Sex, Mobs of Fans, and the City

September 3, 2009

2008_sex_and_the_city_002As expected, fans were out in drones during the first day of shooting for the sequel of Sex and the City. While they filmed on the Upper East Side a single scene of Sarah Jessica Parker hailing a cab, the fans couldn’t get enough, lagging around for hours.  When shooting was over, the potential of hounding wasn’t over but with SJP’s security in tow there’s no getting close to her.  Ostensibly, she told them to be “nice” to the oglers.

Having seen the series shot many times in and around the city, I remember fans hanging around then too but it was much more subdued so much so that you could even hear shady whispers from production as they complained that SJP “takes way too long to get ready.”  Oh, the good days!

What’s weird?  What’s the hubbub all about really?   SJP can be seen walking the streets of NYC (without security I might add) on many given days.  I have had several run-ins with her.  One of which where she stood literally two feet away from me, in front of my building, juggling a Blackberry, another phone, and a Daffy’s bag.  Only SJP could look F-I-E-R-C-E with a Daffy’s bag!

File under: And, yep, everyone is also trying to find out the details of the script as speculations are abound why Carrie does not wear her wedding ring in some scenes shot.


Sex and the City Part Deux

August 5, 2009
Photo Credit: HBO

Photo Credit: HBO

So I was definitely one of those few who had to see the “Sex and the City” movie a few times before I could appreciate it for what it was: a sub par-yet-somewhat-entertaining version of a really awesome small-screen masterpiece.

I am not sure what took me so long to come around.  It could have been the utter over-hype;  the plot leaks;  maybe the swerving and endless theater lines full of New York’s faux glitterati; the bigger-than-life and ultimate dilution (to a degree) of a show that could have been just left alone;  or maybe it was just the incessant rabid fans who in their bargain-basement garb,  swore they were some incarnation of Carrie.  Whatever it was, I did eventually watch the movie a number of times at home (with a cosmo and my Vogue) and for what is was worth found the storyline a feasible transition for the main characters.

Well, for those who can’t get enough of these getting-up-there hipsters, there definitely seems to be a sequel on the horizon.  The secret script seems to have gotten some sort of green light.   As early as yesterday there was an open cast call for extras for the movie.  I am sure the gays were out in drones!

There is no doubt I am very interested in what direction they will take this movie.  Carrie pregnant?  Miranda divorced and a lesbian?  I don’t know the possibilities seem endless and I am not sure if I truly care that much.  We’ll see.

I am not one for brutal punishment a second time around so I think I may have to wait for this one to come on DVD or at least wait for a month after its release to see it in the theaters.