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TheMichigan Daily - Tuesday, April 19, 1994 - 11

'Threesome' three times the crap

By CHRIS LEPLEY, ALEXANDRA
TWIN and SCOTT PLAGENHOEF
We didn't get a soundtrack. Greedy
homophobic bastards stole them all
before we got there, so we actually
had to stay and watch the movie with
Threesome
Written and directed by Andrew
Fleming; with Lara Flynn Boyle,
Stephen Baldwin and Josh Charles
no hope of compensation (except for
that cheesy poster where Josh Charles
* looks like he just took a shit).
Because the usual tight-fisted col-
lege crowd showed up for this free
event, our press seats had to be re-
served for us. They were conveniently
labeled "D," "A," "B," "C," and since
"D" never showed up (and wasn't
expected, since there were only three
of us), we had a seat for our coats. The
coats actually liked the movie, and
d will represent the "pro-" viewpoint
* during this review.
The other three sentient writers of
this review will be: A: Chris, B:
Alexandra and C: Scott. We will at-
tempt to engage in intelligent dis-
course about this piece of shit.
The plot:
C: There was a plot?
B: Yeah, everybody slept with each
other, but waited until they were
friends first.
A: I think they should've had sex
while they were still strangers, that
way the movie would've only been
20 minutes long, and could've been
billed like the cheap soft-core porn
that it was.
D: "Threesome" was a witty and
intelligent foray into the world of
sexual politics in the modern age.
f Alex, played by the lovely and tal-
ented and highly orgasmic Lara Flynn
Boyle, is mistakenly assigned to the
dorm room already occupied by pe-
nis-obsessed Stuart (Stephen
Baldwin) and sexually confused Eddie
(Josh Charles).
The audience:
B: I feel sorry for the people who
sat in front of us, 'cause we were so
obnoxious.
C: I don't feel sorry for them,
'cause they were homophobic little
moles clamoring for free stuff and
laughing at dirty panty jokes.
A: I thought the dirty panty joke
was the highlight of the film.
C: But they laughed at every lousy

dick joke thrown at them. No wonder
"Ace Ventura" made tens of millions.
D: Hey, "Ace Ventura" was great.
I hear they're making a sequel. And to
their credit, the audience dealt very
maturely with the homoerotic ele-
ments of "Threesome." They stifled
their groans very politely every time
Eddie glanced at Stuart's naked but-
tocks in the shower.
A: I thought the naked buttocks
were the highlight of the film.
Lara Flynn Boyle:
B: What was with that damn li-
brary scene?
A: Thoreau ain't that good. If it
was "Hustler," maybe, but Thoreau
C: If only it was that easy ...
D: I think Boyle does her best
work since "Wayne's World" in this
romantic comedy extravaganza.
A: She sure doesn't have a future
in the faking-orgasm business, espe-
cially not with all that screaming.
B: She doesn't have a future. Pe-
riod.
Stephen Baldwin:

B: I liked his butt.
A: I liked his butt, too.
C: I prefer Alec Baldwin's butt.
A&B: Really? What about Billy's,
circa "Sliver?"
C: I prefer Billy's butt in the
"Backdraft" era.
B: "Backdraft" blew chunks.
A: Hey, Ron Howard is a genius.
Didn't you see "Cocoon?"
C: Ron Howard is the whitest man
in America.
D: Let's not bring race into this.
A: Race has nothing to do with it.
Stephen Baldwin can't act. But he has
a nice butt. You can make a career out
of having a nice butt.
B: Just look at Patrick Swayze.
Josh Charles:
B: How come he hasn't worked
since "Dead Poet's Society?"
C: Didn't you see his vulnerable
portrayal of the hot dog delivery man
in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's
Dead?"
D: This film is at least as good as
that classic Christina Applegate tour-
de-force.

A: I agree. She should've been
hired to play Alex. They had such
great chemistry going in "Don't Tell
Mom ..."
C: She could probably fake or-
gasm better than Boyle.
In conclusion:
A: I live with two guys and we
don't act like this. And those dorm
rooms were pretty damn big.
C: What was with this "Saved By
the Bell" syndrome? These three had
no other fucking friends besides each
other. None!
A: There's probably a good rea-
son for that.
D: They were sterling examples of
today's troubled youth. The scene
where Stuart contemplates castrating
himself at the behest of a cheap Jesus
candle rivals the crucifixion scene
from Scorsese's "Last Temptation of
Christ." Oscar caliber.
B: Yeah, "Oscar" caliber, like the
Stallone flick.
D: Two thumbs up! Way up!
THREESOME is playing at Show-
case and Briarwood.

Stephen "I look like a horse" Baldwin, only has a "nice butt" going for him.

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A Day at the Beach
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The Arthur Miller Award
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The Jeffrey L. Weisberg Freshman Poetry Award
The Chamberlain Award for Creative Writing
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