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WATCH: Ben's dating disasters

A young gay guy in Melbourne finds the online dating scene is a rocky road to love in a brand new local YouTube video series.

Written and produced by young filmmaker Christopher Kam, Friends and Benefits sees newly-dumped 21-year-old uni student Ben enter the spooky world of internet dating. Luckily, the handsome but naïve singleton has his three best friends, Calvin, Max and Sophie to help him through his online adventures.

Here’s the trailer:

Starting today, new episodes will be uploaded to YouTube each Tuesday through the chillier months.

Kam tells Same Same he hopes lots of people enjoy watching, and relate to, the situations Ben gets into in the series, and promises plenty of twists and turns for the young love-seeker. Will he get a happy ending? Kam’s lips are sealed.

Watch the first episode of Friends and Benefits below. If you think you’ve ever had a terrible first date, you might feel better after seeing this one…

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Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 19th Apr, 2011

Great to see people making their own queer content.

PatrickandtheDeepEnd

PatrickandtheDeepEnd said on the 19th Apr, 2011

I feel so much for this guy. Have experienced the exact same thing

VladTheImpaler

VladTheImpaler said on the 19th Apr, 2011

haha sweet. i'm looking forward to the next one.

homestarrunner

homestarrunner said on the 19th Apr, 2011

online dating never EVER works out... sigh

Frostydog007

Frostydog007 said on the 19th Apr, 2011

Can't wait 'til next Tuesday.............

ernesto_1

ernesto_1 said on the 19th Apr, 2011

i should sooo go on this show. i wanna be famous too.

feedlimmy

feedlimmy said on the 19th Apr, 2011

I read the script a few months ago and I thought it was so relatable! I can't wait to see these characters come to life now. Well done Chris and gang! x :)

AvZ1987

AvZ1987 said on the 19th Apr, 2011

That was cute... sad that guys like the one he went on the date with do actually exist though.

Phazz

Phazz said on the 19th Apr, 2011

hilarious. "i'm like a mix between Lady GaGa and Beyonce"

iamkeiran

iamkeiran said on the 19th Apr, 2011

I went on a first date and the man told me within 5 minutes that he had been in therapy for 4 years. Before i could ask, he told me he was raped in Africa. Not knowing what to say i replied "Were they at least hot". Needless to say, there was no second date. This clip was nothing! Looks like a lot of potential. Hope it doesn't stray into cliche.

ernesto_1

ernesto_1 said on the 20th Apr, 2011

omg keiran that is such a not good thing to ask. so politically incorrect,

but i do agree that there are people who ull never be able to get along in the real world n some who just gets u immediately

Riezzel

Riezzel said on the 20th Apr, 2011

love it lookng forward to next week!! hehehe

Riezzel

Riezzel said on the 20th Apr, 2011

love it lookng forward to next week!! hehehe

iamkeiran

iamkeiran said on the 20th Apr, 2011



Hahaha. Look, if you are crazy and bring up rape on the first date, be prepared for some political incorrectness :D

Andy_leb

Andy_leb said on the 20th Apr, 2011

people arent really like that are they? srsly. this has me worried.

ernesto_1

ernesto_1 said on the 20th Apr, 2011

no andy this show is for fun; but there always will be people who u just cant imagine existing but they do exist.

meezon04

meezon04 said on the 20th Apr, 2011

Hey Rick and Steve met cos they were checking out another guy's arse remember? :)

Gloomis666

Gloomis666 said on the 21st Apr, 2011

Ben is cute and though it is nothing I know anything about it made me laugh from what I seen.

ammonite

ammonite said on the 11th Jul, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X5hJ3iJoac


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJmsB5Ypy4

ammonite

ammonite said on the 24th Jul, 2011

I like Max

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZMYXcMW9cM