Brit auteur Charles McDougall can be thanked for the raunchy comedy's latest high jinks

By Lynette Rice
Updated September 04, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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If ”Sex and the City” has seemed even racier than usual of late, you have to give some credit to director Charles McDougall. He’s the guy who helped make the British series ”Queer as Folk” notorious for its graphic sex scenes, and he’s also the one who helmed the recent ”City” episode that featured explicit shots of an orally fixated Kim Cattrall.

Since McDougall won’t be doing the American version of ”Queer” for Showtime (pilot duties have been assumed by ”The Shadow”’s Russell Mulcahy), he’ll be free to steam up more ”City” episodes. ”I love Charles. He’s really dry and gets American wildness,” says ”City” executive producer Michael Patrick King. ”Some directors skim over sex, and that’s not right. They don’t want to investigate how they can make it stylish.”

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