Bil Browning

Mesmerizing: Watching Strangers Kiss

Filed By Bil Browning | March 16, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: kissing strangers, short film

There's something about watching as complete strangers kiss in front of the camera. The nervousness, the hesitancy, and then, for some, the abandon as they surrender to the kiss - it's all mesmerizing. Sadly, the gay men are the only two who seem to repel more than attract each other.

After this video started making the rounds though, it was revealed that it wasn't an art project, but a clothing advertisement. The ad was directed and produced by Tatia Pilieva and most of the participants are from show business.

The cast includes models Natalia Bonifacci, Ingrid Schram, and Langley Fox(daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway and sister of model Dree); musicians Z Berg of The Like, Damian Kulash of OK Go, Justin Kennedy of Army Navy, singer Nicole Simone, and singer-actress Soko (who also performed the melancholy indie music that accompanies the short); and actors Karim Saleh, Matthew Carey, Jill Larson,Corby Griesenbeck, Elisabetta Tedla, Luke Cook, and Marianna Palka.

I think it would be fun to participate in a project of this type. What about you? And does it change your view of the video now that you know it's an ad?

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