“I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he’s built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: ‘Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?’ ”
– Cynthia Nixon in this week’s New York Times‘ Style section, revealing she’s not unaware of the many worthy criticisms about “Sex & The City,” especially how money has factored into Carrie’s relationship with Big.
After the jump, Nixon also addressed, again, the controversial remarks she made last year in the Times‘ Magazine when she said that homosexuality was a choice for her. She was in a relationship and had children with a man before falling in love with a woman, which she said makes her subject to certain “litmus test(s)” in the community. Keep reading »
“I think Miranda Hobbes would rather shoot herself in the head than vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is so terrible on women’s issues. I know that there are women who support him, and it’s hard for me to understand, but certainly Miranda nor Carrie nor Charlotte nor Samantha, none of those women would ever vote for Mitt Romney. They would do something terrible first before they would ever vote for Mitt Romney.”
– Cynthia Nixon clarifies who the fictional cast of “Sex and the City” are voting for, in case you were wondering. At least I can finally say with confidence “I’m a Miranda!” now. [CBS Local] [Photo: Splash News]
I’m slightly wary of having a redheaded baby of my own (not that redhead runs in my family), because I want to be able to take him or her to the beach without being terrified that the slightest sun exposure will lead to skin cancer. (Morbid, I know.) But boy so I love to ogle other people’s ginger babies. I had never gotten a good look at Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni’s little cutie Max before, but holy crap, I am in love. He’s not quite Abel Arnett status yet, but he is on his way. Check out one more after the jump! [Photos: Splash News] Keep reading »
“I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay and gay is better.’ They tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people, it’s not, but for me, it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not. … Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate. I also feel like people think I was walking around in a cloud and I didn’t realize I was gay, which I find really offensive. I find it offensive to me, but I also find it offensive to all the men I’ve been out with.”
– Cynthia Nixon from “Sex and the City” explained her midlife change to lesbianism in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. Cynthia had been in a relationship with a man for years, with whom she had two children, and after they split, she got into a relationship with a woman, with whom she has had another child through the help of a sperm donor. I guess I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with putting labels on other people’s sex lives (and yes, I am thinking back to the Girl Talk essay we ran recently about a lesbian who enjoys sex with men). Sexuality is a spectrum and it’s complicated and it’s never going to fit into neat and tidy little boxes; people who obsess about who gets to call themselves what are just wasting everyone’s time. I also love what Cynthia said about not letting other people try to “define my gayness for me.” She’s so smart, strong, kickass and awesome. Cynthia Nixon is the kind of celebrity that you wish celebrities in general were more like. [NY Times Magazine]