Webcomic / Ménage à 3

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God bless new roomies...?

Yvan: I'll be honest, Gary. You seem to have quite the dating life.
Gary: Well ... it's mostly just a string of improbable-sounding coincidences —

Ménage à 3 is a webcomic created and drawn by "Giz" (Gisèle Lagacé), and co-written by Giz and "Dave Zero1" (David Lumsdon). It started on May 17, 2008. Ménage à 3 centers around the life of Gary, Montreal resident and (initially) 29-year-old virgin. Upon losing his old roommates Matt and Dillon at short notice (when they decide to become an official gay couple), Gary is desperate to find a couple of new roomies to pay the rent.

Things change drastically for Gary when two girls, Zii and DiDi, suddenly start sharing his apartment. Zii, obviously perplexed by Gary's (unwanted) purity, declares that her goal is to make him more confident and help him lose his virginity. But life proves full of distractions for all three of them, as other characters and objectives come and go through the story.

The comic is a Roommate Com in Sex Comedy mode; hence it has a sitcom atmosphere overlaid with lewder-than-most jokes, with a touch of Slice of Life style at low-key moments. Almost all the main characters, males included, get their naked shots, and many of the storylines revolve around characters' sexuality or relationships. Men Act, Women Are is averted, and even inverted; the female characters may nearly all be Ms. Fanservice types, but they're generally proactive, whereas the male lead is a bit of a nebbish.

In short, it's Man About the House/Three's Company, just with more nakedness, and no Don Knotts (too much comedy of errors as it is—plus, this is 21st-century Montreal, so even the crankiest landlord is unlikely to object to shenanigans so long as they don't interfere with rent payments). Or, The 40-Year-Old Virgin in webcomic form. The writers themselves describe it as an "HBO-style rom com," which, if you take "HBO-style" to mean "unabashed nudity," is approximately accurate. Most of the characters embody various tropes familiar from American comics or Japanese manga, though sometimes with personal twists; see the Characters page for lists of identifiable tropes specific to individual cast members.

Even the first page is NSFW, but the site does include a warning about that before it. The trope pages below should not have direct NSFW links.

Ménage a 3 now has two spinoffs: Sticky Dilly Buns, featuring former side-characters Dillon, Amber, and Chanelle; and Sandra on the Rocks, featuring DiDi's ex-colleague Sandra.


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