Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda in the Sex and the City television show and subsequent 3 movies, has a new outlook on the first Sex and the City film, and it’s not very positive. Though she is still “‘proud of what [the show] did for women’” she expressed disappointment over certain aspects of the film. Via ONTD:
I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he’s built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: ‘Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?
Yeah, I get what she’s saying, but…f-ck, that closet.
An article in The New Yorker had the same issue.
Mr. Big not only buys [Carrie] a penthouse apartment (“I got it”), he offers to customize the space for her shoes and other fetishes. “I can build you a better closet,” he says, as if that were a binding condition of their sexual harmony: if he builds it, she will come. The creepiest aspect of this sequence was the sound that rose from the audience as he displayed the finished closet: gasps, fluttering moans, and, beside me, two women applauding. The tactic here is basically pornographic—arouse the viewer with image upon image of what lies just beyond her reach…
Damn. I guess it’s harsh (but maybe true?) articles like these that pissed off Chris Noth.