Daddyhunt, the social networking site for “real men of all ages” has just launched its first attempt at original programming: Daddyhunt: The Serial, which is essentially a clever bit of promotion for its brand of matchmaking.
The plot is the simplest and oldest soap opera out there: young man meets ‘daddy’, young man loses ‘daddy’, but the sexy cast they’ve assembled has attracted more than 400,000 views on Facebook in little more than a day.
Daddyhunt founder Carl Sandler explained the impetus behind the series in an email to Towleroad:
“After years of stereotypical depictions of intergenerational relationships in TV, porn and movies, it’s increasingly clear that our community would do well to shed these hang-ups. We may well be strong, capable and sexual, but without desirable older role models — without a positive, normal vision of what an older gay man can be, we’re stunted. These stereotypes will persist until we topple them. A few months ago, the Daddyhunt team got the idea to put together a video series to do just that; show why the modern daddy is so in demand, and what gay dating looks like for men with a little salt in their beards.”