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Kristin Davis Finally Apologized For One Of The Reasons Sex And The City Sucked

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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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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    I’m still so entertained by SATC, but I’d hardly hold it up as a beacon of truth. Has anyone really decided that they must wear heels everysingleday because Carrie did?

    • elle

      I agree. I know there are so many problematic elements if SATC but I still love it. And I would never wear heels every day even though I do like wearing heels. But I still do want her shoe collection.

    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Same, her shoe collection would be amazing. I love wearing heels when I go out (it’s still a relatively new thing for me considering the fact that I used to be a flats girl allllll the way) but I never understand how people in New York want to wear heels walking around all day. You have so many stylish, more comfortable options to choose.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    I love SATC because its mindless and entertaining, but Carrie’s addiction to expensive heels boggled my mind. also, I just thought she was such a horrible friend

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  • Sara J

    I love how you say “finally” apologized, like this is some scandal that has been plaguing our national consciousness for several years. Also, she obviously was not the costume designer for the show.

  • http://www.tinyroomproductionsonline.com onlyelise

    One of the most WTF moments came when Carrie walked up to the shoe store window, saw the most hideous pair of shoes I’ve EVER seen, and said adoringly, “Hello, lover…” like they were stunning. It’s just one of those things I understand so little it’s bothered me ever since.

  • Sierra

    um why are you dissecting a fun show….It is supposed to be entertaining and a means of escape. A lot of shows and movies are alittle out there, so why choose SATC to attack. The show was more then shoes, it had a lot of heart, and all of those girls were very likable. Get over yourself…………..

  • HB

    “I mean… how exactly is Sex and the City something we still talk about regularly?” Well, you’re the one righting about it… I still talk about it, because I just watched it for the first time this year, and because my friends love it. It’s just fun and funny to reference.

  • Leah

    Gossip girl comes no where close to SATC.