love stories

Michael Patrick King Doesn’t Know Why Gay Men Like Sex and the City More Than Straights

When I’m asked that, and I’m going to call it ‘antique’ question, about ‘are these gay men, are gay men liking these characters, why, because of the style?’…I always said that the reason that Sex & the City actually became present in people’s minds is it was a voice that needed to be heard, and at that time it was the single girl as leper, the outsider, anyone who wasn’t married after 30 when society told them they should be married. So, I think anyone who’s ever been an outsider—whether it be due to your sexual orientation or your anything, your gender, your race, your anything, these four girls have moved through the world trying to claim themselves…If gay men, women, children, animals, like this movie, I think it’s ’cause of this story about looking for love, maybe with someone else, but of course mostly looking for a love of yourself…I don’t really think that gay men are drawn to this any more than anyone who likes a good story.

—Director Michael Patrick King on whether Sex and the City uniquely appeals to gay men [via]