We’ve all heard stories about – or experienced ourselves – people hooking up on Grindr, only to discover that the person they’re meeting doesn’t look anything like they did online. Either they used really old images, their pics were deceptively framed or they’re a completely different person.
Usually in these stories it’s the person who lied who’s made out to be the bad guy, but in Generous they focus on the other side – why someone might play with the truth on a hookup app. It takes a look at aging, preconceptions and loneliness, as a young man turns up at somebody’s apartment only to discover the guy he’s supposed to be hooking up with is significantly older than his pics.
Ultimately it asks who the bad guy is here (or perhaps they’re both as bad and good as the other). It also questions whether there are other issues surrounding online hookups that are perhaps more important. Ultimately though, Generous is a film more about the questions than the answers.
Take a look at Generous below (which incidentally was shot on an iPhone 6s). If you know a short film we ought to be posting, tell us by getting in touch via our contact page. And check out more gay short films and web series here.