Sarah Jessica Parker covers the February issue of InStyle Mag. Isn’t this a horrible cover? I was watching some old episodes of Sex & the City over the holidays, remembering how SJP really was one of the “It Girls” of the late 90s and early aughts. She was very striking and sexy in the SATC TV show. In the movies, something had changed. It seemed like SJP was still being styled as a girlish 30-something, when I wanted to see her switch it up and show some personal growth. Which brings me to a larger point: does SATC still speak to you? Or did it belong to a certain time and place and there’s no going back (or for that matter, forward)? Do Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha only exist in a certain SATC dimension from a decade ago?
These are the questions I asked myself when I chanced upon some quotes from SJP’s InStyle interview. She was asked about the possibility of a THIRD Sex and the City movie, which happens every time SJP is interviewed. We’re not the only ones who can’t move on, and to her credit, SJP almost always takes the question and properly reflects on it. She’s even said (in a general way) that she would be open to a third film if everyone else is too. But in this InStyle interview, she makes it sound like the third film is probably going to happen. NOOOOOOO.
On a third SATC film: “A part of me thinks there is one last chapter to tell. But timing is a peculiar thing. It isn’t a decision that can wait forever. I don’t want to have to wear muumuus!”
On age appropriate fashion: “People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly. If you walk out the door feeling good about yourself, that’s what counts.”
On her words to live by: “The Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you – that’s my religion, my dogma. As soon as my son could recite it back, I’d repeat it to him.”
On her success: “The real success happened after I was grown, and that saved me. I was appreciative of all of it, and continue to be – my gosh. I don’t think my success has ever defined me; it’s just this thing that I carry around and then shepherd in a hopefully graceful way, you know?”
[From InStyle via JustJared]
Apparently, Kristin Davis is up for a third film too – she recently told Haute Living that “there is discussion” amongst the “players” of SATC. But! Cynthia Nixon recently said that “it’s fine to let it go” regarding the SATC franchise. And I suspect Kim Cattrall has moved well past it, don’t you? At this point, I would say that Nixon and Cattrall will flat-out refuse, but Kim might come on if there’s a huge paycheck. Cynthia won’t though. She doesn’t give a s—t. Good for her.
Granted, there is part of me that thinks “well, they keep making those stupid Fast & Furious and Expendables movies, maybe the ladies should get a stupid SATC franchise too.” But really, the movies killed the franchise. The movies were so GD stupid.
Photos courtesy of InStyle, WENN.
Precisely my sentiments.. The movies absolutely killed the franchise for me. Just let it go for God’s sake!
I loved the show, and still occasionally watch the reruns. The movies stinked.
The first movie was meh…the second was absolutely horrific, I can’t even imagine a third….make it stop, the show itself was great, now quit it!
Come on. They have bills to pay.
I think it’s odd that they ended the series when they did because they didn’t want to wear out their welcome then proceeded to make two movies. I thought the first movie was good – it gave closure. The second movie was awful. It ruined the series for me. I used to love watching Sex and the City again and again. It drove my hubby insane. Now I can’t stand watching it. It’s no longer my favorite show. 🙁
I totally agree! I felt that the first movie gave a real sense of closure with Big and Carrie getting married but the second one was unnecessary and sort of tasteless if you think about the state of the US economy at the time it was released. I still refer to the show when my friends and I talk sometimes bc it was HUGE for us in college. I still think that the stories hold up bc relationships are relationships whether you are in 1998 or 2014. But please dear God do NOT make a third movie. Do I really want to see Carrie and Big breakup again except this time they are in their fifties? Do I want to see the ladies dressing like they are my age now (30s) when they are actually my moms age? Do I want to hear SJP do voice overs about lessons she should have already learned by now (I’d like to think Carrie is not a dimwit)? NO.
I feel the exact same way. I actually CRINGE now when I’m channel surfing and see a SATC rerun on. And I keep on surfing; I’m not watching that show anymore. I haven’t watched that show in a long time. You are right: those crappy, indulgent movies ruined the series for a lot of former fans…
I really loved the first movie. The second one totally sucked. I mean, how much can anyone take of Samantha pulling the aging, inappropriately sleazy ho bag? But I still adore the series, it never gets old for me. Would totally be up for a third movie if they did it right!
I have apparently repressed the second movie because I still watch and love the show. And as I get closer to their fictional ages, I find it still has relevance to me. And it doesn’t seem to have a contemporary show that’s similar.
Has anyone seen that teen show the Carrie diaries? I briefly tried. It was horrid. Maybe I’m too old.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the show but it was occasionally something to watch if nothing else was on. The movies (esp the second) were horrible, cringy, messes.
Yup. Loved the show but the movies sucked so bad. Well the first one did, never saw the second.
If you have millions of dollars and can hire a personal stylist then go ahead and wear whatever you want regardless if it’s age-appropriate. Even though I live in NYC which is supposedly fashion-forward, I am almost 45 and will not walk out the door wearing short miniskirts, revealing tops, or tons of makeup, even though my legs and rack have held up well. I think you need to be conscious of your shape and what works, and highlight the good parts. Maybe it’s because I’m from a corporate-job background dominated by men, and I needed to have some class? I’m all for an above-the-knee skirt with tights and boots. That said, I like her boots/jeans in the last shot, and since I got laid off, that’s what I look like everyday. 😉
“That said, I like her boots/jeans in the last shot, and since I got laid off, that’s what I look like everyday. ”
Then you pretty much look like a normal New Yorker; especially in the winter time. When I’m not at work I’m usually in jeans, boots and if it’s really cold a big old bubble coat and a hat like Sarah’s.
I’m half her age and I will NOT parade around in miniskirts and crop tops. I just can’t bring myself to it. Even after a baby my body is back to what it was and even though I COULD wear it, I don’t see how any self respecting woman likes to tart herself up. Maybe my mom has gotten to me?
I’m from NYC too and I vouch that we all look like that at least 3 days a week.
“I don’t see how any self respecting woman likes to tart herself up.”
A woman’s self respect is not determined by her style and the outfits she likes. A woman can dress conservatively and lack self-respect, and a woman can like sexy outfits and have plenty of self-respect. Not every female’s self-worth is tied to ‘chastity’ or “Like OMG, will some antifeminist prude see me as An Immoral Woman Who Has Too Much Sex if I wear this cropped top” or whatever.
I understand what you ladies are saying, and agree for the most part. There are certain things I won’t wear anymore (or more specifically, clothing stores I will no longer shop in because I feel the clothing styles there are much too young for me now). But the way I took her words to mean, is that you don’t have to dress like a fuddy duddy just because you are in your 40s, 50s, 60s etc. When I read her quote, I immediately pictured my mother-in-law. She is in her late 50s and she thinks because she is a “nana” now (5 grandkids), she must DRESS like a nana. It drives me crazy because she wears clothes and colours that do absolutely nothing for her ( refuses to wear anything but beige) and she hasn’t cut her hair in over a decade. She is very down on herself about her body and I think that if she dressed better, she would feel better about herself.
Oh littlestar don’t get me wrong. If I was going to a certain type of function I would throw on a mini dress as long as you can’t see what I had for breakfast if I bent over. I was just agreeing that in general as a New Yorker I am mostly dressed down in comfortable gear. i’m not a fan of Sarah but I think she has style and she dresses for the occasion.
My guilty pleasure is those damn housewives shows. Even though some of the women are Sarah’s age or older they still dress in a way that is sexy, yet elegant. I myself refuse to wear the type of clothing my mom wears. If you dress old, you feel old. My mother dressess likes my grandmother. There’s a way to pull it off without looking trashy or if you’re trying to dress as if you’re still in your early 20’s.
I agree! I’m also starting to think that, hey, if you have amazing legs and you’re in your 60s, why not show them off?! As long as you’re not showing everything else off at the same time, that is :).
I think what she meant was, if you want to dress in an unorthodox way, go for it. She’s not saying you should dress like Carrie Bradshaw. Sorry to hear you were laid off.
I adore SJP. I adore SATC. However, the movies definitely killed the franchise.
It’s sad that there are no smart frothy comedies. I think that is what they were aiming for with the films and failed abysmally.
It happens a lot, I think, when people try to expand a witty and concise half hour into a movie. It just feels like there’s too much empty filler and it gets lost. It’s a shame. The shows were good.
Also, one of the reasons why the movies failed was because Michael Patrick King was the sole writer on both of them. He had lots of different female writers come in and write the scripts for the show, which I think helped make it a success. But a gay man writing solely about the lives of four 40+ women? I think that’s where everything went wrong.
He needed the input of others, in my opinion. I could have saved the movie.
That was a definite own goal right there with regards the writing.
The writers’ room was predominantly female and they were encouraged to bring their personal experiences and anecdotes into the room which is why it resonated so strongly with a female audience.
That said, it’s strange that MPK failed so abysmally when he was also part of the writing team for the series. Clearly, something never translated for him despite having so many female collaborators.
And i’m not saying that men, even gay men, can’t write for women, but in this case, it was a huge reason why the series worked vs the films failing as far as the writing.
Could not agree more. He should have gotten Cindy Chupack to write the movies, if movies there must be.
I’m outing myself as a super fan but…on the episode commentaries for the show DVDs he is so smug and self satisfied about his writing that he is pretty much intolerable.
I remember him going on the Daily Show to promote the movie, and argued that the OTT luxury in the movie would be escapism for the ladies ponying up cash for movie tickets.
Um, no. Offensive, more like, especially when coupled with the characters BenjaminButton-ing into ever more infantile, cartoonish behavior the older they got. Seriously, watch the first episode of the show. The women act more like adult women than they did a decade later.
It’s true that the last years of the show and the movies took some of the joy out of the series as a whole. Still, it’s a classic. So often lines pop into my head, and I see plotlines and copycat dialogue pop up on other shows. (“Girls” is basically low-rent, trashy SATC, for instance.)
Thanks for explaining what went amiss, GM. I also felt the SATC movie screenplays were abysmal compared to the writing on the series, which was stellar — some of the best work ever done for TV, IMO.
Dear god no.
The first SATC film was just about tolerable – though it was bland and plain unnecessary. The second was actually offensive – misogynistic, ageist and Islamophobic in one nasty little package. The characters were almost unrecognizable and the script was completely lacking in the humour and down to earth-ness of the series. Plus, since when were the girls so rich? One of the great things about the series was that it managed to combine escapism with reality – you had the glamorous NYC setting, with all those high-flying boyfriends and fabulous outfits. But even so, you could still identify with the characters. Carrie might have loved her Manolo Blahniks, but it was made clear on a couple of occasions that she really couldn’t afford them.
SATC was great in its time, but that time has passed. Let it go ladies, it’s just getting greedy now.
I totally agree!
Thank you. You summed up the awfulness of the 2nd film well. As an American I was embarrassed to watch it. The level of cultural insensitivity was staggering. I actually lost a lot of respect for SJP taking part in such a piece of garbage. One would think as a nearly life long New Yorker and self-professed world traveler she would be sensitive to various cultures and the necessity to respect and portray those cultures accurately. Not interested in watching them travel to another country and make American women look like uneducated simpletons.
Thankfully the movies didn’t kill the franchise for me. Perhaps it’s helpful that I only ever saw them in the theater when they came out then moved on. I don’t remember much about either is what I’m saying (and don’t anyone try to remind me, either). So I can go back and watch the series just fine.
For someone who looks like she lacks nutrients she sure has some great hair.
I concur. AND! That body is slamming 🙂
Her body is unbelievable and yes, so is her hair. Even thought they occasionally used falls and hair pieces on SATC, her hair IRL is real, no extensions.
I want the movie. Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!’
Me too! I loved love loved the first movie and own it. The second one was awful and I was cringing in the theatre but I would be up for a third. As far as the series goes it doesn’t move me the way it once did but if I am channel surfing or want background noise and the shows are on then I will watch them. They are so much better though in the unsensored format.
+1. I was a huge fan of the series, and I really liked the first film. The second, not so much. The characters had become an almost cartoonish version of themselves. Carrie just came across like a flat out materialistic, whining, spoiled bitch. Charlotte was just ridiculous, screaming at her child because OMG she got frosting on mommy’s vintage Valentino skirt! And Carrie being on the phone with her at the time offering ‘sympathies’ over her haute couture ‘loss’. Please. The desert lunch set up by Miranda complete with wardrobe change was laughable. The whole thing was just cringe worthy. A third film? IDK, maybe they should just leave it alone at this point, after all it’s just about being a money grab isn’t it?
Yeah, the only decent part of the second movie was Liza Minelli. Period.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who adored the first SATC movie. I’m not a sentimental person and will run in the opposite direction of anything resembling a “chick flick.” Yet I found many moments in the first SATC to be touching and effective. I watched the series and things played out in ways I predicted, hoped for, and feared. I also loathed the second attempt. It was indeed embarrassing to witness and I pretend it doesn’t exist.
SATC definitely existed in a certain time with pay phones and the not-so fast paced, social media swirl of now.
Just say no! The second SATC movie was horrific. Please, no! Learn from Seinfeld.
Why would the movies have killed the “franchise”? Both were about shallow women who did nothing but talk about men and clothes. I thought both the series and the movies were fun in a superficial way and not really much else. Make another movie, make 5 if you want.
Did you watch much of the series? Yes, obviously there was a lot of superficiality – it was at least in part a comedy series after all – but it touched on a lot of real issues which affect a lot of ‘ordinary’ women too. Things like infidelity, maintaining friendships after having children, infertility, whether or not to have kids, serious illness, dealing with men who resent the fact that their girlfriend is more successful than them – and lots of other stuff too.
It wasn’t all about Manolo Blahniks.
and about friendship…the best part of the series was the great friendship between the 4 women…and how they could count on each other for anything…I was huge fan of the show…thought the finale was perfect…I just pretend I never saw the horrible movies…
I did watch it, even have the dvd set. But, yeah, it was mostly about a bunch of shallow women incessantly talking, worrying and thinking about men and clothes and not much else. The movies were exactly the same except much longer than a TV episode.
Men yes, but clothes? I honestly can’t remember a single episode where clothes were the main topic. Most of the time when Carrie talked about shoes it was for comedy purposes, and because her collection of Manolos – which she couldn’t afford – became a running joke. But I don’t remember any detailed ‘talking about clothes’. It was mostly about relationships – both with men and with female friends – and life in general. Sure, the girls were self-obsessed and irritating at times, but I don’t think the series was as shallow as you suggest. If it had been, it would never have been so popular with millions of women.
Mrs Pitt: totaly co-sign. The friendship theme was amazing: having someone in your life who loves you and supports you no matter what.
I’ve seen the series a dozen times….. It was, and is still, my favorite series of all time. If you only got ‘talked about clothing’ out of the shows……..then you didn’t watch it. Or perhaps you just didn’t like it?
I’m sorry but they rarely even spoke about clothing other than Manolos… The final season where Carrie is in Paris.. & heads to the pay phone to call Miranda.. Did anyone see that scene? She’s crying because she sees a group of close friends sitting in a coffee shop? Then when she finally gets back to NYC and reunites with her BFF’s? I still get teary! It was a fabulous show, portraying 4 friends and the trials and tribulations of friendship. Best–show–EVER! 🙂
Yup. Loved the show and recently re-watched it. Still makes me laugh my ass off. Sure, there was some superficiality in there, but it was much, much more than just boys and clothes. I’m actually surprised someone would watch the whole show and only take that away from it?
Whenever I hear someone say SATC is all about superficial chicks bitching about clothes and shoes, I immediately assume they’ve never actually watched it, other than perhaps a few minutes here and there while changing channel. I hardly think millions of women – many of them quite intelligent and anything but shallow – would have loved the show so much if all the characters did was talk about designer clothes.
I have loved SJP since Square Pegs (that’s way back and I’m somewhat showing my age) and would watch a 3rd SATC IF it was good. That last one they made was pretty bad, and I won’t sit through another one of those. Part of me thinks “let it go” but the other part thinks “eh, as long as it contains some hot guys, why not?” (I fully admit to watching a few movies strictly for the eye candy)
What irked me about the movies also was that there was barely any sex, and almost no city at all.
The second movie was the worlds most expensive holiday destination marketing ploy. Had nothing to do with the series.
I sincerely hope that Cattrall and Nixon refuse to make another one.
Yes, NO CITY. The series was smart and funny with a satisfying series 6 conclusion. Everyone involved in the production cited NYC as the “fifth co-star”. Yet in the two movies, the location focus was first Mexico and then the Middle East. The second was particularly atrociously stupid — all sense of reality was completely abandoned. They shld leave it alone at this point.
Liza performing single ladies was the only good point for me with SATC 2.
No sex, no city, and really really banal story lines.
Charlotte fretting that her hubbie might run off with the bouncy-boobed nanny with the awful fake ‘Irish’ accent? Samantha frantically rubbing in her estrogen cream and competing with younger women? Big – of all people – turning into a stay at home bore? And the dramatic showdown whereby Charlotte and Miranda drunkenly admit that there are times when they hate their children. Now there’s a shocker!
Like I say ladies, give it up.
The first movie was good, the second was in fact terrible and over the top(bumping into Aidan in Abhu Dabi YAH). I think they should let it go as well but i sense because the last was terrible they don’t want that to be their legacy.
I never saw the second one but I heard about the plot. didn’t Aiden and Carrie kiss in the second one? Forget the implausibility of them even meeting there but why on earth would he want to go anywhere near Carrie after the way she treated him? She made that man look like he should have had ‘welcome’ printed on his back.
The movies were terrible. Please stop SJP and move on. I imagine an episode where of the former show, where the characters mock their future self aggrandizing selves and halloween plastic surgeries.
That said, the is PLENTY of room for a movie or series about the lives of real 50 something concerns. There are lots of stories waiting to be told.
i love SATC, still watch it sometimes ,it was classy in its own way ,i find some scenarios from the series still relevant , but i do wish they would have done more episodes with carrie annd alexander in paris ,they ended that trip in paris real soon ,as for movies ,hell no , in short i find SATC ,as the prototype of majority of series tthat we seee today
ooh and Samantha had the best lines http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/samantha-jones-sex-and-the-city-best-quotes
WHOA, these are some serious WORDS OF WISDOM, holy COW.
I think that #10 is my favorite. Yesterday I spent much of the day brooding over something stupid–and I realized, finally, that it was “rocking chair worrying” (you’re moving but you’re not going anywhere; it gives you something to do, but…). The next time I have one of those days, I’m going to remember point #10.
They’re all pretty golden though, let’s face it.
Samantha is my hero!
That was good for a laugh, thanks! She undoubtedly had the best lines of the series as well as the films.
i was sur prised to actually find a twitter account just abt her quotes ,https://twitter.com/SamJonesQuotes
No need to beat a dead horse.
LOL! I’m laughing because of your horse statement. I have heard so many people say that Sarah looks like a horse. I’m not implying that’s what you’re saying but it just made me think of other comments regarding her look.
the issue I have has a different cover in pink!
Kim has already said that if the script was good she’d do a third. I suspect the third would explain how the 4 ladies met and became friends. I say that because SJP has said that she “doesn’t know what to think” about that Carrie Diaries show.
They’re all to old to make a prequel.
I will never understand why they made any movies at all. That series had one of the most perfect endings EVER…
I always remember her looking at her phone to read “John.”
The big reveal of Mr. Big. 🙂
”I will never understand why they made any movies at all. ”
Yup. The movies have been nothing but a money grab. It’s a shame, because the series did end well, but the movies ruined it quite a bit.
Yes. That was the most wonderful ending. Carrie strutting down the street, smiling at her phone saying “John,” as “You’ve got The Love” played on the soundtrack. The ending sequence of all four of the characters was wonderful, showing what each of them was doing now in their individual lives. It was beautifully done. I think they could have left it there.
The movies killed the franchise is right. Although occasionally catching re-runs, the series seems so dated with the emphasis on expensive clothing/shoes/designers, encapsulated in a time before the financial collapse, in spite of the pleasant dynamic of the friendships.
I’m surprised at how much this news has stirred up for me. I loved the show, it was perfect for that time, & I think it does exist in a time bubble. Bringing it all out again doesn’t make any sense to me, especially after two ridiculous movies in which people were so out of character I almost needed a program to keep up.
There is one scene in the second movie that really annoyed me. After 10 years of pursuing Mr. Big, after being heartbroken because she wasn’t “The One,” Carrie, who has become a cartoon, finally gets her man & her wedding, & then complains to one of the other ladies (I forget who) that she & Big are now boring, are “a little too Mr. & Mrs. Married.” I thought “That’s all you wanted for the entire series, for God’s sake! Sit down & take off your Manolos.”
Really well said. Totally agree.
I assure Parker there is not one last chapter for SATC.
I am in the minority but I found Carrie to be one of the most loathesome characters on that show. She was self absorbed, neurotic, whiny, judgemental, nasty and needy. I never understood the love for that character. I have watched the entire series probably three times over a period of time start to finish and definitely came to the same conclusion at the end , Carrie sucked as a human being.
I hated Carrie. She was the most self-absorbed character on that show, and just generally came off as a pretty crapy person.
Eliza and Ag, I agree! I couldn’t stand her!
I started to really dislike her character when she kept playing games with Aidan. She so desperately wanted to get back with him, and then just started getting stupid. When she kissed him in the second film I just about wanted to slap her.
TBH, I never got the appeal of the show and I found all four women unlikable for different reasons.
Yeah, Carrie was horrible.
I wouldn’t mind another movie if the writing is well done. It could be pretty interesting as the ladies are now so much older. How would Samantha handle her 60’s? I like the idea of seeing super stylish chics in their 50s (SJP is 48, and would be over 50 if they do another movie) and 60s on film. It’s all heading into Golden Girls territory, which might be a good thing.
God no. Hell no. Jesus no!
The first movie was ok, and the second one was crap on top of crap. There is a possibility that they could make a third film that could make up for the fact that the second one wasn’t good… but I don’t know.
No, there isn’t, SJP. No, there isn’t.
I L O V E D the shows.. I have the DVD’s of all seasons & pop them in on occasion. I am 38 and still relate with a lot of the random scenarios. With that being said, they were purely entertainment and I can definitely say I was not disappointed with the first movie (loved it), but the second?? MEH……………………………………… Please don’t make a third… 🙁
1 more thing: I happen to really love SJP’s style. I think she is very pretty and has just an uncanny way of looking really fabulous in even Uggs & jeans… Not sure why there is a lot of ‘hate’ on the web for her and her appearance. He face, her hair, her style, her body? Yep, I’m a fan! 🙂
I agree about SJP. She’s an attractive, sexy, funny woman with a great sense of style. Many on the internet bemoan all the plastic surgery and other procedures that have homogenized Hollywood. The Jennifers (Aniston and Grey), for example, who have removed all traces of their heritage and individuality. I appreciate that SJP didn’t go that route.
She was hot enough for JFK Jr.
People and their crappy judgements need to take a seat.
SATC1 was a plotless wish-fulfillment fantasy,much the same way Breaking Dawn was. Someday a handsome, wealthy prince will marry you and build you the dopest closet ever (or his sister will, anyway). Tastewise, Breaking Dawn did it better. I couldn’t even bring myself to watch SATC2, but by all indications – trailer, reviews, etc – it was basically a terrorist recruiting video.
Skye: did you like the shows? I disliked the second movie, but liked the first..
Yes and no. I will drool over Chris Noth in anything, ever, period. And I usually liked Charlotte. But I could not stand Carrie 99% of the time, and she just ruined episode after episode. Especially the ones where she threw a temper tantrum when Big wanted to watch the game, confronted Bridget Moynihan in the restaurant, and bitched out Aleksandr for trying to get a word in edgewise about his friend who died. Carrie just always struck me as a spoiled, self-involved, whiny brat.
Co sign on Chris Noth. I love love him on The Good Wife now too! He is the closest actor we have to the late Cary Grant in suave sophistication and understated humor (though he lack’s Grant’s acrobatic physical grace).
I also preferred Charlotte — she was so earnest and idealistic and always getting a pie in the face. I loved the way her dreams came true but in a totally different package than she imagined.
Carrie was often portrayed as her own worst enemy but I think that was the point.
As a native New Yorker there were parts of the series (as much as I loved it) that were always just laughable to me. The girls being able to walk side by side comfortably down any city street, particularly during the day, for instance. I find it hard to walk side by side with one other person let alone a group many times, it’s just so crowded. Carrie being able to walk down the middle of a street with no parked cars and no traffic. Fantasy land. Being portrayed as a struggling writer fretting over the cost of shoes, yet wearing designer clothing, eating out constantly, and going to every club in the city. Manhattan prices are costly and that all requires money that someone in a ‘financial cul-de-sac’ could never afford.
I always found it funny that these 4 New York women with high powered careers (even if we hardly ever actually saw them working), one of them a single mother, were able to synchronise their diaries so easily. I mean, I have a hard time getting 2 or 3 friends available on the same evening even with weeks of advance planning – and none of us are partners in a legal firm!
Oh, and how come these socialites only have each other for friends?
I loved the first movie and HATED the second.
I kind of liked the first one. The second one though…
I would watch a third SATC movie. They are my guilty pleasures. The first movie was the best but the second one really GRATES. And they’re both super cheesy, but for some reason anytime they’re on TV, I always end up watching the whole thing.
I really liked the first movie, but hated the second movie. I was thinking, she owes me a third movie to take the taste of the second movie out of my mouth. I realize I am in the HUGE minority, but I would like to see the girls again if:
1. They are in NYC
2. They are not divorcing their husbands
3. Samantha can do whatever she wants with as many hot men as possible.
Cosign completely on everything except the Samantha proviso. I was so disgusted by the second movie, I’ve always felt they owed me a third one to get it right, lol! I totally agree with…
1. They are in NYC
2. They are not divorcing their husbands
3. For me, concentrating on the depth of the 4 women’s friendship with each other.
C’mon, Cynthia…get on board and let’s get back on track w/ what made the series so great!
There is one last chapter to be told, and it takes place in the morgue.
I would watch that.
I loved the first movie. When I saw it, my first fiancée had just walked out on me with no warning: on our fifth dating anniversary and the very day we were supposed to go sign the contract for the venue. It hit me completely out of the blue and finding out later that he had been seeing and sleeping with someone else for nearly the entire previous year…it completely crushed me. Even though the script lines were different, I could TOTALLY relate to Carrie gasping in shock, in her wedding dress, at the eleventh hour, “he’s not coming!”
I had one older female friend who gave me a lot of well meaning, yet horrible advice like I shouldn’t base my happiness around a man, I needed to be an independent woman, I didn’t need someone else to make me happy, etc…but I wasn’t upset because I “didn’t have a man”. I was upset because I thought the love of my life (thankfully not really) had walked out. There are some days where even though life is a beautiful paradise all you can bear to do is stay shut up in what was supposed to be your bridal suite with all the lights off and the shutters drawn. You’re mourning the death of your old life. Getting back, moving on, changing up your scene, and then suddenly being unpleasantly reminded when you come across your unworn wedding dress…but still slowly coming back to life and establishing a new normal for yourself.
They got back together of course and we didn’t, but it really resonated with me then and still does. If Michael Patrick King could get some women back on board with the writers panel, I’m sure they could make the third movie the best one. But here’s the deal, they would still have to be flawed in some way. At least, that’s how I like my tv characters–making mistakes and dealing with the consequences of that because after all who among us is perfect? However, it would have to be carefully done with actual thought put into it instead of throwing all these expensive clothes and shoes into a room and make a movie to give everyone an excuse to play with them.
I’d like to see them deal with the real issues of growing older–not only health issues, but kids growing up and moving on, parents getting older and requiring more care (it’s always been one of those “screeching halt” moments when you realize that your parent is very ill and now you have to be their caretaker, putting their needs above your own) but this would require lots of thought on their part to be done, and done well. Relationships change and shift as we journey on down the path of age. But that’s not as much fun as frolicking around in expensive boutiques and probably doesn’t bring in as much money…so we’ll probably see each of them comparing notes on plastic surgeons and tons of Viagra jokes.
I have hope, but after the second movie I’ve kind of written off the possibility myself.
Congrats on moving on past your heartbreak. I’ve been there when I thought I would never recover. It’s an amazing feeling when you regain perspective and calm, and see how little you truly lost and how much of value still remains.
One of the things I really valued in the SATC series was that they regularly showed the women just alone in their individual apartment, and being just fine with it; in fact, seeking it out. A very rare thing in movies and TV.
Though I’m sorry he treated you cruelly, you are better off without him and thank goodness you found out how worthless he was before you married him!
I really like SJP and I think she is a very pretty woman and would kill for her body~that cover photo is HORRIBLE!
I agree that InStyle cover is photoshopped to death and she still looks bad. The last SATC movie was awful. SJP should just let ‘Carrie’ ride off into the sunset.
Granted, I love Sex and the City but I agree with Nixon… it’s time to let it go!! The movies weren’t nearly as good as the series.
The movies were blatant product placement. Sometimes I think the script was just an afterthought.
I do not think making SATC into a franchise is a ridiculous idea, if only for the advancement of women in film aspect. Hollywood could use a few franchises that star ladies, and I like the idea that these gals are ‘beyond early youth’ so to speak. Just my 2 cents.
How about a women’s franchise that is not based on clothing and banging dudes? SATC is okay but it’s super sexist and the four roles seem very limited in scope. I would love to see some female driven movies but I want real women, not some gay dudes fantasy of amazing women and their closets.
I still watch the reruns but what is REALLY crazy to me is that when I originally watched I was in college. It was fun to watch a show about these mid 30’s women and their struggle with relationships, careers, etc. Watching it now though I’m like HOLY SHIT I am their age (or very, very close) so its definitely a new perspective…
I loved the show, like I liked Miami Vice and CSI Miami. All have moved on, appropriately.
SJP’s eyes: have they always looked that small?
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if it was actually an amazing script, I’d totally watch a third SATC movie (even the 1st was barely tolerable and the 2nd was absolutely atrocious). What can I say, I miss Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, & Charlotte! And I still love the TV series. I just pretend like the movies never happened when I watch re-runs.
probably my all time favorite show!! I hated the movies but I’d still go see a third…I have the entire collection of SATC on dvd and can pretty much recite my favorite episodes verbatim. :/ LOL 🙂
I watched SATC2 last week as it was on TV and it’s entertaining enough. But holy cow I couldn’t stand Carrie in that movie, she was such a bossy bitch and her Carrie quirkiness was so over the fucking top I wanted Charlotte to slap her. Watching her mope around all woe is me in her giant multi million dollar NY apartment in a different $1000 dress every day, then getting the *sads* in her spacious compartment on the private jet. And Samantha at the pool crying because she wasn’t rabidly horny at the sight of rugby players just made me screw my face up.
But I still enjoyed it because it appealed to the glittery barbies part of my girly brain, and I would definitely watch SATC3 for the hot mess factor but only when it comes on TV 5 years later.
I guess I lament for the simplicity of that era…men, shoes, going out with gfs. Now the world has accelerated into a quandary of modern dilemmas. The global economy is tanking, the ecosystem is going to sh*t. The state of world affairs is no longer fringe info; everyone is worried.
The only relevant sequel would blend with the movie Elysium (sp), and that would not work. People no longer give a crap about a mob of financially wasteful chicks. With today’s lens, It’s as modern as leave it to beaver.
Oh you’re so wrong, there’s always room in the world for a show about a mob of financially wasteful chicks, the problem is there are already too many shows filling that niche. The Real HWs of fill-in-the-blank, Keeping up with the Krapfest and numerous other shows are all about people, mainly women, with money and no sense. SATC was the model and all these reality shows are the budget knock-offs.
Cover: “Exactly how to shop and dress your body”
SJP: “People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly”
sounds like kristin davis and parker have some time on their hands, but this should never, ever happen.
They actually made the third Sex & the City movie a while back…it was called The Golden Girls
I LOVED the shows…and Carrie, too. It was GREAT fun to watch and feel their happiness and pain….And the movies were good, too, but the last one not as much, you know? And now everyone is older, so if they did do another, wouldn’t it have to change up some? Would they still be with their mates, or single, and would Samantha still be dating youngish men? Nooooo, this doesn’t sound right, so something would have to change, but would it work after the changes? Hmmm. I’m not sure we can go b-a-c-k and still have fun with this?
The movies completely ruined it for me. I never thought it was a great show despite the hype, it got grating at times. I never really got the friendship, that standard chick lit thing of throwing together radically different, rigid personality types and making them all BFF’s despite having almost nothing in common never rings true to me. In real life Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha would have been friends with Carrie, but not hung out in a group together. It’s very high school girls flocking around the Queen Bee. Plus the characters quickly became very OTT caricatures , but despite all that it was a fun bit of fluff that wasn’t total trash.
The movies however, made me absolutely loathe every character. Not just in the movie’s, now I can’t watch the show without wanting to bitch slap everyone. The second movie was just horrendous, not just bad entertainment but straight up offensive on so many levels.
Both movies were bad, but I would still watch the third!!! 🙂
Forget the cover, look at the pics in the mag- gorgeous clothes and she wears them so well. That to me was the highlight of the first STC movie- Carrie trying on all the wedding gowns- just beautiful.
I enjoy watching STC reruns for all the cameos- Bradley Cooper anyone? And totally OT- did anyone else see where Daniel Craig’s ex is dating the guy who played Smith? She was treated shabbily by Craig for sure, but what a rebound!!
The first movie was great, the second was bad. The outfits were awesome but the story was…well embarassing and stupid. but i love to see them over and over again!
Hope it will happen soon ! I they can do 10 Terminators, Hobbits and whatsoever, i want my 10 SATC Movies 😉 Sorry, Im a hardcore fan 😀
Yeah, no. The source material for SATC was not one of the greatest fantasy worlds ever created and the scripts were not adapted from four amazing books. The Tolkien movies Jackson made are phenomenal achievements of cinematography which is something that will never be said about any SATC movie ever. I hope they do make more SATC movies for you, since you’re a hardcore fan, but as a hardcore Tolkien fan, leave the Hobbits out of it.
Please don’t make a third movie. The first two were toturous enough. They were a dumbed down, ridiculously shallow caricature of the series….not to mention utterly pointless. What more could their possibly be to tell? Carrie and Big get a divorce? Carrie cheats on Big with Aiden? Harry gets killed in an accident and Charlotte’s now a single mother? Miranda cheats on Steve with a woman at her law firm? Samantha gets married to Richard? Stanford and Anthony adopt a Guatamalan baby?
I mean, I don’t know – and can’t imagine – where this story could possibly go that would be remotely interesting. What are they going to do? Sit around the diner bitching about their menopause symptoms?
I can see it happening, mainly because some of these ladies careers kind of depend on these movies.
I loved SATC when I was 19-20, but now that I’m almost 30, I actually find Carrie to be obnoxious and impossible to relate to.
Sex and the city was a show I wanted to watch when I was little, but of course our parents wouldn’t let us. When I was older I watched a few episodes, but wasn’t that interested in it. I was supposed to read the carrie diaries too.
I still love the show! Watch it on HBO on Demand and it feels very comforting and nostalgic. However, sometimes it’s a little depressing because now I’m older and I feel like I’ve turned into them! :-0
Bring on a 3rd movie!
But more importantly, the show was an important milestone for women. I feel like it made a lot of women feel entitled to enjoying sex. Pretty powerful stuff disguised in a little TV series!
the show was amazing and revolutionary for women in regard to the messages it sent out, this blog has always belittled the accomplishments of the show. maybe its too big for this blog. this blog also belittles mad men, i think its the response when people are overwhelmed
People have different opinions about entertainment but I really question what “accomplishments” could be claimed by a show no one saw until is was edited and re-packaged for the masses. Taking the young Golden Girls to the big city for some foul-mouthed fun was hardly a stretch.
Please No. I know that SJP is known for being kind, generous, likable, etc. but she has got to be one of the homeliest women in hollywood. She has that horse face and her style has always been gaudy, busy and tacky. Maybe it’s intentional to deflect attention from her face. I know not everyone can be beautiful. It’s the people who say she is that bugs me. She has nice hair and the color of her eyes is pretty. That’s it.
You know what film I like? ‘First Wives Club’. Make something as good as that, NOT another SATC movie.