Watch: What It Actually Looks Like When Strangers Kiss

Last week, for Wren’s fall 2014 collection video, First Kiss, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva randomly paired up 20 strangers and asked them to lock lips on-camera. Unsurprisingly, it went viral. The catch: The “strangers” were all attractive models/actors/artists/musicians.

Now Vice offers a follow-up video stripped of its flattering mood lighting and coffeehouse soundtrack. In a clip called We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren’t Models to Kiss Each Other, the brand recruited a diverse group of people off the London streets, left in all the cringe-worthy sound effects, and captured what it’s really like to make out with someone new: incredibly awkward. Several members of this group couldn’t look more eager for it to be over, while in Pilieva’s a few couples give the impression they’re leaving the set with a new life partner. Watch the Vice version below:


What It Actually Looks Like When Strangers Kiss