Poly Trio on "The Daily Show"
Reporter Jason Jones: What is the secret to marriage?
Joy Reagan, wife in traditional-looking couple: The secret to marriage is communication. Being able to tell your partner anything and everything and having total trust.
Jones: And what does your girlfriend think about all this?
Camera pans to include third hand-holder on the couch, who says: I'm completely comfortable with the whole thing. George and Joy have a great marriage, and I'm really happy to just be occasionally a part of that.
The lights go down and by the end we see them in bed, groping and three-way kissing.
A discussion broke out on the LiveJournal Polyamory community. "I think there was some humorous poly-exploitation going on," wrote ambiguousex. "I'm just curious if other people found it funny or offensive or both or neither." Replied tantricaquarian, "Perhaps they need to laugh at us before they can accept us." And nonmonogamous wrote, "It pokes fun, but I don't think it's debasing or overtly negative. I'm happy thinking that just that little snippet might have planted the idea of the possibility of consensual nonmonogamy in the head of even just one person who never thought of it before."
Are we getting noticed or what?
See comments by Anita Wagner; by Robyn Trask.
Update! The married poly couple on the show, Joy and George Reagan, tell about their experiences being filmed. See comment #4 below.