why I love them
I must have been one of the last females on the planet to see the Sex and the City Movie. I loved the TV series so much I was a little worried that the movie may not live up to my expectations.
I was with the girls all the way from when the series started in 1998, even though I often thought their romantic choices were often misguided, obviously wrong, spiritually and psychologically clueless, superficial, selfish, and jaded. Pretty much like most of my own come to think of it.
Sex And The City is like a snapshot in time, an inviting, elusive moment when we felt we could conquer the world. It's hard to hang onto that innocence when our waistlines are fattening faster than the price tag on a barrel of oil but if Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha teach us anything, it is that behind the madness, the tears and the laughter, it is friendship, and little else, that endures.
STC on the big screen is a fairytale for the consumer generation. A sort of Cinderella where the heroine wears Vivienne Westwood, it runs the gamut of emotions, from frivolous whimsy to gut-punching heartbreak, yet still delivers something more honest than anything Hollywood has cranked out in recent memory.
In the end, I loved it because fewer things in life are more pleasurable than friends, good laughter and walking down a windy, wet New York-esque street in heels for a late-night Chinese meal. The entire show is about the consistency of friendship. You fight, work it out, offer support, drive each other nuts, and always come back together.
More importantly there were so many key relationship lessons to go through before finding the key. I loved these words from Carrie, after she has gone back home to New York, to herself, her friends, and her Big love: "...the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."
This truly was a show that influenced a couple of generations.
Something tells me it won't be the last time we see the girls. That kind of makes me happy.
Drawing of Carrie - my own