Then there's the quality of the movie itself. Production value, acting, writing, directing, score - all of these can make or break a movie. What good is a poly movie if people hate watching it? Another fact is that movies about "alternative lifestyles" tend to be independent movies, experimental movies, or movies from other cultures (yes, this is a US-centric show, because the host was born and raised in the US and has never actually left it). This means that they don't usually have a Hollywood budget to work with. We can debate the "quality" of Hollywood movies, but if nothing else, they sure look pretty and have the formula down for how to keep an audience's attention, since that's what brings in the money. Indie and experimental films can be quite good because they're not restricted to the formulaic rules of Hollywood. But they can also be terrible because they shun those formulas that have proven to entertain large audiences for decades. Or sometimes they're terrible because the story itself is bucking some moral value that the rest of us think is important. Now, in polyamory, we are often bucking "traditional" morals because, let's face it, those morals are often pretty unethical and uncompassionate. But, just because Galileo was shunned for his maverick ideas, it doesn't mean that all maverick ideas are Galilean.
So, the short story here is that I watch a lot of movies. Some of those movies are great. But a lot of them are crap. I'm here to help you sort out which is which, so that you don't have to waste your time on bad cinema, unless that's your thing. No judgement - I like a lot of terrible movies. I'm just saying that, as we polys know, love may be infinite, but time is not. Let me help you manage that increasingly rare and precious time of yours by sharing my opinions on movies that some have claimed to be "poly" so that you can make better decisions on which ones to spend your time with.