Director Tung-Yen Chou interviewed gay men from Taipei to London about looking for sex and/or love in the digital age
Digital technology has impacted virtually every aspect of contemporary life -- and sex and romance are no exception. Online "dating" apps like Okay Cupid and Tinder are popular with straight folks, and for the LGBT crowd there's Grindr and Scruff, among others.
These apps have transformed how millions of people satisfy their amorous needs, creating its own grammar of interaction and seduction. Taiwanese filmmaker Tung-Yen Chou, who has used apps like Grindr himself, explores the logistical and emotional aspects of dating app culture -- from hooking up to seeking something more -- in his impressive documentary Looking For? The film screened Friday night at Outfest in Los Angeles, its latest stop on a tour of film festivals worldwide.
Nonfictionfilm.com editor Matt Carey spoke with the filmmaker on the Outfest opening night red carpet in downtown L.A.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.