It’s the summer of 2016, and the gig economy has commodified everything, including intimacy. Brad, a sportswriter struggling with social anxiety, retains the services of Molly, a professional cuddler with a wry bedside manner. As the two form a fragile bond over the course of their sessions, they begin to struggle with their self-imposed boundaries and their preconceived ideas about what a friendship really is. A meditation on loneliness, recovery, and trust, spoons takes a deep dive into the chaos of seeking companionship in a disconnected age.
Written by Ben Firke
Directed by Jessica O'Hara Bake
Starring Jadi Collado and Carl Steele