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HBO Max Doc 'There Is No "I" in Threesome' Has the Craziest Ending You'll Never See Coming (Spoilers)

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There’s a new documentary on HBO Max that you just have to see to believe and it’s called There Is No “I” in Threesome.

Something happens in the last few minutes of the documentary that totally changes everything and you’re seriously going to be blown away.

The film was directed by Jan Oliver Lucks, who is also the lead subject. The documentary follows a New Zealand couple (Ollie and Zoe) who decide to open up their relationship and the film explores if monogamy is truly for everyone.

There Is No “I” in Threesome had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and now it’s available on HBO Max as an exclusive to the streaming service.

We’re going to be discussing that crazy twist ending throughout the rest of this post, so stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled. Seriously, you should watch the entire film before finding out what happens!!!

Click inside to read about the twist ending and the director’s explanation…

The spoilers are coming, so stop reading now if you don’t want to see them…

At the end of the film, we learn that we haven’t actually been watching a documentary with real footage of Ollie and Zoe. The entire film was Ollie re-enacting his relationship with an actress playing the role of Zoe!

The film starts with Ollie and Zoe, an engaged couple, deciding to open up their relationship until their wedding date so they can explore their sexuality. They also are a long-distance couple, so the open relationship gave them the opportunity to be with someone else while away from each other. The couple decided to film their experience and turn it into a documentary.

Ollie and Zoe end up becoming a polyamorous couple and they get a new girlfriend and new boyfriend, respectively. Near the end of the film, Zoe tells Ollie that she has fallen in love with another man and decides to end their engagement.

We then learn the entire film was a re-enactment.

Ollie did get engaged to a woman, whose name we do not know, in 2015 and they did decide to enter an open relationship. The couple did film their experiences and had plans to make a documentary with the footage. But, when the woman fell in love with another man, the film project was shelved. Ollie didn’t want to throw away the project, so he asked his ex-fiancee for permission to find an actress to play her and re-create the movie without her.

Actress Natalie Medlock was cast as Zoe and an actor was cast as the man she falls in love with. Everyone else in the film played themselves.

“We started filming at the end of November 2015, and the breakup happened at the end of May 2016. But at the end of that period, I was a zombie. I had a full-on job as well, plus a girlfriend and a fiancee, obviously. So there wasn’t much logical thinking involved at that point. I pretty much just filmed everything and regretted it later,” Ollie told the Los Angeles Times about the initial documentary he was filming.

When the relationship ended, he felt the doc was dead too. He said, “That was sort of the double heartbreak. Losing my fiancee — my creative partner who I loved working with — and this project, which started as such a positive labor of love. It took about two weeks after the breakup until I had sort of an epiphany [that] I could just follow my path as a filmmaker and cross the line between documentary and fiction. And I think the casting call went out November 2016.”

So, has his ex seen the movie?

“Initially, she wasn’t really a fan of my idea, wasn’t interested in being involved and worried that it would be a polemic against her,” Ollie told the LA Times. “It took a bit of back and forth and painful, honest discussions for her to first agree to me making the film without her in it. And then when she watched it, a lot of her concerns and worries and misconceptions fell by the wayside because she saw that I wasn’t making a film to call her out on her behavior. I think she was pleasantly surprised and laughed most of the way through.”

There Is No “I” in Threesome is streaming now on HBO Max!

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