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Love Stinks - Tell Me About It

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Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and the scent of love is in the air. For some, it’s a sweet smell of that someone special, and for others, it’s a stench filled with the one that got away (or the one you never had to begin with). Regardless of whether 2/14 is a day of celebration or mourning for you, you’ve undoubtedly got a memory of a past relationship that fell by the wayside (no matter how hard you try to block it out).

LA filmmaker David Ngo, director of the award-winning The Queen from Virginia (Best Documentary Feature, 2006 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), is looking for people willing to share their experiences for his new short film, which takes a humorous yet poignant examination of the aftermath of break-ups. He wants to find a diverse set of interview subjects that have a unique or funny break-up tale that the world needs to hear.

Perhaps your boyfriend texted you to tell you he was leaving you to try out for American Idol. Or maybe you threw out your girlfriend on the street, only to end up marrying her years later. It could be a friend’s binge on Pink’s hot dogs after being dumped for one of those hot LAist editors. Whatever the story, if you’ve ever wanted to have a forum to bear your soul on film in a Real World-style confessional, this is your chance.

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If you think you have what it takes, send your story to, along with your name, age, and picture (be sure to mention LAist). Filming will take place on March 3-4, with interviews lasting 10-15 minutes. The completed film will be premiering in May at the VC Filmfest: The 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival.

And if you’re too camera-shy to tell your story, LAist is happy to be your resident shrink – leave us a comment about the damage that has been done to you (or that you’ve done to someone else). After all, we’re family here!

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