Polyamory in House of Cards

Discuss the polyamorous marriage depicted between the two lead characters, Frank and Claire Underwood, in Netflix’s House of Cards. Is the relationship depicted accurate or contrived? What does this depiction do for the characters on the show? How does the depiction of polyamory on television change society’s perception of these relationships?

  • In my opinion, the Underwoods' relationship is not polyamorous, because their extraneous lovers are not made fully aware of the situation. Instead, I would say that they have an "open" relationship, and that their extramarital affairs are just a means to an end. – Kristian Wilson 7 years ago
  • It's not about polyamory. It's about power relationships and manipulation benefits. – T. Palomino 2 months ago

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