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Topic: Strangers First Kiss
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Strangers First Kiss
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:04am
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http://gawker.com/strangers-making-out-for-the-first-time-is-less-awkward-1541182243" rel="nofollow - Strangers Making Out For the First Time Is Less Awkward Than Expected


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbDHxCV29A" rel="nofollow - Video

From filmmaker http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2099669/" rel="nofollow - Tatia Pilieva comes something of a chemistry experiment: Pairing up attractive strangers and asking them to kiss on camera.

Turns out even beautiful people are a bit wary of making out with someone they just met, especially with a director watching. But once they overcome the initial awkwardness, something magical happens: If we were shown just the kisses, it'd be easy to believe these total strangers had been together for months or years, not minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbDHxCV29A

http://gawker.com/strangers-making-out-for-the-first-time-is-less-awkward-1541182243?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow




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Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:09am

We are all connected.



Posted By: femmemichelle
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 12:37pm
That was actually really sweet.


Posted By: Faithfully2002
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 2:20pm
Awww Heart


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 2:25pm
Gross.


Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 2:34pm
Disgusting.

Barely swap spit with the man I love. I'll be damned if stranger saliva goes in my mouth.


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 2:52pm
Ill admit to kissing a stranger..he was a good kisser... sadly his gf slapped the sh1t out of him soon after. Good times


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 3:00pm
did anybody else notice OpalLOL


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 3:06pm
^^ I did.... LOL


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 3:07pm
herpeeeeeeeeeees

/cam'ron


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

herpeeeeeeeeeees

/cam'ron


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 3:08pm
is this different from what actors do? Not during the movie; I assume they sorta know the person by then. But for screen tests/tryouts and such, don't they kiss people they just laid eyes on.

I've wanted to make a thread asking if anyone ever dated or married to an actor/ress and how that worked w/ them making out with other people. Any jealousy? Do you ever feel they're acting with you? How do you know? I've always been curious about that but this ain't the thread lol.


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:08pm

You Loved the ‘First Kiss’ Video Because You Were Told to Love It

By http://flavorwire.com/author/tomflavorpill/" rel="nofollow - on
You Loved the ‘First Kiss’ Video Because You Were Told to Love It

If you have Facebook, then chances are yesterday your feed was bombarded with people sharing a curious video wherein a bunch of “strangers” kiss one another. By now, I’m wagering you fall into one of two camps: you’re sick of seeing the bastard thing, or you found it life-affirming and wonderful and are wondering why there’s a backlash against it. Either way, I suspect the last thing you want to do is read more about it, but bear with me here, because beyond the superficial, the way the whole thing unfolded is a rather fascinating study in what we tend to call viral culture.

So, first, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbDHxCV29A" rel="nofollow - the video itself . If you’ve avoided it, it’s entitled “First Kiss,” and it’s a soft-focus black-and-white affair that involves 20 people pairing off and making out. The idea is that they’re strangers, meeting for the first time, and that once they get over their initial awkwardness, the sparks fly and the whole thing is unexpectedly moving. It’s soundtracked by some suitably Dido-esque music with lyrics that sound like they walked straight off one of those motivational posters you see in depressing office kitchens: “If you’re not ready for love, how can you be ready for life?”

If I sound cynical, apologies. But hey, as it turns out, most of the “strangers” are actors, models, and/or in OK Go (it seems to be an unbreakable law of YouTube that all viral videos have to include OK Go somehow). And the video is an advertisement for clothes — an advertisement that has been watched 24 MILLION TIMES in two days.

Once this became clear, the anti-kissing video cynics went into overdrive: Slate’s Amanda Hess http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/03/11/first_kiss_video_tatia_pilieva_films_strangers_who_are_also_actors_models.html" rel="nofollow - wrote , “I doubt that millions of viewers would be so quick to celebrate a video of randos kissing if they were all less thin, hip, stylish, charming, and well-manicured,” while Pedestrian http://www.pedestrian.tv/news/fashion/that-strangers-kissing-video-you-loved-so-much-was/461d1af5-ab0d-4ecc-89d7-970d580a2bec.htm" rel="nofollow - asked , “If ‘First Kiss’ never pretended to be anything other [than an advertisement], does its nature make it (retroactively) any less moving for it being just another ad for clothes — albeit a brilliant one presented in a highly-shareable format? Are whatever feelings it evoked in you rendered void now you’re a little wiser to its motives; or is this no different to being moved by the performances of actors in a film?”

That’s a question that you can mull over yourself, as the answer, I suspect, will be different for everyone. But as far as a study in “sharing” culture goes, the way the video played out was pretty much perfect, going from Stage 1 (oh, look, a few people are sharing this video) through Stage 2 (for Christ’s sake, my entire feed is this video), Stage 3 (and now my feed is half this video and half people saying “ the kissing video”) to Stage 4 (guess what: it was all a setup!) in the space of 24 hours. As much as anything, it’s a study in just how quickly things move these days — by the end of the week, it’ll probably all be forgotten, and we’ll be arguing about something equally meaningless.

But still, here’s a thought experiment. Removed from the “ZOMG this is so life-affirming” context, what we have is a three-and-a-half minute video of heterosexual people making out, with a gay couple and a lesbian couple thrown in for good measure, set to a somewhat drippy soundtrack. They’re all young, they’re all attractive, they’re pretty much all white, they all look like they’re not short of a dime. And, of course, they’re all clad in fashionable outfits. It’s been shared by 24 million people, at least some of whom are presumably the types who get weirded out when people make out next to them on the subway.

So let’s imagine the video had been shared in a less positive manner. The share-athon seemed to begin with http://www.buzzfeed.com/abagg/this-video-of-people-kissing-for-the-first-time-goes-from-aw?bffb" rel="nofollow - this BuzzFeed post , wherein the site’s video curator, Alison Bagg, proclaimed, “This video of people kissing for the first time goes from awkward to beautiful in mere moments.” Great, she liked it. But let’s imagine that, say, Jezebel got hold of it first, and posted it along with some outraged commentary about lack of diversity or heteronormativity or the beauty myth.

Working out what makes a video go viral is a notoriously inexact science, but http://mashable.com/2013/05/15/viral-video-factors/" rel="nofollow - this Mashable article gives as good a theory as any: “Most… viral videos share at least two things in common: ‘discussability’ and ‘relatability.’” Our hypothetical Jezebel post ticks both boxes pretty nicely. Maybe it wouldn’t have done 24 million views in two days, but I’m willing to bet it’s a bandwagon a whole lot of people would have jumped on. (And I’m sure it’s no accident that BuzzFeed appears to have seen the video before anyone else.)

Of course, the fact that people engage with “shareable” “content” on only the most superficial level is hardly news. The internet is the world’s foremost hub of confirmation bias, after all — people tend to share the content that reinforces their views, so much so that the actual content itself barely matters. (It’d also be fascinating to see how many people watched the kissing video from beginning to end before sharing it — I suspect that these things are like the “Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: FUNNY!” emails that used to http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/the-internet-chain-letter-rides-again" rel="nofollow - do the rounds in the days before Facebook.)

In other words, this sort of stuff has no meaning beyond what people project onto it, and what they project onto it is very much contingent on how it’s presented. Which brings us to the last point, the fact that the video was an advertisement. A very clever one. One of the most talked-about internet phenomena of the last year or so has been that of Upworthy, the http://flavorwire.com/428936/like-sympathize-but-dont-hate-how-social-medias-enforced-positivity-is-making-us-dupes/" rel="nofollow - relentlessly positive social media phenomenon that involves sharing “uplifiting” content.

This video is perhaps the first massively successful example of a brand taking that model and running with it — this video couldn’t have been better designed to slide into an Upworthy world, providing striking imagery and an easily embeddable YouTube clip that blogs the world over could milk for http://www.buzzfeed.com/abagg/this-video-of-people-kissing-for-the-first-time-goes-from-aw?bffb" rel="nofollow - sweet, sweet pageviews . After all, who’d even heard of the company that sponsored “First Kiss” before yesterday?

There’s been http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0KDEQ8X89AsJ:www.thewire.com/technology/2013/09/how-upworthy-makes-money/69460/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us" rel="nofollow - plenty of discussion about just how Upworthy itself makes money, but it seems that perhaps the people who will really monetize the Upworthy model won’t necessarily be Upworthy themselves. No, it’s whichever brands manage to come up with things like “First Kiss” — content that situates their commercial message in a glow of faux positivity and life-affirming beauty. Content that people like because it’s designed that way. It’s a whole lot more effective than interrupting people’s Spotify stream or sticking your stupid ad at the start of an unrelated YouTube video, that’s for sure.



Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:12pm
I find that fascinating


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:13pm
Thats why white folks stay with bumpy lips and mono.....Im good....


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:24pm
guy # 2 gross



@AK...most people have some strain of herp and dont even know it anyways....


but yeah, gross

i wonder how many of them had bad breath or rotting teeth


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Gross.

And creepy. I hope they tested all of them before they did this experiment.






Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

We are all connected.


Dead


Posted By: Lonisha87
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:32pm
Cute, but not i


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 5:39pm

I'd be all for this if it were showing each other love by just giving each other big "bear hugs"...

but we're strangers and we're sharing salivaDead

nah






Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 2:13am
i could tell this was FAKE right away- the people look too made-up the way they are styled was not realistic


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 2:18am
that was kinda cute. i liked all the awkwardness 


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 2:24am
I like the strangers posing for couple pics better.


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 2:39am
Now do the drunk version!!


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:09am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Now do the BB's version!!
fixed.


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:11am
Originally posted by Mixer Mixer wrote:

Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Now do the BB's version!!
fixed.


Now hop off my dick


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:14am
I bet you say that all the time after drunken sex.


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:15am
Yeah then you lick the head and gargle on my balls


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:15am
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Ill admit to kissing a stranger..he was a good kisser... sadly his gf slapped the sh1t out of him soon after. Good times
I read this fast and thought you got slapped.


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:16am
Why weren't any other races included? Did the article say?


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:17am
Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

guy # 2 gross



@AK...most people have some strain of herp and dont even know it anyways....


but yeah, gross

i wonder how many of them had bad breath or rotting teeth

which makes matters even worse...


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 3:18am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Yeah then you lick the head and gargle on my balls
Why are you reciting what I told you that night? *runs*


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Mar 13 2014 at 5:03am
Originally posted by Mixer Mixer wrote:

Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Yeah then you lick the head and gargle on my balls
Why are you reciting what I told you that night? *runs*




boooooooooo




Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Mar 18 2014 at 6:36am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpOTQdErnOU" rel="nofollow - First Kiss NYC



As a response to Tatia PIlieva's First Kiss, we asked 28 New Yorkers to come and kiss a stranger...

Film presented by Wifey.tv
Directed by Hye Yun Park



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