SWIPED: HOOKING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
premieres on HBO September 10, 2018 at 10 p.m.
Nancy Jo Sales is the director of SWIPED, a documentary film investigating the online dating industry’s impact on gender issues, examining how it has changed the way people date and mate and think about the apps on their phones, and exploring how the act of swiping affects the ability to find true and lasting connections. At the heart of the film are six young people of diverse backgrounds, ages 18 to 29, in four cities across America (Austin, New York City, Santa Cruz, and Plainfield, Illinois) as they search for love and sex through online dating. The film follows them as they talk about their experiences, opening up about their expectations and insecurities in the world of digital dating. SWIPED also features interviews with experts, academics, and the heads of some of the leading dating apps, including Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.