Showtime's poly quad goes on Dr. Drew tonight. Uh-oh.
HCN is an offshoot of CNN; you can watch it online. "Dr. Drew" is a call-in guest show heavy on celebrities, sex, and weight loss, along with his plugs for psychiatric meds and weight-loss treatments.1
Chatter on the Polyamory Leadership Network is that Dr. Drew is known for being very hostile to non-monogamy, and that the quad better have a plan in place and sound bites on the tips of their lips.
This promo just went up on tonight's web page:
Polyamory: when adultery is the order of the day
Tonight on the Dr Drew Show: It's been called "shocking," "titillating" and "cringe-inducing" -- Showtime’s new series called "Polyamory: Married and Dating" -- real-life couples that seek relationships with other lovers. Dr. Drew asks them how they make their lifestyle work in a world built for monogamy.
Should be interesting. I've said before, TV is the medium where nothing you can do can keep you from looking bad against a genuinely hostile host; he writes the video editor's paycheck. I feel for the members of our quad too much to just break out the popcorn....
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P.S.: Kamala posts that she and Michael have also been filmed for the Ricki Lake Show.
1. GlaxoSmithKline reportedly paid Dr. Drew $275,000 to push Wellbutrin, and Janssen Pharmaceutica, which markets lap-band surgery, paid him $115,000. (See refs 45, 46, 47.)