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Lauren Hutton: Sex and the City Women Based on Gay Sluts


Former model Lauren Hutton was the guest on the Today show for some reason, and Kathie Lee Gifford asked her about Sex and the City. She had plenty to say about it, even though she's never seen it.

Said Hutton: "It's written by guys, who happen to be gay, who are sluts. That's what I think. Let's face it most men are sluts. That's what testosterone is supposed to do. As a hunter, if you stayed alive after 30, nature wanted your genes out there. Women were just trying to get the best sperm to make a masterpiece...You have a bunch a guys who are sluts, writing for women and telling them they are supposed to act like this."

Sounds like she downed a Bloody Mary (or two) before she got to the studio.

I've clipped the segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I don't find it insulting. Am I supposed to?

    Sounds kinda true. Men are all about sex - gay or straight


    Posted by: MARCO | May 29, 2008 5:29:10 PM

  2. Actually, according to press information, after the first two seasons, all the writers for Sex in the City have been female--slutty and otherwise--including those who wrote for this film. Talk about perpetuating your stereotypes. I don't know whom should be most offended: gay men, men in general, or women? This is exactly why models, when working, are seldom heard. Mixing modeling and evolutionary theory can be a dangerous thing!

    Posted by: Mike | May 29, 2008 5:32:54 PM

  3. They have had women writers for the show-- but men still wrote for the show. In fact, Michael Patrick King wrote the movie.

    On another note, even if it were a gay slut propaganda piece, what does it mean that so many women took to the message so thoroughly?

    Posted by: Jeff | May 29, 2008 5:35:53 PM

  4. The gap-toothed dyke is right.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 29, 2008 5:42:43 PM

  5. She doesn't sound wrong...

    Posted by: Michael W. | May 29, 2008 5:43:13 PM

  6. Candace Bushnell was the original author and like Mike said, many of the writers have been female.

    Is Lauren Hutton a born againer? I am wondering because what she said is word for word the talking point born againers use to malign sex in the city.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 29, 2008 5:43:23 PM

  7. Aren't the 4 main characters of Sex and the City in monogamous relationships now?

    Posted by: crispy | May 29, 2008 5:51:53 PM

  8. From the Simspons episode
    Half Descent proposal:

    Patty, Selma, and Marge are watching tv.

    Selma: Let's catch the tail end to "Nookie in New York."

    Marge: "Nookie in New York?"

    Selma: "It's a cable show about four women who talk like gay men."

    Posted by: Bud Deegan | May 29, 2008 5:56:59 PM

  9. Blah, blah, blah. The Simpson's made reference to this a long time ago when the show was described as (I paraphrase) "single women acting like gay men." SLUT PRIDE!

    Posted by: DCWilliams | May 29, 2008 5:59:10 PM

  10. oooh, Get her! Meow.

    Posted by: davefromtampa | May 29, 2008 6:08:13 PM

  11. Exactly... that's been a rumor for years now, that the show was actually supposed to be about the lives of four gay guys.

    Although I liked Brian from Family Guy watching it with two gay guys and asking, "Sooo it's a show about three hookers and their mom?" Good stuff!

    Posted by: JohnOB | May 29, 2008 6:13:03 PM

  12. She hasn't been the same since the accident.

    Posted by: anon | May 29, 2008 6:22:17 PM

  13. i love lauren hutton - she's so fucking cool and hip, and not afraid to say it!

    yes, guys are sluts (anyone been on craigslist?) and while women are also, its obvious that men are obsessed - and gay men more so because they are easy to get for a quickie. girls love SATC because they live vicariously through their gays - we do what they wish they could!

    what's more interesting is her comment about men over their 30s - it makes sense - i got a lot more sexual after turning 30 - but I don't know if it gets even better after 40 or if it starts to peter out... either way, happy to be aging here (hows that for the subversion of a gay stereotype?). of course Im running to the gym like never before, so maybe not ;)

    Posted by: echovic | May 29, 2008 6:23:24 PM

  14. How can she make a rash generalization about the TV show or the movie after she clearly states, "I've never seen the show." That's like me telling women that giving birth is no big deal, suck it up and get on with it. How can I say that? I've never given birth.....

    What a completely idiotic answer to an isipid question.....Kathie Lee, go back to your perfect children and quit lowering the bar of morning television.....

    Posted by: Steven | May 29, 2008 6:27:31 PM

  15. I agree, Steven- why is she commenting about a show she's never seen, echoing rightwing talking-points? Bizarre.

    And as for all you guys saying all gay men are promiscuous, insatiable sluts- speak for yourselves. I truly can't stand the cartoon gays who constantly espouse this as if it were their own wisdom, some cosmic truth. Probably to defend their own promiscuity and bad choices.

    No, we're not all insatiable, cheating, promiscuous sluts. Deal with your own issues, don't make sweeping generalizations about gay people. Unhelpful, reductive, and dumb.

    Posted by: arunz | May 29, 2008 6:38:52 PM

  16. speaking as a former gay slut and having watched sex and the city, i can only say that miss hutton is right on the money... it sure beats charles darwin's theories....

    Posted by: the queen | May 29, 2008 6:45:21 PM

  17. Um..."we're not all insatiable, cheating, promiscuous, sluts." Weren't you just admonishing us "cartoon gays" about making sweeping generalizations Arunz? Not all sluts cheat and not all self-righteous, priggish queers are faithful. Reality check: gay men are usually more sexually active than their straight counter parts read any study on sexual mores and that is what you will find. But thanks for the sermonizing...

    Posted by: DCWilliams | May 29, 2008 7:15:18 PM

  18. She's become a bitter old cunt. Too bad she's not getting it hit anymore....she's grumpier than shit!

    Posted by: Tex... | May 29, 2008 7:27:58 PM

  19. As others said women write this show. The only man is Michael Patrick King. Not many gay men like talking about women's periods and menopause and visits to the gyno.

    I also disagree that people who have lots of sex are sluts, enjoying sex isn't a bad thing, it only gets serious when you use it to avoid intimacy.

    Lauren needs to address why she is so uncomfortable about others enjoying their sexuality, gay or straight, male or female. Maybe she has never had an orgasm and she is angry about it.

    Posted by: Brent | May 29, 2008 7:30:05 PM

  20. hallelujah dcwilliams - and to add - why do people think that being promiscuous is a bad thing? its a choice, and many gay men choose it and many do not - the moralizing is so tired! as long as you're safe, physically and emotionally, you'll do great - in a monogamous relationship or while being a slut. And both can be damaging, btw. Give it up arunz and get laid a litte (and stop equating promiscuity with bad choices, or mom and I will send you to stay at the Phelp's)!

    ps props to THE QUEEN for keeping it real...

    Posted by: echovic | May 29, 2008 7:32:04 PM

  21. being "Sluty" is a made up concept

    being promiscuous is a very common and natural thing for a lot of animals... especially the Human Ape and in particular the male Human Ape.

    Not everybody has such desires (myself included), but I certainly understand it's nature and will never judge someone for such desires or acts.

    Posted by: MARCO | May 29, 2008 8:02:06 PM

  22. Not only is Mike right in pointing out that the show had female writers, but with the exception of the Samantha character which liked to sleep around, the other characters were pretty much just dating one guy at a time and trying to find the Mr. Right. We all do that, so I guess according to Hutton's model brain, we're all sluts for going through the normal process of trying to find a partner.

    Posted by: Matty | May 29, 2008 8:12:54 PM

  23. this Fall on Bravo - "Model Science". in Episode 1, "top model" Lauren Hutton explains evolutionary theory in light of current gender roles and mores, with special guest appearances by Manolo Blahnik, Patricia Field and the always popular "gay sluts."

    Posted by: resurrect | May 29, 2008 10:44:13 PM

  24. SatC is a show about women getting in touch with their pussies. (Ew! How hard can it be?) Is it any surprise that some gay men love it so much? Is it any surprise that gay men have written a lot of it? The women are proxies for gay neuroses and are caricatures for women's neuroses. Is it any surprise that I couldn't give a shit? Not even a tiny turd? Why is it that people get mad when someone, like Lauren, speaks the truth?

    Posted by: John Beene | May 29, 2008 10:46:07 PM

  25. "a bunch of guys WHO HAPPEN TO BE gay" isn't that one of the most interesting phrases - "happen to be"? as if being gay was as flip a decision as choosing paper or plastic at the grocery checkout.

    as clueless as her smile is toothless. get a brain, babe!

    Posted by: resurrect | May 29, 2008 10:47:35 PM

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