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New Yorkers get paired up to kiss random strangers

Posted by Austin Tedesco  March 17, 2014 07:45 PM

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By Rachel Raczka

It was only a matter of time: New York-based filmmaker Hye Yun Park made a "real life" version of the beautiful kissing strangers/paid professionals video that went viral last week. It crushed our pitter-patter hearts to pieces when it was exposed as nothing more than a marketing campaign for fashion brand Wren and its "strangers" were more like celebrity offspring and hipster limelight regulars.

Park's version for Wifey.TV uses real strangers, in all their blemished awkward glory, making out for the first time. The pairs, who were recruited via "word of mouth," are blindfolded before they're put face-to-face for the first time, make a bit of forced small talk, and lock lips. A peppy pop track by Jennifer O'Connor plays and the 28 strangers proceed to aimlessly kiss. Is it sweet? Sure. Is it beautiful? Sort of.

Is it a marketing campaign? No. And maybe that's the most wonderful part of it all. Check it out below:

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