Complete Strangers Undress Each Other in This New Video from the Creator of 'First Kiss'
Back in March, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva took the internet by storm with her video First Kiss, which paired complete strangers together, and as the title suggests, had them kiss on camera for the first time. The viral hit, which was used as a promo for women's clothing company WREN, had a bit of backlash from those who considered the video a hoax because there were actors and models used, but Pilieva's goal was not about using anyone off the street, but about the interactions between strangers doing something intimate. Now she's back again with another "stranger" video, this time it's a more diverse group of people who've never met taking each other's clothes off.
Here's the video, which is a different promo, this time for the Showtime series Masters of Sex:
And this is her previous video if you missed it:
So why should we care about this in the first place from a creator's perspective? I think whether you're creating documentaries or fiction, one of the main goals for most people is to try to get genuine reactions or performances. There are many different schools of thought about what is genuine and how it should be accomplished, but it's always fascinating to see the reactions from strangers doing things that might be awkward or uncomfortable.
The real beauty of these videos to me is to see when people finally forget that the camera is there and really get into the moment. I think from a dramatic point of view, that's where narrative work really comes alive, when the performers are living somewhere between those awkward first reactions and trying too hard.
Tatia's first feature film Forever has not been released yet, but here is the trailer:
For more about her, head on over to her website.
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[via Fast Company]