BAL­ANC­ING ACT

The Courier-Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

SHANE Jenek hopes his lat­est project will help nor­malise mod­ern dat­ing for dif­fer­ent gen­ders.

Fol­low­ing the lead of shows like The Bach­e­lor and Mar­ried At

First Sight, The Bi Life has bro­ken new ground by fol­low­ing nine bi­sex­ual and pan­sex­ual UK sin­gle­tons on their pi­o­neer­ing search for love.

Jenek (inset) – as his drag al­ter ego, Court­ney Act (right) – ex­pects se­ri­ous chem­istry and real love matches made dur­ing the lat­est dat­ing show to take the world by storm. But he also hopes for a greater im­pact.

“I think now that mar­riage equal­ity has started to roll out in Aus­tralia, peo­ple have seen the sky hasn’t caved in,” he said.

“There’s noth­ing un­to­ward about two peo­ple in love get­ting mar­ried, I think there’s prob­a­bly more ac­cep­tance and un­der­stand­ing and a show like this will help to de­mys­tify dif­fer­ent sex­u­al­i­ties.”

Both Jenek and Act make ap­pear­ances on the LGBTQ+ show, which kicked off re­cently on E!.

Jenek, who was born in Bris­bane and then moved to Syd­ney as an 18-yearold, saw his ca­reer as an en­ter­tainer take off af­ter au­di­tion­ing for Aus­tralian

Idol, back in 2003 – first as Shane, then com­ing back the next day in full drag, as Court­ney Act.

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