Posted at 7:30 AM Apr 15, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
"What happens after you say 'I do'?" Carrie asks in the new trailer. To which I reply, "In what universe am I meant to be interested in Sex and the City answering that question for me?"
I love Sex and the City. For the record. It is probably one of my favorite television shows of all time, classist and white-privilegist issues included. But the things I love about SATC: the single gals, the friendships, the silly outfits, the many, many men--are slowly dwindling away with every post-series finale tack-on that happens.
The television series was certainly consumerist and brand-obsessed, but the breadth of the show allowed those things to take a back seat to the stories, which I always enjoyed immensely. And certainly there were unlikely fairy tales (I mean, Big rescuing Carrie in Paris, seriously?) but compared to the schlock sold to women in rom-coms and other badly written romance-stravaganzas, SATC was practically reality programming. If they had to sweep in some big lovey-dove romantic fairy tale elements to keep it within the realm of Television With A Capital T, fine. Whatever.
But the first film was a disappointment (although I'll admit, I saw it twice because to tell you the truth, once I love something, I never let it go, and that goes for everything from people, to food, to television programming) and based on the new trailer, the second film is going to be even more of one.