10:10pm – Wednesday, July 25 on ABC2
British journalist Dawn Porter is 29, gorgeous and single. She’s had plenty of boyfriends, and even a few girlfriends, but no-one she can imagine settling down with and uttering those immortal words, ’til death us do part’. She’s beginning to wonder if traditional marriage is the only way.
In this fascinating four-part series, Dawn explores the alternatives, making four unique journeys in search of the most extreme ways that women find love and live with men.
Dawn starts her adventure by immersing herself in the world of free love or polyamory, and all it has to offer. In other episodes Dawn investigates and exposes the booming mail order bride industry in Russia and Ukraine, and goes inside a Mormon town in Arizona to live with polygamous husbands and wives. She also travels to Kyoto in Japan to train as a real life Geisha girl and learn the fine art of pleasing men.
As Dawn experiences the pros and cons of living in these extreme ways, does she learn anything about the way she’d like to live her life.
In tonight’s first episode, Dawn is out to discover what it’s like to be in a relationship but share partners, when she delves into the world of free love. She initially travels to California to meet a husband and wife who run a free love school, and takes part in role playing and hands on group exercises. Next she flies to Germany to stay in a free love commune where the whole community is committed to the free love lifestyle, but is it all it claims to be? Before she goes, Dawn gets to take part in their most secret group ritual.