Candace Bushnell’s comments on men and comics
Candace Bushnell, the writer whose Sex And The City columns were the inspiration for the TV series and movie, has bounced back from last year’s cancellation of Lipstick Jungle on NBC and chosen the web for her new venture– a new series called The Broadroom, starring Jennie Garth and Jennifer Esposito. (Warning: if you click there, your cursor turns into lipstick. You wish I was kidding.)
Now, I watched the series when it was on HBO– okay, my wife watched it and I was in the room a lot– so I decided to give this one a try, see where the revenue stream is, and so on. And just shy of 2:40 into the first episode, entitled “Husband Hijinks” I’m treated to this monologue:
Ahh… men. I know nothing about them. I haven’t had a date in, like, ten months. All my girlfriends are, like, where are the guys like us? Responsible, ambitious, normal… they’re in their parents’ basements trying to start up their comic book company, or they’ve suddenly decided to become a screenwriter at the age of thirty-nine. It’s awesome.
My first thoughts on hearing this:
- Yes, I started a comic book company in my basement. Mine. My house. I own it.
- I don’t have the time to do screenwriting, although everyone knows that comics are the way to break into movies nowadays anyway.
- Someone’s feeling a bit prickly that her film wasn’t in the top ten grossing films of 2008, and was beaten out by Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
Feel free to take a look for yourself:
And people wonder why there’s some worry about Diane Nelson.