Posts Tagged: sex and the city
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Sex and the City 3: The Final Chapter

MIRANDA: How can they defund Obamacare? CARRIE: And why don't *you* have "de funds" for brunch?! ALL: [laugh] MIRANDA: I'm broke

— Sex and the City 3 (@SATC3quel) September 25, 2013

Let us all take immediate note of "@SATC3quel," the (Weird?) Twitter account run by Salon writer Daniel D'Addorio that makes a convincing argument for a bizarro third installment in the Sex and the City movie series. (Or, as good of an argument as one could possibly make.) In a week in which we were forced to reinterpret the magic of @Horse_ebooks, we have this—some sort of perfect mix between the flat earnestness of [...]

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Wisdom Shoes: Sex and the City Is 15

Sex and the City, the seminal Darren Star-Michael Patrick King series about New Millenium Womanhood, turns 15 today. To celebrate, we’ve unearthed a long-lost, unfinished draft penned by its sex columnist star, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).

They say with age comes wisdom—that as we get older, we are wiser. But I’ve been thinking a lot lately about age and wisdom, and about what it means to be wise. Are we wiser because we are older, or is wisdom an ageless beauty? Because when I think about my friends, I don’t think about them being older, just more assured and more fabulous.

Wisdom, I think, is like trying to [...]

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Imaginary Lines From an Imaginary 9/11 Sex and the City Episode

“Meanwhile uptown, Samantha was having a few explosions of her own.”

“It was at that moment Charlotte resolved that if her fellow countrymen were brave enough to revolt against knife-wielding hijackers, the least she could do was take off her bra during sex.”

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Searching for a Poorly Named Band on iTunes

You're right, iTunes, I think this is what I was really looking for and I just didn't know it! But which iteration of woman? Season 1? Season 2? Season 3? Season 4? What if I get through Season 4 and there isn't any more?

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Sex and the Dystopia

Television critic Emily Nussbaum has an outstanding piece on Sex and the City—and how it lost its "good name"—in this week’s New Yorker. When people tell the story of quality television, Nussbaum argues, they talk about The Sopranos and the raft of other HBO shows that followed. They might acknowledge Sex and the City, but their scorn is palpable: “It might as well have been a tourism campaign for a post-Rudolph Giuliani, de-ethnicized Gotham awash in money,” writes Brett Martin, author of Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’ to ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’  

But Sex and the City [...]

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"Sunny Came Home," Shawn Colvin

If you'd like to hear Ms. Colvin in person, she will be performing at a benefit for the Rainforest Action Network this weekend, while Chris Noth sells stuff from his days on SaTC.

"As I made an offer on a single teardrop from Bridget Moynahan, I couldn't help but ask the question: is it a cash bar?"

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John Corbett Has a New Gig, Probably as Aidan

My guess is that John Corbett's upcoming character on Parenthood, of a shadowy ex-husband and baby daddy to Lauren Graham's character, is going to be mild-mannered and sweet and subtly, almost stonedly grinning all the time, except when he is made to be sad, despite also being a "recovering alcoholic-musician" (nice compound career description by Deadline). Corbett has not exactly been away; he's been playing the husband on The United States of Tara, and then he appeared As Himself, as it were, this past summer in Sex and the City 2. But let's take this opportunity to ask: whither John/Aidan? Who he be?

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"Don’t worry, it’s no 'Sex and the City,' they say. As if that were a good thing."

At the New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum writes a terrific piece about the retroactive reduction of Sex and the City to a pun-laded guilty pleasure. She defends the show's place within the canon of complex prestige cable series as well as Carrie Bradshaw's status as the "unacknowledged first female anti-hero on television," and reminds us how far away the SATC cast were from the bright-eyed, sweet and manageably tenacious Mary Tyler Moores that had come before them:

Carrie and her friends—Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte—were odder birds by far, jagged, aggressive, and sometimes frightening figures, like a makeup mirror lit up in neon. They were simultaneously real and abstract, emotionally [...]

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Candace Bushnell and 'The Carrie Diaries'

profiled Candace Bushnell for the New York Times Magazine (briefly), and the only part I wish hadn't been cut was a description of her voice, which is unexpectedly and pleasantly low.

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Man Does Carrie Bradshaw Very Well

An illustrator fellow named Cédric Rivrain dressed up in the guise of Carrie Bradshaw for Double Magazine, and the results are really quite impressive. [Via]