Poly inches into primetime
On her Practical Polyamory blog, my friend Anita Wagner posts about a little twist that's been introduced into NBC's sitcom "Parks and Recreation" this season:
Primetime Polyamory on NBC's "Parks and Recreation"
And so the mainstreaming of polyamory continues. According to a review in today's LA Times [Sept. 17, 2009], last night's season premiere of Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler's NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation includes the revelation of a character in a poly [relationship]. The reviewer says:
Intern April (Aubrey Plaza) ... introduces Leslie (Amy Poehler) to her boyfriend, who also has a boyfriend, perhaps the first functioning polyamory on network prime time.
The only issue I have so far is that when April introduces Leslie to Derek and Ben and explains their relationship, Leslie says she hates Ben. It's probably the script writers' attempt to be funny....
Here's the video clip, titled It's not that complicated! (They're way cute.)
Keep watching to see this threesome at the gay bar Bulge, where they honor Poehler's character, Leslie, for something that's made her the gay community's reluctant hero.
So stay tuned, boys and girls!
Here's Anita's original post, with pictures.