Posted at 12:30 PM Jan 04, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
I am a pretty serious fan of Sex and the City, even as I am aware of its many white-centric, queer-stereotyping, consumerist issues. Regardless, I believe the show did a lot for opening up a conversation about female sexuality and the different kinds of relationships women want and have. I remain consistently entertained by it.
However, the bling-tastic, brand-blow-job bullshit that seems to have totally overtaken the films is kind of killing me. There was a lot of designer worship in the series, but the movies have taken this crap to a whole new level. Yes, Carrie was fashion-conscious on television, but she was also broke sometimes and lived in a studio apartment. I'm not sure I even want to try to identify with her as a globe-trotting, penthouse-dwelling lady these days.
I don't begrudge Carrie the success, but I am irritated by the emphasis on its money- and class-oriented advantages, as seen here in the new film's trailer: