Emotions are one thing, coping with everyday life is another. Both were important for Alejo, Manuel and Víctor when they got engaged in the first threesome marriage in Colombia.
Alejo cooked today and arranged the Rice, beans and salad on the kitchenette in the eat-in kitchen. Manuel and Víctor kiss to greet him, plate themselves up and sit at the table with their lunch. Manuel still takes a Arepa, Alejo and Víctor juice. They talk about Alejo’s and Víctor's theatre project. How they can motivate the parents from the neighborhood to take their children to take part. Manuel, the oldest, gives advice. They laugh, discuss, plan. When they have eaten up, one after the other goes to the sink and washes his plate and fork. One meal a day is sacred to them. They enjoy the time together, they support each other in their projects. But under no circumstances would they push each other into roles. Not even in the dishwasher's for everyone.
They share their house, table and bed: Manuel Bermudez, Alejandro Rodriguez and Víctor Hugo Prada have been a “couple” for years. In 2017 the three have been legally bound to each other. It was one of the first triple marriages worldwide.
How does the three of them live and love each other? How is everyday life like and how to live the mutual desire? How do they cope with jealousy? Is polyamory the solution to infidelity and separation? We accompanied the three of them and they shared their lives for a week.
Background: Some years ago there were four intimate partners who wanted to get married, together with Alex Esnéider Zabala, but Alex died of stomach cancer four years ago. Manuel and Alejandro were the first gays to marry in Colombia (even several times - whenever the law got extended), were pioneers in many ways. Their example tells a lot about the gay movement in a homophobic Catholic country - and the contradictory reactions.
A collaboration project with Katharina Wojczenko.