I have to confess. I don’t ‘get’ Sex in the City and I don’t think I ever will. I don’t understand what is so engaging about four girls entertaining themselves with conspicuous shopping, drinking and screwing. I watched a few episodes now that it’s syndicated on cable.
I think part of it is attached to Sarah Jessica Parker. I just don’t like her. Like Karen used to say: Matthew Broderick f*cks that? And the latest Gap commercials really don’t do much more to change my opinion – Lenny Kravitz isn’t doing any favors with that girl-hair.
It’s weird because I love the neurotic selfish characters of Seinfeld. I think part of it is the trend in seeing the Lincoln Park Trixies cultivate their own self-importance using ‘martinis and sluthood’ as a platform. Just like GenXers living the Friends life by moving to NYC.
In other news I love the commercial for Orbitz where the guy is running down a street and a Rockette peeks out to see if he’s gone. He sees her out of the corner of his eye and comes back to look behind the fence to find 3 showgirls hiding. They all laugh. It communicates so much in a matter of 5 seconds. I love that.