Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time. Her three-minute short shows what happened next.
"Hi, I'm Justin. Shall we make out?"
How else could you negotiate that awkward, charming, vulnerable moment? With a laugh, with an admission of fear, a compliment, and finally...a smooch.
The black & white piece was produced by Pilieva in collaboration with L.A.-based womenswear brand Wren, which goes some way to explaining why the attendant strangers are so well-dressed.