You're right - the kind of bisexuality they were interested in was definitely the default "I thought I was straight but now I like girls (too)". I guess I just expect that from the telly, and to be honest, I'm not sure I'd trust these programme-makers to handle the lesbian -> bisexual storyline. It's a harder tale to tell, as that Radio 4 programme presented by Jackie Clune last year illustrated.
It is true that a lot of women go to burlesque clubs now, isn't it? I don't think they said a lot of women go to strip clubs, but I might have missed that bc I was cooking
. I thought the point was that the women they were filming decided to go on to a strip club, which is seen as male territory.
I don't think you get the whole story about anyone's relationship from a programme like this. It will have been heavily edited to tell an easy-to-grasp story. The older woman might have spoken at length about how she broke the news to her husband etc. I don't know. He didn't seem angry or hurt, in fact he totally admired her, and that says to me that it wasn't a bad ending, but who knows? You may be right.
I really liked the way the dark haired young woman's mother's homophobia was exposed, and the huge and painful impact this had on her ability to own her sexuality. I think a lot of people think homophobia doesn't affect bi people, or only half as much or something, but the programme showed really clearly how damaging it is. And I liked that she said it would be easier to be with a man but that she was nevertheless open to whoever she fell in love with.