How can something as simple as sex be so complicated? Danny and Ella are a married couple in their early forties. Though most of us like to think we have a liberated attitude to sex, 3 Things reminds us in a comic way just how much sex is still a taboo subject. This is especially true for many long term couples who find it impossible to discuss their sexual desires meaningfully with their partner.
Danny is rubbing Ella’s feet while both are scrolling aimlessly on their phones. Danny is watching The Sex Inpectors, a TV programme. He moves from screen to Ella, quoting The Sex Inspectors to ask what 3 new things she would like to try sexually. Ella avoids the question. Shortly after, we discover Danny and Ella have been married to each other for some time. In contrast to the traditional stereotypes, Danny wants Ella to finally open up emotionally. When she declines, out of the blue DANNY asks for a divorce. Ella takes this calmly in her stride, citing practical reasons why staying married might be the better option.
Will Danny insist they divorce? Or can Ella persuade him to stay married without selling her emotional soul?