Sarah Jessica Parker is the quintessential New Yorker – she’s lived and worked there for years and is fiercely loyal to the place. Her most famous character, Sex and the City‘s “giant whore” Carrie Bradshaw, lived and loved the city, as well. So SJP decided to capitalize on both the nostalgia for her character and her love of New York when she staged an impromptu photoshoot in front of the house at 66 Perry Street, which was used for the exterior of Carrie’s brownstone on the show, to promote her new range of shoes. And uh… the owners were none too pleased about it.
While the house owners agreed to let “SATC” use the facade as Carrie’s home for the show, they’ve since grown tired of the frenzied fan attention and want privacy. A source tells us, “The owners are up in arms as they deal with relentless tourists, and SJP has ignored their requests for an explanation on how she could endorse the shoot, even though ‘no trespassing’ signs are posted. SJP used their house during the years of filming, and now won’t acknowledge that she and her company used the steps and facade, this time without permission, to promote her shoe line.”
The owners of 66 Perry St. didn’t get back to us, but Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, told Page Six, “I heard about the shoot. They didn’t get the permission from the owner. The situation with ‘SATC’ visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed.”
To be fair to both sides, I get that it’s probably annoying for the homeowners to have crowds of people around your house 24/7. But uh, newsflash, you allowed your house to be used on an HBO series – you kinda asked for it. People certainly shouldn’t be allowed to trespass on your personal property regardless, but they can gather on the sidewalk if they so choose and take pictures and you can’t really stop them. As for SJP, well, she’s a law unto herself and probably feels like it’s no big deal (she didn’t respond to calls for comment).
I don’t think Chris Noth really understood what Sex and the City was actually about. In fact, he seems downright ignorant not only about the show and the characters on it, but about the world at large, since he thinks his character from the show, Big, was a super awesome guy while Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker, if you live under a rock) was “such a whore”. Yes, he actually said that.
Q.So you worried about being typecast, post-Sex and the City?
It’s funny, because even with The Good Wife people accuse me of always playing powerful men. But they’re flawed — Big was powerful because he had a lot of money and he seemed to have the upper hand in the relationship, but emotionally he was a wreck.
Actually, no: he was what he was. One of the things I tell people is that he never tried to pretend he was anything other than what he was. It was [Carrie] who tried to pretend he was something he wasn’t. He was always honest about himself — he never cheated on her. The relationship just didn’t work, and he went on to get married while she went on to … how many boyfriends did she have? She was such a whore! [laughs] There’s a misconception that Carrie was a victim of him, and that’s not the case — she was a strong, smart woman.
I feel like I need to take a few moments to fully absorb this level of stupidity. Hahaha, women are whores! Men do no wrong! LOL!!
I don’t want to get deep and meaningful about an HBO series that ended almost 10 years ago, but let’s get real here: Big was no angel, and Carrie was far from a whore. But of course, men who do what Carrie did – date around, look for someone she actually clicked with and could be with forever, perhaps sleep with a few different people a year – are just being dudes! That’s what they do! Women? Whores, the lot of them! Fuck off, Chris Noth. Join the 21st century.
In today’s “Why, God, Why?” news, Jennifer Hudson says that we may all be tormented with a THIRD Sex and the City movie. Because the first two weren’t disastrous enough, they might somehow waste a few more million bucks by making another installment. Oh, brother.
“I think it might be [happening],” the Oscar winner said when asked if there will be a ‘Sex and the City 3.’
“Somebody just came to me talking about that. So if it’s in the talks, it might happen. So look for it. ”
“Look for Louise from St. Louis!” Hudson told Dish Nation.
Chatter of ‘Sex and the City 3? has been circulating but all of the stars involved have stayed mum on whether or not it will happen, including Parker who said in June, “We’ve never really had real conversation about it, other than that I know there is a story. I think it’s a really lovely, wonderful story but whether or not we tell it remains to be seen.”
I hope it stays that way – remaining to be seen, never actually being seen. We do not need another movie. These women are ready to settle down, not trying to pretend they’re still hitting up the NYC singles scene. Just no. Enough is enough – and that’s saying something, because I was a big fan of the original series.
Jennifer Hudson went on a radio show and revealed that we may be in store for another Sex and the City movie. This would be the third film. The first wasn’t too terrible, the second one was abysmal (and pretty offensive), so I’m not exactly psyched for a third. Regardless, here’s what she told Dish Nation in Atlanta, via Daily Mail:
I think it might be [happening].
Somebody just came to me talking about that. So if it’s in the talks, it might happen. So look for it. Look for your girl, Louise from St. Louis!
In case you don’t remember, Ms. Hudson played Carrie Bradshaw‘s assistant, Louise from St. Louis who totally believed in the power of ~~love~~.
The Mail points out that the first film was a smash, with a box office of $415 million, but that the sequel got “dismal reviews” and earned $110 million less than the first film.
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!