SORT OF: Advance Screening & Conversation - NewFest


Coming-of-age story that follows the journey of a genderfluid millennial straddling various identities


U.S. Premiere

After our U.S. Premiere of Episodes 1 and 2 of the breakthrough HBO Max series SORT OF, we hosted a one-on-one conversation between the show’s co-creator/star Bilal Baig and filmmaker Fawzia Mirza.

SORT OF follows the journey of Sabi Mehboob (Bilal Baig), a genderfluid millennial straddling their various identities as the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, a sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and bar, and the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they're in transition in every aspect of their life, including their gender, sexuality, family, and career. A coming-of-age story, SORT OF exposes the labels we once held onto may no longer be applicable … to anyone.

Moderator: Fawzia Mirza (Filmmaker, NOOR & LAYLA)

Panelists: Bilal Baig (co-creator/cast)

Presented in partnership with HBO Max