Hayley is 26, bisexual and a dating coach. She talks a lot about ‘confidence’, but we’re obviously meant to wonder how happy she really is. Jill is 57, and leaving her husband of 25 years for another woman.
Sophie found the experience of coming out to her parents as bisexual so traumatic that it has made her scared of same-sex relationships. There’s a shot of her going home alone on a bus at night, then one of her looking glumly out of a window in her flat.
It’s hard to understand why this documentary – part of C4’s ongoing Mating Season – needed to be such a massive downer, but you can’t knock the commitment of the programme makers to present sexual exploration in a new light: one of anxiety, selfishness and guilt. That said, it is often fascinating.
Mezzanine Lounge Bar
Cocktails are the order of the day at the Mezzanine Lounge Bar, located in the lively Quaglino's in St James’s. Expect signature cocktails such as the mayfair lady: shiso leaves infused in vodka, elderflower liqueur, lychee and lemon juice and topped off with fizz. Plus its mixologists serve up twists on your favourites, for example the pigalle colada is made with fennel seeds and roasted pineapple, and wine-lovers haven't been forgotten, with a 300-strong wine list to choose from. If you're looking for some late-night entertainment, the art-deco style venue regularly hosts jazz, swing and soul nights.
Venue says: “Join us in the bar every Thursday from 5pm for Q Aperitivo! Enjoy delicious cocktails, Italian inspired bar snacks and live music!”