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Welcome to Poly-ish Movie Reviews, where I watch the crap so you don't have to! I watch a lot of movies. Some of those movies are great. But a lot of them are crap. I'm here to help you sort out which is which, so that you don't have to waste your time on bad cinema, unless that's your thing. No judgement - I like a lot of terrible movies. I'm just saying that, as we polys know, love may be infinite, but time is not. Let me help you manage that increasingly rare and precious time of yours by ...
 
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Can a movie set in the '60s and filmed in the '90s really feature a polyamorous quad? Joreth reviews The Blood Oranges for a little-seen poly structure to see if there is any polyamory in it at all. "Husband and wife Cyril and Fiona explore new ground and new relationships when they take a vacation in the tropics. While on holiday, the pair meets a…
 
How well does this particular fan recommendation hold up to Joreth's poly critique? Sometimes I think that maybe I'm actually speaking a different language from everyone else, and maybe I have some kind of universal translator or babelfish so that I can't tell, but that the translator is buggy or slightly off in some ways. Because people don't seem…
 
Can Spike Lee's inaugural film really be a poly movie as everyone claims? Joreth watches this groundbreaking movie to find out! There's something about student films and classic French movies that just do not work for me. Maybe it's the penchant for black and white even in a color era, or maybe it's the frequent complete lack of musical score or so…
 
Ah, French ... the culture of love! Where "alternative" relationship structures are not frowned upon and the people understand the power of passion! Or do they? Joreth reviews a movie filmed in the Swingin' '60s on recommendation from a listener, to see if there is any polyamory or ethical non-monogamy in this film made during a time of exploration…
 
A priest and a rabbi walk into an airport ... to meet their childhood best friend, a tomboy who has grown up into a beautiful, intelligent, independent, CEO. As she visits her hometown and her two best friends, the men struggle with their growing romantic feelings for the same woman. Could this really be a tale of polyamory, snuck into mainstream c…
 
Can a made-for-tv movie about a broken marriage have polyamorous content in it? Joreth reviews this Judith Light film to see if there is any polyamory in a low-budget, '80s flick. The Netflix summary reads: "Judith Light stars in this sexy made-for-TV drama about a married woman who discovers that her husband of 23 years has been unfaithful. Just a…
 
In this episode we hone in on a historical example of non-monogamy, and learn a lot about the Oneida Community Silverware Company. It's a gas, and a special friend took a break from playing DnD to drop by and talk history with us. Starring: Sophie Lastnameredacted, Joe Alias This episode was sponsored by: Exploring the Warm Castle: bit.ly/warmcastl…
 
This episode was supposed to be about quality time, but the first half of the episode is about this super awesome play from the 1930's that we love. We're not nerds, you're a nerd. Shut up! This episodes sponsors: Exploring the Warm Castle: bit.ly/warmcastle Mechanic Shop Femme: bit.ly/carfemme Box Not Included Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-…
 
This episode is pride-themed for pride month, and we get into a whole slew of things such as gate-keeping and pink capitalism. Happy pride; be gay do crime! This episodes sponsors: Exploring the Warm Castle: bit.ly/warmcastle Mechanic Shop Femme: bit.ly/carfemme Box Not Included Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-411861330 Articles referenced in …
 
This episode deals with the tactics disabled folks find successful when dating, the forced de-sexualization of disabled bodies, and some of the things abled folks do when dating disabled folks that we really wish they wouldn't. This episode is sponsored by Exploring the Warm Castle! Buy the book here: http://bit.ly/warmcastle Featuring: Sophie Last…
 
Rita, Sue, & Bob Too! was hailed as a landmark comedy in the '80s in Britain, and also passed around polyamorous online groups as a poly film. But is it? Is it both? One or the other? Neither? Joreth reviews this wildly acclaimed movie for any hint of polyamory, open relationships, or consensual and ethical non-monogamy to see if it lives up to the…
 
WE'RE BACK FROM HIATUS! Did you miss us? In this episode we show just how immature we can be while discussing what is possibly the single greatest benefit of polyamory: outsourcing! We're sending your relationship to china, and you can only make it great again by making the single worst choice possible for president. This episode is sponsored by Fu…
 
This episode is all about parenting in polyamory, which can be a hairy topic. Thankfully Tikva Wolfe, the author and illustrator of Kimchi Cuddles, is an expert. Featuring: Sophie Lastnameredacted, Tikva Wolfe For deaf folks who would prefer a transcript: https://polyamradiotranscripts.tumblr.com/post/171277941363/ep10-polyamorous-parenting-with-ti…
 
If you've ever wanted advice on dating as a survivor of sexual assault, or if you have ever wanted to be a better partner to someone who is a survivor of assault, this episode is for you! Trigger warnings for assault of course, but I will say we kept the conversation accessible and it shouldn't be too hard for folks to listen to unless the whole to…
 
By fan demand, here is the much anticipated episode covering long distance relationships! What is a long distance relationship anyway? Is it a type of hat? A pet you're not allowed to have? A completely valid style of relationship whereby two people have the audacity to fall in love while not being geographically close? It appears no one's quite su…
 
In this episode we try to discuss dating while trans outside the common "it's dangerous as fuck bro" narrative. Don't get me wrong, it is dangerous as fuck, but there's a lot more to say about it than just that. We delve into our own experiences and struggles in a very light-hearted way, and made a cool episode. You should listen to it. Featuring: …
 
In this episode we try to discuss the holidays in a way that's neither too critical nor too optimistic. We talk about some of the things polya people have to deal with around the holidays and the best ways we know of to make this scheduling nightmare go down smoother. This episode of PolyAM Radio was sponsored by XI Strength! Check out their comic …
 
In this episode we answer a listener question dealing with feeling like you have too many partners and might be stretched too thin, as well as knowing how many partners is too many at any given moment. It's not a simple answer, but it did make a great episode! Featuring: Sophie Lastnameredacted, Mara Fakelastname For deaf and HoH folks who would pr…
 
The Trans Podcaster Visibility Initiative is collecting for its first ever charitable cause; there's no transcript for the episode because all the information I gave can be found on the gofundme page which is right here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-a-fiveyearold-go-to-school Thanks for supporting, and stay awesome.…
 
This episode is all about relationship ANARCHYYYYY!!!!! which is a style of polyamorous relationship that works well for many people, including your hosts. I could say more, but I don't want to. Saddle up and ride your commitment monster off into the sunset with us, won't you? Featuring: Sophie Lastnameredacted, Mara Fakelastname For deaf and HoH f…
 
In this episode we discuss dumb stuff new relationship energy makes you do, the ever growing and terrifying commitment monster, and a squirrel that got into our compost. We think it turned out pretty well, and we hope you did too! Featuring: Sophie Lastnameredacted, Mara Fakelastname For deaf and HoH folks who would prefer a transcript: https://pol…
 
Joreth takes another foray into the world of independent, foreign films from the '60s. From the era of Free Love, can this be a long lost poly movie? Joreth reviews movies for poly or polyamorous content looking for stories of open relationships, open marriage, ethical non-monogamy, triads, quads, vees, networks, polycules, and anything else relate…
 
A movie with the number 3 in the title can't be all bad can it? Joreth reviews Trois, a Netflix recommendation about a unicorn-hunting threesome. Sardonic use of casual ableist language & possibly sex-negative sex worker language intending to mock the sorts of writers who use "crazy" as a scapegoat and their poor depiction of mental illness as well…
 
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