I had no idea what I was getting into when I first starting watching this video. German musician Din [A] Tod’s “Cold Star” is a mixture of a short film and a music video, described as “a hybrid, that connects the emotions of a short with beats and lyrics of music.” Whatever it is, I was immediately drawn in and you’ll soon be too.
Here’s the synopsis of the film/video: “A boy experiences new desires while watching a man at an indoor swimming pool. Forced up the diving platform by a rowdy gang, he receives unexpected help.” There is no talking at all during the video and everything is in slow motion. Timidly making his way to the edge, the boy is caught off guard when an old man dressed in woman’s clothing & makeup takes his hand and jumps in with him. Once in the pool, they’re strangely drawn to each other and start making out.
One by one, more of the spectators start to jump in the pool as well and start making out with everyone… and then some. Guys with girls, girls with girls, boys with boys, young, old, you name it, they’re in the pool. It’s obviously quite a hot video, but beyond that, the film is “an appeal for acceptance of your own and others sexual identity.” Definitely worth watching. Watch it below.