Curgoth (curgoth) wrote,
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I love you, and you and you

I finally watched the documentary the CBC aired a little while ago on polyamory. Make by a UK crew, and using two US poly families, I think they did a decent job, considering that they only had an hour. They focussed mostly on heterosexual, long-term committed relationships, and glossed over a lot - but they only had an hour. Neither of the two families they shadowed quite matched what I usually see among poly folk I know, though the first was pretty close. The second family was.. well, a "dominant" man with a wife, and two live-in girlfriends, one of whom was clearly not poly by nature, but lived there anyway.

As presented, a poly life really doesn't seem like it is worth the trouble at the best of times, and the second family gave me the wiggins a few times. The film left out any sense of a polyamorous community - both examples of new people being brought into the relationships are of monoamorous people being uncomfortable with the situation.

One blogger presents some of the less-favourable reactions from the UK media.

I have the thing on VHS, should anyone want to borrow it.
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