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Ethical Non-Monogamy: Episode 1

In this half hour dramady series, Rey and G are an ethically non-monogamous, queer couple living in Brooklyn who have always found freedom and comfort in their relationship structure. But now that their friends are getting married, having babies and slowing down, they must grapple with whether their choices really reflect the life they long to live.

  • Lulenoxx
    Jane of All Trades, Aphrodite in the Morning
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • The Diversity Showcase
    Los Angeles, CA
    Official Selection
  • The New York International Film Awards
    New York, NY
    Official Selection
  • The New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
    New York City, NY
    December 26, 2021
  • Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

    January 16, 2022
Writer Biography - Lulenoxx

Lulenoxx (they/she) is a queer filmmaker based in New York City. Their work focuses mainly on the liberation of queer characters and the celebration of all things strange, while spanning the genres of horror, comedy and drama. Their short screenplay Mermaids Have No Tears was featured on the Top 10 Unproduced Shorts List at FilmQuest Film Festival Awards and nominated for Best Short Screenplay. Their television pilot Ethical Non-Monogamy was an Official Selection at The Diversity Showcase and at the New York International Film Awards and their feature film Mz. Movies was an Official Selection at the Macoproject Film Festival and a Honorable Mention at the Finish Line Script Competition. They are alumni of Director's Lab Lincoln Center, Sundance CoLab’s Directing Class, and is a practitioner of Theater of the Oppressed.

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Writer Statement

This series has an audience all over this country. Ethical Non-Monogamy is a dramdy that explores the serious themes of non-monogamy, polyamory, queer life and kink, while also keeping the tone light, but grounded. While there are moments of seriousness, this show is not about the darkness and gloom of an isolating lifestyle, but rather the absurdity and domesticity of this reality. Television needs to catch up with the zeitgeist which includes these ever evolving relationship structures and these radical new ideas. I believe that this generation will feel seen and heard by showing the messy complexity of relationships that drive farther and farther away from tradition. In terms of cultural impact, I’d compare the goals of this series to a radically inclusive version of Sex and the City. Not only does the series include frank conversations of ever evolving sexuality, but the city of Brooklyn will be a character, similar to how Manhattan was a living, breathing element of HBO’s iconic, groundbreaking show. According to CBS News, 20% of the population report participating in ethical non-monogamy at some point in their marital relationship, while 5% to 6% of the population have reported participating in this practice currently. This number is growing every year. While that may not seem like much, these are similar numbers to members of the population who identify within the LGBTQ community. This practice is far more common than people give it credit for and these alternate relationship structures are only growing in popularity. This show is certainly for those participating in this practice to see themselves represented on screen, but it is also for those who are intrigued and curious about this lifestyle. Young adults, 25-35, are making their own paths within relationships and curious to see how others are navigating it. I will admit, another viewership will be those who will watch the show voyeuristically, fascinated by a world so different from their own.
We are the people to bring this to the world because we have been radically living this lifestyle for years. This is our reality. This is our community of queer kinksters, with accomplished day jobs and deep emotional connections to their chosen family. We bring authenticity, we bring honesty and we bring a diverse writer’s room with a plethora of experience and education, in order to make this show the best it can possibly be. In addition to being queer people who live within an ethically non-monogamous relationship structure, We are also educators and have 10 years of experience in the kink community, both professionally and for play. In addition to using our own identities, we have interviewed our friends who are sex workers, who live this lifestyle and who have the identities represented throughout this show. There are moments of this series that are taken from our lives or from events that we have personally witnessed. This series is personal and powerful. It is about the badassery of our friends, our found family and the community that we call home. This series is a window into the lives of the people we love the most and our goal is to make sure that each and every character feels like a fully realized human being. We have done the work and now it is time to ask an audience to do the same.