Insights into a location based dating app designed to facilitate sexy times between gay men? There’s a documentary for that. Sydney filmmaker Damien Dunstan has this week released the first of an eight-part web series exploring how Sydney’s gay men are using Grindr, the international dating app and chiseled torso delivery system currently taking the world by storm.
“Grindr has the reputation of being a hook-up app, and I wanted to see how justified that stigma is,” said Dunstan. “What we actually found is that people are using Grindr for all kinds of reasons: we followed guys who use Grindr to make friends; those who use it as a starting point for more traditional dating; and of course, there’s a significant portion that do use it purely for casual sex.”
As one interviewee puts it “As long as there’s some sort of communication, gays will work out how to use that for sex.”
We have much to learn from each other. Watch the first three episodes below…