Rashida Jones in MONOGAMY On DemandJune 08, 2011

Rashida Jones in MONOGAMY On Demand

Oscilliscope Labs

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: MONOGAMY (Oscilliscope).


Rashida Jones in MONOGAMY On Demand
By Amy Slotnick


Wedding photographer Theo (Chris Messina) has developed a side business that appeals to his inner voyeur. He offers to “Gumshoot,” for people, meaning to take verite style photos of paying strangers while hiding from their vision. People hire him to capture on film what they are like in their real life, a contrast to the artificial poses of the wedding parties that occupies Theo’s day job.

Theo and his finance, Nat (Rashida Jones: PARKS AND RECREATION), seem content and comfortable in their Brooklyn life together. Sure, maybe they don’t have sex as much as Theo would like, but Nat’s a beautiful, smart and artistic partner who seems to truly love him. However, Theo’s latest Gumshoot project, photographing a woman who calls herself Subgirl, begins to distract him from the relationship.


Subgirl entices Theo by refusing to speak with him directly, communicating only through email, and then plans to have Theo photograph her from afar, while she masturbates in a public park. Theo’s interest in Subgirl is piqued and though she doesn’t know why, Nat can sense Theo’s distance.

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