In the season premiere of Freeform’s (formerly called ABC Family) Young & Hungry, the episode titled “Young and Hawaii” promotes “thrupples,” or three-person couples, as the new sought-after novelty for vacation resorts. Out with boring old gay marriage, in with polygamy. In this case, it is two gay men and a woman.
After their vacation rental home turns out to be a hellhole, Yolanda (Kym Whitley), Alan (Bryan Safi) and Elliot (Rex Lee) get their refund approved and decide to go to Flip Flop for Lovers Resort with the money. Turns out, it is a couples-only place and the manager mistakes the three of them sitting at the bar together as a “thrupple.” Excited, he tells them he is trying to attract more thrupples and will give them three free nights if they are a thrupple. They fake it for the free stay. READ MORE