Polyamory married and dating triad
With all those qualifiers in place, I’ll say that is a far better portrayal of polyamory than I feared and not so good as I had hoped, judging from the first episode, which aired July 12. The show flips back and forth between two poly families, one in Riverside, California and one in San Diego.
The Riverside group, a young and beautiful MFF triad, seem a little more like regular folks than the San Diego group.
This little bit may have been responsible for fifteen years of popularity, but I prefer to think it was the multi-dimensional and transformational experiences of the participants that television viewers have found so intriguing over the years.
Contrary to what most people might anticipate, jealousy arises in the MFF triad when one of the women (the legal wife) lets it be known that she has a new (male) love interest.
And it’s the “other woman” in the triad who is most openly (and endearingly) jealous and pressures the legal wife to put her new guy on hold.
Now I need to make it very clear that I am not involved in any way with Showtime’s polyamory show, but I do know the San Diego cast and their community quite well.
And I do have a bit to do with the existence of the San Diego community in particular and the national and global polyamory communities in general.
So much for the cliché of women competing with each other for the “real” prize of masculine attention.