Monday, May 6, 2013

Harry's Law Depicts Polyamorous Twins

Friend of Full Marriage Equality, NGD, called my attention to an episode of the television show Harry's Law (this link has spoilers in a written recap.)

NGD wrote...
This caught my attention, because of the way these women were displayed, their mentioning of polyamory and marriages and how the prosecutor treated them (she referred to them as disgusting)
From the link...
When Tommy and his partner arrive at the precinct, it turns out the defendant twins were married to the same man – the murder victim. They explain the twins shared the same man for tax purposes, and besides, they did not engage in threesome sex. They would sleep with the man separately, and they have the same DNA. On the night of the murder, they were both home, and are innocent.
From what I understand from the recap and comments about the episode, it doesn't portray polyamory in a positive light. Has anyone else seen it? If so, what do you think?

Like anyone else, you can find poly people who commit crimes, or have something about them you're not going to like. Polyamory needs more positive portrayals in media, which was stuck for way too long in a rut or portraying endogamous heterosexual (often serial) monogamy has the only acceptable relationship model.
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