'MARRY ME' SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE by Sabine Brix; GayNewsNetwork.com.au
This is Matt’s story (the main character) – it is unique in two ways; 1. it is his own personal journey, about him yet, 2. All of us could identify with this story.
Matt is a surfer who was looking for love. Trying too hard to find love lead him to his darkest and lowest point in his life. It was through what is known to be “stereotypical Sydney gays” (party, drugs, Grindr one night stand) that I wanted to humanise gay love; to go to one extreme to make the audience realise the contrary. Matt simply wanted love – we all do – and a lot of us look for it in the “wrong places”. We want to “control” everything, even love, but love has its funny ways – it is about surrendering not controlling. This point was when Matt went surfing and he just let go - then love came to him not at the places where he expected to find it but down there at the beach where he goes daily to surf.
The videoclip Marry Me, set to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song Same Love evokes a lot of emotion. It showcases what is, quite possibly, for many, the harsh realities of internet dating, however holds a positive message of hope and surrender. The clip has recently been made public on Vimeo.