Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

August 14, 2006

"Family Values" (Penn & Teller)

Penn & Teller's Bullshit!

It's been a slow week, so here's a golden oldie: the "Family Values" episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!. The show is a not-suitable-for-broadcast TV series (on Showtime) lambasting anything that gets the two hosts' dander up, from alien abductions to the Bible. This episode, which appeared May 2, 2005, takes on the Right's fantasy that normal families are the norm, and are the only foundation of civilization. A poly quad (John and Nan Wise and their partners) get star billing and a chance to say their excellent stuff. So do several serious family researchers. Not work-safe: crude language, porny gags. Enjoy.

Watch the show (via LiveLeak).

And here are show notes with links to the various experts quoted.

Incidentally, here is Nan's Outrageous Intimacy web page. Including Marie Claire Magazine's illustrated article about their quad — and the May 1999 Esquire magazine's tumultuous "Scenes from a Group Marriage", which might scare the timid away from polyamory altogether. (Now now, you don't have to do it like they did.)


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Anonymous Chias said...

Thanks for sharing that Alan, that's fantastic. Have you shared this with Ken? It would fit perfectly in the Kinsey Institute collection.


August 15, 2006 8:29 AM  

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