Last week’s New Yorker contained an article that certainly caught my attention and prompted me to look at Sex and the City with even more understanding, appreciation and a quandary. Written by Emily Nussbaum “Difficult Women: How ‘Sex and the City’ Lost Its Good Name”, the question is raised why it has been so dismissed and trivialized since it has gone off the air.
Nussbaum analytically looks at each of the characters symbolically pointing out observations that the virgin eye may miss if watching the censored versions on TBS or Style, and then raises a question at the end that gave me pause.
Who would Carrie have been if Big was not directed to rescue her? And why don’t we allow female characters to stand strongly on their own in the finale – especially when the premise of the show is about friendships?
Do have a read and share your thoughts. I’m curious to hear your reaction and response. Feel free to share in the comments below or on Facebook.
~SEX AND THE CITY POSTS FROM THE ARCHIVES:
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