Madly in Love with My Best Friend
Length: 21 mins
Director: Erika Lust
Photographer: Adriana Eskenazi
Based on Madly in Love with My Best Friend a confession by
I think I'm madly in love with my best friendWhat to do when you find yourself madly in love with your best friend?Erika Lust turned one of the world's oldest stories into a whimsical, sexual fantasy with an irresistible art-house vibe. Nina and Cara are as different as chalk and cheese.While Nina is rather reserved, Cara is the kind of person that naturally draws attention to herself wherever she goes. Despite their many differences, Nina finds herself fantasizing about her friend. What she'd always thought was something in between admiration and envy turns out to be a love-driven obsession she can hardly contain. One night, Cara takes Nina to a burlesque-style bar. When Nina watches her friend flirt and play with her charms, she can't control her tormented mind any longer. For one surreal evening, dreams and reality collide into a beautiful mess made of love, sex and desire.
This goes out to all those who are in love with their best friend and know how painful it can be to be so close, yet so far away all the time. Sometimes you think you just can't hold in in any longer, but you stay quiet and hold it back because you know that saying it out loud will change everything between you forever. Well, now imagine you could have one night without worrying about tomorrow, one night of blurring the lines between love and friendship, reality and imagination without any further consequences. Would you go for it?