Mistresses http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22952/all en Insensitive Priest Doesn't Understand the 'Pure Love' of Polygamy on ABC's 'Mistresses' http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/insensitive-priest-doesnt-understand-pure-love-polygamy-abcs-mistresses <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>File this under Words I Never Expected to Hear on Network Television: "Yes, Father, it's called a 'throuple.'" </p><p>And so began Karen's explanation to her priest of her threesome polyamorous relationship with a husband and wife that led to her getting pregnant, in <a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mistresses"><em>Mistresses</em></a> season 3's 10th episode "What Could Have Been."</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/138403" width="610" height="343" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/insensitive-priest-doesnt-understand-pure-love-polygamy-abcs-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment abc Mistresses Polyamory Polygamy throuple Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:47:50 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49635 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's 'Mistresses' Finds Out Polygamy is Hard http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/abcs-mistresses-finds-out-polygamy-hard <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Trouble in paradise! ABC's "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mistresses">Mistresses</a>" has been pushing polygamy and polyamory lately, but in the most recent episode, titled "Murder She Wrote," they discover three person relationships are hard!</p><p>In this scene, Alec and Vivian (who are married to each other) are fighting about the fact that Alec didn't tell her he had sex alone with Karen (who is the third person in their polyamory relationship) while Vivian was away.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/abcs-mistresses-finds-out-polygamy-hard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment abc Mistresses Polyamory Polygamy Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:13:11 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49569 at http://www.mrc.org 'Mistresses' Airs the First Polyamorous Kiss in a Church in Television History! http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mistresses-airs-first-polyamorous-kiss-church-television-history <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yikes! Not content to push the envelope with <a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/abcs-mistresses-just-introduced-polygamy-prime-time-network-tv-big-way">prime time TV's first polyamorous relationship</a>, ABC's 'Mistresses' just went even further over the line with this same sex kiss between the two women in the threesome relationship - in a church, right in front of a priest!</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mistresses-airs-first-polyamorous-kiss-church-television-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Mistresses Polyamory Polygamy Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:06:06 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49430 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's 'Mistresses' Just Introduced Polygamy to Prime Time Network TV in a Big Way http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/abcs-mistresses-just-introduced-polygamy-prime-time-network-tv-big-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Move Over Gay Marriage, Here Comes Polygamy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alexa-moutevelis-coombs">Alexa Moutevelis Coombs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gay marriage is sooooo last week! This week, polygamy is in!<br /><br />Apparently graphic gay sex and threesomes are way too cliche and passe these days, Hollywood had to find a new way to push the envelope. So ABC's "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/tags/mistresses">Mistresses</a>" introduced polygamy to prime time network TV in a big way in the episode titled "Threesomes."<br /><br />The previous episode saw Karen (Yunjin Kim) in a threesome with her own doctor, Alec, and his wife, Vivian, whose life Karen had just saved by donating her rare blood type... don't ask.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/abcs-mistresses-just-introduced-polygamy-prime-time-network-tv-big-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Gay Marriage Mistresses polyamorous Polygamy Threesomes Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:16:25 +0000 Alexa Coombs 49391 at http://www.mrc.org Revenge: Homecoming http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/revenge-homecoming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Season 3 Episode 11 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="251" width="200" alt="Revenge " src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/revenge.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />Well, it could have been worse. </p> <p>In an episode that was one argument short of <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitting_for_the_cycle">the cycle</a>, <i>Revenge</i> remained above the muck and mire that is the prime time soap opera.<i>*</i> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/revenge-homecoming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture conrad grayson daniel grayson Episode 11 Homecoming Mistresses Revenge Season 3 shouting match Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:47:06 +0000 emantel 45228 at http://www.mrc.org Mistresses: Season Finale http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mistresses-season-finale <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/stupid_1.png" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;" /></p><p>Well, it took a while, but <i>Mistresses</i> has finally impressed me. I didn't think it was possible, but the show has proved me wrong. It took on a challenge and succeeded with stunning results.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/mistresses-season-finale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture bad decisions cliched Mistresses Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:40:34 +0000 emantel 44457 at http://www.mrc.org Mistresses: When One Door Closes... http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-when-one-door-closes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/stupid_0.png" />...another door opens upon a sordid affair. Or at least that's the implication I drew from this week's installment of Trashy Nighttime &nbsp;Soap Opera.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-when-one-door-closes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Mistresses Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:12:09 +0000 emantel 44405 at http://www.mrc.org Mistresses: Who Wants to Make the Worst Decision-aire http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-who-wants-make-worst-decision-aire <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/stupid.png" alt="Media Research Center" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" /></p><p>Just. A. Few. More. Shows.</p> <p>All. Most. There.</p> <p>Gah! It's a good thing that I'm destined to go bald (Thanks Grandpa!) because otherwise I'd feel bad about all the hair that I'm ripping out while watching this show. I get that it's a nighttime soap opera, but does everyone in a soap have to constantly make self-destructive decisions?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-who-wants-make-worst-decision-aire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture crude lying Mistresses poor decisions trashy vulgar Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:49:17 +0000 emantel 44359 at http://www.mrc.org If Men Are So Bad, Why Be ‘Mistresses?’ http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/if-men-are-so-bad-why-be-mistresses <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time. In a show entitled “Mistresses,” it was only natural that they would eventually get around to making a strong man out to be a controlling, domineering character. <img src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQxMzgyODUyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjUwMzY1OQ@@._V1_SY317_CR11,0,214,317_.jpg" style="float: right;" height="207" width="139" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/if-men-are-so-bad-why-be-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Mistresses Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:24:40 +0000 matt.philbin 44339 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Mistresses’: Surprising Food for Thought http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-surprising-food-thought <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting any show midseason is difficult, and as a heterosexual, twenty-something, male blogger, coming late to the prime time soap opera “Mistresses” is a real challenge. Between the numerous characters, the myriad of twisting subplots, and the deception inherent in a show titled, “Mistresses,” I found myself struggling to get hooked by this show.<img src="http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297424123992_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&amp;size=420x" style="float: right;" height="148" width="148" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/mistresses-surprising-food-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Mistresses Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:01:29 +0000 matt.philbin 44149 at http://www.mrc.org Trashy and Trendy: ABC’s Take on Families http://www.mrc.org/articles/trashy-and-trendy-abcs-take-families <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Mistresses’ and ‘The Fosters’ reflect Hollywood family values. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Modern, new, different: this is ABC’s way of rebranding the traditional American family with mistresses, lesbians, and even surrogate mothers.&nbsp; </p><p>Just this week, two ABC shows, “Mistresses” and “The Fosters,” premiered by parading the glamour of cheating and the normality of a lesbian couple raising – wait for it – both a kid from previous heterosexual marriage plus adopted and foster children. <img src="http://blogs.suntimes.com/tv/Mistresses.jpg" style="float: right;" height="219" width="293" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/trashy-and-trendy-abcs-take-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics Mistresses The Fosters Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:54:08 +0000 matt.philbin 43754 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Chat Cheers on ABC’s ‘Mistresses’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-chat-cheers-abcs-mistresses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wives, mistresses &#039;have got so much in common.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps it’s to be expected from the website that had a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffington-post-skips-love-and-marriage-goes-right-divorce">divorce section</a> before it had one on marriage. The Huffington Post, that repository of Hollywood morality, is cheering on a new show called, “Mistresses.”<img src="http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/436/059/436059842_640.jpg" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-chat-cheers-abcs-mistresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family huffington post Mistresses Tue, 07 May 2013 13:04:31 +0000 matt.philbin 43495 at http://www.mrc.org