Jan 102010


After eagerly anticipating each episode of Big Love‘s premiere season, we found our interest wandering somewhere mid-way through the next. And we didn’t pop into the compound once during the entirety of season three. (Juniper Creek? Um, no thanks…)

With a brand new season set to roll out tonight on HBO, we figure we’ll stroll through–check on the sister-wives and see how things are playing out these days.

Here’s a handy refresher recap if you’d like to meet up!

Jul 172008

>Rachel Kramer Bussel, whose previous literary offerings, He’s On Top/She’s On Top graced the swag bags for the CineKink kick-off party back in February, has a brand, er, spanking new opus available…Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. And, with her finger ever on the pulse of the latest publishing trends, she’s just put out a trailer for the book:

And if you’re looking for some other hot reading to toss into the beach bag, be sure to check out Tantra for Erotic Empowerment from Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson (CineKink NYC/08) and the very latest on consensual non-monogamy, Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships.

Update 7/21: Vimeo removed Rachel’s original trailer, so we’ve replaced our links for the version available on YouTube.

Jun 082008

>Here’s the pilot episode of Swingtown, which premiered Thursday night on CBS.

The recap from the network: As American celebrates the bicentennial, Susan and Bruce Miller move their family to an affluent Chicago suburb. They are not only welcomed to the chick (sic) neighborhood, but also the social and sexual revolution prevailing throughout the decade. They find out that their neighbors share more than a view of Lake Michigan. Initially bewildered by their new surroundings, Susan and Bruce come to realize that their promiscuous neighbors present a tantalizing offer that may provide the excitement their marriage craves.

Indeed. There’s nothing that spices things up like a few promiscuous neighbors, so take a gander – and then discuss!

Mar 202008


Putting in plenty of face time at all of the past year’s award shows, Tilda Swinton has also put a new spotlight on non-monogamy, as a regular companion on the red carpet has been her boyfriend Sandro Kopp – both seen here in a picture snagged from the British Independent Film Awards – and not her long-time partner, John Byrne.

Rather refreshingly in these past weeks of scandal upon scandal, the fact that she’s part of an open relationship has been directly acknowledged, along with the tidbit that Byrne stayed behind in Scotland to mind their twins while Swinton was scooping up her Oscar.

In Wedded to Variety, a Chicago Sun Times article triggered by the high-profile arrangement, polyamory activist Anita Wagner observes that “Tilda’s relationship situation is exactly like the relationships of many people I know. Except for the fame and money.”

Yes, except that!