ANGELS OF SEX (El sexo de los ángeles) all the more welcome, then, as it explores, surprisingly gracefully and without judgment, the slow unfolding of a relationship between two young men and the girlfriend of one of them.
The Servant, in which the character played by Dirk Bogarde brings a freeing and positive sexuality to James Fox in his relationship to Wendy Craig, Sarah Miles or, hell, even to Bogarde himself. Crazy, no? Well, that Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film landed in our laps a half century ago, and though it punched "class division" squarely in the jaw, anything outside the realm of the "normal" sexuality just had to be seen as terrifying and dysfunctional. Xavier Villaverde, shown at left, who directed (and conceived of this new film, along with José Antonio Vitoria) and Ana Maroto (the screenwriter) have concocted a breezy and smart opening involving a group of break-dancers working the street (below) and its audience, in which a pickpocket brings together our two heroes.
Llorenç González, below), who has never experienced attraction to another male...
Lluïsa Castell as Carla's mom, above) as well as the younger (her friends, both straight and gay, from the workplace).
3 (which details the lives of characters a generation older), or as deeply felt and art-oriented as the miraculous 3Some (aka Paper Castles), or finally as truthfully negative about the possible results of a threesome on young people who are simply not ready for it (the French Cold Showers), it remains a film to cherish in an alternative-sexuality sub-genre woefully short on bisexuality.
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