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 ...
Yet another movie named "3" - will this one have some polyamory in it? Or will it be another cheating film? Joreth reviews the German film Drei, or 3, for polyamorous content.By Joreth Innkeeper
3 couples struggle with the definitions of monogamy and fidelity, after some "insight" from Jason Alexander. Joreth reviews this film to see if any ethical non-monogamy could possibly come out of it at all.By Joreth Innkeeper
There are so many movies called "Three"! Is this one that actually has polyamory in it? Is there really an FMF triad like on the cover? Are any of the characters polyamorous? Or is this just another cheating cautionary tale or threesome gone wrong story? Joreth reviews this particular "Three" to find out!…
Can a movie with blockbuster names be a poly movie? Joreth reviews Bandits with Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchet to see if there is any polyamory in this star-studded film.By Joreth Innkeeper
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…
Polyamory in the wild? Can a TV show that isn't about polyamory at all really have an episode with polyamorous characters in an open marriage and treat the subject well? Joreth reviews an episode of The Mentalist to find out!By Joreth Innkeeper
Can a web series about a poly triad really be about polyamory? Yeah, it probably is. Joreth reviews the show Family, a creative endeavor by Teresa Greenan, a polyamorous filmmaker based out of Portland, OR.By Joreth Innkeeper
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…
Can a mainstream movie about an "open marriage" really have some polyamory in it? Joreth reviews the movie Fling, starring Brandon Routh, Steve Sandvoss, and Courtney Ford, to answer that very question.By Joreth Innkeeper
Can a movie about a woman charged with bigamy on the day of her 6th wedding really be about polyamory? Joreth reviews this quirky Spanish film that challenges the standard narrative of a man and his harem, and questions everything a conservative judge ever thought he knew about love and relationships.…
Sleep With Me promises "raucous laughter" and sexy fun times with sexy Eric Stoltz, Meg Tilly, and Craig Sheffer, but does it deliver? Joreth reviews this "romantic comedy" for polyamory, romance, and comedy.By Joreth Innkeeper
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…
Could Alan Rickman possibly have started in a poly movie?! Joreth reviews this unusual film to see if a happy polyamorous V or triad family can be found among the backstabbing, vicious world of competitive hair styling.By Joreth Innkeeper
This movie occasionally gets mentioned in discussions of poly movies. But is it? Joreth reviews Sex Monster for traces of an open marriage, triads, or any polyamory.
New(ish) polyamory mockumentary, Lutine, gets Joreth's special coverage to see if it's really polyamorous! Does this French fictional documentary do poly justice, or does it stick with the same old, tired, "opening up" stories and open marriages?
Is the indie film Shortbus really a poly film? This movie claims to have it all - alternative sexuality, BDSM, polyamory, consensual & ethical non-monogamy, swinging, "free love", and more.By Joreth Innkeeper
Can a movie that actually describes itself as a "cautionary tale" make the Polyish Movie List? Joreth watches Kiss Me Again to see if this couple can open up their marriage to a bisexual women into a happy polyamorous triad, or is it yet another case of bad Unicorn Hunting?By Joreth Innkeeper
Sex! BDSM! Bisexuality! Comic books! Joreth checks out what all the hubbub is about the new biopic, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, in theaters right now! Here's your chance to check out a polyamorous movie on the big screen.
Is the popular adult film, The Story of O, really a poly movie as so many people claim? Joreth takes one for the team and watches this erotic film to scour it for polyamory.
Was Amelia Earhart really polyamorous? Joreth reviews the 2009 movie with Hilary Swank to see what this version of the story has to say about it.
Can a marriage of convenience turn into a happy polyamorous triad? Joreth reviews the Wedding Banquet about a gay man, his lover, his green-card wife, and his very traditional Chinese parents to answer this question.
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…
Could there be polyamorous content in this classic play-turned-film from 1978? Joreth reviews one of the more successful screen adaptations of a stage play as a possible polyish movie.
Can Woody Allen handle polyamory? Joreth reviews Whatever Works for a polyamorous sub-plot of a ménage à trois triad or a "household of three".
Joreth reviews the BBC bio-drama of the turbulent relationship between writer Vita Sackville-West and Violet Keppel and the effect on their families.
Joreth reviews a classic film of exploration starring Darryl Hannah.
The popular, award-winning Mexican film, Y Tu Mama Tambien, often gets a mention in poly movie lists, but is it really? Joreth reviews it to find out!
Does Netflix' suggestions get it right? Joreth reviews a movie called My Girlfriend's Boyfriend on the recommendation of a computer algorithm based on prior movies watched.
Joreth reviews the classic movie, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid with Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Katharine Ross. Could there be some polyamory in this Old West legend?
Joreth reviews ... Futurama? Yes, the feature-length movie A Beast With A Billion Backs was recommended for review for polyamory.
Was Clint Eastwood in a poly movie? Wait, Clint Eastwood sings? Joreth reviews the classic film Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and Jean Seaberg.
Joreth reviews the new web series, Compersion, directed by Jackie J. Stone, with Jammie Patton, Derrick LeMont, and Ka'ramuu Kush.
There's a new TV show out entirely about a triad! Joreth reviews the first episode of You Me Her.
Joreth reviews Micki & Maude, a story about a bigamist who must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.
Joreth reviews Design For Living, a movie about an MFM triad filmed in the 1930s, starring Gary Cooper, Frederic March and Miriam Hopkins.
Joreth finally gets around to reviewing the webseries based on the famous book, The Ethical Slut.
Joreth reviews Sex And Breakfast with Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku, a story of two couples having trouble in their relationships coming together to see if group sex can fix them.
Joreth reviews Hyde Park On Hudson with Bill Murray, Laura Linney, and Olivia Williams. As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to …
Joreth reviews Cafe au Lait with Julie Mauduech, Hubert Koundé, and Mathieu Kassovitz. Lola is pregnant and doesn't know who the father is, while neither man even knew that Lola was seeing someone else.
Joreth reviews the movie My 5 Wives with Rodney Dangerfield, Molly Shannon, & Andrew Dice Clay. An entrepreneur buys some land in Utah and inherits the prior owner's wives as part of the bargain.
Joreth reviews the movie Head In The Clouds with Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, and Stuart Townsend. A sweeping romantic saga about a triad in Europe and the pressures of war on love.
Joreth reviews the movie Two Girls And A Guy with Robert Downey Jr., Heather Grahm, and Natasha Gregson Wagner. Two women discover they are both sleeping with the same man and confront him.
Joreth reviews the movie Belle Epoque with Penelope Cruz, where a young, handsome Spanish Civil War deserter seeks refuge with a generous artist and finds himself in the middle of a romantic dilemma when the four beautiful daughters return home to the family nest.
Joreth reviews the movie Her with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
Joreth reviews the movie Carrington, with Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, and Steven Waddington. This is the story of real-life painter Dora Carrington, her life-partner Lytton Strachey, and their various loves.