I <3ed this sentence describing the indie film "Four Eyed Monsters" before even viewing the trailer...
"They have four eyes, two mouths, eight limbs that wrap around
themselves. 'It’s disgusting!' Arin says, as we see images of couples
throughout New York City. 'But I can’t help but envy them.'
Just gets better...
Arin is a wannabe filmmaker and highly inexperienced with love, despite the fact that he spends most of his time editing wedding videos. In one of the most populous cities in the world, he is alone and tormented by the beautiful women he sees everywhere. He turns to the Internet. (BLOGORELLI INTERJECTS: My high school friend SusieC did [eharmony,] and now she's engaged!)
Susan is an art school graduate working as a waitress and suffering from a lack of inspiration. She receives a message from Arin, but since she’s tired of dating, especially online, she suggests that he should just stop by her work.
Arin is too shy to introduce himself. So instead, he follows her home without her knowing and emails her pictures of her mundane daily trudge. She is intrigued.
They decide to meet up, but in an attempt to keep their interaction interesting, they make a pact to not speak to one another. As their romance develops, they only write, draw, email, text, have sex, instant message, and make videos for each other. No talking.
Susan’s creative clouds begin to lift, and Arin’s dry spell has ended. Unfortunately, a new world of more complicated problems is discovered, and they are forced to deal with intimacy as they meld together and create a monster.
Arin and Susan actually made this film and, after waiting months for a screening in The Bean, I found out today that anyone can buy FEM on DVD right here! For all of us original 'four eyes' who had to wear Sally Jesse Raphael-esque glasses until ninth grade AND those with whom we chose to create our monsters...well, does anyone ever tire of a non-conventional boy-meets-girl love story?