OT - Sex and the City 2: Women & Terrible Taste in Entertainment

Submitted by Shalom Lansky on May 28th, 2010 at 12:54 PM

My girlfriend has had yesterday's date circled on her mental calendar for over a year.  Ever since the release date for Sex and the City 2 (SATC2) was announced she has brought up my obligation to see this movie with her.  Random, out-of-the-blue reminders like "MAY 27th!" during the middle of a dinner last fall, or "You know what you're doing on May 27th!" as I shaved for work on a relatively cold January morning.

I have no way out of this.  Too much build up to bail. 

To give you and idea of how bad this will be (even worse than the show and the first movie)

From the James Berardinelli review from Reelviews:

"It's a three-ring circus of materialism, narcissism, and entitlement. These people are self-absorbed to the point where, unless you built a relationship with them during their television days, it's impossible to like them. The filmmakers not only sympathize with them, but laud their avarice and obsession with possessions. Sex and the City 2 is overloaded with product placements (all high-end, of course) and wallows in a cultural cesspool that some will find offensive."

Does this crap make anyone else physically ill?  Really, I can't stand that some women actually model themselves after (or just wish they were like) the four despicable creatures from this show.  These women are not role models they are soulless self-absorbed witches deluded into thinking themselves independent while they become more and more attached to the men in their lives, while spending $$$ on provactive clothing designed for women (at this point) 20 years younger and overpaying for fruity drinks in NY.

Board, I'm sorry, this won't be interesting to many of you but I'm dreading this afternoon (somehow, I was spared attending opening night) and I need to vent before my head explodes.

Finally, SJP is a horse.


Steve Lorenz

May 28th, 2010 at 8:10 PM ^

It's been a while since I've seen it......it's definitely proof that you don't need to talk about sex or drop an f-bomb every other sentence to be funny. I saw him live a couple years ago and he did the bit where he was at the dentist. It was awesome. 


May 28th, 2010 at 2:50 PM ^

Nothing like middle aged women dressing like they're 22, trying to earn respect with their careers yet they're all such big whores they'll never get it, plus every girl in their 20's aspiring to be one of these women.  Why won't that show die!?  Why are you standing next to a transvestite donkey witch and why is it wearing a dress?

His Dudeness

May 28th, 2010 at 3:02 PM ^

Dude, girls cry watching American Idol. They cry. Nothing girls do even remotely shocks me at this point. A woman cut off a guys dong from jealous rage. Another woman hired some thug to bash a competitors knee so she could skate at the Olympics. Chicks like crazy shit, man. Love them for it.

His Dudeness

May 28th, 2010 at 3:30 PM ^

I have legitimately never seen a minute of that show, but facebook tells me at least a handfull of my women friends cried at the end. Seriously? I haven't cried outside of zipping up the tip since I was like 12. I mean girls. be. crazy. yo.


May 28th, 2010 at 3:30 PM ^

I liked it myself.  The writing was pretty clever at times and the male-female relationship behavior was pretty realistic.  I have known women and couples like the ones on the show.  I like shows that show character types that you don't see anywhere else as opposed to all of the shitty predictable sitcoms out there.  Good writing/characters is why HBO's series are so popular.

His Dudeness

May 28th, 2010 at 3:06 PM ^

Also, dude just get shit hammered before the movie. I am talking " make a scene" drunk. Fuck it, the movie theatre seats will have you passed out in 5 minutes tops.

His Dudeness

May 28th, 2010 at 3:28 PM ^

Excellent point. Nab and isle seat and use the excuse that you will fill up her soda for her because you don't want her to miss any of the movie. Win-Win, except for when you totally forget to refill the soda because you are so wasted.


May 28th, 2010 at 3:25 PM ^

Set some boundaries.  My wife knows I wouldn't go see shit like this (she wouldn't either), but she unfortunately likes Twilight.  She asked if we could put the second Twilight movie on our Netflix queue, to which I said, "hell no".  She then promised to watch it when I'm not home, so I thought that was a decent compromise.

Of course, my wife gets more excited about Michigan football games than I do, so maybe I'm just lucky.


May 28th, 2010 at 4:25 PM ^

Does this crap make anyone else physically ill?

Oh, yes. Pull the pro-feminist line on her. Tell her that seeing four obviously educated women demean themselves by reducing their existence down to a shoe-fetish makes you want to puke. Tell her that when SATC plots involve women that serve as excellent role models, you'll be happy to oblige. Ellen Ripley? AWESOME role model for women. Hot, smart, curses like a sailor, bashes Bilbo Baggins The Robot to hell, and even remembered to feed the cat....all while working as a long-haul trucker and a longshoreman in space.

I love my wife dearly, but there ain't no way in the world I could get dragged anywhere near a theater showing that crap.


May 28th, 2010 at 7:36 PM ^

I sympathize.  I'll be going with my fiancee tonight, as well as one of her friends and her mother.  It makes me with I had about 5 vicodins to take as the movie begins.


May 29th, 2010 at 12:00 AM ^

Some good gay humor and a handful of funny lines, but it needed to be about half as long, and whoever said we're going to get blown up for this movie (BIG TIME middle eastern cultural insensitivity) is probably right. I saw it in a theater full of women and gay guys who were drinking Cosmopolitans. 

It's a good thing you weren't there. You would have hated it.