As Sarah noted in Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. today, NewNowNext blogger John Polly recently interviewed the Sex and the City cast. For Cynthia Nixon‘s comments, see BLWE — here are some other highlights.
NNN: Any thoughts about Cashmere Mafia or Lipstick Jungle?
NNN: What about the clothes?
NNN: On lesbian costumer Patricia Field:
Sarah Jessica Parker: Really, this idea that I’m some kind of fashion icon is, in large part, due to Pat. She’s a remarkable person. And don’t be fooled by the red hair; she’s no Hostess Twinkie. She’s a really smart woman.
NNN: Who actually gets some sex in the movie?
NNN: What about the impact SATC has had on women, on society in general?
Sarah Jessica Parker: I think part of the connection people feel to Carrie or the show has been due to the kind of writing, the storytelling and the characters that we created. And they live in a sort of hyper-real place … we kind of painted this portrait of this city, it’s not really New York City. I mean, it is, but it’s sort of a hyper-real, the way we want to see New York. And I think that was very exciting for women.
Carrie’s flawed, and she was a wreck of a person for a while. But she’s very curious about people and has deep commitments for friendships, and I think those are interesting qualities to possess. But I don’t know if that makes her necessarily a role model; I just think it’s good writing and she’s a great character.
It’s also very hard to talk about our legacy, because it just seems really unattractive for me to assume that. It’s just not my nature for me to say, “Yes, we were responsible, we were part of this revolution.” Or, “What is the legacy of the show?” I think it sounds braggy.
But on a lighter level, I’ll see four women walking down the street together in lots of different countries, and I recognize its provenance. And in New York City, I’ll see four girls, and there’s an intention to how they’re behaving with each other, and I recognize that we had something to do with that — for better or for worse. Sometimes it’s, unfortunately, a woman showing a thong, and I think, “Well, that’s the bad part of our legacy.”
Read the full interview here.