"If i can find a little bit of the one in each person I fall for, and they see a little bit of the one in me, what could be more romantic than that?"

—Veronica Willow

 
 

VERONICA WILLOW is a New York City blogger who writes about her polyamorous sex life. Independent, confident, sexy and free, Veronica seems to have it all: a girlfriend Joanne, a Mexican lover Pedro, an array of intriguing friends and strangers she enjoys at sex parties. Then she meets Daniel, a handsome real estate agent­—who would much rather be a chef—and in a happier marriage. Seduced by the challenge of a “monogamous straight guy”, Veronica pursues him, and they dive into an affair. After Veronica’s other relationships drop away and Daniel gets a divorce, he moves in with Veronica and she encourages him to date her friend Maya, a spiritual hedonist. As Daniel and Maya’s relationship deepens, Veronica experiences unexpected jealousy and distrust. She tries to maintain her principles as she attempts to cultivate a triad relationship with Daniel and Maya, but her heart and identity gradually get turned inside out.

Where is the line between emotional attachment and sexual freedom?

Lust Life Love is not only a sex-positive narrative film based on the writer’s personal experiences – it’s a nuanced exploration of contemporary relationships. The story navigates the world of non-monogamy through three main characters: Veronica, the Anaïs Nin of her circle, immersed in open love but controlling with her partners. Daniel, a newcomer who goes from being cautious and sensitive to behaving with excitement that borders on greed. And Maya, yoga entrepreneur by day, hedonist by night. She lives for pleasure and pushes boundaries. By placing these complex characters in a stylish, seductive world of hedonistic parties and negotiated intimacy, Lust Life Love not only shows people what it is like to be poly – for an hour and a half, the viewer is invited to inhabit the perspective of Veronica Willow, a woman who romanticizes her unconventional lifestyle.

In the midst of the #metoo / #timesup movement, it's time for filmgoers to see a sexually empowered female lead among an incredibly diverse cast in an unapologetic story told through a female lens.