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Grindr Producing a Scripted Comedy Starring Jimmy Fowlie, Kim Petras

Grindr Producing a Scripted Comedy Starring Jimmy Fowlie, Kim Petras

Grindr Producing a Scripted Comedy Starring Jimmy Fowlie, Kim Petras

Bridesman is the dating app's first scripted series.

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Grindr is launching its first scripted series!

The LGBTQ+ dating app has dabbled in unscripted content before, so this foray isn't too surprising. Their new show, Bridesman, follows a gay bridesmaid as he undermines his best friend's wedding. The show will be a series of 6-10 minute episodes and goes into production this spring, set to premiere this fall.  

Jimmy Fowlie (The Other Two), Sydnee Washington (Comedy Central's Up Next Showcase), and Shannon Devido (Difficult People) will star in the series alongside guest appearances from Liva Pierce, Calvin Seabrooks, Benito Skinner, and pop star Kim Petras. Julian Buchan will direct.

"It's so exciting to create something as joyous as it is gay," said creator John Onieal in a statement. "We're grateful that this talented team and Grindr are giving this project life. Finally, we get to center the narrative on that gay in the bridal party."

"We're thrilled to partner with John on Grindr's first foray into long-form content," Alex Black, Grindr's Director of Marketing, added. "Bridesman is tailor-made for the Grindr community — it's smart, queer, campy, and features sharp commentary on gay dating, heteronormative standards, and Grindr itself. We are so proud to be showcasing some of the finest talent in the queer community as we continue to find new and creative ways to connect our users."

Bridesman will premiere in-app on Grindr to their nearly 5 million daily users as well as YouTube.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!