A kitschy, low-fi, bubblegum-sweet glance at queer intimacy, and that special sort of 11pm-nightclub magic of late adolescence.
There’s a phenomenon called “second adolescence”, where LGBTQ+ people tend to miss out on the classic teenage milestones (first kiss/first relationship/first sexual experience), and instead experience all of that in the weeks, months and years after coming out. So we often have our first kisses (with the same gender) in strobe-lit, sticky-floored basement rooms – meaning LGBTQ+ nightclubs often function as spaces of identity-consolidation. Often via snogging.
So I wanted to make something which dug into this phenomenon a bit. And I wanted it to be fun! I took a lot of influence from chiptunes and ’90s video, and deliberately made the film a bit “Year 9 art” around the edges: so hopefully it gets at that feeling of being young(ish) and inexperienced, but has a real earnestness and self-awareness too.