The Sex of the Angels

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." At least that's what I believe. For that reason, at times I was the only person laughing in my section of the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival screening audience. This entry from Spain, "El sexo de los ángeles," includes some nice views in Barcelona and offers closed captions in English.

Yes, this was a serious film about a torrid affair that turns into a second torrid affair, which evolves into a third...you know... The eternal triangle, with all three principals interested in each other. Some of us loved it, while others objected to the blatant nudity and/or drug use.

Here's what I liked:
  • The choreography at the beginning of this film that starts with Barcelona-based street entertainers. It was break dancing as done in a Bollywood musical: fast, skillful, clever and unique.
  • Appealing stars, particularly the men: Àlvaro Cervantes as Rai, and Llorenç Gonzales as Bruno.
  • The flaws in the double standard, when examined closely by today's more enlightened young adults.
  • The little gaggle of co-workers at our heroine's non-profit news- paper as they gossip, snoop, pry and otherwise stick their noses into her personal business.
  • The mother's reaction when she realizes that the apple didn't fall very far from the tree: her daughter is echoing her own choices.
All in all, in my opinion they could have cut some of the more lengthy sex scenes. To me, sex simply isn't a spectator sport; it's a lot like chamber music: it's way more fun to DO than to watch. Of course judging by the $ucce$$ of the porn indu$try, I'm in the minority on THIS one!

This reminded some of us of "3" a little German romance featured at SIFF last year, which had the same scenario. I reviewed it May 12, 2011. Proceed at your own risk....
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Here is a link to a trailer:
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