The provocative eight-episode series, from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss and Warner Horizon Television, will bring together two strangers, both single and looking for love, who use a kiss as their initial greeting and first and only impression. The experiment is as simple as it sounds - walk up to a complete stranger, kiss, and then decide if there's enough chemistry to want to get to know each other better. The series will explore the captivating power of a first kiss between two strangers. These sometimes-steamy, sometimes-awkward smooches in the "Kiss Room" can either fall flat or lead to a two-minute speed date, and eventually a full-on date. Can one kiss truly lead to true romance? Cameras will catch all of the can't-miss moments, candid confessions as well as physical and emotional connections.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Love at First Kiss - 2014 Kiss of Love protest - Netflix
Kiss of Love protest was a non-violent protest against moral policing which started in Kerala, India, and later spread to other parts of India. The movement began when a Facebook page called 'Kiss of love' called forth the youth across Kerala to participate in a protest against moral policing on November 2, 2014, at Marine Drive, Cochin. The movement received widespread support with more than 154,404 'Likes' for the Facebook page. After the initial protest in Kochi, similar protests were organised in other major cities of the country. It received opposition from various religious and political groups like Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, SDPI, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Hindu Sena and Ernakulam wing of Kerala Students Union. On specific occasions but not exclusively, both the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court have made it clear that kissing in public is not an obscene act and no criminal proceedings can be initiated, for kissing in public, through landmark judgments.
Love at First Kiss - Opposition - Netflix
Kiss of Love was met with opposition and criticism from certain sections of Indian society. Several religious and political groups like Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, SDPI, Sunni Yuvajana Sangham, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Hindu Sena, Campus Front, Samastha Kerala Sunni Yuvajana Sanghom, Pattali Makkal Katchi, Hindu Makkal Katchi and Ernakulam wing of Kerala Students Union opposed this movement. These opposing groups claimed that public display of affection is against both Indian culture and the law of the land (under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code). The Kerala State Women's Commission opposed Kiss of Love stating that it was against the culture of Kerala. The proposed Kiss of Love event in Bengaluru received opposition from several quarters. Manjula Manasa, chairperson of the Karnataka State Women’s Commission described the event as uncivilized. Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, several Congress and BJP leaders and various Hindutva proponents too opposed it. Bengaluru Police refused to give permission for the event stating that kissing is an obscene act. Pramod Muthalik of Sri Ram Sena, the organization behind 2009 Mangalore pub attack, has even threatened to take the law into his hands if the campaign is held.
Love at First Kiss - References - Netflix