Jezebelic 'You, Me, Her' TV Show Wants to Normalize Threesomes, More

The cast of 'You Me Her'
The cast of 'You Me Her' (Facebook/You Me Her)

DirecTV's new series You, Me, Her is testing the limits of television with its push for threesomes and beyond.

Created by John Scott Shepherd, the show hopes to normalize polyamory and "unconventional relationships" in the culture.

Shepherd confirmed to The Contenders Emmys panel Sunday that the show aims to paint polyamory in a realistic way. The average person such as the viewer could find himself or herself in this atypical situation, he said.

Perhaps not surprisingly, You, Me, Her was inspired by an article in the raunchy Playboy magazine.

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Actress Priscilla Faia plays Izzy, a college student and part-time escort in a relationship with a married couple.

"I think people are going to be very surprised," said Faia of her new role. "The show's not about sex, it's about connection and relationships."

Faia said she was aware of the nature of the show's theme, but she hoped the audience could accept it.  

"I think a lot of people have this expectation of what this show is going to be," she said. "You see this guy, who's married, who is possibly maybe having a threesome with these two women but I think it is so different from that. It's totally told from a unique perspective. It's about the average joe, this suburban couple that are really falling for this girl and she is falling for them."

Faia said the show is not only funny but also relatable. She refrained from mentioning the commonness of polyamory in the United States, which is estimated to be around 4 percent of the population.

"The comedy comes from the drama. We're moving into an era where we have all these shows that are really uncomfortably honest, but that's why they're so funny, because everyone that watches it says, "Oh (expletive), I know exactly what that's like." It's relatable," she commented.

She added, "I really loved the possibility of being part of something that would stir up some conversation."

The actress concluded that You, Me, Her is about not only relationships but life itself.

"This show is a platform for people to be able to have a conversation," she remarked. "What if the life that you want to live is nothing like you thought it was going to be? Would you risk it all to live it? That's the big message of our show."

Besides the entertainment world, the news media push for polyamory as well.

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