A fictional film about non-monogamy will be making its debut this Sunday at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival -- and as the Centerpiece Presentation, no less! The feature film, Yes, We're Open, was written by H.P. Mendoza and directed by Richard Wong. It was filmed in just 16 days in the San Francisco Bay Area, and acquired post-production funding with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign.
LUKE and SYLVIA think of themselves as a modern couple -- always in the know and open to new experiences. Enter ELENA and RONALD -- a provocative polyamorous couple that challenge Luke and Sylvia's status in their circle of friends and with each other. With temptation around the corner, Luke and Sylvia must figure out where they really stand on love, sex, and honesty.
The premiere will take place at the historic Castro Theatre this Sunday, March 11th. Tickets can be purchased online here, where you can also read a more detailed synopsis.
Be sure to follow the film on Facebook and Twitter for info on future screenings.
Jacqueline Applebee, who has previously written erotic fiction and was published in Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, has released her first full-length book. An Expanded Love is a fictional romance novel that explores the joys and obstactles of polyamory.
An Expanded Love follows a bisexual woman named Nadia. When she meets a polyamorous woman named Christine, Nadia must re-think her traditional views on relationships:
Nadia decides to try this way of relating for herself, but her first steps into polyamory are terrifying, exhilarating and downright strange. The jealousy she feels over sharing Christine with another woman goes out the window when Nadia falls for a Pagan synchronised swimmer, Yolanda, and her cookery-obsessed boyfriend, Sam . . . When Yolanda's crossdressing son, and Nadia’s moody ex-boyfriend get thrown into the mix, things get rather interesting...
I've truly enjoyed reading Applebee's work in the past, and I highly recommend you check out this exciting new novel. An Expanded Love is available as a paperback or e-book; go take a look!