Monday, October 3, 2016

Are You Watching Shameless?

This report at explains how polyamory figures into season 7 of the Showtime show, which started last night (Sunday).
In season seven of the Showtime dramedy, Kevin (Steve Howey), Veronica (Shanola Hampton) and Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) will evolve their “thrupple” from a string of threesomes and a green-card marriage into one big happy family that includes working and raising kids together as the John Wells-produced series explores polyamory.

Although sex remains a large part of their storyline — including what the cast previews as a “giddy up” punishment scene — it’s not the focal point of their story or the series as a whole.
“Now you've gotten past the whole sex stuff, you just see them just doing the day-to-day,” Hampton previews of season seven, which kicks off Sunday. “It picks up with them doing their schedule — who's going to the bar to work, who's taking care of the kids, who’s doing breakfast, and yes, who’s having sex — and being a regular family.”
This is one of the things that needs to be represented on television.
Polyamory isn’t the only thing that will make Kev, Vee and Svetlana’s relationship unique as none of the three characters will follow any gender stereotypes as well this season.
“When Kev stays home with the kids, he wants to be a great dad and play and not clean. When the women come home and they say, ‘I work all day and what are you doing?’ I channeled what I imagine would be a 1950s conversation,” Pimental explains. “We had a lot of fun with that, and they are all so great in helping us flip traditional roles on their heads.”
Says Hampton: “That adds another layer to the fact that we’re an interracial couple and that’s never been an issue in seven seasons."
Are you watching? What do you think?

Here's the coverage at Polyamory in the News, which is a great place to keep up to date.
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