Rob Ulitski - 19th July 2021

The video for Tucked In Tight by singer-songwriter Attawalpa - real name Luis Felber - appears to be a gentle and intimate portrait comprised of personal phone footage shot by his girlfriend, the actress-writer-director Lena Dunham. 

The video pieces together micro-vignettes of Felber and Dunham's new and passion-filled relationship, before it develops into a chaotic flurry with new people coming into their intimate space, changing the dynamic and the viewer's perception of its authenticity.

As such, this is a raw yet artful document, commenting on our relationship with our phones and a subtle surrealism of everyday moments.

LENA DUNHAM:

I wanted to... confuse the audience a bit with the intimacy of what they’re watching.

"Lu’s song is all about the intense, almost romantic dynamic we develop with our phones - on our first date he told me about the song and the title and described it as 'the saddest love song in the world' and I was hooked.

"I was simultaneously thinking about how trained we are to broadcast both our pain and pleasure online, and how desperately we (especially women) are trained to prove we are being seen, loved, desired.

"In a new relationship I found myself wanting to document moments at times rather than just exist in them. And so I wanted to play with this idea and confuse the audience a bit with the intimacy of what they’re watching, and simultaneously find a way to show what a nightmare being turned into #boyfriendgoals can be for the confused guy in question.

"After all, if patriarchy hurts everyone then so too does Insta-storying your boyfriend all day while he’s just trying to get some chores done."

Watch 'Attawalpa 'Tucked In Tight' by Lena Dunham ' here

Credits

DirectorLena Dunham
ProducerLena Dunham
Art DirectorEmma Chitty
EditorDanielle Schneiderman
ProducerLuis Felber
StylistRosie Bonnar

Rob Ulitski - 19th July 2021

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