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Movie Review: Kyss Mig (Kiss Me)

Kyss Mig is a typical love story but its grounded screenplay, romantic chemistry and cinematography elevates it enough to be an endearing romance for its intended audience.

In this love story with a twist two stepsisters-to-be fall in love – creating turmoil and heartbreak for everyone involved. KISS ME pushes us into the unexpected – and for Mia, the film’s main character – the unexpected is exactly where she needs to be.

Kyss Mig (Kiss Me) portrays the repercussions of a love affair without resorting to the doomed lesbian storyline. It deals with love, acceptance, sexuality, and family relationships in an honest way.

It avoids tropes that are common in lesbian films. There’s no straight girl to convert nor to save from the bad boy friend. Kyss Mig instead focuses on two people who discover their feelings for each other and its impact on their lives and families.

Cinematography provides beautiful shots of this love story. Lesbians would be happy to know that this movie is not exploitative or gratuitous. The scenes of Mia and Frida are treated like any other two straight people falling love.

Mia and Frida are nuanced characters, played by two actresses who have natural chemistry. The whole cast is superb and there’s a convincing family dynamic to lend gravitas to the story.

The plot is realistic in portraying the love affair between the two. The fact of the matter is, when the issue involves a family member, that’s when it really hits people who would otherwise not be vocal if it were somebody else. The traditional view of what a family should be, is one of big reasons why homosexuality is still not accepted.

More importantly, the movie wisely avoids a convenient resolution for this story and leaves it to the characters, ending on a hopeful well-earned conclusion.

Kyss Mig is not a groundbreaking film that’s going to change LGBT cinema and marches to the predictable beat of a romantic movie, but it is still an endearing love story nonetheless for lesbians who now have a movie couple to compensate for other relationships that have been doomed by a trope.

My Rating: 7/10

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