All three are living in New York and actively participating in the dating scene without their sense of sight.
There are over seven million Americans living with vision loss, and one in five Americans have used online dating.
While there can be an added layer of difficulty when living with a disability, this whole dating thing is something we can all relate to.
“A lot of people asexualize people with disabilities, which is like taking them out of the running before they even get a seat at the table, and that's wrong,” Ellis said.
As a result, we start to see ourselves and our own experiences in each character’s story.
Gus is in his late 30s and blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa.
With his fluency in accessible technology, Gus’ perspective in the film guides us through the ways that online dating and dating apps are user-unfriendly to individuals using screenreaders. At some point, Gus, Anthony, and Nefertiti have been let down by an ex or potential dating partner solely because they are blind.
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“You really do step out and take a ride in someone's dating life, and it’s a fun ride.