Tuesday, December 4, 2012

COLBY AS JFK AND JACKIE O: PIEFOLK PART DEUX


The wait is finally over.  Part two of my interview with Piefolk has posted and it's a good one.  In addition to a in depth conversation about polyamory with BSD Minister of Propaganda Karl Marxxx, I received some of the finest compliments of my life (including a comparison to President Kennedy AND Jackie O!  That oughta make Castro proud.  Bay of Pigs here I cum!  Oink.  Oink.   :-)

Read part two of my interview and see more pictures by the ever-talented photographer Adam Gardiner HERE.  



3 comments:

  1. I hope the pies that Adam makes are better conceived than his arguments on relationship theory.

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  2. As a child of the Age of Dan Savage*, I find the idea of polyamory compelling: honest; realistic; humane; brave. If I'm being really truthful, part of why I'm drawn to polyamory comes from the somewhat base impulse to prove my own emotional deftness. To divide the same number of waking hours between multiple people without making anyone feel shortchanged? What more difficult project is there in a relationship? To never choose the easy way, to never lie for the sake of expediency? Crazy hard, but something I think I could maybe pull off. But as Colby volunteered in the interview, jealousy and insecurity can arise in even the most stable and loving relationships. For my partner, it comes at too high a price. His feelings are his, but I love him so if polyamory isn't within reach, I'm happy to keep things simpler. But as a political statement, I still think poly is powerful and worth pursuing. Just not for us. Thanks, Colby and Karl, for your smart, nuanced take on sexuality. Libertines with empathy and sensitivity are the best.

    *Problematic though he may be.

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  3. Piefolk.net has a cock-blocking verification process, so I'll just post my comment here instead:

    He he, I suppose the age of an individual determines how radical or innovative polyamory seems at this point in time. Queers have been having these discussions, positing these viewpoints about poly, mono, etc., for a very long time. What I find interesting is that polyamory -- regardless of what's going on in mainstream queerdom -- never seems to grow or shrink from an acceptance point. It is always the choice a very small number of individuals (say, 3 or 4 at a time) make. That is because it is a) difficult and b) largely unsupported by a mob-level body of cultural understanding, traditions, and artifacts. You know, all the trappings that monogamy and marriage have enjoyed for centuries.

    So, it's always nice to see a handsome young couple or throuple or...frouple?...talking about their experience. The little viral effects of this keep polyamory alive in our minds and hearts, even if not necessarily in our practices.

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