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Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015)

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An accomplished breakup artist leaves her long-standing girlfriend to pursue a younger woman, but did she make a mistake?
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Abby Neufeld
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Eve
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Young Woman With Scowl
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Man in the Outrageous Getup
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Elsie at 16 Years Old
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Jonathan
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Robyn Woodyard
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Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie is the perfect girlfriend. She also happens to be a serial monogamist, with a long history of broken hearts. When Elsie breaks up with her long-standing girlfriend to pursue another woman, she faces her mother's disapproval, conflicting advice from friends, and the nagging suspicion that she may have made a big mistake.

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Why do fools push love away?
5 November 2015 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015) was written and directed by John Mitchell and Christina Zeidler. The movie stars Diane Flacks as Elsie Neufeld, a beautiful lesbian woman who is, indeed, a serial monogamist.

Elsie has a long history of close, loving relationships. However, when she tires of a relationship, she dumps her lover and finds another.

In the beginning of the movie, with Elsie relating her techniques for separation, that behavior seems charming to us. However, the rest of the film shows the results of these techniques, and the results aren't pretty.

I thought the acting was great--especially by Flacks. The subplots weren't great, but they were good enough. The main plot is what counts, however. Is "love them and leave them" OK, or is it cruel?

We saw this film on the large screen at ImageOut, the wonderful Rochester LGBTQ Film Festival.


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