Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kickstarting a Polyamory Series

With the National Geographic channel being the latest media platform showcasing of Mormonism-based* polygyny (plural marriage), it would be good for other forms of polygamy and polyamory in general to be featured as well. Well, here's another chance. Rob Thomas has this article at

A filmmaker and Madison native is hoping to raise funds through his Kickstarter campaign to film a web series about polyamorous couples in Madison.

Ben Fritz, who was born in Madison and now lives in Los Angeles, is asking for $30,000 to fund the project, called "The Ethical Slut," named after the book about polyamory. As of Friday, Fritz was more than halfway to his goal, but needs to raise the funds by 8:29 a.m. on Thursday, May 9.

If you are reading this before the deadline, consider it!
On the site, Fritz describes the series as a 12-episode fictional series that would be shot in a mockumentary style, like "The Office," and would "showcase Madison as a city, in a similar way as 'Portlandia' shows off Portland."

"The Ethical Slut" is described as a dark, female-driven comedy about swingers that aims to promote a positive and healthy outlook towards sex.
Good media often means more media, more awareness, and change.
Like all Kickstarter campaigns, the campaign offers perks for donors at every level. At the $10 level, donors get the chance to preview the web series early, while $10,000 donors get an executive producer title and a role in the series.

Fritz's last web project was the three-episode "Cynthia Watrous Gets Lost," a comedy series about the former "Lost" actress navigating Hollywood.

Looking forward to it.

*The largest and most well-know Mormon denomination, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officially renounced polygamy for this life a long time ago, but many other groups who consider the Book of Mormon (the book, not the play) and scripture and Joseph Smith as a prophet still practice polygyny.
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