Everything Before Us

Everything Before Us by Wong Fu Productions is coming out tomorrow and even through my body’s current trials and tribulations I am SO excited!

You can pre-order it, but since it comes out tomorrow I’m personally just going to wait. It’s Vimeo, not a theater, so it’s not as if the theater near me is going to fill up or sell out. Watch the trailer below if you haven’t already seen it!

In case you still don’t really get it, or just like it in writing, the description from the video reads:

“In the near future, all romantic relationships are overseen by the D.E.I. — The Department Of Emotional Integrity. Much like a credit score is given to represent financial responsibility, a ‘relationship score’ is given to keep people accountable for their romantic activity and choices. The score is public for all to see and affects various aspects of daily life.

Ben and Sara, a former couple in their early 30s, must meet again to settle a conflicting score and reconcile the reasons their relationship fell apart.

Seth and Haley decide to enter their first registered relationship together after just graduating high school. With bright eyes, innocent hearts, and a naive view of what love could be, they face a long distance relationship for the first time.
The two couples face different but intersecting challenges in love amidst the DEI rules.”

Much like a credit score is given to represent financial responsibility, a ‘relationship score’ is given to keep people accountable for their romantic activity and choices.

A little scary right? Phil says in the video below that they “might have created a romantic horror.” And it sounds rather depressing. Especially for those, like myself, who have and continue to screw up because of a few unresolved internal issues. I shudder to think about what my score would be at this point, and it would trigger a ton of anxiety in me that would probably make it worse. Something like that would take over people’s lives, like an obsession. Still, I’m sure if I had scores for some of the people I have tried to have relationships with in the past (both platonic and romantic) I might not be the same person I am right now. Maybe my score would end up higher for it. I’m excited to see what Wong Fu does with the idea.

If you have more questions, they put up a short Q&A to check out on YouTube.

I hope a bunch of you are interested and check it out 🙂

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