Sex and the Remix: Queering Sex and the City

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At its narrative core, Sex and the City is about women searching for love and acceptance, a premise neither gay or straight but merely human.

Sex and the City illustrates an authentic version female friendship, paying particular attention to dissecting social and sexual expectations. But the show also relies on the language of feminist politics to reiterated old patriarchal fairy tales of women longing to be swept away. Why is it so hard to give up these fantasies? Remixed and re-imagined, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda’s dissatisfaction with the opposite sex is no longer an unquestioned desire to follow the expectations of conventional heterosexuality.

This is the first of six videos in the Sex and the Remix series. Each season will be remixed into an episode, building upon the story line established in the previous work. The queering of on-screen relationships are especially important for LGBTQ fans and allies who have so few options of characters to identify with in popular culture.

This remix is classified as fair use in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.