Duke University’s ‘First Kiss’

The Standard and The Rival teamed up to ask 16 strangers at Duke to kiss for the first time on camera. Huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to be part of this video and to everyone who helped make it happen!”


Directed by: Tristan Bouan, Lizzy Raben, and Will Walker
Produced by: Lizzy Rabben, and Will Walker
Cinematography and Editing: Tristan Bouan

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  • Wanda
    October 30, 2016 at 11:10 pm


    Had a few comments and questions about the first kiss project (The Standard Duke University). First, I like to say it was a very interesting thing to watch. Some were very awkward and some so passionate that it seemed as if they were a couple already. One couple in particular; the tiny blonde in the ponytail with a very tall blonde guy who said at the end of the video “I maybe be big, but I can be gentle .” Wanted to know if any of couples that kissed began anything afterwards? If so which ones…… it would be nice to do a follow up with the same exact couples. Thanks.