What’s in your monogamish manifesto?

Ollie and Zoe are getting married within the year and they are taking us on a journey of how much sex they can have with other people while they pick out the center pieces. Ollie, an Indian-German filmmaker, and Zoe, an actress from New Zealand, love each other so much its nauseating. Ollie is “making up for lost time” by being experimental with his sexuality both with men and woman and Zoe more interested in racking up her numbers before she becomes a mother.

Once they both get regular significant others, the cracks begin to form and we painfully watch a once bright, shining relationship between two people crumble to bits.

One of the problems and innovations of cell phone footage is that there are times when the point of view is one sided, Ollie becomes more of a director and less of a subject that pushes the film into a biased path that doesn’t properly portray both sides of their situation.

Ollie is a sensitive soul who doesn’t seem to totally be 100% on board with the set-up they have talked about while Zoe comes off as an abusive, mean, dominating force that doesn’t take Ollie’s feelings into consideration. The film as a whole is very self indulgent, so much that they cop to it in one of the first voice-overs. A vanity project that doesn’t make a positive case for polyamorous relationships. It feels like an extended Instagram story with nudity.

Just wait for the twist ending… I face palmed.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

THERE IS NO “I” IN THREESOME is now streaming on HBO Max.

Review – ‘There Is No “I” In Threesome’

Reviewed on HBO Max, February 11, 2021. Rating: TBC. Running time: 87 min.

PRODUCTION: (USA) A HBO Max release of a Monsoon Pictures International production. Producers: Alexander Behse, Alex Reed.

CREW: Director: Jan Oliver Lucks. Screenplay: Jan Oliver Lucks, Natalie Medlock, Alex Reed. Editing: Francis Glenday.

CAST: Jan Oliver Lucks, Zoe Marshall.

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