“My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay. I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can’t and shouldn’t be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering. However, to the extent that anyone wishes to interpret my words in a strictly legal context I would like to clarify:”
“While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship.”
“As I said in the Times and will say again here, I do, however, believe that most members of our community — as well as the majority of heterosexuals — cannot and do not choose the gender of the persons with whom they seek to have intimate relationships because, unlike me, they are only attracted to one sex.”
“Our community is not a monolith, thank goodness, any more than America itself is. I look forward to and will continue to work toward the day when America recognizes all of us as full and equal citizens.”
I actually think that forcing the gay community to label their sexuality does even more damage. We don’t all fit into pre-defined buckets, and Cynthia Nixon should not have to define her sexual preference.
I really wanted to like this movie. I promise I did. I was an avid fan of the series, and I threw a girls night out party for the first film. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it. It was merely okay. The main problem involves the blaring lack of story. The first act stays true to the tone of the series, with Carrie feeling that her marriage to Big has become stale, along with Charlotte experiencing the overwhelming demands of motherhood. Then comes act two. The girls go to Abu Dhabi, and the film creatively ends about 20 minutes into the excursion. Abu Dhabi becomes the main character, and the girls become supporting players. So much of the second act surrounds the surprise with Abu Dhabi’s grandor. Wow! Look at this bathroom! Wow! Look at this shower! Wow! Everything is free! When you find that all the dialogue in a film is about objects, I think the ship is sinking. Aiden shows up briefly, and his appearance reminded me of another problem in the film – where are the men?! Mr. Big is barely in it, and all the other supporting actors that we’ve grown to love are unused. I kept praying that Smith Jared would swoop in to win back Samantha, but to no avail. And I hate to admit this (gosh, I really hate it), but Samantha on the prowl came off as pathetic. I don’t think it’s because she’s too old to be on the prowl, or that she isn’t as hot as she used to be (she’s still very hot), it’s that it simply didn’t work. Perhaps it’s because I just want her to be with Smith, or it’s that it felt like a backwards leap – I can’t quite put my finger on why it didn’t work. All I can say is . . . it didn’t work. When the third act came around I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Mr. Big will be back and boy do I love me some Mr. Big. Well, I am sad to even call it a third act because it was probably under five minutes. They quickly tied the “story” up with a big pink bow and ended the film. I sat through 2 hours of Abu Dhabi for five minutes with Mr. Big?! I’m pained to hit the publish button on this post. I so badly wanted this film to be good, and the critics to be wrong. So that I can sleep well tonight, I will tell you that the film is still worth seeing. I love these women, I love these characters, and I love the fashion. Go pay tribute!
Sarah Jessica Parker on her favorite scene
“[I]t’s the “up the butt” one. If I had to pick one scene that people are like, “That’s what that show is!” in the worst possible way, it’s that one. But in the best way, too.”
Kristin Davis on her first day with Sarah Jessica Parker
“Sarah Jessica had this big thing of Krispy Kreme doughnuts,a nd she invited me to her trailer. She said, “Let’s hang out and get to know each other.” We had 18 hour days, so we bonded pretty quickly. The most famous person on the set, you take their lead.”
David Eigenberg (Steve) on auditioning for the show
“I remember having to fake an orgasm in their office once. That was awful.”
Jason Lewis (Smith) on his first day with the show
“I was nervous as hell . . . . I was supposed to be objectified by 30 or 40 women. It was like a kid going to his first day at a new school . . . and I realized I didn’t know a single soul. And then Kristin Davis came by and swooped me up.”
Chris Noth (Big) on the show in general
“it was just fucking funny in a way that’s irreverent, in a way that TV never was before.”