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.
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In the ‘80’s, ‘90’s and into the early 2000’s, I appeared on a lot of television talk shows and a few documentaries, mostly as an expert on polyamory, but I don’t have any experience at all with reality TV which has only taken off in recent years, apart from watching a few episodes of the most popular shows and talking with a half dozen producers over the years who thought that a reality TV series on polyamory would be a big hit.
None of those conversations ever led to a show getting on the air so far as I know, although a few pilots were shot and at least one contract signed.
Two bits: What were your motivations and goals for making the show?
I wanted to do something that was sex positive and empowered women sexually – it’s ok for women to be sexually active if they’re ethical about it.
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.
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.
Director Natalia Garcia writes, "We are thrilled that Showtime supported this series for as long as they did.