Celebrate PRIDE with Waking Up With Strangers: A Millennial Web Series About Intimacy
Waking Up With Strangers is a new comedic anthology digital series based on the true stories of millennials. As millennials who search for intimacy the night before leads to awkward, honest, and revealing truths the morning after.
Told through the eyes of four characters, each episode follows one of our leads arising in the morning with a new partner and then dealing with strange hilarious consequences of waking up with a stranger. The web series premiered on June 5th, 2018 and new episodes air every Tuesday.
The Vision of Waking Up With Strangers
Imagine this… you swipe right on your dream girl and after an amazing night of adult fun, you wake up to find that she has robbed you. Of everything. Including your electric toothbrush. Imagine this… you wake up thinking you have found your unicorn.
He is handsome, single, and employed (the marryin’ type, right?) However, you find out that he’s 53, an ex-priest, and you just took his virginity… oops. Those are the kinds of stories that make up Waking Up With Strangers.
…Or at least somewhat.
Where The Story Of Waking Up With Strangers Came From
Ever had a bad hookup story? After a racially tinged ‘date,’ the creator of the series — Antoine Perry bemoaned the experience with a few friends. They all began a roundtable of horror hookup stories. They each began with the best of intentions and ended in regrets; Plan-B and doctor visits.
Within this series, Perry wanted to showcase the common thread that he felt tied us all together. We all wanted a search for more amongst the comical banality of Insta-likes, right swipes, and sub-tweets of our millennial culture. We all want a search for intimacy.
And, he isn’t wrong about that.
About Antoine Perry, The Creator
Coming from Oklahoma, Antoine recently graduated from USC. Since college, he has forged a career in entertainment as a working film and TV actor. Recently, however, he has turned his creative attention toward content creation. Through his experiences as an Afro-Latino Queer male, they have made him acutely aware of the systemic challenges that ‘others’ in society face.