The poly lists are all a-twitter (and a-facebook and a-google…) with the news about the upcoming Showtime series “Polyamory: Married and Dating,” which features the awesome Kamala Devi and her husband Michael McClure from San Diego, along with their extended “pod.” Seven half-hour segments will air Thursdays from July 12 through August 23.
You can check out the promo clips here (the first one is 15 seconds, and the second one is 65 seconds):
Kamala is the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming World Polyamory Association conference as well, July 13-15, at Harbin Hotsprings. (I’ve been considering presenting as well, though health issues have so far kept me from committing.)
I had the opportunity to meet and interact with Kamala about two years back, and I can attest that she’s a wonderful, down-to-earth, and very sincere woman. I’m very excited that she’s involved with this project, and I think there’s a strong possibility that the show will be a very positive contribution to the media coverage of polyamory in the mainstream today. Given the recent, highly successful OPEN-SF Conference, and now this about-to-be-blockbuster series, I feel we’re living in extremely exciting times here in the polyamory/open/non-monogamous world.
What do you think? Is the increasing visibility of the poly community a good thing? Do you see challenges? Is Kamala’s association with tantra a good thing, or “too much sex”? How does this show sync up with the themes of diversity and visibility brought out at the recent OPEN-SF conference? What resonates for you?
As always, feel free to comment here, or on my Facebook, Love Outside The Box. I welcome your discussion and input!
PS: Sorry for the lack of posts, recently. Since the OPEN-SF conference, I’ve been experiencing some health challenges that have whacked my energy. I’m starting to feel better, and getting back to doing more regular work now, though! Thanks for your patience.
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