"Threesome" is a minor exploitation flick gussied up as an important piece of commentary on sexual politics. In truth, any discussion of serious social issues is superficial at best.

The story here has a sexually ambivalent college student (Josh Charles) finding that his new dorm roommate is a self-centered, womanizing slob (Stephen Baldwin, also in the current "8 Seconds").

But, for some unknown reason, they hit it off, and Charles learns how to party.

Soon, however, their bliss is interrupted by Lara Flynn Boyle ("Twin Peaks") who finds herself, through a computer error, assigned to room with them.

Though she is reluctant, eventually she allows the film's title - "Threesome" - to become literal, as Charles loves Baldwin and Baldwin loves Boyle and Boyle loves Charles. Actually, it seems more like they just love themselves.

Ridiculous from its opening moments, "Threesome" isn't funny enough or smart enough to be anything but exploitative. And it actually doesn't do that very well.

These folks should take a look at Francois Truffaut's "Jules and Jim."

Or maybe they shouldn't.

"Threesome" is rated R for abundant sex, nudity and profanity.