Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, ...
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Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture. What he discovers about his very unconventional family, and about the history and psychology of love and marriage leads him to question the ideal of monogamy, and the traditional family values that go with it.
Worth the watch for anyone over 17 or those dating already
Decent and fast paced documentary exploring the history and purpose of marriage within western culture primarily. There is an attempt to keep it unbiased but I felt that there were few voices for monogamy that were interviewed. Nevertheless, it thus raise thought provoking questions about it and what it means to our society.
Half-way through it at 47 minutes, a statement blew my mind, that marriage in US part of marriage industrial complex and more importantly, the biggest group in poverty are single mothers, bigger than other groups combined, and the government is often acting as a pimp by trying to get them married off to take them off social welfare rolls. In effect trying to privatize the expense. It doesn't help when that statement could also apply to many community groups and organizations as well. Maybe there is some truth to it all after all?
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