We Got British Strangers Who Aren't Models to Kiss Each Other

It was just as awkward as you'd expect.

by VICE Staff
19 September 2017, 3:48pm

A few years ago, an "arty" black-and-white clothes advert in which polite American people kiss each other on the mouth went nuts on the internet.

The twist, you see, was that these people were all strangers, so this was footage of ten first kisses – gross saliva sounds fully audible over the sort of song a very sad person might put on during sex.

It was quite awkward and quite sweet, and it's now had over 122 million YouTube views. But all the people that director Tatia Pilieva cast were models, actors and musicians – i.e. people who aren't exactly renowned for being bashful and awkward. Also, they were American.

So, soon after that video came out, we went out into the street and found 20 strangers who aren't models of any description to stick their stiff British upper lips together for £20 a pop. Go ahead and watch it below:

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