The Corner

Poly Goes National

Readers may remember the triple wedding held recently in The Netherlands, the first word of which in English came by way of Paul Belien at The Brussels Journal. I’ve just published a piece called, “Here Come the Brides,” about the larger significance of the Dutch triple union. The most interesting and as yet undiscussed part of this story is the bisexuality of the brides. Bisexuality, I argue, is a hidden key to the polyamory movement. The debate over the slippery slope from same-sex marriage now forces us to consider social-political significance of bisexuality.

If you read only the web edition of my “Here Come the Brides” piece, you’ll miss a cool picture, which I’ll provide here instead. It’s the homepage of the website for a new documentary entitled, Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family. This feature length documentary is going to give polyamory the most serious national publicity it’s ever had. The Three of Hearts trio (two men and a woman, unlike the Dutch trio of two women and a man) knew nothing of the polyamory movement, but they are a fascinating example of the phenomenon nonetheless. And as with the Dutch trio, bisexuality plays a critical role in this story. The film is in limited release at various art-houses right now. But this spring it will air on BRAVO, thus providing the polyamory movement with national exposure. I speak briefly about Three of Hearts in “Here Come the Brides,” but I hope to have more to say about the film in the coming weeks.

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