Did Tinder, E-Harmony or Match.com not work out for you? Have you, like the men in “Love Me,” finally throw in the towel and resorted to checking out the Internet’s “mail-order bride” trade?
“Love Me” tells the story of Western men and Ukrainian women as they embark on an intriguing and, let’s face it, weird, journey together by meeting online.
The film’s synopsis reads: “Can people find love through the modern ‘mail-order bride’ industry? Or is the international romance business just a scam? Sincere and unflinching, ‘Love Me’ follows Western men and Ukrainian women as they embark on an unpredictable and riveting journey in search of love. Each character’s experience exposes the myths and realities of this unique industry, while also exploring the much deeper, human story that is too often overlooked. Forget everything you think you know about ‘mail-order’ brides and get ready for an outrageously funny, touching and unforgettable look at the extreme lengths people travel for love.”
Indiewire caught this documentary at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. It’s a fascinating film that lifts the veil on a growing industry that’s fraught with potential heartbreak and financial loss. Watch the exclusive clip of the film’s opening minute below: