3 slags kærlighed

Also known as:
I, a Woman 3: The Daughter (US title)
Black Voltage (Alternative title)
Jag, en kvinnas dotter (Swedish title)

Year: 1970

Genre: Drama / Erotica

Language: Danish / Swedish / English

Runtime: 83 min

Director: Mac Ahlberg

Writer: Peer Guldbrandsen

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065363/

Siv - nurse, nymph and now mother - has to deal with her daughter, Birthe, coming home early from Switzerland and catching her having sex. And the man she's having sex with is Birthe's old class mate's dad, a very much married man. Outraged, Birthe goes out to find the same kind of adventures as her mother. A black man, a co-worker of Siv, catches interest in Birthe and tries to find her.

Our thoughts:
Make no mistake, this is the third "Jeg, en kvinde" ("I, a Woman") movie, it just happened to get a very, very different title - "3 slags kærlighed" (which would mean "3 Kinds of Love"). It took 5 years for Mac Ahlberg to complete the trilogy of Siv, going through her earliest sexual awakenings, her sadistic marriage and now the ultimate test - motherhood. Clearly painted by its times, this third part is perhaps even more in class with contempory Scandinavian erotic flicks in its PSA-esque ways. It's simply trying to show what consequences things like sex and drugs can bring, but also bringing up subjects of racial matter and lesbianism. The focus of the movie is just as much Siv as it is Birthe, and I'm happy that's the case. Why?

Because in this one Siv is played by Gun Falck, a woman who might not be considered ugly, but who is far from giving off a sexual vibe. Even less than Gio Petré from the second flick. In this one, Siv is indeed playing the caring, anxious mother role. Though she does have an interest in sex, and I'll admit she does give off a more erotic vibe when she's.. well, naked. It is Inger Sundh as Birthe who offers the sexual arousals in this one.

This movie is again more like the second than the first in that its not giving off the artsy vibe. However, the excellent opening credits, which is made in a much more artistic manner than the rest of the flick, stands out as perhaps even more so than the first one. And it's pretty damn sexy at that, in all its awkwardness (due to how she's laying and the angle of the camera).

The PSA-ish ways of this one doesn't intrigue me much as it seems to be constant in this type of flicks. Some movies work it differently, so at least this one doesn't beat you over the head with it ("Susanne", I am looking at you), but the sense of it is there. The movie overall feels much more like an awareness film than the previous two. It doesn't distract the viewer, but I think it might distract the story a bit at times. Nothing major, though. Not like I mind a little biracial lesbian sex!

"3 slags kærlighed" is a more fun movie than "Jeg, en kvinde 2", and time runs by faster, yet I can't really say if it's better or not. The three movies are all different, so it works as a trilogy for different tastes. The first one remains undefeatable to me, the second is a lot less sexy and focuses more on a sad marriage, and then we have the third... well, this is a PSA with plenty of sexy bits but mostly focuses on showing what went on in the late 60's, highlighting drugs/partying, sexual curiosity, race and gay sex. It does it quite well, but I'd lie if I said I didn't feel like I had watched the movie already. Finally, I have to say Klubb Super 8 continues to impress, having put together two different sources in attempt at getting the best version available for the movie. It comes with flaws, but they have done a fantastic job.

Positive things:
- Inger Sundh is looking good!
- The great opening sequence.
- Another different addition to the story of Siv.
Negative things:
- Very PSA-y, and it wouldn't be too bad if it weren't for all the other similar movies.

Gore: 0.5/5
Nudity: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 1/5

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