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Grinder (2016)

A teen model gets lured into New York City by an model agent to discover nothing is as it seems.


Brandon Ruckdashel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Fleming ... Rich
Tyler Austin ... Luke
Brandon Ruckdashel ... Tim
Sarah Lazar Sarah Lazar ... Sarah
Jose Ramos Jose Ramos ... Dwayne
Jay Reum Jay Reum ... Michael
Julian Gavilanes ... Austin
Joshua Dye ... Christian
Sam Finn Cutler Sam Finn Cutler ... Bartender
Cherie Chetyrbok ... Bar Patron
Amadi Mashala Ada ... Bar Patron (as Amadi Carter)
Adam Bourque ... Actor
Chad Giovanni Chad Giovanni ... Actor
Christy Gutierrez Christy Gutierrez ... Bar Patron
Sam Hariss Sam Hariss ... Bar Patron


Protagonist/Main character 16 year old uses Grinder app to seek men to escape abusive father and start a new lifetyle. Eventually finding a "model agency" whose owner is an abusive pedophile whom abuses and rapes the boys ages 16-18, remains the antagonist with constant rapings, manipulations, and physical abuse that the protagonist thinks is ok to live with (since he has no other place to stay). Another character, a photographer for the agency, is seen as a character who cheats on his fiance to escape his straight life sexuality. He tries falling in love with protagonist 16 year old and falls short to head agency abuser claiming that the 16 year old is his to himself. A journey of a 16 year old homosexual male finding out that what seems to be a model agency is just a pedophile running a porn magazine company for minors. The disgust and realizations that enlighten the industry of pornography is revealed in an enticing way in this film. Slow and artsy, this story awakens the horrors ...

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A very badly conceived and executed movie that should never have been made
10 June 2018 | by jm10701See all my reviews

Stupid, boring and completely unbelievable. Badly written, badly directed and badly cast. No actor should write and direct a movie that shows him (and no one else) showering, repeatedly, full-on naked, every part in closeup. It makes him seem like an exhibitionist who made a movie only so he could do that. It's not sexy or even interesting.

Way way WAY too many minutes-long closeups of faces looking directly into a mirror or the camera, grimacing or trying to look shocked or trying to portray some other unknown emotion. A very badly conceived and executed movie that should never have been made.

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11 May 2018 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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