Lorenzo, Blu and Antonio are three teenagers in a small town. For three unique reasons, they are all outsiders.
Antonio is a key player for his basketball team, but off the court he is excluded by his teammates and bullied by his peers. Blu has just moved back to town. Every day on her walk to school she gets a reminder that her sexual exploits are known and condemned by all thanks to vulgar graffiti on the walls. Then there’s Lorenzo who joins the class halfway through the academic year. He’s 15, gay and has recently been adopted. He goes against the grain in every way but most noticeably in how he dresses: eccentric and colourful. In his imagination he sees himself as a star despite the homophobic insults he receives from the moment he arrives at his new school. Antonio, Blu and Lorenzo quickly become best friends and find in their friendship the strength to fend off insults from the school bullies.
Reminiscent of 1960s New Wave forerunners like Truffaut's Jules et Jim and Godard's Bande a parte, One Kiss - as based on writer/director Ivan Cotroneo’s novel of the same name – is a story of friendship, the limits of imagination, and the consequence of honesty.