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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Showtime's Polyamory Returns

Showtime's series Polyamory: Married and Dating is back for season 2, and Rich Juzwiak at gawker.com is happy to see it.
The collective capacity of Polyamory's core four to explore the depths of their polyamorous configuration, while remaining committed to each other, is as infinite as a Real Housewife’s ability to find haters, circumstances to be offended by, and meals to spoil. But on Polyamory, the results are largely of joy and self-discovery, not turmoil and drama. Sure, jealousy tiptoes into the bedroom, boundaries are trampled, and certain sexual encounters turn out to be awkward stumbles. But for the most part, these people are having a great time. And why shouldn’t they? They get home from work and there’s a party waiting for them.
The poly life is not all fun and games, although there certainly can be lots of fun and games
There’s something wonderfully relaxed and unperturbable about these people, especially the pod. They giggle along with the rest of us, allowing America into their bedrooms and hearts with the glee of exhibitionists and the fearlessness of pioneers. I was struck last season by how perfect their stories were for reality TV, and that perception is is only reinforced this time around. I think it's because pulling off this kind of relationship successfully requires emotional transparency and articulation.


Sounds like this series is helping.

What about you, dear reader? Are you watching? Do you... like to watch?

Seriously... what do you think about the series? Is it helping move the public to supporting relationship rights and full marriage equality sooner rather than later?
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