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June 05, 2008

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asrai

It'll delete iq points from you.
The unrealistic potrayl of life, career, relationships, women, men, and how to be an adult.
Stereotyping of everyone. Lack of diversity. Lack of healthy communication between anyone.
And last, but certainly not least, women who are obesessed with finding MR. RIGHT, as long as he's hot- doesn't really matter if he's a good person. HE MUST BE HOT.

Mommy B

...because next season rich, promiscuous, self-absorbed, materialistic white ladies will be SO out of style and it'll be all about Hammer pants again.

Wendy

Well, I haven't had television for 7 years and can't imagine that I would want me, or any of my three daughters or partner to waste one moment of their lives with anything Hollywood, including whatever the hell Sex In The City is. I can't believe I am even wasting time thinking about it, but there are things to be done in this world folks! Let's get to what matters.

heatherwb

lol... the #1 reason is that it's a really bad movie. poor craft, embarrassing script, and horribly performed!

having recently seen it with a cluster of teens, reason #1 however was the best quality of the film. it was so bad, that it made all of those appalling messages all the more transparent. had it been better quality filmmaking, they could have been swept up in a story and less critical as viewers. instead, they left scratching their heads, disenchanted by the sell-out ending:

"you know it's bad when someone pooping their pants was the best part!"

"yeah, and when that wasn't the GROSSEST part, either..."

Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown

Hi. Just wanted to let you know that if you post a comment that has "adult" information in it, we have to delete it because a lot of kids and teens read our blog. We welcome your comments; just make them appropriate for all ages of readers!!! SHARON AND LYN

sw

#1 Reason to not take my 9-year-old daughter to this movie:

I actively try to not derail the possibility that she might grow up to be a reasonably healthy human being possessed of basic self-respect.

Jenna

That nice girl in NC made a list of movies to rent over summer break for the school newspaper and one movie mentioned is cleaner and more charming than SATC.

Nadirah

Unfortunately, there is a part deux on the horizon . . .

BerberB

This movie is one more stone on the pile (or mountain) of media suggestion that a girl's number one purpose of being is to be sexy. That sex, which in reality is only one small aspect to a healthy life, is that which defines us. Not our intelligence, our activities, our relationships (non-sexual) and our life dreams and goals. There is not one item marketed that has not been tainted by sexual inuendo - I saw wall paint sexuallized (paint dripping from the hair of an unclad (sexy) woman. Paint? When a girl's identity is wrapped up in what other's (especially hormone raging boys) see them as the rest of their character is ignored and therefore under developed. Healthy maturation is then thwarted and we are left with broken hurting young women.

Adrienne Jenkins

Can't wait to see your review of Sex and the City 2 when it comes out. Included a link to your article here.

http://www.squidoo.com/sex-and-the-city-movie-sequel

MT

I found your blog tonight after reading an article on Salon, and following a series of links. As the mother of a 2 1/2 year old daughter, I agree wholeheartedly with SO much of what I've read here, particularly with regard to age compression, and sex segregation in clothing, toys, etc. I am definitely interested in picking up a copy of your book.

It's this entry on the SATC movie however, which has moved me to comment. Admittedly, I should probably recuse myself as an objective opinion. My husband and I (yes. seriously. my husband too.) have been fans of the SATC tv series since back when it first premiered on HBO. We enjoyed the movie for what it was, basically an extra season of the show. It's trashy. It's escapist. But as guilty pleasures go, this is one I think I can live with.

While all of your criticisms here are completely valid, I'm puzzled by the initial supposition that the film's value (or lack of it) is somehow dependant on whether one should bring one's teen / preteen daughter. This was an R rated film. It was widely known to center around the sexual escapades of 4 middle-aged women. Regardless of how much *I* enjoyed the movie, why on earth would I bring my young daughter?

Though outside the scope of this particular blog, what I found more interesting in the case of the SATC movie is the sheer distaste expressed by both men and women, when one hears nowhere near such disgust at more stereotypically male "popcorn movies", with equally questionable ideals.

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