This is the life of Thane, a legit editorial model with magazine covers under his belt and his bookish housemate Vincent, who has a way with words and blessed with “classical” looks.
Thane is an average twink who’s everyone’s type, but can’t seem to find someone to connect with. He enlists Vincent to flirt on his behalf.
The game runs for weeks, with many hits.
Chasing hookups have always been the game, even if their behaviour borders on stalking. Their straight friends don’t get it. It’s harmless fun, they both say.
But there’s also the shame, waiting in the shadows, fear of rejection, and cold chills and the hairs standing at the back of your neck as you hear footsteps behind you and you quicken your pace. It’s emotionally draining, and we do it anyway.
Being wanted is addictive. Flirting is addictive. Chasing after the thrill and danger is addictive.
One of the two men couldn’t give it up.
‘Grind’ won Best Short Film at Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Best LGBT film at NYC Downtown Shorts Film Festival and SENE Music & Film Festival, and Best Overall Short Film, Best Cinematography and Outstanding Artistic Achievement at FilmOut San Diego.