Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FIRST KISS - Gay Version from NZ

Last night, just before I turned off the computer for the night, I saw the video above. It’s a gay version of the Internet sensation, FIRST KISS.

The video was created by New Zealand safer sex education group Love Your Condom (Note: not all material on their site is worksafe). They talk about the making of the video on their blog.

I think that this version is better than the original because it feels authentic. I’m sure that’s partly because I know that most of the participants in the original were actors and/or models, but, whatever the reason, this one just feels real to me.

I think it’s kind of funny that I first heard about the video—made by a New Zealand organisation—from an Australian gay news site, the Star Observer. It was later picked-up by various gay sites in the USA, and now it’s going viral. As it should.

From time to time a New Zealand video goes viral, which is always fun, but also a little surreal: Most of the time, the world ignores us as the Dutch did at the Nuclear Security Summit. Viral videos are probably more entertaining, anyway.

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