The Gay Dating Scene: Was That A Pet Name Or A Putdown?

Hunter Harden in Michael Henry's latest short film "How to Let a Gay Guy Know You're Into Him"
Hunter Harden in Michael Henry’s latest short film

The gay dating scene can be so complicated sometimes you don’t know if you’re playing the equivalent of a friendly game of checkers or 3-D chess.

Smart/funny guy Michael Henry’s latest short film explores how some signals – including references to iguanas and other reptiles – can be confusing amid the fun and frolic of flirtation.


After a fun pizza party the night before, Henry and his friends Nathan Mohebbi and Mike Millan review the evening – especially the party host’s roommate Adam (played by porn furball Hunter Harden).

Nathan: “He made me the best jalapeño margarita last night, and said, ‘Here you go, king.'”

Mike: “He made me a personal pan pizza and spelled ‘stud’ in bell peppers.”

Henry: “He made me take out the garbage.” 



It turns out Adam also called Henry ‘turtle taint’ and ‘lizard butt,’ which leads Henry to wonder, “Do I seem reptilian?”

Maybe those were euphemisms for unspoken attraction? Or perhaps road signs he’s really just not into you? Or, maybe he has ‘reptile dysfunction?’

Check out the quick 3 minute video below, and you can find more of the hilarious Mr. Henry’s insightful views on gay dating here.


1 thought on “The Gay Dating Scene: Was That A Pet Name Or A Putdown?”

  1. I think Michael Henry was up for the Queerties this year. Hope he wins. There are several other gay web series I like as well but he’s great.


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