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Comedy Web Series ‘Poly’ Follows a Misunderstood Trio’s Adventures in Suburbia

"We want to change the way queer characters are seen; we want them to be just people, as opposed to punchlines."

Project of the Day - Poly

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Poly

Logline: A polyamorous triad moves from the city to the suburbs in the conservative midwest, only to be met with resistance from their neighbors.

Elevator Pitch:

“Poly” is a an LGBTQ+ comedy series about Jake, Cricket, and AJ, a polyamorous triad moving from the city to the suburbs in the conservative midwest. The three of them find themselves at war with Cindy, the head of the neighborhood mom coalition, after their “alternative lifestyle” results in homophobia. They also find themselves at odds with their LGBTQ+ friends back in the city as they’re accused of trying to become a nuclear-ish family. Caught between two worlds, the triad has to learn to get used to suburban living. Love knows no number.

Production Team:

Executive Producer, Director, Writer: Savannah Rodgers (“Sketches” – Digital Bolex Lineup at Slamdance)
Executive Producer, Writer: Riley Oregard
Producer, 1st AD: Patrick Rea (“Enclosure,” “Nailbiter”)
Producer, UPM: Ashley Mayer
Director of Photography: Tyson Maughan
Editor: Derek Sellens

About the Film:

As LGBTQ+ filmmakers, we wanted to create something we would watch. We’re tired of seeing the same coming out stories in the LGBTQ+ genre. Creating a comedy series that focuses on the shenanigans about a triad moving to Hell is far more compelling of an idea than a melodrama about a tired topic. We want to give representation, but find the joy in these characters’ making due with their attempt at creating a somewhat nuclear life. We want to change the way queer characters are seen; we want them to be just people, as opposed to punchlines.

Current Status: We’re fundraising and in preproduction!

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