The movie *Twice* and its Kickstarter campaign
If you're on the polywebs (and why else would you be here?) you've seen the Kickstarter appeal for Sarah Arlen's indie movie Twice. It's all over the place because these people are doing their publicity, but also because lots of folks have looked into the project, gotten interested, and given it a signal boost. Count me in.
The campaign is in its final week — it ends March 17. It's $18,912 of the way to its goal of $25,000. This is not a "flexible funding" campaign; if they don't raise $25,000 by next Tuesday evening they get nothing, and the donors' credit cards/ PayPal accounts are not charged.
We often say we wish movies and art would explore poly life seriously, so if that's you, now's the time to step up and make it happen.
The Kickstarter pitch:
The press release:
Feature Film Twice is Crowdfunding to Tell a Polyamorous Love Story.
Indie feature film Twice, by Sarah Arlen, plans on being the tipping point of the polyamorous revolution. A crowdfunding campaign for the project is running February 14th (Valentine’s Day) through March 17th (Saint Patrick’s Day), 2015, in order to raise $25,000 in completion funds and to create audience awareness of the film.
The movie tells a polyamorous love story from two divergent points of view, one of “Woman,” the other of “Man.” While the plot revolves around the two characters starting out as friends, becoming lovers, breaking up and getting back together, the core themes of the movie are centered around second chances, being honest, embracing identity and coming out of the closet. The project’s purpose is to show what it can be like to live a polyamorous life, while also exploring how monogamous people can understand, accept and love polyamorists.
...Twice turns the standard romantic comedy plot on its head. The tension of the story doesn’t come from the standard cinema trope of “Who will be the chosen one?” but rather “How will they all love each other?”
Because many polyamorists live in the closet, they stand as an example of what being “closeted” means in everyday life and how “coming out” is something everyone experiences each time they reveal a new facet of themselves that might be misinterpreted or bullied.
In 2014, a major tipping point came for the transgender community when Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of Time magazine. With the recent significant rise of media coverage about polyamory, it appears the next cultural tipping point will be polyamory. Twice, much like Orange is the New Black, is striving to be the entertaining conduit that invites audiences to see the humanity in a word they might not have ever heard before and tips polyamory into pop culture.
More links from Arlen:
My production company is Polyamorous Productions. Its Facebook page.
My Twitter handle is @saraharlen and my company’s is @polyamorousart .
I registered a hashtag: #makingtwice
Graphics for sharing.
Lots of photos.
Here are some swipe files:
See #polyamory on the big screen! I backed "Twice: A Polyamorous Feature Film" on Kickstarter, support it today! bit.ly/kickstartTWICE...
Come to the poly party! Help make a feature film while getting a great reward: for $100, you get invites to worldwide polyamorous parties, plus the finished film of “Twice” (a polyamorous love story set in sexy Paris) and much more. Support it before March 17th at www.twicethefilm.com.
R-Rated music video of Twice: (feel free to share with the password):
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