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

August 22, 2012

Showtime's poly quad goes on Dr. Drew tonight. Uh-oh.

The quad from Showtime's now-concluding Polyamory: Married and Dating (the final episode airs tomorrow night, Thursday Aug. 23) will appear tonight (Wednesday) at 9:00 Eastern on HCN's Dr. Drew Show.

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....

Let's be ready to jump into the comments early (scroll to bottom of the page).

P.S.: Kamala posts that she and Michael have also been filmed for the Ricki Lake Show.


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.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch Polyamory on Showtime and it seems to me that Jen is having a harder time adapting to the new living arrangements. It seems like Kamala picks at her about little things (like when she was yelling to get Tahl's attention) constantly criticising, and it seems that Jen is more akward and uncomfortable. I thought the whole idea for poly was open honest love, not pointing out other people's weaknesses and vulnerabilities. I think Jen is a wonderful person and I hope to see this poly relationship get better and hope to see Jen happier.

August 23, 2012 9:24 PM  

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