Talk Shows / Surfing for Love
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Surfing for Love
Running Time: 35 min
Subtitled in English and Chinese
If love is a destination, does it matter what kind of path you take to get there? Can you only reach it by going on romantic dates, or can sex dates also do the trick?
The arrival of the internet in the 1990s opened up a new chapter for the Chinese LGBT movement. It was the start of an era during which LGBT people really got to know each other, and brought an end to dark days of utter isolation when many queers felt they were alone in the world. With the talk show “Surfing for Love”, Queer Comrades dives into the online dating phenomenon ruling present-day Chinese queer communities. Featuring internet pioneers Geng Le, founder of the mobile dating app “Blued” which boasts over 3 million registered users, and Yuan Yuan, founder of a popular online group for lesbians looking for sex, the talk show takes a look at the unwritten rules of cyber loving, investigates what we are looking for on the web, and what we find…
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