There’s a hell of a lot more to Sarah Jessica Parker than Carrie Bradshaw and Manolos. For example, did you know that her favorite movie is “The Way We Were,” and that her dream duet partner is Doris Day? Bet not. Thankfully, Vogue got to spend five minutes with the “Sex and the City” star in her New York City brownstone, where the style icon was grilled (in lightning round-fashion) about 73 things—from books and motherhood to food and her high school prom. In case you didn’t love SJP enough, this should just about do it for ya.
“It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way ["Sex and the City"] was a more innocent time. … I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other women in “Sex and the City” were really nice to each other. … It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.”
Sarah Jessica Parker confessed to British Harper’s Bazaar that media depictions of female friendship have evolved for the worse, and she kind of has a point. “Sex and the City” was never about petty lady-to-lady competition. Who knows, if the girls had lived and brunched in the time of “Real Housewives” and Twitter, their world may have been very different. She also had thoughts on why Carrie Bradshaw was so relatable (even though she was also so annoying): Keep reading »
Rumors of a third “Sex and the City” movie are in the works, and I’ll be honest, I’m a little excited. I didn’t love the second movie (did anyone?), but I love the series. Like so many viewers, I feel like I know those characters and that they just get me — minus the show’s leading lady.
Carrie Bradshaw is a nightmare. She’s the worst example of a female role model I could ever think of, and an awful representation of single life in general. My fury at Carrie has gotten so bad that I find myself shouting at my screen when watching the show. I wish, more than anything, that I could shake her by the shoulders and ask how on earth she could be so clueless. Here are some things I wish I could scream at Carrie (besides “BE NICE TO AIDAN!” because that would fill hundreds of pages all on its own) — with accompanying GIFs of Carrie being annoying, naturally. Keep reading »
Like so many ladies, I have a storied love/hate relationship with “Sex And The City.” Carrie Bradshaw infuriates me on the regular, but that hasn’t stopped me from periodically binge-watching the show and wondering whether Carrie would ever work it out with the one and only Mr. Big. Yes, the fact that she ends up with such a commitment-phobic jerk with little personality to speak of is a pretty crappy example for viewers, but Big has his redeeming moments. Try to imagine, though, what would’ve happened if Carrie had gone a different route. When the series finale was filmed, the show’s creators put together three alternate endings, apparently in an attempt to leave the crew unaware of how the series would conclude so they couldn’t give away any secrets. Enjoy, and try to imagine what a challenge it would’ve been for producers to cobble together two subsequent films from any of these alternate endings. (Let’s be real, nobody would want to spend two hours in a movie theatre watching Carrie’s marriage to the Russian). [Into The Gloss]
Let’s be real: the only way you could afford even one pair of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes is if you skipped out on rent for the month. But what if I told you that you could own a bunch of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes at once? It’s possible through the magic of art! This 18″ x 24″ print by PopChartLab features dozens of Carrie’s beloved heels from Christian Louboutin, Dior, Manolo Blahnik, even J.Crew. Plus, it’s made on recycled paper in Brooklyn (a place I’m not sure Carrie set foot in, even when when her best friend Miranda moved there). It’s the perfect print to hang while you try and manifest your dream closet. A girl can dream, can’t she? [PopChartLab]
The fashion world is up in arms at the rumor the Anna Wintour is considering Sarah Jessica Parker to take her place as the next editor-in-chief of Vogue. Sometimes I confuse SJP with her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. They’re both New York fixtures and total fashionistas, which is why it would make perfect sense for SJP to succeed Anna Wintour and run the magazine. Well, it sort of would, if we ignore the fact that she has no editorial experience that I know of and that there are Vogue employees who have been with the company for decades and toiled their way up to an opportunity like that through years of hard work. Keep reading »
Over the last few weeks, two very popular TV shows came to an end. “Breaking Bad” went out with a bang, while “Dexter” flatlined and choked on its own absurdity. Don’t worry — I won’t spoil either of those show conclusions for you (for now). But I will spoil the endings to these 12 other shows. Click on, if you dare…
“Sex and the City” is one of the many shows I have a love-hate relationship with. In the beginning it was a groundbreaking show for portraying women in their thirties as single (without judging them to be spinsters), being frank about the fact that women enjoyed sex and for showing each to be independent and successful. Then it sort of became shoe porn and harder to understand why Carrie was obsessed with Big, a guy who seemed pretty indifferent and outright mean to her. Oh, well.
No matter how much hate I have for the show, I have a lot of love for it and will probably always watch the TV series or movie with glee if it is put in front of my face. With great love and admiration comes great parody. The “Sex and the City” 3-quel twitter perfectly captures Carrie’s not-so-clever, on the nose, voice overs in a way only a fan could. You would have had to have watched quite a few seasons to get Bradshaw’s naive, pun-y musings about romance in the big city down so well. Read more on College Candy…
Ready to feel old? This week marked the 15th anniversary of the premiere of ”Sex and the City,” when we first met the Manolo-wearing Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. But the gang’s glam fashion was only one aspect of the show’s claim to fame. It was really the relationships — the good, the bad, and the frightening — that had has hooked. And whether you were Team Big or Team Aidan, there was at least a handful of the quartet’s love interests that ring a bell for us all. I’ve rounded up 20 types of former flames from the TV show that we can all relate to from our dating past. Whether it’s a mama’s boy, a fetish-obsessed fella, or a wedding hookup, you’re sure to see a guy you’ve dated in this group. Read more on Tres Sugar…
“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?’ ”
– Cynthia Nixon in this week’s New York Times‘ Style section, revealing she’s not unaware of the many worthy criticisms about “Sex & The City,” especially how money has factored into Carrie’s relationship with Big.
After the jump, Nixon also addressed, again, the controversial remarks she made last year in the Times‘ Magazine when she said that homosexuality was a choice for her. She was in a relationship and had children with a man before falling in love with a woman, which she said makes her subject to certain “litmus test(s)” in the community. Keep reading »