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Sex and the City: not another film


Sex and the City: not another film

Sami Muirhead is a certified Sex And The City fan from way back, but rumours of a third film do not make her want to pop open the champers.

I miss my friends who taught me all about relationships, cocktails, bad breakups and good shoes. I really miss them. We met 20 years ago next year and it was always the four of them dressed to the nines hanging out with me, usually dressed in my pyjamas.

Sex And The City first aired nearly two decades ago. I fell in love with Carrie when the first episode aired in 1998 and I felt like it had been written just for me. Of course, that is why it remains one of the most influential shows of all time.
Millions of women felt a connection to these women because of the way they dealt with gritty issues such as heartbreak, harassment, infertility and poor body image and equally showed the way any girl squad loves to dress up. Because that is life when you are a woman.

Our conversations with each other flit from politics to what we are cooking for dinner to Kim Kardashian. Life is equal parts tragedy at times, and equal parts putting on a pretty dress, sipping champagne with our friends and forgetting about reality. Oh how I lived each week to see what Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha would be wearing, where they would go in New York City, and who they would be doing.

But it was Carrie who spoke to me the loudest. She was a journalist climbing the ladder and that was my lifelong wish, to write and be paid for it. The New Yorker was pretty lousy when it came to relationships. That was definitely me. I even had her curly crazy hair and her habit of spending entire pay packets on ridiculous items of clothing.

And let’s tackle sex – talk about revolutionary TV having four females who enjoyed sex and all the cat and mouse games that come and go with it.

Samantha opened my eyes as she opened her bed to a constantly turning selection of hot guys. I admit the Mr Big and Carrie relationship did not set a great example to women around the world, but the ongoing rejection Carrie felt from him was palpable.

I was devastated when the series ended in 2004 because when I was down in the dumps or just trying to figure out where I was going in life, I would pull out my box DVD set of every episode ever made and binge watch the girls.

Then they made the first movie a few years later and it was just not the same. Now the rumours have started of Sex And The City 3 finally being filmed. I think sometimes memories are better left untouched.

And let us end on one of Carrie’s famed quotes: “Life gives you lots of chances to screw up, which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”


Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.

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