Video Review: Babyface “Never Keeping Secrets”

Babyface sits in his car, watching the rain fall on his windshield. In black-and-white, he walks, hands in the pockets of his jacket as pass the train tracks. People stare ahead as they head to get their luggage. Back in color, he lies on the hood of his car, wearing his sunglasses. He walks by his car as a boat sails by the water.

In black-and-white, she walks by the lake.

Back in color, she listens to him as he talks to her while they sit in the car. Inside a restaurant, he sits in the corner and sees a couple cuddle next to him. She kisses him goodbye and then shoves him away. He overhears them argue.

He walks on the sidewalk in the city at night and sees the traffic go by. In black-and-white, she walks with the crowd at the train station. At the lake, she walks back to the train station.

Rating: 2/5

Babyface waits for his girlfriend at the train station. He checks his watch and realizes she’s about 45 minutes late. He paces around the station and sits in the lobby as it drizzles outside. From the lobby, he sees the train arrive. It screeches to a halt once he reaches the platform. His eyes dart from window to window, looking for her.

He raises his chin and stands on his tiptoes, trying to find her as people walk out of the train. He sees couples hug and some people carry totes. The station begins to empty. An employee if he needs anything. He shakes his head no and heads to his car.

As he sits in his car, he imagines her beside him, listening to his heartfelt words. There was so much that needed to be said. But she no longer wanted him in her life. The rain pours down and he gets out in the cold. He does not shiver, the regret numbing the bones in his body.

Director: N/A Year: 1993

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit & 45 Magazine.

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