Sex and The City
In the Hollywood world dominated by stories where women are tearing each other down, Sex and the City (SATC) came as a breath of fresh air. A girl gang together through thick and thin. No jealousy no scheming no amount of crazy. Just close friends discussing every topic under the sun, breaking some conventions and having a lot of cocktails on the way. Add to this some serious fashion and glamour, some sexual escapades and you got yourself SATC.
Some trivia – I actually watched SATC movie part 1 & 2 before I even started to watch the series. It was only after watching the movie and I came to know that their os a very famous series. I swiftly went on torrent (I know, good old days) and downloaded all six seasons. Next few months had me spending all my nights with the girls. Munching chips with all the drama and bowl full of ice creams with the heartbreaks.
The narrator Carrie Bradshaw is a sex columnist in a leading New York newspaper. Her inspirations, apart from her own are also from that of her 3 close friends – Miranda, the hot shot lawyer, Samantha, the provocative PR and Charlotte, the conservative artist. The series follows each of their story arcs and love lives. It highlights challenges faced with single 30 something women.
What I like best about the series is that it is not a chick flick. In fact far from it, the series was quite a phenomenon back when it released. Even in Western countries, the series was a bit much because of its provoactive topic, overtly stylish outfits and most importantly smart independent women speaking their mind. Putting their needs on the forefront and not shying away from calling a spade a spade.
The series is solely responsible for bringing a lot of things in radar. It popularized the cocktail Cosmopolitan, the baguette bag and manolo blahniks. Needless to say, as the title suggests, it also taught women to own their sexuality. Men too form an important part of the series. The many relationships bring sometimes the best from the ladies and the absolutely worst at other times.
Released just before the crux of the millennium, the series gave an important message to the society. That single women can have happy fulfilling lives without being dependent on men. I feel all women should watch this. It can be a bit much for some due to the explicit sexual content but trust me look beyond that and you will love it. And with the reprise of the series ”
And Just Like That” coming up soon, this is the best time to watch and re-watch to get acquainted with the girls.
Signing off with the popular quote from the series.
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.”
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.