Writer-director Tonnette Stanford and her sister Victoria Stanford are the Australian filmmakers behind the new nine-part web series Love Bytes.
At last, a show that hones in on gay online dating. The show centers on three housemates and their dating disasters in and around the sordid world of online dating.
"Jade is a lesbian and is on the prowl for sexy ladies; Michael is gay and looking for a long-term, cashed-up lover, whilst Stacey struggles to move on from her toxic ex-boyfriend, Will," as they explain in the to-the-point synopsis.
"I have wanted to make a queer web series for a long time and there are so many fantastic queer dating stories out there that I felt compelled to write a show that features dating from a lesbian and gay perspective," Tonnette explains. "We're often denied dignity on screen in the way we're represented, so I felt it was important for me to get out there and continue to tell our stories to the wider community."
"The show is fun, sexy and hilarious," Victoria adds. "There's a lot of situations in there that will be very familiar to audiences and we hope that they can have a good laugh at the absurdity of the queer dating world that we've all been through!"
The two pilots for Love Bytes--complete with sexy accents and fake photos--will be released September 27 via YouTube alongside a crowd-funded campaign to raise money for the remaining seven episodes.
In the meantime, check out the two teaser trailers below. The first features an oiled-up make-out sesh and the second centers around a search for a ring lost in the most unusual place.
Watch the first trailer, "Herpes of the Lips" below: