M-Thirtynine's upcoming teenage romance Love Julinsee Rak Man Yai Mak (เลิฟ จุลินทรีย์ รักมันใหญ่มาก) caused a stir a few months back when the teaser clip was banned by censors who deemed it unsuitable because it showed almost-kissing youngsters in school uniforms.
The lustful, love-drunk glances the kids were giving each other probably also unsettled some cultural minders, who after seeing it perhaps needed to spend some time in their bunks. Others were probably crying their eyes out it was so gosh darn sad.
The offending teaser has since been removed from M-Thirtynine's official YouTube channel, but you can probably find it around if you spend a second or two looking.
I guess the message to kids is: Take off your school uniforms and then make out.
The new trailer's been out for a few weeks now. Cleansed of any inappropriate images, it has almost no kissing and plays up the M-Thirtynine-style of choppily edited comic quips. It's still pretty syrupy, so be forewarned if such melodramatic romance makes you sick to your stomach. I know I needed to hurl after watching it. The clip is embedded below.
Directed by Chainarong Tampong and Sakol Tiachareon, the ensemble romance is four stories against the backdrop of the show by costumed rock band Paradox at last year's Big Mountain Music Festival.
One story has the girl Nao (Tisanat Sornsuek) and the guy Yoh (Alex Rendell) waiting for each other to say "I love you". Musician Pla (Irada Siriwut) goes to the concert to forget her playboy ex-boyfriends. Fon (Apinya Sakuljaroensuk) looks back at the cute romance she had in school with an underclassman (Nuttapong Piboonthanakiet), which included sharing shredded fish snacks. Yok (Jirayu La-Ongmanee) and Eue (Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen) are lifelong best friends who've taken things to the next level of being boyfriend and girlfriend.
Love Julinsee Rak Man Yai Mak is due in cinemas on Thursday.