Andy on knowing where you stand:
Of course, people said the Factory was degenerate just because “anything went” there, but I think that was really a very good thing. As one straight kid said to me, “It’s nice not to be trapped into something, even if that’s what you are.” For example, if a man sees two guys having sex, he finds out one of two things: either he’s turned on or he’s turned off — so then he knows where he stands in life. I think people should see absolutely everything and then decide for themselves — not let other people decide for them. Whatever else it did, the Factory definitely helped a lot of people decide.