Diesel & David LaChapelle team up to create boundary busting queer love video

Diesel & David LaChapelle team up to create boundary busting queer love video
Gay wedding scene from the "Make Love Not Walls" video by Diesel and David LaChapelle. Photo: YouTube screenshot

Diesel clothing line is out with a beautiful video that celebrates unity and love over division and obstacles.

Gay photographer and filmmaker David LaChappelle directed the short, called “Make Love Not Walls.”

What starts with tossing flowers over an ugly border wall progresses to climbing over and literally breaking through it, resulting in much dancing, flipping and kissing, all to the tune “Higher Love” by Alex Vargas.

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It culminates in a wedding service between two men, whose love is celebrated by all in attendance.

The YouTube description explains that the video is “about tearing down the mental and physical walls that separate us, and let all sides come together in the name of unity and love.”

“Diesel takes on the Wall, a symbol of separation by definition, breaking it down to create strong storytelling throughout the imagery developed around it: walls are built and the Diesel love tank breaks it with a heart shape turning a symbol of separation into a happy place full of flowers of celebration of freedom and love,” it continues.

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“At Diesel, we have a strong position against hate and more than ever we want the world to know that,” Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti said. “Love and togetherness is crucial in creating a society we all want to live in, and the future we all deserve.”

While it makes no direct mention of President Trump and his desire to build a wall along the southern border, it seems a clear response to that plan, as well as his travel ban against seven Muslim majority countries.

Watch the video below.

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