04/02/2014 02:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

"First Kiss," the #LostTakes (VIDEO)


I know, I know. Yet another "First Kiss" parody. But it might be only one you need.

To make sure we're all on the same page: The original "First Kiss" clip brought twenty strangers together and asked them to kiss. Friends from around the world shared it on my minifeed and said the concept restored their faith in humanity, was poignant, life-affirming, etc. etc. etc. And they weren't the only ones. The Internet was beside itself. So far, the video has a staggering 74,244,401 views.






I wasn't convinced. First of all, how are 20 strangers ALL un-offensively attractive? Secondly, for New York City, this was quite a... monochromatic, if you will, selection of "strangers." Now we know it was a clothing ad and everyone was a paid actor or model. Viewers were crushed. Their disappointment aside, it's the least yet most successful ad ever because after watching, I still don't know what clothes I'm supposed to buy.

This was begging for a parody. Thankfully my good friend from college, Ashley Denise of Nuanse Entertainment, agreed. Actually MANY folks agreed. Here is our take. We hope you enjoy it.

You can follow Nuanse on Twitter at @nuanseent. If you want more, subscribe to the YouTube channel. Good stuff awaits, including the director's cut.

You can also follow the cast and crew on Twitter. Check the About section of the YouTube clip for their handles. And of course, please Like, Share, Tweet, Pin, etc. Thanks!