No More Sex

As I mentioned, it was the final episode of Sex and the City last night. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want the ending spoiled then it’s best to stop reading now. If you’ve never seen the show, the below probably won’t mean much to you either 🙂

That woman is such a disappointment! Let me explain. Whenever I’ve watched the show I’ve tended to be put off by The Dick. Not the copious male nudity, but the major male character known as ‘Big’. He’s a Dick, and it always annoyed me to see all these women fawning over such an unpleasant person. In the last half of the series, Carrie hooked up with a Russian artist, played, incidentally, by a famous Russian ballet dancer. He’s perhaps not perfect for her, but what does Carrie do in the final episode? She chooses Big as the love of her life. No no no no no. Useless woman. To be fair to the writers, they at least had him behave like A Dick in the final episode, but still she couldn’t see past the great sex. Pah. Hopefully the feature film will see him run over by a tanker.

Given that the whole show is based around women and the men they are attracted to, I think it would only be fair to turn this round. Which of the four women is the most attractive (in totality, not just physically) to men? I’m opening this up to the floor, although you have to realise that I already have an answer and, given that I’m always right, it’s useless to disagree.

Firstly, we have Carrie. Being a writer, she’s quite insightful. However, I’m not sure I could cope with the “I just saw an aubergine shaped like a vulva and I need to talk about my emotional reaction to it” or “you said the word ‘chick’, admittedly in relation to a chicken, but it nevertheless hurt my feelings” every few hours. It’d get annoying. So…no.

Then there’s Samantha. She scares me.

It feels mean to say anything derogatory about Charlotte. She’s just nice. The prettiest of the four, she’s also the most thoughtful and kind. But…there’s the matter of dissolving into tears at anything below ‘kitten’ on the soppy-o-meter.

Then you have Miranda. Level-headed and in control, she kicks ass. Admittedly a bit stubborn from time to time, but generally for a good reason. Yes, I think so.

Obviously I’m not being totally serious above 🙂 I think the idea of the show is that at least three of the women are different aspects of a personality and aren’t necessarily intended to be representative of real people. Except maybe Carrie. The show is based on the book ‘Sex and the City’ by Candace Bushnell, who based it on her column of the same name in the New York Observer. Carrie is Candace. Big is also a real person, a former Vogue editor who Candace went out with for a long time. It would seem that in real life he was as much of A Dick. The show didn’t mirror Candace’s life in the end. She recently married the man she says is the love of her life: a russian ballet dancer.