Could Miranda July’s New App Earn You A Hug From Lorde?

Somebody lets you send messages to friends -- through strangers.

Do you want Lena Dunham to ask your girlfriend to marry you? How about a hug from your boyfriend via Lorde? Well, that might all be possible (although probably not) thanks to a new app from Miranda July that both stars have supported.

Thursday, Dunham tweeted about Somebody, an app released this week by the director. “Today was a joy: watched genius @Miranda_July’s film about her app about human contact. Go to http://somebodyapp.com and join the revolution,” she said, a sentiment Lorde reiterated with a retweet.

So what is this thing and why are Lorde and Co. so excited? Well, it’s a new kind of messaging app. Basically, after users sign up for an account — creating a detailed profile with a photo — they can send a message to a friend and have that message delivered via a nearby stranger. In person.

What would that look like? Let me break it down. (Or you could just watch the short film below.)

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