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?
From Haute Living:
“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!
December 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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.
May 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
3Sarah Jessica Parker Needs to Get Over ‘The Carrie Diaries’, Says ‘Sex and the City’ Writer Candace Bushnell
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.
From The Daily Beast:
“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!
March 26, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
“It’s over. The franchise is dead. The press killed it. Your magazine fucking killed it. New York Magazine. It’s like all the critics got together and said, ‘This franchise must die.’ Because they all had the exact same review. It’s like they didn’t see the movie. Got any more gum?”
- Chris Noth telling New York Magazine how hurt he was by the Sex and the City 2 reviews.
Ok, Chris, listen. Maybe they didn’t see the movie, maybe that’s true. Or maybe it was just a shitty movie, and everyone could tell. This is kind of like Lindsay Lohan saying “It’s over. The cocaine-fueled, booze-soaked period of my life is over because the police got together and said, ‘This is illegal.’ Got anymore Kombucha?” There always comes a point when you just have to know when to let go. And it’s time, Chris. It’s time to let it go.
September 24, 2010 at 10:03 am by Emily
I know I was waiting up all last night with bated breath just in anticipation of watching it … weren’t you?
The latest trailer for the Sex and the City sequel hits the internet in a flurry with cameo appearances from Miley Cyrus, Penelope Cruz and the timeless Liza Minelli.
Sex and the City 2 drops next month.
I’ll be honest: I’ve only ever seen about three episodes of the show and didn’t even see the first movie, but this trailer’s got me kind of intrigued, on the real.
So, are there any hardcore SATC fans out there, and if so, could I just hop into this movie’s plot without really having a whole lot of background information?
I’d always said that I’d never buy into anything so campy, but I caved, bent and broke when I bought the Bridget Jones movies, so I guess all bets are off at this point.
April 9, 2010 at 6:53 am by Sarah
If I were really hackneyed and wrote articles for E! Online, the lead-in for this story might go a little something like this:
Oh no she didn’t!
Kiddie superstar Miley Cyrus was seen wearing the same dress as sexy Samantha on the set of the Sex and the City 2 movie. Talk about a cat fight! It’s the kitten versus the cougar! Me-ow!
Thankfully, I don’t write for them, and you don’t have to endure trash like that. I’m also not going to divulge the plot points surrounding this scene and ruin part of the movie for you, but feel free to guess. So much has been leaked about this movie, I’m starting to feel like I don’t even need to go see it because I’ve already the entire story in gossip website articles.
I’ll just say this: Samantha wears it better.