All sexed up for 'Sex' sequel
As a resident female here at the Yap, I’m going to go right ahead and snatch up the first word on the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s delicious adventure with Carrie, Big et al, like a perfect pair of Procura buckled Manolo Blahniks. Ah yes, there is no better way to send of summer than the promise of a hotter, sweet and sultry one waiting in the wings.
Last year, when I walked out of the theater after seeing the first Sex & the City film, simply elated from the quick witted dialogue and storylines true to form for the fabulous foursome, I will have to admit I balked a bit the next day as crazy talk circulated so quickly of a possible sequel.
The world waited “with breath that [was] baited” for the HBO hit series to hit the big screen and when it did, it was all most fans wanted and more. Each of the film’s stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis had brought their beloved characters back to the life. The writing and the story was solid. The music was perfect and there was plenty of Mr. Big. Even the at first questionable running time of 151 minutes seemed to pass as quickly as a cup of coffee with your best friend.
But, thought I, a sequel? Even with Parker and Michael Patrick King at the helm, the dynamic duo behind most of the episodes (and the first film) that fans have come to know, love and live by and with the entire cast signed on for the project – there seemed an unavoidable hint of doubt that this group could pull off yet another hit.
King and Parker had professed their philosophy that their show ended because they didn’t want to ‘be the last ones at the party.’ The idea? Go out while the party is at its peak, while everything is still fabulous. The movie was the perfect way to give those who didn’t want the show to end, all the closure and deliciously happy ending they were looking for.
So the question is – where will the Sex girls go now? And when it’s all said and done, will we care?
The sequel, to quote Samantha (Cattrall) could be kind of like sex with an ex. “If it’s good, you can’t get it anymore and if it’s bad – you just had sex with an ex.”
If it’s good, we’ll just want more – without a so much as a promise ring and if it’s bad, we’ll have to endure an imperfection on an otherwise perfect ensemble.
So now that I’ve done my duty and established that just because you’ve gone undefeated doesn’t mean a loss ain’t in the cards, here is why women (and their best friends) everywhere will be giddy all through the year, replaying each of the seasons, the movie and the bonus features until Sex & the City deux hits theaters in May 2010:
Sarah Jessica Parker. Christian Louboutian heels. White Halston dress. Chanel clutch. Mr. Big. New York City. An obvious flashback scene where Carrie rocks the feathered curls, the off the shoulder sweatshirt and the see-through accessories bag. And everything we’ll be getting sneak peaks at after.
If circumstances surrounding the sequel are anything like that of the first film, details surrounding the storyline will only be assumed as more photos surface from the shoot. So I’ll throw one out right now – if the movie, even for a moment, takes a look at how Carrie came to be Carrie Bradshaw, came to meet the women who would become her family, her foundation – I don’t see how this film could fail with fans. The best way to keep a relationship going? Keep reminding how it was we fell in love in the first place, over and over again.