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Washed Out's New Video Visualizes the 'Weightless' Feeling of a Gay Teen Crush: WATCH


Start your day blissfully with this stunning new video from Washed Out which captures the themes of unrequited (gay) love in a dreamy tone poem of images. It's hope and heartbreak visualized and a fever dream of the teenage years.


Directed by David Altobelli.

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  1. beautiful. I felt a couple (happy?) tears.

    Thank you tr

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Jun 5, 2014 9:00:59 AM

  2. Beautiful, that really takes me back to that first crush and the many unrequited loves of my youth. It takes time to find him but he's out there. I thankfully found mine 35 years ago and we're both more in love now than ever before.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Jun 5, 2014 9:38:52 AM

  3. Beautiful imagery, but another video w/o a happy ending. 'Was hoping for the skater to have a change of heart at the end. And the scars of slit wrists at 1:07, then apparently healed at 3:54. ??? I miss L.A. --and my youth. I want a do-over w/o the fear.

    Posted by: castaway | Jun 5, 2014 9:51:38 AM

  4. Very impressed! the director's quite talented

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 5, 2014 10:09:43 AM

  5. great.

    Posted by: arch | Jun 5, 2014 10:16:08 AM

  6. So beautiful. Xo's

    Posted by: AnthonyR | Jun 5, 2014 11:36:03 AM

  7. Beautiful. Obsession well cast.

    Posted by: Gary | Jun 5, 2014 11:37:24 AM

  8. Gorgeous. And yes, it brought back sweet/sour memories.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Jun 5, 2014 12:21:55 PM

  9. Was there a real story here? Did the blonde commit suicide over unrequited love? Did the other guy just go about his life without concern? Or was this just all a fevered dream of knights in shining armor turning rusty?

    At any rate, beautiful imagery. Just hope it wasn't a downer about unrequited 60's style cinematic gayness.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jun 5, 2014 12:54:24 PM

  10. Yes it was sweet, poignant, and we've all been there. But would really be too much to ask for one where the boy gets the boy and the end up ...gee I don't know... How about together and happy?

    Just a thought

    Posted by: DaveinUk | Jun 5, 2014 1:13:21 PM

  11. Woodroad34—my question too.

    I just figure that the blonde boy is so beautiful that he'd get so much better than the skeezy skater boy. Patience, patience.

    But if I remember correctly, love is blind.

    Beautiful song, rather extraordinary video.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 5, 2014 2:07:58 PM

  12. Gorgeous.
    All around.
    poetic lyricism

    Posted by: MACnNYC | Jun 5, 2014 4:05:57 PM

  13. The last word I'd use to describe an unrequited, indeed rejected, teen crush is "weightless".

    Posted by: BobN | Jun 5, 2014 4:32:33 PM

  14. so pretty...super cali backdrop.

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 5, 2014 6:16:17 PM

  15. What a fantastic video, superbly well done!

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Jun 6, 2014 11:44:45 AM

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