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Polyamory on Montel 11/29

Montel will be airing an episode on polyamory featuring a poly couple I know, as well as the couple listed below, and other poly people. In the SF bay area, it will air on Channel 2 at 4pm. I'm Tivoing it if anyone local wants to see it.

Someone reviewing the show blogged "This is the episode that was filmed a couple weeks ago, and will feature X and Y (who were on the Bullshit episode). The chatter is that the taping went quite well, and X was as articulate as ever. Apparently the audience was initially a bit hostile, but she turned it
around."

One of the people I know blogged "My favorite bit, though, has to be the fact that Montel chose to close the show with a video clip of Z's daughter (a very poised age 15, and a TV actress, among her other talents) saying how GREAT it was to be raised in a polyamorous household."

I haven't seen the show and I'm not sure how out the people are, or if they used real names on the show, so I'm not using real names for now.

I'm skeptical that Montel can produce a fair show on polyamory or indeed anything controversial really, but I'll watch and see. I just hope that Montel showed my friends in a good light since they are good-hearted people. And I understand their desire to talk about polyamory on tv to try to dispel myths about it. Like any sexuality that goes outside of societal norms, there's a lot of ignorance and prejudice against it.

But I have to say that if you've never heard of polyamory or know little about it, I suggest you go to polyamory.org rather than watch Montel.

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
Anonymous said...

John and Nan Wise, and their OSOs used their real names, as did Dawn Davidson, Akien MacIain and K- Porter. Not knowing anyone else on the show, I can't say for sure, but at least Gary and Judith's first names were used.

11/29/2005 03:33:24 AM
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