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Sex and the City

Well, today I received a copy of the book a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061686115?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0061686115″span style=”font-style:italic;”Sex and the City/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0061686115″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / from Harper Collins. They asked bloggers a while ago if we wanted one and I said “sure.” The book is a companion to the movie and has lots of glossy pictures of the cast which are kind of pretty along with some behind-the-scenes stories from each of the actresses and crew. br /br /I might make some enemies here, but I actually like “Sex and the City.” I never watched it when it was out in the 1990’s but saw it sporadically in re-runs on TBS. Then, last year while at the beach, my sister-in-law brought a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011UBDTK?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B0011UBDTK”all six seasons/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B0011UBDTK” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / on DVD and I watched every one of them. I must admit that I loved them. Why? They were totally whimsical and silly and required not one iota of thought or analysis from me. I watch movies or TV mostly for entertainment and “Sex and the City” is entertaining. br /br /I haven’t seen the movie yet, but other bloggers have. For example, Ann Althouse a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2008/06/okay-so-i-saw-sex-and-city-movie.html”didn’t seem to like it much (here are some highlights as to why): /abr /br /blockquoteSo if I have nothing to say then I wasted 148 minutes. To try to salvage my lost time, I’ll go with a numbered list:br /br /1. Why is a comedy 148 minutes long? Especially a comedy based on a half-hour sitcom. It was like 5 TV episodes stuck together. Except 5 TV episodes would have been more fun because there would have been a lot more random, go-nowhere plots and not a true-romance story arc for each of 4 characters. They’d have thrown in some extra bad boyfriends. Instead, each aging diva has the love of her life to come to terms with….br /br /6. I say “our Carrie,” because it seems we’re supposed to identify with her, but why on earth do we? Is she our fantasy? We might like to maintain our skinniness as we age, but we don’t visualize it turning out that stringy. …br /br /9. And if Carrie is so horrified by fat, why is she so hung up on Mr. Big, who is fat? Hey, I’m just seeing that Chris Noth (who plays Big) was born in Madison, Wisconsin. That’s nice! But still, the man is substantially overweight, and in profile, at least once, it was very obvious that he was wearing a powerful girdle./blockquotebr /br /So, Sarah Jessica Parker is too stringy looking and Chris Noth is too fat. You know what? I don’t care. I love Chris Noth. I don’t care that he’s fat, he looks fine to me. I have a few questions (and coming from a psychologist, this might sound weird) but why does everyone have to analyze everything to death? What’s wrong with a little escapism now and then–can’t I just watch the show or movie and just have fun doing so? Is that so awful? br /br /And I see ina href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1022932/The-return-real-men-Ladies-ready-meet-Mr-Retrosexual.html” this article/a that no real man would be caught dead going to the “Sex and the City” movie. Yes, I want to see the movie. But if I take my husband with me, this is proof that he is a wuss? Why?