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EthicalSlut 04-07-2013 09:03 AM

"The Ethical Slut" is being made into a web series!
 
Hi all,

Thanks for accepting me as part of this forum for Polyamory! My name is Mike and my good friend Ben has obtained the rights to the world famous Polyamory guidebook "The Ethical Slut"! He has won awards for his previous web-series "Cynthia Watros gets lost" and now plans on making a web-series based on the guidebook filmed in Madison, WI. this summer. The first season will be 12 episodes each about 10 minutes long. Ben has tasked me with reaching out to the polyamory communities so at the very least we could get some ideas and insight into some things this community would like to see portrayed in the Web-series based on the book "The Ethical Slut".

We have also started a kickstarter campaign to raise some money to pay for good talent, and other cost associated with filming.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-slut?ref=city

There are some really cool rewards, especially to anyone that has a close connection with this book and most of them are really affordable. For instance you can become an on-screen extra to playing a role in the series yourself. There is even a level to receive recognition as an Executive Producer!

Like I said, If you can't join the kickstarter campaign, at the very least we would really appreciate if this community could give some input or ideas you think are worth exploring in the series, I would love to hear them as well! I'm sure "The Ethical Slut" has a lot of significant meaning or has helped some of you along the way in your quest for successful Polyamorous living. Nows your chance to help it continue to stay in the spotlight and to help others!

Thank you and I hope to hear from some members of the community. Feel free to message me anytime.

Mike

kdt26417 04-08-2013 12:17 AM

Hi Mike,

I think the most important issues that any series about polyamory should address have to do with communication. Not just, "lots of communication" (though lots is usually good), but also, "a good quality of communication." This tends to involve things such as:
  • complete honesty,
  • being a good listener,
  • courtesy,
  • compassion,
  • going easy on the blame and guilt,
  • expressing wants and needs,
  • working together as a team,
  • coping with jealousy.
Jealousy tends to be a complex (and highly individual) set of thoughts and emotions, and in order to cope/deal with it, one must get to the bottom of the mechanisms that are driving it.

Some of the common roots of jealousy are:
  • fear of abandonment,
  • fear of inferiority,
  • sense of being left out,
  • sense of owning someone,
  • one's own needs not getting met.
So to summarize, how one approaches jealousy and communication are probably the two key things that can make polyamory work. In my opinion, those are the things to focus on. Others may have additional ideas to add.

Regards,
Kevin T.

EthicalSlut 04-29-2013 09:32 PM

**update**
 
We are half way to our goal of $30,000! As the money comes in, everything is aligning for an awesome community project. We just opened our production office in downtown Madison, right across from the capital! We've started auditions and crew interviews, and boy, there is so much talent here in Madison alone. Please help spread the word, we will be doing a big push over the next few weeks.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...9/ethical-slut


Cheers

Ben Fritz

(writer/director)

EthicalSlut 05-09-2013 05:31 AM

We did it!!
 
We finally reached our goal of $30,000!!! As the last 8 hours of the kickstarter campaign comes to a close, everything is aligning for an awesome community project. We just opened our production office in downtown Madison, right across from the capital! We've started auditions and we have our core cast and crew. We have also been receiving some incredibly positive press. Check out the 2 most recent articles

http://oaklandlocal.com/article/sex-...-made-web-show

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/comm...n-madison.html

Please help spread the word by joining us on Facebook and Twitter as we will be doing a big push over the next few and final days.

https://twitter.com/TheEthical_Slut

https://www.facebook.com/TheEthicalSlut?ref=hl

If you can donate a few dollars towards the kickstarter campaign, we would be very appreciative and there are some great rewards that come with it! Hurry up, only 8 hours left!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...9/ethical-slut


Cheers

Ben Fritz


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