Those lovable movie nerds at the Alamo Drafthouse are at it again, this time with some hot Valentine's Day #content that is both cute and informative – and (I'm not just saying this because they're paying me) actually pretty cool. The Kissing Connection explores how movies are connected through the time-honored tradition of sucking face. It's not just some montage featuring a bunch of memorable kissing scenes, either. Think of it more like a cinematic game of Suck and Blow (get your head out of the gutter and save it for whoever you're smooshing faces with later), or Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – only in this instance, Kevin Bacon is replaced by kissing. Listen, I am not a movie physicist but I think that analogy works.
The video goes way back in time to use one of the earliest and most notable movie stars as a starting point: Charlie Chaplin. We then follow his on-screen kissing partner from The Champion, Edna Purviance, as she kisses Adolphe Menjou in A Woman of Paris – and so on. Eventually, we get to Timothée Chalamet making out with Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name. Romantic? Yes. Smart? Definitely more than me! Informative? I mean, did you know it would take 125 kisses to get from one lovable cinematic tramp to another? I THINK NOT.
Happy Valentine's Day (or not, whatever you prefer), you doinks!