"Sex and the City" goes gay

The Queer Carrie Project remixes the show to tell a same-sex fairy tale

Published August 3, 2010 4:45PM (EDT)

I thought I couldn't take anymore. I thought the mere mention of "Sex and the City" might send me into a blind rage. But then I came across (via @AmandaMarcotte) an ingenious website that just might revive my love for the show -- or at least make it tolerable -- for the next five minutes: The Queer Carrie Project.

It's "an experiment in political video remixing" that transforms "the original narrative of Sex and the City into a queer-positive story." The creator, 23-year-old Elisa Kreisinger, was ticked off by the fact that that show "appropriated the language of radical feminist politics only to retell old patriarchal fairy tales of women longing to be loved." So, she appropriated the language of "Sex and the City" to tell a queer fairy tale.

The resulting video remixes make for a gay old time and, in the spirit of the Cosmo-sipping quartet's experimentation below, I highly recommend that you give it a try. 

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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