Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sex and the City: An Ode to Reality, At Last!

The movie palette of women eighteen and over finally got quenched with the nationwide release of the highly anticipated Sex and the City movie premiere. And what a premiere it was! I don’t know if it was the scores of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda look-a-likes sitting in the seats or the frenetic excited chatter during the previews but I found myself feeling a bit nervous. I’m a big fan of the show and really wanted it to live up to all the hype. And boy did it ever! For all the obvious reasons of course (i.e. cast, clothing, storyline) but more importantly for the statement it made about relationships. It was an honest testament to the reality of love. It demonstrated that love, in all its beauty, romance, fantasy and fairytale is impeccably complex and flawed. Between Charlotte’s failed search for perfection ending unexpectedly with Harry, Miranda’s cynicism dissolving in the face of marital vows and of course Carrie and Bigs’ seemingly endless emotional tennis match, Michael Patrick King did the impossible…he brought reality to the fairytale. He showed that even though the journey is not always free of drama it doesn’t mean you can’t have your own happy ending. How’s that for hope? Bravo Sex and the City….Simply Fabulous!