may have wrapped, but its cast members are continuing to make waves in the community. Additionally, Kamala wrote a post on her website entitled "How a Reality Show Altered My Reality: Top Ten Ways the Polyamory Series Changed my Life!
Then, on September 17th, Michael and Kamala (from the show's quad) appeared on an episode of The Ricki Lake Show.
" This part was particularly interesting: The hardest part of the project was playing myself.
My director’s constant guidance was for me to be more real, she encouraged me to stop preaching about authenticity, emotional sensitivity, and honesty and actually start showing it.
You undercut the liberating potential of poly[amory] if you make people feel guilty for not subscribing to the politically correct poly profile.
When people do a show like ours, celebrate first and foremost the victory of us getting on mainstream tv like that, and that intelligent loving people were chosen, not drama queens.
The Showtime series, while somewhat good at presenting the open and honest form of communication between the people, is very focused on sex.
When I was monogamous as a 20-something with a job and disposable income, I would go out with my girlfriend to meet up with male friends and their girlfriends, and everyone would flirt playfully as part of being drunk, young, and horny.
It’s a fairly good show, and this issue of coming out is dealt with, but I’m concerned with how the show will effect coming out for the rest of us.
I have a hypotheses that when a fringe or minority idea, group, etc comes into the mainstream, it is almost always has serious misrepresentations attached to it.
Soon enough, we here at the polyskeptic compound will have a chance to get a little piece of our life out to the world, and what they will see is that we are actually pretty normal most of the time.
We watch movies, have dinner, and go out and get drinks together, just like monogamous people.