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After multiple praises, rave reviews, and countless recommendations for the 2011 Swedish lesbian movie, Kiss Me, we, here at LalaTai, finally decided to give the female love story with an unexpected twist a try and we have to admit are more than impressed with what the film has to offer. But before we go ahead with our verdict on the rom-com flick, we would like to extend our appreciation to our "veteran friends" for persuading us to discover what an absolute piece of gem Kiss Me truly is. 


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Written and directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining, the plot of Kiss Me centers on Mia and Frida, who are both in their thirties, and cross each other's paths for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse is about to get married to Frida's mother, Elizabeth which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Mia, who has not visited her father in years arrives at the party with her boyfriend, Tim, with whom she is about to get married. 


Ruth Vega Fernandez as Mia in Kiss Me (Source: GagaOOLala)


Liv Mjönes as Frida in Kiss Me (Source: GagaOOLala)

It is at the same party that Mia, then, announces her engagement to her boyfriend Tim and meets Frida, Elizabeth's fun-loving daughter in person. While Mia is initially wary to be accepted into Elizabeth's family. she nevertheless reluctantly agrees to a weekend getaway to an island with Frida and Elizabeth. Upon being forced to share a bedroom with Frida, Mia suddenly finds herself fascinated by Frida's free-spirited enjoyment of life and eventually begins to gain an interest in her.

It is while they're on the island that Mia and Friday decide to walk in the woods one night. Owing to their growing attraction for each other and engrossed in the spur-of-the-moment, Mia boldly kisses Frida that ultimately leads to an amorous embrace between the two. We have to admit that this particular moment in the film had all of us stunned because judging by Mia's reluctance towards her soon-to-be stepmom and stepsister, we thought it would be Frida would have taken the first initiative with Mia. And even though Mia had eventually begun to warm up to Frida and her fun-spirited way of life over their getaway, it still surprised us that it was Mia who took the first shot with Frida.


Lighting a cigarette for your loved one, a classic move to display the ambiguity of love. (Source: GagaOOLala)


The passion continues underwater. The flow of Frida's blonde hair almost makes her look like a mystical mermaid. (Source: GagaOOLala)

Caught in the heat of the moment, Frida is ready and willing to reciprocate and the women soon feverishly have sex for the first time. Below are the official stills from the movie that led up to the moment of their unexpected yet feverishly passionate embrace and the morning thereafter. 


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With the weekend over, both Mia and Frida are forced to face the music as Mia must return to Stockholm and her life with Tim, and Frida to her life partner Elin. However, both women find it hard to put the intimacy they shared behind them with the film soon taking a downturn hereafter, Soon enough, the relationship between Mia and Frida turns everything upside down for everyone around them, leaving Mia with the ultimate dilemma of deciding whether to continue her life with Tim or to follow her heart with Frida. And this is where we will stop and let you ladies watch it yourself. We promise you that you won’t be disappointed. 

In this love story with a twist, two soon-to-be stepsisters fall in love with each other thereby creating a 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. Beautifully shot, warmly humorous, and boasting an excellent cast, Kiss Me tells a strong probing, and romantic story, one that you definitely won't regret. 

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