by James Killough
I was only briefly a fan of Sex and the City, during its first season, and then only by osmosis. I had something of a crush on my female writing partner, photographer Amy Peck, and she was trying to get us away from feature films into TV, but I was stubbornly, stupidly resistant. Yet she was equally stubborn so we compromised and I wrote a spec script each for episodes of SATC and Will and Grace. That’s about as far as our foray into TV got; Amy went off and had a second child, and I slipped back into the torpor of indie filmmaking.
The reason we chose SATC and WAG is because they are both shows about gay men and the women who need them (the female characters in SATC are basically gay men in drag), which was our relationship in a nutshell: Amy and I were Will and Grace, as are many gay man/straight woman relationships.