For all you wannabe Jennifer Flowers types, I Do, Part 3 is an intriguing study of the love triangle, with Hyapatia Lee playing the part of the "other woman." With her scenes bathed in aquas as she powders, primps and caresses her body, Hyapatia talks to the camera and reveals what makes her tick. She likes married men, because they're a lot safer, she tells us, as if we haven't heard that a million times.
She knows how to treat a man like he's special. She knows a lot of things about seducing other women's men and setting a mood. She just wants the loneliness in their eyes to go away, she says. A regular Florence Nightingale.
Hyapatia evidently knows a lot of things except how she'll behave when a certain man gets to her, which is what happens once she meets Jon Dough at a bar.
Who are the kind of men that gravitate to her? Apparently, they're like Scott Irish, whose wives (P.J. Sparxx) behave like they're auditioning to be the new brat in a Vivid Video release, or for whom the realities of life, like caring for the kids or doing the wash, intrude on the romantic vision.
Hyapatia is a classic study as her character declines from a totally in-control woman to one who's on the verge of losing it. She realizes the pitfalls of falling in love with a married man. She can't wear a certain perfume for fear her scent will be detected by his wife. She can't go to the movies with him for fear of being seen. She waits by the phone like an idiot for him to call. She can't see him on holidays like Christmas. She starts rationalizing his behavior and makes excuses for why he doesn't see her.
The sex scenes, particularly the one between Lee and her girlfriend Kym Wilde, are beautifully structured and encompass a wide range of moods and passions, from "married people" sex (Sparxx and Irish) to sex on the lam (Lee & Dough).
Is Hyapatia's character sympathetic? Well, she shouldn't be because she's an acknowledged homewrecker who approaches each situation resolute, steely-eyed and with her own set of rules for combat.
The nice thing about I Do, Part 3 is that you can choose your sides, and decide for yourself just who the good guys or the bad guys are...