Showtime has yet to make a decision on whether they’ll renew Polamory: Married & Dating for a second season, but show creator and director Natalia Garcia is hoping to recruit and interview more poly families just in case. Here is the bulk of her call for interested folks, posted in various places online:
I’m reaching out in hopes of speaking with poly families interested in possibly sharing their story with me. I’m looking for polyamorous families that are charismatic, healthy, active; can be unmarried but practicing poly (don’t all have to live together); bisexuality is welcome in both male and female partners; and are open to sharing all aspects of their love lives. Families in Canada are welcome as well.
As I think you have seen, I am a person of integrity and my intent is to portray polyamorists as loving, mature adults who are capable of carrying on multiple loving relationships in a world that has programmed us for monogamy. I’ve had so many people reach out to me, mono people struggling in their relationships telling me the show changed their lives for the better. Despite what Dr. Drew said, I believe 100% that Polyamory is a sustainable way of living — and I would like to continue the pro-Polyamory conversation in the mainstream.
Alan M. also did an interview with Garcia asking about the show’s performance. Showtime was very happy with the series, she explains, and it did very well, especially for a new series with barely any promotion. She also elaborates on what she’s looking for as she moves forward in finding more families:
I would like to add some parameters of the families I’m looking for: 25 to 50, camera friendly, and open to letting us into the bedroom. All male, all female, V’s — all poly formations are welcome. They should have or try to watch the series to understand what would be expected of them. Also, if people could send a picture when they inquire, that helps me keep track of everyone — and there’s a lot people to keep track of!
Garcia asks that anyone interested email her at natstertv [at] yahoo [dot] com.