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Kim Petras to make acting debut in Grindr's first original content series

Grindr rep says new show will be "smart, queer, campy, and feature sharp commentary on gay dating, heteronormative standards, and Grindr itself"

2021-03-02

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Pexels

Grindr has announced its first original content series, Bridesman - and it's set to feature pop star Kim Petras in her acting debut.

The series will follow a 'gay bridesman' who undermines his best friend's wedding. Created by John Onieal, the show will be comprised of six to 10-minute episodes that'll premiere in the autumn on YouTube as well as in-app to Grindr's 5 million daily active users.

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

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.”

Liva Pierce, Calvin Seabrooks and Benito Skinner will all guest star, alongside Kim.

"I have a big passion for comedy"

Speaking to The Sun about her acting dreams last year, the 'Malibu' singer referenced an unnamed show and explained: “I was about to do it and then quarantine came around and I couldn’t do it, everything got cancelled, which is annoying."

The German star added: “It wasn’t a movie, it was a show. I was really excited about it.

"But I think it will still happen. I don’t think I could ever play anything too serious. I have a big passion for comedy and humour and comedic timing.”

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