You may have seen this video as it went viral this week. If not, you can see it here.
It’s called First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva. It marks people actually kissing each other for the first time.
Now,, as inspiring and interesting as this video is, it has got some criticism. So after watching the video, read this article. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/03/11/first_kiss_video_tatia_pilieva_films_strangers_who_are_also_actors_models.html
The article was written by Amanda Hess. She basically argues that this gone viral, because the people in the video are beautiful. Here’s a portion of what she said.
“I’m betting that if Pilieva had filmed the video with a more diverse cast of all the people in the world who constitute “strangers,” the result would have been more unsettlingly comedic than searchingly romantic. It would also have been more interesting, if infinitely less sharable. The video peddles the fantasy that beauty can spring from an unexpected connection between two random people, but what it’s really showing us is the beauty of models making out. It’s like the hipster Bachelor. 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.”
What do you think? Do you think this video proves first kisses are beautiful? Or is this video worth sharing because the people in the video are beautiful?