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Threesomes or Menage à Trois in Movies – How it’s done right

I recently came across a Spanish movie called The Sex of The Angels (El sexo de los ángeles) (2012) which took me into a different world. I am a sucker for well- executed love stories like The City of Angels (1998), The Notebook (2004), The Vow (2012), you name it, but I would have never imagined to get the same magic from a movie about a threesome relationships. I have seen Threesome (1994) twice and liked it, because it seemed ground breaking and provocative at that time, but it didn’t really give me the impression that the three protagonists were in love with each other. Generally I used to have the impression that a menage à trois is something strictly physical, and has hardly anything to do with love.

El sexo de los ángeles totally changed my mind. I got lost in this movie and I felt all the emotions the protagonists were going through, and basically became a part of it. It just made sense. And the sex scenes are not only steamy, but also very erotic and appealing. I can probably count on both hands the few movies I have seen about threesomes, but I still wanted to give you guys 5 recommendations if you are interested in this genre, and I haven’t really seen too many articles about this specific topic either.

I just heard about a movie called Vicky Cristina Barcelonan (2008) starring Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz, which tells the story of two girlfriends, a painter, and his ex-wife, whose about to re- enter his life. Given the fact that it is PG-13 I do not expect too much sex but I am excited to check it out. If anyone has seen it, let me know.

Now, please enjoy, like and comment! 😀

The Sex of The Angels1. The Sex of The Angels (El sexo de los ángeles) (2012)
Category: Drama/Romance
Actors: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González
Duration: 105 min
Rated: UNRATED

Carla and Bruno are deeply in love, but when Rai enters their very idyllic life things are turned upside down. They are equally enchanted by his charm and free spirit, but by their attraction to Rai takes their own relationship on the verge of breaking apart.

Great story, not too many twists, but still intriguing. The actors are very attractive and portray their characters amazingly well. The landscape is dreamy and inviting, and the camera work is great as well. A must-see in my opinion.

The Dreamers2. The Dreamers (2004)

Category: Drama/Romance
Actors: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green
Duration: 115 min
Rated: NC-17

An American student gets involved with two siblings in France during the revolution in 1968. While the outside world is practically at war and strikes are ruling the streets of France, the three are lost in a world of poetry, sex and sensuality.

What makes this movie even more provocative than the threesome theme itself is the fact that two of the trio are brother and sister. Nonetheless The Dreamers is a very poetic and tastefully shot movie.

Threesome3. Threesome (1994)

Category: Drama/Romance/Comedy
Actors: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin
Duration: 93 min
Rated: R

Stuart lusts for Alex (a girl), Alex has feelings for Eddy, but Eddy has the hots for Stuart. How are they going to solve this dilemma?

“One Girl. Two Guys. Three Possibilities.” What sounds like it came straight from a cheap bareback porn, was actually the tagline for Threesome. And as dirty as it may sound, the movie mainly lives of its dialogues, which are sometimes smart, silly, and even funny. I believe that Threesome set the right tone for the movies that followed afterwards.

singin in the rain4. Singin’ in The Rain (1952)

Category: Drama/Romance/Comedy
Actors: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds
Duration: 103 min
Rated: Approved

Yes, you have read correctly. The movie about a silent film production company transitioning to sound gives off a threesome vibe in my opinion. Don and Cosmo have been inseparable ever since they met for the first time. Even when Don becomes the star of a silent film company Cosmo is by his side, providing music themes. When Kathy enters their lives, she is supposed to be dating Don, but a scene where the three come up with an idea for a musical idea and sing the song “Good Morning”, I felt a tension between all three of them, I don’t care what anybody says! 😀

You can watch the scene here, unfortunately the part where Cosmo looks deeply in Don’s eyes isn’t on here.
P.S.: A detailed look of Singin’ in The Rain will follow shortly 🙂

Wild Things
5. Wild Things (1998)

Category: Drama/Romance/Comedy
Actors: Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon
Duration: 108 min
Rated: R

A high school counselor gets accused of rape by two students that couldn’t even be more different: Spoiled little rich girl Kelly Van Ryan, and Suzie Toller, who lives in a trailer. But even though it seems like the two girls have nothing in common with each other, an investigating police officer smells a conspiracy.

Okay, I admit, the sex scenes seem like the uncreative fantasies of a thirteen year old, who just doesn’t know any better, but for some reason I like this movie a lot. Thinking about it, I was actually thirteen when I went to see this movie, which is too funny. 😀 What I enjoyed about Wild Things is that it was sexy, stylish and had many twists. I am still wondering how Neve Campbell got out of taking her shirt off. Denise Richards, who isn’t even mentioned on the posters shows everything, while Neve always wears a tank top. Anyways, if you decide to watch this movie, don’t watch the trailer, because as usual it gives away everything.

12 Comments »

  1. I loved Angels Of Sex. But Vicky Christina Barcelona really turned me off. Probably doesn’t help I’m not a Woody Allen fan, but it hit me as more polygamous then them being a threesome. They were sharing the same man, not sexually engaged together as a threesome. Sure, Johansson ‘ s character sexually engaged with Cruz’s, but only once. A threesome to me, is when their ALL together. Sexually, emotionally, etc. And they just weren’t in Vicky Christina Barcelona. But I look forward to the other movies you listed 🙂

    • I am glad you warned me the PG-13 rating threw me off anyways and you just confirmed it. Let me know what you think about the other movies. Thank you for commenting.

  2. You may want to check out a movie that recently came out. I think it’s German and called “More than Friendship”.

    • I have seen it. I am from Germany, and I have to say the dialogues are terrible. And the way they talk aggravated me. So ultimately the bad script messed up the whole experience for me, and I am sure it could have been a great movie. Thanks for commenting, and if you have any more recommendations please let me know.

  3. Interesting post/topic. I can’t say I’ve seen many threesome movies but would be encouraged to see more if filmmakers dared to consider that love could exist between three instead of two people. I think conservative American film prefers to tells us two is better than three, but this has only produced some decidedly ordinary romantic movies in a genre over-populated by the mediocre. I did enjoy one romantic film in 2013 though – About Time, but that was less about romance, more about romanticizing in typical Richard Curtis fashion.

    • Sadly there is still a long way to go until people can live in peace, and love who they want without being judged by at least a few. I am convinced someone can love more than one person, even though I can’t see myself in that position. But never say never… About Time has been on my watch list ever since I have seen the trailer for the first time. This genre is right up Rachel McAdam’s alley, and I am pretty sure I will enjoy it. But I’ll probably save it for Valentines Day, 😀

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