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Sometimes All It Takes Is One Kiss To Set The Entire Pool Aflame

While a cute guy gets egged on by his macho friends to do a high dive at the public pool, a mysterious stranger catches his eye. And when that stranger fabulously returns, he makes a splash with ripples that get everyone at the pool nice and wet.

German musician Din [A] Tod recently released this video/short film for his song “Cold Star” and called it “an appeal for acceptance of your own and others’ sexual identity.”

It’s also an appeal for bad-ass music videos. (Remember them?)

Via One Angry Queer

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Aug 27, 2011
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  • 39 Comments
    • Xavi
      Xavi

      Awesome video, with hints of ’80s and ’90s realness

      Aug 27, 2011 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallest
      tallest

      Fuckin fantastic! Loved it.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prissy
      prissy

      i started to watch it, but… ugh… there were so many close-ups of that woman’s ugly toes that i had to X out.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vidur
      Vidur

      Cool video; great message.

      Also, not gonna lie, kinda got hot near the end. :D

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maddie :)
      Maddie :)

      Are you all happy because i didn’t write my opinion in All page but now i want to write my opinion<3 sorry

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Maddie :): You haven’t actually written your opinion about this, all you have done is said that you want to write one.

      Also, try using Google translator. You’re more likely to be able to make a coherent post with that.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maddie
      Maddie

      I’m so sorry

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maddie
      Maddie [Different person #1 using similar name]

      For me write English so hard

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      Why did they have to use an orgy of sexual intimacy to get the message across of accepting gays? Its like implying that’s what people have to accept about us. There were so many other ways they could of gone with this.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tommyb
      tommyb

      wow fantastic video!

      Aug 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Ryan
      B Ryan

      Love it!

      Aug 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Killer video. I love the tension that the slow motion creates, and the selective use of sounds and expressions.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      Evolutionary, loved it!

      Aug 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      Weird & beautiful. What kind of mind-control-sex-glitter did that transvestite leave in the water anyway?

      Aug 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      PS If I’m not mistaken, I do believe that charactor was Maggie G eating fr fries. Perfect casting.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad
      Chad

      Disguising!! An all out orgy of crossdressing and shameless hookups? Yea I’ll pass! I support gay rights not this animalistic garbage!! This video has nothing to do with acceptance and equality. It’s more of an immoral showcase of unrestraint and impurity. Nothing attractive about that at all!

      Aug 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      What the hell just happened?

      Aug 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Max the Communist
      Max the Communist

      @Chad–that’s a really interesting Freudian slip–disguising for disgusting, I presume. What is being disguised in the video and what is being revealed?

      I love the pansexual, multi-generational nature of the video. It kind of ends up like Rocky Horror–everyone in the pool. I’ll take this kind of “immoral showcase” anytime. It’s transgressive, like gay used to be.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      Pushing the envelope. Making me think “wait, did that really just happen?”. Art at its best.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TlknWM
      TlknWM

      Yay, another video created under the pretense that it’ll somehow advance the gay community.

      1. 60 yr old making advances on a 20 year old? (that’s just gross)
      2. physical abuse or S&M?(lesbian getting smacked in the face and liking it?),
      3. encouraging promiscuity (hmmm who haven’t I made out with in this pool?)

      Aug 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • imrupertinent
      imrupertinent

      dunno why but the video just made me cry…

      Aug 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      the music’s great.

      the video is interesting. I did think that certain groups would use it as evidence of gays being into orgies, and have no restraints, blah, blah. But, sometimes, there needs to be less restraint.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      Well i think all things can be looked at both ways, so it’s good to hear from naysayers. But the gist of the movie is about getting over your fears, which is a world wide pandemic, not just about gays and acceptance, hence hetero and bi attraction was also part of the movie. Also the crossdresser “60yr old” may have been str8 as he simply helped the young guy past his fear of diving then the young bi guy may have helped the older guy past his fear of love or even his gayness by moving in on him with a kiss, then the older guy got out of the pool as they were complete. It’s a perfect feast of love and courage conquering fear, extreme form but the message is there if one can get past umm….their fears ….. to see it.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      An aged Stonewall veteran shows the young man it’s OK, just jump in, we did. Like this. Once his fear is overcome, he’s an example to others, who join him in “the pool”. Those who can’t join feed their hate and weep with envy.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 7:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @declanto: Well put. And nicely surmised.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood
      Miss Understood

      Lovely video.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jay
      jay

      I agree, red meat. It makes it harder to seperate the true bigots from the people who just don’t want sexual images forced on them. most importantly, as you wrote, it furthers the stereotype that all gays are about is public displays of sexual behavior.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NSRob
      NSRob

      I find it interesting and kind of hypnotic in some respects.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skindeep
      skindeep

      @TlknWM:Why is an older man, showing an interest in a younger man Gross? Your ageist attitude is prevalent in our community, but people don’t stop living at 29! I fell in love with an amazing 58 year old man when i was 20, we spent 19 wonderful years together, Loving each other, enjoying each other. I’m sorry if that is gross to you! Your attitude is Gross to me!

      Aug 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      It’s all good.
      Thanks for posting that video Queerty.

      Aug 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slanty
      slanty

      @skindeep: lol @ you

      Aug 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rocky
      rocky

      this reminds me so much of the pool/orgy scene from the rocky horror picture show

      Aug 29, 2011 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryn Lunt
      Bryn Lunt

      This makes as stiff as an ironing board. Believe me that is stiff.

      Aug 29, 2011 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Aug 29, 2011 at 3:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      @declanto:
      I agree with scott ny’er, very nicely put. Lovely video. To those complaining, especially about the older guy, I think you missed the point of acceptance.

      Aug 29, 2011 at 6:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Damian
      Damian

      Love the look on the old luv’s face at the end of the video as she’s walking away…

      “My job is done!”

      Love it

      Aug 29, 2011 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateB79
      NateB79

      @Damian: Exactly! He look around all like, “My work here is done!”. I think the people that are griping about it being just an orgy scene in a pool, it’s all about acceptance, the guy ripping the wig off at the beginning was all about him not accepting and by the end, he had tossed his inhibitions to discover another side of himself. I thought it was a brilliant video and a great song as well. It may have made them a new fan.

      Aug 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      The pool is acceptance. The young man and the drag queen jump in together to represent an early LGBTQ Ally relationship, which the whole pool is watching… the whole pool being the bigger world.

      Once there is acceptance, the world mostly joins in and everybody is happy.

      It’s an allegory for LGBTQ acceptance! The fry and mayo thing is the French way…. her sitting on the sidelines means?

      Aug 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Me
      Me

      Usually I’m not into arty videos but I really like this one. Music, pace, content…lovely.

      Aug 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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