Warning: discussion of some adult situations as portrayed on an explicit television show. If frank discussion of human sexuality or its misuse by a television network for cheap entertainment offends you, do not listen to this episode.
Corwin and Laura take apart all the ways the 2012 Season 1 Episodes 1-3 of Polyamory: Married and Dating portray polyamory negatively, or as a stereotyped joke, while noting that this was pretty much the heyday and high point of scripted/not scripted "reality tv" and that if you missed this then, you might still find equal parts enjoyment and anger in watching it, as Laura did. It looks like it's available through showtime's streaming service, though Laura has that channel as an add-on to her Amazon prime account.
If you want to watch before you listen, or after you listen to the "recap," (or after the episode, because, really, while we make a great case for it being bad community representation, we also make a great case for it being quite entertaining, albeit cringier than I like) it's "half-hour" made for cable episodes so it takes an hour to watch all three. It's absolutely not necessary, but if you want the option, that's where to find the show; season 1, episodes 1-3.
In addition to being an expert on pre 2015 reality tv, Corwin has been practicing ethical non-monogamy for the past eight years, getting his start with polyamory and slowly branching out into other styles of non-monogamy. Currently, he describes his relationship style as ethical non-hierarchical non-monogamy. He also owns and operates Upline, CT's premiere rope studio, the details about which can be found at https://uplinestudio.com. His personal rope & photography projects can be found on Instagram @corwinrope.
As always, the intro and outro music are provided by the lovely and talented Vince Conaway, who can be found at www.vinceconaway.com
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Let me know if you found this funny or hated it, because if you hated it I just won't record my zoom date with my bestie after I watch more. Now I need to know where this goes...