Listen, Sex and the City was a great show in its time! It was fantastic, even, and it holds up really well. I could pop in a DVD right now and still enjoy it very much. The first movie was a bit meh, but it was excusable. And it should have ended there, but it didn’t. Then a really bizarrely racist and just terribly written Sex and the City 2 came out and it was like, eh? What is going on? But then surely THAT was the end of it?
I’m afraid some people still think Sex and the City 3 could still be in the cards, and one of those people is none other than Charlotte herself, Kristin Davis. No. Y’all are in your 40s or above now and are all living your lives (the characters, I’m talking about) and no one needs to see you anymore. Your stories are done. What the hell ever happened to going out on a high note?
“I don’t think [a third film] is a pipe dream, there is discussion.
“People talk about it amongst the people who are the players, but I don’t know if it will come together. It would be very exciting if it did. I’m going to have a little talk with Cynthia the next time I see her!”
Let’s keep it at discussion level, Kristin. Oh, and side note: Kristin Davis looks as good now as she did 10 years ago!
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.
Sarah Jessica Parker hasn’t been shy about her dismay over the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. While she doesn’t mind the young actress who plays a younger version of her famous Carrie Bradshaw character, AnnaSophia Robb, she just seems rather perplexed about why such a show was necessary in the first place. I’m sorta with her on that, in theory, but the show – what little I’ve seen of it, anyway – is kind of fun in a really mindless way.
In any case, Sex and the City writer/creator Candace Bushnell has hit back at SJP, basically telling her to get over it and that she had no future with the series herself, anyway, since she’s 47 now. Ohhhh, snap.
“The reality is, that’s showbiz. Sarah Jessica’s first part was somebody else’s part. She played Annie on Broadway. She understands how these things work.
Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t be an ingenue anymore. But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted. Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: “Does he love me?” … “Does he still not love me?” I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”
I mean, true that and all. No one cares about any of that shit anymore. Sex and the City was great for its time and was really great and all, but there’s such a thing as ending on a high note. The Carrie Diaries really was the only chance to make the show appeal to a new generation – because let’s face it, it’s really for 13-year-olds and they’re a bit young for the real, adult deal (which hopefully they’ll watch anyway out of interest as they get older). I do understand SJP’s going to feel territorial, but Candace is right – that’s showbiz, kids!