Like with almost any good idea, Speed Dating started with a glass of wine, conversation and a lot of laughter. How could one be gay, really, with so many beautiful women in the world? I wanted to make something entertaining and relatable but I also wanted it be different and bigger than my last few films. Dating can often become a complicated thing, and when things become desperate you often try to speed things off. The only thing perhaps scarier than being surprised by the gay monster is, apparently, mistaking a transsexual for a real woman—though promptly realizing it before the deed is done. Not that Too Cool the very hot Wesley Jonathan , Dog Chico Benymon , and Beaver Leonard Robinson are Luddites nostalgic for pre-Craigslist modes of cruising, or that straight folk get the sexual technology memo rather late in the game. While the shoot took about 12 days, the entire film from concept to output took about 2 years.