As in “Big Love,” there’s a tad too much talk about how enlightened, elevated and equitable the arrangement is. Nervous joking about who is the “real” father will appear to some as the first giveaway that big love on the home front may not go as smoothly as the trio likes to believe.
At this point, curious readers and viewers are likely to ask, what about the sex? ” the members of the threesome boast on this subject. Instead we see Sam, Steve and Samantha in their daily interactions through the first two-thirds of the film, working to convince the audience that the highly evolved threesome is running brilliantly. Putting aside personal judgments, traditional mores and ingrained prejudices, viewers will find the film an intimate exploration of basic human impulses.
This makes the word as officially a part of the English language as a word can be.
If they don’t kill each other—or fall in love—first.Here is the OED entry: There is no reference in the etymology to Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart (born Diane or Diana Moore), whose seminal essay "A Bouquet of Lovers" two years earlier (in the Beltane [May] 1990 issue of the Neo-Pagan magazine Green Egg) is often credited with launching the word.The OED in fact wrote to Morning Glory in 1999 asking for her definition of the word, and, by her account, she replied: Notice that the OED indeed adopted the key parts of Morning Glory's phrasing in its definition.How would you like to have your soul used as a poker chip - a very expensive one - but still a poker chip.Catherine has managed to have her soul traded not once, but it looks like twice now, in a high stakes poker game of the gods.After a few false starts (women who were in it simply for the sex and didn’t understand the goal of a three-way love relationship), the men bring aboard Samantha Singh, a beautiful young actress from Toronto who works with Sam.After becoming close friends, they begin the triple dynamic (trinamic? The film opens several years later when Samantha becomes pregnant with the triad’s first child.It was bad enough that gods gambled with human souls, but Catherine Sharp’s soul just had to be won by the Greek goddess of Discord, Eris.As if working a dead-end tech support job didn’t suck the life out of her as it was.The words polyamory, -ous, or -ist do not seem to have had any significant use before 1990, despite a very small scattering of offhand appearances; see the December 2010 update below.I suspect that people who say otherwise are misremembering uses of "polyfidelity," which was coined by "Even Eve" Furchgott in the Kerista commune in the 1970s. Activism Advertising Advice columns Agreements Anthropology Art Autobiographies Bisexual Books Book reviews by me Buddhist Celebrities Children College Comics Coming out Conferences Critics of poly Dating Feminism Gay GLBT Heinlein History Humor Jealousy Jewelry/Pins/Clothing Jewish Kids Leftist/Anarchist Legal Lesbian Marriage Merch Metamours Millennials Movies/plays Music Open marriage Plays Politics Poly 101 Polys of color Polygamy Radio Relationship anarchy Religion/spirituality Research Science Fiction Showtime Season 1 Showtime Season 2 Songs Spaceflight Speeches by me STDs Supreme Court: Obergefell Supreme Court: Windsor Swinging The Next Generation Theory Therapists TV On September 14, 2006, after at least seven years of consideration, the Oxford English Dictionary finally added the word polyamory (and -ous and -ist) to its canon of the English language.It did so via its ongoing revision and supplement series.Meanwhile, Stella and Danny investigate the murder of a New York fashion designer killed while wearing an eight million dollar diamond bra from his own collection.