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Bisexual: C'mon You Can Say It!

Bisexual: C'mon You Can Say It! is an exploration of what it means to be bisexual beyond lemon bars, puns, and finger guns. Three bisexual people of varying gender identities discuss bisexual culture and what being part of the B in LGBTQ means to them.

A Film About The Bisexual Community Made As Part Of 48 Hours Sacramento And The Sacramento International Film Festival ©2021.

  • Martin Rawlings-Fein
    Gillian, Choosing to be Chosen
  • Martin Rawlings-Fein
    Gillian, Choosing to be Chosen
  • Travis Lynch
    Key Cast
  • Angelica Angeles
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Stiehl
    Key Cast
  • Martin Rawlings-Fein
    Key Cast
    "Himself/a.k.a. Colonial Sam Daniels"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • 48 Hours Sacramento 2021 - Official Selection
  • San Francisco Transgender Online Film Festival 2021- Official Selection
  • Sacramento Film Awards 2022 - "Outstanding 48 Hour Film Maker" Award Nomination
Director Biography - Martin Rawlings-Fein

Martin Rawlings-Fein is a Jewish bisexual and transgender filmmaker and producer of five short films. Two narrative shorts, "Perfect Fit" (2009) and "Gillian" (2010) have been well received within the trans and LGBTQ+ community and were official selections of The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) and San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival (Frameline). Three documentary shorts "Clocked: An Oral History" (2009), "Who You Callin' Queer?" (2010) and "Choosing to be Chosen" (2019) have been used as catalysts for discussions and workshops in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Berkeley, and New York City.

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Director Statement

We were fortunate to get the go-ahead for this film because of COVID restrictions, but the online nature of filmmaking these days gave me the idea to join the Sacramento 48 Hour Film Fest again. I had submitted a short "40 Days" to them last year at the beginning of the pandemic. For this year's 6 Minute short, I went to my community to find others who might want to talk about their identity, bisexual culture, and what being part of the B in LGBTQ means to them. Originally, there were more participants, but the comic fantasy genre scared the others, so they canceled their interview times. The bisexual identity is often the butt of jokes, so I didn't blame them for stepping back. It took me 24 hours of the 48 to schedule, record remotely, and sort through the interviews. The remainder of the festival was spent in Premiere Pro, editing down all the footage to a mere 6 minutes. Ideally, filmmakers hope that their work will speak for itself. I hope that when people watch this short, they learn something about how varied the bisexual community can be.