There are very few that portray the lifestyle in a fair light, unfortunately. Lifestyle issues + camera = sensationalism. Most so-called “documentaries” tend to hover around the sleaze-factor, which is what sells in our sexually paranoid society. People buy the R-rated documentaries while hoping beyond hope that they will get some actual footage of a genuine orgy. Some documentaries have footage of “house parties”, but all the actual moving parts have been blurred out. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t translate well to film.
An online acquaintance of mine had a saying he used: “Swinging is a lot like riding a Harley. For those who have experienced it, no explanation is necessary. For those who have never experienced it, no explanation is possible.”
I would recommend reading Terry Gould’s book (The Lifestyle). It’s thorough and informative. And although I haven’t read it yet myself, “The Ethical Sl*t” is suuposed to be very good also. You could also check out the message board in the link below for excellent information. I feel that written material helps the reader get past the over-sexualized attitudes towards swinging that most people have. There is a great deal more to it than sex if only people could allow themselves to see past the part where couples have sex with other people. Unfortunately, that’s where most people stop because they just can’t get past it.
One of my favorites (non-documentary) is Swing Kids about the underground swing movement in Germany during WWII. It’s got Robert Sean Leonard who can be seen now as the oncologist on House. Source(s): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108265/
Sex with Strangers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0304692/
The Lifestyle: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196699/