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This video , First Kiss, has been making the rounds through a vast variety of sources. If you don’t want to click the link, here is a brief synopsis: 20 strangers are coupled together to make out and be filmed. There seem to be a lot of comments as it gets shared around, mostly about how beautiful and wonderful the short film is.
I wanted more. Here are my questions:
Where did she (the artist/director) find these folks?
Was it difficult to find people willing to kiss complete strangers?
What was the screening process for the people filmed?
Why film strangers kissing?
What direction did she give them?
Was there an aim for diversity? If yes, what was it? If no, why not?
What was the goal?
My take: it’s a sweet project because I like seeing different reactions and connections, but I wish that when artists post on Youtube they give some kind of description as to their reasoning behind such a project. I also have to guess that the attractiveness of each of the participants and their subsequent make-out sessions factored in greatly.
What is the point of filming strangers kissing? What are your thoughts on the video?