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Grindr presents new scripted series ‘Bridesman’ starring queer comedian Jimmy Fowlie

Grindr is going from gay cruising app to scripted content producers!

Popular web comedian Jimmy Fowlie will star in Bridesman, about a gay bridesman who attempts to diminish the importance of his best friend’s wedding. Created by John Onieal, the series will feature exceptional queer talent both in front of and behind the camera, which is part of Grindr’s new stated mission.

“We’re thrilled to partner with John on Grindr‘s first foray into long-form content,” Alex Black, Grindr’s Director of Marketing, said in a statement to Out Magazine.

Actor Jimmy Fowlie is no stranger to audiences who soak up LGBTQ content. Whether from his collaborations with gay internet sensations Drew Droege and Brian Jordan Alvarez or from his 2014 web series Go-Go Boy Interrupted, which he also starred in and wrote, Fowlies has been pretty active LGBTQ media. He also has appeared in network comedies such as The Other Two and 2 Broke Girls, as well as his one-woman Off-Broadway show So Long Boulder City,  in which he plays Emma Stone’s character from La La Land.

“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.”

The series was written by Frank Spiro, and produced by Katie White (Best Summer Ever) and Jeremy Truong (Cicadas). It will also feature guest appearances from other popular LGBTQentertainers, such as Liva Pierce, Calvin Seabrooks, Benito Skinner, and Kim Petras.

“It’s so exciting to create something as joyous as it is gay. We’re grateful that this talented team and Grindr are giving this project life,” John Onieal, the creator of Bridesman, said of the project. 

“I want to create queer narratives that make people laugh and ‘Bridesman’ is the realization of that dream,” wrote Oniel in an emailed statement to Out Magazine.Grindr is doing so much work to lift up queer voices and I’m excited to be part of their first original content series.”

The six to ten minute episodes will premiere in the fall on YouTube as well as in-app!

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