There's nothing gay about this. This is a love triangle (hetero). Actually, it's not really a love triangle since there is no adulterous "sex" among the 3 main characters (only the "others". This film is about feelings, that's why Romy deserved the Cesar award (AKA "French 's Oscar"). Servais is NOT a loser actor, just compared to Romy S.. When he shouted "Why didn't he kill himself before? Servais didn't understand the situation Jaques Dutronc 's character and Romy S. or it was just a rhetorical question (maybe). This is about love but feelings, Romy had to use a lot of acting in emotionial pain, her star quality, facial expressions...etc >> that's why it was hard for her to carry the film with sucssess. Fabio Testi is good in this movie, too (much better compared to the one he played opposite Raquel Welch). If you know French enough to understand the normal conversation, you can watch it without English subtitles and still understand 80% of the film. I had watched both German and the French restored version by Studio Canal (both in Region 2). The pictures improves dramatically, like 200% better! It is worth to get the French re-mastered one.
Not only is there no adultery but the married couple Jacques and Nadine do not make love anymore. So it is a sexless triangle, with the central theme being the feelings of the three as their relationships alter.
More significantly, the trio are ensnared in a world of depravity where sex is part of the economy.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer