Sex and the City – Misleading Women In Theaters Everywhere

Sex and the CitySigh…

I wish that more young women could see how the “SATC” movie, as it is called, is a boatload of garbage that will certainly keep you thinking the WRONG thing about relationships and how real life works.

Although it’s obvious that I am no fan of the series, I have watched a great number of episodes – I think it’s important to stay abreast of what is killing the brain cells of today’s youth and young adults. Since I also work with young ladies, it’s good to know what influences them, and Sex and the City influences a great number of women, young and old.

But watching the show makes me itch – I mean, these are some of the trampiest women I’ve seen in a long time. I say this because the characters are too old to act the way that they do. Silly young twenty-somethings make mistakes and foolish decisions, but these women are well into their thirties, still whoring around and giving it up to anyone who might smell like he’s the one, maybe.

Or not…

The show is obviously about the sexual habits of these women, but I mean, Lord have mercy, these are some really shallow women. But, because they live jet-setting New York lifestyles and wear trendy clothes, they have become role models for many American women, and it’s sickening.

The one redeeming quality that the show had  was the notion that living like this doesn’t get you love. It may get you a baby’s daddy, a disease, and some embarrassment, but not the traditional married life and lifestyle (more or less) that these women (with the exception of Samantha) were looking for.

Until now…

SATC wraps it all up in one nice bow, where Carrie, the biggest whoring dingbat of them all, gets the guy (who she’s been chasing after on and off for 10 years), the fancy wedding, and the big house, too. Well, that’s what the trailers are leading us to believe.

If there is some twist in the movie where reality comes back to bite this pipe dream where it hurts, please leave a comment here and let me know – I’ll post an update reflecting more accurately on the film and make any apologies if need be.

However, at the very least, the trailer is teaching young women across the country that, even whoremonging chickenheads, if they just wait it out, will get the guy and the white picket fence, too.

The problem with this message is that it simply isn’t true, and that’s why there are so many single older women who are so used and abused that no decent man wants to be bothered with them now…not for long, anyway.

 

How do you feel about it?

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21 Comments »

  1. Patriot Girl said

    You’re my friggin hero!

  2. Mitch said

    My wife said it was one of the funniest movies she’s ever seen, and she wants to go see it again. Course, she also loved the TV show, so I bought her all the box sets, and as my wife is probably at least 15 years older than you, which also means she might not have any idea if it’s misleading young women or not, and which means she comes from two generations before you, she probably sees it as more of a lark than as anything that has to do with anything serious.

    Trust me, there are worse things to complain about that Sex In The City; go watch Mandaley, then you’ll find something to really complain about as it pertains to black people in general.

  3. Steven Snead said

    Well for starters, I LOVE sex and the city. It was a great series( I own all 6 seasons) , with great writing, good acting, superb direction, and masterful continuity. I just saw the film yesterday and loved it.

    That said, I would dare not mistake SATC for reality. And if there are women who are influenced by the film, that is muy mal. Lo siento mucho!

    It’s meant to have a broad artististic license, a sort of hyper-extension of real life women. Think of Spike Lee’s “School Daze.” Certain habits of frats & college life were exaggerated to make the film… well interesting.

    The truth of the matter is real life is boring. The real drama played out between real couples is just slightly above boring. It is mundane. Even stories based on “true events” are always jazzed up for fanfare.

    And at the end of the day, that’s all SATC is: The unrealistic combination of the innermost desires of women manifested in four very troubled and flawed characters. If there is a lesson to be learned from the film and the series, it is cetrainly not to emulate what these women are doing.

    But art is supposed to be entertaining, even art that imitates life. Who goes to the movies to see what they already experience Monday through Friday?

    I must note however that as a future father (way future father) I would steer my kids as far away from SATC as possible. It is for adults. It aired on HBO at 11:00PM. The Movie is rated ‘R’.

    And Ivo, there are a few corrections I’d like to make to your post.
    1. Carrie is not the biggest whore of the series. That would be Samantha.
    2. There was no big wedding. There was quite a bit of turmoil surrounding the wedding, which put a bite in this pipe dream as you put it.
    3. There was no big house, but there was a very very big apartment overlooking central park with a huge custom built lighted walk in closet.

    All in all, this is a movie one should seek for pure entertainment. It is not a DIY video and should not be taken seriously.

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  5. The General said

    @Patriot Girl Thanks 🙂

    @Mitch Your wife is a married, older woman – not susceptible like the high school girls who go on about how Sex and the City is their SHOW, who are saving up for Minolos (sp?) so they can dress like Carrie.

    It’s a pretty big deal for young women in that deographic. My daughters are growing up in a generation that celebrates being an old ho. I can explain racial epithets and stereotypes much more easily
    than why everyone says being an old ho is fashionable but mommy does not. It makes me look like I’m a hater or something. I think you get my drift.

    @Steven I was not totally clear on my reference to Carrie – the emphasis was on dingbat – Samantha was by far the biggest tramp.

    And my mistake – the huge New York apartment as opposed to the house. Same difference, but thanks for the correction.

    Again, older women who understand that these are the dumbest tramps ever are not the only ones watching this show! And today’s entertainment sets the precedent for tomorrow’s entertainment, when your kids become the victims of these Hollywood messages.

  6. Nicole said

    Interesting topic. First things first, I loved the SATC movie. Even though I rarely watched the show while it was on HBO. But as others have stated, it is purely entertainment for me as I have no desire to live the lifestyle of any of the women on the show. And Lord knows purchasing a pair of Manolo’s, sexing every Tom, Dick, and Harry in this great metropolis, and chasing a man for 10 years are nowhere on my mind.

    However, I do see your point. For the impressionable mind, young or old, SATC can be quite disastrous. As a middle school teacher, I was frightened when one of my 8th grade girls said that she was going to see SATC. I nearly broke my neck turning around and asking her to repeat herself. I asked if her mother said she could see this movie. “Yeah, she knows I have the first season on DVD,” was her reply. In my old 28.5 (LOL) yr old mind I was shocked b/c I would never let my daughter watch such an adult show/film b/c it’s watering the “it’s okay to be ho and spend all your money on material goods” seed that has already been planted in the minds of so many young girls that has already been planted from the rest of popular culture (music, videos, etc).

    Both sides can be argued b/c both sides bring up very valid points.

  7. Crystal said

    I was never into the show (not a huge TV person) but I thought the movie was great! I went and saw the movie because for one, it was a free movie screening and two, I love fashion. The movie served it’s purpose. It was entertainment for a MATURE audience. Shame on the mothers who took their daughters to see it. If you aren’t mature enough to know that these are fictional characters then you shouldn’t be watching the movie or show. I do see your point, two thumbs up.

  8. Tracie said

    I am all with you on the righteous tip, as far as what movies are teaching young people these days; that said, I STRONGLY encourage you to see the movie, because while I do not know what the trailer is saying, and I’m somewhat familiar with how base the show could be at times, the movie is anything BUT what you think it is (IMHO). As a professional in developmental science, who’s specific passion is teaching young people how to view the world AND each other, I think this is an EXCELLENT movie–one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, in terms of the messages it teaches. Please watch it–if not now, when it comes out on DVD. Peace

  9. Tracie said

    Oh, and feel free to e-mail me if you’d like to know WHY I think it was a movie with good messages, because I realize I didn’t put them here (guess i didn’t want to drop spoilers. lol)

  10. Tracie said

    Okay, so I have a terrible time making comments on people’s blogs, and this is why! Let me be clear about my comments too–I’m not at ALL saying this movie is appropriate for young people to see; that said, I think that’s only because of the sex scenes–I would not at ALL encourage young people to be exposed to graphic scenes like that (heck, I was drawing back from the screen myself when I saw them!). That said…aw heck, I’m gonna give it away–I think the take away message I got from the movie was that love comes in all forms, and PARTICULARLY between women–the bond we have as sisters worldwide. While so many young women are being taught to devote their entire soul and life’s purpose to pleasing a man, the movie also (again, IMHO) reminds me of how important your friends really can be, especially in those periods when you may not HAVE a husband, or your waiting on God to bring you a husband. I admit–I EXPECTED it to be about women pining for their men and was a bit worried about that; however, I saw this as being a movie about anything but that.

    Also…i’m curious to know what folk think about Charlotte, because I think she represented the most idyllic picture (and arguably unrealistic in it’s own right) in the bunch (married to a lawyer, adopted child from China, exclaims how happy she everyday, has another unexpected baby by the end of the film)…but nobody’s mentioned that.

  11. The General said

    Thanks, Tracie – your points are well taken.

    And I do understand that the sisterhood thing is what SATC is SUPPOSEDLY about…eh, yeah, I guess…

    Kind of…but that’s not what this series or movie is really teaching.

    That might be what they’re preaching, but it sure isn’t what it’s teaching.

    I know you understand what I mean by that 🙂

    Charlotte – super dingy hopeless romantic. Just as bad as the rest, but she did at least try to keep some morals and reservations. Unfortunately, she was an airhead with whoreish friends and not enough sense to know that such a mix would not work out for the ‘good girl’ in her.

    They may try to pass this stuff off as Sisterhood 101, but it’s called Sex and the City, not Sisterhood and the City.

    And for the record, I do understand why this stuff is entertaining. I also understand why this kind of entertainment is dangerous, even for mature audiences.

    Garbage in, garbage out…

  12. At some point high-maintenance was mistaken for empowered women, and to disastrous results. Many women I know (in their 30’s) have taken this show to be a role model for how they long and attempt to live their lives.

    They crow to themselves and each other how liberated and free they are, while desperately seeking a perfect Mr. Right decked out in over-priced shoes and handbags they bought with their credit cards. (But that’s okay, because one day Mr. Right who is also fabulously rich will pay off all their debt for them)

    If you watch this show for the same reasons one might watch Jerry Springer or Maury Povich, I can deal with that, but if you watch this show and believe that these characters represent empowered, liberated women, I must protest.

  13. The General said

    *Stands and applauds Madeleine*

    Very astute – I couldn’t have said it better!

  14. Louie said

    Get over it!!!
    Sex In The City is another “junk food for the brain” TV show that will fill up your brain with lard if consumption is excessive! It’s just like all the other garbage on TV that makes you feel like it was all really happening after its over and you forget just how inane your own pathetic lives are. Women and Men both suck because both can equally be just as vain, selfish, shallow, fake and STUPID. Women, Get over it! You are not owned by men, the only thing keeping women down, is you, and your own selfish egos that make you think you are oppressed simply because your a woman. Men, Get over it!! Don’t you all get tired of seeing tits and ass all the time? There has to me something more that “UFC”, sports, tech gizmo’s, Maxim, FHM, and Playboy. Its all boring. Men and women have become desensitized to each other and have forgotten what makes us unique. Its the fact that we are not the same. We will never be equal! A man will never think like a woman and a woman like a man; no matter how effeminate the man or how masculine the woman. With that said, stupid men and women , keep on going with your same old lame attitudes and misconceptions and enjoy the lard feast.

  15. The General said

    LOL @ Louie!!!

    Lard feast…lol…

  16. Louie said

    I’m a 29 year old poser…. check this out… you all act like your SHIT don’t stink… sometimes the trash has to be taken out…

    Punk Posers…

    I read an entry in a web site that follows (unedited):

    “Yeah the category is health since the looks of these posers makes me sick!
    I have this friend who is a complete poser and no matter how many damn times she tries, she just can’t be a punk. I’ve got enough of her so I decided to avoid her before I throw up. After the horrible experience, I decided to make a petition to stop posers from taking over the world. I’d feel sorry for their patheticness if their stupidity wouldn’t ruin Punk Nation. Posers should know that being themselves is better than being what they are not. It makes me insane just thinking of them! They say punk is slowly dying. Some even said punk is dead. Some said it just changed. And the reason behind this are those posers walking on this planet! They’re killing the authority of Punk while slowly mixing it with Pop whatever crap! Like those bands singing mostly about how their girlfriends just dumped them. Please help stop the fucking insanity!”

    What do you think? I thought this was really interesting. I did not know that there was a “punk nation” and that it had authority! WOW!!! I was REALLY blown away by such conviction and sacrifice for such a noble cause (sarcasm intended)!!!

    My thoughts ventured into what a poser is. I already knew what a “poser” was back in high school when it was used frequently among all the social “pockets”. To me it meant someone who was trying really hard to be something that they are not and were failing miserably. Example: Louie meets new “friends”, in “the melting pot” that high school is that had a skateboard. Louie has never skated before but thinks these guys are really cool because the are in a little “pack” and they always meet up at the same lunch table and laugh at other people. Louie convinces his parents that he wants a skateboard too. They buy him one. He gets a cheap one that has a “not so cool looking” graphic on it and gets a few over-sized pants and shirts with skater brands and logos on them like the rest of his “friends”. He feels cool and complete now and starts hanging out with the “pack”. Well, he tries to skate and he tries hard, and fell on his ass many times. He starts listening to the “shitty ass” music that all his friends are listening to even though he really hates it hopping that he’s “in”. He started hearing his “friends” say that he was just a poser because he didn’t have the $80 “Etnies” skate shoes or the cool $100 skateboard. He gave up on the “cool” people.

    The last he heard (12 years later), “over one” became a nothing and it happened. The only guys Louie has seen was a guy named Alex and a guy named Damian. Alex looked “rugged” like he was working some manual labor and Damian was busy buying an 18 pack of Natural Light beer with a bag full of change. He’s also heard that Michael “Mike” was busy working on a masters degree and working very hard at his career. WELL, ENOUGH!!!

    This isn’t an after school special!!! I am Louie. I think it’s “sad” that teenagers AND people are like this. It’s not sad in a “cry and sob” way or “we could of done better” type. It’s sad like driving your car down the street and a pigeon swoops down and gets clipped by your bumper. You look back in your side mirror and see the plume of feathers as another car flattens it to a “bloody feather” pancake. I though to my self, “Fuck it, another dead pigeon it should have know better, pigeons did not evolve yesterday.”
    I look today and see a bunch of these “real punks” try to hold it together. “Keep it HARDCORE,” HAHAHAH!!! What a joke!! I knew this one “punk” in high school that was into “Bauhaus” and the “Dead Kennedy’s” because he wore the shirts. He had a Mohawk and wore “fugly” old worn “Doc Marten’s”. Now, that I think about it, he was really trying to look like shit and actually managed to pull it off!!
    There was this other girl that was anorexic skinny and was into the “Edward Scissorhand’s” look. She had the pasty white makeup with the black eye shadow and eyeliner complete with the spiderweb sheer skirt, black and white stripped tights and the same “fugly” boots. I almost forgot the lunch box that had a pack of cigarettes and some cough medicine and had a “Cure” sticker on it.
    I knew this JOCK!!! Yeah!! I knew a JOCK!! Well this jock was a funny jock that was a running back for the high school team. His name was Freddy. Freddy was a “charming ass” stupid dork. I don’t really understand how the fuck he graduated high school. At the age of 17 after graduation. I was working at a “Peter Piper Pizza” restaurant. He was dating Christy, who worked there. He and his friend Javier showed up drunk as hell. They ordered a pizza and pitcher of beer (courtesy of Christy). They each made a stack of four slices of pizza each and ate them with half the beer each. Half an hour later I had to clean up the puke that they left in the restroom…. One year later Christy was a single mom with Freddy’s baby. Who cares about Freddy. Fuck Freddy. Christy Did.

    I see many people talking “with” other “talking” cell phones and I really hate you all. I see the fuck that wears the new “super bowl” jerseys every year and I hate you. I see national junior honor society student loose the scholarship in a university by smoking weed as something so funny Jay Leno won’t fuck with. I see the sports people huddle at work together and talk the “Sport Center” talk. I see the drunks taking how many cases of Bud Light they had to buy before the party ended. I see the rich piggy girl (my father in laws daughter who’s still in high school) run away from home with her “true” love and complain about how her live sucks. I’ve seen the dumb sheep at the Abundant Faith Living Center and all the warehouse churches be “holier that thou” and “letting out the demons” when all they are is the pregame Sunday entertainment.
    I’ve done stupid shit too. I’ve done acid, my parents freaked out when my eyes were all glossy, pupils fully dilated, excessive hand gestures and commenting on the heat and cold at the same time. I failed many classes in high school. I dated a stupid girl and thought it was true love when all she was, was a “POSER”. I’ve drank till I blacked out, puked on my self, hit my head on the curb, and had my dad drag me inside the house while my friend Fabian was getting his ass kicked by his dad, because he thought I was going to die. I’ve never finished college. I drink beer. I smoke cigarettes.

    I’M WRITING THIS BLOG LIKE ANYONE WOULD CARE…

    I REGRET ALL THESE MISTAKES IN MY LIFE. I CAN’T GO BACK AND CHANGE THEM. WOULD I? HAVE THEY DEFINED ME? WHEN I GO TO TO WORK AND TRY TO MINGLE WITH THE COWORKERS, AM I A POSER? WHEN I TELL MY PARENTS NOW, THAT MY LIFE IS FINE, AM I A POSER? WHEN I TRY TO BE THE PERFECT HUSBAND TO MY WIFE, AND FAIL, AM I A POSER? WHEN I TELL MY DAUGHTERS TO BE THEM SELVES AND NOT TO FOLLOW, THE STUPID TRENDS IN SCHOOL, AM I BEING THE PERFECT DAD OR JUST ANOTHER POSER? AM I REALLY OR JUST ANOTHER, POSING AS HUMAN. I’VE TOLD MY WIFE SOMETIMES, “I’M ASHAMED OF BEING HUMAN…”, She truly understands and I LOVE her for that.
    After all of this is done I’m just a nobody. Just a guy with kids and a wife. A guy YOU pass on the street and say, “He’s a “clone of society”. I’m the guy a load of groceries, shopping in a “Wal-Mart”; by the way, what are you doing there too? I’ve got the 4 door sedan with the baby seat in the backseat. There are many others like me and we all see your lies and just how fake YOU REALLY are. YOU!!! Are the REAL POSER!!!

    I wish the best for your life. See you on the other side. WE will all be waiting for you.
    LOVE, The POSER.

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  18. Stella said

    Love your commentary. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Head-on and straight to the point. Yes, they are too damn old to be acting the way they do. Their show sickens me, and so does their movie. I heard there’s going to be a second movie. Ew.

  19. Brisa said

    I love the series. I love how brainless and silly it can be, just like people love cooking shows and then go out and get McDonalds. It means nothing and should be taken as such.

    The main character is outrageously selfish, shallow, and vapid. But she’s entertaining. The “whore” on the show is whorish, blunt, and insane. The “good girl” is insane in the amount she bends herself over to find Mr. Right, and the lawyer is neurotic, set in her ways, and scared. These are all exagerated qualities anyone posses. No one should take these characters seriously.

    The women never date “normal” guys for long (except the bartender) and they seem to have too much time on their hands. That being said, young teens and little girls shouldn’t see it. It’s pathetic that for being so ground breaking all they ever seem to do is troll around for men. That seems to be the soul focus.

  20. Having spent some time in the NYC dating scene myself during my youth, I don’t think that Sex in the City is as much of an exaggeration as some would like to believe. Like it or not, there are plenty of real life Samanthas prowling around.

  21. Dana Vigilante said

    I was having dinner with three friends the other night, all of us in our early forties, successful and in happy long-term relationships, when the conversation turned to the phenomenally successful HBO series of the mid-90’s “Sex and the City”. All four of us had been devotees of the series throughout it’s entire run (including a countdown of days until the movie came out). However, as we went from our early thirties, to our early forties, we had to wonder (as Carrie would say), what were we thinking?

    Afew years ago, my boyfriend had the unfortunate experience of being holed up with me while I had the flu. There also happened to be a bad snowstorm and our cable went out so I put in a SATC DVD. As my boyfriend later said, and now still agrees to, it was the worst eight hours of his life. He not only found NOTHING appealing, intelligent, humorous or sexy about any of these women, but also said they were a mockery to smart, intelligent women everywhere. Several other men I know who’ve also had the unfortunate task of watching SATC have said similiar things. I guess I wasn’t surprised to find there are actually several websites devoted to men who hate SATC.

    Given, apparently at one time we found the trials, tribulations and sexcapades of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte funny. However, as we grew older and randomly tuned into the reruns that run endlessly on both E! and Style, we all had to agree that the series was for the most part, ridiculous.

    Looking back now, what is it that Carrie, a woman so many viewers looked up to, was thinking not only in her clothing and man choices, but in her etiquette? If only we could have a count of how many times she did her “round the mouth lip lick” (when she sticks her tongue out and licks the entire circumference of her mouth). Refer to the following episodes; she and Burger having a burger, Steve and Aidan’s bar opening when she’s outside eating a piece of cake, Jazzman feeding her meekreb, meeting Burger on the way to the Hamptons when she has a disgusting glop of ketchup on the corner of her mouth, or in the movie when she’s walking down the street with the copy of Vogue she wants no one to see. What is it with the lip lick? Does she thinks it’s sexy, appealing? It’s disgusting, yet, at the time, viewers thought she was the bomb! Thank goodness we grew up.

    Forget the clothing choices, most noteably the Heidi ensemble she wore to a picnic in the park with the girls or the “newspaper” dress she wore to stalk Natasha in the restaurant (she wanted Natasha to think she was classy, and what better way to do so than by sleeping with her husband, and having the audacity to stalk her under the guise of apologizing for it). Just the thing to impress a Park Avenue Princess. Her choice of men didn’t improve with age or the fact that she wrote about them for a living. By the time Burger rolled into the picture, the idiot Big was actually starting to look good! Is it our imagination, or was Burger the most mismatched of all Carrie’s paramours? Always complaining, he couldn’t accept her fame as an author or the fact that no one wears a scrunchi in publc. Nor could the poorsport let any comments slide off his back. He practically killed her on his motorcycle, but instead of strangling him with the Prada shirt, Carrie just forgives him and walks the red carpet, the carpet on which he embarrassingly left her when he decided he would only ruin the night for her. However, in as much as we couldn’t stand him, it gave us just a little pleasure to watch him bail on Carrie in the Hamptons when she started prattling on and on about her last relationship. Just loved the way she tried to look graceful and composed when he took his leather jacket out from under her, tumbling her onto the grass and hopped on his motorcycle and bailed.

    Only one thing gave us more pleasure than to watch Burger dump Carrie and that was to watch Cowgirl Carrie run into Big in the Hamptons, where he introduced her to the lovely Natasha. Yes, Big, who was still supposed to be in Paris. There was Carrie, dressed for the “HO” down in a ridiculous outfit, wondering why Big was with Natasha. Natasha, who was impeccably dressed, giving off a pedigreed aura, style and intelligence (not to mention the “shiny hair” Carrie later whined to Charlotte about), that Carrie would never have the ability to produce. Not one to give up easily, as soon as she wiped the vomit off of her mouth, she decided “being friends” with him would be a sly way of getting him back. But not one to take rejection well, she stormed out of their oh-so-friendly luncheon when he told her that he and Natasha were engaged. How’d that friendship workout? With Carrie having an emotional breakdown, because, heaven forbid, Big decided to marry someone with class, intelligence and style. But Carrie, being desperate for any Big crumbs, then went on to have an affair with Big well into his marriage. With an apparent need to suddenly gain Natasha’s approval, Carrie played the “let me be your best pal because I’m so in awe of you” by causing Natasha to fall down a flight of stairs, then taking her to the hospital. What a pal.

    By this time, her “aww shucks” attitude was grating on all of our nerves, especially when we found out just how much of a financial trainwreck she really was (note the episode when Aidan moved out and gave her the option to buy her apartment). She didn’t have a pot to pee in, but hey, she had a great shoe collection, so lets cheer for her! Not one to master multiplication (because it’s oh-so hard), Miranda actually had to tell her that she’d spent not $4,000.00, but rather $40,000.00 on her shoe collection. Carrie then had to admit to a loan officer that she didn’t have a checking account, any savings, CD’s or collateral, this after coyly trying to gain the female officers sympathy by stating she was single and out of a horrible relationship. Hand me a tissue. Not humiliated enough, she then had the audacity to grovel at Bigs’ feet for financial advice (as if), then went on to hock Charlotte’s engagement ring, but she had on great shoes while she was doing it!

    Trying to act oh-so-chic and sophisticated, Carrie then went on to leave New York for Paris, with a Russian ass who was emotionally, than later, physically abusive to her. He embarrassed her in front of her friends (note the episodes when the girls stop into his house unannounced and he gives Carrie a verbal lashing for interrupting him, or the dinner party when he saw nothing even remotely interesting about any of them), but there was Carrie dosey-do’ing all the way to Europe for him, only to get slapped in the face by him for complaining too much. And there was our heroine, standing there holding her cheek, giving him an explaination as to why she was leaving. Don’t kick him in the nuts, take the diamond necklace and bail, just stand there and give him an explaination, because he deserves it. Okayyyy. And this is someone we found entertaining and inspiring??? Thank God Big came to the rescue in the lobby, where she was crying and picking up her diamonds, only to give her a kick in the pants in the movie by leaving her at the altar. Oh, I’m sorry, the library. He left her waiting at the library, because the library is where people get married these days.

    Miranda. Ugh. From the first episode, I think most women wanted to give Miranda a kick in the pants or a slap in her yellow teeth (why did she not whiten her teeth until the second movie, can someone please tell me). Always bitter, continuously jaded, alternatively whining, Miranda could never be happy for Carrie where Big was concerned. Then again, Miranda had a hard time being happy for anyone. And she’d let you know it by making a little sour lemon pucker face. Lets count the lip puckers Miranda did, where she could actually make her entire mouth disappear (refer to the episode where she was on the date with a new guy after she’d gotten braces, or when a thirteen year-old told her that her braces were old-fashioned). Also, note her ability to say complete sentences without having her top and bottom lips touch (refer to the first movie when Samantha tells her she’s booked them all on the trip that was supposed to be Carries’ honeymoon. Mirandas’ response is ” I can’t go away, I have a job)”. Now, say that sentence without your top and bottom lips touching. Exactly, that’s just how ridiculous Miranda looked. And even Carrie got in on the act at times, doing the same exact thing. Her whole two rows of teeth showing while she is trying to play coy and shy for the men (her “aww shucks” act, if you will. Note the episode of Charlotte and Harry’s wedding when she is talking to her one-night stand on the steps of the church). The only thing more off-putting then Mirandas’ lip puckering, were her table manners (refer to the episode where her and Carrie were having dinner outside at a restaurant and Steve and his new girlfriend came by. There was Miranda “shlurping” down her spaghetti with her trademark “tongue out of the mouth as the forks goes in” pose. How very sexy to watch a woman who has bad table manners. And of course, what better sloppy food to have her eat then a big plate of spaghetti, sort of the way commercials put it in front of a two-year old, knowing full well they will make a mess. How sexy to watch a so-called intelligent, Ivy League grad slurping strands of spaghetti up). Her spaghetti shlurping was almost as sexy as watching her eat the salad with the “extra Ranch” in another episode. What part of any of this was sexy? Better yet, what part of Miranda did any of us find either sexy or remotely appealing? She failed miserably at trying to look chic, sexy or confident or able to maintain a stable relationship, the most obvious examples of the latter being the date she went on with the detective. She had to get sloppy drunk because she was so good looking. Not only did she not get “any” that night, or any other from him, but when she awoke (alone) from her alcohol induced sleep, she was staring at a card for the local A.A. group. How about the guy from the gym, who dumped her immediately for being so full of herself after she spent an hour sitting on her sofa, drinking wine, bragging about herself? In our opinions, though, nothing holds a candle to the night she had a one-night stand with Steve, then threw him out. Instead of jumping up and down with happiness that she finally met someone willing to tolerate her miserable self, she treated (and continued to do so), Steve like garbage. He should’ve taken the clue at their first meeting when she wouldn’t even say “please” when ordering a glass of wine. But hey, she was upset, because she had just had a huge fight with Carrie. Over, what else? Miranda sticking her nose into Carrie’s “Big” business. After their one-night stand, were we not supposed to figure out Miranda actually liked Steve, but thought playing hard to get would be appealing? And this is a woman others are supposed to look up to? Again, as Carrie would say – what were we thinking? Was I the only one who cheered when Steve fessed up to cheating on her? He should’ve left her alone on the Brooklyn Bridge and taken Debbie and Brady to the zoo for the day. My boyfriend loves to say that Miranda bears an uncanny resemblence to Cartman from “South Park”.

    Samantha. Puhleeze (as one of my girlfriends said). Looking back now, we all see Samantha as an older women, not accepting aging, trying hard to fit in with the young crowd (note ANY of the episodes, but epecially the Hamptons episode where Richards girlfriends put her in her place, as well as Nina telling her that the difference between her and Samantha is that Samantha went to Studio 54, and Nina went to Studio 54, the movie). The only thing more embarrassing about Samantha in the series, was Samantha in the second movie, still trying to pull of looking young, with an overly powdered/made-up face, still “purring” and trying to pull off sexy. My boyfriend said it was sad to watch, and I have to agree. I was embarrassed for her. We won’t even touch upon her sexcapades, while at one time they seemed funny, now they just seem sad, pathetic and a dire need for attention. Of all the men I’ve asked who were familiar with SATC, the consensus was the same – they all felt Samantha was an old dried up bag and wouldn’t touch her if paid.

    It’s kind of hard to cut Charlotte up. All four of us agreed on this although she should have gotten a kick in the pants for not liking the flowers (carnations), her date bought her because they were “filler” flowers.

    Speaking of the movie, while the first one was watchable, what were they thinking with the second? There was so much wrong with it, we would have to save that for another article. The second movie was a disaster on so many levels, the most being the blatant disrespect to the religions and cultures of the Middle East. Was Carries’ joke about women eating French fries while wearing a Burka supposed to be funny? Flashing her thigh to get the attention of the cab driver? Samantha throwing condoms around in the town square? Plain disrespectful. Is it a safe bet to say we have seen the last of these ladies? Please say yes!

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