Polyamory, polyfidelity, free love, plural loves, open relationships... These terms refer to free and sincere love relationships. The project is to develop a true “relational ethic”: to make sure to love without lies, betrayal or relationships of domination/submission. Autonomy, respect for the other’s freedom and sincerity.
Polyamory is neither libertine nor a justification for polygamy. On the contrary, polyamory is very much linked to feminist thought, because its backbone is the freedom of love for women. The stakes are high, because the freedom of love for women is still very badly considered nowadays, often by women themselves. Polyamory is not a dogma, it is an ancient humanist and social thought, which can be found in all periods in various forms and to various extents. It has long been theorized by philosophers, sociologists, ethnologists... (notably Charles Fourier, 1772-1837). At the beginning of the 21st Century, 5% of human beings would be engaged in this demanding path of truth, which is far from being easy or superficial, contrary to popular belief. Studies show that these people would be happier and more balanced than average.
However, these approaches remain in the minority because they question patriarchal power, the social order transmitted by contemporary education, and propose to lift the taboo of adultery, which is unfortunately just as common and accepted as it is destructive.
And so I was blocking myself. Today, I don’t choose anymore, I do everything. Whether it is in creation or in love. And I don’t expect anything. This is the way for me.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’55s, 2020).
The couple seems to be an evidence in the construction of love and family. Let’s lift the veil on its true history.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’18s, 2020).
Why should one have to be imprisoned to be able to love?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’53s, 2016).
How a past love dissolves in present loves.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2019).
Many lovers? How to manage the schedule?
A film by Benoît Labourdette, based on an idea by Nassera Tamer (2’25s, 2020).
Love we live it, it guides us or overwhelms us, we enjoy it or suffer from it... but by the way, what is it, exactly?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’28s, 2020).
Sexuality, that intimate space that we experience as natural and spontaneous, is in fact largely constructed by our culture. For more sexual fulfillment, a first exercise in deconstructing codes, in the sequel to Martin Page and his book “Beyond (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’04s, 2019).
How to turn the deepest jealousy into the most invested love?
A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’08s, 2019).
In 1816, Charles Fourier, in his text “The new world of love”, provides scientific proof that the couple, the only form of love legitimized by Western society, necessarily leads to situations of selfishness, lies and betrayal, which are at the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’00s, 2019).
How a love disappointment leads to even more love.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’54s, muet, 2020).
Bibliography in 2020 for the emancipation of women and men.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’20s, 2019).
The disorder, the inner disorder caused by the love break-ups are in no way diminished by plural love...
The Polyamory series consists of very short films that challenge assumptions about love. These are graphic works linked to synthetic texts, with scientific or testimonial value. Love is a subject that is as much overused as it is little (...)