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Kissing in the Rain is a webseries by Shipwrecked Comedy in which "two sets of actors re-enact the most romantic kisses in history from the 1600s through the 1960s, all while grappling with their off-camera feelings between takes."[1] The first seven episodes feature the tumultuous love/hate dynamic between actors James Porter and Lily Everett, while the remaining five episodes focus on the shy, awkward flirtation between actors Audrey Porter and Henry Mancuso.

The webseries was accompanied by a fan-canon experiment[2] in which fans were invited to create content taking place in the world of the series (fiction, art, playlists, multimedia, etc.). Director Yulin Kuang then selected fan works to become a part of the official canon of the series.[3]

Cast Edit

The cast of Kissing in the Rain includes:

Episodes Edit

Main article: Kissing in the Rain (Episodes)

Related Content Edit

Various earlier videos by Shipwrecked Comedy and Yulin Kuang are incorporated as a part of KitR's fictional universe. In Episode 4, James and Lily are in a movie cast as Edgar Allan Poe and Annabel Lee, as a reference to Shipwrecked's earlier series, A Tell Tale Vlog. In a related drabble as a part of the fan-canon experiment, Yulin established that in the KitR universe, James and Audrey had filmed ATTV as an independent project a few years back, and it gained enough popularity to inspire the Episode 4 film.[4] In Episode 8, Audrey and Henry are cast as Lenore and John Proctor. In her drabble for this episode, Yulin established this film as a sequel to the Episode 4 film.[5]

Two episodes of Yulin Kuang's series, I Didn't Write This, are also established as part of the KitR universe. A still from Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy was canonized as an in-universe magazine cover,[6] and Yulin's drabble wrapping up the James/Lily arc featured stills from Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot, canonized as pictures Audrey took while on a beach outing with James and Lily.[7]

References Edit

  1. http://shipwreckedcomedy.tumblr.com/post/73522237048/kissing-in-the-rain-a-new-historical-comedy
  2. http://shipwreckedcomedy.tumblr.com/post/73377778916/kissing-in-the-rain-inverse-fanfiction-and-an
  3. An official archive of canonized fan works can be found here: http://emilyhopebunny.tumblr.com/tagged/fan-canon-experience/chrono
  4. http://lilyandjameskitr.tumblr.com/post/81307869070/table-read
  5. http://audreyandhenrykitr.tumblr.com/post/84861955006/kissing-in-the-rain-chemistry-read
  6. http://lilyandjameskitr.tumblr.com/post/83978895953/shipwreckedcomedy
  7. http://lilyandjameskitr.tumblr.com/post/84200917396/kissing-in-the-rain-shipping-it-part-ii

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