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More Details about HBO’s Gay ’Sex and the City’ Revealed

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
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In April, HBO officials revealed they were planning on picking up an unnamed gay version of "Sex and the City" and "Girls." On Wednesday new details about the show have surfaced, SF Gate reports.

The dramedy stars "Glee"’s Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez of "Smash" and Murry Barlett of "Damages." The program will center around the three men who play openly gay friends living in San Francisco.

Michael Lannan has been named exclusive producer along with Sarah Condon of "Bored to Death" and David Marshall Grant, screenwriter for ABC’s "Brothers & Sisters." Lannan wrote the plot, which will be directed by Andrew Haigh who directed last year’s breakout hit "Weekend."

The publication reports Geoff’s character, Patrick, is a video game designer who is hoping to find the love of his life on the dating website OKCupid.

"The show hopefully will express all facets of gay life," Geoff told the newspaper. "We’re all different types of people. There’s lots of people who have anonymous sex. There’s also people looking for love. There’s people looking for an open relationship. There are also the queens. There are those you wouldn’t know were gay. It’s the gay experience."

One issue the show will be concerning is the generational gap concerning the AIDS epidemic.

"There’s a lot of gay men from my generation that only know of AIDS as a thing of the distant past," Groff told SF Gate. "I was born in 1985 in the thick of it, but didn’t live through it. We did a scene last week on the beach on Fire Island where we’re at a party, and lots of actors my age are thinking how surreal it is. If we had been there 25 years ago, most of us would be dead.

The show is scheduled to premier next year and will have eight episodes.

Comments

  • Anonymous, 2013-07-18 20:07:38

    That last quote of Groff’s regarding AIDS isn’t related to the show. It’s regarding the movie The Normal Heart, which he’s also working on.


  • Anonymous, 2013-07-25 17:38:38

    Wasn’t this called Queer as Folk the first time?


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