Showtime announces "Polyamory" TV series
The Showtime premium cable network has (finally) issued a press release and posted trailers announcing its reality series "Polyamory: Married and Dating." Among the people the series will feature are poly-community organizer and tantra teacher Kamala Devi, her husband Michael McClure, and their extended pod. Seven half-hour segments will air Thursdays from July 12 through August 23.
The trailer above is the short one (15 seconds). Here's the long one (65 seconds):
(These embeds don't work outside the U.S., but this YouTube version does.)
Damn, this is looking pretty good. I hope the show lives up to the promos. I've waited years for this.
The press release:
Showtime Presents "Polyamory: Married and Dating" on July 12th at 11PM ET/PT
The seven-episode series comes from producer BermanBraun.
Exploratory Docu-Series Dives Deep Into the Alternative World of Polyamorous Relationships
The new SHOWTIME docu-series, POLYAMORY: MARRIED AND DATING, exploring alternative relationship structures, premieres on Thursday, July 12th at 11 PM ET/PT. Polyamory or "poly" as it is often referred to, is practiced by couples who believe that they can also have deep, committed, long-term and loving relationships with people other than their spouses. Unlike polygamy, polyamory is not based on any religious tenets nor does it involve multiple spouses. Produced by BermanBraun, this series of seven episodes presents the various ways in which poly practitioners approach non-monogamy.
POLYAMORY: MARRIED AND DATING features Lindsey and Anthony, Los Angeles-based grad students who have been married for four years. In the premiere episode, the duo is reconnecting with their primary girlfriend of the past two years, Vanessa, who desperately wants a formalized commitment from her polyamorous triad. Further down the coast in San Diego, Kamala Devi and Michael have been married for 10 years and are the proud parents of a four-year-old son. The couple currently identifies 12 other lovers some they share and some they don't. Devoted to expanding their family, they are inviting two of their lovers, married couple Jen and Tahl, to move in with them.
The series is created by Natalia Garcia and Janice Stango for BermanBraun. Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Eugene Stein, Garcia and Stango serve as executive producers.
Also from Showtime: "This explicit look at modern-day polyamory follows characters grappling with the emotional and sexual drama of sharing their hearts, as well as their beds."
Each episode will rerun several times each week; see schedule (click on All Airings).
The show now has an official website. Not much there yet.
"Advisories: adult language, adult content, nudity, strong sexual content."
For more see my post last week about the series and its people.
Kamala is a director in the Tantra Theater collective in San Diego ("our mission is to combine ritual and performance to transmute sexual guilt, shame and fear into art, healing and liberation"). Below is a graphic for its next performance, "Tantra Theater Does Polyamory! Managing Multiple Relationships" happening July 6 and 7. Michael and Kamala are the ones on the lower right.
Kamala posts today:
Working with the director, Natalia Garcia, was a rich learning experience for me. She is a spiritually minded woman of vision, who is committed to women's liberation and conflict resolution. The polyamorous community is blessed to have an ally in Hollywood who is not afraid of sex, nor obsessed by it either.
Yes. This is a sexually explicit, adult content show. The sex scenes (of which there are many), tastefully and truthfully depict long term relationships making love in various combinations. We artfully show and frankly discuss lesbian sex, threesomes, foursomes and more!...
The San Diego Cast will be hosting a party to watch the World Premiere at Harbin Hot Springs at 10pm on July 12th. We will be the keynote speakers at the World Polyamory Conference on July 13 & 14. We look forward to seeing you there. Details about the World Poly Conference.
We will also be throwing a San Diego Premiere party at Victory Theater Downtown San Diego on July 27th [changed to this from the 28th Ed.] and will have a Q & A afterwards with Director Natalia, Lindsey and Anthony and Vanessa, and the San Diego family! Details about our Polyamory: Married and Dating Premiere Party in San Diego will be posted here.
Finally, come see our live stage play in downtown San Diego! Even though we are not yet famous, we will be sharing about Polyamory by delving into issues of jealousy, safe sex, motherhood with multiple partners and other taboos. For discount tickets click here.
Thanks for all your love and support through this amazing project!
All my love,
Kamala Devi and Family.
More stuff: on Starcasm.net, PHOTOS: Meet the swinging stars of Showtime's "Polyamory: Married and Dating".