What part of your former Sex and the City addiction scarred you the most? For me, it’s a tie between Carrie’s horrible relationship choices and that time she said “with an armful of discount clothing, I realized I couldn’t discount my feelings.”
An equally scarred Kristin Davis has finally come forward to apologize for that mess of a show– or, at least, for the costumes. She tells Cosmo,
I do feel guilty about the heels. It did seem we were trying to say to women, ‘You should be wearing heels like these.’ But we definitely weren’t. Were they beautiful shoes? Yes. Were they appropriate for the characters? Yes, that’s what women like that wear. But it became a bigger picture thing, where it seemed women should be wearing them every day.
I’m not sure that show ever made me feel pressured to wear heels (they were ugly, for one thing– remember those fuzzy purple ones? Like, why?), but it did make me want to up my horrible pun game. (Bavarian cream? More like ovarian cream!) It maybe increased the number of American women who felt inadequate for not owning designer bags, though.
They must be gunning real hard for another movie contract, since the whole cast has been making unnecessary statements lately. (Sarah Jessica Parker humble-bragged all over Harper’s Bazaar earlier this week, informing us of Carrie Bradshaw‘s positive influence on the world. Okay.) I mean… how exactly is Sex and the City something we still talk about regularly? It’s just a bunch of semen jokes and tutus and too-long shots of women taking three hours to finish a plate of fries. And maybe the show was progressive when it first aired, but the stereotypical gay characters, the casual racism, and the trans- and bi-phobia don’t hold up in 2014. Not exactly a timeless masterpiece. The fashion was cool to look at, but most of us own the Gossip Girl DVD boxset by now. Let’s move on and leave the forced puns behind us. (YouTube? More like fallopian tube!)
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