UK Polyamory documentary seeks subjects

Hi, guys! I got this email from a Brit looking to do a documentary on poly folks:

Put simply, this film seeks to explore poly relationships through the real-life stories of those who are involved in them – it is a broadly observational approach, requiring the participation of people for whom plural relationships are a real life choice. To this end, I am looking for people who might be willing to take part in the film. Ideally, they would be people who are in long terms polyamorous relationships involving three or possibly more individuals, of any gender and sexualities. The key is that they would be willing to be filmed (interviews, day to day life) for a television documentary to be shown in the UK.

If you are comfortable talking about your relationships on camera, please contact Kathryn.Taylor@fireflyproductions.tv. IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE CONTACT Susan Wright at the NCSF at (410) 539-4824 to get some basic media training first!

Minx plays a succubus!

As many of y’all know, I’m always willing to help out fellow podcasters as time allows and lend my voice to a fun sci-fi or fantasy story–or really, pretty much anything that cool people ask me to do. Chris Lester narrates the darkly fantastic story, and a talented support team brings the story to life:

Students are dying at St. Theresa’s, a school and halfway house for wayward girls on the Street of Metamor City. Abbey Preston is visiting the school, seeking relief from the terrifying visions that have been plaguing her. Is something supernatural at work, or is it all in Abbey’s head?

Cast:

Cab Driver – Bryan Watson
Abbey Preston – Heather Nowak
Mother Annabelle – Paulette Vallad
Jenna Hartmann – Cunning Minx
Trisha – Mur Lafferty

Listen to part one of Troubled Minds here!

Upcoming Poly Weekly promo video

Hi, all! OK, working on a new promo video for poly in general and PW in particular. But I need your help–I want to try and represent the community and do a little education while still keeping the video fun. Here’s the idea:

The video will be a series of headshot of real poly people describing themselves in short, simple sentences relating to sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, and poly configuration. Some examples:

I’m gay.
I’m straight.
I’m queer.
I’m boobiesexual.
I’m Catholic.
I’m pagan.
I’m an atheist.
I’m Christian.
I’m a Mac user.
I’m a sci-fi geek.
I’m a Linux guy.
I’m a ballroom dancer.
I’m in a vee.
I’m in a triad.
I’m part of a tribe.
I’m in a ‘W.’
I’m single.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m poly-friendly.
I’m poly-affiliated.
I’m polyamorous.

If you are willing to appear in this video THAT WILL BE POSTED ON THE INTERNET, please email me with the subject line “Promo video.” If you’re not local, it will be best if you have a webcam or a friend with one. If you’re willing to have your voice on the video but NOT your face, go ahead and email me, and we’ll see what we can do. Faces are best because I want to show us as real people, but I totally understand people who can’t be as out as you’d need to be to feel comfortable with this.

The effervescent Ms. Bussel makes a case for open relationships

Hoorah to the ever-fabulous and sexy Rachel Kramer Bussel for writing a fun little exploration into polyamory in The Case for Open Relationships.

Know what I like about this article? She doesn’t come across as dissing monogamy at all. She says, “for many people, monogamy works just fine” and “if you are in a monogamous relationship, I encourage you to stay within the rules of your relationship, or speak to your partner, rather than simply cheat.” But she also quotes Betty Dodson (and how jealous am I that Rachel got to meet her!) as saying, “America practices serial monogamy with cheating on the side. It’s never acknowledged and it’s lied about.”

So true. If monogamy worked for everyone, then Jerry Springer wouldn’t have a talk show.

But it still always amazes me than anyone writing an article saying basically, “Hey, monogamy is fine if you like it, but here’s another option” still get ridiculously uninformed comments such as “I suppose you can make the case that sleeping around openly is preferable to swearing monogamy but cheating on the side. Well, maybe. Robbery is preferable to murder, too, I guess.”

Wha-huh? Someone needs to take a class in logic, methinks. But a lot of people did engage in some good discourse in the comments, so I encourage you to read them as well.

Poly Weekly promo audio

Hi, guys! Well, I can’t believe we went THIS LONG without a promo audio, but here it is:

Poly Weekly 45-second audio promo

If you want to share Poly Weekly with a friend or with your own podcast audience, please feel free to gank away!

Poly Weekly #133: Does jealousy equal love?

The new Polyamory Weekly #133: Does jealousy equal love? is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #133

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments.

1:30 Announcement: Many Loves workshop
This workshop and support series takes place at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, Saturday, December 8th, $15, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. I’ll be there!

2:25 Topic: Does jealousy equal love?
Bill guest co-hosts to discuss this topic that Gafil brought up–why is it that the more deeply we love someone, the more intense the jealousy can feel? Why in our society does a lack of a jealous rage mean a lack of love?

25:10 Resource Review: Operational Intelligence
Sukima calls in a comprehensive review of Nan Wise’s Operational Intelligence in New York from November; 29:20 Trace calls in his experience of the same seminar and what he took home; if you’re in the area, be sure to check out PolyamorousNYC that meets the third Wednesday of every month

31:35 Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

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