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'Americans in Bed': Real people share their pillow talk with HBO

Helen and Red, married 71 years, relax in their bed as she talks about sex.

Margie explains she left her husband for Linda, her soul mate. Leon talks about being "polyamorous," and Blanca, snuggling into him, talks about being monogamous.

Seven more couples are featured in Philippa Robinson's "Americans in Bed," airing Monday, Aug. 12, on HBO. It's an interesting look at people talking about their relationships, love and sex all from the privacy of their beds.

Incidentally, no sex is shown; it's far more intimate than that.

Everyone faces the camera, on his or her side of the bed, and answers questions that are not heard on-screen. The film is careful to cover a range of ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations.

There's an honesty that comes from people talking in the comfort of their beds. And it's pretty evident that a few women say more than their husbands would have preferred.
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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Americans in Bed and in Polyamorous Relationships

5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Americans in Bed and in Polyamorous Relationships
Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including the just returned "Breaking Bad," "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Americans in Bed": Broadcast Premiere Monday, August 12 at 9pm on HBO Where else are people most open at ease than in their own beds? Philippa Robinson directs this doc consisting of interviews with 10 couples done, as the title indicates, from their beds. The interviewees include a cross-section of ages, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations, and talk about love, sex and marriage. Check out the trailer here. "Nine for IX": "Runner" Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm on Espn Shola Lynch, of "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" and "Chisolm '72 -- Unbought & Unbossed," directs this week's install of Espn
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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Americans in Bed and in Polyamorous Relationships

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Americans in Bed and in Polyamorous Relationships
Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including the just returned "Breaking Bad," "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Americans in Bed": Broadcast Premiere Monday, August 12 at 9pm on HBO Where else are people most open at ease than in their own beds? Philippa Robinson directs this doc consisting of interviews with 10 couples done, as the title indicates, from their beds. The interviewees include a cross-section of ages, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations, and talk about love, sex and marriage. Check out the trailer here. "Nine for IX": "Runner" Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm on Espn Shola Lynch, of "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" and "Chisolm '72 -- Unbought & Unbossed," directs this week's install of Espn
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Yanks under the covers: HBO Documentary 'Americans in Bed' (Video)

On August 12, HBO's Summer Series comes to a close with its final documentary, "Americans in Bed," and that title's no joke. Premiering on Monday, August 12 at 9 Et, director Philippa Robinson video journals 10 couples of various ethnicities and sexual persuasion about their love lives from their actual beds. Covering a wide age range, "Americans in Bed" looks to uncover candid and emotional insights into what makes a healthy relationship, an unhealthy relationship, and everything in between. From HBO The U.S. has one of the highest marriage rates in the developed world, as well as the third-highest rate of divorce, with as many as half of unions failing. Brimming with genuine emotion and honesty, Americans In Bed
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Watch: Exclusive Trailer for HBO Doc 'Americans In Bed' Goes Under the Covers to Learn Couples' Bedroom Secrets

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HBO's Summer Series is coming to a close with its final documentary, "Americans in Bed," and that title's no joke. Premiering on Monday, August 12 at 9 Et, director Philippa Robinson asks 10 couples of various ethnicities, religions, class and sexual orientations about their love lives from the comfort of their own bedrooms. The short trailer below even gives the impression the couples under the microscope either just finished or are about to start going at it given their garments -- or lack thereof. The various men and women being questioned are shown wearing pajamas, lingerie, or quite possibly nothing at all (a few men appear shirtless). Ranging from a couple married 71 years to a couple who's broken up 26 times in two years, "Americans in Bed" looks to uncover candid and emotional insights into what makes a healthy relationship, an unhealthy relationship, and everything in between. Take a look at the trailer yourself,
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TV review: Wonderland: Mad Cats and Englishwomen

I feel sorry for the men in mad cat women's lives. I'd rather be put down, like poor ginger Tom Tom

I'm watching Wonderland: Mad Cats and Englishwomen (BBC2) with a couple of Englishwomen: both mad, both cat enthusiasts. One is the woman I live with, the other her mother, over for the evening.

"Tom Tom, you're my baby, yes you are my baby, yes you are, you're my beautiful boy," says Pat on the telly to an ugly ginger. She's using exactly the same coodgy-coo, talking-to-babies voice that my two sofa companions adopt when they talk to cats. And that worries me. I don't want to end up living with Pat, if you know what I'm saying.

Pat used to live with 20 cats. Then she took on a few more, it got a bit out of hand, now who knows how many there are? They're in the bath, all over the shelves,
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