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February 24, 2011


Filed under: media,Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 9:42 am

These days, the stories we hear about kidz and the technology are often cautionary tales: strangers! sexting! TEXT NECK! But Nancy Schwartzman — producer and director of the in-the-works film xoxosms — wants to tell a different, more salutary tale:  about  (young) people forging relationships that may start as virtual, but are very, very real.

“xoxosms is about first love, long distance and Skype. It looks closely at one young couple who — like many — met online and fell in love before ever meeting each other,” says Schwartzman. “There’s a tension between their ‘digital intimacy’ and real life, and the film explores the way the digital world, full of intimacy, bonding, sweetness, is a way to mitigate the hard stuff of growing up and having sex. A way to be close without things getting too confusing.”

The documentary tells the true love story of Gus and Jiyun — a home schooled 19-year-old from a religious family in small-town Illinois and a 19-year-old Korea-born New York City art student — who met nearly a year ago in possibly the only place two people so different might ever find each other: The Internet. Over the past 18 months, they have built an intensely intimate world via Skype, AIM and iChat. They are each other’s very first loves, and through the Internet, they have established a connection that feels as real as if they were right there beside each other.

Help xoxosms have a happy ending! You can kick in a few bucks here to help Schwartzman & co. complete their project. (They’re already over halfway there, with 19 days to go!) You can share your story at their Tumblr, “Without the Internet We Never Would Have Met.” And you can watch the trailer, oh, right now!


  1. Thanks for posting xoxosms here! And I can’t believe there was a panic called “Text Neck” – um, kinda speechless.

    Comment by Nancy — February 24, 2011 @ 11:33 am

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  3. An internet love affair. I have also experienced the same to my last girlfriend before I get married. We loved each other through the net. Until we agreed to meet by going to their place. Unfortunately, our relationship never worked for both of us. I decided to break her up because of the long distance relationship. It’s hard for me to have that kind of relationship.

    Comment by ritche — February 26, 2011 @ 10:45 am

  4. hi ritche: i’m sorry your previous relationship didn’t work out — long distance can indeed be hard — but glad to hear your next one did! thanks for commenting.

    Comment by BG — February 27, 2011 @ 7:09 am

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