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Old 09-15-2009, 08:16 PM
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Default Movies: That would have been better with a poly ending.

I think there are many, many unrequited love and lack of communication movies where either the whole movie could have been avoided or the ending could have been much better if someone could toss a polyamory grenade onto the set at a strategic point in the film.

This is a thread for speculating how various movies would have been different/better with a polyamorous plot twist.

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(if any mods want to move this to general discussion, it probably belongs there moreso than here.)
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:37 PM
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Excalibur - probably my all time favorite movie.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:58 PM
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Ha. I've just recently read Mists of Avalon. The Arthurian Legend would certainly be a VERY different story with an explicitly polyamorous plot twist. I remember watching Excalibur dozens of times in my teens, but I don't really remember the particulars about the film anymore.

(edit: I just YouTubed a bit of it. Fun times.)
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When I was a kid, I thought Star Wars would have been.... until I found out Luke and Leia were siblings.

But the Dark Knight would have been more interesting if the love triangle had played out differently. That is all I can think of for now.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:07 AM
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The movie "Frida" and Frida Kahlo's life DOES have poly themes in it. It doesn't play out as a PURE IDEAL poly situation, but it was a real-life type situation. Maybe Frida's husband Diego Rivera was something of a womanizer, but both of them stayed together while carrying on relationships with other people.

I just looked up at my DVD's and that was the first one I saw that fit the description of this topic.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:57 AM
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I watched the film "My Best Friend's Wedding" back when I was a newly Polyamorous person, and desperately wanted to drop a Polybomb into that whole mess and have a happily ever after. It was agonizing.

Quath -=- I used to be conflicted about the whole Luke - Leia - Han thing too. Until RoTJ was released.
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Ha. I've just recently read Mists of Avalon. The Arthurian Legend would certainly be a VERY different story with an explicitly polyamorous plot twist. I remember watching Excalibur dozens of times in my teens, but I don't really remember the particulars about the film anymore.

(edit: I just YouTubed a bit of it. Fun times.)
I read that book too, and I think a polyamorus relationship was vaguely hinted at, even in other accounts of the story.

This is the way I would have written it. Guinevere loves both men and King Aurthur is actually gay and loves Sir Lancelot more than the woman, who is really just a good friend. He is more of a father figure to her. Lancelot develops a deep love for both the King and Guinevere. This triangle is complicated and dramatic because there is jealousy involved and secrecy.

For a happy ending Lancelot impregnates Guinevere and they pretend the son is the offspring of the King. He inherits the crown and becomes a flaming gay King in tights and redecorates the palace.
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I read that book too, and I think a polyamorus relationship was vaguely hinted at, even in other accounts of the story.

This is the way I would have written it. Guinevere loves both men and King Aurthur is actually gay and loves Sir Lancelot more than the woman, who is really just a good friend. He is more of a father figure to her. Lancelot develops a deep love for both the King and Guinevere. This triangle is complicated and dramatic because there is jealousy involved and secrecy.

For a happy ending Lancelot impregnates Guinevere and they pretend the son is the offspring of the King. He inherits the crown and becomes a flaming gay King in tights and redecorates the palace.
LMAO - that is awesome

I remember the version i first read of the Arthurian legend actually had Guinevere, Lancelot and Arthur in a poly style configuration. Arthur deferred to Guinevere's love and need for Lancelot (though she continued to sleep and (I assume) have 'relations' with Arthur). The situation was discovered by Arthurs illegitimate son and because of the laws of the nation Arthur was forced to sentence Guinevere to death for 'high treason' and banish Lancelot from the realm. Lancelot rescued Guinevere from the flames and she was sent to a convent to live out her remaining days, Lancelot then aquiesced to his banishment... and Arthurs downfall proceeded. (extremely basic synopsis of plot)

Unfortunately I do not remember the title nor the author. If anyone else has read this version and does remember - could they let me know? as I would like to get a copy again.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:51 PM
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how about the new movie coming out, No Strings Attached? it seems like they are using a spur of the moment open relationship to leat to "bigger and better things" how about just keeping it how it is in the beginning?
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:36 PM
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Age of Innocence. He stayed with his wife and children and loved them in his own way but if his wife and society of the time had allowed for poly it would have been less heartbreaking to watch unrequited love.

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