Now I need to make it very clear that I am not involved in any way with Showtime’s polyamory show, but I do know the San Diego cast and their community quite well.
And I do have a bit to do with the existence of the San Diego community in particular and the national and global polyamory communities in general.
Polyamory: married and dating is a cable televisions series. Watching the show and how the cast talks you are kind of taken back to the 1960s when there was so much though and talk about free love and doing what feels good. Even while trying to be laid back, passive and all about freedom, some of the cast comes across as passive aggressive in their dealings with one another. It may sound strange but those scenes are the least exciting and interesting parts of the show.
So much for the cliché of women competing with each other for the “real” prize of masculine attention.
Meanwhile, the preview for episode #2 has Kamala Devi refusing to share her new girlfriend, Roxie, with her husband Michael, again defying viewers’ preconceived notions about the likely challenges of polyamory.
Rumor has it that at least one of the men in the quad is also bi, but if it’s true, this hasn’t surfaced yet.
I only mention it because one of the complaints I hear fairly regularly from some quarters is that while “hot bi babes” are highly prized in poly circles, bi men are less welcome.