A Little Too Obtuse

Brighton-based director Deborah Espect is the woman behind the newly-released music video for Useless Cities 🎬


Deborah Espect 2018


Featuring three couples, two of whom are LGBTQ+ — which we’re totally here for — Deborah Espect's latest film, A Little Too Obtuse, sits well alongside her other projects including The World Can Wait and As We Are, both also LGBTQ+ themed.



“A Little Too Obtuse was my third project as a director, and the first music video I've worked on,” says Deborah.


“The song really spoke to me and the first time I listened to it, I could see exactly what I wanted to do with it.” 


Championing diversity was an important goal of the project.


“As a gay woman myself, I really wanted to have some diversity in the story, and so I decided to introduce three couples; one straight, one lesbian and one gay, to show that love is universal, and that, whoever and whatever we are, we all go through the same emotions.”



Deborah has also produced a video for each of the three couples alongside the main music video — and each feels very intimate.


“I guess if one had to summarise the video in one sentence, it'd probably be 'I love you, but this is killing me'.


"The end is intended to be ambiguous, as we, just like the characters, have no idea if their relationships will survive; but they desperately want to do whatever it takes to make it work because they love each other so much.”


Check out featured couple Ellie and Zoey’s edit here. Follow Deborah on Twitter @DebEspect



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