Musical short, 3 min
A bored shop assistant has her day turned upside down when she is rocketed to Planet Love.
Our main characters are not even given names, yet it is exactly the universal sense of escapism that makes the short so relatable
At less than 2.5 minutes, Rachel Dax’s Planet Love really is a short in the very literal sense of the word. However, even in such a limited space of time, she manages to convey a cute, quick romance, set to a catchy song.
The short starts with a girl working in a corner shop, dealing with the usual difficult customers. Out of the blue another girl shows up, taking our protagonist by the hand, and running away from the dreariness of everyday life. All of the short is set to a singular song, which also functions as the narrator and inner monologue to the shopkeeping girl. There is no dialogue, no backstory, and our main characters are not even given names, yet it is exactly the universal sense of escapism that makes the short so relatable.
Rachel Dax manages to take a small daydream and turns it into what is essentially a music video starring a lovely lesbian couple. A perfect short to lift your mood on days when you don’t have a lot of time to spare.
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Pippa is a writer and researcher, who is currently preparing her PhD research on LGBT+ experiences in Higher Education. She's working very hard to watch every LGBT+ film ever made.