The series première introduces two families: Anthony, Lindsey, and Vanessa, who are in a polyamorous triad, and Kamala, Michael, Jen, and Tahl, who are in a quartet of sorts.Kamala and Michael are married to each other, as are Jen and Tahl, and the two couples date each other.
We live by the beach and I would not normally mind being sighted in my lingerie, but wouldn’t want to reinforce any stereotypes about the whole poly community.
Unless you’ve been overseas or under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Showtime series that’s been running this summer about polyamory. For those of you also in this position, I’ve been told that it’s possible to view online, but I don’t know if that’s legal, so I won’t make any recommendations. 😉 For those who just want to check the reactions of the poly community to this sensation, Jessica Karels of Modern Poly has done some really good reviews of the series. Drew, and some interesting commentary about that showed up in the Poly Weekly podcast. Of course, whether polyamory and adultery are the same thing certainly depends on your point of view, and it probably goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that I don’t share that point of view.
I haven’t seen it yet (though a friend in So Cal has sent me some disks of the first three episodes–sweet! ;^) Someone in our local poly community (thanks, Ellen Nichols!
I know some wonderful poly folks and have a lot of respect for that lifestyle choice. I’m not poly myself, mainly because I detest talking about feelings and relationships, but also because I find one man a lot of work and can’t imagine having time or energy for two or three.
But for the purpose of watching Showtime’s Yeah, so my verdict is that this is a bad representation of polyamory as I understand it and have witnessed it among my friends.