Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie (Diane Flacks) is a fortysomething Toronto TV producer who is the nice Jewish girl your mother warned you about: the self-proclaimed serial monogamist who seems to have slept with everyone in town. When Elsie breaks up with her long-term girlfriend, her friends challenge her to stay single for five months. When gorgeous DJ Lolli (Vanessa Dunn) enters her life, things get complicated as Elsie faces her mother’s disapproval, conflicting advice from friends, and the nagging suspicion that she may have made a big mistake.
Set in the bohemian Parkdale neighborhood in Toronto, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist invites audiences to peek behind the curtain into a world of smart, funny, and relatable queer characters, dealing with the universal complications of modern relationships. Not another coming-out story, this is an unusual and entertaining coming-of-middle-age romantic comedy.
Written and directed by John Mitchell and Christina Zeidler. Wolfe Video (wolfevideo.com). —Suzie Lynde