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Not only does it show its primary characters in relationships with multiple partners but, with one exception, they are quite open with each other about it.
Judy is married to a dull but steady man, somewhat similar to the man that Vicky is about to wed.
Ne Ne (blonde ponytail) joined cast members Cynthia Bailey, Marlo Hampton, Kandi Burruss, Shereé Whitfield, Porsha Williams and newcomer Eva Marcille.
In the first images of the cast together from season 10, the ladies were spotted on a sight-seeing and shopping expedition at tourist attractions around the city.
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio.
Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage.
But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena.
As Cristina walks into Juan Antonio's house for the first time, she is wearing a white blouse with long sleeves.
All of the actors are at their best and make immediate connections with the audience.
With the exception of an unnecessary voice-over narration (in which Gaudí is mispronounced with stress on the initial syllable), the self-conscious affectations that haunt some of Allen's films are absent. According to the Abramowitz interview, Allen "never talked to the actors, other than to give them stage directions." The resulting feel is often one of brilliant improvisation.
Judy advises Vicky to reap her passion while she can and arranges another meeting between the two. As the movie's title suggests, it's about Barcelona as well as Vicky and Cristina.