We’d like to know the answer to this question posed by Monogamy co-writer and director, Dana Adam Shapiro.
“I was interested in the question of, when do you fuse your identity versus lose your identity when you’re in a couple? When does someone enhance who you are as opposed to suppress you?”
- Dana Adam Shapiro
We’re not surprised that a film centered on young people struggling with monogamy (what counts as cheating these day anyway, you ask?) actually raises questions and concerns about identity and finding yourself. We want to be true to ourselves, but we also want our soulmate to be true to us. What makes a great couple work? How can people stay in love for the rest of their lives? How can you be true to yourself AND true to someone else?
Today’s quote (from this Huffington Post interview with Shapiro) poses more questions than it answers – but – damn – these are good questions.
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