover she's a woman and sleep with her anyway.
Chasing Life Brenna Carver A 16-year-old girl who develops feelings for both Kieran, a boy she met in the aftermath of a party, and Greer, a classmate who is an out lesbian. After quickly coming to terms with her simultaneous feelings for both, she attempts to maintain romantic relationships with the two. Although initially reluctant to assign labels to herself, she eventually comes to self-identify as bisexual.
Coupling Jane Claims to have slept with fifteen women, but seems to be pretending for the attention.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend[20] Darryl Whitefeather Previously divorced from a woman. Upon hanging out with Rebecca and her friends, he starts developing a crush on White Josh. After White Josh kisses him on the cheek, Darryl begins to questioning his sexuality, eventually realizing during a cardio class that he is attracted to both genders. He proudly exclaims to White Josh that he is a "both-sexual", and the two of them begin dating.[21]
Cucumber[22] Freddie Baxter Described by roommate Dean Monroe as being "kind of anything" in reference to his sexuality.[17] He is confirmed as being bisexual by actor Freddie Fox.[18]
Degrassi: The Next Generation[16] Paige Michalchuk, Miles Hollingsworth, Zoë Rivas Paige has dated many guys, and one lesbian. She started to question her sexuality when she became attracted to her female friend Alex. Miles has dated many girls, and shows interest in one guy. He started to question his sexuality when he realized he was attracted to Tristan. Zoë has dated various boys, including Miles, and has shown attraction to a girl. After becoming close friends with Grace, Zoë forms romantic feelings for her.
Desperate Housewives Katherine Mayfair Katherine has a sexual attraction to men, and later for a woman.
Dirt Leo Spiller, Julia Mallory, Leo possibly in denial of homosexuality; Julia "only when stoned".
Doctor Who[23] Captain Jack Harkness, River Song, Clara Oswin Oswald First two from the 51st century when pansexuality is the norm. Clara has been relationship with a man and talks about having kissed women.
Drawn Together[23] Foxxy Love, Captain Hero Foxxy is bisexual with a preference for men; Captain Hero comically displays sexual attraction to most things, but is secretive about his romantic attraction to men
Dynasty Steven Carrington Over the course of the series, Steven has relationships with men and women, but he eventually identifies as gay.
EastEnders Sonia Fowler, Tony Hills, Danny Pennant, Steven Beale, Diane Butcher Sonia leaves the show in a happy relationship with a man (with whom she has a daughter), but had sexual relations with a woman beforehand. Tony has an ongoing relationship with Simon Raymond but has a number of affairs with women during that time. Danny has sexual relationships with both men and women. The buildup to Steven's exit involved in a bisexual love triangle storyline among him, Stacey, and Christian Clarke (John Partridge), who is Jane's gay brother.[24][25] Diane has had relationships with men and women.
Emmerdale Charity Tate, Debbie Dingle Charity marries Chris Tate and later has an affair with his sister, Zoe. Charity's daughter Debbie has had many relationships with men but becomes serious involved with friend Jasmine Thomas
Ellen Ellen Morgan In terms of behavior only. Closeted lesbian for first three seasons.
The Fall Stella Gibson Initiates sexual relations with both women and men; doesn't identify her sexual orientation.
Farscape Chiana Sexuality portrayed as fluid.
Family Affairs Adam Sheldrake, Karen Ellis, Brendan Boulter Adam Sheldrake is engaged to Gabby Johnson but later has a fling with friend Clive Starr. Karen is engaged to long-time boyfriend Matt who she marries but later leaves him to have a relationship with Kelly Hurst. After Kelly dies, Karen reconciles with Matt. Brendan Boulter dates Becky Scott and Melanie Costello, who he eventually marries but has affairs with Sean Steel and a man named Jason.
Family Guy Lois Griffin, possibly Stewie Griffin Lois at one point reveals she had same-sex relations when she was younger, but eventually lost interest. Stewie's orientation is left ambiguous, with many hints indicating he is either bi or gay.
Firefly Inara Takes a female client in the episode "War Stories" and mentions having done so in the past occasionally.
Footballers' Wives Conrad Gates Discreetly bisexual, Conrad had many female partners but had an affair with struggling gay character, Noah.
Friends Phoebe Buffay Though she does not identify as bi, it is implied that Phoebe's enganged in sexual acts with both men and women. At one point, she is blatantly sexually aroused by Ross and Monicas' attractive cousin, and tries to talk herself into asking her on a date.
Game of Thrones Oberyn Martell, Ellaria Sand
General Hospital Kristina Davis Kristina is exploring different labels and has not yet decided which applies to her. Previously having only been attracted to men, she is now attracted to a woman. She wonders aloud how her father will react to learning that "one daughter is bisexual" and later refers to her sexuality as "fluid".[26][27]
Glee[28] Brittany S. Pierce Brittany has been described on the show as "fluid" and "bicurious," and in season 5 Santana describes Brittany as "bisexual". The fall 2011 GLAAD report listed her as bisexual.[29] Brittany has had sex with most of the boys in school and her best friend Santana Lopez, and has had serious romantic relationships with Sam Evans, Artie Abrams and Santana. By season four, she is comfortable saying she would date men or women.
The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma She describes herself as "flexible", the actress who portrays her calls her bisexual, and Cary, a man she is sexually involved with in season 5, calls her bisexual to correct Alicia's confusion when Alicia says "I thought she was a lesbian". Alicia asks Kalinda back at the end of season 1 if she's gay, and Kalinda answers "I'm private". Kalinda has had sex with multiple men and women on the series as well as flirtations and discusses how the difference between sex with men and sex with women is like choosing Thai or Italian food; they're both good, just different.
Gossip Girl Chuck Bass, Elliot, Olivia Burke Chuck, while primarily portrayed as a promiscuous womanizer, has admitted to kissing guys before. Elliot states explicitly that he likes boys and girls, and begins a relationship with Eric, who is gay. Olivia Burke kisses Vanessa more than once during their threesome with Dan Humphrey.
Gotham Barbara Kean Has a bisexual relationship with Major Crimes Division Officer Renee Montoya and fiance Jim Gordon.
Grey's Anatomy Calliope Torres Married to George O'Malley for a brief time. Has a sexual relationship with a male doctor before embarking on two consecutive relationships with women. Identified as bisexual in season 11, episode 5.
Halt and Catch Fire Joe MacMillan Initiates a season-long sexual relationship with female programmer Cameron Howe in episode 1. In episode 3, seduces the trophy boyfriend of wealthy widow in order to avoid a business deal with her. In episode 7, his ex-boyfriend Simon re-enters his life briefly to inform Joe he has AIDS.
Hannibal Alana Bloom, Hannibal Lecter, possibly Will Graham (biromantic) Alana is in a relationship with a man in the second season, but marries a woman in the third. Hannibal is shown having relationships with women as well as being in love with a man, and is described by show runner Bryan Fuller as omnisexual.[30] Bryan Fuller has described Will as heterosexual, but has repeatedly referred to Will's relationship with a man as a romance and says he is "in love with" that man,[31] suggesting that Will's romantic orientation is separate from his sexual orientation. Furthermore, there is reason to suspect that Will is at least questioning his heterosexuality at the end of season three. Fuller explains how a certain level of intimacy can make you question the lines of your own sexuality, and that while the show "didn't quite broach" that, "it was certainly suggested."[32]
Happy Endings Jane Kerkovich-Williams Dated both men and women.
Heroes Claire Bennet, Gretchen Berg Is portrayed as straight, kissing three guys over the course of the first three seasons of the show and having one serious boyfriend, but then in season 4, after being kissed by her female roommate (Gretchen), begins to consider that her sexuality might be more fluid than she once thought. She accepts holding Gretchen's hand and starts to do it herself willingly before season 4 ends. The show was canceled before Claire's sexuality was fully explored, though.
Him & Her Paul Nearly leaves his wife, Laura, for his lover, Graham.
Holby City Bernie Wolfe Had a long term marriage to a man, they split when she is found working at Holby City hospital by a woman she previously had an affair with during her army days.
Hollyoaks Craig Dean, Kris Fisher, Ravi Roy, Sarah Barnes Craig is depicted as straight until he starts an affair with best friend John Paul McQueen, who is gay. Kris is a self-identified bisexual cross-dresser and has had affairs with both genders, through primarily females. Ravi begins a relationship with Nancy but then sleeps with Kris, both of whom were having an affair themselves, causing the three of them to form a short-lived 'love triangle'. When asked about her character's sexuality, Loui Batley discussed Sarah possibly being bisexual.[33]
Home and Away Charlie Buckton Has a relationship with Joey Collins and later with Angelo Rosetta.
Homicide: Life on the Street Tim Bayliss Explores bisexuality in later seasons of the show. In the first episode concerning his bisexuality, Bayliss flatly stated he was "not gay" and did not formally come out until season 7, but even then he did not want to be deemed "a crusader" on the matter.
House Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley Openly bisexual, she was seen having casual sex with women and having a serious romantic relationship with main character Eric Foreman, and after they broke up, she then entered into a serious romantic relationship with a woman at one point.
House of Cards Frank Underwood In Season 1, it is revealed that as a young man, Frank had a romantic relationship with a male classmate at his military college. Though Frank is married to a woman, Claire Underwood, their relationship is depicted as a political and emotional alliance to which sex is essentially peripheral. It isn't until Season 2, when a male third party is involved, that any intercourse is implied. Frank's relationship with reporter Zoe Barnes in Season 1 is physical but highly calculated, and he is open with his wife about the dalliance and its value to their long-term political objectives.
How I Met Your Mother Lily Aldrin Displays several erotic dreams involving her friend Robin.
How to Get Away with Murder Annalise Keating Annalise kisses her ex-girlfriend Eve Rothlow in Season 2. It is later revealed that they were in a serious relationship during law school. They briefly rekindle their relationship, until Eve finishes her case in Philadelphia and needs to return home.
The L Word[34] Alice Pieszecki, Jenny Schecter, Phyllis Kroll, Tina Kennard Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic. Often shown as a phase.
L.A. Law C.J. Lamb First kiss between women on a prime time television series and first regular bisexual character on a prime time TV show.
Law & Order Episodes "Castoff" and "Obsession" both feature psychotic bisexuals.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nicole Wallace Arch-nemesis of Detective Robert Goren. Appears in episodes "Anti-Thesis", "A Person of Interest", "Great Barrier", and "Grow". Referred to in episodes "Pas de Deux", "Slither", and "Renewal".
Legend of the Seeker Cara Mason Cara is shown in relationships with both men and women.
Legends of Tomorrow Leonard Snart While never portrayed in a romantic relationship with either gender, Wentworth Miller confirmed that he "instinctively feels" like Snart is pansexual, and is only attracted to a person's soul.[35]
Lip Service Frankie Alan
Lost Girl[36] Bo and Tamsin Because she feeds off of sexual energy, Bo is involved with many human and Fae characters throughout the show. Her 3 long-term relationships are with 2 Fae men and a human woman, though in each season she has many sexual partners both female and male. In her character description, Tamsin is described as bisexual. Also seen throughout the series as being attracted to both males and females, including her male police partner and the lead, Bo.
The Legend of Korra Korra, Asami Sato Both Korra and Asami are two women portrayed as being in relationships with male characters throughout the series but by season 4 it becomes evident that the duo feel more than just platonic attraction to one another. The last scene of the show implies heavily that the two are in a relationship together. The creators of the show have both confirmed that the last scene of the show does in fact mean that the two have romantic feelings for each other.[37][38][39]
Make It or Break It Max Spencer In episode "What Lies Beneath," Max reveals his bisexuality to Austin and worries about how his female love interest, Payson, would respond.
Melrose Place Ella Simms Ella has sex with both men and women throughout the series.
The Midnight Caller episode "After it Happened"/1988 – spreading AIDS from the Gay community to straight women.
Mr. Robot Possibly Tyrell Wellick Although married to Joanna, Tyrell seduces his boss' male secretary in order to find out who the new CTO candidate is. Sexuality is at least flexible.
Murdoch Mysteries Dr Emily. Grace Became lover of fellow suffragette Lillian Moss, whom she planned to move to london with to join the women's suffrage movement there. In previous seasons was in romantic relationship with two other men, plus one other prior to her first appearance on the show. Confirmed by showrunner.
My Name Is Earl Stuart Daniels Became long-term lover of Kenny James, but demonstrated strong attraction to women as well several times throughout the series.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Shinji Ikari
Nip/Tuck Quentin Costa, probably Julia McNamara and Kimber Henry, possibly Christian Troy and Matt McNamara
The O.C. Alex Kelly, Marissa Cooper Had a casual romance during a part of the series second season
One Tree Hill Anna Taggaro First recurring bisexual character of color on television.
Orange Is the New Black Piper Chapman, Lorna Morello, possibly Brook Soso Sexuality portrayed as fluid. Piper mentions the Kinsey scale but the word "bisexual" is never used. In the second season, Vee warns Taystee not to be "gay-for-the-stay."
Orphan Black Delphine Cormier, Sarah Manning Acknowledges that sexuality is a spectrum and that she's never been with a woman before. Enters a relationship with Cosima. Although never explicitly stated in the show, showrunners Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have confirmed that Cosima identifies as bisexual.[40]
Oz Chris Keller, Tobias Beecher Keller homicidal sociopath; Beecher previously married but falls in love and engages in sexual relationship with Keller.
Parenthood Haddie Braverman Has two serious boyfriends over the first three seasons of the show, and is sexually active with the second of them starting at the end of season 2. She clearly feels strong feelings for both of her boyfriends. She isn't on the show for most of seasons 4 or 5 because she's moved across the country to attend college, but when she returns in the season 5 finale, she brings her "super awesome best friend" with her, whom she actually is kissing and dating. Her younger brother wonders if kissing a girl makes her a lesbian. She "comes out" to her mother as having fallen for this girl, Lauren, but her specific sexual orientation is never mentioned.
Peep Show Jeremy Osbourne While he usually is seen engaging in opposite sex liaisons, Jeremy starts a relationship with another man in the final season. He also claims he's had sex with more men than Sophie (four).
Pretty Little Liars Maya St. Germain, Alison DiLaurentis Maya believed to be a lesbian, until she admitted dating a boy at the camp 'True North'. Alison is shown to have had many brief romantic trysts with various men, but was revealed to have kissed her friend Emily several times in the past, as well as saying to Emily in season 5 "I always made you think your feelings for me were totally one-sided, that wasn't true."
Prison Break Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell "An open bisexual, he has no qualms about seeking sexual gratification from other inmates, often preying upon younger men."[41]
Penny Dreadful Dorian Gray, Ethan Chandler Sexuality in Victorian era portrayed as having more freedom. Showrunner John Logan perceives sexuality as fluid and has implied that all characters could potentially be depicted as such.[42]
Polyamory: Married & Dating Kamala Devi, Jen, Tahl, Lindsey, Vanessa, Leigh Ann, Megan Reality show about polyamorous families, primarily portrays bisexual women
Queer as Folk (US) Hunter, Lindsay Sexuality portrayed as fluid, but can be socially problematic.
The Real World: Chicago Aneesa Ferreira Although she identified as a lesbian on her season of The Real World, she later had a flirtatious relationship with male cast-mate Cory Wharton on The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines.
The Real World: D.C. Mike Manning
The Real World: Hawaii Ruthie Alcaide
The Real World: Portland Marlon Williams
The Real World: San Diego (2011) Frank Sweeney
The Real World: Sydney Shauvon Torres
Revenge Nolan Ross, Tyler Barrol Claims to be "about a three on the Kinsey scale." Tyler dates Ashley Davenport but later seduces a male character.
This Life Ferdy
Rizzoli & Isles Maura Isles Says she has never been with a Frenchwoman, implying she's been with other women.
Roseanne Nancy Bartlett, Beverly Harris
Saul of the Mole Men Nathaniel Baltimore
Scream Audrey Jensen, Zoe Vaughn Audrey has had a relationship with Rachael Murray and describes herself as bi-curious. Zoe has a relationship with Noah. Audrey, Zoe and Noah share a three-way kiss.
Scrubs The Todd, Elliot Reid, Bob Kelso In "My Lucky Charm" he begins to hit on men, stating 'The Todd appreciates hot, regardless of gender'. Through the series, Elliot shows strong signs of being bisexual. Kelso often speaks of times in his past and hints he may have been with another man.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Belle/Hannah
Sex and the City Samantha Jones
Shameless Monica Gallagher Interested in men like Frank and Walter, and also had sex with Clayton Gallagher, another man (Frank's brother), resulting in Ian's paternity test's results. However, she also has been in a committed relationship with Roberta, a woman, and had a fling with another woman while committed to the hospital after her suicide attempt. Monica is bipolar and her bisexuality may be a problematic example of representation because of how it is treated as sort of a symptom of her mental illness.
The Shannara Chronicles Eretria
Shortland Street Caroline Buxton Caroline has had a long running romance with badboy Greg Feeney. She also had a relationship with Laura Hall.
Smash Ellis Boyd
The Staircase Murders Michael Peterson
A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila Tila Tequila Bisexual themed reality dating show.
Six Feet Under Russel, Keith Charles, Billy Chenowith Russel is confused; Keith is primarily gay; Billy is primarily straight.
Skins Tony Stonem, Cassie Ainsworth, Naomi Campbell, Mini McGuinness Tony's sexual behavior is primarily towards women, but he has a one-night stand with Maxxie; it is later revealed through his subconscious that Tony is polysexual. Cassie begins sexual relations with both men and women to spite her boyfriend. In series 3 and 4, Naomi displays attraction to men and women, though her primary relationships are with women. In the later half of series 5, Mini's attraction towards Franky implies she is bisexual, though this attraction is short-lived and has no relevance in series 6.
South of Nowhere Ashley Davies Displayed a romantic/sexual attraction to ex-boyfriend Aiden Dennison on more than one occasion, but often identifies as a lesbian.
Spartacus Lucretia, Saxa Depicts the Ancient Roman approach to sexual orientation; people have certain social obligations depending on class (e.g. free citizens expected to marry and have children), but the gender of a person's sexual partners is not seen as particularly notable.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jadzia Dax, Kira Nerys in alternate universe, Ezri Dax and Elim Garak. Jadzia and Ezri Dax's relationships with females portrayed as related to previous existence as a male, alternate-universe Kira portrayed as a hedonistic tyrant. Garak was originally intended as omnisexual by the actor, and many fans still consider him as such, although he never engages in an 'official' relationship throughout the seasons.
Stitchers Camille Engelson Has a male love interest on the show, and is open about having dated at least one woman in the past.
Suburgatory Dalia Royce She is shown to have dated guys and at least one girl
Sugar Rush Sugar, Saint
Supernatural Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund/God He explicitly states that he has had some girlfriends and a few boyfriends
Survivors Anya
Teen Wolf Caitlin Caitlin is a young woman who is first introduced as having been in a relationship with Emily. Caitlin is later seen at Danny's black light party where she kisses Stiles and reveals she is bisexual.
The Tudors George Boleyn, Thomas Tallis
Torchwood[23] Captain Jack, Toshiko, Ianto, Captain John. All main characters sexualities intended to remain fluid. Other characters Gwen and Owen's sexualities remain ambiguous. Jack and John embody pansexuality to varying degrees, whereas Ianto and Tosh more realistically depict 21st century bisexuals. Ianto explicitly acknowledges that he identifies as bisexual in the Torchwood novel Twilight Streets. Also, the actor who played Ianto, Gareth David-Lloyd, stated, "He doesn’t quite strike me as a labelist anyway, but if he were a labelist, he’d probably be bisexual."[43]
Transparent Sarah, Syd
Warehouse 13 Helena "H.G." Wells The character explicitly states, "Many of my lovers were men." Another character mentions that H.G.'s relationship with a man ended and that she is dating a woman.
Whitney Neal He starts the series dating Lily and they later get engaged. After they break up he begins a relationship with a man. His sexuality is described as fluid.
Wild West Mary Trewednack, Angela Phillips They are a lesbian couple and then decide that the romance has left the relationship and start to date men.
Will & Grace Karen Walker
Witches of East End Joanna Beauchamp Has had a husband, Victor; in the 1970s was in a relationship with a woman named Alex.
Victorious Andre Harris (possibly) He told Robbie to come near him so they could kiss.
Xena: Warrior Princess Xena, Gabrielle, Athena Xena and Gabrielle are possibly lovers; implied from middle of the series to its end. Hints that Xena may have been sexually intimate with two women before Gabrielle are also present.
Joey Gina Tribbiani In the Season 2 episode "Joey and the Holding Hands", it is implied that Gina may be bisexual.

Web series[edit]

Title Character Notes
The Adventures of Jaime Watson (And Sherlock Holmes) Jaime Watson Implied in episode 3, confirmed in episode 30
Nothing Much to Do/Lovely Little Losers Peter "Pedro" Donaldson Identified as bisexual in episode 75.
The Grey Tarmac Road Lin Thropupland Confirmed on first appearance
Couple-ish Dee Warson Attraction to more than one gender shown in episode 8, specifically identified as bisexual on the show's kickstarter
Rose by Any Other Name... Rose


Title Character Notes
Butley Butley
Cloud Nine Victoria, Edward
The Flick Rose
Gemini Francis Treated sympathetically, seen in positive light.
Hair[44] Claude, Berger, Woof, various
The History Boys Dakin Self-aware, complacent, unconfused
If/Then Lucas
Melancholy Play Tilly
Rent Maureen
Rocky Horror Show Various portrayals
The Shadow Box Brian Bisexuality simple fact.
Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery (1684) King Bolloxinion; most other characters An obscene Restoration closet drama thought to be by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Bolloxinion, King of Sodom, commands universal same-sex sodomy.[45]
Spring Awakening Ernst, Hanschen Seduced by male classmate.
Stop Kiss Callie, Sara
Torch Song Trilogy Ed
The Vagina Monologues "The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy"
Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Confirmed by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as having been in a relationship with fellow soldier John Laurens before marrying Eliza Schuyler

Video games[edit]

Title Character Notes
Bully Jimmy Hopkins, Several Male Students. Kissing various characters, male or female, regains health; homosexual content is optional.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Nagito Komaeda, Ibuki Mioda, Mikan Tsumiki, Teruteru Hanamura Komaeda has feelings for the protagonist, Hajime (male), and in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls says that the series' main antagonist, Junko (female) is a person he "both loves and hates more than anyone else". Ibuki is stated in the official artbook to adore cute girls, and has an implied crush on the impostor disguising himself as Byakuya Togami. Mikan is implied to have been in love with Junko, and will display romantic affection towards Hajime in her Island Mode ending. Teruteru is known to flirt with almost all of his female classmates and some of the males (mainly Hajime).
Dragon Age Origins The Player Character, Leliana, Zevran The player (if female) can engage their character in a romantic relationship with either (or on occasion, all) Alistair (male), Leliana (female) or Zevran (male). A male character can pair with Morrigan (female), Leliana or Zevran.
Dragon Age II The Player Character, Anders, Fenris, Isabela, Merrill Regardless of gender, the player can romance all four of the love interests in the base version of the game.
Dragon Age: Inquisition The Player Character, Iron Bull, Josephine Montilyet The player character (if female) can enter into a romantic relationship with Cullen, Solas, Blackwall, Sera, Iron Bull, or Josephine. A male character can pair with Cassandra, Dorian, Iron Bull, or Josephine.
Darkstalkers Lilith Aensland and Morrigan Aensland Both succubi
Morrowind Crassius Curio Non player character, attempts to seduce players of either sex.
Fable Potentially any If the player does not marry and have sex with female characters, the personality status screen will label the character as gay. Otherwise, the player will be labeled as bisexual.
Fallout 2 Miria and Davin A player character can marry either of them, regardless of sex.
Fallout: New Vegas The Player Character The "Black Widow" and "Lady Killer" Perks give you a boost to the damage against and additional dialog options with (some NPCs of) the opposite sex, while the "Confirmed Bachelor" and "Cherchez La Femme" perks does it for the same gender. It is possible to select both categories of perks.
Life is Strange Chloe Price, Max Caulfield
Mass Effect Commander Shepard (Female), Liara T'Soni, Sha'ira If the player creates a female character, they can pursue a romantic relationship with either a human male, Kaiden Alenko, or asari female, Liara T'Soni. The asari are a mono-gendered species, all members of whom are sexually female, and are capable of reproducing with a male or female of any species (including their own.) A character of either gender can also have a sexual encounter with an asari consort, Sha'ira.
Mass Effect 2 Commander Shepard (Female), Kelly Chambers, Liara T'Soni, Samara, Morinth A male or female character can enter into a romantic liaison with Kelly Chambers, the ship's yeoman, or the asari characters Samara or Morinth, two of the player character's possible henchmen. If a relationship with Liara T'Soni was pursued in the previous game, it can be continued in Mass Effect 2, specifically in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC.
Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard, Liara T'Soni, Kaidan Alenko, Diana Allers, Kelly Chambers If a relationship was pursued with Liara T'Soni, Kaidan Alenko or Kelly Chambers in previous games, it can be continued in Mass Effect 3. Additionally, Kaidan Alenko becomes available as a romantic option for both a male and female Commander Shepard (provided he survived the events of Mass Effect.) Furthermore, a character of either gender can engage in a sexual encounter with Diana Allers, a reporter stationed aboard the ship.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Vamp A villain; according to dialogue within the game, "Vamp" is considered slang for bisexual.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Colonel Volgin A villain, is in a relationship with Tatyana and his top officer, Major Raidenovich.
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh Curtis Craig First game to establish playable character as bisexual.
The Sims All All characters can potentially fall in love with either gender, however Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and DS versions appear to have removed any same-sex 'romance' interactions.
Fire Emblem: Fates Rhajat, Niles, Corrin
Saints Row IV The Boss, Johnny Gat, Shaundi, Pierce Washington, Asha Odekar, Kinzie Kensington, Matt Miller The parody romance system in Saints Row IV allows the player to "romance" potentially any or all characters on the ship, excluding Keith David and Ben King (who merely gives the player an autographed copy of his book).
Undertale Player Character, Alphys The player has the option to flirt with various characters, regardless of gender. Alphys enters a romantic relationship with Undyne in one ending, and is revealed to be somewhat attracted to Asgore and Mettaton.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Therese and Jeanette Voerman; various The player can choose the sex of his character and seduce characters regardless of the sex chosen. The character Jeanette/Therese Voerman (the characters have a split personality and are therefore actually the same character) is apparently explicitly bisexual.


Title Artist Notes
"Not Myself Tonight" Christina Aguilera "I'm kissing all the boys and the girls."
"Bicoastal" Peter Allen
"Secretly" Skunk Anansie
"My Wife Left Me for My Girlfriend" The Bellamy Brothers
"Girls & Boys" Blur "Girls who are boys / Who like boys to be girls / Who do boys like they're girls / Who do girls like they're boys -- / Always should be someone you really love"
"Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls" Book of Love "Your warm body is what I'm without. / I just close my eyes and I dream about / Pretty boys and pretty girls."
"John, I'm Only Dancing" David Bowie
"Suffragette City" David Bowie
"The Jean Genie" David Bowie
"Rebel Rebel" David Bowie
"Carmen" Lana Del Rey "The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen / She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes"
"Sexuality" Billy Bragg
"Lover I Don't Have to Love" Bright Eyes
"Bisexual Girl" Coyote Shivers
"Bye Bisexual Boy" Das Pop
"If It Isn't Her" Ani DiFranco "I have been playing/too many of those boy girl games/she says honey you are safe here/this is a girl girl thing"
"In or Out" Ani DiFranco Ani sings about her bisexuality being questioned by both men and women.
"Shameless" Ani DiFranco "I gotta cover my butt 'cause I covet/another man's wife"
"Light of Some Kind" Ani DiFranco "I still think of you as my boyfriend/I don't think this is the end of the world/But i think maybe you should follow my example/And go meet yourself a really nice girl"
"Michael" Franz Ferdinand Although never completely validated or invalidated by the band, the lyrics and video suggest a homoerotic encounter on the dancefloor. The band claims that one of the band members got drunk one time and started to dance with a boy on the dancefloor, although they also claim that the song is about two friends of them getting together on the dancefloor. Franz Ferdinand normally plays a slightly more edgy, sexual version of the studio version, often changing come and dance with me into come over all over me and stubble on my sticky lips to stubble on my sticky hips. In 2004, an alternative version of this song suggested a male love interest and female love interest fighting over Michael.
"Coming Clean" Green Day About Billie Joe's own sexuality.[46]
"Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now" Ben Harper
"This Door Swings Both Ways" Herman's Hermits
"Bisexual Military" Hypnotic Clambake
"Sailor" IAMX "A three-way freeway, take me like a sailor" and "A quick step, boy girl love me like you love her". Chris has also introduced the song during concerts by saying, "This is for all you bi-curious people out there".
"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Janet Jackson A cover of the Rod Stewart song. In this version, the lyrics are changed to be about a threesome.
"Baby Blue" Joan Jett "Switch hitter, you know she plays the field / She ain’t concerned, oh, as long as it’s real"
"Human's Lib" Howard Jones
"Hey Mister, She Was My Baby Last Night" Candye Kane
"So Happy I Could Die" Lady Gaga According to Lady Gaga, this song represents her fear of alcohol. The song also seems to suggest Gaga being in love with her best friend but not expressing her romantic feelings towards her.
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga Lady Gaga has said the song is about fantasizing of a woman while sleeping with a man.
"Americano" Lady Gaga "Americano" is about a same-sex relationship. The bisexual singer wrote this song in direct response to California's Proposition 8.
"Bi" Living Colour
"3-Way (The Golden Rule)" The Lonely Island, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga "It's not gay, when it's in a three-way," parody
"Cool for the Summer" Demi Lovato Thematically, the song is about sexually experimenting with a female lover during summertime.
"Billy Brown" Mika
"Scar" Missy Higgins Song about failed relationships. One verse about a man and one verse about a woman. Missy Higgins has said that she could probably be described as bisexual.
"Q.U.E.E.N." Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu "Hey brother, can you save my soul from the devil? / Say is it weird to like the way she wear her tights? (but I like it) / And is it rude to wear my shades? / Am I a freak because I love watching Mary? (maybe)
"Softcore" of Montreal
"Girls/Girls/Boys" Panic! At the Disco From the viewpoint of a man in love with a bisexual woman with a girlfriend.
"I U She" Peaches
"Two boys for every girl" Peaches
"Nancy Boy" Placebo
"I Kissed A Girl" Katy Perry Often considered exploitative;[47] Perry has admitted to being heterosexual.
"Can You Forgive Her?" Pet Shop Boys The lyrics describe in the second person a young man's humiliation when his girlfriend accuses him of still being in love with a childhood friend (implicitly male); the woman is "not prepared to share you with a memory", and is "going to go and get herself a real man instead".
"Sissy Blues" Ma Rainey
"Zwitter" Rammstein
"Te Amo" Rihanna The song is about a woman falling in love with Rihanna.
"The Last Word" Tom Robinson
"More Lives Than One" Tom Robinson
"I Kissed A Girl" Jill Sobule
"I Can't Help It" Esperanza Spalding "Was looking in my mirror, / Took me by surprise. / I can't help but see you, / Running often through my mind"
"3" Britney Spears Song about a threesome.
"If U Seek Amy" Britney Spears The title, "If U Seek Amy", is a mondegreen, meaning to sound like "F-U-C-K me" when heard in the chorus, "All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy."
"I Like It Both Ways" Supernaut
"ACDC" Sweet
"Boyfriend" Tegan and Sara "You treat me like your boyfriend / And trust me like a... like a very best friend / You kiss me like your boyfriend / You call me up like you want your best friend / You turn me on like you want your boyfriend / But I don't want to be your secret anymore"
"Rough Boys" Pete Townshend Rough boys don't walk away, / I very nearly missed you. / Tough boys come over here, / I wanna bite and kiss you."
"I Spent My Last $10 on Birth Control and Beer" Two Nice Girls
"Stockings" Suzanne Vega "Do you know where friendship ends / and passion does begin? / It's between the binding of / her stockings and her skin."
"Take Me on the Floor" The Veronicas
"Black Girls" Violent Femmes
"Pink Triangle" Weezer "everyone's a little queer"
"Sissy Man Blues" Josh White

Music videos[edit]

Title Artist Notes
"LoveGame" Lady Gaga In the video, Lady Gaga kisses a male and female officer.
"Don't Look Back" Matrix & Futurebound featuring Tanya Lacey A woman is in a relationship with a man but falls in love and runs away with another woman.
"Románticos" Nicole The video shows a woman who is engaged to a man but falls in love with another woman.
"I Can't Help It" Esperanza Spalding Spalding's character is in a relationship with a man, but reminisces about a relationship with a woman.
"Tous les mêmes" Stromae Stromae plays a character who alternates between appearing male and female, being with a woman and a man.
"Habits" Tove Lo Tove Lo kisses both men and women in the video.
"Let's Not Pretend" Lilly Wood and the Prick The actors in the video kiss each other regardless of their genders.
"Sacrilege" Yeah Yeah Yeahs Lily Cole plays has various sexual encounters with men and one woman from the same village, who punish her for witchcraft.
"Desire" Years & Years The video features a bisexual orgy.
"Girls Like Girls" Hayley Kiyoko The video features a girl who has a boyfriend but whom ends up with her best friend.

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