Like many women, I loved “Sex and the City” when it first aired on TV. It was silly and a bit shallow, but I adored the humor and the situations the characters found themselves in every week. Their money, material possessions, endless string of guys, giant apartments and perfect hair wasn’t remotely relatable, neither was the obsessive devotion of their friendship. (Maybe I’m just a scary introverted curmudgeon, but its been my experience that daily two-hour phone calls and weekly brunches with girlfriends doesn’t really exist after the age of 25. Plus it can be very difficult to find and maintain one best friend for a long time, but three? Yeah..) However, some of their romantic/sexual experiences and insecurities definitely resonated with me, and probably several other women. These aspects made the show extremely addictive!
Also, I like Sarah Jessica Parker. I don’t understand why so many people rag on her and call her “ugly” and other nasty things. I think she’s an attractive woman with charisma, but it’s a real travesty when they hide her charms under some seriously hideous clothing. ie:
She’s wearing a belt around her midriff! WTF? Why? (There are worse examples of poor clothing selections worn by her on the show, but these were the only ones I found on the net). But then again, who am I to judge? My apparel tends to consist of t-shirts, consigned jeans and running shoes (plus my very sassy leather fanny pack. Hubby calls it my “Granny pack”. ;))
Sex and the City is a step in the right direction, but it’s still too far rooted in ‘chickie fantasy land’ that is too one dimensional. Why don’t they get the same writers for SATC to make a new show that features four different women of different socioeconomic status, ages and ethnic backgrounds and see what kind of hijinx they can get into? And for the love of originality, why don’t they create the show somewhere other than New York City?* Sheesh!
Furthermore, we’ve pretty much explored all the inns and outs of these four women and their peripheral mates. It was fun while it lasted, but the franchise is getting tired and becoming redundant. The first movie was weak, and the sequel looks even more worn out!
Before they make Sex and the City 12, let’s see something new. Something a tad more down to earth, but with the same spirit as SATC!
*For the record I have nothing against NY City, hell I’ve never even been there, but I’m sick of the ‘chick’ movies/books/etc that all take place there. I’m sure its a nice city, but there are lots of other great cities that should be explored as well.*