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There’s A Lot Of Sex To Be Had When You’re Young, Single And Gay In New York

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 9.59.16 PMIf Banana and Cucumber are too Brit-centric for you and you couldn’t relate to any of the characters in Looking, perhaps you’ll enjoy Hunting Season, a highly-sexualized pretty accurate depiction of the mating rituals of 20-somethings in New York City. The web series from creator Jon Marcus will launch its second season next week and continues to chronicle the exploits of its protagonist Alex (Ben Baur), who is just the typical 20-something in the big city, and who just happens to keep a secret sex blog since he and his boyfriend split a couple of years ago. Being an attractive young man, he has no trouble keeping his dance card filled.

Fans (and newcomers to the series) can expect a lot of gay drama, according to this synopsis: 

When Alex runs into someone from his past he re-considers the consequences of his freedom and decides to make some changes, with unexpected results.  His two best friends are going through their own turmoil as well, as Tommy (Marc Sinoway) confronts someone who despises him and everything he stands for, and TJ (Jake Manabat) and his husband explore non-monogamy in their marriage.

Season two premieres May 5 on Vimeo on Demand and a new episode will be available every Tuesday for four week.

Check out season two’s sizzling trailer below.

Hunting Season – SEASON TWO TRAILER from The Story Dept on Vimeo.

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35 Comments

  • Gregory Shapiro

    Jayson – your bf in the cover photo haha

  • lauraspencer

    Looks like a fun show, but like most TV it is fantasy. As a New Yorker and having friends who span 20s – 60s the depiction of hooking up in this show isn’t the reality. There is a lot of chatting on apps that most often leads nowhere. Going out to bars where nobody approaches or talks isn’t productive and the once thriving NYC dance club scene is now non-existant in NYC.

    Shows like this are neeeded because it’s a fun escape from what is really going on.

  • Trevor Hebertson

    …and you’re under 30, and don’t work so you can spend all day at the gym

  • DonovanS28

    Ehhhh… I do think there will be a third season -_-
    Again with the stereotypical gay main character, whoever is making this shows really need to pay attention to all the others

  • AtticusBennett

    @DonovanS28: what do you mean by “the stereotypical gay character”?

    many many gay men would be deemed “stereotypical” by society; doesn’t mean their lives and stories are less valid and don’t need to be told.

    i lived in NYC for 5 years – yes, there was much sex to be had. and even better – a lot of that sex turned into really strong and continuing friendships.

  • Chris

    Are you kidding me? If you’re gay, there’s lots of sex to be had….all the other modifiers simply describe the different flavors and/or sections of the buffet where you can find it.

  • AtticusBennett

    @Chris: true dat. my sex life actually got way better, way more fun, and way more varied when i stopped going to the gym, and turned 30.

    and i find NYC guys to be among the most approachable and confident in the world. people actually struck up conversations, responded to greetings, and generally knew how to socialize well.

  • mmichael_24

    Most shows with lgbt characters follow this a similar storyline. I guess the only thing were good at is having a bunch of sex.

  • MarionPaige

    Well, it looks like they picked a platform on which they can be more explicit than on some network (and not have to worry about some advertiser revolt). However,

    What’s with all the verbalizing? They are on a platform where they can act out more than they could on HBO or a tv network and yet they do more talking than acting out.

    I blame Woody Allen for all this yapping in movies. Generations of film makers are convinced that their screenplays and movies won’t be taken seriously unlike their characters talk like they’ve spent the last 10 years in analysis.

  • Taskebab

    I’ve seen the first season…this show is porn, let’s not try and make it more than it is…

  • Mark Eason

    I sure don’t think so

  • MarionPaige

    @MarionPaige: “I blame Woody Allen for all this yapping in movies. Generations of film makers are convinced that their screenplays and movies won’t be taken seriously unLESS their characters talk like they’ve spent the last 10 years in analysis.”

  • broadshoulder

    “Btitcentric”?

    Oh dear god. Just how provincial can you get in Qweety?

  • Tachi Taylor

    Jake Manabat, have a looksie!!!

  • Jacob Thompson

    Banana and Cucumber are amazing. TV for smart people. And the best part is one half is the younger generation (20s) and the other half is the older (40s-50’s) and together it tells the whole story. Definitely worth checking out now that it’s free On Demand.

  • Colin McCoy

    Pretty accurate representation of who? Hooray, another show where gay men are nothing more than a high sex drive.

  • Joseph Klein

    Until you become older single and gay, then your doomed

  • Paul L. Dawson

    Your perceptions become your reality

  • Magid Harbison

    Only if you’re thin and fit.

  • Bob Bascom-Cohane

    I have never seen the show so, with that caveat, it sounds as if the show is perpetuating one of the conservative right’s stereotypes. That stereotype being, gay men can’t be in monogamous relationships and therefore that is a valid reason, in their minds, to deny them the right to be married. Just this guy’s opinion…

  • Maude

    Sex in Greenwich Village, NYC was always sooooo available,I could just walk outside of my apt. on Sullivan St, and pick up a ‘trick’ one block away in Washington Square Park, or Bleaker St., near The Andy Warhol Cinema, or just stand on the corner until I was approached……

  • Realitycheck

    @Bob Bascom-Cohane:
    It is definitely a stereotype, there are plenty, may be even the majority of gay guys,
    that are fully capable of relationships, and monogamous at that.
    I also believe that everyone soon or later cheat for what ever reason, straight or
    gay it makes no difference, it is the one thing most people are not prepared for.
    Bottom line the show is only an eye candy for a section of the gay population or a fun
    talk at a party, but definitely doesn’t represent gay people in NYC as a whole.
    There are sex clubs and the people that goes there are easily to identify, all you have to
    do is talk to them for 5 minutes and everything revolves around sex and sex and yes sex LOL

  • AtticusBennett

    the comments in here are very revealing – we have guys complaining about “gays who are nothing more than a high sex drive”, which actually sounds more like you’re saying that nobody wants to have sex with YOU.

    or guys saying “only if you’re thin and fit” – uh…wha? why can’t you non-thin non-fit guys have sex with each other? there’s plenty of you, after all. stop exclusively looking at thin-and-fit guys and you might get laid.

    “it sounds as if the show is perpetuating one of the conservative right’s stereotypes. That stereotype being, gay men can’t be in monogamous relationships and therefore that is a valid reason, in their minds, to deny them the right to be married.”

    the conservative-right has excuses for their bigotry, not reasons.

    many monogamous gay couples want to marry. and they’re not allowed because…what? because some of us don’t want to marry, personally, or are sexually-open? that doesn’t make any sense.

    you don’t live your life catering to idiots’ excuses. that’s nonsense.

    you gay men could behave in every way that a bigoted right-wing idiot demands. know what’ll happen? they still won’t respect you. they won’t. you’ll have wasted time trying to get blood from a stone.

    wake up, folks. equality is for all – not just those of you who beg for conditional tolerance.

    by all means, have sex, and have fun. sexual liberation. and stop blaming guys who DO get laid for your own miserable lives.

  • Cee

    I forgot about this show. Watched the first season a while ago. It was decent. Better than “Looking.” HBO should have picked up this show instead of “Looking.” I bet it would’ve been more successful.

  • mmichael_24

    @AtticusBennett: I don’t think it has anything to do with guys not wanting gay guys to have sex. I think it’s about most shows on television portraying us as of that’s all we do is have sex. I have yet to see a show about a group of gay characters that are doing things other than having sex or talking about sex. I mean if that’s all you do that’s fine but some gay people do and care about way more things than having sex. And it would be nice for that side to be portrayed on television.

  • onthemark

    @mmichael_24: Apparently you’ve never seen one of the highest-rated shows on TV, “Modern Family”? Those guys are married so they never have sex and never talk about it either! Only the straights are allowed to do that.

  • AtticusBennett

    @mmichael_24: brothers and sisters. six feet under. law and order SVU. modern family.

    if what you meant is “i want a show about young gay single men who live like me – unable to get laid” then best of luck with that boring concept.

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