20 Couples kiss for the first time on camera


Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva made a short film, asking 20 strangers to kiss for the first time on camera. It’s a very interesting exercise in romanticism and intimacy. The awkward hello, figuring out how to start making out, the different comfort levels of the participants.

Watch the video after the jump.

One of my favorite moments is towards the end where one of the two guys says “I don’t know why, I just want to hug you,” and after breaking from their embrace they hug again.  It was a very sweet moment.


  1. I’m actually a little bit confused by this project. I know that at least two of the people are actors. One of them said she is an actor and the other one I recognize as being from All My Children. It’s the woman with the hornrimmed glasses. Her name is Jill Larson and her name also appears in the credits. To me, it takes away the randomness and charm a bit if the people playing it are actors.



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