With Sex and the City 2 hitting theaters today, chances are you've got plans to catch the flick with a few girlfriends -- and, if you're smart, you'll be sneaking in a Nalgene bottle full of cosmopolitan juice. Even if you're not, I'm willing to bet you've watched at least one episode of the monster hit - enough to know the show revolves around four NY women looking for love, happiness, career success and seriously daring shoes. But in the process of taking us along on Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda's personal and professional rollercoasters, SATC has also taught us about loving our bodies in its own creative way. Beyond the show, the actresses themselves have been through their own ups and downs - Sarah Jessica Parker is consistently and undeservedly attacked for her unconventional beauty ; Kristin Davis recently told Fitness magazine that with age has come a growing acceptance for her body. Scripted or not, they always seem to come out on top. Here are a few of our favorite body image lessons, courtesy of SATC:.
It all started when the Daily Mail reported that the film, which was apparently set to begin production soon, had been canceled due to demands made by Kim Cattrall , including that Warner Brothers would agree to produce several other projects she has in the works in exchange for her resuming her role as Samantha. The plot thickened when Cattrall herself addressed the rumors, telling a much different story than Parker and Warner Brothers. Cattrall claimed she was never interested in doing a third movie. Willie Garson, who plays Stanford in the franchise, has taken it upon himself to weigh in.
Sex and the City turns 20 years young on June 6, The show forever changed the world of television with its groundbreaking dialogue and courage to tell relatable stories through a cast led by the powerful foursome of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, and Cynthia Nixon. Of course, there were other faces over the six seasons SATC was on the air.
I was so excited to go see Sex and the City. Like most feminists with any shred of race or class analysis, I have always had a love hate relationship with Sex and the City. There were things about that show that were so god awful that I literally had to tune them out completely to enjoy the show.