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Sex and the City is the iconic HBO series starring Sarah Jessica Parker as journalist Carrie Bradshaw. The show immediately captured the attention of women when it premiered in 1998. It was the first time that women over the age of 30 had a show that spoke directly to them. Sex and the City sparked the beginning of a cultural moment that encouraged women to talk to each other more freely. Talking about the show was sometimes more entertaining than actually watching the show, which eventually cast a larger than life shadow over real-life New York City.

Carrie is the most conventional thinker of her group of friends. She is a reluctant romantic, slow to admit when she has fallen in love. She sometimes finds herself caught between her inner desires and the social expectations of modern, liberated women. Miranda, played by Cynthia Nixon, is an uptight lawyer who represents the voice of reason. Kristin Davis plays Charlotte, who is pure and innocent. She is often shocked by the uncouth manners of New Yorkers, and she has trouble figuring out how to have casual relationships. It is not surprising when she finds herself in an unsatisfying marriage. Kim Cattrall's Samantha is hard to take seriously. She is brash and sexually liberated, but she occasionally speaks truths that resonate with all women.

Sex and the City follows these four friends as they fall in and out of relationships with men, but the love the women have for each other always takes precedence. Viewers turned every episode into an event, dressing up like their favorite characters and drinking cosmopolitans. The show's stylist, Patricia Field, became a fashion celebrity. She outfitted the actresses in clothes that had nothing to do with prevailing trends and subsequently started a large number of them. Manolo Blahnik shoes were virtually unknown until Carrie announced her obsession with them. Women started wearing nameplate necklaces and large flower brooches when Carrie wore them on television. New York City saw an onslaught of Sex and the City-related tourism. Even the tiny Magnolia Cafe received customers in droves after Carrie bought desserts there.

Sex and the City started out as a gritty portrait of real women making it in the city. It evolved into a campy lifestyle fantasy, which is either a downturn or an improvement depending on one's perspective. The show remains one of the definitive programs of the new millennium.

6 Seasons, 94 Episodes - Canceled
June 6, 1998
Comedy, Drama
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  • Carrie has an awkward meal with Petrovsky's ex-wife and begins to wonder if she can ever live up to his ex. On the streets, Carrie meets some of her fans who want to throw Carrie a party. In New York, Samantha drives Smith away when her sex drive begins to fade, but Smith lets Samantha know that he has strong feelings for her, even when she has no sex drive. Charlotte and Harry finally receive good news about their adoption. Steve and Miranda agree to let his mother live with them after she has a stroke. Back in Paris, Petrovsky ends up slapping Carrie during a fight, and runs into Big, who is there to help her pick up the pieces.

  • Before leaving for Paris, Carrie runs into Big and tells him that she wants him out of her life. After one last dinner with the girls, Carrie leaves for Paris. In New York, Samantha speaks at a breast cancer benefit and Charlotte goes to Carrie's in search of an adoption recommendation, but ends up talking to big instead. After talking with Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte, Big decides to go to Paris after Carrie.

  • At a dinner party, Petrovsky breaks the news that Carrie is moving with him to Paris, and Miranda doesn't take the news well. A death at a party causes Carrie to re-examine her life, and the girls' lives, in order to make a decision about Paris.

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Cynthia Nixon Clears Up Controversial 'Gay By Choice' Remark

Pardon the pun, but let Cynthia Nixon set something absolutely straight: she may not view bisexuality as a conscious choice, but her choosing a homosexual relationship over a heterosexual one absolutely was. The co-star of HBO's iconic "Sex And The City" ensemble cast and its following two movies brought the heat of gay activists upon herself when she recently told the New York Times "I understand that for many people [homosexuality is not a choice], but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me.

'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Sex And The City' And 'Green Arrow' Spin-Offs Get CW Pilot Orders

Finally, a common thread unites "Sex And The City," a short-lived CBS "Beauty And The Beast" drama and The CW's 10-year favorite "Smallville": pilot orders for shows based off or spinning off these three bygone series have been placed by network execs.

'Sex and the City' Prequel Confirmed for The CW

It's official: the CW has committed to producing a prequel to the "Sex and the City" franchise titled "The Carrie Diaries," based on the series of books by the same name. The series will focus on Carrie Bradshaw, the character made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker on the HBO series, as she navigates her senior year of high school.

Blake Lively and Selena Gomez in 'Sex and the City' Prequel?

Blake Lively as "Sex and the City" seductress Samantha? Selena Gomez as good girl Charlotte? If rumors regarding a possible prequel movie to "Sex and the City" are true, it just might happen. UK tabloid The Daily Mirror is reporting that a third "Sex and the City" movie is underway, and casting has begun, and the producers are aiming for Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts' niece Emma Roberts and Mary-Kate and Ashley sister Elizabeth Olsen in the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw.

Kim Cattrall Gains 20 Lbs for Porn Star Role And Still Looks Amazing!

Kim Cattrall plays a porn star in the movie “Meet Monica Velour.” At 54, the actress proves she can bring “sex” just about anywhere. From the big city with to the trailer, Cattrall knows how to turn it on. At the film premiere on Tuesday, Cattrall was seen rocking a plunging grey dress and looking glam. In the movie, Cattrall wears even less. “Meet Monica Velour” is comedy about a young teen who tracks down his favorite Eighties porn star, Cattrall.

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