Danny in Real Life

Jack Tracy stars in Danny will Die Alone. Courtesy Dekkoo.com

In Danny Will Die Alone, Jack Tracy stars as a recently single forty-something gay man trying find love via the hook-up apps.  The hilarious and sometimes vulgar series explores how gay men use the apps and treat one another; the differences in their behavior when interacting virtually and in-person; and what gay men in different generations want sexually and romantically. 

 “It’s as if long term relationships and traditional dating structures have been abandoned by men in their 20s and 30s,” Jack Tracy reflects.  “Once you get into the 40s, it’s a whole other macrocosm of messiness; mostly married couples who have opened their relationships and are looking for a temporary third to complete their throuple.”  

Initially built as a web series, the first nine episodes of Danny Will Die Alone are fifteen-minute affairs, each focusing solely on Danny’s encounter with a man that represents a particular corner of the gay dating world.  Characters pop into Danny’s life only to never be heard from again, no different than how it goes while dating in the modern era.

It begins with Danny attempting to convert a well-endowed hookup into a forever partner.  After that fails, he meets hipsters, conservatives, spiritual beings, gym gurus, and men with all kinds of kinky sexual proclivities.  All the while, Danny breaks the fourth wall to regularly let viewers know what he’s thinking about during the ongoing car crashes.  “It’s a way to bring the audience into Danny’s issues,” Jack explains.  “The viewers become the confidant Danny vents to.”

Viewers may sympathize with Danny, but not too much, because Danny is jaded to the point of near insanity, and is as awful as the situations he finds himself in.  Like when he realizes the apps have become the land of unwanted bottoms and he enters his “top era”, or when it dawns on him that the apps simply aren’t ‘appening, and he hires a professional matchmaker.

It’s nonstop hilarity at Danny’s increasingly desperate antics as he futilely searches for his one true love. 

Photo courtesy Dekkoo.com

Jack Tracy is a New York based writer, actor, producer, and recording artist.  He has released three LPs, numerous EPs, and is best known for his feature film Snowflake, and his web series HistoryBig Law and Millennial Memoir.  Danny Will Die Alone is his first Dekkoo original series.  When not working on his latest creation, Jack spends time with his cocker spaniel and, like Danny, continues his search for love.

Season two of Danny Will Die Alone is filming now.  It will shift to six full half hour episodes with a continuing storyline and additional lead cast members.  

Danny Will Die Alone is streaming on Dekkoo.

Ben Nelson

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