The sexually provocative world of swinger couples in suburban 70s America is explored in ABC2’s hot new series, Swingtown.
Created by Alan Poul – the director and executive producer of ‘Big Love’, ‘Rome’ and ‘Six-Feet Under’ – Swingtown peeks into the shag-carpeted suburban homes of couples revelling in the sexual and social revolution that introduced open marriages, women’s liberation and challenged conventional wisdom.
During this heady era of provocative change, Susan (Molly Parker, ‘Deadwood’) and Bruce Miller (Jack Davenport, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’) move their family into an affluent Chicago suburb in search of a different sense of community, including barbecues and get-togethers with their new neighbors, as well as a change of pace for their teenage daughter and pre-teen son.
Enter Tom (Grant Show, ‘Melrose Place’) and Trina Decker (Lana Parrilla, ‘24’), a striking, outgoing couple who redefine the term “neighborhood watch”.
After a mind-blowing evening with them, Susan and Bruce realize that couples in this town share much more than recipes, local gossip and a view of Lake Michigan, and are worlds apart from their former conservative neighbors, Janet (Miriam Shor, ‘Big Day’) and Roger (Josh Hopkins, ‘Brothers & Sisters’) Thompson.
Susan’s loyal friend Janet is appalled by what she witnesses in this new neighborhood, while Roger, though dutiful to his wife, may be more intrigued than she knows.
Initially stunned themselves, the Millers are tempted by the possibility that this alternative lifestyle might be the zing they’ve been looking for in their own marriage.
Monday April 25, 8:30pm on ABC2