If 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, why do we even try? That’s the question filmmaker Tao Ruspoli set out to explore following a painful divorce, interviewing relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy. Featuring recognizable sex and relationship experts like Dan Savage and Esther Perel, as well as divorce lawyer Diana Adams and “Sex At Dawn” author Christopher Ryan, “Monogamish” taps into the zeitgeist in a very real way. This flashy new trailer is any indication, it might just cause you to question everything.
“Every new relationship is kind of an adventure, and then the adventure goes away. Then it’s just kind of where you live,” says Savage in the opening beats. Perel, host of the popular podcast “Where Should We Begin?,” adds: “On the one hand, we want security and stability. We also want mystery and awe and that which fuels desire.” One young woman says: “I would love to meet somebody that I don’t want to cheat on.”
“Monogamish” will be released by Abramorama in select theaters on October 13th. Check out the trailer below: